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Arms deal: Six firms to pay N2.4bn tax, 20 face probe

The President subsequently gave the EFCC approval to investigate two former Chiefs of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Azubuike Ihejirika; and Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah; a former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs II, Dr Nurudeen Mohammed; and three former permanent secretaries in the Ministry of Defence – Mr.

It was …

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EFCC can probe Ekiti, court tells Fayose

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has declined an ex parte order sought by the State Government to restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from investigating the finances of the state.

The EFCC had frozen Governor Ayodele Fayose's accounts with Zenith Bank and those of some …

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FG releases unity schools’ admission list

Only 24,422 candidates out of 89,231 candidates who sat for the 2016/2017 Federal Unity Colleges examination made the admission list.

In an analysis of the results, Goong said 46,869 candidates made the cut-off mark in the examination just as he added that 24,422 candidates out …

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Lady Chioma contracted me to kidnap 2 children—SUSPECT

*He said they were his children— Lady Chioma's Pastor

By Peter Ofili, Clarybell Charles & Ebere Aham

OPERATIVES of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two suspected child abductors for kidnapping two toddlers, age six and four, in Igando area of Lagos.

The suspects, identified as Uche Umerua and Prophet …

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‘Nigeria’ll bounce back as Africa’s largest economy’

The Federal Government on Thursday said that the emergence of South Africa as the largest economy in Africa, a position that Nigeria held up until last week would make the government work harder to regain its lost glory.

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, stated this …

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Sheathe your swords, APC chieftain urges members

AGGRIEVED members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State have been advised to sheathe their swords and work for the good of the party.

This advice was given yesterday by Delta State APC chieftain, Messiah Omozue during a chat with Vanguard.

According to him, "Some selfish people who …

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AIG orders mental tests on Lagos policemen

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has ordered that mental test be carried out on policemen in the command.

A statement on Thursday by Zone 2 Command spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, said Ali spoke during a newly introduced educative session for …

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Avengers: We'll Declare Republic Oct 1⃣st❗️

The Niger Delta Avengers on Thursday threatened that it will declare a Niger Delta Republic on October 1 should President Muhammadu Buhari fail to restructure the country.

It also said the group is praying for the Buhari-led federal government to discover oil in commercial quantity in the northern part of …

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Budget padding: 10 principal officers disown Jibrin

The joint statement by the principal officers, read in part, "The proponent (of budget-padding), the recently sacked Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, sought to make allegations of impropriety against the leadership of the House over the process and content of the 2016 budget passed by …

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Enemies jealous of my rising profile –Jonathan

The statement, however, said, "It is sad that the publications wore the cloak of deceit from the same misguided characters that are hell-bent on pulling down the former President despite his clear record of diligent service to his country and long-standing commitment to the good of the society.

"There is …

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Four schoolgirls impregnated by their fathers in our custody — LASG

The Lagos State Government has said that it is keeping four infants born by schoolgirls impregnated by their fathers in its custody.

The decision, according to the state government, is to allow the girls "come of age" before they decide whether to keep the babies.

Fadairo, spoke on the topic …

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Jonathan’ government can’t account for N33tn – APC

Noting that even among thieves, there must be honour, the chairman said Nigerians, who are now bearing the brunt of the economy that was mindlessly mismanaged by the PDP, cannot forget in a hurry that some $15bn – which is about half of the nation's foreign reserves at the end of …

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Lagos ranks world’s 3rd worst city to live in

A report released yesterday by The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Lagos as the third worst city to live, maintaining its position at the lowest rungs of the Global Liveability index.

The liveability survey assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions across five broad …

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Naira depreciates to N365.25/$

Naira, yesterday, suffered its most steep depreciation in the inter-bank market since the new foreign exchange market commenced, trading at N365.25 per dollar against N314.14, almost 14 per cent drop in one day.

The steepest single day depreciation before yesterday was recorded shortly after the dropping of Central …

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Nigeria Kits Come 3⃣ Days Before Olympics End⁉️

Three days to the end of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Team Nigeria took delivery of the much awaited kits after most of the athletes had concluded their events with some already back to their bases.

A top official of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria who disclosed this to Sports Vanguard …

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