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Islamic cleric jailed for defrauding US-based businesswoman

A Lagos State High Court, on Thursday, sentenced an Islamic cleric, Ganiu Awojobi, to two years imprisonment for defrauding a United States-based businesswoman, Oluwatoyin Akinwole, of N37.6m. Awojobi, who was re-arraigned alongside a self-acclaimed oil marketer, Paul Adesanya, was sentenced after pleading guilty to amended charges of stealing and obtaining …

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FG returns toll gates on federal highways

The Federal Government on Wednesday announced of plans to ensure the return toll gates on the federal highways in the country. The decision came after being phased out more a decade ago. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated this while briefing State House Correspondents on the decision …

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Again, Buhari blames Jonathan, Obasanjo for Nigeria’s economic woes, says ‘we inherited skewed economy’

Over four years after taking over the affairs of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari is still blaming the past administrations for the country’s economic troubles. Before his emergence, the country had been under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s administration since its return to Democracy in 1999. PDP’s Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru …

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Spiritual efforts needed to defeat Boko Haram — Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, has said that terrorism and terrorist groups could not be eliminated alone by the military unless religious bodies and organisations in the country come to the “forefront of this spiritual battle.” The army chief noted that the focus must be religious …

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JUST IN: Court sends Sowore back to DSS custody

A federal high court in Abuja has remanded Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). The activist has been in detention since August 3 when he was arrested in Lagos. A court had earlier granted him bail but the secret police refused …

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N90bn saga: Why we visited Osinbajo – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria yesterday explained that it visited Vice President Yemi Osinbajo last Friday to hear his side of the corruption allegation trailing a certain N90bn election fund. CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayolunle, in a statement by his media aide, Bayo Oladeji, said what the association did was …

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