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Saraki, Dogara, others turn back from Villa by security operatives, Buhari apologises

ANIETIE UDOBIT,ABUJA   The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and other principal officers of the two chambers of the National Assembly were turned back from the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday night. The federal lawmakers were scheduled to be hosted to a dinner by President Muhammadu Buhari. According

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Facebook launches SME Council in Nigeria, to support young businesses in Africa

Facebook has launched its Nigerian SME Council, the first of its kind on the continent. The council forms part of Facebook’s ongoing commitment to help support small and medium-sized businesses throughout Africa. The Nigerian SME Council thus joins 10 SME Councils across the globe, including North America, Ireland, UK, Germany, France,

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Iraq rejects Kurds’ offer to suspend independence drive as US tries to limit Iran’s influence in the region

  An offer by Kurdistan’s leaders to “freeze” their plans for independence have been rejected outright by Iraq’s prime minister, who ordered his forces to push yet further into territory held by the Kurds. Iraq's central government "will accept only the cancelling of the referendum," Haider al-Abadi said in a statement on

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Switzerland returns $321m from Abacha loot,UK to return $85m from Malabu oil deal

The Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Thursday, disclosed that Switzerland has agreed to return $321million that was looted from the national treasury by late military head of state, General Sani Abacha.  Malami equally revealed that Nigeria had recently recovered the sum of

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Buhari presides over FEC meeting, Malami, Oyo-Ita attend, Danbazzau absent

ANIETIE UDOBIT,ABUJA   President Buhari is presently presiding over the weekly federal Executive council meeting which was shifted from yesterday. Some cabinet members linked to the recall to service of the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, are in attendance in the meeting. Maina, who was on the

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Buhari furious, Orders Sack Of Maina From Service, Demands Probe

Anietie Udobit,Abuja   President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate disengagement from service of Mr Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms. Buhari’s Special Adviser media, Femi Adesina, said in a statement that, in a memo to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the

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