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Negotiation for abducted Kagara students, others’ release at final stage —Niger gov

Negotiation for abducted Kagara students, others’ release at final stage —Niger gov

Arrangements and consultations are ongoing between the government of Niger and the bandits for the purpose of releasing the abducted 27 students, three staff and family members of Government Science College, Kagara, the state government has confirmed. Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State says “the state government is at the final stage of negotiation” for...

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EFCC: Lawyer sues Senate, asks court to stop Bawa’s confirmation

EFCC: Lawyer sues Senate, asks court to stop Bawa’s confirmation

The new Chairman-designate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who is expected to face Senate screening soon, is beset by a legal hurdle following a controversy surrounding his rank. It was learnt that a lawyer, Osuagwu Ugochukwu, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to stop the...

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Why herdsmen in Ondo forests ignored Akeredolu’s eviction order – Senator

Why herdsmen in Ondo forests ignored Akeredolu’s eviction order – Senator

The Senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Nicholas Tofowomo, has said the herdsmen were still operating in the Ondo forests reserve because Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s eviction order was not backed by law. The governor had last month issued a quit notice to herdsmen who are hibernating in the state forests reserve...

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Reps to probe UK-based firm’s stake in HealthPlus

Reps to probe UK-based firm’s stake in HealthPlus

The House of Representatives has received a petition alleging that the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria has granted a waiver to a private equity firm, Alta Semper Capital UK, otherwise known as Idi Holdings, to become a part owner of a popular retail pharmacy chain, HealthPlus, in Nigeria. A lawyer, Oladimeji Ekengba, of the Oladimeji Ekengba...

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Give us state police, resource control now, El-Rufai tells FG

Give us state police, resource control now, El-Rufai tells FG

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has called on the Federal Government to immediately implement three specific recommendations of the All Progressives Congress Committee on True Federalism to address the insecurity in the country. El-Rufai, who was one of the speakers on a live broadcast tagged ‘The Fierce Urgency of Now: Tactics and...

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Ebonyi Exco: PDP appeals Abakaliki court judgment

Ebonyi Exco: PDP appeals Abakaliki court judgment

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Friday vowed to appeal the ruling of a Federal High Court nullifying its caretaker committee in Ebonyi state. In a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the party, the PDP said it will approach the appellate court for redress. “As a law-abiding political party, we are finalising...