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Paris Club Refund: The collusion and looting of Nigerian state

By Mofe O. Jeje Given the latest corruption drama emanating from the monumental looting and diversion of public funds meant to pay workers’ salaries which is popularly called the Paris club refund; it has become apparent and more urgently so, that...

NHIS: After Prof Yusuf’s Exit, More Heads To Roll

By Amos Dunia, Abuja - Following last week’s suspension of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Usman Yusuf, by the Federal Government, four other top management staff of the Scheme may soon be asked...

Three Things The Lekki-VI Flood Says About Nigeria

By Abayomi G. Omotayo My good thoughts are with all the victims of flooding in Nigeria over the weekend. Sadly, lives were lost in Suleja. I pray for comfort and succor for the families of those whose lives were cut short...

FirstBank MD/CEO, Former President Obasanjo Courtesy Visit to Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma

Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, MD/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Limited (middle) with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria (left) and President Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone during a courtesy visit by FirstBank MD/CEO and former President Obasanjo...

South East, South South Governors’ Forum emerges

A new group, South East and South Governors’ Forum, emerged on Sunday to politically work together and realign as a people that shared common heritage, culture and affinity. Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom was appointed as the the chairman...

Photo: Another Truck Slides Off Apapa/Oshodi Expressway in Lagos

 A sand like material-laden truck fell in the Apapa, Oshodi expressway in Lagos, barely 24 hours after a container truck fell killing over 5 people on Saturday morning.  The driver had a miraculous escape, as he wriggled out from...

All Eyes on Turkey As World Petroleum Congress kicks off in Istanbul

The 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC), the largest meeting of the oil and gas industry, opened in Istanbul on Sunday. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Jozsef Laszlo Toth, president of the World Petroleum Council, said the challenges in the petroleum...

Rooney Joins Everton For Free

Wayne Rooney has said he is "ecstatic" after sealing his increasingly-expected return to Everton. Rooney, 31, told the club's official website that he was aiming to win trophies after sealing his move from Old Trafford. He said: "That would be the...

‘Trump doesn’t speak for the rest of America’, U.S Governor Tells G-20

Speaking to over 12,000 environmental activists in Hamburg, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced plans for a global environmental summit in San Francisco next year, telling the crowd that President Donald Trump “doesn’t speak” for America. According to the LA...

The Day In Pictures: Osinbajo Meets Chairman ECOWAS Electoral Commission

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Chairman INEC Nigeria Professor Mahmood Yakubu and Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Benin Republic during a courtesy visit of ECOWAS NETWORK OF ELECTORAL COMMISSION (ECONEC) at the State House in Abuja.
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Lalong is governor of Plateau, rules Supreme Court 

Nigeria's Apex Court has ruled that the March 9, 2019 election of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state was in order.  The court, in a...

$1.1bn Malabu Oil fraud: FG files charges against Adoke, Etete, Shell, others

  A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke has been charged to court over alleged $1.1 billion fraud in the Malabu oil...

Slow, epileptic internet in Nigeria: Submarine cable damaged

     ...cripples communication, banks, business transactions Nigerian internet subscribers have continued to experience hitches and ceaseless downtime including banks, financial institutions, and the mass...

Lagos pipeline fire : Death toll rises to 5 as 39 vehicles consumed

  Causality figure in Sunday's  Abule Egba, Lagos  pipeline fire has increased from two to five. The fire followed an explosion from a ruptured the pipelines...