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Some of the 171 Nigerians who voluntarily returned from Libya before they disembarked form their aircraft on arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja. {Photo; NAN]

34 Nigerians deported from Europe arrive Lagos

All the deportees were alleged to have committed immigration-related offences in their host countries.

Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (middle) and others during a Briefing of the Senate on the Planned Closure of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja Runway for Repairs at the Senate Chamber on Tuesday, 17th January  2017.

National Assembly ‘blocks’ statutory health funds over fraud scare

The National Health Act stipulates one per cent of government funds go to the health sector.

Dino Melaye

BREAKING: INEC writes Dino Melaye, to commence recall process July 3

INEC has fixed July 3 to publish details required to verify the signatories to the recall move.

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Nigerian govt issues 7-day ultimatum to truck drivers, others to vacate Apapa roads

The road is to be reconstructed for about N4.34 billion

Jide Omokore

Court rules against businessman Jide Omokore

Mr. Omokore was arraigned alongside Victor Briggs, Abiye Membere, and David Mbanefo.

Nnamdi Kanu

No election in Southeast Nigeria without Biafra referendum — Nnamdi Kanu

The pro-Biafra leader says the coming of Biafra is “imminent”.

Muslims praying

Nigerian govt declares Monday June 26, Tuesday June 27 public holiday

The holiday is to celebrate the Islamic post-Ramadan festival.

Lagos' Central Business District [Photo: naibuzz.com]

Lagos is 29th most expensive city to live in the world, Abuja 59th

Another African city, Luanda, is the most expensive in the world.
Lagos and Abuja ranked 29th and 59th respectively as the most expensive cities to live in a 2017 global cost of living survey.

Jambites

Trial of man who allegedly defrauded 70 JAMB candidates stalled

The accused is facing a two-count charge of fraud and impersonation.

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American sent to prison for ‘defrauding’ Nigerians

The suspect allegedly defrauded his victims of $565,000.

Immigration officials screening Nigerian returnee from Libya during their arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday.

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5,000 Nigerians stranded in Mali as NAPTIP decries poor funding

A minister said the government will consider special intervention fund for NAPTIP.

Nigerian Police

Kidnap gang arrested in possession of phone belonging to Nigerian lawmaker

The three suspects were arrested on June 18.

Shiites protest detention of their leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Nigerian Shiites to hold major rallies Friday

Past processions often led to clashes with security forces.

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

EXCLUSIVE: Dismissed Nigeria police commissioner identified

The Police Service Commission announced the dismissal of four officers on Wednesday.

Members of the #FundLAUTECH project with Former Governor Ladoja

#Fundlautech initiative raises N5.8 million in nine days as Ladoja donates N2 million

The former governor also pledged his pension for six months.

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Corps members take fight against tobacco use to Ogun streets

Secondary school students commended the corps members for the initiative.

waec

WAEC announces new certificate ‘fee’

The exams board says the usual charge is N3,500.

Ikechukwu Ayene, President of Nigeria Union in South Africa

South African community withdraws quit order against Nigerians

Another community has issued a quit order on Nigerians.

John Cardinal  Onaiyekan

Biafra: We too are ‘disgusted’ with Nigeria — Onaiyekan

The influential cleric says the country must change its ways.

Ahmed Makarfi

Makarfi PDP commends Osinbajo, suggests solutions to Nigeria’s security challenges

The PDP factional leader said more needed to be done to address Nigeria’s security challenges.

Nigerian Army

16 women kidnapped as survivors narrate ‘shocking’ details of Boko Haram ambush of ‘secure’ convoy

“We can’t continue like this; we have to take the war to them; waiting for them to come and be repelled cannot help us,” a survivor said.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo with Governors after the consultation meeting

PHOTO NEWS: Osinbajo meets State Governors over North & South-East groups ethnic agitations

The Acting President is meeting various Nigerian leaders to douse ethnic tensions.

Wale Aboderin

PUNCH chairman, Aboderin, elected head of African Media Initiative board

The new chairman succeeds Trevor Ncube, the Executive Vice-Chairman of South Africa’s Mail and Guardian.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Taraba killings: Fulani communities call for Osinbajo’s intervention

The police confirmed seven people dead in the violence.

Olisa Metuh

Court bars Metuh from seeking further adjournments

The former Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson is standing trial on a seven-count charge of money laundering.