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Fresh N2.23 Trillion Fraud Uncovered In NNPC

Fresh N2.23 Trillion Fraud Uncovered In NNPC Nigeria oil and gas as well as the solid minerals sectors Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative NEITI audit report for 2013 has been published. The Minister of Solid Minerals and Chairman of the NEITI Board, Kayode Fayemi, said the audit, which focused on all aspects of the extractive industries, showed that total revenue flows into the Federation Account from the oil and gas sector in 2013 was about $58.07 billion. The figure represented about eight per cent decline when compared to the $62.9 billion realised in 2012. Mr. Fayemi said the decline...

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One Year After, Buhari Delivers On Security

On year after, Buhari delivers on security By Chukwudi Enekwechi It is natural that after one year in office, many Nigerians will evaluate President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the various sectors. It is also common knowledge that he premised his ascendancy to the presidency on three key planks of security, economy and corruption. For the purpose of this piece, let me dwell on the issue of security. The reason is not far-fetched in view of the fact that all other factors are dependent on a secured environment to thrive. Therefore, in evaluating President Buhari’s achievements in this sector, it is important we recall where we were, prior to his assumption of office. The county was literarily on edge based on the terrorist activities of Boko Haram. The three North East states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe were completely under siege. Though the marauding activities of Boko Haram were mainly in the North East, the negative impact reverberated throughout the nation. Hence we all became victims, notwithstanding how distant the incident occurred. President Buhari in his wisdom realised that a nation beset with rampant insecurity can hardly advance on other fronts, hence he started tackling the problem headlong on his assumption of office. Prior to his coming, Boko Haram was conquering territories, attacking communities and military formations without let or hindrance. There were also isolated attacks in Abuja, Kano, Kaduna...

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BREAKING NEWS: Court jails ex-NIMASA boss, Omatseye for five years

BREAKING NEWS: Court jails ex-NIMASA boss, Omatseye for five years. A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Mr. Raymond Omatseye, to five years in prison for a N1.5bn contract scam. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned for engaging in contract splitting and bid rigging estimated at over N1.5bn while he was the DG of NIMASA. The offence, according to the EFCC, contravened Section 58(4) (d) of the Public Procurement Act, 2007. Omatseye was also charged with money laundering contrary to Sections 14(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004....

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Real Reason Buhari Is After Me-Tompolo

Real Reason Buhari Is After Me-Tompolo Government Ekpemupolo, the Niger Delta militant declared wanted by the Nigerian authorities, has attributed his problems with the current government to Ayiri Emami, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State. In a statement signed by him, Tompolo also blamed the rift between him and Emami for the continuous military siege on his hometown, Gbaramatu, and environs, which he said is being carried out on the pretext of looking for members of the Niger Delta Avengers. By Sahara Reporters May 16, 2016 Government Ekpemupolo, the Niger Delta militant declared wanted...

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APC Is Edo’s Best; Why Obaseki Should Emerge Flag-bearer

#EdoDecides2016 APC IS EDO’S BEST; WHY OBASEKI SHOULD EMERGE FLAGBEARER Published in January 2016 When Governor Adams Oshiomhole became the governor of Edo State, he inherited a state that was abandoned by his predecessor Lucky Igbinedion of the People Democratic Party. He inherited a state that was full of dilapidated infrastructures. He inherited a state that was comatose by reckless leadership, greed, stealing, corruption and diversion of state funds into private pockets – the pockets of Lucky Igbinedion’s family and cronies. Edo State was a mere shadow with nothing to write home about. Then in comes Governor Adams Oshiomhole, he assumed office and rolled up his sleeves. Governor Oshiomhole is not afraid to speak up, where necessary. He embarked on rebuilding Edo State from the crumbles left behind. He wasn’t perturbed about the scale of work He dug and immersed himself into it rebuilding Edo State from scratch. Today, Edo State is standing tall and on the part of progress. As Oshiomhole prepares to leave the stage, like where an actor has concluded a scene, Edo State needs CONTINUITY to continue from where Governor Oshiomhole stopped. So this brings me to the question who now for Edo State? Who will best represent the people and their best interests? To me, Edolites cannot look at People Democratic Party where the Hawks like of “Mr Fix It” are still loitering around...

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