Obasanjo under attack

Obasanjo

Senator: he should face trial for ‘bribery’ Soyinka writes off coalition For advising President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek reelection and initiating the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), former President Olusegun Obasanjo came under attack yesterday. Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka dismissed the CNM, saying he would need to have his head examined should he identifyRead More

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Six banks meet CBN’s dividend payout rule

CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) circular on dividend payout by commercial banks and discount houses has been analysed based on the performances and balance sheet positions of all lenders. A report released yesterday by Afrinvest West Africa, an investment and research firm, showed that only six banks – Access Bank, First City Monument BankRead More

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We ‘ll take over Fed Govt in 2019, say Southsouth PDP leaders

PDP leaders

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led states in the South South yesterday reiterated their resolve to work in unity to ensure the party forms the Federal Government in 2019. Leaders of the party in the zone and their governors took this stand at a zonal Executive Council meeting at the Brick House in Port Harcourt, the RiversRead More

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Looters denying their loot, says Buhari

Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that all looted assets recovered would be sold and the proceeds deposited in the treasury. The President told members of Daura Emirate coalition who paid him a condolence visit at his country home, Daura, Katsina State, that many suspected looters of government resources had been denying ownership of their ill-gottenRead More

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Malami queries Magu over CCT chair

Malami Magu

•Lawyer: I’ve responded Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN) has sought clarification from the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Festus Keyamo, in relation to the charge they filed against the Chairman, Code of Conduct TribunalRead More

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Court convicts 205 Boko Haram members

court

•Frees 526 as one insurgent gets 66 years THE special sitting of the Federal High Court in Wawa Cantonment, Kainji, Niger State, has ended with the conviction of 205 Boko Haram members, who were sentenced to various terms of imprisonment. One of the convicts, identified as Alhaji Bukar Jindi, got the longest term of imprisonment.Read More

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Abdullahi: Obasanjo’s antics worrisome

Abdullahi

The special press statement of former President Olusegun Obasanjo urging President Muhammadu Buhari not to run in 2019 drew more flaks yesterday. At a news conference, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, a former Nasarawa State governor urged Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to pull the brake to avoid a self-inflicted injury and personal tragedy of slipping into irrelevance. InRead More

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Finally, state police

•State chief executives make what may be a first restructuring move Governors across geopolitical and party lines have accepted establishment of state police. Speaking at the end of a National Security Summit organised by the Senate, chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) and Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, announced on behalf of his colleagues,Read More

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Playing the ostrich – all over again

Kachikwu Marketers

Thursday last week, Minister of State for Petroleum Ibe Kachikwu – as if to remind Nigerians that fuel scarcity which sneaked into town in December is not about to dissipate any time soon – directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure that petrol queues were cleared in Abuja before Sunday. The minister, asRead More

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