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21 people die of meningitis in Sokoto – Health Commissioner

The official said identification and treatment of the disease is hampered by residents’ belief in witchcraft.

Kuchingoro Primary Health Care Centre, Abuja

Major health stories in the news last week

A Nigerian drug company was acquired by a French firm.

Gov Dickson and former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan [Photo: NAN]

PDP: Jonathan backs Dickson reconciliation committee

The former president said he believes in a political solution.

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Budget padding: SERAP wants Buhari to order prosecution of indicted lawmakers

The civic group alleges fresh padding of the 2017 budget.

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Magu: Leaked SSS report vindicates us – Nigerian Senate

The SSS restated its allegations against the anti-corruption chief in a letter to the Attorney General.

Nigeria Police Force

EXCLUSIVE: Police Special Forces deployed to Southern Kaduna lament lack of weapons, welfare

Police say the operatives are well taken care of, but admit there are “operational issues”.

Chike Bryan

Another Nollywood figure dies

The president of the Scriptwriters Guild of Nigeria died early Friday.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), presenting an Eyo plaque to the Minister of Works, Power & Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola during the Minister’s courtesy visit to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Ambode receives Fashola, pays rare tribute to former governor

The works, power and housing minister pays his first official visit to the seat of power in Lagos.

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Why Nigerian Army holds championship in Sambisa forest — Buratai

The event opens on Monday.

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Addax Petroleum CEO arrested over Nigeria operation

The CEO is being investigated for alleged wrongdoing.

London's Big Ben and Houses of Parliament [Photo: TripAdvisor]

Climate Change: Lights to go off for one hour around the world to mark Earth Hour

Lights will be switched off at 8.30 p.m.

President of Senegal, Macky Sall [Photo: CGTN Africa]

Senegal’s Macky Sall lauds Buhari on Gambia

Mr. Sall praised President Buhari’s role in Gambia.

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Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly ‘cancelled’

The game was fixed for Monday night at the same venue where the Eagles played Senegal on Thursday.

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NFF confirms cancellation of Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly

Some Burkinabe players could not secure entry visas into the UK.

PDP Crisis: Ali Modu Sheriff vs. Ahmed Makarfi

ANALYSIS: Four times crisis-ridden PDP survived major turmoil that nearly consumed it

Judging from its past, the current crisis bedeviling Nigeria’s main opposition party, may just be another passing phase.

National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh

Peace Corps commandant still held by police six days after

Mr. Akoh’s representatives deny claims by the police that the peace corps commandant had been charged.

FILE PHOTO: Murtala Nyako stepping into the court

How ex-Governor Nyako diverted N1.2bn to private companies -Witness

Under cross-examination, Mr. Ayogu said at various times, several amounts of money were credited into the account of Crust Energy Limited.

FILE PHOTO: President Buhari in Army Uniform

Buhari heads to Sambisa Forest Monday

The Forest was stronghold of the Boko Haram sect

Nigerian Army

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army demotes officer

The army court martial demoted the captain.

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Whistle-blowers: 282 Nigerians provide 154 actionable intelligence in three months

The actionable tips involved contract inflation and conversion of government asset to personal use.

Omoyele Sowore

Man who attacked Sowore in Lagos petitions Ambode, wants Sahara Reporters publisher ejected

Mr. Sowore dismisses the petition as proxy attack from powerful political interests in Nigeria.

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

DOWNLOAD: New SSS report on acting EFCC chair, Magu

The SSS had, in controversial reports to the Senate, claimed Mr. Magu is tainted and should not be confirmed to head the nation’s top anti-corruption body.

Super Eagles

Why Nigerians couldn’t watch Super Eagles play Senegal, may not watch Burkina Faso match

Nigeria and Senegal played a 1-1 draw.

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

Anti-Magu forces launch fresh offensive, release another damning report

The SSS had, in controversial reports to the Senate, claimed Mr. Magu is tainted and should not be confirmed to head the nation’s top anti-corruption body.

IMF boss with Nigerian officials [Photo: Ventures Africa]

Nigeria’s economic reform plan not good enough – IMF

The IMF said Nigeria reform plan “does not explicitly call for tighter monetary and fiscal policy in the near term…”