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What status should you ascribe to me if I decide to be a thief? – Babachir Lawal, SGF

In this interview, Engineer Babachir Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, explains the nature of the schedule of the work in his office. More importantly, he speaks to the issues of ‘cabal’, the charge by the First Lady, Madam Aisha Buhari, and the perception that some unknown factotum had taken over the government of her husband, the allegation against his office and the running of PINE – Presidential Initiative on the North East – as well as the anti-corruption fight of the Buhari government.

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Minister Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun,   and Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma

Good money chasing bad money: The case against $29.9bn loan

The request by the Federal Government for approval to borrow $29.96bn might have come as shock to most people. But, to Sunday Vanguard’s economic team, it was long expected. It is the final admission by this administration that its 2016 budget was unnecessarily over-ambitious and not well considered. It couldn’t be otherwise when the Minister of Budget had only one month to accomplish a task which had defeated all his predecessors who had five or six months to get the job done.

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State presents the Staff of Office to His Royal Majesty, Omo n'Oba n'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin after his coronation, Thursday

All hail The Ewuare II: Why new Oba of Benin opted to be named after his feared ancestor

Ever since the traditional rites to the throne of the Oba of Benin commenced, the question on the lips of most Edo indigenes revolved around the name the newly crowned Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, was going to pick. And that was why his visit to Use community, where every Benin Oba picks his name, was one of the most significant events in the coronation. It was earlier rumoured that the new Oba was going to pick the name of his great grandfather, Oba Ovonranwe, but as it seemed, the ancestors of the land knew the best.

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Cover up of judicial corruption and impunity by National Judicial Council

The attention of the members of the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) been has drawn to the claim of the National Judicial Council (NJC) that it has acted on all petitions alleging misconduct on the part of judicial officers in line with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999. The claim of the National [p’[Judicial Council is completely misleading because it is far from the truth.

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HRH Crown Prince (AMB.) Eheneden Erediauwa Edaiken N' Uselu, adorned in his graduation gown upon completion of his Masters degree at Reutgeurs University, U.S.A.

The 39th Oba of Benin kingdom emerges

What came to the known as the Benin kingdom did not begin its existence as a kingdom in the sense of it being headed by a King or a Traditional ruler as it is known today. It really began as a conglomeration of villages, each at which was headed by the eldest man in the community, who was and still referred to as the ‘’Odionwere’” or village head.

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