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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.

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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.

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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.

Pic 30. From left: Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari; Minister of Defence, retired Brig.-Gen Mansu Dan-Ali; Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazzau; Speaker, House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo during a meeting with State Governors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (20/6/17)
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“Nigeria is indissoluble,” Osinbajo tells governors

Mr. Osinbajo told the governors that they “must ensure the security of lives and property” in their states.

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Nigeria to become 3rd most populous country by 2050 – UN Report

The Nigerian population would only be surpassed by that of India and China, the report stated.

Nigeria Police Force

Four senior Nigerian police officers dismissed

An Assistant Commissioner of Police was among those dismissed by the Police Service Commission.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his supporters after the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja discharged and acquitted him of 18-count charge of non-declaration of assets, in Abuja on Wednesday (14/6/17).
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Saraki yet to be served notice of govt’s appeal against CCT ruling – Spokesperson

The Senate President was cleared by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Stella Oduah

N255 million bulletproof car scandal: EFCC to grill Stella Oduah

Ms. Oduah, who was elected into Senate even as the scandal raged in 2015, has always maintained her innocence.

Children selling on Abuja-Jos highway, Nigeria.

World Bank approves $611 million credit for Nigeria’s out-of-school programme

The bank also approved a $350 million credit for Kaduna State Economic Transformation Programme.

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Court grants N5 million bail each to teenagers accused of raping 13-year-old girl

The accused allegedly impregnated the teenage girl.

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LAUTECH Crisis: ASUU faults claims by Oyo, Osun states

The lecturers said a KPMG audit should not stop salary payment.

An Etisalat Office

Banks seek EFCC investigation of Etisalat Nigeria over $1.2 billion loan

“All we want is to recover the loans; we cannot write off the loans as being demanded by Etisalat,” a source said.