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Unpaid gratuities, pensions: 32 retired judges drag governor, A-G to court

Thirty-two retired judges, including five retired state Chief Judges in Anambra State, led by Justice Godwin Ononiba (retd), have dragged Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, to the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Awka for non-payment of their severance gratuity, upward review of pensions, arrears of housing allowances and overall welfare.

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Politicians flock to London for Ibori

POLITICIANS mainly from Delta State and other parts of the country are flocking to London to rejoice with Chief James Ibori after his release from prison in the United Kingdom. The decision by many of his stalwarts to meet him in London follows news that the former Delta helmsman would not be returning to the country soon given his plans to appeal his conviction.

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IMO: It is an aberration for Gov’s wife to oversee 4 ministries – Ihedioha, PDP

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, revealed weekend, that his wife, Nkechi, was in control of at least four ministries in the state.

His declaration drew the ire of some stakeholders, including Igbo National Council, INC, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, who described the statement as reckless.

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Revealed: SGF, Babachir Lawal awarded N220m grass removal job to his firm – Senate Report

FRESH facts emerged, last night, on how the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, allegedly awarded spurious contract of N220 million for the removal of wild grass and the provision of 115 hectares of simplified village irrigation in Yobe State and how the company allegedly subsequently transferred the money into another firm, Rholavision Engineering Limited, said to be owned by the SGF.

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Buhari’s 2017 budget shows hatred for education – ASUU

Reacting to President Buhari’s budget statement that no provision was made for Joint Venture, JV, cash calls from January, 2017, Chambers Oyibo, former Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, said it is in line with what the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, earlier stated about having alternative funding.

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Buhari budgets N2.24 trn for capital vote, N2.98 trn for recurrent in 2017 budget

By Henry Umoru, Emman Ovuakporie, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Joseph Erunke & Kelechukwu Iruoma ABUJA— PRESIDENT Muhammudu Buhari, yesterday, presented a budget proposal of N7.298 trillion for the 2017 fiscal year, envisaging a funding revenue of about N4.94 trillion. Though the overall expenditure and revenue figure are 20.4 per cent and 28.1 per cent higher than N6.06
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Bloody Rivers re-run: Police DSP, orderly killed as Abe floors Nwogu

AS casualty figures from the bloody re-run national and state legislative elections in Rivers State rise, security authorities, yesterday confirmed that a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, Alkali Mohammed was killed alongside his orderly, and both men beheaded, during an ambush by cultists at Uju community in Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area.

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