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SERAP to Saraki, Dogara: Withdraw Directives to unfreeze Mrs Jonathan’s accounts

Patience Jonathan

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Yakubu Dogara to “Urgently withdraw the patently unconstitutional directives to some banks to unfreeze former First Lady Mrs Patience Jonathan’s accounts.” The organization said that, “the directives to banks to unfreeze Mrs Jonathan’s accounts amount to ...

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Devolution Of Powers Top Agenda As Southern Govs Meet In Lagos


Twelve years after their last gathering, Governors from the Southern part of Nigeria will on Monday converge in Lagos to deliberate on how to forge stronger ties for the three geo-political zones. In a statement signed by the Secretary to the Lagos State Government (SSG), Mr Tunji Bello, the meeting which will be co-hosted by the Governors of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode ...

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Nigeria, Pakistan Joint Commission to be revamped – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Istanbul said the Nigeria-Pakistan Joint Commission will be revamped as a veritable platform to strengthen economic and trade relations between both countries. President Buhari gave the assurance at a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi, on the margins of the ninth D-8 summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The President, who expressed satisfaction at ...

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Ex-President Jonathan greets Ekwueme at 85

Alex Ekwueme

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with Second Republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme on his 85th birthday, describing him as a blessing to the nation. In a letter of goodwill to Ekwueme, Jonathan described the former Vice President as a democrat who laid the foundation for urbane and inclusive disposition to governance. In a statement issued by Mr. Ikechukwu ...

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African Leaders Must Forge Common Front To Drive Development – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that African leaders must speak ‘with one voice’, independent of foreign influence, to achieve economic integration, development, peace, and security on the continent. Speaking at a bilateral meeting with President Alpha Conde of Guinea on Friday night in Istanbul, Turkey, President Buhari said leaders should learn from history to effectively tackle conflicts, violent extremism, and ...

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Buhari Salutes Alex Ekwueme At 85

Alex Ekwueme

On behalf of all Nigerians and his family, President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly felicitated with former Vice President and elder statesman, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (GCON) who turns 85 years on October 21, 2017. President Buhari joins all former leaders of Nigeria, professional colleagues and friends of the Ekwueme family in celebrating the octogenarian, whose life’s journey, undoubtedly, had been ...

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Ambode Swears-In Oke As 16th Chief Judge


Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday unveiled plans by the State Government to establish a designated Commercial Courthouse with the overall objective of ensuring speedy resolution of disputes as well as drive commerce and enhance the ease of doing business in the State. Speaking at the State Executive Chambers in Alausa while swearing-in Justice Opeyemi Oke as the ...

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How US, UK Fuel Corruption In Nigeria – Expert

A former United States intelligence community’s top expert on Nigeria, Mr Mathew Page, has said that the United States and the United Kingdom are the biggest recipients of funds looted from Nigeria. Page, a senior policymaker at the White House, State Department, Defense Department for more than a decade, stated this on Friday in Abuja at a roundtable organised by ...

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Dasuki: Witness reveals how N1.4bn was diverted for national prayer

Sambo Dasuki in court

An Econonic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, Michael Adariku on Thursday told an Abuja High Court how N1.4 billion security vote from the office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) was diverted. Adariku, an officer of EFCC, made this known when he testified in the trial of Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan. ...

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Jonathan says PDP needs democratic chairman

Goodluck Jonathan

ABUJA – Former President Goodluck Jonathan said Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must do the right thing at its December convention by electing courageous chairman that would run the party democratically. Jonathan stated this when he received one of the party’s national chairmanship aspirants, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, in his office in Abuja. He said that as an opposition party, PDP needed ...

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