FG DELEGATION JETS OUT TO UK OVER P I&D CASE AS FINE INCREASES TO 10BIL DOLLARS

A delegation of Federal Government officials have left Abuja on Saturday for the United Kingdom in continuation of efforts to quash a $6.2 billion arbitration award against Nigeria. The award in favour of Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) Limited has risen to about $10b with a daily interest accrual of over $1 million. A British judge in August endorsed the award, granting the company the go-ahead to seize Nigeria’s assets worth $9 billion in the UK. He, however, warned that the action must be carried out only after court vacation…

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GUBER ELECTION TRIBUNAL: EL RUFAI TO KNOW FATE SEPTEMBER 9

The Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on Monday, September 9, rule on the petition challenging the re-election of Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna state. The Tribunal Secretary, Mrs Hafsat Suleiman, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Kaduna State. Suleiman said the Tribunal concluded it’s sitting on August 19 and has fixed Monday, September 9, to pass its verdict on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party. The PDP and its governorship candidate in the March 9 poll, Alhaji Isah Ashiru, had petitioned the Tribunal…

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CONTROVERSY CONTINUES OVER SECRET BURIAL OF 1,000 SOLDIERS AS RELATIONS OF DEAD, MISSING SOLDIERS SPEAK SOL

John Ameh, Success Nwogu and Olaleye Aluko Military authorities secretly buried more than 1,000 soldiers, who were killed in the battle with insurgents, in a bid create the impression that the counter-insurgency had been won, The Wall Street Journal, has reported. The newspaper reported that military sources said the number of soldiers buried in that manner could be higher than 1,000. But the Defence Headquarters has dismissed the report, saying it had no graveyards where soldiers were secretly buried. It said that fallen heroes were given full military burial according…

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