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Exclusive - Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun Skips NYSC, Forges Certificate

[Premium Times] Nigeria's Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, did not participate in the mandatory one-year national youth service scheme. Instead, she forged an exemption certificate many years after graduation, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. (AllAfrica)

'Corruption, Major Impediment to Nigeria's Development'

[This Day] Justice Tanko Muhammad of the Supreme Court has identified corruption as one of the major impediments to Nigeria's development. (AllAfrica)

Alleged Forgery - PDP Calls for Adeosun's Sack

[Leadership] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack and arraign his minister of finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, for alleged forgery of her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate. The opposition party added that President Buhari should not provide a cover for Adeosun in the character of his Presidency whenever close allies or agents are found wanting on issues of alleged corruption. (AllAfrica)

Saraki's Acquittal - Judicial System Working - Buhari

[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has said the country's judicial system, no matter the challenges it faces, is truly working and no one should be allowed to undermine or break it. (AllAfrica)

Statement on the Supreme Court Decision

[Office of Senator Bukola Saraki] Abuja -At the end of a tortuous journey of 1018 Days counting from September 22, 2015 when the case began at the Tribunal, I am happy that I have been vindicated. The Supreme Court has affirmed that there is no evidence of false declaration of assets. The court also observed that certain agents took over the responsibility of the Code of Conduct Bureau in this trial, and one can infer that this was done towards a pre-determined end. (AllAfrica)

Corruption Major Impediment to Nigeria's Development - - Supreme Court Judge

[Premium Times] Justice Tanko Muhammad of the Supreme Court has said that corruption remains one of the major impediments to Nigeria's development. (AllAfrica)

Buhari Reacts to Supreme Court Judgement On Saraki

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to Friday's Supreme Court ruling clearing the senate president, Bukola Saraki, of graft charges. (AllAfrica)

Senate Passes Bills On Forensic Accounting

[Leadership] Senate has passed the bills on Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Auditors in Nigeria, and Chartered Institute of Forensic Accountants of Nigeria, respectively. (AllAfrica)

Buhari Vows to Fish Out, Punish Politicians Sponsoring Violence

[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Monguno, Borno State, promised to fish out and punish politicians who instigate violence in some states of the federation in their quest for political relevance. (AllAfrica)

France Was the First Country to Accept My Talent - Femi Kuti

[Vanguard] Afrobeat singer, Femi Kuti, son of the legendary Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, who welcomed President Emmanuel Macron of France to their iconic Afrika Shrine on Tuesday amid pomp and pageantry has revealed his connection to the French while admitting it was a total shock that the French President would choose his place to visit in Nigeria as part of activities to mark the launch of the 2020 Season of African Cultures in France. (AllAfrica)

Glo Named Fourth Most Admired African Brand

[Guardian] The telecommunications company, Globacom, has been named as the fourth most admired African Brand, according to the 2017/2018 survey conducted by Brand Africa. The results are in the current edition of African Business magazine, a business-oriented journal based in South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Buhari - Saraki Went Through Tortuous Judicial Process, Vindicated At Last

[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Abuja reacted to Friday's acquittal of Senate President Bukola Saraki from allegations of false asset declaration by the Supreme Court, saying Saraki persevered, went through tortuous judicial process and was vindicated in the end. (AllAfrica)

Slain Officers' Families Will Not Be Abandoned - Police

[Leadership] The Nigeria Police Force has assured families of policemen and officers that they would not be abandoned should they pay the supreme price in the line of duty. (AllAfrica)

Monitoring Group Deploys Observers to Ekiti, Cautions Against Violence

[Leadership] Election observer and monitoring group, the Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG) has said it is deploying 100 observers to monitor next Saturday's governorship election in Ekiti. The group, in a statement signed by its director of contact and mobilisation, Faith Nwadishi, stated that as the country progresses towards the 2019 elections, there is need to continue to monitor progress being made by INEC, security agencies and politicians. Nwadishi, while urging politicians to shun any action (AllAfrica)

CAN Suspends Nationwide Protest After Meeting With PMB

[Leadership] Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has suspended the nationwide protest that was earlier scheduled for July 11. (AllAfrica)

10 Die in Osun Road Accidents

[Leadership] No fewer than 10 people lost their lives in 15 road traffic accidents in Osun last month, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) disclosed in Osogbo on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Buahri's Group Applauds Signing of Executive Order On Corruption

