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Shell

Geologist hired by Shell says firm concealed data on Nigerian oil spill

The German geologist said an environmental study found “astonishingly high” pollution levels.

Ugo-Nnadi from the court [Photo: Information Nigeria]

Fraudulent Nigerian oil firm is “virtually broke”, owes millions of dollars – NNPC

The company was earlier convicted for subsidy fraud and its owners were sentenced to 10 years in prison each.

FILE PHOTO: In this photo taken Friday, Jan, 24. 2014, scavengers in Lagos, Nigeria sort out iron and plastic to sell at the Olusosun dump site the city's largest dump. With a population of more than 20 million, garbage piles up on streets, outside homes and along the waterways and lagoons, creating eyesores and putrid smells. The booming city also has major electricity shortages and many residents rely on diesel generators that cloud the air with black exhaust.  Nigeria's most populous city is turning these problems into an advantage by starting a program to convert waste into methane gas to generate electricity. A pilot program at a local market has already shown success on a smaller scale. Lagos’ waste management program is also organizing recycling to clean up the country's biggest city.  (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

INTERVIEW: Lagos govt’s new policy will destroy businesses, worsen waste problem – Waste Managers’ Consultant

“(About) 350 businesses are currently at stake. Local economy is now going to suffer by this new policy.”

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21 people die of meningitis in Sokoto – Health Commissioner

The official said identification and treatment of the disease is hampered by residents’ belief in witchcraft.

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Magu: Leaked SSS report vindicates us – Nigerian Senate

The SSS restated its allegations against the anti-corruption chief in a letter to the Attorney General.

Nigeria Police Force

EXCLUSIVE: Police Special Forces deployed to Southern Kaduna lament lack of weapons, welfare

Police say the operatives are well taken care of, but admit there are “operational issues”.

Addax Petroleum [Photo: Africa Oil & Gas reports]

Addax Petroleum CEO arrested over Nigeria operation

The CEO is being investigated for alleged wrongdoing.

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NFF confirms cancellation of Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly

Some Burkinabe players could not secure entry visas into the UK.

PDP Crisis: Ali Modu Sheriff vs. Ahmed Makarfi

ANALYSIS: Four times crisis-ridden PDP survived major turmoil that nearly consumed it

Judging from its past, the current crisis bedeviling Nigeria’s main opposition party, may just be another passing phase.

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Whistle-blowers: 282 Nigerians provide 154 actionable intelligence in three months

The actionable tips involved contract inflation and conversion of government asset to personal use.

Super Eagles

Why Nigerians couldn’t watch Super Eagles play Senegal, may not watch Burkina Faso match

Nigeria and Senegal played a 1-1 draw.

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu [Photo: Channels TV]

Anti-Magu forces launch fresh offensive, release another damning report

The SSS had, in controversial reports to the Senate, claimed Mr. Magu is tainted and should not be confirmed to head the nation’s top anti-corruption body.

IMF boss with Nigerian officials [Photo: Ventures Africa]

Nigeria’s economic reform plan not good enough – IMF

The IMF said Nigeria reform plan “does not explicitly call for tighter monetary and fiscal policy in the near term…”

President Muhammadu Buhari during the  Campaign prior to the 2015 Presidential election

INTERVIEW: How Buhari will win 2019 presidential election – DG Voice of Nigeria

Osita Okechukwu spoke on a range of issues including Biafra agitation, and his job at the Voice of Nigeria.

NIPRD Abuja

Crippled by poor funding, Nigerian drug research institute in darkness for nine months

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development has had no power supply for nine months.

Nigerian Senate

Buhari nominates 27 INEC Electoral Commissioners (FULL LIST)

Since March 4, 33 states have been without Resident Electoral Commissioners.

Kaduna Airport[Photo Credit: NewswireNGR]

Kaduna airport unsafe, insecure, Nigerian lawmakers say

“Security in the airport is very poor; you can obviously see that security personnel are being overwhelmed by the crowd.”

Cynthia Osokogu

Killers of Cynthia Osokogu sentenced to death

Two men who were also accused of the 2012 murder, were discharged and acquitted.

Cynthia Osokogu

Two found guilty of killing Cynthia Osokogu

Cynthia Osokogu was lured to Lagos on Facebook and murdered.

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

Grass-Cutting Scandal: SGF Lawal makes U-turn, promises to appear before Senators on new date

Mr. Lawal had earlier said he would not appear before the Senators.

Nigerian Senate

Senate rejects two ambassadorial nominees

Forty five nominees were approved.

Minister of Budget and National Planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma [Photo Credit: Channels TV]

Merits, defects of Nigeria’s economic recovery, growth plan – Experts

The Federal Government unveiled the National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan two weeks ago.

Arik Air. (Photo Credit: Punch)

AMCON takeover has worsened Arik airline’s situation – Aviation Union

AMCON took over Nigeria’s largest airline in February.

Peckham All Stars, Tope Okeowo

Relatively unknown Okeowo to be in goal as Nigeria’s Super Eagles take on Senegal

In his reaction, Okeowo expressed joy at his call-up to the Super Eagles’ Crowne Plaza Camp.

Aviation unions protesting at Arik

More troubles for Arik Air as workers shut down operations

Arik Air is currently being managed by AMCON.