Author archives: Fatihu Beita

I Did Not Say Rice Is Expensive Because Nigerians Eat Too Much Rice – Ogbeh

Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has dismissed news reports quoting him as saying “Nigerians eat too much rice, that’s why it is expensive.” “This is totally false, misleading and a sheer display of irresponsible journalism, reckless sensationalism, and poor ethics,” the minister said. He noted with disappointment that the mischievous…

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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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Buhari Declares Support for Constitutional Amendment to Separate LGs from State Governments

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he will support a constitutional amendment to separate local governments from the stranglehold of state governments. This was disclosed by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, as President Buhari received the leadership of the Association of Local Governments in Nigeria (ALGON) on Thursday in Abuja. The President…

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EFCC Wants Patience Jonathan to Forfeit $15m

Indications have emerged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is about to file application in court asking the former First Lady, Patience Jonathan to forfeit the $15,591,700 traced to her account. The money is currently stocked in the Skye Bank account of four companies: Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development…

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