Nasarawa Assembly urge state govt to set up scholarship for the Sciences.

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has urged the state government to initiate special scholarship for indigent medical and other science related courses to boost the health manpower of the state in future. The Assembly said doing so would go a long way in boosting the capacity of the state indigenous doctors,pharmacists and other health professionals who will have the health interest of the people of the state at heart not like the non indigenes doctors and other health professionals who always embarked on strike without…

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East-West Road Will Be Completed Before December 2020 – Akpabio

  By Editor East-West Road Will Be Completed Before December 2020 – Akpabio The deplorable East-West Road spanning across about four states is to be completed by Niger Dleta Development Commission (NDDC) before December this year, Senator Godswill Akpabio has said. The road whose contract was awarded more than 18 years ago was abandoned by successive administrations, leading to involvement of road users and pedestrians in auto crash and other forms of accident. Akpabio who spoke with Premium Times correspondent on Monday in an interview said “I will like to…

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Oshiomhole’s corruption file found in Magu’s house, faces arrest

By Emmanuel Iriogbe, Abuja *summons legal team, suspends support for Ize-Iyamu_ Former National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has summoned his legal team for guidance as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), under the new leadership of Mohammed Umar, swoops in on high profile politicians, whose files were found in the home of Ibrahim Magu, the suspended EFCC chairman, last week. The security source who spoke with OBSERVERS TIMES on condition of anonymity said the new EFCC boss, Umar, has commenced preliminary investigation into…

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NDDC Fraud: PDP Asks Akpabio To Step Aside For Investigation

As more revelations continue to emerge over allaged fraud in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday asked the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio to step aside for investigation. Recall that the former Managing Director of NDDC, Joy Nunieh had made some allegation of massive stealing, manipulation of budget processes, victimization and implication of innocent Nigerians as well as fetish practices by corrupt officials, allegedly spearheaded by the supervising minister, Senator Akpabio. The PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan…

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Ex-Minister Onolemenme host Speaker, other APC Decampees

By Emmanuel Iriogbe, Uromi It was a great reunion of Late Chief Tony Anenih’s political protégées in Uromi, Esan North East local government Area, Edo state when a former minister of works,  Arch. Mike Onolemenme and other Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, leaders hosted decampees from the All Peoples Congress, APC, leaders over the weekend. Among the decampees in attendance were Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye, Speaker, Edo House of Assembly, Hon. Emmanuel Okoduwa, and Hon. (Mrs). Maria Edeko, the Edo Commissioner for Women Affairs, Edo.Others include; Hon. Austine Okoibhole the Executive…

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Magu writes Salami Investigative Panel.

“Failed integrity test” Mr Buhari, who rode to power on a promise to fight corruption – which fuels Nigeria’s barely changing development crises – appointed Mr Magu acting EFCC chairman in November 2015 following the removal of Ibrahim Lamorde. And twice, late 2016 and March 2017, the president requested the Senate to confirm his appointment. On both occasions, Mr Magu was rejected by the Senate, following repeated State Security Service’s reports that he had “failed the integrity test and will eventually be a liability to the anti-corruption fight of the…

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Buhari Breaks Silence on Magu, Speaks.

President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence on the ongoing investigation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. In a statement by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mr Buhari also explained why he approved the suspension of the anti-corruption fighter from office. Read the full press statement below. PRESIDENCY STATEMENT ON THE SUSPENSION OF MR. IBRAHIM MAGU A series of documented allegations were made against the Ag. Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Following a preliminary review…

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CONVID-19 : We’ll ready to partner with NCDC-Sule

  *set to commission disease control center By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia Governor of Nasarawa state, Engr. Abdullahi Sule has said that his administration would partner the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to boost the capacity of the state’s Infections Disease Control Center to achieve its benefits of establishing the center. He disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists shortly after an inspection of the state’s Infections Disease Control Center in Lafia, the state capital, on Friday. He said that work has been completed on the center which now awaits…

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