‘Hit them, shoot them, but don’t kill them’ – Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte urges people to attack corrupt officials

Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines has invited citizens to 'shoot but not kill' any corrupt public official they encounter.     The president, 74, said if anyone witnesses officials taking bribes and shoots them he can promise them immunity from prosecution but only if the victim survives.    In a speech made during his visit to[...]

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Buhari head to Ouagadougou to attend ECOWAS Summit

President Buhari departs Abuja today Saturday to attend the one-day ECOWASHeads of State and Government Extraordinary Summit on Counter-Terrorism, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said this in a statement in Abuja on Friday. Given the growing threat of terrorism in the sub-region, the West African leaders had[...]

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Breaking : Federal Government increases VAT to 7.2%

The federal executive council (FEC) meeting held earlier today. At the end of the meeting, FEC approved an increase in value added tax (VAT) rate from 5 percent to 7.2% percent effective January 2020. Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of the cabinet[...]

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Court orders final forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of $40 million worth of jewellery seized from the residence of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, to the federal government.  In his ruling on Tuesday, Nicholas Oweibo, the presiding judge, held that the former minister failed to show cause why the jewellery[...]

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VP Osinbajo flags off National Livestock Transformation Plan

The Vice President earlier today Tuesday flagged off the Federal Government's Livestock Transformation Plan at the Gongoshi Grazing Reserve In Mayo- Belwa Li al Government Area of Adamawa State. Inaugurating the project the VP said the project is expected to run from 2029-2018 as part of the Federal Government 's initiative in collaboration with states[...]

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Breaking: HoS Oyo-Ita opts for Retirement, submits letter to Buhari

Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of service of the federation, has offered to immediately proceed on retirement in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, according to the TheCable. The widow had been under pressure from her immediate family to retire after news reports emerged that she was being probed over an alleged N3 billion contract scam. Although[...]

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World Bank blacklists CCECC, five other Chinese firms in Nigeria for fraud

Some Chinese companies in Nigeria have been blacklisted by the World Bank for fraud and corruption according to Premium Times. The companies include China Railway Construction (International) Nigeria Company Limited, China Railway 18th Bureau Nigeria Engineering Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Lekki (FTA) Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Railway Company Limited, CRCC Petroleum & Gas Company Limited,[...]

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Hong Kong Cancels All Flights as Protests Engulfs Airport

Hong Kong airport authorities canceled remaining flights on Monday after protesters swarmed the main terminal building for a fourth day, the biggest disruption yet to the city’s economy since demonstrations began in early June. “Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted as a result of the public assembly at the airport[...]

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Saudi Arabia’s Al Saud family named world’s fourth richest

Bloomberg Billionaires Index says collective fortune of Al Saud family is conservatively estimated at more than $100 billion. The Al Sauds number some 15,000, according to estimates by political analysts and academics, from infants to the elderly. Their collective fortune is estimated at more than $100 billion in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, enough to rank[...]

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Homosexuality, lesbianism, cause of insecurity in Nigeria- Emir of Gwandu

The Emir of Gwandu and the Chairman Kebbi Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, has attributed the current security challenges in the country to the way in which Nigerians have been ignoring God’s commands and adopting satanic behaviours. The Emir said such satanic behaviours include rampant homosexuality, rape and lesbianism, which were causative factors of[...]

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Emir Sanusi Finally Welcomes Fourth Wife 4 Years After Wedding (photos)

Absence only makes the heart grow fonder, and Emir Sanusi’s heart has certainly been longing for the woman of his nightly dreams for four long years. An eternity, some would say, but no matter. The hero has finally got his bride. Four years after a quiet wedding which took the entire social establishment by surprise,[...]

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