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Ambassador Onowu underscores importance of Nigeria- Luxembourg bilateral relations

Ambassador Onowu underscores importance of Nigeria- Luxembourg bilateral relations

Four months after he presented his Letters of Credence to His Royal Majesty Philippe 1, the Belgian King, Nigerian Ambassador to Belgium, Obinna Chiedu Onowu has presented his Letters of Credence to Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg During their discussion, Ambassador Onowu apprised on the need to deepen bilateral relations between Nigeria and…

Buhari to consider pardoning Ken Saro-Wiwa decades after execution by Nigeria

Buhari to consider pardoning Ken Saro-Wiwa decades after execution by Nigeria

Indications have emerged that the Nigerian Government may soon grant a posthumous pardon to Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists after brutal execution by a former military regime 26 years ago for fighting for the rights of their people. President Muhammadu Buhari gave the indication, Friday, when he received some of the leaders of…

Southeast on lockdown, jubilant mood as Kanu pleads not guilty

Southeast on lockdown, jubilant mood as Kanu pleads not guilty

• Ezeife, Igbo leaders, Sowore, journalists barred from court • ‘Sit-at-home’: Southeast on full compliance as schools, market, banks remain shut• IPOB gives conditions to dialogue with FG• We won’t relent until Kanu, detained IPOB members regain freedom, says Ohanaeze• Explore dialogue, alternative resolution to ease tension, FG told• Heavy security in Asaba over Kanu’s trial After…

Transparency issues trail FG’s N1tr COVID-19 palliative to private sector

Transparency issues trail FG’s N1tr COVID-19 palliative to private sector

• Pharm sector of MAN claimed it accessed N100b• N50b to NASME grossly inadequate• Conditions too cumbersome to access fund• No verifiable statistics from govt on businesses’ access to fund• Govt should fund in dollars and not naira over high FX Accountability and transparency issues continue to trail Federal Government’s N1.1 trillion COVID-19 intervention fund to…

PDP disqualifies Olafeso, two others, clears 27 ahead of convention

PDP disqualifies Olafeso, two others, clears 27 ahead of convention

• Atiku affirms readiness for the 2023 presidency The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, disqualified its former National Vice Chairman (South West), Eddy Olafeso, from contesting the position of National Publicity Secretary. Also affected are Prof. Adewale Abiodun Oladepo and Okey Muo-Aroh, who was eyeing the National Secretary seat. Chairman of the National Convention Planning Committee…

EFCC should probe earnings and spendings in the nation’s varsities, says Prof Popoola

EFCC should probe earnings and spendings in the nation’s varsities, says Prof Popoola

Outgoing vice chancellor of Osun State University, Osogbo (UNIOSUN), Prof.Labode Popoola, in this interview with IYABO LAWAL deplores the rot in the nation’s ivory tower, calling on anti-graft agencies to beam their searchlight on university administrators. He also reviewed his performance in the last five years and concluded that he is leaving the institution better than he…

EFCC arraigns Olejeme for alleged N69b fraud

EFCC arraigns Olejeme for alleged N69b fraud

• ICPC orders FSMLST employee to refund N1.3m• Absence of defence counsel stalls trial of NAMA ex-MD, others The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will, today, arraign former Chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Ngozi Olejeme, for allegedly defrauding the agency of N69 billion. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, told The Guardian, yesterday,…

Arrests, police brutality headline #EndSARS memorial in Lagos, Abuja

Arrests, police brutality headline #EndSARS memorial in Lagos, Abuja

• Over 20 police stations burnt by hoodlums yet to be refurbished• FG claims Lekki killings false, ‘Phantom Massacre’• U.S. advises protesters to engage leaders politically• No justice for victims of police brutality one year after, AI laments• HURIWA asks NASS to set up protection board for protesters• NBA demands release of arrested protesters, journalists•…