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Nigerian govt recalls sacked NCAA directors

It is not clear why the directors were recalled.

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JAMB explains why candidates can no longer apply to two public universities

JAMB says candidates may select a public university and a private university, but not two public universities.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Those speculating about my health are ‘mischief makers’ — Buhari

The president spoke to his most senior media adviser on Saturday, the first since he travelled.

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Expert warns on dangers of tobacco farming

Farmers receive N400,000 from tobacco companies at the start of each farming season.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Southern Kaduna: Osinbajo gives Police IG marching orders to halt killings — Presidency

The Army recently announced the formation of a new unit in Southern Kaduna to contain attacks.

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Supreme Court affirms Assemblies of God’s General Overseer’s sack

The ruling brings to an end a long-running tussle that started in 2014.

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What President Buhari told me today – Femi Adesina

“Of his own volition, President Buhari spoke with me. It made my day.”

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Buhari scraps special intervention funds for tertiary institutions

The government says previous payouts to tertiary institutions had been abused.

Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal.

Buhari not ‘witch-hunting’ anybody — SGF

The Secretary to Government of the Federation says the president is building a foundation for the nation.

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FACT-CHECK: Presidency wrong again; Nigeria not world’s second-largest rice producer

A claim made by a presidential spokesperson about rice production is false.

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UN, hosts thank donors at Oslo Conference on Boko Haram crisis

Donors pledged more than 670 million U.S. dollars at the UN-backed conference.

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Why I’m shooting 10 Days in Sun City – AY Makun

The premiere will be in June, in summer.

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Nigeria to issue UN passport to ‘stateless’ persons — Lawmaker

The government is currently conducting refugee status determination.

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School apologises after teacher called in armed police to threaten pupils over assignments

The Enugu government promptly withdrew the operating license of the school.

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Nigeria Customs Targets N1.1 trillion Revenue in 2017

Comptroller-General Hameed Ali made this known during a strategy meeting with Customs Area Controllers

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Groups decry Oba of Lagos remarks on Atiku

They were reacting to remarks credited to the Lagos monarch saying no corrupt persons will rule Nigeria again

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Abductors of Germans give condition for their release

The abductors made contact on Thursday.

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Nigerian govt plans urgent relief for poultry industry – Osinbajo

“The poultry industry is a local industry that needs to be protected urgently,” Mr. Osinbajo said.

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Donors pledge N210 billion to prevent famine in Northeast Nigeria, Lake Chad region

Norway made the largest pledge of about $192 million.

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Trump wants journalists to always name sources

“Let their name be out there, let there be no more sources,” Mr. Trump said.

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Nigeria Police to recruit 10,000 personnel annually – Official

“The yearly recruitment will be based on local government basis to reflect federal character and equity.”

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Court orders forfeiture of 17 vehicles of ex-Customs boss to Nigerian govt

The order was sequel to an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission seeking the forfeiture.