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N27BN SCAM: EFCC rearrests jailed police pension boss, slams fresh criminal charges on him •As NLC demands retrial


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arrested a former deputy director of the Police Pension Office, Mr John Yakubu Yusuf, who was jailed by an Abuja High Court on Monday. Commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed his arrest. It was gathered that Yusuf was picked up by the operatives of the commission from his […]

Abuja court sentences police pension boss to 2yrs in prison for embezzling N23bn


Corruption has eaten deep into the system that the Judiciary is now affected. An Abuja High Court has sentenced a former head of the Police Pension Board, Yakubu Yusuf, to two years in prison. He pleaded guilty to the embezzlement of N23.3 billion and is to forfeit property valued at N325 million. He was given […]

Jonathan vows to keep Nigeria one


PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has said that Nigeria will remain a single entity, noting that his government would not succumb to the pressure of overseeing the disintegration of the country. The president made this remark at the emir’s palace in Hadejia, Jigawa State, when he paid the emir a courtesy visit on the first day of […]

Truck Driver, Ph.D


PEOPLE shocked that doctorate degree holders are applying for jobs as truck drivers may not appreciate the extent of the unemployment situation. Statistics are unreliable, but revelations that six Ph.D holders and 704 others with Master’s degree applied to Dangote Group as truck drivers raise questions about our education and our uses of the educated. […]

Is this country under a curse?


The JTF has taken the bull of sectarian violence in the North East of Nigeria by the horns. We pray daily for them, for Gods favour. May their zeal never wane. Our nation had for a long time taken terrorism for granted until this stage where we now live with it. Learning to live with […]

LASTMA and KAI Career Evaluation Training Programme


Cross section of Batch 3 officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) at the induction parade of the ongoing Career Evaluation Training Programme for Law Enforcement Officers at the Public Service Staff Development Centre, Magodo, Lagos on Monday, October 22, 2012.

FG moves to reduce cancer deaths


LAGOS— A new data from the National System of Cancer Registries has revealed that no fewer than 7,000 new cases of cancer were recorded across 11 Tertiary hospitals in the country, the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu has disclosed. To this end, the Federal Government has begun the procurement of two mobile cancer screening […]

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