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For today, October 21, 2016:


Another judge blames Chibuike Amaechi for arrest by DSS

Another judge, Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court has blamed his ordeal on the former governor of Rivers State and now, Minister of Transport, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

Buhari nominates 46 as ambassadors

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of 46 nominees as non-career ambassadors from 35 states to the Senate for confirmation. A letter addressed to the Senate President Bukola Saraki, which was read on the floor of the upper chamber yesterday revealed that former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Olorunimbe Mamora, former Plateau State Deputy Governor Pauline Tallen and erstwhile Deputy Governor Mohammed Ibeto of Niger State are among the nominees.

Senate passes north east development bill, includes Kano, Plateau

The Senate yesterday passed for third reading a bill seeking to establish the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) to intervene in the reconstruction of the region devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency.



Pomp, pageantry as Bini Kingdom crowns Oba Ewuare II

Benin City, the Edo State capital, was at a standstill yesterday, as prominent Nigerians, including President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, traditional rulers, governors, National and state Assembly members, ministers and ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps and captains of industry, among others, thronged the ancient city for the Obas’s coronation.

DSS planted hard currency in my house – Justice Ngwuta

Another Justice of the Supreme Court, whose home was raided by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, has opened fresh can of worms, alleging that operatives of DSS, planted hard currency in his house. He also alleged that his ordeal was a result of his refusal at various times to help the All Progressives Congress, APC, pervert justice in governorship election disputes involving Ekiti, Rivers and Ebonyi states.

NNPC slashes price of Nigeria’s crude oil grades

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Thursday, slashed the official selling price of Nigeria’s crude oil grades as parts of strategy to make Nigeria crude oil attractive to buyers and to help it regain its share of the global crude oil market.


I was nominated for VP, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday night confirmed that he was  nominated for his present position in last year’s presidential election, Prof. John Paden claims in a book on the President, titled: “Muhammadu Buhari: Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria,” that Osinbajo emerged as vice president despite pressure against it by All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Gunmen kill Mimiko’s CSO

Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) Idowu Oyewole was yesterday shot dead by three gunmen.

Dollar scarcity persists as demand overwhelms Travelex

Dollar scarcity has been linked to the inability of Travelex, the sole dollar distributor appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to meet increasing demand from bureaux de change (BDCs).



Patience Jonathan sues SERAP, says $15m is gift

Wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, has urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to restrain a human rights organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, from coercing the Attorney General of the Federation to prosecute her over “unfounded and malicious allegations that she stole $15m.”

Customs fire four deputy comptrollers, 25 other senior officers

Less than a week after sacking 17 junior officers, the Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday announced the dismissal of 29 senior officers, including four deputy comptrollers and five assistant comptrollers.

N22.8bn fraud: Amosu, others abandon plea bargain

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday opened its case against a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), and 10 others, who are being tried for an alleged fraud of N22.8bn.



MTN, Banks say $13.9bn alleged illegal repatriation of $13.92bn factually inaccurate

Telecom giant, MTN Nigeria yesterday denied allegation on the repatriation of $13.92 billion leveled against it by the Nigerian Senate

Nigerians refurbish vehicles as new car prices soar

Chike (not real name) says he is not buying a new car to take home at Christmas this year, as has been his tradition in the last five years because they have become too expensive.

Air cargo exports up 39% as Nigerians cash in on weak naira

Nigerians are cashing in on the weak naira to increase exports of mainly agricultural products to boost their foreign exchange earnings. Data obtained by BuisnessDay from Nigeria’s two main cargo-handling companies shows a significant 39% increase in the volume of exported cargoes through Nigeria’s airports.

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