Civil servants, ex-banker arraigned for IPPIS, ‘ghost worker’ fraud

The Federal Government on Monday arraigned four civil servants and a former banker on charges of perpetrating a fraud involving over N140m through the manipulation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System to input details of ghost workers in 2017. The five defendants were arraigned on 11 counts of cybercrime and advance fee fraud

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Peacemaker stabbed to death as rivals fight over girlfriend in Lagos

A peacemaker, Muhammed Obadimeji, has been killed while separating a fight between two men, Eniola Ayodele and Kayode Babashola, in the Dopemu area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that Ayodele and Babashola were fighting over their girlfriend, Barakat Wasiu, when Obadimeji intervened to make peace. While separating the rivals, it was learnt that Ayodele,

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NECO Releases 2020 Timetable

The National Examination Council is one of the main secondary school examination bodies in the country.The National Examinations Council (NECO) has unveiled the timetable and guidelines for the conduct of its 2020 examinations for Senior Secondary 3 students. NECO Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Professor Godswill Obioma disclosed this on Tuesday during a press conference at the

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Russia has developed COVID-19 vaccine – Putin

Russia has developed the first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday. “This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered” in Russia, he said during a televised video conference call with government ministers. “One of my daughters had this vaccine. I

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How 16 passengers died in Badagry boat accident — Survivor

Moruf Kelani, a survivor of the July 29 boat mishap in which 16 passengers drowned on Badagry waterways, has blamed the tragic incident on greed by boat operators and regulatory officials. The Lagos State Waterways Authority had said an open boat carrying 19 passengers capsized at about 6.00PM en route to Badagry on July 29.

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NDDC writes IG, demands prosecution of failed contractors

The management of the Niger Delta Development Commission has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, seeking the arrest and prosecution of contractors, who collected mobilisation funds, but refused to execute contracts they got from the agency.The Managing Director of the agency, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, signed the petition, dated July 29, 2020.Pondei, in the letter,

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WASSCE: Osun begs former N-Power teachers to resume

Osun State Government on Monday pleaded with former N-Power teachers handling Senior Secondary School Three classes before they were exited from the scheme, to return to schools for revision classes. This was contained in a public service announcement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Intervention Programmes, Lukman Bello, on Monday.

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Gunmen kill six French aid workers in Niger

Gunmen on motorcycles killed eight people including a group of French aid workers as they visited a part of Niger popular with tourists for its wildlife, officials said.“There are eight dead: two Nigeriens including a guide and a driver, while the other six are French,” the governor of the Tillaberi region told AFP on Sunday.France

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