The Oghara, Delta State home of former Governor James Ibori remained a beehive of activities yesterday with the visit of Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his predecessor Emmanuel Uduaghan. Ibori, who served a jail term in London for money laundering, returned to the country on Saturday. Others who visited are Deputy Governor

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The Senate Committee on Marine Transport approved the N1.3billion budget proposal for the Transportation Ministry yesterday. The Committee said it was committed to ensuring that the objectives of the 2017 budget were achieved through oversight activities. Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Ahmed Yerima, said rigorous oversight would

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Budget defence began yesterday on a sour note for some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal’s representative was turned back by senators. The House of Representatives committee asked the Ministry of Transportation (Aviation) to properly explain how the 2016

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THE Army has confirmed that a soldier, who allegedly brutalised a female passenger travelling from Port Harcourt to Onitsha, is under interrogation. The incident allegedly occurred at a military checkpoint in Port Harcourt on Monday. The Army authorities pleaded with the public to have faith and confidence in it to handle such cases. According

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AN Executive Director of First Bank Plc, Dauda Lawal, has accused Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of falsifying the circumstances under which he surrendered N9.08 billion to the commission. EFCC had urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the forfeiture of the money allegedly laundered for former Minister of

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The Oyo State government has received N7.2billion of the Paris Club refund. It said 60 per cent of the fund was added to its federal allocation to pay August and September salaries. Commissioner for Information Toye Arulogun, at a briefing yesterday, said the fund was released due to Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s doggedness, determination and

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday rejected an application by Olugbenga Obadina, a business man, on trial for alleged money laundering, to travel abroad for medical treatment. Obadina was alleged to have received over N2 billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser under retired Col. Sambo Dasuki without a contract. At the

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