FG Explains Why Sacked Ex Pension Boss Was Reinstated Despite Fraud Case

FG Explains Why Sacked Ex Pension Boss Was Reinstated Despite Fraud Case

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has explained why the federal government reinstated a sacked civil servant despite a pending corruption trial. Premium Times had on Friday reported how controversial chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, was secretly recalled to the service and promoted to head a directorate in the Interior ministry. Mr. Maina was in 2013 declared wanted by the Nigeria’s anticorruption agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,…

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European Union Denies Favoring Buhari Over Goodluck Jonathan During 2015 Elections

European Union Denies Favoring Buhari Over Goodluck Jonathan During 2015 Elections

The European Union (EU) has denied favouring President Muhammadu Buhari above other candidates during the 2015 Presidential Elections in Nigeria. Santiago Fisas, former Chief Observer of the 2015 EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), and Member of the European Parliament, spoke in Abuja on Sunday while making clarification on EU assessment of the polls. “The international community is not in favour of any candidate above others,’’ he said. He commended former President Goodluck Jonathan for…

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Fayose Mocks Buhari For Reinstating Indicted Ex Pension Boss Into Civil Service

Fayose Mocks Buhari For Reinstating Indicted Ex Pension Boss Into Civil Service

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for reabsorbing the wanted ex-Chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, despite being indicted for allegedly perpetrating fraud to the tune of N2bn. Maina is expected to run for governor of Borno State in 2019 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. In his reaction, however, Fayose, who is also under probe by the EFCC, said…

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President Buhari Returns To Nigeria After D-8 Summit In Turkey

President Buhari Returns To Nigeria After D-8 Summit In Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday returned to Abuja after a successful four-day working visit to Ankara and Istanbul in Turkey. The President left the Istanbul International Airport at 09:56am and landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 4.05p.m. While in Turkey, President Buhari held some high-level talks with heads of states of some member countries of the D-8. Speaking during the ninth summit, Buhari said the private sector and business communities in the…

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Liberia’s Leading Presidential Candidate George Weah Visits Prophet TB Joshua

Liberia’s Leading Presidential Candidate George Weah Visits Prophet TB Joshua

George Weah, retired footballer, on Sunday visted the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos, to seek the support of TB Joshua, founder of the church, in his bid to lead Liberia. Weah, who is the leading candidate in the Liberian presidential election, will face Joseph Boakai, the incumbent vice-president, in a runoff slated for November 7. Yormie Johnson, a former Liberian warlord, and one of the 20 candidates who participated in the first…

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17 Southern Nigeria Governors Will Converge In Lagos On Monday

17 Southern Nigeria Governors Will Converge In Lagos On Monday

The 17 governors from the South-west, South-east and South-south are to meet in Lagos on Monday to discuss latest national issues forge stronger partnership. The meeting is coming after 12 years of a similar gathering. A statement by the Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Tunji Bello, said the meeting would be co-hosted by the Governors of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode and Akwa Ibom, Emmanuel Udom. Mr. Bello said the meeting is in line with…

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Animals Enjoy More Security In Nigeria Than Humans – Labour Leader

Animals Enjoy More Security In Nigeria Than Humans – Labour Leader

A former Vice President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and General Secretary, National Union of Garment and Textile Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, Comrade Issa Aremu, has claimed that animals are more secured in Nigerians than human beings. He added that the greatest threat to the country’s unity was the widening gap between the rich and the poor in the country. Speaking on Saturday in Kaduna at the Annual General Conference of the Committee for the…

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Even The Opposition PDP Is Aware Of All My Achievements – Buhari

Even The Opposition PDP Is Aware Of All My Achievements – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said even the opposition is aware that his administration had degraded the Boko Haram sect. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President spoke during a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi of Pakistan, on the margins of the ninth D-8 summit in Istanbul, Turkey. “We have moved them out from their strongholds in the North East, we have…

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Kogi Man Hangs Self, Drops Suicide Note Because His Wife Gave Birth To Triplet

Kogi Man Hangs Self, Drops Suicide Note Because His Wife Gave Birth To Triplet

A director in the Kogi State civil service, Mr Edward Soje has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree in Lokoja, the state capital. It was gathered on Saturday in Lokoja that the dangling body of Soje was found on a tree behind the mammy market at the Maigumeri barracks, the Nigeria Army Command Record. The 54-year-old civil servant decided to take his life barely 10 days after his wife of 17 years…

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Intels Vows To Comply With FG Policy Of TSA, Tenders Apology

Intels Vows To Comply With FG Policy Of TSA, Tenders Apology

Founder of Intels, Gabriele Volpi, has apologised to the federal government over the dispute that resulted in the termination of his company’s pilotage agreement with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The agreement had allowed Intels to receive revenue on behalf of NPA for seven years. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, on September 27 directed Hadiza Bala Usman, NPA managing director, to terminate the pilotage contract, saying it was illegal ab…

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