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Supreme Court strikes out FG’s suit challenging Section 84(12) of Electoral Act

The Supreme Court on Friday struck out a suit filed by President Muhammad Buhari and his Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to challenge the controversial section 84(12) of the Electoral Act. A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court, led by Musa Dattijo-Muhammad, unanimously struck out the suit, describing it as an abuse of court...

Alleged Organ Harvesting: Ekweremadu, wife risk extended jail term in UK

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, charged with alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child in the United Kingdom, face 10-year imprisonment if found guilty of the charges. The couple, who were arrested following an investigation by the London Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team, were arraigned before Uxbridge Magistrates’...

FG: N10trn saved in TSA operation

The Federal Government of Nigeria claimed it has saved about N10 trillion since the Single Treasury Account (TSA) became fully operational in the country. Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Dr. Dasuki Arabi, stated this, yesterday, while appearing at the 43rd Session of the ministerial media briefing organised by the Presidential Media Team at...

Aviation: Nigeria records $2.5bn loss for lacking functional MRO

Nigeria’s investment loss to neighbouring countries on Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) was put at $2.5 billion or about N1.25 trillion by 2021 estimates, Rabiu Yadudu, Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), disclosed recently. Yadudu explained that the leakage to neighbouring countries was due to the lack of functional facilities in the country. Nigerian...

Basketball: Nigeria makes U-turn, returns to int’l competitions

The Federal Government of Nigeria has reversed its decision to withdraw the national teams from participating in international basketball competitions. The reversal was announced by Ismaila Abubakar, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Sports development, yesterday in Abuja. Recalled that on May 12, the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, announced President Muhammadu Buhari’s...

MOMAN kicks against NNPC’s monopoly of fuel importation

In the face of endless fuel crisis in Nigeria, the petroleum products marketers under the aegis of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) have called for the review of the current single supplier strategy in which the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) is the sole importer of petrol. They urged the federal government...