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N75m was recovered from ex-Minister’s wife, EFCC operative tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s Investigator, Bello Hamma-Adama, on Wednesday, revealed how the sum of N75 million was recovered from Halima Tanimu Turaki, wife of a former minister in the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government. Tanimu Turaki was a Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs between 2013 and 2015. He also served as…

Millions lost as fire razes 70 shops in Lagos

GOODS and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed on Tuesday as fire gutted Alade Market and a residential building in the Shomolu area of Lagos. At least 70 shops were destroyed in the blaze, which started around 12:25, it was learnt. The state fire and rescue service saved 101 shops out of the 171…

Don’t rejoice yet – Dino Melaye to Nigerians on new Service Chiefs

Dino Melaye, former senator representing Kogi West, has urged Nigerians not to rejoice over the appointment of new service chiefs. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, appointed new service chiefs after several calls for sack of previous ones owing to increasing insecurity in the country. The new service chiefs are: Major-General Leo Irabor as Chief of…

Armed Men Kills Two Police Officers In Taraba

Two police officers – a Sergeant and Constable were on Monday killed by some armed men in Karim Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State. The officers were on their way to their duty posts in Jen Community when the armed men attacked and killed them. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, David…

Meet Nigeria Chief of Army Staff since 1999

  · Olusegun Obasanjo: Commander- in- Chief Lt. Gen. Victor Malu (Benue): May 1999 – April 2001 Lt. Gen Alex Ogomudia (Delta): April 2001 – June 2003 Lt Gen Martin Luther Agwai (Kaduna): June 2003 – June 2006 Lt Gen Owoye Andrew Azazi (Bayesla): June 2006 to June 2007 · Umar Musa Yar’adua: Commander in-…

Adapalm explosion: GM clears air, provides details of casualties

The General Manager of Adapalm Industry Nigeria Ltd in Imo State, Dr. Goddy Esom Obodo, has clarified the recent explosion at the company which was rumoured to have left many workers dead and scores wounded. The GM, on Tuesday, said that many people had cashed in on the incident to drag his management to the…

Kwara’s Pioneer Grand Khadi, Justice Orire, Dies At 87

The pioneer Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Shariah Court of Appeal, Justice Abdkadri Orire is dead. He died on Tuesday at the age of 87. In a condolence message, Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq described the late jurist as an exemplary leader who distinguished himself as an erudite legal scholar, researcher, Muslim community leader,…

Abia government lifts ban on activities of NURTW

Okezie Ikpeazu, the Governor of Abia State, has lifted the ban proscribing the activities of the State Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW). Governor Ikpeazu announced this when he received in audience the National President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Comrade Ibikunle Tajudeen Barwa and his team…

FEC Holds In Abuja, Members Observe A Minute Silence In Honour Of Three Late Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the 31st virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha was physically in attendance. Before the meeting, the council observed a minute silence for three former ministers: Alhaji Dauda…

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