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Beware, next-of-kin may collect your benefits

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By Victor Ahiuma-Young WONDER they say shall never end. How else can one describes the reports that some unscrupulous next-of-kins are now presenting fictitious death certificates to collect...

Wed Nov 14th, 2018     Read More →

IMO GUBER: Okorocha, Uzodinma in war of words over immunity

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OWERRI—GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and his party’s governorship candidate in the 2019 election, Senator Hope Uzodinma were yesterday locked in a war of words over using the...

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Senate moves against FG over planned reduction of $8.1bn MTN fine to $800m

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By Henry Umoru ABUJA—STRONG indications emerged yesterday of a stiff opposition against alleged arrangements by the Federal Government to reduce the $8.1 billion fine imposed on the...

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Buhari’s govt has left Nigerians worse off, says Atiku’s Spokesman

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By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA—Spoke-sman of the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Mr. Paul Ibe has described the administration of President...

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Reopening of Nigerian shops in Ghana

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FOR once in a long while some diplomatic efforts to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians living in foreign lands appear to be recording a heart-warming breakthrough. Shops and small businesses...

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It’ll be devastating to truncate minimum wage implementation, Labour warns

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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—THE organised labour yesterday, warned that any attempt by the Federal Government to delay or truncate the newly-agreed national minimum wage of N30,000 would...

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NEMA Probe: Osinbajo has questions to answer, Reps insist

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…say VP approved N5.8bn while acting as president; no evidence of monies spent By Emman Ovuakporie ABUJA—THE House of Representatives insisted yesterday that Vice President Yemi...

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Gen Alkali: M-Belt Forum faults Army’s claim

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…asks Buhari to set up panel on Kaduna killings By Chris Ochayi THE recent killing of Major General Idris Alkali, retd, in Dura-Du District, Jos South local government area of Plateau...

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Senate’ll fast track Police Reform Bill—Saraki

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By Henry Umoru ABUJA—SENATE President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the commitment of the Senate to fast track passage of the Nigerian Police Reform Bill. Saraki In a statement...

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Atiku’s wealth a mirage, 419 packaging – APC

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By Dirisu Yakubu, Omeiza Ajayi & Dirisu Kadiri •Atiku, PDP broke, can’t finance presidential election — APC •What is APC’s business with state of our finances, PDP...

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Asian-African Chambers of Commerce, Africa Region for inauguration December

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By Sam Eyoboka LAGOS—THE Asian-African Chambers of Commerce and Industry, AACCI, African region will be inaugurated in Lagos at NECA House, Central Business District, Ikeja early next...

Tue Nov 13th, 2018     Read More →

Dasuki refuses to appear in court, alleges partisan rule of law

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…accuses Buhari of high-handedness By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA—Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki(retd), yesterday, refused to appear before the Abuja Division of...

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Court orders forfeiture of N397m pension fund in 2 banks

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By Soni Daniel Abuja—An Abuja Federal High Court presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu has ordered the interim forfeiture to the Federal Government of N397.6 million suspected to be pension...

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I’ll refund people’s deposits – Eke, Calabar ponzi scheme operator

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By Emma Amaize & Ike Uchechukwu CALABAR— FOUNDER of Micheno Micro Cooperative Society, a Calabar-based alleged Ponzi scheme in Cross River State, arrested by the police about three...

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The enduring partnership between the United States and Nigeria

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By By Ambassador Tibor Nagy This is the last day of my first trip to Africa as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. I spent most of my 32-year career as an American Diplomat on...

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