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Ramaphosa Praises Mandela’s Legacy as South Africa Marks 30th Freedom Anniversary

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa praised the anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela for his significant contributions to the country’s journey to freedom during the 30th anniversary celebration of democracy. In a speech at the Union Buildings in Tshwane, Pretoria, on Saturday, Ramaphosa described Mandela as “the first democratically elected president […]

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The Federal Government has announced that the NCAA will audit all local airlines. This decision comes after Dana Airlines was suspended when one of its planes skidded off the runway at Lagos airport.

Photo illustration of Aviation Minister, Festus Keyamo, and an airport The Federal Government has announced that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) will conduct a thorough audit of all local airlines across the country. Aviation and Aerospace Development Minister Festus Keyamo revealed this during an interview on Channels Television’s “Politics Today” on Thursday. He emphasized […]

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“Court Orders Arrest of Former NILS Director General for Ignoring ICPC Summons”

Prof. Ladi Hamalai A Federal High Court in Apo, Abuja, has issued an arrest warrant for Professor Ladi Hamalai, former Director General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies. This decision stems from Hamalai’s repeated failure to appear in a corruption case brought against her by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related […]

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President Bola Tinubu calls for significant reforms in Nigeria’s justice sector.

President Bola Tinubu President Bola Tinubu has called for reforms to help Nigerians benefit more fully from the justice sector. Tinubu made these remarks on Wednesday in Abuja at the opening of the two-day National Summit on Justice 2024, hosted by the Federal Ministry of Justice in partnership with the European Union, International IDEA, UNICEF, […]

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Nigeria Air: Former Aviation Minister Sirika Arrested by EFCC for N8bn Fraud

Hadi Sirika The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Hadi Sirika, former Minister of Aviation under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, in connection with an ongoing N8 billion money laundering investigation related to Nigeria Air. Sirika arrived at the EFCC’s Federal Capital Territory Command around 1:00 pm on Tuesday. He is currently under questioning […]

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“Banks Withholding N530bn of CBN Funds; Cardoso May Order Refund in Emefiele’s Social Programmes”

Ex-CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele Approximately N531.4 billion in Central Bank of Nigeria intervention funds remains unused within the accounts of nine deposit money banks, according to findings . The situation follows the suspension of all CBN intervention funds by the current governor of the apex bank, Olayemi Cardoso. Upon taking office, Cardoso ceased all development […]

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“President Tinubu to Inaugurate African Counter-Terrorism Summit in Abuja”

President Bola Tinubu will kick off the African Counter-Terrorism Summit in Abuja on Monday, April 22. Supported by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), Nigeria is hosting a high-level summit themed “Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism” from April 22 to April 23. The summit aims to […]

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Musicians support EFCC, endorse ban on spraying naira

Some musicians have expressed support for the recent enforcement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to ban the abuse of the Naira. While the ban on spraying money at parties was initially perceived as potentially affecting musicians, several artists, including Wasiu Alabi (Pasuma), Saheed Osupa, and Adewale Ayuba, see it as a positive […]

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UK authorities have arrested Home Office employees for selling residency permits to asylum seekers.

UK Home Office staff A Home Office case worker has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to sell UK residency to an asylum seeker in Northern Ireland, according to BBC reports. The case worker allegedly contacted a vulnerable man, asking for £2,000 in exchange for approving his refugee application. The attempt involved using sensitive Home […]

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FG Needs N3.2tn Subsidy to Reverse Electricity Tariff Hike – NERC

Electricity Tariff Hike The Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, Sanusi Garba, stated on Thursday in Abuja that the Federal Government of Nigeria would need to allocate N3.2 trillion in 2024 to undo the recent increase in electricity tariffs. During a stakeholders meeting hosted by the House of Representatives Committee on Power, Garba acknowledged […]

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N7.3tn Remitted to Federation Account in Six Months – RMAFC

Chairman, RMFAC, Mohammed Bello The Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission  has revealed that a total of N7.3 trillion was deposited into the Federation Account between July and December 2023, indicating an increased revenue flow. The Federation Account Allocation Committee shared the amount, which was remitted to the Central Bank of Nigeria under the title […]

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“Ex-Gov Bello Skips Court Appearance as EFCC Considers Military Aid for Arrest”

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) informed the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday that it is determined to arrest and prosecute former Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for his alleged involvement in money laundering. The EFCC stated that it would not hesitate to execute […]

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“NDDC Links Sub-Station to Provide Power to Five Local Government Areas in Ondo”

Victor Antai The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has confirmed the completion and connection of its newly constructed 132/33kv electricity substation in Ode-Erinje, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, to the national grid. During an inspection of the project, Victor Antai, the NDDC’s Executive Director of Projects, hailed the substation as a landmark initiative […]

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“WHO Commends Nigeria as First to Deploy Latest Meningitis Vaccine”

The World Health Organization logo is pictured at the entrance of the WHO building, in Geneva, Switzerland, December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights “World’s First: Nigeria Leads with Groundbreaking Men5CV Meningitis Vaccine Rollout, WHO Confirms Nigeria, a Meningitis Hotspot in Africa, Pioneers Revolutionary Vaccine Deployment In a significant stride towards eradicating meningitis, Nigeria […]

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NAFDAC Prohibits Turkish Soap, Cracks Down on Counterfeit Indian Injection Powder

NAFDAC DG, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye NAFDAC Bans Turkey-Made Dex Luxury Bar Soap, Alerts Public on Counterfeit Indian Injection Powder The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has enforced a ban on the sale of Dex Luxury Bar Soap manufactured in Turkey. This decision comes in response to findings that the soap […]

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“Nollywood Grieves Another Loss”

Junior Pope “Anambra State Police Recover Bodies from Recent Boat Accident as Nollywood Mourns Another Loss The Anambra State Police Command has retrieved the remaining three bodies of victims from the recent tragic boat accident along the River Niger coastline. SP Tochukwu Ikenga, the state police spokesman, underscored the importance of safety awareness among water […]

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Wigwe: Ogunbanjo’s Family Files Lawsuit Against Charter Company After Helicopter Crash

Late Herbert Wigwe, wife and Abimbola Ogunbanjo. Photo Credit: Google Family of Late Nigerian Exchange Group Chairman Sues US Helicopter Company Over Fatal Crash The family of the late former Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, who perished in a Southern California helicopter crash in February, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the […]

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“Nigerian Minister of Poverty Allegedly Found with £19 Million in Bank Accounts”

  The 37-year-old poverty alleviation minister denied any wrongdoing when she was suspended in January.GETTY IMAGES Nigeria Recovers 30 Billion Naira in Corruption Probe, Over 50 Bank Accounts Traced In an ongoing corruption investigation, Nigeria has reclaimed 30 billion naira ($24 million; £19 million), which was found across more than 50 bank accounts, according to […]

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Deadline Set: Banks Given Three Months to Cease Offering Forex-Backed Loans

Nigeria’s Central Bank Intensifies Efforts to Boost Foreign Exchange Liquidity, Mandates Banks to Halt Forex-Backed Loans within 90 Days In an ongoing bid to bolster foreign exchange liquidity within the economy, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a new directive on Monday instructing Deposit Money Banks to cease accepting foreign currencies as collateral for […]

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Obaseki Responds to Edo Assembly’s Decision to Remove Shaibu as Deputy Governor

Governor Obaseki praised the removal of Mr. Shaibu from office, asserting that the state assembly fulfilled its constitutional duty of ensuring checks and balances. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has commended the removal of his former deputy, Philip Shaibu, from office, stating that the state House of Assembly fulfilled its constitutional obligation of providing […]