Court nullifies Jonathan’s election, threatens Edo polls -Premium Times

A recent ruling by the Federal High Court in Abuja against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and six others over the use of transparent ballot boxes has invalidated the election of President Goodluck Jonathan and the entire 2011 general election, the International Centre for Investigative Reporting is reporting. Read more

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Italian Fraud Suspect Commits Suicide In EFCC Custody

A 52 years old Italian man charged for a $111,000 fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Mauro Zanin, has reportedly committed suicide, two days before he was scheduled to appear in court.

The EFCC made this known today in a statement signed by its Ag Head, Media & Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren. Read more

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21 National Assembly probes in 4 years, where are the results?

Since 2008 till date, there has been a total of twenty-one major National Assembly probes. That comes down to at least one probe every quarter. Usually, the life cycle of a probe is as follows:

Confrontation stage (where senators or honourables voice their great displeasure over a matter).

Committee stage (where a committee is set up to probe the matter).

Circus stage (where a public hearing is conducted amidst lots of “revelations” and “hot air”). Read more

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DEATH TOLL IN ZARIA, KADUNA BLAST RISES TO 52

(Reuters) – At least 52 people were killed in religious rioting sparked by three suicide bombings against churches in northern Nigeria, where the dead were on Monday piled up in mortuaries and cemeteries in the city of Kaduna.

A Reuters reporter visited two hospitals in Kaduna, where the rioting broke out on Sunday after suicide car bombers attacked three churches in northern Nigeria, killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens. Read more

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MO IBRAHIM FOUNDATION IS GIVING $100,000 TO YOUNG AFRICANS. IT COULD BE YOU

For the second in a row, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation would be giving opportunities to a few young Africans with leadership potential for mentorship at three multilateral organisations, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), under the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships programme. Read more

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FULL TEXT OF SPEECH BY THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPS AT FRIDAY’S EMERGENCY PLENARY SESSION

The Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives gave a challenging speech at the emergency session of the House, summoned to deliberate on the allegations of $620,000 bribery scandal involving its member and Chairman of the Ad-hoc committee probing the fuel subsidy regime, Hon Faruok Lawan and Chief Femi Otedola.

Read the full speech below: Read more

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THE NEW NIGERIAN AMBASSADORS AND THEIR PLACES OF POSTING

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday at the council chambers of the Villa presented letters of credence to the 93 newly appointed Ambassadors who will represent Nigeria in the international community.

The new Ambassadors, seven of whom will remain in Nigeria while 62 and 24 will serve as Ambassadors and Deputy Heads of Mission respectively Read more

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NO GUN ATTACK AT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COLLEGE, KANO SAYS POLICE

The Nigeria Police High Command has denied any gun attack or any form of security breach within and around the premises of the Federal Government College, Kano been peddled in the social and other mass media.

This was contained in a statement by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Csp Frank E. Mba. Read more

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