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Just In: Freedom! FG orders release of Sowore, Dasuki from detention

The Federal Government of Nigerian on Tuesday ordered the release of publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore and former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki from detention. Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s justice minister and attorney general of the federation (AGF), ordered their release in a statement. Malami said the decision to release them was in compliance Read more

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Just In: Buhari kicks out Banire as AMCON boss, names replacement

Muiz Banire has been sacked as the head of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and was immediately replaced. President Muhammadu Buhari made the change of leadership of the corporation in a letter to the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday. According to the letter, Buhari named Edward Adamu as the new chairman for AMCON He further Read more

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Just In: Court nullifies additional four new Emirates created in Kano

A Kano State High Court, on Thursday, nullified the appointment and creation of four additional Emirates in Kano State. The Presiding Judge, Justice Usman Na’abba ruled that due process was not followed in the creation of the Emirates. The state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, had in May 2019, assented the bill seeking the establishment of four Read more

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Aisha Buhari attacked us inside Aso Rock – Mamman Daura’s daughter

Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, has accused Aisha, wife of the president, of attacking her inside the presidential villa in Abuja, TheCable NG reports. Fatima, commenting on a video where the first lady was seen complaining about being denied access to her apartment, said she least expected Buhari’s wife to act Read more

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Just In: Police seal off Lagos venue where Soyinka is to speak on democracy, insecurity

The police in Lagos State have sealed off the venue of a symposium where Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, and other speakers were to address the state of insecurity in Nigeria. The programme with theme: “Democracy, State Repression and the State of insecurity in Nigeria,” is organised by a group known as Coalition for Revolution (CORE). Read Read more

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Just in: Ex-INEC boss, Maurice Iwu remanded in EFCC custody over alleged fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered that Professor Maurice Iwu be remanded in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), till Friday when his application for bail will be heard. Prior to the remand order, the EFCC had arraigned the former INEC Chairman before Justice Chuka Obiozor on a four-count Read more

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Breaking: Governor Abiodun Appoints revered journalist, Somorin as Chief Press Secretary

The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appointed Mr Sunday Olakunle Somorin as his Chief Press Secretary.  Mr Somorin’s appointment was announced on Thursday by the State’s Head of Service, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu Bisiriyu in a statement seen by newsheadline247 described the veteran journalist as “an experienced editor with a rich work history in Read more

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Breaking: Ex-NIMASA D-G gets 7 years imprisonment over N136m fraud

A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a former Acting Director-General of NIMASA, Calistus Obi, to seven years imprisonment for  N136 million fraud. A former acting director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Calistus Obi, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for 136 million fraud. Mojisola Olatoregun of the Read more