Trial of 5,000 suspected Boko Haram to begin soon, DG, Legal Aid Council says

Nigeria to Put 5,000 Suspected Boko Haram ‘on Trial Soon’Nigeria’s Federal Government will soon begin the trial of 5,000 suspected Boko Haram members who are in various detention facilities across the country, the Director General of Legal Aid Council, Aliyu Abubakar has said. Abubakar gave the assurance on Tuesday during an audience with Borno State

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Senate confirms 40-year-old Bawa as EFCC chairman

Nigeria Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Senate president Ahmad Lawan during the plenary restated President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Bawa as EFCC chairman last week. The Presidency said Bawa’s nomination was in accordance with Section 2 (3) of the

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Ghana receives world’s first doses of free Covax vaccines

Covax, launched last April to help ensure a fairer distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor nations, said it would deliver two billion doses to its members by the end of the year. “We are pleased that Ghana has become the first country to receive the Covid-19 vaccines from the Covax facility,” UNICEF, which

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Delta State Signs Agreement to Concession Asaba International Airport

The Delta State government has signed a 30-year agreement to concession the Asaba International Airport for efficiency and improved service delivery.The concession deal is worth over N28bn (about $59m) with N100m (about $262,000) payable to the state per annum.Asaba International Airport was conceived and initiated by the Delta state government as a strategic economic platform

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Utomi, Na’abba, Agbakoba, Falana, Others Launch Dialogue to Rescue Nigeria From ‘Brink of Civil Anarchy’

Prominent Nigerians across different fields on Tuesday launched a Constitution Drafting Committee and Coordinating Committee of the People’s Constitutional Dialogue, which they say will rescue Nigeria from the precipice and brink of nationwide insecurity, ethnic and civil anarchy. Launched virtually and physically under the auspices of the National Consultative Front (NCFront), organisers noted that the

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Restricting Cryptocurrency Trading in Nigerians’ Best Interest, Says Emefiele

Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said that the CBN acted in the nation’s best interest by ordering banks, non-banking and other financial institutions not to facilitate trading and dealings in cryptocurrencies. Emefiele, while briefing a joint Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, ICT and Cybercrimes, and Capital Market,

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Nigerian government to establish gold processing factory in Kogi

As a demonstration of its commitment to job creation and a robust economy, the Federal Government has started arrangements for the establishment of a gold processing cluster in Mopamuro local government area of Kogi State. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to

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Nigeria: NNPC Extends Crude Oil Swap Contracts till June

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has extended until June its contracts with private companies to swap crude oil for fuels, Reuters quoted a company spokesman, as saying yesterday. That’s the second extension of the one-year contracts to exchange more than 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) with 15 company pairings, which had been set to

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We’re Negotiating Directly with Kagara Schoolboys’ Abductors, Niger State Reveals

The Niger State government on Monday clarified that it is negotiating directly with the abductors of 27 students of the Government Science College, Kagara, their teachers and family members, insisting that a prominent Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi is not involved in the negotiation. The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane,

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Keystone Bank trainees donate street sweepers’ uniforms to LAWMA

Keystone Bank Limited’s new intakes who recently graduated from the bank’s training school – The Keystone Bank Learning Academy Lagos, have donated 60 units of street sweepers’ uniforms to the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA). A statement by the lender said the gesture, which is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) drive is

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