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Osinbajo In Secret Meeting With APC Governors

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, had a closed door meeting with APC governors at the state house in Abuja today July 20th. According to the chairman of the APC Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha who spoke with state house correspondents, the meeting was centered on issues bothering on their party, APC. “We came to discuss issues relating to our party and our government and how to move our party forward. We discussed a lot of issues on how to move the party forward, how to strengthen the party and how to make sure our party remains victorious in all elections. Very soon, ...
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Why Seven Banks ‘Hid N249.6b For Unknown Government Officials’.

A Federal High Court in Lagos Thursday ordered seven banks to remit a total of $793,200,000 (about N249,659,700,000.00), allegedly hidden with them in breach of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy, to the Federal Government. A vacation judge, Justice Chuka Obiozor, made the interim order following an ex parte application by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF). The judge warned that the remittance order would be made permanent on August 8, unless cause was shown why it should not. The AGF through a counsel, Prof. Yemi Akinseye-George (SAN), accused the commercial banks of illegally keeping the sums ...
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Senate Rejects 4 REC Nominees, Approves 8

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Mrs Asmanu Maikudi from Katsina State and seven others as Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC). Other nominees, who were equally confirmed are, Mr Sam Olumekun from Ondo State, Prof. Riskuwa Shehu from Sokoto State, Mr Kassim Geidam from Yobe and Jibrin Zarewa from Kano State. Prof. Samuel Egwu from Kogi, Mr Mike Igini from Delta and Abdulganiyu  Raji from Oyo State were also confirmed. The upper chamber, however, stepped down consideration of Amb. Rufus Akeju (Lagos), Dr Mahmuda Isah (Kebbi) and Ahmad Mahmud (Zamfara). It also rejected the nomination of Prof. Mustapha Zubairu ...
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Group Wants Jamb Registrar, Oloyede Sacked Over Shady CBT–UTME

Citing anomalies that has characterised the Computer Based Test (CBT) organised by Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), a group, African Community Impact and Development Network (Afri-CID) has called for the suspension of  exercise till further notice. Addressing Journalists in Abuja, Afri-CID said an investigation it carried out on the 2017 exercise showed that the CBT was a complete failure given several complains and difficulties faced by candidates. The group said, “variance in the PINs generated from banks and those sent to candidates via emails; failure of some banks to generate PINs for candidates while advising them to wait for an ...
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Osinbajo Orders Security Reinforcement In Southern Kaduna

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered further security reinforcements in Kaduna State following reports of communal clashes that resulted in the loss of lives, earlier this week, in Kajuru, Kajuru Local Government Area of the State. A statement from Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande, said Prof Osinbajo also commiserated with families of the victims, the government and people of Kaduna State, and wished the injured victims speedy recovery. He also commended the prompt response and efforts of the state government, and those of the security agencies which ...
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