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Controversy Trails Military Spending

Controversy Trails Military Spending

The funding of the military, especially the ongoing counter-insurgency operation, is generating heated controversy especially over who handles the money allocated to the military as both the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) have denied handling the money. While the MOD has washed its hands off the expenditure

Chibok Abducted School Girls

I Married 2 Abducted Schoolgirls – Boko Haram Kingpin

A Boko Haram leader, Hassan Ali, who was reportedly arrested by the local vigilante in Maiduguri three weeks ago, has confessed that he got “married” to two of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls in Sambisa forest. LEADERSHIP was reliably told that Hassan Ali, a native of Kwapchi-Kilakise village who was said to have killed his biological

Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Diezani Allison-Madueke speaks at a media briefing on a new gas price regime in the capital of Abuja

Court rejects Diezani’s application to stop probe

BY ADE ADESOMOJU A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday rejected the application by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to restrain the House of Representatives from probing the allegation that she spent N10bn on a chartered aircraft. Counsel for Alison-Madueke and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Etigwe Uwa (SAN), had

WAIVERS: TRUTH BEHIND ANTI-OKONJO-IWEALA CAMPAIGN

By Favour B. Afolabi The Punch editorial published on Tuesday January 28, 2014 titled “Okonjo-Iweala’s TEDxEuston blunder on waivers” illustrates what happens when a publication throws professionalism out of the window and becomes personal and narrow-minded in its analyses of a major government policy in pursuit of an unholy agenda. The article, against all evidence

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EXCLUSIVE: Presidency pressures Senate to halt probe of missing N8 trillion oil funds

By Ini Ekott The Nigerian Senate has come under intense pressure from the presidency, the petroleum ministry and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation [NNPC] to abandon a planned investigation into the disappearance of a staggering $48.9 billion (about N8 trillion) crude oil money, senators have told newsmen. A Senate investigative hearing into the scandal, regarded

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Top 10 National Scandals of 2013

By: Kimberly Ward As we look back at the year in headlines, we discover that President Goodluck Jonathan played the supporting role in many of the most memorable national scandals in 2013. In much of the news, worthy of a Nollywood script in their outlandish horror and absurdity, the First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan amongst

2015: Mass Defection Threatens Sambo’s Job

Faced with a gale of defections from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the race for the 2015 presidency gathers steam, close associates of President Goodluck Jonathan have stepped up moves to alter the power balance in the north. In the ensuing political permutations, the job of Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo is being

2015: INEC’s Doubt And Reverberating Fears

When the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Attahiru Jega raised pessimism of election in three states under emergency rule, the reactions were quite insightful. CHIBUZO UKAIBE writes. Penultimate Thursday’s insurgency attack in Bama, Borno State, best situated the concern expressed by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru

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