Dangote/BUA Saga: Atta Family Hits Mines Ministry Over False Claims

… Files Contempt of Court proceeding against Fayemi, Dangote The ruling Atta Omadivi Family of Okene in Kogi State has described the publication of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development bequeathing the contentious Mining Lease ML 2541 to Dangote Group as a ‘reflection of desperate, reckless, irresponsible and partisan conduct of the ministry’ which has continued to flout all court injunctions related to the contentious lease. It would be recalled that the Executive Chairman/CEO of BUA Group, Abdulsamad Rabiu had petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari on December 4, 2017 in…

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Reps Summon NDDC MD, Others Over Alleged Bribery

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petition investigating allegations of corruption against the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Nsima Ekere, as well as Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court, Abuja and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ricky Tafa, has summoned the trio to appear before it on Tuesday in Abuja to defend the allegations against them. In a letter of summon obtained by our reporter, the Committee mandated the trio to appear before the House in person or with their counsel. The summon…

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BURATAI: A VICTIM OF THE PREVAILING POST-TRUTH ERA By OKECHUKU NNAMDI

The Oxford Dictionary in the Year 2016 declared the word “post-truth” as its international “word of the year”, reflecting a contemporary world where the truth no longer hold sway. It defines the word as “an adjective relating to circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than emotional appeals”. In other words, we are leaving in a human era where our perception of reality and truth is being increasingly governed by our primordial, parochial and other extraneous sentiments and motives rather than what is right and…

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