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Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court Lagos Friday, May 20, 2016, convicted Mr. Raymond Omatseye, a former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) over a N1.5 billion contract scam during his tenure.

The judge subsequently sentenced him to five years in prison.

 

By Edward T. Dibiana

 

In the scorching sun and draining heat of a sweltering afternoon, at a building construction site recently in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), some artisans tangoed vociferously in a heated debate.

 

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has reiterated the call of decentralised policing and reinforcement of the federal police to help combat the nation’s security challenges.

 

Campaigners on Friday, May 20, 2016, questioned a Nigerian military claim that a second Chibok schoolgirl had been rescued, but the army maintained she was one of the 219 abducted by Boko Haram.

 

Ebonyi State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ikechukwu Nwafor, has narrated his predicament in the hands of the officers of the Ebonyi State Police Command, saying it was abuse of his rights and those of his members.

 

 

The Acting  National Chairman  of  the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has assured that the party will embark  on an aggressive reconciliation  process after the convention to ensure that  every interest group is carried  along.

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Has Boko Haram Been Defeated?

By Ryan Cummings

(CNN)"And I assure you that we will defeat Boko Haram by the end of this year." This was the pledge made by Nigerian President Muhammdu Buhari to his Beninese counterpart, Boni Yayi, during a gala dinner commemorating Benin's independence during the summer of 2015.

How Gunmen Attacked India Air Force Base

 

Four gunmen have been killed in an overnight attack on an Indian Air Force base near Pakistani border, officials say.

Two soldiers at the Pathankot base were also killed in a gun battle lasting several hours.

Africa's Biggest Jesus Statue Unveiled In Nigeria

Nigeria on Friday unveiled a nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa.

Standing barefoot with arms outstretched, the "Jesus de Greatest" statue weighs in at 40 tonnes.

Why Nigeria Govt Won't Release Dasuki, Kanu Despite Court Orders

Nigeria President, Muhammed Buhari, a former military dictator, who calls himself a born-again democrat, did not discuss the propriety of defying court orders when he spoke on national TV on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

Why Boko Haram Threat Hangs Heavy Over Nigeria In 2016

After setting a December 31 deadline to rid his country of Boko Haram, President Muhammadu Buhari told the BBC: "I think technically we have won the war because people are going back into their neighbourhoods."

Arsene Wenger Loves Alex - Chuka Iwobi

 

 

The striker's father was full of praise for the Frenchman for the huge encouragement given to his son and other teenage stars in the team.

Elneny Passes Medical To Become Arsenal’s First January Signing

Arsenal are all set to complete one of the first signings of the January transfer window, as midfielder Mohamed Elneny, has reportedly passed a medical with the Gunners.

Buhari Labels PRO-Biafra Kanu's Acts ‘Treasonable’

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the government has no immediate plans to release Nnamdi Kanu from detention, despite a court granting the pro-Biafran campaigner unconditional bail in December.

Sylva, Bayelsa Ex-governor, Sues For Peace

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State and former governor of the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, has told Bayelsa people and Nigerians, generally, to see the New Year as an opportunity to make a new start in their individual and collective quests for development.

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