Kano, Nigeria Newswire

Kano, Nigeria Newswire

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  1. N3bn loot: Give me back my money, Yakubu tells courtRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vanguard

    Erstwhile Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Kano to order the Federal Government to return to him, over N3billion that was found in his home in Kaduna. Yakubu, in a motion on notice with suit number FHC/ICN/CS/24/2017, filed by his lead counsel, Mr. Ahmed Raji, SAN, asked the court to set aside the forfeiture order that granted FG ownership of the money which was discovered by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on February 9. Specifically, he wants the court to set aside the order and return the $9,772,800 and A 74,000,000 which he said belongs to him.

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  2. Andrew Yakubu asks court to return seized looted $9.7m, A 74,000 to himRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vanguard

    The former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu has filed an appeal at the Federal High Court, Kano demanding the refund of the $9.7m and A 74,000 seized from him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and which the court that sat in Kano had ruled that it be forfeited to the Federal Government. In the appeal filed by his counsel, Mr. Ahmed Raji , Yakubu challenged the ruling of the Federal High Court presided over by Justice Zainab B. Abubakar, saying the court lacked the territorial jurisdiction to try the case since the crime was allegedly committed in Abuja, which is outside the territorial jurisdiction of the Kano court.

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  3. 2017 NPA Lagos Int'l Polo tournament: Lintex crush CavertonRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Vanguard

    B ello Buba was the star man as Lagos Lintex recorded a 12-6 A1 2 goal win over Lagos Riverlake Caverton in the Open Cup as the 2017 NPA Lagos Polo International Tournament majorly sponsored by GTBank hots ups. Ibadan Jericho came off better 6-5 in their winner-takes-all encounter with Lagos Verdant to top League 2 of the Silver Cup.

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  4. Petrodollar 'bankers' awry plans in whistle-blowers densRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Vanguard

    It was Chinua Achebe in his African classic: Things Fall Apart who gave the Umuofia village proverb of Eneke the bird that said that since men have learned to shoot without missing he has learned to fly without perching. It manifestly implied the way some of our present day leaders devise witty and amusingly clever ways of illegally acquiring large amount of money meant for everybody without regard for anybody.

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  5. I want Miss Nigeria Pageantry elevated to National Asset -Lai MohammedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Vanguard

    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says Miss Nigeria Pageantry is an integral part of the nation's creative industry that should be made a national asset. The minister stated this on Friday in Abuja when the management of Daily Times, the initiator and franchise owner of Miss Nigeria pageantry visited him in his office.

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  6. Nigeria: NEC Orders CBN to Review Exchange RateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | AllAfrica.com

    The National Economic Council yesterday expressed concern over the exchange rate and directed the Central Bank of Nigeria to quickly facilitate an urgent review of the current forex policy in the country. Yesterday's NEC meeting which lasted for over five hours was presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, with the 36 state governors in attendance.

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  7. My actions against Jonathan not personal - GOV TambuwalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Vanguard

    T HE last administration promised to improve the welfare of religious and traditional rulers in the state. This includes providing them with vehicles and modernising their palaces, why haven't you done much in that regard? First of all, this government respects traditional institutions and since we came on board, we have accorded them the respect they deserve.

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  8. Nigeria: Govt Yet to Decide How Much to Borrow From World BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | AllAfrica.com

    The Minister for Budget and National Planning, Chief Udoma Udo Udoma, disclosed this yesterday while fielding questions from State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting at which Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo presided. When asked how much would the country be asking for from the World Bank, Udoma said: "The figure will depend on the budget approved by the National Assembly."

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  9. Nigeria: The Plight of Nigeria's Living DeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | AllAfrica.com

    Hundreds of Nigerians are enduring daily torture on death row as they await execution for crimes ranging from kidnapping to blasphemy. Nigeria has no qualms about sentencing thousands of its citizens to death.

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  10. Court orders forfeiture of Yakubu's $9.8m, A 74,000 recovered by EFCCRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Vanguard

    A Federal High Court sitting in Kano presided over by Justice Zainab B. Abubakar, Tuesday, has ordered the forfeiture of the sum of $9,772,000 and A 74,000 recovered from a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu to the Federal Government. According to a press release signed by Wilson Uwujaren EFCC Head Media & Publicity the order was sequel to an ex parte application by the EFCC seeking an interim forfeiture of the recovered money to the Federal Government.

