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Fayose Unleashes Anti-grazing Marshals On Fulani Herdsmen

The inauguration of the marshals which took place on Thursday in the Ekiti State government house is designed to enforce a new law prohibiting open grazing by cattle in the state.
Kemi Adeousun

Revenue Drops As FG, States Share N420bn

There was a decrease in Revenue Generation by up to N90bn. This causes the Federal, State and Local governments to share N420bn in September as against N510.3bn in August.

PACAC Accuses Jonathan Of Tolerating Corruption

The committee says corruption thrived easily under the former president. It also disclosed that about N1.3trn was stolen by just 55 people during Jonathan's tenure.

Nigeria Customs Dismisses 29 Senior Officers

Twenty nine officers have been dismissed by the Nigeria Customs, Concise News can authoritatively report. They were dismissed for acts capable of compromising national economy and security.
North East

Senate Approves North East Commission

The bill passed the third reading on Thursday after earlier disagreements over sources of funding and location of headquarters. It will be transferred to the House of Representatives for consent and then to President Buhari for assent.

ISIS Capable Of Attacking Target With Drones – CTC Report

Terrorist groups are becoming more fascinated with how to launch lethal attacks with drone technology. Two incidents have so far been reported. The world should brace up for more, new CTC report warns.

Senate Receives Ambassadorial Nominees List

They include former ministerial nominee, Musa Ibeto, former Deputy Governor of Plateau state, Pauline Tallen, and two-time Senator, Olorunibe Mamora.

New Oba Of Benin To Be Crowned Today

Prince Eheneden Erediauwa will be crowned as the 39th Oba of Benin kingdom today. Governor Adams Oshiomhole will present the Staff of Office to him.

Obanikoro Admits Giving Omisore 1.7bn

Musiliu Obanikoro has again confessed to giving Senator Iyiola Omisore the sum of N1.7bn out of the N4.7bn from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, as he continues to answer questions at the EFCC office in Abuja.

Obanikoro’s Confession: I Am Not Distracted – Fayose

Governor Ayo Fayose has responded to ex-minister Musiliu Obanikoro's recent confessions. He described it as a grand plot by the APC led government and EFCC to implicate him "at all cost."

Obanikoro Confesses: Admits To Diverting N2.3bn To Fayose

Musiliu Obanikoro has finally owned up to giving N2.3bn to Ayodele Fayose on the instruction of former National Security Advisier, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

EFCC Seeks To Retain Part Of Recovered Loot

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the government to adjust laws to enable it keep part of recovered loot to take care of the agency's operation.

13 Soldiers Injured, Some Missing As Boko Haram Attacks In Borno

The incident took place at about 5.30 p.m. when suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists attacked troops' location at Gashigar, border area with Niger Republic, Northern Borno.

Justice Ademola Withdraws From Dasuki Trial

Federal High Court Judge has announced his withdrawal from the trial of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki. He said this is because of the corruption allegations levelled against him by the DSS.

Mob Kills 14 Herdsmen In Kaduna Reprisal Attack

In what could be described as a reprisal attack, an angry mob from Godogodo community in Jema'a LGA, Kaduna have killed no less than 14 herdsmen. This is in response to the attack on the community over the weekend which has left 20 dead and scores injured.
National Assembly

National Assembly Broke, Borrows To Pay Workers

Nigeria's National Assembly have been hit by the prevailing recession in the country too. It has had to resort to bank facilities to pay staff salaries and allowances.

Minister Tasks Stakeholders On Climate Change

Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has urged stakeholders to engage in relevant projects that will help issues regarding global climate change get into the development agenda at federal and state levels.
Arms Probe

PMB Meets Tinubu, APC Caucus Over Party Crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other members of the party in order to settle the crisis going on within chieftains of the party. The meeting held few hours after PMB got back to Nigeria from Germany. No official statements has been given about the outcome of the meeting.

Chibok Schoolgirls, Parents Reunite Amid Tears And Joy

According to the girls, they stayed without food for more than 30 days. And when their parents finally saw them, for the first time in over 900 days, they quickly dissolved into a mix of tears and joy.

Court Fines Catholic Church $50,000 Over Sex Abuse Charges

A court in Buenos Aires on Saturday ordered the Catholic Church to pay $50,000 to a former seminarian who alleged he was sexually abused some 25 years ago by an Argentine archbishop.
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