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Soyinka Worries Over FG’s Continued Disobedience To Court Orders

Playwright and social critic, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has expressed displeasure over the Federal Government’s continued disobedience to court rulings. Soyinka cited the refusal of the Federal Government to release the detained Publisher SaharaReporters and ex-presidential candidate, Mr Omoyele Sowore, despite a court order. Sowore was arrested for calling for revolution to protest against bad governance via his #RevolutionNow# movement. This was contained ...

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Auditor-General Slams NNPC, DPR, FIRS For Illegally Deducting N1.5tn

The Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation has disclosed that out of the N6.4tn generated by revenue collection agencies in 2017, about N1.5tn was deducted and not remitted into the federation account in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. In an audit report for 2017 which was released on Wednesday in Abuja, the Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr ...

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Buhari Approves Appointment Of 9 New Permanent Secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of nine permanent secretaries into the federal civil service. Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), Mrs Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known in a statement on Wednesday by Mrs Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director, Communications, office of the HCSF. According to Yemi-Esan, the new Federal Permanent Secretaries are: Mr Musa Hassan Borno State; ...

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Reps Demand National Census By 2020

The House of Representatives has urged the National Population Commission (NPC) to come up with a feasible time table for the conduct of a national census no later than 2020. This followed a unanimous adoption of a motion moved by Rep. Ademorin Kuye (APC-Lagos) during plenary presided over by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila on ...

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Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates Victoria Island-Oniru 1.8km Road Network

….roads to be completed in six months It was jubilation galore as residents of the Victoria Island-Oniru axis came out on Wednesday to witness the official inauguration of the Victoria Island-Oniru axis road upgrading project by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The project, which is being executed through Public Infrastructure Improvement Partnership (PIIP) arrangement, was conceived and conceptualised four ...

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Court Orders FG To Recover Pensions Collected By Akpabio, Saraki, Others, Directs AGF To Challenge States’ Pension Laws

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos in a landmark judgment has ordered the Federal Government to “recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly, and directed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, to challenge the legality of states’ pension laws permitting former governors ...

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Lesbian Couple Break History, Carry Baby In Both Wombs

A lesbian couple have become the first parents to carry a baby in both of their wombs through a revolutionary IVF procedure. Jasmine Francis-Smith, aged 28, gave birth to her son Otis using an egg that was implanted by the London Women’s Clinic after it was first incubated by her wife, Donna, 30. More than 100 babies have been born to ...

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Ohanaeze Condemns Police Attack On IPOB Lawyer, Calls For Judicial Inquiry

President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has condemned the recent police attack and alleged burning down of the residence of counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Ifeanyi Ejiofor. The apex Igbo cultural organization in a statement in Enugu, yesterday, called for a judicial inquiry into the matter describing it as a case of unprovoked attack on a ...

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