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Nigerian Senate

BREAKING: Senate suspends RECs confirmation in protests against Buhari’s refusal to sack Magu

The lawmakers want Mr. Magu fired, after rejecting him twice.

17 year old, Ali Mustafa

17-year-old Boko Haram suspect ‘killed 18’

The boy says hundreds like him are still with the group.

Dino Melaye on academic gown

Melaye wears academic gown to Senate after ABU certificate controversy

The Kogi West senator arrived the Senate in an academic gown, before the lawmakers went into closed-door session.

FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram

Boko Haram attacks Borno communities, kidnaps 10 – Official

The official said the insurgents are now operating on motorcycles.

Buhari and Tinubu [Photo Credit: SignalNg]

Buhari congratulates Bola Tinubu at 65

The president says Nigeria has benefitted from a Mr. Tinubu’s personal sacrifices, political experience and intellectual foresight.

Nigerian Senate

2016 Budget to expire May, not March — Senate

The budget was signed into law in May 2016.

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja

Lawmaker laments level of work on Abuja airport runway

The government assures it will meet the six weeks given for the repairs.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Minister vows resignation if Abuja Airport runway isn’t completed in six weeks

The government says there will be no extension.

INEC Headquarters gutted by fire

Fire at INEC headquarters harmed no one – Official

“… officers of the Fire Service and staff of the commission put it off with the use of fire extinguisher.”

NLC Protest
Photo: Buzz Nigeria

Nigeria Labour Congress declares support for Amnesty International

The NLC condemned the group that protested against Amnesty International.

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Nigerian govt to borrow $6.1 billion to complete all rail projects by December 2019

Only 24.5 per cent of the transport ministry’s budget was released in 2016.

Bala Ngilari

Convicted ex-governor used fraudulent prison letter to secure bail – Official

“Nigeria Prison Service, as I stated, knows nothing about this letter,” the prison head said.

Voters in the Ondo election

INEC has not suspended 202 staff indicted by EFCC – Official

Some of the staff members involved were still at the commission on Monday.

NNPC TOWERS

Oil firm returns N62 billion to NNPC aftermath controversial crude swap deal under Jonathan

Another firm has pledged to return $27 million (N8.3 billion) under the deal.

Deputy Director-General, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture(IITA), Ibadan, Dr Kenton Dashiell; Project Leader, Cassava Weed Management Project, IITA, Dr Alfred Dixon; Senior Programme Officer, Bill and Mellinda Gates, Lawrence Kent and Technical Advisor, Africa and Middle East Agronomic Product Development, Dr Mohammed Elsherif at the 2017 Cassava Weed Management Project Workshop at IITA, Ibadan on Tuesday (27-3-1).

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Researchers to unveil techniques for controlling weeds in cassava

“We are optimistic that the key findings from our research will help farmers to tackle the problem of weeds in cassava.”

Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Six-week timeline for Abuja airport reopening, sacrosanct – Lai Mohammed

“The remaining work on the runway will not necessitate the closure of the airport.”

Katsina State

Man jailed for insulting, defaming Nigerian governor on social media

The charges were in accordance with sections 399, 392 and 114 of the Penal Code.

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

Magu to sue The Sun Newspaper, denies owning house in Maitama

“Would I have two mansions in Abuja yet choose to live in a rented apartment in the same community?”

MRS Oil... Photo Credit: http://investadvocate.com.ng/

We never expropriated NNPC products — MRS

“For the sake of clarity, MRS is not a storage company, rather it is a throughput company.”

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo [Photo credit: Ventures Africa]

Obasanjo’s wife sues him, Baba Ijebu; wants son’s wedding postponed

Taiwo Obasanjo wants the wedding to be fixed for a date after June 1.

Nigerian Army in Sambisa Forest

Never again will terrorists seize any part of Nigeria – Buhari

The Nigerian Army is holding a championship in the once dreaded Sambisa forest.

Senate President Bukola Saraki appeared before the Committee on Ethics on the alleged fake customs document on the SUV purchased

Fake documents: Importer, dealer absolve Saraki of role in Senate N300 million vehicle scandal

The importer said the car was first imported for Oando’s use.

Women with disabilities in its press conference

Women with disabilities urge Nigerian govt to pass Disability Right Bill

The bill has scaled through second reading at the Senate

Dino Melaye

Blow by blow account of Dino Melaye’s certificate controversy hearing by Senate

There were allegations that Mr. Melaye did not graduate from Ahmadu Bello University.

Abuja Airport

Abuja Airport repairs 40% completed – FAAN, Contractor

The airport is expected to be reopened on April 19.