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The Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Garba has said that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from the institution with a third class in Geography in the year, 2000.

In a bid to boost foreign exchange supply and keep the market liquidity, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed commercial banks to begin the sale of foreign exchange for Business Travel Allowance, BTA, Personal Travel Allowance, PTA, Tuition and Medical fees to customers at not more than N360 per dollar.

The Nigerian Senate, on Thursday, approved the nomination of forty five non-career ambassadorial nominees presented for confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, said that the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hammed Ali (retd.), is unfit to hold any public office.

No fewer than seven persons were killed, and eighteen others injured as suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked two Internally Displaced Persons camp in Borno state, Maiduguri.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at its second Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the year, 2017, again resolved to retain all monetary policy rates.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered that former Group Managing Director, GMD of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu, be remanded in Kuje Prison.

The court in its ruling ordered that he be remanded pending the determination of his bail application on March 21.

Yakubu, on Thursday, was arraigned on a six-count charge of fraud before Justice Ahmed Mohammed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after he admitted owning over $9.8 million cash found in a house that also belongs to him in Kaduna State.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge filed by the EFCC.

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday dismissed the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), during plenary on Thursday.

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, rtd has dared the Nigerian Senate as he arrived the National Assembly without wearing the complete Customs Uniform.

Recall that the Senate had directed Ali to appear before it by 10:00am in his complete uniform to answer question on his controversial policy on import duties on vehicles.

Recall also that Ali was to appear yesterday, Wednesday, but following his absence, the senate threatened that if he failed to appear before it today, Thursday, it would have to ask the police to arrest him.

The custom boss however arrived the National Assembly at about 9:30am wearing a white Caftan, White Cap, Black Shoes.

He was led to the office by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.

The decision of the Senate yesterday followed a motion by Senator George Sekibo, PDP, Rivers East who relied on Section 89 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria( as amended) and seconded by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.

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Nigeria’s Senate has again rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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