‘Buhari has blatantly pursued nepotistic agenda’ – Kukah tells US Congress

…Says Nigeria invaded by bandits Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has told the United States Congress Commission that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to pursue nepotistic agenda, showing his preference for men and women of his faith. Bishop Kukah, who virtually addressed the congress over the rising insecurity in the country, said the current administration has been unable to tackle the security challenges like it promised to do before taking power in 2015, noting that the whole country has been invaded by bandits. The…

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‘Lagos-Kaduna-Kano railway:  will reduce deficiency, drive efficient transportation system’ ― Buhari

…Inaugurates interchange road project in Kano President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Kaduna-Kano segment of the Lagos-Kano railway modernisation project will reduce the deficiency in the nation’s transportation infrastructure and drive effective and more efficient transportation of passengers and freight within the country. The President stated this yesterday, at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kaduna-Kano segment of the railway project, which was held at Zawaki, Dawakin-Kudu local government area in Kano. The segment starts from Rigasa station in Kaduna to Kano. The length of the mainline is 203.8 kilometers. It…

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Security: First batch of 6 Super Tucano aircrafts depart US for Nigeria

The first batch of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have departed the United States of America en-route Nigeria, the Nigerian Air Force, (NAF), has said. The NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet, in a statement yesterday, said the fighter jets departed from the US on Wednesday and are expected in Nigeria anytime soon. The statement was titled: ‘First Batch Of A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft Depart The United States Of America For Nigeria’. It partly read, “The six aircraft will be leapfrogged through 5 countries including Canada, Greenland,…

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Army denies freeing 1,009 ex-Boko Haram fighters

The Nigerian Army High Command on Thursday refuted the reports of the purported release of over 1009 ex-Boko Haram fighters to the Borno State government. This was contained in a statement, titled: “Reports on the release of Boko Haram fighters in Borno false”, which was made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Director, Army Public Relations, Major-General Onyema Nwachukwu. Gen. Nwachukwu, while describing the report as false, urged the members of the public to disregard it entirely. According to the statement, “the Nigerian Army (NA) has been notified of…

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APC Group Lauds Buhari’s Fight Against Corruption

By Godwin Amunde A voluntary think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said the President Muhammad Buhari-led administration assumed office in 2015 with the fight against corruption as one of its priorities while building on the President’s lifelong reputation for integrity and incorruptibility. The group also revealed that since 2015, the Buhari-led administration has spearheaded several reforms in line with the commitment to freeing the country from the clutches of corruption, which has stunted sustainable growth and development, and undermined the country and its citizens in many ways.…

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Audit report: NNPC failed to remit N3.88tr from crude oil sales in 2015 – Senate

…Directs oil firm, NPA, BPE, 56 others to refund N300bn The Senate, yesterday, decried the abuse of public office by heads of Ministries, Department and Agencies, (MDAs), particularly the Federal Government revenue generating agencies. It, therefore, directed 59 of the agencies to return over N300 billion allegedly misappropriated into the Federation Account. The Upper Chamber also ordered that the funds spent without authorisation between 2013–2015 be remitted to the Treasury within 60 days.  The Senate resolutions were sequel to the consideration of the report of the Committee on Public Accounts…

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Delta variant: Buhari flouts Covid-19 regulations, removes mask in public

Just a few days after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed a case of Delta Covid-19 variant in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday evening removed his protective mask in public, thereby flouting the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection Regulations (2021) he signed in January. The President had on Tuesday evening attended a dinner with members of the National Assembly, held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja. Photos of the event posted by the Personal Assistant to President on Broadcast Media, Buhari Sallau, showed that the President arrived at…

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EFCC launches mobile app for reporting financial crimes

Nigeria’s Anti-Graft Agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a Mobile App, “Eagle Eye,” designed to ease the process of reporting economic and financial crimes in the country. The Executive Chairman of the EFCC, AbdulRasheed Bawa, described the application, being the first of its kind by any law enforcement agency in Nigeria, as a product of ingenuity that was conceived, designed and developed by the Commission. According to him, the initiative is a clear demonstration of his pledge on the assumption of office, to run an agency…

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“It’s time to defend ourselves” – Southern Kaduna Youths

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, (SOKAPU), National Youth leader, Comrade John Isaac, has condemned in strong terms the mindless attacks ongoing in Atyapland by suspected Fulani militia. He lamented that governments, at both State and Federal levels, have woefully failed to put an end to the mindless attacks, killings and destruction of property. Isaac, reacting to the ongoing destruction of lives and property, in a statement, urged all sons and daughters across Southern Kaduna in the face of the killings to defend themselves in the proportionate ways and manners their…

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“Saraki is blocking us from probing him” – EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Wednesday, told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that the action of the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has been hindering the agency from probing him. The EFCC Counsel, Chile Okoronkwo, made this known to Justice Anwuli Chikere when the fundamental rights enforcement suits filed by the immediate-past senate president were mentioned in the court. Recall that the EFCC had, in 2019, said it would probe Saraki’s earnings between 2003 and 2011 when he was governor of Kwara. The commission was reported to…

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