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Judge grants Omatseye N500,000 post-conviction bail

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia on Monday granted bail in the sum of N500,000 to a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Raymond Omatseye, who was convicted of contract scam. The judge had on May 20, 2016 convicted Omatseye of severally awarding contracts above the threshold stipulated by the Bureau of Public Procurement while he was NIMASA DG …

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Adesina makes U-turn, says Buhari to travel to London to see ENT specialist

After denying that President Muhammadu Buhari is sick, the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Sunday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will take a 10 days off and travel to London to rest, as well as see an Ear, Nose and Throat, E.N.T specialist for a persistent ear infection, Adesina who took to his …

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FG releases report on recovered looted funds and assets

The Federal Government has released details of the interim report on financial and assets recovered from May 2015 to May 2016. In a statement in Lagos on Saturday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed that N78,325,354,631.82 (Seventy eight billion, three hundred and twenty-five million, three hundred and fifty-four thousand, six hundred and thirty one Naira and …

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Appoint Jonathan Niger Delta envoy, group urges Buhari

A Socio-Political group, Assembly of Concern Niger Delta People (ACNDP), has appealed to President Muhammaudu Buhari to appoint his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as special envoy to Niger Delta. National Coordinator of the group, Mr Eperemor Governor, made the appeal in a statement on Thursday in Benin. According to him, the appointment will help to reduce the present hostility by …

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ND Avengers strike again, deny killing soldiers

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) on Thursday and Friday continued with their sabotage campaign aimed at reducing oil production in Nigeria to zero. The Group has also denied media reports of involvement in the attack of the Military houseboat around Warri, Delta State.

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Kirikiri prison inmate bags Degree in Theology

An inmate of Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, Albert Emmanuel Ajogbor, has bagged a Degree in Theology while under incarceration. Ajogbor, who was incarcerated in 2004, was presented with his degree certificate at the prison on Thursday. Mr Seye Odutan, the Deputy Controller in- charge of the Kirikiri prisons, said the feat recorded by Ajagbor followed the establishment of a West African …

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ND Avengers reveal how 50 soldiers died in the creeks

The Niger-Delta Avengers have refuted allegation by the chief of Army Staff that they have been killing members of the Nigerian military . They alleged that over 50 soldiers died in the creeks because they had no amphibian training and experience adding that the number of dead soldiers would have been up to 100 if not for fishermen who rescued …

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