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Oil giant Total fined 500,000 euros by Paris court for Iran corruption

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A French court on Friday fined oil giant Total 500,000 euros ($575,000) for corruption after finding it guilty of paying bribes while bidding for a huge gas contract in Iran in 1997. The French...

Fri Dec 21st, 2018     Read More →

Gas flare penalty: IOCs owe oil producing communities $12bn — HOSCON

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By Michael Eboh Host Communities of Nigeria, Producing Oil and Gas, HOSCON, yesterday, disclosed that international oil companies, IOC, operating in Nigeria owe oil producing communities over $12...

Fri Dec 21st, 2018     Read More →

Mastermind of Nyanya, Kuje bombing arrested

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Wanted Umar Abdulmalik, a Boko Haram Commander, suspected to have been involved in some attacks in Abuja has been arrested. He was arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF)...

Fri Dec 21st, 2018     Read More →

Leave the wolves, Atiku

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By Azu Ishiekwene With less than two months to go, concerns by the opposition that next year’s general elections would not be free and fair, appear to be getting louder by the day. The voice...

Fri Dec 21st, 2018     Read More →

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles tackle Pharaohs March 26

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles will play an international friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt on March 26. Super Eagles The Egypt Football Association confirmed that the game will be played...

Fri Dec 21st, 2018     Read More →

Lagos: Festive season of traffic nightmares

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Motorists, others groan, appeal for govt intervention Blame reckless driving, disobedience to traffic regulation — LASTMA By Mike Ebonugwo AS Nigerians intensify preparations for the...

Fri Dec 21st, 2018     Read More →

Igbo Assembly kicks against 2019 election

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…Demands transitional government Leaderships of the key Igbo organisations at home and abroad, under the aegis of Ndigbo Consultative Assembly, NCA, has called for the postponement of the...

Fri Dec 21st, 2018     Read More →

FG plans new taxes to fund 2019 budget

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By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief & Sebastine Obasi LAGOS — Amid revenue shortfall pressures, the Federal Government intends to introduce new taxes in the fiscal year 2019 as part of its...

Fri Dec 21st, 2018     Read More →

Senate confirms Owasanoye, 8 others as ICPC members, Abba-aji S’Court justice

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ABUJA—THE Senate yesterday, confirmed the appointment of nine nominees President Muhammadu Buhari presented to it as Chairman and members of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other...

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Breaking: Suspected Boko Haram leader, Umar arrested in Lagos

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By Evelyn Usman Most wanted Boko Haram leader and alleged mastermind of the Kuje and Nyanya, Abuja bombings , in 2015, Umar, has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police...

Fri Dec 21st, 2018     Read More →

Amnesty International Report, Drawing the wrong conclusion – By Garba Shehu

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The first thing to say about Amnesty International’s Report: Setting the Record Straight is to thank the organisation for confirming a fact stated time and again by President Muhammadu...

Thu Dec 20th, 2018     Read More →

Your report outdated, we arrested 947 suspected terrorists – FG to AI

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The Federal Government has said that Amnesty International (AI) was wrong to have concluded in its report that the government had done nothing to stem killings in the country. Minister of...

Thu Dec 20th, 2018     Read More →

Senate confirms Owasanoye, 8 others as ICPC Chairman, members

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The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye as Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). New Chairman of the...

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Memo to Sambo Dasuki on Alex Badeh

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Dear Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), As you spend your third year in illegal detention since December 2015, I am using this memo to intimate you about the brutal assassination of former Chief of...

Thu Dec 20th, 2018     Read More →

Herdsman allegedly kills man on suspicion of having affair with his wife

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A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna, on Thursday, remanded a 30-year-old herdsman, Kabiru Hassan, accused of allegedly killing a man on suspicion that he was having an affair with his wife,...

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