Malabu Scandal: EFCC re-arraigns Adoke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) on Tuesday re-arraigned a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for alleged money laundering. Mr Adoke was re-arraigned alongside a controversial businessman, Aliyu Abubakar, on an amended 14-count charges. The EFCC, had on February 10 arraigned Messrs Adoke and ...

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More than 1bn school children affected by COVID-19, says UN Chief

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the largest educational disruption in history that has affected more than 1 billion school students worldwide, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday. “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education ever. “In mid-July, schools were closed in more than 160 ...

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We’re working to ensure Nigerians have access to COVID-19 vaccines when available – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it is working hard to ensure that Nigerians have access to the COVID-19 vaccines when available. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of NCDC, gave the assurance during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. Mr Ihekweazu said that the ...

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FIRS, NIPOST battle over stamp duties charge

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has denied depriving the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), of discharging its duties. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the agency’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Ahmad, on Tuesday. The chairman of the NIPOST, Maimuna Abubakar, in a series of tweets, accused the FIRS of stealing ...

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How Atlanta 96 Olympics helped my move to Barcelona — Amuneke

Former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, has given insight into how his exploits at the 1996 Olympics helped his move to Barcelona. For over 10 years Spanish club, Barcelona had no African player in their team after previously having the trio of Jorge Alberto Mendoça (Angola), José Antonio Ramos (Morocco) ...

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Insecurity: Buhari, Osinbajo, Service Chiefs, others in crucial meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Nigeria’s security chiefs as the security situation worsens across the country. Apart from Mr Buhari, others at the meeting include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chief of Staff to the President Ibrahim Gambari, National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno and some ministers. The heads of ...

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NBA Election: Presidential candidate alleges fraud, wants result cancelled

A presidential candidate at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, Dele Adesina, has called for the cancellation of the exercise. Mr Adesina came third in the election where a former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SL), Olumide Akpata, was declared the winner. Shortly ...

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Most Nigerians don’t have typhoid as hospitals claim as widal test ‘unreliable’ — Commissioner

The Commissioner for Health in Anambra State, Vincent Okpala, has said that Typhoid fever in Nigeria is not as common as it has been made to be. Mr Okpala told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Monday that the widal test used in the country to diagnose ...

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COVID-19: We spent over N500 million feeding pupils during lockdown – Minister

The federal government says it spent about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the coronavirus induced lockdown. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq, said this on Monday during the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja. Ms Farouk said about 124,589 households benefited across the FCT, Lagos and ...

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Prosecutor investigating Trump for fraud

A New York prosecutor on Monday suggested he was investigating President Donald Trump and his company for possible insurance and bank fraud – a much broader probe than previously known in an attempt to obtain Mr Trump’s financial records. District attorney Cyrus Vance made the disclosure in a court filing, ...

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