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Magu and Daura as Signifiers that Presidential Authority Has Crumbled, By Jibrin Ibrahim

On the 19th of December last year, I published my column with the title: “The Magu Affair and the Crumbling of Presidential Authority”. I argued then that the issue was not the rejection of the nominee by the Senatebut the subversion of presidential authority by the Department of State Service (DSS) that would work with the opponents of the President and send in a letter questioning the integrity of the per ...

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UTME: JAMB Clarifies Position, Says Awaiting Results Candidates Can Apply

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), in Abuja on Thursday said candidates awaiting results are eligible to register and sit for the Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). A statement by the Spokesman of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, however stressed that any candidate who fails to upload their result between May and August, would not be confirmed to gain admission into any ter ...

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Buhari Directs CBN, Finance Ministry On Refunds To State Governments

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to act appropriately and with dispatch in releasing the second tranche of the London-Paris Club refunds to the states in order to ease their financial hardships. The President, who addressed the meeting of the National Economic Council made up of State Governor ...

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Much Ado About Buhari’s Cabinet Rejig, By Emmanuel Bello

For all its promises, there is really no magic a perfunctory cabinet reshufflement can possibly do to an almost unfixable economy. A change of guard would not suddenly restore electricity, or defeat insurgency, or end the fulani herdsmen Death March, or save the Naira, or bring instant prosperity. To expect all of that in one exercise is an illusion. Yet cabinet change, as an act of planning, has its own un ...

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FG Appoints Company Secretary/Legal Adviser For FAAN

The Federal Government has appointed Mr. Clifford Omozeghian as the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Mr. Omozeghian holds a Bachelor of Law, LLB from the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State. He was in private practice before this present appointment and also has public service experience at the National Assembly in the course of his career. He is m ...

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FOREX: CBN offers, receives bids for $100m

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has offered and received bids for $100 million from authorized dealers in the interbank market to meet the requests of genuine customers. The CBN spokesman, Isaac Okorafor, disclosed this on Thursday, March 16, 2017, adding that the sales will be settled on Friday, March 17, 2017. He, however, disclosed that no intervention was made by the Bank to meet requests for ...

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N1.162bn Fraud: Dariye’s Counsel’s Application to Withdraw from Case Stalls Trial

A new twist was on March 16, 2017 brought to the N1.162 billion fraud trial of Joshua Dariye, a former Plateau State governor, as his counsel, G.S. Pwul, SAN, told a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Gudu, that he intends to withdraw from the case. The application by Pwul comes on a day that Justice Adebukola Banjoko had fixed "for defence to continue". The trial judge had at the last sitting on Ma ...

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Kidnappers Strike In Abuja Community, Whisk Away Private School Proprietor

Kidnappers, last night, struck at Chibiri, a community in Kuje Area Council of the federal Capital Territory (FCT), taking away the proprietor of Nigeria-Ghana College, whose name was given simply as Maikasuwa. According to eye witness accounts, the kidnappers waylayed  Maikasuwa about 10pm last night (Wednesday) opposite Solomon Farm along Gwagwalada road. It was gathered that a member of the  syndicate of ...

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Rest In Peace, Dr Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba, By Dr. Adeiza Musa Abdulrahman

It is an undeniable fact that every single step of our life, consciously or unconsciously is a sure-step to our graves. In other words every action of our daily lives goads us towards our mortal destiny of exit. Life is like a football match where the ultimate aim of every activity on the pitch is to hit the net ipso de facto; all players on the field are potential goal scorers. So, it is that in the field ...

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Falana to Buhari: Restrain DSS From Sabotaging Anti-graft War

Lagos Lawyer, Barrister Femi Falana has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail  on the DSS  and restrain them from sabotaging the anti graft war. Falana’s comment came n the heels of the Senate’s refusal to confirm Magu based  the report from the DSS. According to Falana:"The rejection of the nomination of Mr Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) this after ...

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CBN clears $150m FOREX forwards

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, sold a total of $150 million to authorized FOREX dealers in the interbank at the highest bid rate of N335/$1 and a marginal rate of N320/$1. Confirming the details of the sale to the dealers, the Bank’s Acting Director in charge of Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor said the highest rate of N335 was the same as the last auction rate of Ma ...

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Big Lie Exposed: EFCC Did Not Intercept N49m Cash At Kaduna Airport, Aviation Security Men Did – Investigation

By Danlami Nmodu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC  which announced that its operatives  intercepted N49m  cash at Kaduna airport on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 may have lied, Newsdiaryonline can authoritatively report. Contrary to the information dished out to the general public  by the EFCC, it was operatives of Aviation Security who actually intercepted what seemed to be abandoned bags which ...

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