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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, recently stated the need to review the minimum educational requirements for intending officeholders. At the 52nd convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos, where he delivered the Convocation Lecture, he reflected on the imperative of updating what we require of our would-be leaders to meet contemporary standards….


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THE Police Service Commission has directed the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to deepen investigations into the connection between the suspended erstwhile head of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, and an internet scammer, Abbas Ramon, commonly known as Hushpuppi. The commission, it was learnt, gave the IG two weeks to turn in the report…


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Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has lamented that there are some public servants in the state who are cultured and tutored in corruption, saying that such cannot be eradicated but can only be minimised. Mohammed stated the State Executive Council Meeting held at the the Government House Annex, Bauchi on Wednesday, He said, “If you…


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The International Monetary Fund has advised Nigeria and other developing economies with large foreign currency borrowings and external financing need to prepare for turbulence in financial markets. The Washington-based lender also said countries such as Nigeria should consider extending their debt maturities as a means to contain foreign exchange fluctuations. In a blogpost titled ‘A…


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The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, has advised Nigerians to deliberately search for people with foresight, intelligence and experience that can turn the country’s fortune around. Kumuyi, who arrived in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Wednesday for a crusade tagged “Total freedom through faith in Christ” starting on…


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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will visit Zamfara State on Thursday (today). The state governor, Bello Matawalle, disclosed during an emergency meeting with all political appointees at the Government House’s Council Chamber on Tuesday evening. According to the governor, the main purpose of the President’s visit is to commiserate with his administration over…


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A fake lawyer arrested in Zamfara State, Chukwuka Jude, has been sentenced to one year imprisonment by the Chief Magistrate Court One in Gusau, the state capital. The Chief Magistrate, Sa’adu Gurbin-Bore, said having admitted committing the crime, the defendant was convicted accordingly. “Impersonation and cheating are punishable offences under Section 179 and 324 of…


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Nigeria’s bid to bolster its local crude refining capacity through the construction of modular refineries has run into a hitch due to a number of factors, including funding challenges and rising cases of sabotage attacks on pipelines and oil theft, according to officials familiar with the projects. State-run Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board and…


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