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WHO declares outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country’s north-east, the WHO says. The Congolese health ministry had notified the WHO of a “lab-confirmed case” of Ebola, it addedon Twitter. …

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Court Grants Ex-Minister Bala Mohammed Bail

A Federal Capital Territory High Court granted bail to a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, with a bond of N500 million. Mr. Bala is accused of fraudulently receiving over N800 million as gratification while in office as minister.He is also accused of failing to declare his …

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Delta Assembly Impeaches Speaker, Elects Replacement

Monday Igbuya was on Thursday, impeached from his position as Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly. His removal at plenary presided by the Deputy Speaker, Friday Asanebi, was predicated on allegations of incompetence, highhandedness and unacceptable leadership style by the lawmakers. Igbuya, who represents Sapele constituency, was replaced by Sheriff …

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Kano Government, Emir Sanusi At ‘War’

Kano State House of Assembly, yesterday, constituted an eight-man committee to investigate allegations levelled against the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. This came on a day Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, called on the Emir and Kano State government to respect the decisions taken by the Northern Governors Forum to resolve …

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Late Deji Falae’s Family Sues Airline, NCAA Over His Death

The family of former Ondo State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, the late Deji Falae, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to hold that Associated Aviation Nigeria Ltd and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, were responsible for his death in an air crash through negligence. Deji …

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National Assembly Passes 2017 Budget

The National Assembly has passed the 2017 Appropriations Bill, raising the budget from N7.28 billion earlier proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari in December last year, to N7.44 trillion. The Appropriations Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives separately presented their harmonised reports of the budget for consideration and …

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Ifeanyi Ubah Sues DSS, Seeks Release From Detention

The Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, has sued the Department of State Services before the Federal High Court in Lagos over what he termed unlawful detention by the security agency. Ubah’s lawyer, Mrs. Ifeoma Esom, who appeared before Justice Mohammed Idris today with an ex …

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