Former Rivers Commissioner, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari Named Acting Managing Director Of NDDC

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has named Mrs. Ibim Semenitari the new Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Mrs. Semenitari, a former Commissioner for Information and Communications in Rivers State under the administration of Governor Rotimi Amaechi, also served in the Communications Directorate of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation. She is married to […]

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Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke alleged plot to flee UK unveiled

Allegations are rife that embattled ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources in Nigeria, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has concluded plans to flee UK. In a report by The Nation Newspaper, Diezani allegedly got herself a citizenship passport of the Commonwealth of Dominica. It was further gathered that investigators in UK and Nigeria had got wind of Diezani’s plot to […]

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Buhari Reportedly Seeks Deal With Dasuki As Evidence Fingers Buhari’s Officials

Following the ongoing investigation into $2bn arms scandal the presidency is reportedly seeking the settlement with former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki. New Telegraph reports that the talks with the government is at the example of high level politicians, including retired generals, with the pledge to get the beneficiaries return the looted funds to government’s […]

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El-Zakzaky, Religion, And The Nigerian State, By Reuben Abati

So much has been said about the December 12 confrontation between the Nigerian Army and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria led by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Shia in Nigeria. I guess the point has been well-made that there are faults on both sides. There seems to be a consensus, however, […]

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N850 Million From Dasukigate Allegedly Traced To Bank Account Of Buhari’s Personal Assistant

With the growing list of names of being implicated in $2.1bn arms con­tract scandal involving Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser,President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant, Sabi’u Yusuf may have been fingered as one of the beneficiaries of the loot by some of Dasuki’s associates. According to a report on The Sun, some of Dasuki’s […]

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Blatter, Platini banned for 8 years by FIFA ethics court

According to AP, Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were each banned for eight years by the FIFA ethics committee on Monday in a stunning removal of world soccer’s most powerful leaders. FIFA President Blatter and his one-time protege Platini were kicked out of the sport for conflict of interest and disloyalty to FIFA in a […]

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PDP clears all 16 LG seats, 177 wards in Ekiti council polls

The Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) on Sunday released names of winners of Saturday’s local government election in the state. The Chairman of EKSIEC, Justice Kayode Bamisile, said candidates of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won all the 16 local government seats and the 177 wards. All the winners are to be presented […]

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Bayelsa Commissioner for LG, Serefina Otazi; Gov Dickson’s sister, Nancy Dickson kidnapped

Armed men on Sunday abducted Bayelsa Commissioner for Local Government, Madam Serefina Otazi, barely 12 hours after the abduction of Gov Dickson’s sister in Bayelsa. Mr Patrick Oba nephew to the Commissioner said that she was kidnapped at gunpoint in Otuoke on her way to Ewoi Community in Ogbia Local Government Area (LGA) for a funeral. […]

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Kogi gubernatorial saga: APC stakeholders set to replace Faleke as deputy governor

Sequel to the refusal of Hon. Abiodun Faleke to accept the dep­uty governorship, some key stake­holders in the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in Kogi West are set to replace him. Faleke was the running mate to the late Prince Abubakar Audu, the governorship candidate who died last month just before the results were announced by […]

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