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Nigerian Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead

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The senator representing Osun West, Isiaka Adeleke, is dead, family sources and one of his colleagues have confirmed to the press. Mr. Adeleke, aged 62, died recently at a hospital in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, hours after he engaged in a political meeting. Until his death, Mr. Adeleke chaired the Senate committee on the capital market. He was in ...

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Confusion rages over ownership of $50M

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has refused to respond to inquiries from Pulse over ownership of a queer $50M in cash. The stash of cash was found on a property in upmarket Ikoyi, Lagos, recently. Acting on a tip-off, personnel of the EFCC deployed minimum force to slam open flat 7B, No. 16 Osborne Road, Ikoyi. According to ...

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Why Government Loses Corruption Cases

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By Femi Falana Introduction: Following the loss of corruption cases last week many Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) agree with the Federal Government that corruption is fighting back. However, before pointing accusing fingers at the judiciary it is pertinent to examine the facts and circumstances of the loss of such cases.   In sharing my findings with the representatives of the CSOs ...

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Buhari restates commitment to free Chibok girls

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President Muhammadu Buhari recently reassured Nigerians that his administration would do everything necessary to secure the release of the remaining Chibok girls. It will be exactly three years, since over 270 ‎girls were kidnapped from the Chibok Secondary School in Borno by the Boko Haram. About 195 of the girls are still believed to be with their abductors. Vice President ...

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Libyans, aided by Nigerians, sell migrants as slaves

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Hundreds of migrants along North African migrant routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day ‘slave markets’ in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports “can be added to a long list of outrages” in the country. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) sounded the alarm after its staff in Niger ...

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President Buhari Goes To Medical Vacation, Hands Over To VP Osinbajo

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President Muhammadu Buhari has abruptly left Abuja on a medical visit to the United Kingdom a few minutes after sending a letter to the Senate requesting for a 10-day leave. A letter read at the plenary of the Senate on Tuesday had claimed the President was going on leave starting from Monday, January 23, 2017, but aides to the President ...

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1,000 days has passed since Chibok girls’ abduction

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President Buhari is “hopeful” the remaining 195 girls will be saved as activists urge him to treat the issue as a priority. Nigeria marks 1,000 days since 276 girls were abducted from a school in the country’s northeast by Boko Haram fighters. Some of them have since been released while others managed to escape – but nearly 200 girls remain ...

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Boko Haram No Longer Has Stronghold in Nigeria

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Nigeria’s army has captured a key Boko Haram camp that was the Islamist militant group’s last enclave in its northeastern Sambisa forest stronghold, President Muhammadu Buhari said recently. Buhari said, “the terrorists are on the run and no longer have a place to hide. Nigerian military has been carrying out a large-scale offensive in the Sambisa forest during the last ...

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