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Court grants SERAP permission for judicial review of spending of Paris Club refunds

Per Second News---- A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos last Friday granted Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) leave “to apply for judicial relief and to seek an order of mandamus directing and/or compelling the government to...

Jonathan, former PDP ministers seek to unify party

Former president Goodluck Jonathan Monday says he hopes the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, pull things together, calling on Nigerians to pray and work toward the nation’s unity, as Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Fitr. Jonathan made the statement when he played host to...

Adeleke: Aregbesola an ‘ungrateful traitor’

The younger brother of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who has now emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the July 8 Osun West Senatorial District by-election, Ademola Adeleke, called Osun state Governor Rauf Aregbesola an...

Wike dissolves Cabinet

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike Saturday, dissolved the State Executive Council. In a statement signed by the governor’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, indicated that Wike had directed former commissioners to hand over to Permanent Secretaries...

Confession: I received N6.5m from Evans, says Army Corporal

Lance Corporal Victor Chukwunonso has confessed during investigations that he has been receiving money from suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeje George Onwuamadike, alias Evans. Victor Chukwunonso with force number 09/NA/64/6317, was arrested by the police at the week-end at Ojo-Mile 2 area of...

The history, significance, of Eid-el-Fitr

Eid el-Fitr, which is expected to begin on Sunday marks the end of Ramadan or Ramzan, the holy month of fasting. Prophet Muhammad is believed to have received the first revelation of the Holy Quran during this month. The...

Railway Contract: FG Paid $356m To Dormant Firm For Job Not Done

By Amos Dunia, Per Second News, Abuja  Anti-graft agencies of the Federal Government has commenced investigation into how a Nigerian company, ‘Lingo Nigeria’ believed to be owned by a hotelier Mr. Linus Ukachukwu, in partnership with an offshore company Strasky Husty...

Canada to Chair 2017 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting

Canada's Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, will chair the 2017 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) in Washington, D.C., this October.   The CFMM will bring together 52 Commonwealth countries to discuss common economic challenges and opportunities.  "I am proud that Canada has...

Omokore’s attempt to dismiss N1.6billion fraud case fails

Mr Jide Omokore, a business ally of former Petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke has his hope to quash a $1.6billion fraud charge against him dashed. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Thursday, struck out...

Acting President Says Taraba Attacks Masterminds Will be Punished

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has condemned the horrific  attack that has left dozens dead and about 120 houses burnt in simultaneous attacks carried out on Fulani settlements in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State.  Osinbajo  promised that perpetrators of the attack...
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Coronavirus: Nigeria’s cases rise by 553 in one-day record

  Nigeria has recorded 553 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the highest daily rise since the outbreak...
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At last, 286 stranded Nigerians in China Arrive in Abuja, quarantined

    After several weeks of sending a ``Save-Our-Souls’’ to the Federal Government, the 286 Nigerians stranded in China as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown...

Brendan Rogers says he had coronavirus

  Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says he "had no strength" after contracting the coronavirus in March. "I could hardly walk and it reminded me of...

Four years after, Pres. Buhari reconstitutes NNPC six-member board

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has got a new board following the expiration of the tenure of board members appointed in 2016 by...

Trump threatens protesters with ‘vicious dogs’ and ‘ominous weapons’

  Instead of quelling some of the outrage expressed by demonstrators near the White House who were protesting the killing of George Floyd, President Trump...