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Even with the Graft War, Nigeria Ranked Amongst Countries With High Corruption Index – TI

International non-government organization – Transparency International, listed Nigeria among nations with ‘worrying’ records in its most recent Corruptions Perceptions Index. Other countries ranked along with Nigeria, according to The Independent of London report on Wednesday, are: expanding economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey. They are however not among the 20 most…

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Onitsha: Electronics International Market Ruined By Fire, 3 People Injured And Goods Destroyed.

No fewer than three persons were left injured and goods allegedly worth over N50 million were Tuesday gutted by mid-night fire that reportedly razed the popular Electronics International Market Onitsha, the commercial nerve center of Anambra State. Reports say the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but the inferno was said to…

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“Above The Law Syndrome”: Code of Conduct Bureau Chair Rejects Own Assets Disclosure

The Code of Conduct Bureau has said that assets declared by public officers would not be available for public inspection. In a response to the Advocate for Peoples Rights and Justice, the CCB said that assets declarations by public officers contain personal information that fall within the exemptions of the Freedom of Information Act. The…

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Breaking News: Nigerian Army in a Gunn Battle with Terrorists

The Nigerian Army is currently engaged in exchange of fire with suspected terrorists in Okene town, Kogi State. A Premium Times report states that the gun battle started in the early hours of Tuesday, while residents remaining indoors as the clash between the troops and suspected terrorists heightened. An eyewitness and resident of the town…

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Kastina: A Pedophila Group of 5 Men Gang-Raped and Pregnanted 13 Years Old Girl.

Five men namely, Amadu Mairake, 60, Samaila Hamza, 30, Hassan Surajo, 40, Sani Abdullahi, 30, and 40-year-old Hassan Ila were on Tuesday arraigned before a Senior Magistrates Court sitting in Katsina, for allegedly impregnating a 13- year-old minor. The suspects, who reside at Borin-Dawa village in Malumfashi Local Government of Katsina State, were arraigned on…

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Nigerian Military May Have Supplied Boko Haram with the Cluster Bombs – Campaigners

Nigeria has warned civilians that Boko Haram is using deadly cluster bombs but campaigners say the Islamists may have got the banned weapons from the military in the first place. Defence spokesperson Rabe Abubakar urged people to be on their guard for “cluster bombs, sometimes scalled scatter bombs”, as engineers had recently found caches in…

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Obasanjo’s Misuse of Powers While in Office Need Investigation and Prosecution – HEDA

A non-governmental resource centre, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), has petitioned the chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), to demand an update on an earlier request it made to the bureau over actions of former President Olusegun Obasanjo while in office between 1999 and 2007. The latest petition signed by the centre’s…

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UK Defence Chief Concludes Working Visit to British Training Team in Nigeria

Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nicholas Houghton has visited Nigeria to see UK military personnel training the Nigeria Armed Forces. General Sir Nicholas Houghton also met with senior Nigerian government officials to discuss how the UK might optimise the training support it can offer. The UK has a resident British Military Advisory and…

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Further Devaluation of Naira, the Solution to Present Nigeria Economic Problems – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF ) Friday called for further devaluation of Naira and remove all import restrictions as part of strategies to further strengthen the country’s economic adjustment programmes with realities of the current global economic conditions. Speaking at a press conference at the just concluded annual meetings of the World Bank and the…