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Children’s Day: Senate Tells FG, Intensify Effort To Release Leah Sharibu

The Senate on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to intensify effort to secure the release of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi schoolgirl yet to be released from abduction. The upper chamber also urged the government to ensure that the remaining Chibok schoolgirls, among those abducted in April, 2014 and still in Boko Haram custody, were released. It may be recalled that on Feb. 19, 110 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe. On March 19, the Federal Government secured the…

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Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm Smith PSC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday nominated a former Inspector-General of Police, Mr Musiliu Smith, as Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC). In a letter to the Senate on the nomination, which was read at plenary by President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, Buhari also requested the confirmation of six other nominees as members of the commission. The nominees are Justice Clara Ogunbiyi (Full-Time Commissioner) – North-East; Lawal Bawa (Full-Time Commissioner) – North-West; Muhammad Najatu (Member) – North-West, Braimoh Austin (Member) – South-South; Rommy Mom (Member) – North-Central and Dr…

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FG Makes N50.45bn From May Bonds Auction

The Federal Government has recorded N50.45bn from its May bonds auction, lower than the N70bn it targeted to raise, the Debt Management Office (DMO), has said. According to the auction result obtained from the DMO website on Thursday in Abuja, the Federal government made N3.50 billion from a five-year bond at 12.75 per cent. It also made N8.54 billion from a seven-year bond at 13.53 per cent and N38.50 billion from its 10-year bond at 13.98 per cent, bringing the total amount realized from the May auction to N50.45 billion….

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N500m Money Laundering: Shagari, 4 PDP Chieftains Get Bail

A Federal High Court in Sokoto on Thursday granted bail to former Minister of Water Resources, Muntari Shagari and four others standing trial over alleged N500 million illegal dealings with former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Madueke. Others granted bail are Ibrahim Gidado, a former Information Commissioner, Sokoto State Chairman and Treasurer of PDP, Ibrahim Milgoma and Nasiru Dhalhatu, as well as the PDP state governorship candidate in 2015, Abdallah Wali. Ruling on bail application, Justice Saleh Idrissa-Kogo, said he had considered all the bail applications made on behalf the defendants by…

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UBA LAUNCHES ‘READ AFRICA’ INITIATIVE IN GABON, MOZAMBIQUE

…….READING THROUGH REGIONS IN AFRICA As part of its mission to improve the lives of the communities in which the United Bank for Africa operates, UBA Foundation continues to encourage African youths to adopt the culture of reading through its ‘Read Africa’ initiative.   Read Africa aims to rekindle the reading culture amongst young Africans. Designed and introduced in 2011 by the UBA Foundation, the initiative has donated hundreds of thousands of books to African schools since its inception.   This past week, The Foundation took its initiative to the francophone…

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KWIRS Generates N7.7bn Revenue In 4 Months 

Chairman, Kwara Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS), Dr Muritala Awodu, has said that the revenue body generated the sum of N7.7b as revenue between January and April 2018.  Speaking in Ilorin on Wednesday during the quarterly media briefing of the revenue body, Dr. Awodu said N2.2bn was realized in January as against N2.7bn generated in January 2017, while N2.39bn in February as against N2.7bn in 2017 February.  According to the chairman, the sum of N1.8b and N1.9 were generated in in March and April 2018 respectively as against N2.7 generated in…

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Osinbajo Reiterates FG’s Commitment To End Herdsmen Killings

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has restated that the Federal Government was determined to ending the incessant killing of farmers by herdsmen in parts of the country. Speaking during an assessment visit to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State on Wednesday, Osinbajo said that he would be meeting with the governors of Benue and Nasarawa States along with their security councils to fashion out ways of ensuring permanent peace in the troubled areas. “Although the problem has been age-long but no matter how long…

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Saraki Charges Public Complaints Commissioners, Tame Injustice, Abuse Of Power

President of the Senate,  Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has charged the newly inaugurated Commissioners of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC), to prevent acts of injustice and abuse of power among Nigerians in order to make the nation a better place for all.   Speaking when he officially inaugurated the Chief Commissioner, Hon. Chileh Igbawua and other Commissioners of the PCC from the 36 States of the Federation, Saraki said the Commission must be proactive and focused in the discharge of its mandate.   He noted that the PCC is the…

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