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CBN urges customers to report banks on BTA/PTA FOREX

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reliably gathered that some banks are turning back customers that come to purchase BTA/PTA and forex for pilgrimage. The CBN, in a statement on Wednesday, in Abuja, stated that, “We hereby appeal to bank customers to go straight to their banks to buy forex as the CBN has…

Xenophobic attacks: Reps seek stiffer action against S/Africa

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, called on the Federal Government to institute stiffer measures against South Africa over the endless xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country. This was sequel to a motion entitled “Urgent call for concerted Diplomatic Action to stop the recurring killings of Nigerians in South Africa” by Rep. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha…

FEC approves N5.1bn for road project linking Osun to Ekiti

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved N5.1billion for the rehabilitation of Ila Orangun – Oke Ila – Ilale Aka road linking Osun to Ekiti state. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the…

N450m Campaign Fund: Court adjourns Belgore, Suleman’s case to June 25

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has adjourned till June 25th and 26th of 2018 on N450 million Campaign fund fraud case involving the duo of Professor Abubakar Sulaiman and Muhammed Dele Belgore. This followed the submission by Belgore’s counsel E. O Sofunde(SAN) before Justice Muhammed Rilwan Aikawa that since Professor Sulaiman was not…

Buhari applauds Nigeria’s rising role in World Craft Council

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday applauded Nigeria’s emerging role in the World Craft Council (WCC), saying the talents, skills and high quality artistic creations of Nigerians are attracting more global attention and appreciation. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made the statement available in Abuja. He said President Buhari received…

CSOs hold public lecture in honour of Taju, Winnie & Momoh

The Nigerian Civil Society groups have scheduled a public lecture in honour of the past renowned human rights activists and pan-Africanists such as late Tajuddeen Abdulraheem, Abubakar Momoh and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. According to a statement signed by the Executive Director of CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa, the late trio stand out as activists, pan-Africanists and gender…

$16bn power projects: SERAP asks Buhari to refer OBJ, Jonathan to EFCC, ICPC

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called for further probe of the alleged mismanagement of 16 billion dollars power projects between 1999 and 2007. SERAP made the call in a statement by its Executive Director, Mr Adetokunbo Mumuni, on Wednesday. The organisation urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently refer the case to the…

Transparency International raises alarm over high waves of corruption worldwide

Transparency International (TI) has decried the growing wave of grand corruption worldwide, lamenting that no fewer than six billion people are now affected by the menace. Transparency International’s Chair, Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio, disclosed this in Abuja while delivering a keynote address at the opening of an international experience-sharing workshop on best practices to address…

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