[Vanguard] A non governmental body, the Buhari Youth Organisation, BYO, Friday, described the signing of an Executive Order on the preservation of suspicious assets connected with corruption by President Muhammadu Buhari as a welcome development. (AllAfrica)

Labour Criticises New Tariffs On Cigarette, Alcohol, Tobacco

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday described the hike in tariff on locally produced alcohol, spirits and tobacco as potentially "counter-productive." (AllAfrica)

Anti-Corruption Body Probes Railway Scholarship Scandal

[Premium Times] The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced investigations into the railway scholarship scandal involving top government officials, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. (AllAfrica)

'It's Been a Tortuous Journey of 1018 Days'

[Guardian] The Supreme Court yesterday discharged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from the alleged false assets declaration charges brought against him by the Federal government.The court in a judgment delivered by Justice Centus Chima Nweze, set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal and affirmed the decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), which had earlier upheld the No-case Submission filed by Saraki's counsel, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), on his behalf. (AllAfrica)

UN Deputy Chief Regrets Girls' Grooming As Suicide Bombers

[Guardian] UN deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has decried the use of young girls by Boko Haram terrorists as suicide bombers.Mohammed spoke in Bol, Chad, after talking to Halima Adam, one of the girls groomed for suicide mission, but now fighting back against the extremists in the Lake Chad basin.Halima said she was on Dec. 22, 2015, among three girls deployed to carry out suicide bomb attacks in the Lac Region town of Bol, 200 km north of N'Djamena but the mission was aborted. (AllAfrica)

Supreme Court Affirms Ugwuanyi's Election As Enugu Governor

[Guardian] The Supreme Court, yesterday, declined to remove Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi from office over allegation that he was illegally nominated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the April 11, 2015 governorship election. (AllAfrica)

Fayemi, Workers Reach Agreement On Salary Arears, Others

[Guardian] The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Kayode Fayemi, yesterday reached an agreement with the staff of College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti on payment of salary arrears, gratuities and pensions, if elected as governor on July 14. (AllAfrica)

Supreme Court Clears Saraki of False Asset Declaration Charges

[Premium Times] The Supreme Court on Friday cleared Senate President Bukola Saraki of all allegations of false asset declaration. (AllAfrica)

Senate to Investigate Alleged Sexual Abuse, Violence At Camps

[This Day] Abuja -The Senate will investigate reports of alleged sexual abuse of women at Internally Displaced Persons Camps in the North East and other parts of the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Twitter Reacts to Saraki's Court Judgement

[Guardian] Nigeria's Senate President Bukola Saraki Was earlier Friday told he had no case to answer by the Supreme Court. (AllAfrica)

Police Kill 6 Kidnap Suspects in Shootout

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Nigeria Police Force on Friday paraded 37 vicious kidnappers, armed robbers and cattle rustlers terrorizing travellers and people living in communities in Kaduna, Minna, Tegina, Birnin Gwari - Funtua within Kaduna, Niger and Zamfara States. (AllAfrica)

65-Year-Old Arrested for Defiling, Impregnating 13-Year-Old Pupil in Edo

[Guardian] A 65-year-old, Matthew Omokhafe, has been arrested for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 13-year-old Primary Four pupil in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.Acting Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Benin City, on Friday, noting that the board played active role in the arrest of the culprit. (AllAfrica)

Civil Defense Convicts 122 Persons, Warns Against Bunkering

[Guardian] Akwa Ibom State Civil Defense Corps convicted 122 persons for criminal cases, successfully prosecuted and won 50 cases as well as legally forfeited 13 trucks, 18 vehicles and other vehicles to the federal government between, April 2016 till date. (AllAfrica)

'Why Fayose Is Afraid PDP Will Lose to APC in Ekiti'

[Guardian] Abuja -The National chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has faulted claim by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State that the APC has perfected the strategy to rig Saturday's governorship poll. (AllAfrica)

Musa Carries Nigeria as Super Eagles Punish Iceland 2-0 at World Cup

[allAfrica] Ahmed Musa scored a brilliant second-half double to fire Nigeria to a 2-0 victory over Iceland and throw the second qualification spot in Group D wide open with one game remaining. What a good way to redeem themselves. (AllAfrica)