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Ex-Gov. Shema, Wanted by EFCC, in Talks for ‘Soft Landing’

Legal representatives of Ibrahim Shema, the immediate past governor of Katsina State, who was declared wanted on Wednesday for alleged fraud, are negotiating with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, his spokesman said Thursday. A spokesperson said there were talks to “cool everything down”, and to allow Mr. Shema respond to the commission’s invitation on…

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Why We Retracted on Edo Election – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has given reasons for retracting its earlier stance to proceed with the Edo State governorship election initially scheduled for Saturday. Hours after the commission said it would go ahead with the election despite the contrary advice of the Police and the State Security Service, SSS, it retracted saying it…

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Edo Election: INEC Not Independent – CSOs

A coalition of Seventy Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, on Thursday, condemned the advice by security agencies to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to postpone the Edo governorship election initially scheduled for Saturday. The groups, which were accredited to monitor the election under the aegis of ‘The Situation Room’, described the joint statement by the…

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Budget Padding: Jibrin Drags Dogara, Others Before Buhari’s Corruption Committee

A former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has met with the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption over alleged corrupt practices involving some principal officers on the budget process. He told newsmen after the meeting on Wednesday in Abuja that he took his allegations against Speaker Yakubu Dogara, his deputy…

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Kano Orders Removal of Kwankwaso’s Name from Public Infrastructure

There is heightened suspicion that the animosity between Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and his predecessor has taken a new twist as the Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all Kwankwasiyya inscriptions from public buildings in Kano metropolis and other local government areas of the state. The directive followed a motion by…

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Sheriff Threatens N10bn Suit Against Borno Commissioner Over Boko Haram Allegation

Embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, has threatened to slam a N10 billion lawsuit against the Borno State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Kaka Shehu, for alleging that he has links with Boko Haram. The special adviser, media, to Sheriff, Inuwa Bwala, in a statement, yesterday, said…

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