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APC allegation on Paris Club refund foolish, mischievous — Fayose’s aide

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti—The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has said Governor Ayodele Fayose’s planned meeting with workers and other stakeholders over the Paris Club refund of N4.7billion to the state, was a ploy to brainwash Ekiti people and to deceive them with “ultimate goal to, as usual, …

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Third man named in Diezani’s alleged $1.7bn US corruption case

Court documents filed in Houston by the US Justice Department in the assets forfeiture proceedings  against former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and her business associates, Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, have revealed the third man in the $1.7 billion swindle of Nigeria, according to online portal, Premium Times. He is …

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I’m not involved in any deal with Diezani —Okunbor

By Simon Ebegbulem BENIN—THE Chairman of Ocean Marine Security Limited, an off-shore asset protection company, Capt. Hosa Okunbor,  has denied claims in some quarters that he was involved in the controversial offshore processing agreements, OPAs, known as oil swap, involving former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke and others. Hosa …

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Famine, malnutrition loom in Nigeria, experts warn

By Henry Umoru ABUJA—INTERNATIONAL agriculture experts warned, yesterday, that famine and malnutrition were imminent in the country unless the Federal Government urgently put in place measures to address the problem of insecurity. The experts said that while agricultural research ratings of countries like Brazil, India, China etc, were moving upward, …

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Why Melaye’s recall process must continue, INEC tells court

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA—The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, asking it to vacate the interim order that stopped process for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye. The commission, through its lawyer, Mr. Sulayman Ibrahim, queried the legal propriety of the restraining order …

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Shangisha Baale, wife remanded in Kirikiri over fake kidnap

By Abdulwahab Abdulah & Jane Echewodo LAGOS—Magistrate T. Akanni of an Ogba magistrate’s court, Ikeja, yesterday, ordered the deposed Baale of Shangisha, Chief Mutiu Ogundare, to be remanded in Kirikiri Prison for allegedly faking his kidnap. The Baale, alongside his wife, Abolanle, will remain in prison’s custody with one Mohammed …

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