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Naira Marley: We are not going after musicians says Magu

Magu Okorocha

Mr. Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday, said that the Commission was not going after musicians. He made this statement while speaking on the prosecution of musician, Afeez Fashola, a.k.a Naira Marley, for charges bordering on internet fraud at an interactieve session with artistes, comedians

Nigerian Soldier on UN assignment killed in Mali attack

A Nigerian soldier was killed and several others injured in two attacks on the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, UN officials said yesterday. Gunmen attacked the UN troops in Timbuktu in the north of the country, where several groups of militants are active, according to Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General,

Power outage in Abuja as transmission station gutted by fire

There was fire outbreak on Sunday at a power transmission substation in Apo, a suburb in the Federal Capital Territory. It was learnt that the fire started at about 1.30pm from a transformer in the substation and persisted for some hours. The Transmission Company of Nigeria confirmed the incident and stated

ASUU blasts Aisha Buhari on creation of private varsity

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has taken exception to a proposed plan to establish a private university to be named after President Muhammadu Buhari by his wife Mrs Aisha Buhari saying the move is antithetical to the development of existing public universities in the country. While advising the President and

CAF appoints Hajji as new Sec Gen

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have appointed Mouad Hajji as the new Secretary General of CAF. At the meeting chaired by CAF President Ahmad, Hajji was appointed to replace sacked Amr Fahmy. The Continental body also confirmed that Essadik Alaoui, deputy general secretary in charge of administration and

Prof arrested in Abuja for aiding daughter to cheat in JAMB

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja A self-acclaimed professor, identified only as Jide, has been arrested by operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, after he was caught assisting his daughter during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in the Jabi area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

Atiku, Obi applaud Gov. Wike on his re-election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the just concluded election, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi have congratulated the governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike on his re-election. Wike won the election with 886,264 votes, while Mr Biokpomabo Awara of the African Alliance Congress (AAC) who

VAT Increase, expert cautions FG

As operators in different sectors of the economy continue to advise the federal government against an upward review of the Value Added Tax (VAT), a Port Harcourt-based oil and gas business magnate, Mr Adamu Mutairu, has said a hike in the VAT will not only be counterproductive, but would further

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