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The Federal Government on Wednesday asked the Indian Government to ensure the immediate arrest and prosecution of those responsible for attacks on Nigerian students in an Indian university.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Olushola Enikanolaiye, made the call during a meeting with the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Nagabushana Reddy, in Abuja.... more

EFCC finds $86m Paris Club refund in NGF’s account

MORE cash believed to be part of the London-Paris Club loan refund has been found by  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The US$86,546,526.65 was remitted into the account of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF).

The account is said to have been depleted to about $17million as at the time the probe started.... more


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Borno Command, said on Thursday it has arrested a man, Ahmed Alibe, 21, posing as a soldier and molesting members of the public.

The Corps Commandant, Ibrahim Abdullahi, said Alibe was arrested on Wednesday at the Nasara Computer Centre in the state capital.... more


Arik, Aero failed corporate governance test, says AMCON

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has criticised previous managers of Arik Air and Aero Contractors for negligence of corporate governance principles in running the companies.

AMCON Executive Director, Eberechukwu Uneze, disclosed this at the new members induction ceremony organised by the Institute of Directors of Nigeria (IoD) in Lagos.... more

I was not unduly favoured by UNILORIN, says Oloyede’s son

Mr. Abdulkarim Oloyede, son of the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and former Vice-Chancellor (VC) of University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has denied his father played any role to influence his employment and privileges in the school.

Oloyede was reacting to a three-part investigative report by The Nation titled: “Exposed: How corruption, favouritism thrive in UNILORIN”, which revealed that the younger Oloyode benefited from his father’s alleged nepotism.... more

Kukah denies collecting money from Jonathan

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•Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah, has debunked the perception that he was close to former President Goodluck Jonathan for what he could get.

“Despite my friendship with Jonathan over this long period of time, we never discussed a penny, we never discussed one dollar; we never exchanged a penny, and we never exchanged a dollar,” Rev Kukah said.... more

Afenifere to police:  hold Hausa suspects

•‘Ife crisis not caused by Yoruba alone’

The Pan-Yoruba Social Cultural Group, Afenifere, yesterday urged the police to be fair, following the clash between Yoruba and Hausa in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

The group said it would continue to disagree with the police and the Federal Government on why only Yoruba suspects were paraded in Abuja.... more


Alhaji Abdulkarim Kaita, the Managing Director of Dangote Tomato Processing Company, Kadawa, Kano State, has commended the Federal Government for banning the importation of tomato paste into the country.

The managing director made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday.... more

Wanted: new regulations  for private jet operators

There is growing anxiety among private jet owners, operators and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the  mode of regulations of  business in the industry.

Business aviation, according to experts , constitute a significant part of commercial aviation in Nigeria, with over 150 aircraft in the fleet of private jet owners and operators. There are more private jets in Nigeria carrying out non – scheduled operations, compared with the number of aircraft on the fleet of the existing nine domestic operators.... more


Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said the most recent killings in the state were not perpetrated by herdsmen, but criminal elements.

Ortom stated this after the state security council meeting in Makurdi on Monday.... more

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