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NUC uncovers 100 fake professors across Nigerian universities

The National Universities Commission has said it has uncovered about 100 fake professors across Nigerian universities. The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, stated this in the November edition of the commission’s bulletin, obtained by Punch correspondent. The ES noted that the commission published the details of the fake professors on its website and also […]

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FG complies with London court orders but disobeys Nigerian judges – Falana

Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, has accused the federal government of disobeying valid court orders in Nigeria while it complies with orders from Britain. Granting a stay of execution for a $9.6 billion judgement awarded against Nigeria in favour of Process & Industrial Development (P&ID) Limited, Christopher Butcher, judge of a commercial court in […]

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EFCC seizes Onyema’s passport over US fraud indictment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized the passport of Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, over alleged bank fraud and money laundering in the US. The Nation reports that Onyema’s passports will be in custody of the anti-graft commission as investigations continue and his movements, temporarily restricted. In November, US authorities had […]

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I never prevented EFCC from investigating me – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State said on Sunday he never prevented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from performing its functions as widely reported; rather he  went to court to clear his name. In a statement by El-Rufai’s counsel, A.U. Mustapha (SAN), the governor of Kaduna State said he approached the court in 2009 […]

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Nigerian governors react to Aisha Buhari’s criticism

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) says state governors are not the sole target of a comment by First Lady Aisha Buhari that things are ‘getting out of hand’ in the country without the governments doing much about it. Mrs Buhari, who has criticised various government organs in the past, took a swipe at the governors, […]

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Aisha Buhari calls for the regulation of social media in Nigeria

The wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari has called for the regulation of social media, noting that China with about 1.3bn people had done so, stressing that many people could not visit their villages on account of fake news broadcasts. Mrs Buhari spoke on Friday at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) […]

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Stop killing for power, Jonathan warns Nigerian politicians

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday warned politicians to stop killing people for the sake of gaining political office. Jonathan was speaking against the backdrop of violence that trailed the elections in Bayelsa, Kogi States as well as other African countries in recent times. The immediate past president, who was honoured with an honorary degree […]

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Sitting President Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

A military court in Suriname sentenced President Desi Bouterse to 20 years in prison Friday over the executions of political opponents when he was the South American country’s dictator in the 1980s. Bouterse, 74, is on a state visit to China and will appeal the judgement when he returns next week, his lawyer Irvin Kanhai […]

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Court grants Mompha N100 million bail

Suspected money launderer, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha has been granted a bail of N100 million by a Federal High Court in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. He was granted bail on Friday after he was arraigned for alleged N33 billion fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC had arrested Mompha on 19 October at the Nnamdi […]

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Federal Road Safety Corps makes U-turn on use of Google map while driving in Nigeria

The Federal Road Safety Corps has clarified its position on the use of Google maps while driving. This clarification is coming after Nigerians criticised the corps for comments credited to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) sector commander, Ayuba Gora, on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday reported that Mr Gora said driving with […]

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Hate Speech: “I am surprised that this bill has resurfaced, there is no basis for this now” – Babangida

Former military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has reacted to the Hate Speech Bill sponsored by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi. Speaking in his Minna Uphill residence while hosting the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chief Christopher Isiguzo, Babangida said there was no basis for the bill because no one can deny Nigerians […]

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Four medical doctors commit suicide in Abuja

Between January and June this year, no fewer than four medical doctors, working in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, committed suicide. Dr Roland Aigbovo, President Association of Resident Doctors, FCT, disclosed this during a campaign against drug abuse, at Wuse Market. He did not give the names of the doctors. The campaign, part of activities […]

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How Nigeria can gain from ‘witchcraft’ conference – Organisers

The organisers of the controversial conference on witchcraft have explained the reasons behind the conference and how Nigeria could gain from it. The two-day conference began on Tuesday at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu, South-East Nigeria, despite the initial protest and threats from Christian communities within and outside the school. It is organised […]

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Nigerian Government admits border closure cause of rising inflation

The Federal Government has admitted that the closure of the country’s land borders is contributing to rising inflation. According to recent figures from the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics, the headline inflation stood at 11.61 per cent as of October. The Minister of Finance/Budget /National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, told State House Correspondents that inflation rose […]

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‘Crack down on journalists, activists affecting Nigeria’s image’ — US lawmakers write FG

Some lawmakers in the US have expressed concern over the “clamp down” on journalists and civil society organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria. In a letter dated November 25 and addressed to Sylvanus Nsofor, Nigeria’s ambassador to the US, the lawmakers said the arrest of journalists and “harassment of peaceful protesters” are beginning to negatively impact the […]

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Alleged Fraud: Air Peace boss faces 105 years in jail if found guilty

Allen Onyema, the Nigerian aviation executive who was recently accused by the United States of committing more than $21 million fraud, could spend up to 105 years in prison if convicted of a laundry of charges bordering on the alleged fraud. Mr Onyema was indicted by a federal grand jury in the United States on […]

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Our landlord says he fathered my second baby, insists on naming him, man tells court

An Ibadan-based truck driver, Azeez Hakeem, on Tuesday, told an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan that his wife, Mufuli, was fond of sleeping with their landlord. Hakeem, who lives at Popo Yemoja area of Ibadan, stated this while reacting to his wife’s allegation of battery before the president of the court, Henry Agbaje. He said […]

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Catholic priest offers opening prayer at University of Nigeria conference on witchcraft

Innocent Enweh, a Catholic priest, said the opening prayer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) conference on witchcraft. The two-day conference, organised by Professor B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy and Research in UNN,  began on Monday after intense opposition. TheCable had reported how various groups, including the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship […]

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