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NSCDC to handover corruption cases to ICPC

The Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has said that all corruption cases involving officers of the Corps would be transferred to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for further action. He spoke during a courtesy visit to the …

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‘Three and a half decades after we parted in Nigeria, I met my brother again in America’

It was palpable joy when Taiwo Abiodun, a Nigerian journalist who recently relocated to America, met his brother, Professor Rowland Abiodun in Amherst, more than three decades after the brother left Nigeria.   The hotel room’s telephone rang and the receptionist informed us (my wife and I) that a visitor …

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FIRSTBANK IMPACTS AGENTS WITH A N100 BILLION NAIRA LOAN

First Bank has given its Firstmonie agents over N100 billion loans. The agents are spread over 120,000 across the 772 Local Government Areas in the country. The Agent Credit scheme was launched a year ago to empower its Firstmonie Agents to grow their businesses, whilst being at an advantage to …

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2020 IN NIGERIA: A MUSEUM OF BROKEN HEARTS

  Toyin Falola The University of Texas at Austin     Nigeria is a polygamous home Where wives are from strange clans And their children grow to become orphans That were adopted by a polygamist father Who’d just gone out to have more concubines. The daughters sold for peanuts at …

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Kogi Raises Alarm as Expatriate makes Suspicious COVID-19 Claims – STATEMENT

UPDATE ON THE CASE OF AN EXPATRIATE WHO FEARED SHE HAD COVID-19 IN KOGI STATE Background A distress call from an expatriate working with an international organization in Kogi State who suspected that she had symptoms similar to those associated with COVID-19 had generated widespread speculation and it is therefore …

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Anti Corruption Fight: CACOL Calls for Retooling, Backs Buhari’s New Resolve

By Gboyega Adeoye The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has advised the current government of President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig his war against corruption to make it more effective and result oriented. CACOL stated this as it throws its weight behind government’s efforts at stamping out the debilitating …

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Frontline Communities Leaders Challenge Shell at UN Climate Talks

Today, communities directly impacted by Shell’s abusive practices spoke out as fossil-fuel trade association IETA hosted representatives from the Big Polluter for an event at the U.N Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 24th conference of the parties (COP24). The side event happened just days after a Shell executive bragged about …

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APC Is An Amalgamation Of Desperadoes, Not a Political Party- Adeyeye

Dayo Adeyeye, spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a group of desperados who united to seize power. According to Adeyeye, the APC has not made any significant impact on the society on which it could base its 2019 campaign. The national …

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Emefiele Meets Buhari At Aso Rock

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday. Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting, Emefiele said he briefed the president on the stability in the foreign exchange market and other activities of the …

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Delta’s Commonwealh of Death…Community cries for help over oil, gas flare pollutions By ELO EDREMODA

“…and death fades into the streams, the lands, into the blood of men, women and children; slowly snuffing them out and taking them to that other place…” These lines depict the current situation of Okpare-Olomu people, a community in Ughelli South council area of Delta state, who seem to have …

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