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Budget Padding: SERAP sues the EFCC at Federal High Court, seeks Dogara’s trial in court

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara  must be investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and prosecuted over allegations of budget padding. A Nigerian group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) is pursuing an order of  the Federal High Court in Abuja to actualise this. And it has …

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President Muhammadu Buhari leaves for New York to sign climate change treaty

President Muhammadu Buhari has left Abuja for New York, United States ahead of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. The President who departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 11 o’clock Saturday morning was seen of by Minister of FCT MUhammad Musa Bello  and other senior government …

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President Muhammadu Buhari to support a Constitutional Amendment that will free local governments

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will support a constitutional amendment to free local governments from the stranglehold of states and better the lot of Nigerians at the community level. This is contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba …

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A deputy director at the Presidency is in trouble over Obama’s plagiarised speech

A deputy director in the Nigerian presidency is in trouble over a portion of President  Muhammadu Buhari’s speech said to have been lifted from a 2008 speech by US President Barack Obama. While apologising, President Buhari has ordered  prompt and appropriate disciplinary action be taken against the director and those responsible …

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President Muhammadu Buhari apologises for his staff’s plagiarism of Obama’s speech

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has apologized for plagiarizing President Barack Obama’s 2008 victory speech and says he will punish those responsible. The two leaders are set to meet next week in New York. In a Friday column for ThisDay newspaper, Adeola Akinremi denounced “the moral problem of plagiarism on a …

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Those Calling For Restructuring Of Nigeria Are Playing Politics – Ambassador Hagher

Prof (Amb.) Iyorwuese Hagher is former minister, ambassador, senator and presently the Executive Director of African Leadership Institute, Dayton, Ohio in the United States of America. In this interview with RALIAT AHMED-YUSUF, he discusses the challenges facing the Buhari–led government and the way forward. He also says that those calling …

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