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Azura-Edo Power Plant Project How President Buhari Rescued Oshiomhole

| January 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

After a long and complex gestation with frequent setbacks caused by Edo PDP and former President Jonathan, 450MW Azura-Edo gas power project finally reached financial close on 28 December, 2015. Azura Power West Africa managing director and Amaya Capital director David Ladipo told African Energy the first debt drawdown had taken place on 29 December […]

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EFCC Plans Declaring Nduka Obaigbena, Former AGF Adoke Wanted

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Nigeria’s anti-corruption war gathers momentum, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday said it wanted to interrogate showy newspaper publisher NdukaObaigbena and a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke. Nduka Obaigbena Also, on the commission’s wanted list are two ex- senior military officers, General Sarki Yarki-Bello and Colonel Bello Fadile, who previously worked in the office of embattled National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki. They are also believed […]

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Jonathan threatened to cage me – Oshiomhole

| January 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has revealed how former President Goodluck Jonathan threatened to cage him after May 29 for throwing his weight behind the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last general elections. Speaking at a meeting with APC leaders across the three Senatorial Districts of Edo State on Thursday, a highly […]

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How Jonathan threatened to cage me — Oshiomhole

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of threatening to cage him after May 29, 2015, for throwing his weight behind the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last general elections. Speaking at a meeting with All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders across the three senatorial districts of Edo State on […]

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IMF Director Arrives In Abuja For 4 Day Visit To Nigeria

| January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), arrived in Abuja on Monday to begin her four-day visit to Nigeria. IMF Director, Christine Lagarde Armstrong Economics Her visit is part of a two-nation tour of West Africa, Cameroon is the second country, in order to engage policymakers and top officials on the […]

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What President Buhari Revealed About Dasuki And Zaria In His First Media Chat

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

President Muhammadu Buhari fielded questions from representatives of four local media organizations at his first televised media chat in Nigeria since his inauguration on May 29, 2015. Journalists from Premium Times, Channels TV, Media World International, and The Daily Trust asked President Buhari questions for about two hours on topics ranging from the ongoing fight […]

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‘If Buhari doesn’t perform, stone us’

| December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Momoh AMID anxiety in the land over the state of the nation, former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh, says President Muhammadu Buhari was capable of tackling headlong the myriad of problems confronting Nigeria, adding that he remained the only President since independence who diligently sought the office and got it. Momoh, who spoke in […]

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Nigeria would have collapsed, if Jonathan had won — Oshiomhole

| December 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

•As he receives over 5,000 PDP decampees into APC By Simon Ebegbulem, Benin City GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State said, yesterday, that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under President Goodluck Jonathan squandered the resources of the country and that of its members. While he pointed out that things had changed positively since the coming […]

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Transporter scoops Golden Bet jackpot, wins N11m

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fortune has smiled on 40- year-old Osasebo Uwadiae, who is into transport business, as he won N11 million  on the coupon of Nigeria’s leading sports betting company, Winners Golden Bet last weekend. Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@edostatenews.com

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Senator Shehu Sani Decries Killing Of Shiites In Zaria

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Senator Shehu Sani, who represents Kaduna Central in the Senate, has urged the Nigerian government to fully investigate last week’s clash in Zaria, Kaduna State in which soldiers killed more than a hundred members of the Shiite Islamic sect.  Senator Shehu Sanni Civil Rights Congress In a statement released today, Senator Sani called for peace […]

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Nigeria Ranked #113 In Global Open Data Index

| December 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nigeria has been ranked as one of the worst performing countries in terms of data transparency according to the Global Open Data Index 2015 tracking the state of open data worldwide releases by the Open Knowledge International. Global Open Data Indez Logo Global Open Data Index Nigeria and Sudan tied at 113th place overall in […]

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Will an agency defy Buhari on judicial corruption?

| December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

APPARENTLY miffed by the delay in the dispensation of justice and the corruption that it breeds, President Muhammadu Buhari recently made a case for far-reaching reforms in the country’s judicial system. Such reforms must include the reviews of laws, institutions, processes and procedures that hamper the speedy delivery of justice. Speaking during the opening session […]

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Before Oshiomhole is crucified…

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Horizon  Kayode Komolafe                               kayode.komolafe@thisdaylive.com        0805 500 1974 If Nigeria were to be a fair society, any minimum wage debate at this time should be about the rate by which the wage should be raised. The reality of the cost of […]

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A desperate SOS to Mr. President

| November 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Good day sir, We are using this medium to pass this message across to you because all other options of getting our message across have been exhausted. As you are aware, Nigeria is facing a big fiscal crisis due to falling oil and gas revenues and it is important now more than ever before to expand […]

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Mama Taraba: Curious case of Nigerian women ceiling breaker

| November 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Hadiza Ibrahim Senator Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known and addressed as Mama Taraba, has grabbed the headlines in Nigeria’s socio-political hemisphere in recent months and for all the right reasons. Born on 16th September 1959 as Jummai Ibrahim Abubakar in Jalingo, Mama Taraba’s political clout has been on the increase and went even several […]

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Rep Assures EFCC Of Adequate Funds For Its Operations

| November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The newly appointed chairman of the Committee on Financial Crimes in Nigeria’s House of Representative, Kayode Oladele, has stated that adequate funds would be provided in the 2016 federal budget to enable the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to effectively and efficiently discharge its statutory functions.  Kayode Oladele Mr. Oladele, who represents Yewa North/ […]

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Rep Assures EFCC Of Adequate Funds For Its Operations

| November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The newly appointed chairman of the Committee on Financial Crimes in Nigeria’s House of Representative, Kayode Oladele, has stated that adequate funds would be provided in the 2016 federal budget to enable the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to effectively and efficiently discharge its statutory functions.  Kayode Oladele Mr. Oladele, who represents Yewa North/ […]

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FRCN: Interrogating the objectivity of a regulator

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

WITH a seeming arrogant posture, the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, on October 26 posted on its website the outcome of its investigation of Stanbic IBTC for alleged infractions claimed by minority shareholders of the company, fronting as the Trusted Shareholders Association of Nigeria, TSAN and bankrolled by the Mahtani brothers of the Churchgate […]

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In Nigeria, education is both a debt and death sentence

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

THE Education Rights Campaign, ERC, applauds the victory of South African students over attempts to impose a steep rise in registration, tuition and accommodation fees ranging from 8% to 12%. Playing active role in this important struggle is the Socialist Youth Movement, SYM, – the ERC’s sister organisation in South Africa that also campaigns for […]

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Buhari’s Likely Attorney General Has High-Caliber Fraud Suspects, Accused Terror Mastermind As Clients

| November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

James Ocholi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria reliably described as one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s top picks for appointment as Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, represents several controversial clients including an Indian accused of defrauding several Nigerian banks of billions of naira, a former Managing Director of Finbank, Okey Nwosu, who is undergoing […]

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