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  11. The legal right of Nigerians to protest against government (2) by Femi FalanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Vanguard

    Continues from last week Incidentally, the Honourable Justice Adekeye J.S.C. who delivered the historic judgment of the Court of Appeal which confirmed the illegality of police permit is a member of the Nigeria Police Service Commission. We have no doubt that the respected Justice will rightly advise the Nigeria Police Force to stop the illegal practice of insisting on the issuance of police permit for political meetings and rallies in Nigeria.

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  12. Recovery of $9.7m, reason to support anti-graft war-LawyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Vanguard

    THE League of Patriotic Lawyers has said that the recent discovery of $9.7 million by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Kaduna was a testimony to the commission's ability to rid Nigeria of corruption. Briefing newsmen, yesterday, in Lagos, chairman of the association, Mr. Abubakar Yesufu, noted that the development was a reason for everyone to support the commission in its war against graft.

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  13. Group calls on Sule Lamido to contest 2019 PresidencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Vanguard

    A Northern based political group, Siyasa Akida Network Nigeria has urged immediate past governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido to contest 2019 presidency to salvage the country from drifting. Spokesman of the Group, Alhaji Ali Tukur Gantsa told Reporters in Kano, Monday, that the circumstances the country found itself now required the experience of a man with political sagacity of the former Governor.

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  14. Bird flu outbreak hits poultry farms in central NigeriaRead the original story

    Monday Feb 13 | Xinhuanet

    A bird flu outbreak hit at least six farms in Nigeria's central state of Plateau, killing at least 11,000 birds last week, said a statement by the Poultry Association of Nigeria on Monday. "Farmers in Plateau are really going through tough times because of the resurgence of bird flu in the last one week," the statement said.

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  15. Yoruba and the cog of gerontocracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | Vanguard

    AS the world educates and initiates her young ones as modern species more aggressively attuned to the flexibilities of modernity as working antidote to rigid political antiquity which is largely Africa's bane, Africa, yes, Nigeria, has ingloriously glued itself to gerontocracy. It wasn't particularly bad for Nigeria at the get-go.

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  16. Fas Agro Manufacturing Plants Use Perle Ethernet Extenders to Facilitate Network ConnectivityRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 12 | PR.com

    Nashville, TN, February 12, 2017 -- -- Perle Systems, a global provider of secure device networking hardware, reveals how Ethernet Extenders enabled Fas Agro, a Nigerian packaging company, to interconnect 6 manufacturing plants onto one shared Ethernet network. As the company grew to have multiple facilities located around Kano, Nigeria, internal reporting of production data became more complicated.

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  17. Ramat Cup begins in Kano todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | Vanguard

    The Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria, YSFON has concluded plans to stage this year's edition of the annual Late General Murtala Ramat Mohammed Football Competition tagged Ramat Cup for U-16 boys and U-18 girls in Kano, the Kano State capital between from February 12 to 16, 2017. According to a statement from the Federation's Headquarters signed by its National Secretary, Patrick Okpavuerhe, participating states have been to ensure their representatives are the champions of the states.

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  18. Nigeria Travel WarningRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | Kansas City InfoZine

    All U.S. citizens should have evacuation plans that do not solely rely on U.S. government assistance. Due to the risk of kidnappings, robberies, and other armed attacks, U.S. citizens should also avoid all but essential travel to: Bayelsa, Delta, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, and Zamfara states.

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  19. Magu hails officers who recovered $9.8m from ex NNPC GMDRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | Vanguard

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC Acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu has commended Mr. Adamu Dan Musa, the Commission's head of operations in Kano Zonal Office, who led a team that recovered over $9.8million from the residence of a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu in Kaduna. Magu speaking after the Commission's monthly keep fit programme Saturday urged all staff of the Commission to be dedicated to their jobs as only diligence, professionalism and uncommon courage would be rewarded with promotion.

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  20. Nigeria's anti-graft body seizes $9.8 million from state oil firm ex-bossRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | Yahoo!

    Nigeria's anti-corruption watchdog has seized $9.8 million in cash from the former head of the state oil company, a spokesman said on Friday, as the government continues to battle endemic corruption. President Muhammadu Buhari rode to victory in 2015 on an anti-corruption platform after widespread anger at the plundering of the state under his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan.

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