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New cases of corruption in Buhari’s govt

Abdulrahman Mohammed Biu, an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, who’s a deputy detective superintendent, has been arrested for extorting $150,000 from military officers involved in the ongoing investigation into the diversion of arms purchase funds. According to Wilson Uwujaren, the Head, Media & Publicity for the EFCC, “the officer was arrested on Monday January 25, 2016 following ...

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See what the Economist Newspaper called Buhari

Crude tactics Cheap oil is causing a currency crisis in Nigeria. Banning imports is no solution MORE than 30 years ago, a young general swept to power in the fifth of Nigeria’s military coups since independence in 1960. The country he inherited was a mess: bled dry by pilfering politicians within and hammered by falling oil prices without. Last year ...

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Air Marshal Amosu arrested

An EFCC said that the retired air marshal is being investigated for authorizing the purchase of two helicopters without functional rotors. He added that the former top military officer later compelled two air force officers to fly in one of the helicopters after the craft was equipped with a rotor that was taken from an unserviceable Russian-made helicopter gunship. The ...

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Rivers calm after Wike’s election upheld

Rivers State remained calm after the Supreme Court upheld the election of Gov. Nyesom Wike on Wednesday. Spokesman for the police in the state, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Port Harcourt that there was no report of negative incident after the judgment. “ The Commissioner of Police ordered deployments to strategic areas in the ...

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Oscar awards organisers pledge to double membership of women, minorities by 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, organiser of the Oscar awards, has pledged to double its membership of women and minorities by 2020. It said it would do this through an ambitious affirmative action plan that includes stripping some older members of voting privileges. The announcement came amid recent backlash over the absence of actors or filmmakers of ...

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Charly Boy leads NCC sensitiation rally against vandalism of telecom infrastructure

Maverick musician and activist, Charly Boy, on Wednesday led a sensitisation rally organised by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to educate the public against the destruction of telecom infrastructure. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that the rally tagged: “Vandalisation of telecom infrastructure,’’ kicked off at the Training School of the defunct Nigeria Telecommunications Limited (NITEL), Oshodi, Lagos. Charly ...

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Rivers PDP dedicates Wike`s victory to God

Mr Felix Obuah, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Rivers, has dedicated Gov. Nyesom Wike’s victory at the Supreme Court to God. Obuah made the statement on Wednesday in Port Harcourt while reacting to the Supreme Court judgment which upheld Wike’s election. A statement issued by Mr Jerry Needam, Obuah`s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, urged Rivers people, irrespective ...

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