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#NotTooYoungToRun: Bill To Lower Age For Political Office Passes First Reading In House

The House of Representatives has passed for first reading a Bill seeking to lower the constitutional age requirement for contesting for elections in Nigeria. The Bill with gazette number HB. 544 was read and passed for the first time at the House plenary session on Wednesday May 26th, 2016. Hon. Tony Nwulu representing Oshodi/Isolo II Federal Constituency of Lagos state sponsored the bill otherwise referred ...

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Month 4: #BringBackOurGirls Monitoring Report

It is important to reiterate today to the world that our 219 ChibokGirls have been gone for 761 straight days without a clue as to their whereabouts. It is not only discomforting but it also speaks volumes of our sovereign state’s gross governance inadequacies and security intelligence incapacities. We insist, 761 days is too long. The agonies of these children must be brought to an end immediately through ...

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Corruption: Buhari directs EFCC to investigate Aregbesola over alleged diversion of L.G. Funds         

         …….as EFCC invites CSO for further clarificstionAs part of effort to get rid of menace of corruption in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to commence the investigation of alleged diversion of monthly Allocations of thirty (30) Local Governments area of Osun State leveled against the State governor, Mr. Rauf Ad ...

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We Reject The Purported Removal Of Fuel Subsidy And Fixing Of Outrageous Prices For Petroleum Products-Rivers TUC Statement

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria(TUC)Rivers State condemn in its entirety  and reject the purported removal of fuel subsidy, the introduction of deregulations without any appropriate legal framework and the fixing of outrageous Cut-throat prices for Petroleum products at a time when Nigerian are passing through excruciating economic hardship. Moreover we are tempted by the underhanded manner the purporte ...

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Nigerian Navy Averts Pirate Attack On 3 Merchant Vessels

The Nigerian Navy has averted pirate attack on 3 merchant vessels, namely MV MOXON, MT AFRICAN BEAUTY and MT MADONA, Commodore Christian Odogwu Ezekobe, Director of Information, said in a statement. The vessels were attacked around Brass waterways in Bayelsa State on 3 and 4 May 2016. The criminals made spirited effort to seize the vessels but the timely response of the special protective team deployed by t ...

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N23bn 2015 Election Bribery Scandal: I Collected N700m For Ex-Katsina Gov, Shema – Ex Minister

A former Minister of Mines and Steel, Arch. Musa Muhammad Sada, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, his involvement in  the alleged N23.29bn poll bribery scandal. Sada is one of the former ministers in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan who are being investigated by the anti-graft agency. During investigation, Sada disclosed that he was authorized by former gov ...

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Babies,Children Dying In Nigerian Military Detention, Says Amnesty International

Eleven children under the age of six, including four babies, are among 149 people who have died this year following their detention in horrendous conditions in the notorious Giwa barracks detention centre in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Amnesty International revealed today. Evidence gathered through interviews with former detainees and eyewitnesses, supported by video and photos, shows many detainees may have died f ...

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Badeh Bought N240m Property For His Son, Witness Insists

Proceedings in the ongoing trial of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex S. Badeh, continued on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, with the prosecution witness, PW1, Air Commodore Salisu Abdullahi Yushau (rtd.), a former Director of Finance and Accounts, Nigerian Air Force, in insisting that he was directed to buy a propert ...

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FG Orders EFCC To Commence Full Investigation Of Global Fund Grants

Federal Government of Nigeria has directed the Anti-Corruption Agency, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to commence full investigation of the allege misappropriation of Global Fund Grants Nigeria received from 2010 – 2014. This was revealed Monday  by the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole who said, "President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR gave the directive as part of government’s effort and comm ...

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10 nominees announced for AIF’s Innovation Prize for Africa 2016

African ingenuity this year showcases breakthroughs in malaria and other public health burdens, smart solutions for farmers and dynamic power initiatives … GABORONE, Botswana, May 9, 2016/ -- The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (www.AfricanInnovation.org) today announced the top 10 nominees for its landmark programme, the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). Now celebrating its 5th year under the theme “M ...

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Troops Destroy Boko Haram Camps Inside Sambisa Forest

The troops of 21 Brigade, 7 Division,  have continued their offensive operations  against the Boko Haram terrorists still hiding in the Sambisa forest, acting Army Spokesman,Colonel Sani Usman has said. According to him, on Sunday 8th May 2016, the troops have cleared 4 villages in the terrorists enclave which include Bala Karege, Goske,  Harda and the famous Markas 3. There was no encounter with the terror ...

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SERAP takes FG to ECOWAS Court over failure to prevent killings by herdsmen, others

The Registered Trustees of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) have dragged the Federal Government to the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja over “failure to prevent, account for and investigate killings, raping, maiming of Nigerians and other residents, and destruction of property across the country by herdsmen, the military and police.” In the suit No ECW/CCJ/APP/15/16 and ...

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