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Nyako’s trial hits a brick wall: ‘Two EFCC’s key witnesses against ex-Adamawa governor die after giving evidence’

— Bail to ex-Adamawa governor, others threat to witnesses — EFCC— Court grants Nyako, son, others N1.4bn bail A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, admitted to bail a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, his son, Abdulaziz and two others standing trial for alleged N40 billion money laundering charge. That was about…

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Fuel crisis looms in Lagos, Delta, Rivers …as NUPENG issues fresh strike notice

Anxiety over the availability of petroleum products has heightened in some states in the southern part of the country as members of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) commence indefinite solidarity strike.NUPENG members from Warri, Lagos and Port Harcourt zones agreed at a rally in Warri, Delta State yesterday to commence…

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Tension in Rivers over court’s ruling on council chiefs

•Police take over 22 council to avert mayhem  •Wike appoints caretaker chairmenFollowing the crises that have trailed Thursday’s dissolution and the subsequent inauguration of new caretaker committee chairmen and councilors for the 22 local government areas by Rivers State governor, Onyesom  Wike, operatives of the Nigeria Police have sealed-off the council secretariats.Te order to seal-off…

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APC to Ekweremadu: you’re wrong on Boko Haram attacks

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said yesterday that  the current spate of  attacks by the terror sect,Boko Haram, “are actually the desperate pangs of a dying monster.”Reacting to a comment by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu that the attacks had increased since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in May,APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, …

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Pilgrimage: Debtor states, LGs, others to spend N70bn

State governments, including those that owe workers’ salaries, organisations and individuals will spend nothing less than N70bn on the 2015 pilgrimages to Mecca and Jerusalem. The Federal Government, states and local governments, spend huge amount of public funds on sponsoring Muslim and Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem and Mecca annually. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria…

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Worsening cases of Boko Haram terrorists attacks under the current terrorist Buhari Administration

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said what Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu interpreted as the worsening cases of Boko Haram attacks under the current Administration are actually the desperate pangs of a dying monster.In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said if the…

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Synagogue Building Had No Approved Plan, Says Coroner

Coroner yesterday indicted the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) for the collapse of its guest house on September 12, last year. He ordered that the church “be investigated and proceeded against, under the law, by the relevant authority for not possessing necessary building permits”.Chief Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe recommended that Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun of…