US Adds First Boko Haram Members To ‘Terrorist’ List – Reuters

The dreaded Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau

WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday named three alleged leaders of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram as “foreign terrorists”, the first time it has blacklisted members of the Islamist group blamed for attacks across Africa’s most populous nation. Read more

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FG Moves To Professionalise The Civil Service – President Jonathan

The President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan says is his administration is determined to professionalise
the federal work force as he also assures on staff welfare.
President Jonathan, made this known on Thursday at the State House Abuja, during the Stakeholders’ Workshop on the Civil Service, organised by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. Read more

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Woman Bags 20 Months For Stealing Employer’s Money To Organise Lavish Wedding

A Part-time accounts assistant who stole her employers fund to organized a lavish wedding ceremony has been jailed for 2o months by the Preston Crown Court in the UK, BBC said.

Kirsty Lane, 30, transferred the funds from Pure AV’s bank account into that of her and her future husband, Graham. Read more

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We Are Tired Of Your Swan Song Of ‘Heartfelt Condolences’, PENGASSAN Tells Jonathan

As the 24 hours curfew imposed on the two states of Kaduna and Yobe, following the violence and loss of innocent lives in the two states continues, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has expressed grave concern on the deteriorating security situation in the country with the attendant impact on the socio-economic lives of the citizens. Read more

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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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