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David Mark denies receiving, distributing N2bn campaign fund

Former President of the Senate, David Mark, has denied receiving over N2bn from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through a National Assembly account for distribution to senators. Mark, in a statement on Sunday by his Media Assistant, Paul Mumeh, said as a law-abiding citizen, he had answered an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes

Nigeria, Libya move to boost oil output in 2018

Less than two weeks after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)’s decision to extend oil production cuts, Libya and Nigeria, have indicated their intent to raise output in 2018. While several ministers at the November 30 meeting of the OPEC suggested the two nations had joined the output-curbing deal, both are working to add

Respite For Kaduna Teachers As Industrial Court Stops Sack

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria in the Kaduna judicial division, yesterday, granted an order of interlocutory injunction restraining Kaduna State governor , Nasiru el-Rufai, from the planned sack of 21,780 primary school teachers who reportedly failed a competency test meant for primary four pupils. Dakun Rindi Esq and Augustina Joshua (Miss) Esq had, on

Brain Drain: 300 doctors left Nigeria in 2016 — NMA President

Three hundred Nigerian doctors left the country in 2016,  the national president also of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Mike Ogirima, has revealed. He said more doctors have joined the migration train this year. He did not give any statistics, although NAN learnt that 500 doctors sat for qualifying foreign medical examination preparing to move

ATIKUNATION UAE Chapter Launch in Pictures

The United Arab Emirate chapter of ATIKUNATION, a frontline volunteer campaign group for the presidential aspiration of former vice president of Nigeria, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, Atikunation, was launched with fanfare on Friday, 24th of November, 2017. Atikunation is led by seasoned female politician, Hon. Fatee Muhammed.

‘How I lured, raped, killed female corper’

A driving instructor, Festus Udoh, has narrated how he lured a 23-year-old National Youth Service Corps member, Miss Modupe Kawose, into a bush at Mawuko, in the Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State.   He said he raped and strangled her in the bush. Kawose had registered in a driving school, Lizzy Driving School,

Brain Drain: 300 doctors left Nigeria in 2016 — NMA President

Three hundred Nigerian doctors left the country in 2016,  the national president also of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Mike Ogirima, has revealed. He said more doctors have joined the migration train this year. He did not give any statistics, although NAN learnt that 500 doctors sat for qualifying foreign medical examination preparing to move

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Now, men wear skirts to welcome Buhari

Tunji  Ajibade The bagpipe is a Scottish musical instrument. It is the national pride, symbol of the people of Scotland. Men who blow it traditionally wear skirts, as skirt-wearing by men isn’t alien to that culture. Now, Nigerian males have begun to wear skirts at Nigeria’s Presidential Villa, blowing bagpipes as they welcome either the

‘Dele Issues’: Ajibola Says Obasanjo Is A Funny, Fantastic Actor

Nigerian actor Samuel Ajibola has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a funny and fantastic actor. This comes a few weeks after the former president featured in one of the episodes of ‘Dele Issues’, a comedy series by the actor. Ajibola, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Entertainment News, said getting in the series was what former President Obasanjo wanted. “He (Obasanjo)

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David Mark denies receiving, distributing N2bn campaign fund

Former President of the Senate, David Mark, has denied receiving over N2bn from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through a National Assembly account for distribution to senators. Mark, in a statement on Sunday by his Media Assistant, Paul Mumeh, said as a law-abiding citizen, he had answered an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes

Hackers hit US, Russian banks in ATM robbery scam

Previously undetected group of Russian-language hackers silently stole nearly 10 million dollars from at least 18 mostly United States and Russian banks in recent years by targeting interbank transfer systems, a Moscow-based security firm said. Group-IB warned that the attacks, which began 18 months ago and allowed money to be stolen from banks’ Automated Teller

Baru Disclaims Allegation Linking Kyari to N50bn Funds Kept Away from TSA

PRESS RELEASE The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclaimed the allegation that its Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, had ever stated in any fora that the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, “directed the Corporation to keep the sum of N50billion away from the Treasury Single Account (TSA).” NNPC wishes

