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For today, Thursday, November 2, 2017:


Dasuki declines to testify in Metuh’s case

Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki, yesterday declined to testify at the trial of former National Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Oliseh Metuh.

Oyo-Ita confronts Kyari at FEC

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoSF), Winifred Oyo-Ita, yesterday confronted the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting inside the council chambers of the Presidential Villa.

FG directs Malami to recover $321m Abacha loot from Switzerland

The Federal Government yesterday authorised the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to endorse an agreement between Nigeria and Switzerland to facilitate the repatriation of ‎$321 million Abacha loot at the forthcoming global forum on asset recovery in the United States (U.S.) next month.



Maina: HoS, Kyari in verbal tango at FEC

THE weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting which started after the swearing-in of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and the launch of the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem witnessed a mild drama as Head of Service, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari,  were involved in a shouting match.

Senate threatens to arrest IGP Idris

The Senate has threatened to issue arrest warrant against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, for failing to appear before its ad-hoc committee investigating allegations of abuse of office against him.

Judge throws out Diezani’s application to facilitate her return from UK

A Lagos Federal High Court has dismeissed an application filed by Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum Resources, that she be joined as a defendant in an alleged N450m fraud case in Nigeria.



Leaked memo: Buhari summons Kyari, Oyo-Ita after FEC clash

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday summoned his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, over their clash at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Cabal bought houses abroad in my name - Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has raised the alarm over an alleged plot to frame its Acting Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, with ownership of assets abroad.

I’m unhappy Salami rejected anti-graft job – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Wednesday expressed regret over the sudden resignation of a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami, as the Chairman, Corruption and other Financial Crime Cases Trials Monitoring Committee set up by the National Judicial Council.



Buhari Resets Administration, Says Nigeria Must Never See War Again

President Muhammadu Buhari has commenced the retooling of his administration, which would see strong political leaders from the All Progressives Congress (APC) being brought in as ministers to represent the six geopolitical zones in the country, THISDAY has learnt.

EFCC Summons Ex-NIA DG, Oke, Wife over $43.5m Ikoyi Cash

In furtherance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the law enforcement agencies to investigate the former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayodele Oke, and the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Wednesday announced that it was inviting Oke and his wife, Folashade, for questioning.

Malami Given Mandate to Recover $321m Abacha Loot from Switzerland

The federal government Wednesday empowered the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) to sign an agreement between Nigeria and Switzerland for the repatriation of $321 million linked to former military Head of State, the late Gen. Sani Abacha, at the forthcoming global forum in the United States in December.



Lagos, Delta rank top in states’ first sub-national index

Lagos State came out on top, followed closely by Delta and River states, on the maiden National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria (NCCN) index, which ranked all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory across four key areas: Human Capital, Infrastructure, Economy and Institutions.

Nigeria facing rice dilemma

The volume of rice exports to Nigeria from Thailand, one of the world’s leading rice producers has dropped sharply between 2015 and 2017, in what at first glance appears to be a result of ongoing efforts in the country to reverse the $1 billion spent on rice imports annually.

MTN to IPO in 6 months adding third major sector after banks, Dangote

MTN Group Limited said it is laying the groundwork for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of its Nigerian business and should complete the process in the next six months, Chief Executive Officer Rob Shuter said.

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