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Deadly Train Collision Kills Nine In Germany

At least nine people were killed and scores more injured, police say, after two passenger trains collided in the German state of Bavaria. The head-on crash happened near Bad Aibling, a spa town about 60km (37 miles) south-east of Munich. The trains’ operator said both trains had partially derailed and …

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‘EFCC investigating Diezani Alison-Madueke, Kola Aluko’ – Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, says the former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke and her associate Kola Aluko, are all on the investigating radar of the commission. Magu said this while appearing before the House of …

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Okonjo Iweala Denys EFCC Investigation Story

Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has reacted to reports that she’s allegedly being investigated by the EFCC for embezzlement, calling media headlines misleading and untrue. In a statement signed by her media aide, the former finance minister, said the stories making the round are actually a misrepresentation  of what …

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PDP Postpones NEC Meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its National Executive Council(NEC) meeting originally scheduled for this week to next week. According to the statement from its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh , the meeting of the National caucus was shifted to Monday, February 15, 2016, while the meeting of the …

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EFCC Slams Charges On Ricky Tarfa, For Obstruction Of Justice’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to arraign a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Ricky Tarfa, on a two- count charge bordering on obstruction of justice and attempting to pervert the course of justice. Mr. Tarfa was arrested on Friday, February 5, by operatives of the EFCC in …

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FASHOLA MEETS POWER SECTOR OPERATORS IN LAGOS, APPEALS TO LABOUR , CONSUMERS FOR UNDERSTANDING OVER MULTI-YEAR TARIFF ORDER… “We do not have many choices but we promise that it will get better ,” says Minister    

    Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, Monday chaired the Second Monthly Meeting of the Power Sector Operators in furtherance of his determination to find practical solutions to issues affecting the nation’s electricity industry  even as he appealed to the organized labour and consumers for …

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Amaechi Spent $150m On APC Elections, says Wike

  THE Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, said on Sunday that he would not have contested a governorship rerun if the Supreme Court had failed to uphold his election. The governor also alleged that between December 1 and 18 of 2014, the immediate past government in the state led …

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Court Okays Trial of Synagogue Engineers …Fixes February 18 For Arraignment

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Monday dismissed two applications seeking to stop the prosecution of the two engineers who constructed the collapsed six-storey building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Ikotun area of Lagos. The collapse of the building, which occurred on September 12, …

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$2.1Billion Arms Scam: Dasuki To Continue Trial

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the Federal capital Territory (FCT) high court, Abuja, has struck out the application of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), to stop his trial. Dasuki had sought three prayers from the court, ultimately to stop his trial. He predicated his prayers on seven grounds implicit …

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Fayose withdraws workers’ salaries after payment

It was a disappointing weekend for workers in Ekiti State as the state government on Thursday withdrew two months’ salaries already paid into their bank accounts. This was as teachers in the state declared a two-day warning strike over the refusal of Governor Ayodele Fayose to pay their September 2014 …

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