David Mark denies receiving, distributing N2bn campaign fund

Former President of the Senate, David Mark, has denied receiving over N2bn from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through a National Assembly account for distribution to senators. Mark, in a statement on Sunday by his Media Assistant, Paul Mumeh, said as a law-abiding citizen, he had answered an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes

Hackers hit US, Russian banks in ATM robbery scam

Previously undetected group of Russian-language hackers silently stole nearly 10 million dollars from at least 18 mostly United States and Russian banks in recent years by targeting interbank transfer systems, a Moscow-based security firm said. Group-IB warned that the attacks, which began 18 months ago and allowed money to be stolen from banks’ Automated Teller

Editorial

KOLA ADESHINA: 53 Hearty Cheers to An Energy Mogul

By Emmanuel Ajibulu  Chairman of Nigeria’s largest Power Generation firm, Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Kola Adeshina, was on Saturday August 12, 2017 a year older, it was a moment that graciously surprised him in many aspects. Born on August 12, 1964, Kola Adeshina’s disposition on his 53rd birthday anniversary testified clearly to a year of

Politics

David Mark denies receiving, distributing N2bn campaign fund

Former President of the Senate, David Mark, has denied receiving over N2bn from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through a National Assembly account for distribution to senators. Mark, in a statement on Sunday by his Media Assistant, Paul Mumeh, said as a law-abiding citizen, he had answered an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes

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I Can’t Engage Wike, He’s Like ‘One Of My Sons’ – Amaechi

The Minister for Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, has denied any rift between him and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, describing the governor as one of his ‘sons’. Amaechi, who was also governor of Rivers State from 2007 to 2015, said this during his appearance on Channels Television’s Question Time. “He (Wike) was my staff; he

‘How I lured, raped, killed female corper’

A driving instructor, Festus Udoh, has narrated how he lured a 23-year-old National Youth Service Corps member, Miss Modupe Kawose, into a bush at Mawuko, in the Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State.   He said he raped and strangled her in the bush. Kawose had registered in a driving school, Lizzy Driving School,

2018 budget defence: Senators walk Fashola out

THE SENATE Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy has turned back Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, over alleged “unpreparedness to face the committee for his 2018 budget defence.” The minister was turned back when he appeared before the committee, to defend estimates of his ministry’s 2018 budget, yesterday. The event

Putin, Trump discuss North Korea in phone call

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump discussed the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program in a phone call Thursday, in which the US president took the unusual step of thanking his Russian counterpart for praising America’s economy. The two heads of state discussed “the situation in several crisis zones, with a focus on solving the nuclear

Army Restates Loyalty To President Buhari

The Nigeria Army has said it will loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari while maintaining a high level of professionalism and remain apolitical in all its conducts. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen. Tukur Buratai, made these assertions on Thursday, at the closing ceremony of the Chief Of Staff Annual Conference which held at Ibadan, the

Fuel Scarcity To End In 48 Hours, Says Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has assured governors of Nigerias 36 states that the ongoing fuel scarcity will end in 48 hours. Mr. Kachikwu gave the assurance on Thursday while briefing members of the National Economic Council, NEC, comprising the governors and some ministers. The NEC is chaired by the Vice President,

State Assemblies Begin Debate On Constitution Amendment

Three months after the National Assembly transmitted drafts of the 1999 Constitution Amendment to State Houses of Assembly, some houses have commenced debate on the bills. Indication emerged yesterday that the National Assembly sent only 15 bills to State Houses of Assembly for adoption out of the 21 bills adopted by the National Assembly. LEADERSHIP

Osinbajo, Gowon, Shonekan, others grace Villa Christmas Concert

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Head of State Yakubu Gowon and ex Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, were among dignitaries who graced the 2017 Christmas Praise Concert on Thursday in Abuja. The event, which took place at the State House Conference Centre, was onganised by the Presidency to honour God for

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