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PHOTO NEWS: Police release photographs of suspected Nimbo attackers

The Nigerian police have released the photographs of five suspected attackers of Nimbo community of…

Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

New Directors-General named for Radio Nigeria, NAN, NTA, NOA, NBC, VON

The Federal Government on Wednesday named chief executives for six agencies under the Ministry of…

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Nigeria Police ‘arrest Nimbo attackers, recover video of attack’ – Spokesperson

The Nigerian police say they have arrested five suspects involved in the midnight raid on…

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Buhari’s one year ‘a colossal waste’ — Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the increment in the pump price of petrol as one of the gifts of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians to celebrate his one year in office, describing the president’s one year in office as “a colossal waste”. In a statement titled; “Petrol…

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LIVE UPDATES: Saraki returns to the tribunal for continuation of corruption case

Good afternoon and thanks for joining us. This Wednesday, the Code of Conduct Tribunal is resuming with its prosecution of the president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, over alleged false and anticipatory assets declaration. Cross-examination of star prosecution witness, Michael Wetkas, which has been underway for over a month,…

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Edo Govt withdraws letter approving new Oba of Benin

The Edo State Government has withdrawn a letter earlier issued on the Oba of Benin, saying it was issued in error. In a retraction signed by the Secretary to State Government, Julius Ihonvbere, dated May 25, 2016, the government said: "In deference to the revered age-long tradition and respect for…

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Nnamdi Kanu can’t get bail, Appeal Court rules

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the decision of the Federal High Court to deny a bail application by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Kanu is facing treason charges, alongside two others, Benjamin Madubgwu and James Nwawuisi, at the Federal High Court…

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High Court, where he is Standing Trial over Alleged N400m Fraud in Abuja

Court dismisses Metuh’s application to travel abroad for treatment

The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has dismissed the application filed by the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, asking for permission to travel abroad for his medical treatment. The counsel to Mr. Metuh had on May 23 informed the court of an application dated May 16…

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Nigerian govt. closes case against Orubebe, ex-minister to open defence

The prosecution in the case against a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, led by Muhammad Diri (the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation), and represented by Ejike Augustine Orji, on Tuesday closed its case against the accused person. Mr. Orji, earlier told the court today in…

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Arms Deal: How I received N108m from Badeh – Witness

At the resumed trial of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, on Tuesday, the fourth prosecution witness, Mustapha Yerima, gave Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja a blow-by-blow account of how he was paid the sum of N108million through Mr. Badeh’s company, Vetivo Nigeria Limited.…

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Nigerian govt to repatriate looted £300 million pounds from Jersey – Minister

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says the Federal Government is in the process of repatriating stolen 300 million pounds from Jersey. Mr. Onyeama stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at a news conference organised as part of activities to mark the one year anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s…

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43,000 ‘ghost workers’ uncovered in Nigerian security agencies

The Head of the Continuous Audit team of the Federal Government, Mohammed Dikwa, on Tuesday said N50 billion was saved so far through the audit of security agencies payroll. Mr. Dikwa said this in Abuja at a meeting between the Continuous Audit team, Minister of Finance and Heads of Para-Military…

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Nigerian genital cutters give conditions for ending Female Genital Mutilation

The Circumcision Descendants Association of Nigeria have advocated the provision of alternative means of livelihood for their members as a way of curbing Female Genital Mutilation practice in south-west Nigeria. At a Summit‎ to End FGM in Nigeria held in Ibadan, Monday, the group said the FGM agenda would be…

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Nigerian govt. begins process of appointing ambassadors, says minister

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had begun the process of appointing a new set of ambassadors to represent Nigeria in various countries of the world. Mr. Onyeama stated this at a news conference to mark one year anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s…

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Amaechi appeals to Nigerians to be patient

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday appealed to Nigerians to be patient and give the Muhammadu Buhari administration more time to achieve its objectives. Making the appeal while answering questions at the forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, Mr. Amaechi said. ``We encountered challenges;…

FROM LEFT: Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River State; Gov. Seriake Dickson Of Bayelsa State; Gov. Ayo Fayose Of Ekiti State And Former Kaduna State Governor,Sen Ahmed Makarfi at the 2016 Pdp National Convention in Port Harcourt on Saturday (21/5/16).

PDP Crisis: Why court sacked Makarfi, reinstated Modu Sheriff

Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos Tuesday nullified the national caretaker committee constituted by the Peoples Democratic Party during last Saturday's convention. In his ruling, Mr. Buba said the committee was constituted in violation of an order he had made on May 12, when he barred…

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Emir Sanusi wants Nigeria to ban child brides, Under-18 marriage

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, has advocated a ban on marriage of women below 18 years, saying most of the women suffering from reproductive health challenges were products of such marriages. The emir, who spoke at a workshop organised by the Northern Islamic Forum in Kano on Tuesday, said…

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Omisore reacts as EFCC declares him ‘wanted’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had declared a former deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore wanted. EFCC said the former senator is wanted in connection with a case of receiving and misappropriating the sum of over N700, 000,000.00 from the Office of the National Security Adviser, between…

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Badeh asked me to lie to EFCC that I own his N1.8 billion shopping mall — Witness

The fourth prosecution witness in the trial of former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, has narrated how he was instructed to lie to authorities and pretend as the owner of Mr. Badeh's N1.8 billion shopping mall. The witness, Mustapha Yerima, who began testifying on Monday, said he was instructed…

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Nigeria adopts new forex policy as economy faces “imminent recession”

To begin to reverse what its governor, Godwin Emefiele, called “imminent recession” in the Nigerian economy, the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday announced a new policy that would guarantee more flexibility in the management of the foreign exchange market. The CBN governor, who made the announcement at the end of the Monetary…

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Nigeria deploys experts to tackle massive tomato scarcity

Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, on Tuesday said his office had commissioned experts to look into the massive tomato scarcity that has hit the country as a result of a plant disease outbreak. He said this to journalists at his office. According to him, the tomato…

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Buhari appoints new Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mohammed Babandede as the new Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). This is contained in a statement signed by Bassey Akpanyung, permanent secretary, Ministry of Interior, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Until…

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Court restrains Modu Sheriff from parading self as PDP chairman

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has granted an interim injunction restraining Ali Modu Sheriff from parading himself as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The court also barred Adewale Oladipo from parading himself as the national secretary of the party. The two…

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Nigeria receives record drug donation to fight worm disease

Merck, a science and technology company, announced Tuesday that the largest single delivery of praziquantel tablets in the history of the Merck Praziquantel Donation Program recently arrived in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. The West African country has received around 34 million tablets for mass distribution to school children. With this,…

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Niger to hand over scores of Boko Haram militants to ICC, says President Issoufou

The Niger Government has arrested scores of Boko Haram militants and will hand them over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for trial, President Mahamadou Issoufou, has said. This is contained in a document from the World Humanitarian Summit, ongoing in Istanbul, Turkey, made available to reporters in New York.…