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Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson

PDP Crisis: Dickson denies asking Makarfi to resign

Mr. Dickson denies a report by the News Agency of Nigeria.

Saraki [Photo: Nigerian Pilot]

Saraki speaks on car importation scandal, denies role

The Senate has launched an investigation into the alleged car importation scandal.

Nigerian Senate

Senate to question Central Bank Governor Emefiele on intervention projects

A lawmaker said the intervention projects were not successful.

Cynthia Osokogu

Cynthia Osokogu’s murder: Court to give judgment Thursday

Osokogu died in a Lagos hotel in 2012.

Chinese men arrested for Importing fake tyres

Nigerian Court grants two Chinese nationals accused of importing substandard tyres bail

The trial judge also ordered that their international passports be deposited with the registrar of the court.

House of Reps

Absenteeism: Reps step down four motions due to absence of lawmakers

Three weeks ago, five bills were also stepped down due to absence of lawmakers.

Nigerian Senate

Senate investigates NHIS chief, Usman Yusuf, for alleged N960 million procurement scam

Usman Yusuf was appointed head of NHIS in July 2016.

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

APC inaugurates national executives for support groups

The party also inaugurated national executives for its support groups of Peoples With Disabilities.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari condemns killings in Benue, other parts of Nigeria

The president directs security agencies to investigate the crisis.

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Senate to investigate Saraki, Melaye over ‘fake Customs paper, certificate’

Mr. Melaye is accused of certificate falsification, an allegation he denies.

Ex-NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu in company of security operatives. {Photo: Punch]

UPDATED: Court grants ex-NNPC chief Andrew Yakubu bail

Mr. Yakubu was head of the state oil firm, NNPC.

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Investigate attack on Amnesty International, SERAP tells Buhari, Osinbajo

Protesters on Monday barricaded the Abuja office of Amnesty International, asking the organisation to quit Nigeria within 24 hours.

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U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics

The rule would cover around eight to 10 foreign airlines.

Keystone

AMCON names new buyers of Keystone Bank

The sale had been enmeshed in controversy.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

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Minister wants WAEC to review registration fee downward

The minister says most parents cannot afford the examination fees.

Ali Modu Sheriff

I’ll constitute national convention committee soon – Sheriff

Mr. Sheriff insists he will not run for the chairmanship of the party.

Ahmed Makarfi

PDP Crisis: Dickson committee report ‘shocking, embarrassing’ – Makarfi faction

The faction says it is prepared to step down once appropriate organs of the party make such demand.

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Alleged child rapist granted N500,000 bail

The offence if proven attracts a life sentence.

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu to know fate April 25

The court to rule on April 6 on application for variation of ruling on protection of witnesses.

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

Why Nigerian govt cannot disclose details of Paris Club refund yet – Adeosun

“The release of the first tranche, representing up to 25% of claims, being N522.7 billion commenced in December 2016.”

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Nigeria asks UNICEF’s help to improve capacity of health extension workers

An official said this would help in to improve the health of mothers and children in Nigeria.

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

2019 election results to be collated, transmitted electronically – INEC

The umpire plans to eliminate manual collation.

Some of the suspects paraded by the Nigerian Police

Police confirm 46 killed in Ife ethnic clash, arrest 38 (SEE FULL LIST)

Eighteen of those arrested have been released, the police said.

Protesters occupy  Amnesty International office

Protesters want Amnesty International to leave Nigeria

The group criticised Amnesty International for its reports indicting the military of extra-judicial killings.

Alex Badeh in court
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Judge’s absence stalls corruption trial of ex-PDP spokesperson Metuh, ex-defence chief Badeh

Mr. Badeh is standing trial before Justice Abang for allegedly diverting N3.97 billion meant for purchasing arms.