JUST IN: Former South Korean President Gets 24 Years Jail For Corruption

JUST IN: Former South Korean President Gets 24 Years Jail For Corruption

A South Korean court has sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 24 years in prison after she was found guilty of corruption. The disgraced former president was found guilty of several corruption charges, abuse of power and coercion in a verdict issued on Friday. She was also fined $16m. Warrant issued for S Korea’s ex-president on corruption charges It was alleged in the trial that Park, 66, colluded with a friend, Choi Soon-sil, and a…

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Army Requires Right Mix Of Weapons To Achieve Mandate – Rep. Shawulu

Army Requires Right Mix Of Weapons To Achieve Mandate – Rep. Shawulu

Rep. Rimamnde Shawulu says the Nigerian Army  requires the right mix of weapons at the right time and in the right quantity to achieve its mandate. Shawulu, who is the Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Army, said this on Thursday while declaring open the two-day 2nd army “Procurement Awareness Seminar.’’ The lawmaker, who was the special guest at the occasion, however, noted that logistics requirement of the security agencies were numerous and expensive. He…

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Stakeholders Raise The Alarm Over Multiple Death Of Industrial Court Justices Read

Stakeholders Raise The Alarm Over Multiple Death Of Industrial Court Justices  Read

Stakeholders in the nation’s third arm of government have raised concern over the frequently recorded death of justices of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN). Those who spoke to LEADFERSHIP said the development could be as a result of either delayed payment of salaries or poor salaries and wages earned by the judges. They also noted that apart from poor remuneration, the working environment of justices of the NICN is deplorable, compared to that…

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Group holds forum for women in Abuja tomorrow

Group holds forum for women in Abuja tomorrow

The2018 She Forum Africa Edition of, “An evening with the Woman”, a pan-Africa Women Development, Leadership and Lifestyle event is scheduled to hold tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7th 2018.The Edition of “An evening with the Woman” will bring together some of the Africa’s brightest and influential female voices such as Toyin-Ojora Saraki, MacDella Cooper, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, Aisha Shuiabu, Engr. Becky Damilola-Oke, Brenda Ataga, Haj. Zainab Bako Oriola, and Ota Akhigbe, in what is gradually evolving…

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Vindicated on the illegality of post – UTME

Vindicated on the illegality of post – UTME

Last week’s declaration of the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) as illegal by a Federal High Court, Abuja vindicates our earlier position on this issue as re-published below. The confusion that has trailed the re-introduction of the post University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) in higher educational institutions across the country over the fees payable by candidates forced me to dig into the legality or otherwise of the test that now determines our children’s educational destiny….

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INEC Collaborates With KANSIEC To Investigate Alleged Underage Voting

INEC Collaborates With KANSIEC To Investigate Alleged Underage Voting

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced investigation into the alleged under-aged voting during the recent local council election in Kano. The committee, which is being headed by  Alhaji Abubakar Nahuche, a National Commissioner,  held a closed-door meeting with the Chairman of Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) Prof. Garba Sheka. “My committee members and I are in Kano to probe the allegations of underage voting in the recently held local government elections  which…

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Ending Spate Of Mutilated Naira Notes

Ending Spate Of Mutilated Naira Notes

As the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) strives to redress the issue of mutilated naira notes in circulation, MARK ITSIBOR writes that allowing alternative payment channels to thrive will have positive impact on the economy, with much benefit for the citizenry Last week, there a serious disagreement which led to an exchange of fisticuffs between a bus passenger, simply identified as Mrs. Maureen and a bus conductor, Moshood Olaitan in Lagos state broke out over…

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Danze Commends Judiciary For Fairness, Equity

Danze Commends Judiciary For Fairness, Equity

Chairman of Gwagwalada area council, Hon. Adamu Mustapha Danze has commended the Nigerian judiciary for fairness and equity. Danze made the commendation while reacting to the judgment of the FCT Area Council Election Petition Tribunal that again upheld his election as the duly elected chairman of the council. He said that the judgment demonstrates that the Nigerian judiciary,under the present administration, is truly the last hope for the common man, irrespective of his status or…

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2019: EFCC Warns Vote Merchant

2019: EFCC Warns Vote Merchant

Abuja Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has warned vote merchants to stay clear of polling units. The warning is coming following complain by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mamood Yakubu over recent open buying of votes at polling units. The EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu who warned Nigerians planning to buy votes at polling units, said as a Nigerian, he will support INEC…

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This Is Not Nigeria Of Our Dreams!

This Is Not Nigeria Of Our Dreams!

I remember the Nigeria in which I grew up. I remember growing up to behold a lovely, vibrant, peaceful, hopeful country. I remember the hope and the joy. I remember the sanity and the orderliness of society. I remember walking to school early mornings with passion and enthusiasm. Our school, the All Saints Primary School, was about three kilometres from home but that was not considered far, then unlike now. Even the walk home in…

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