Monthly Archives: March 2018

Shehu Sani Reveals Nigerian Senators’ Controversial Pay

Mr Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly has revealed Nigerian Senators best kept secret: their pay packet. In a major interview with The News magazine, Sani said  he and his colleagues received N13.5 million monthly as running cost. The revelation by the Senator was the first time a member of the National Assembly ...

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Buhari’s Visit: Heavy Security Presence In Jos

Security has been tightened up in most parts of Jos, Plateau State, ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day working visit to the North-Central State. Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who went round the city, observed heavy security presence with fierce-looking armed personnel in areas considered as flash points. NAN also observed that armoured tanks were positioned around ...

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Conduct Tribunal Adjourns Saraki’s Trial Indefinitely

The trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has been adjourned indefinitely. Chairman of the Tribunal, Mr. Danladi Umar, announced the adjournment in a short ruling on the resumption of trial in Abuja today. He said the tribunal would await the decision of the Supreme Court on the appeals filed by both Saraki and ...

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A Hidden Face Of War

The impact of conflict is rarely seen through the prism of reproductive health. Yet women and girls routinely face sexual and gender-based violence during war and its aftermath, maternal mortality is endemic in conflict-affected areas and amplifying women’s voices is critical to removing risks to their well-being. Isabelle Arradon A few years ago, a woman in her sixties outside Banda ...

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Bank In Alleged Unlawful Conversion Of Microfinance Bank’s N219m

…Keyamo writes bank, demands refund within seven days Solicitors to Ohha Microfinance Bank Ltd, Keyamo Chambers, has written an open letter to the Managing Director of Sterling Bank Plc, demanding a refund of the sum of N219m belonging to the microfinance bank but alleged to have been unlawfully converted by Sterling Bank. In the letter, made available to NewsProbe today, Keyamo ...

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Ambode Receives Nigerian World Record Holder In Longest Reading Marathon

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday received a Nigerian, Bayode Treasures-Olawunmi, who set a new Guinness World Record in longest reading marathon. Bayode, who was received by the Governor at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja alongside top government officials, had set the new record under the Read Aloud project co-sponsored by Lagos State Government, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), Tagheuer, ...

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Charles Okah Jailed For Life Over Independence Day Bombing

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, sentenced Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze to life imprisonment for masterminding the Oct. 1, 2010 Independence Day bombing near Eagle Square, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Justice Gabriel Kolawole handed down the sentence while delivering judgment on the five counts of terrorism charge levelled against the duo by the Federal ...

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Striking Varsity Unions: No Deal, No UTME

The striking non-teaching staff of the Nigerian universities have threatened to disrupt the 2018 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which will hold from March 9. Mr Samson Ugwoke, Chairman, Joint Action Committee (JAC), Non-Teaching Staff of the Nigerian Universities, made the threat at a meeting of the National JAC with the Principal Branch Officers ...

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Juventus, Man City Roll Into UEFA Quarter-Finals, Tottenham Out

Juventus qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday after a 2-1 win away to Tottenham Hotspur in their last 16 second leg. Son Heung-Min had put Spurs ahead on the night, six minutes before half-time at Wembley, after the clubs drew 2-2 in the first leg in Italy last month. However, Gonzalo Higuain levelled the scores in the 64th ...

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