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For today, May 9 2016:


Dasuki paid me monthly, says Okupe
A former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has revealed that his office was funded monthly by the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.). READ MORE

FG to concession 2nd Niger Bridge, four airports
The Federal Government has listed six strategic intervention areas to be covered by the 2016 budget signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. READ MORE

Alamieyeseigha, Audu, Ibori’s London mansions exposed
The London mansions of deceased former Governor of Baylesa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, and another dead ex-governor, Abubakar Audu of Kogi State, have been revealed by a United Kingdom-based media ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to London for an anti-corruption summit. READ MORE


This budget will lift Nigerians, bring change, says Mohammed
With the signing of the 2016 budget, Nigerians will now begin to feel the impact of the change agenda, the mantra upon which the All Progressives Congress (APC) government rode to power, Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said. READ MORE

Militants list terms for truce, seek action on confab report
Apparently undeterred by President Muhammadu Buhari’s order to the military to crush them, militants under the aegis of the new group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), yesterday demanded some conditions that should be met by the Federal Government in order to ensure peace in the Niger. READ MORE

‘Government suit against Shell for Bonga Spill is commendable’
Following the new twist in the Bonga oil spills of December 20, 2011, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the federal government for dragging Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, claiming N1.3 trillion against the oil firm. READ MORE


Niger Delta Avengers: Shell evacuates staff from major facilities
WARRI—The activities of Niger Delta Avengers, the new militant group in the oil-rich region, have forced Royal Dutch Shell to evacuate most of its staff from its production facility, Eja OML 79. READ MORE

A’Court affirms 25-yr jail term for 3 Boko Haram convicts
Lagos—The Court of Appeal in Lagos at the weekend affirmed the judgment of a Federal High Court in Lagos convicting and sentencing three members of the Boko Haram terror group to 25 years imprisonment each. READ MORE

Fani-Kayode meets EFCC today over N840m campaign funds
Abuja—After many weeks of verbal exchange, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will today confront the spokesman of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s Campaign Organisation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, over N840 million he reportedly received a few days to the presidential election. READ MORE


Nigerian economy nears breaking point as militants add to FX woes
Nigeria’s economy is nearing  breaking point as a new round of militancy in the oil rich Niger Delta, combined with FX shortages, threaten to snuff out any recovery in economic output after growth fell last year to the lowest levels since 1999. On Friday a previously unknown group of militants who call themselves the Niger… READ MORE

Markets upbeat as investors react to budget consent
Nigerian markets turned positive Friday in reaction to the signing of the delayed 2016 budget into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, which ended weeks of wrangling with Nigerian lawmakers. The equities market which hitherto was awash with choppy deals, with more of sell-offs, suddenly rebounded with about N48billion value addition or 0.54 percent rise in… READ MORE

Huge burden forces discos to recover debts from FG, military, others
Nigeria’s electricity distribution companies have served disconnection notices to defaulting ministries, agencies and departments of the Federal Government, residential, industrial, and commercial customers who owe them over N105bn. The debt, the discos say, is crippling their capacity to meet their obligations to the generation and transmission companies, pay staff and operating cost, acquire gas for… READ MORE

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