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Otedollar Saga: House of Representatives Set to Clear Farouk Lawan

Written by Alaba Johnson.

NaijaPundit has just received highly reliable information that the Ethics and Privileges Committee of the House of Representatives is likely to clear Hon. Farouk Lawan of the Otedollar saga in a matter of days. Information reaching us is that some members of the Committee are in favour of clearing Farouk.

 

The view of the Chairman of the Committee, Hon Gambo Dan Musa, is likely to carry the day. It would be recalled that the Cahirman is already biased. In July he had insulted Otedola when he said “He refused to say anything and he was just laughing. It was very stupid of him and we are not happy too” he said angrily as other members of the committee on ethics, gave a Yes! chorus one after the other, in response to the name calling.

 

It would be recalled that Farouk was chair of the House Adhoc Committee probing the Fuel Subsidy regime but he fell into troubled water when one of those he ws investigating, Femi Otedola, Chairman of Zenon Oil, alleged that Farouk asked for a bribe, a charge that Farouk denied until Otedola provided a video of the incidence following which Farouk changed his story and first said the image in the video was a 'carricature' and later said he took the money to set up Otedola.

 

 

 

 

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Nov

Reuters Withdraws Nigerian Maiduguri Video After Discovering It Is Fake!

Written by Alaba Johnson.

altReuters, the International News Agency has withdrawn a violence video purported to be taken in Maiduguri last week after discovering that the video was a fake video. Reuters had previously alleged that the video was sent to it by a soldier who witnessed the killings, but when contacted, the Nigerian Army spokesman, Colonel Mohammed Yerima, had denied the video claiming it was a set up by Boko Haram for propaganda purposes. Add a comment

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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Bi-Courtney Out, Julius Berger, RCC In

Written by Alaba Johnson.

altThe Federal Government has sacked the Bi-Courtney Consortium from its Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) agreement to reconstruct the Lagios-Ibadan Expressway, citing breaching of the terms of the concession agreement signed by both parties on May 26, 2009.

Bi-Courtney, ownded by billionaire businessman, Wale Babalakin, had been the butt of complaints by the government and the public due to the slow space of works on the road which had often caused long stretches of traffic between Lagos and Ibadan. Add a comment

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Nov

Boko Haram: Nigeria Prepares For Electronic Border Monitoring

Written by Alaba Johnson with news from Agency Reports.

Boko Haram: Nigeria Prepares For Electronic Border Monitoring

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As plans are underway for joint border patrol between Nigeria and Niger republic, the Nigerian government is reported to have concluded plan for an extensive electronic monitoring of her long northern borders just as controversy rages over an alleged execution of captives by Nigerian military in the ongoing war against Boko Haram.

Muslim clerics from five countries including Nigeria have formed a new group with the objective of combating extremist Islamic ideology across the Sahel region at a recent meeting, held in Algiers, the capital of Algeria. Add a comment

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Nov

How Buhari Confronted Lam Adesina Over Death of Fulani

Written by Alaba Johnson with reports from ThisdayLive.

How Buhari Confronted Lam Adesina Over Death of Fulani

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Lam Onaolapo Adesina


By Kehinde Olaosebikan                   
Alhaji Lam Onaolapo Adesina, Oyo State Governor from May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2003, passed onto glory peacefully on Sunday, 11th of November after over 73 years of a very successful sojourn on earth.  Adesina rose to the pinnacle of all his callings in life.  He got to the zenith of his career as a teacher; as a social crusader he got state recognition and was tagged “prisoner of war”; and politically he did not only realise his ambition of becoming the governor of his state, he achieved the extra-ordinary by installing a governor, not while in power but eight years after he had left office. Add a comment

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Nov

Any Attempt to Give Boko Haram the 'Odi' Treatment Will be Taken as Attack on Muslim North-Northern

Written by Alaba Johnson with reports from Leadership.

Any Attempt to Give Boko Haram the 'Odi' Treatment Will be Taken as Attack on Muslim North-Northern Coalition

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Members of the Coalition of Northern Patriots have faulted former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s assertion that the Goodluck Jonathan administration was weak because it did not confront the Boko Haram menace the same way he handled the violence in Zaki Biam in Benue State and Oddi in Rivers State during his tenure.

Addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday, Ali Abacha and Engr Ibn Ahmed Mohammed, chairman and secretary of the group, said it was unfortunate that Obasanjo was advocating, yet again, the “callous destruction of the innocent citizens and their property as a mark of strong leadership.” Add a comment

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Nov

North Sustained Nigeria Economically Before Oil was Discovered-Ango Abdullahi

Written by Alaba Johnson.

North Sustained Nigeria Economically Before Oil was Discovered-Ango Abdullahi

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Prof Ango Abdullahi, spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), and the former Special Adviser to President Obasanjo and ex-vice-chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, is very angry with the onshore offshore dichotomy which he wants reversed as he claims it is unfair to the North which sustained Nigeria economically before the discovery of oil.

Below are excerpts of the interview he gave the Hausa Service of the Voice of America (VOA)  

Residents of the oil-rich states are complaining that  oil exploration is destroying their environment. What is your take on this?
It is actually true that the drilling is destroying all these things, and that is why they are being allocated 13% of the budget. I am part of those who reluctantly agreed on the 13% in 1994 at the constitutional conference. The late Shehu Yar’Adua pleaded with us to agree on 13% because of the destruction on their farms, fishing places and homes. Add a comment

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