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Maina Breaks Silence, Begs Buhari For Chance To Prove Innocence. VIDEO

Embattled former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, has finally broken silence on the allegations of corruption levelled against him.   Speaking in an exclusive interview with Channels Television which aired during News At 10 on Monday, Mr Maina insisted that he was innocent of the allegations preferred against him.   He, however, appealed ...

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Corruption Is Making Nigeria ‘Laughing Stock’, Says Magu

Corruption in Nigeria has defied efforts at eradicating it and is making the country a laughing stock, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has said.   Mr Magu said this in Abuja on Monday at the 68th General Assembly of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, which had the theme, ‘The Nigerian Media and ...

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Lagos To Acquire Surveillance Aircraft To Secure Creeks

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with Air Officer Commanding Logistic Command, Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim J’afaru Yahaya (right) and General Officer Commanding, 81 Division, Major General Peter John Dauke (left) during the visit by top military chiefs at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Monday, November 27, 2017. Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday said plans has ...

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Alleged graft: Why DSS may continue to resist EFCC

…ex-Director wants Buhari to intervene   The Department of State Services (DSS’) refusal to cooperate with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged corruption is hinged on an Instrument proclaimed in 1999.   The instrument, which was signed on May 23, 1999 by former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), insulated the DSS from explaining to any ...

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EFCC lied, former SGF, Anyim still in custody —Ozekhome

Contrary to the statement credited to the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that it has released the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim from its custody, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) said the former SGF is still in EFCC detention. Ozekhome, a counsel to the embattled former SGF said in a statement on Friday ...

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Maryam Sanda Remanded In Prison For Allegedly Killing Husband

An Abuja high court on Friday remanded in Suleja prisons Mrs Maryam Sander who was alleged to have killed her husband, Bilyamin Bello, son of former PDP National Chairman, Mohammed Bello. The FCT command of the Nigerian Police had on Monday filed two counts of culpable homicide against her, to which she pleaded not guilty. The police said the alleged killing ...

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Nigerian Army Orders Personnel To Learn Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba In One Year

The Nigerian Army has ordered its personnel to learn the three major languages in the country by December 2018. This is part of a new language police aimed at fostering unity, better communication with the populace and information gathering, the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said in a statement. “The study of foreign and local languages ...

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Buhari Sends Military After Bandits In Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara State. President Buhari gave the order on Wednesday in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state. He also approved ...

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Senate To Probe DSS, NIA, EFCC Standoff

The Senate is to probe the standoff between the Directorate of States Service (DSS), National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives in Abuja. The Upper Chamber set up an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate the matter. The Senate’s action follows a Point of Order from Senator Dino Melaye, calling the attention of lawmakers to the standoff ...

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