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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he maintains his earlier position that the National Assembly is full of rogues and armed robbers. The former president said this yesterday in his reaction to the allegations and counter-allegations currently trailing the padding of the 2016 budget, in the House of Representatives.Obasanjo was addressing State House correspondents shortly after meeting behind closed-doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. Asked if he was worried and saw the budget padding allegations as a confirmation of his statement in the past that the National Assembly was corrupt, he said: “Well, if you...

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First Edo female Speaker steps down over zoning

Elisabeth Ativie, the first female to emerge Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, has stepped down. She was made Speaker on the May 3 and was sworn-in on the May 9 after Victor Edoror was impeached over financial misappropriation. Ativie was asked to step down by the party leadership to pave way for a lawmaker from Edo Central senatorial district to emerge Speaker. This was to balance power equation in the state. Festus Okonoboh representing Igueben was elected Speaker. More details later… The...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwande, a professor in the electrical engineering and computer science department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as the executive chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Akinwande (pictured) will succeed Sam Amadi whose tenure ended in 2015. Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, power and housing, had preferred Olasupo Shasore, who was once attorney-general under him as governor of Lagos. Shasore was one of the aspirants reportedly supported by Fashola for the APC governorship ticket in the state in 2015. He and Femi Amzat, Fashola’s commissioner for works, were defeated by Akinwunmi Ambode, the...

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In September 2015, Beyoncé sat on a yacht drinking sparkling wine with her legs wrapped under a striped, earth-toned blanket as the Faraglioni rocks, near Capri on Italy’s west coast, passed by. The singer and her husband, Jay Z, paid a reported $900,000 that week to sail the Mediterranean Sea on the Galactica Star, a 65-meter private cruiser with a helipad, 10 dining areas, Jacuzzi and sun deck. Unknown to the celebrity couple, the yacht’s owner was soon to be a wanted man. Held through a shell company created by the law firm at the heart of the Panama...

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My Flag-Off Speech, A Contract Document Signed With Edo People — Godwin Obaseki

Obaseki replies to critics why he read his speech. *** Says Edo people need to have a documented evidence of his promise in order for them to hold him accountable for it -By Endurance Ihungbe Oboite Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki; the Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 10 governorship election in Edo state has said he decided to put his Flag-off speech in writing and read to Edo people because of his burning desire to be accountable to the people based on his electoral promise to them and for Edo people to have a documented...

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