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Bala Ngilari

UPDATED: How judge granted bail to ex-governor convicted of contract fraud

The former governor was convicted on March 6.

L-R: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, unveiling the new Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) logo while the Commissioner for Special Duties & Inter-Governmental Relations, Mr, Oluseye Oladejo; Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule and Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, watch during the inauguration of the Corp at the Agege Mini Stadium, Lagos, on Monday, March 27, 2017.

Lagos launches community ‘police’

Governor Ambode says the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps will complement and not be in competition with the Nigeria Police.

Bala Ngilari

Ex-governor jailed for corruption granted bail on health grounds

Mr. Ngilari was convicted on March 6 for failing to adhere to the procurement laws of the state when he served as governor.

Dino Melaye

UPDATED: Dino Melaye graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, School confirms

The school says Mr. Melaye graduated in 2000.

Dino Melaye

ABU Vice-Chancellor arrives National Assembly for Melaye’s certificate hearing

A Senate hearing investigating whether Dino Melaye graduated from ABU is underway.

Herdsmen

Herdsmen invade Benue prison farm centre, kill inmate

The farm centre has been evacuated.

3rd Mainland Bridge [Photo: The Trent]

Top 10 Quotable Quotes of Last Week

“Never in the history of Nigeria has suicide been so widespread. We need police presence around Lagoon!”

South Africans on rampage [Photo credit: CBS News]

Xenophobia: Nigerian Mission on top of situation, says High Commissioner

Two Nigerians were seriously injured in the latest attack.

Dollar and Naira bills [Photo credit: NairaFX]

CBN sets upper limit for dollars sales to customers

CBN directs banks not to sell dollars above N360 to customers.

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

How I built a Church while in prison – Obasanjo

The former president said God made him do three things while he was an inmate at Yola Prison.

stephanie otobo's mum and sister

Sex Scandal: Stephanie Otobo’s mom, sister beg Apostle Suleman on live TV

Stephanie said her mother was threatened to embark on the visit.

Lights dimmed at UN Headquarters, in New York, to observe Earth Hour in 2017. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Earth Hour: Nigerians lament power failure as lights go off around the world

“The country has been in darkness for so long, the earth itself is commiserating with us.”

Senate President Bukola Saraki

SHOCKING: EFCC writes Buhari, indicts Saraki, aides for allegedly laundering over N3.5 billion

The EFCC lists the senate president’s aides allegedly involved in the scandal.

PDP Crisis: Ali Modu Sheriff vs. Ahmed Makarfi

PDP Crisis: Sheriff, Makarfi in fresh war

“We have always known that Sheriff and his co-travellers especially, Cairo Ojougboh, were never men of honour.”

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari has no certificate scandal – Presidency

Mr. Shehu said the president was not in the category of Nigerian leaders with questionable certificates.

Nigerian Senate

Senate investigates alleged N4 trillion revenue leakage in Customs

“The committee also frowns at the level of collusion and corruption within the Customs Service.”

El Rufai and Buhari [Photo: Pulse.ng]

El-Rufai confirms memo to Buhari, denies leaking it to media

Mr. El-Rufai said he had written several memos to Mr. Buhari in the past.

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.

Kaduna Airport[Photo Credit: NewswireNGR]

After 6 weeks, Abuja airport runway upgrade to continue for another 18 weeks – Presidency

The Kaduna airport recorded 43,000 passengers in 11 days, the official said.

Dino Melaye

Certificate Controversy: Dino Melaye’s schoolmate speaks

“As President of Geography students, I am aware that he was impeached,” the university staff said of Mr. Melaye.

Murtala Muhammad Airport, Lagos

NCAA fines airline N9.5 million for violating Nigerian airspace

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has imposed a fine of N9.5 million on a non-schedule airline for operating in the country without flight clearance. The NCAA spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, said in a statement on Sunday that the Letter of Sanction conveying the penalties had been sent to Lyxor International, a non-schedule general aviation operator. […]

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.

Dulles International Airport [Photo credit: WTTW.com]

Why some Nigerians are turned back at U.S. airports – Envoy

“That you are issued visa is not a guarantee that you will end up wherever you’re going.”

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.”

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

Buhari administration sets new record, releases N1 trillion for 2016 capital projects – Official

“So far, N1trillion has been released on capital allocations. This is the highest so far in the history of this country.”