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APC, Buhari Undermining Rule of Law, PDP Alleges

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh Advises ruling party to stop propaganda Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concern over what it described as growing penchant by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari to undermine the freedom and autonomy of democratic institutions in the country.…

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Liars and Deceivers in the high places – Tinubu: I Have Not Made Demands of Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari  and Bola Tinubu   • President asks APC warring factions to reconcile differences Tobi Soniyi in Abuja   
 A National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has denied claims that he has been making demands of President Muhammadu Buhari on whom the latter should appoint to his government. Speaking to…

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The Mirage Giant of Africa going Bankruptcy -Lack of funds halts recruitment into police

The management of the Nigeria Police Force has stopped recruitment into the force as a result of paucity of funds, The PUNCH learnt on Tuesday. The last recruitment into the police was in 2011. Our correspondent learnt that poor budgetary allocations had been hindering the Force from adding to its current 400,000 policemen and policewomen.…

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Story for the gods -Osinbajo Asks World Leaders to Dismantle Safe Havens for Stolen Funds

Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) Wants stolen funds repatriated to Africa Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
 The Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has called on the international community to develop appropriate mechanism to dismantle safe havens and ensure repatriation of stolen funds and assets to the countries of origin as mandated in the United Nations Conventions…

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Acountry that only depends on Crude Oil – DSS grills NNPC director 11 times over swap deals

A director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said that operatives of the Department of State Services have interrogated him 11 different times since May over crude oil swap deals with traders. “The DSS has been harassing some of us,” the Group Executive Director, Refining and Petrochemicals, NNPC, Mr. Ian Udoh, was quoted as…

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Most Parts of North-east Remain Susceptible to Boko Haram Attacks, Says Lawmaker

Boko Haram insurgents The representative of Hawul and Askira-Uba in the House of Representatives, Hon. Jubrin Satumari, has raised the alarm that many towns and villages in the North-east are susceptible to attacks by Boko Haram insurgents as the military presence was highly concentrated in major towns with little protection for distant and remote communities…

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Boko Haram : Shettima Insists on Amnesty as Church Escapes Bombing in Jos

Alhaji Kashim Shettima • Soldiers kill TCN staff, injure others mistaken for insurgents in Borno Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri and Seriki Adinoyi in Jos    
 Determined to seek practical ways of ending the Boko Haram insurgency, the Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, yesterday reiterated his call for the granting of pardon through a programme…

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Naira crisis: Official, parallel markets’ forex rates widen

• ‘How govt can halt slide of Naira’• Monetary, fiscal issues aid continuing inflation THE Naira will remain unstable until Nigeria begins to pay greater attention to local production, a professor of Financial Economics at the University of Uyo, Leo Ukpong, has said. Ukpong, who spoke at a forum held at the Emerald Energy Institute…

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A Country that depend only on Crude Oil- Nigeria Spent N813bn on Sugar, Wheat, Others in 2013

•   Importation of rice, toothpicks, furniture gulps N100bn in first quarter The federal government spent a total of $4 billion (N813 billion) in 2013 on items which are currently being produced or could be competitively produced in the country. The amount spent on six items including rice, sugar, wheat, fish, furniture, milk and textiles in…