VIDEOS: Ag. President Osinbajo Pays Surprise Visit To Garki Market

Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo earlier today paid a surprise visit to the Garki model market, Abuja as part of activities to mark the two years anniversary of the Buhari administration. Prof. Osinbajo was received with a tumultuous welcome by cheering market men and women. See videos after the cut: At the unscheduled stop at the Garki market today, the energy and the joy was unparalleled.Thank you! pic.twitter.com/j1gMueCqI6 — Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) May 26, 2017 I just stopped by at theGarki market, Abuja. This lady and I discussed…

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DSS Tenders Monies Allegedly Found In Justice Ngwuta’s House As Evidence

The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday presented before the Federal High Court, Abuja, monies allegedly discovered in the home of Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta. The court ordered that the monies be deposited in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Justice John Tsoho gave the order after admitting in evidence, nine bags and boxes containing the money. The prosecuting counsel, Mrs. Olufemi Fatunde, had led the fifth prosecution witness, Mr. John Utazi, an operative of the DSS to tender the bags and boxes in evidence. The counsel told the…

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Nigerian Embassy Protests U.S. Secret Service Violation Of Its Premises

The Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC has protested to the U.S. Government over the violation of its premises by the Secret Service agents following dispute between two local staff. The Acting Ambassador/Charge d’Affaires, Hakeem Balogun, said that a “protest note” had been transmitted to the U.S. Department of State. Balogun condemned the violation of the diplomatic protocol over altercation by two Embassy drivers adding: “The embassy has as well transmitted a protest note to the U.S. Department of State. “We have sent a protest note in respect of the entrance…

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Oyo Implements Health Insurance Scheme

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Thursday flagged off the state health insurance scheme, saying it would improve health care service delivery to the people. Speaking at the flag off ceremony held at the Civic Centre in Ibadan, the governor said the scheme was a manifestation of his administration’s commitment to improving and promoting the socio-economic well-being of the citizenry. The scheme, which is the first in the state, is aimed at guaranteeing access to quality and affordable health care services. NAN also reports that the inauguration was part…

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Osinbajo, Govs, Accuse GEJ Of Discriminating In Sharing Of Ecological Funds

The administration of previous Nigerian president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, discriminated in the sharing of ecological funds to states, a new report has revealed. An interim report submitted by the National Executive Council’s Ad-hoc committee on management of ecological fund revealed that 19 states, including Abuja, are yet to benefit from the one percent share of the Ecological Fund as stipulated by law. NEC, an official economic platform for dialogue among the 36 state governors, the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and other co-opted members, is chaired by Acting…

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FBI’s Russia Probe: Heat Turns On Trump’s In-Law Kushner

The FBI’s criminal probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is increasingly touching on the involvement of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on both the Trump campaign and the Trump transition team. Points of focus that pertain to Kushner include: the Trump campaign’s 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner’s own contacts with Russians, according to U.S. officials briefed on the probe. There is no indication Kushner is currently a target of the probe and there are no allegations he committed…

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Ebola: FG, Lagos Condemn Airline For Flying Corpse To Nigeria From Congo

The Federal Government has condemned the breach of regulations by a foreign airline carrier on the repatriation of the remains of a Nigerian from Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of Congo. Four persons ​are ​officially recorded to have died ​of Ebola virus ​in that country. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole and the Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Dr Jide Idris, condemned the development in a joint statement on Thursday in Lagos. ​They said the airline brought the remains without all necessary documentations that were required to process its clearance by the Department…

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