Osinbajo’s panel quizzes BPP DG over N200m PINE project

The Presidential Investigative Panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday evening received detailed briefs from the Director-General of Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP), Mamman Ahmadu over the Presidential Committee investigating the suspended Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal over allegations of corruption in award of contract. The panel has the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno is also probing the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke who was suspended alongside Lawal last Week Wednesday over…

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Buhari to ministers: Allow me to rest

Again, President Muhammadu Buhari was yesterday absent from the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja. No fewer than 15 ministers and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, were also absent from the FEC meeting. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while addressing State House Correspondents after yesterday’s FEC meeting at the presidential villa, said President Buhari has requested cabinet members to allow him have adequate time to rest. The president, he said, also asked the ministers to bring all relevant files that…

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U.S., Presidency fire Jonathan over poll, graft

PMB to GEJ: Corruption had no restraint under you   The United States and President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday hit back at former President Goodluck Jonathan over his claims on the 2015 polls and anti-corruption fight. Jonathan had claimed that he lost his re-election to local and international conspiracies, including U.S., during the 2015 presidential election. He also accused Buhari of harassing his family with his anti-corruption fight. But both the U.S. and Buhari said there was no truth in Jonathan’s claims. Jonathan, in a book titled, “Against The Run of…

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Police have stolen 2017 budget documents –Senate

IGP rushes to senators Reps give Idris 24hrs to return documents   The Senate, yesterday, alleged that the Nige-ria Police had stolen all documents relating to the processing and passage of the 2017 Appropriation Bill, urging Nigerians to hold the Force responsible for delay in the passage of the bill. The Senate also directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to as a matter of urgency, return the documents and all electronic gadgets, including computers containing the budget files, which were taken away from the residence of the chairman of…

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Again, court orders forfeiture of Jonathan’s $5.8m to FG

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court Lagos has ordered an interim forfeiture of $5.8 million belonging to a former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, to the Federal Government. The order was sequel to the granting of an exparte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the temporary forfeiture of the money pending the determination of its motion on notice. The order was granted a day after the anti-graft agency withdrew an application seeking a stay of execution of the court’s judgement which had earlier…

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Excess alcohol increases irregular heartbeat

Researchers in Germany have found that getting drunk is associated with abnormal heart rhythms. These findings were published in the ‘European Heart Journal’. Their study was conducted in a place teeming with potential research subjects. Relating his experience as part of the research team, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University Hospital Munich in Germany, Dr. Moritz Sinner, said, “Basically we were sitting over a beer or two, ironically, and talking about how to design a study about relevance of alcohol consumption on heart rate. “Arrhythmia” means your heartbeat is…

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Biafra: Kanu secures Jewish leader to stand as surety

As part of his bail conditions, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu yesterday said he has secured the presence of a Jewish leader to stand as suretie for him before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Kanu is standing trial along side three others before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over alleged treason felony. Justice Binta Nyako had on Tuesday admitted Kanu to bail in the sum of N100 million with three sureties in like sum. According to the judge, one of…

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