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Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

ANALYSIS: Ekiti Election: Intrigues as Fayose, Fayemi personalise contest

Although Governor Ayodele Fayose is not a candidate, he looms large on the election.

Nigeria’s Chief Trade Negotiator & Director General, Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN), Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe

Nigeria now ready to sign Africa free trade deal — Chief Trade Negotiator

The Director General, Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations, says President Buhari merely suspended — not withdraw from– the signing.

How school-based programme improves female hygiene in Northern Nigeria

Girls for Girls initiative (G4G) is a component of the Girls’ Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3) launched by UNICEF in 2017.

President Muhammadu Buhari with Lauretta Onochie, Lai Mohammed, Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu and Abike Dabiri (Photo Credit: QED)

SATIRE SATURDAY: Between Buhari’s aides and presidential ‘AIDS’

If Ms. Onochie could be forgiven for her numerous gaffes, the case of Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu appears quite worrisome.

Professor Oyewale Tomori [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria cannot start producing vaccines now – Professor of Virology

“It is sad to say, but if another disease outbreak occurs, my country will not be ready.”

President Buhari in Jos

SATIRE SATURDAY: Like Buhari’s ‘body language’, prayers don’t build a nation

If the reaction of the presidency is troubling, the president’s own demeanour and past records with regard to the conflict are scary.

From left: Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matter (House) Suleiman Kawu and Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matter (Senate) Sen Ita Enang presenting the 2018 Appropriation Bill to the President Muhammadu Buhari’s signature at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (20/6/18)

INTERVIEW: Buhari forced to sign 2018 budget – Presidential Aide

”There is no permanent enemy in politics, only permanent interest. The interest is Buhari,” says Mr Samaila on Kano politics.

Imo state at the APC National Convention

ANALYSIS: APC convention: How Izunaso lost to Okorocha’s ally

The former national organisisng secretary lost in his bid to retain his position

INTERVIEW: Why new HIV survey is crucial to Nigeria – Project Manager

The United States government has donated $90 million to the survey holding across Nigeria from June to December.

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

SATIRE SATURDAY: Dear Ajimobi, shall we discuss other Tajus?

Taju’s case, like that of the bread-selling Olajumoke before him, isn’t an isolated case of poverty-fueled illiteracy.

Adams Oshiomhole during his declaration

Profile: Incoming APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

A former two-term governor of Edo State, Mr Oshiomhole was a former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress

APC National Secretariat in Abuja

ANALYSIS: Five top APC leaders who will not return to office

Most members of the NWC came to office in June 2014

Outer view of the national library (Central Area)

Dilapidated facilities, outdated books, other anomalies characterise Nigeria’s National Library

Library users and staff lament the situation at the library.

Nigerian President,Muhammadu Buhari in a Presidential campaign rally in 2015

SATIRE SATURDAY: Who actually funded Buhari’s 2015 campaign?

Would this question ever be answered?

I ran into Dr Tedros in the corridors of the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, on the night he was elected Director General

When WHO’s director general visited Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

Dr. Tedros’ leadership has been very inspiring and we will push to make this a progressive era for health security in Nigeria.

Nigeria investment authority explains 2017 performance; reviews strategy

We may begin payment of dividend in 2019 — Nigeria Sovereign Investment boss

The Managing Director/CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) speaks on current investment portfolio of the agency.

Super Eagles departing Austria

ANALYSIS: Russia’s Delicious Meal of World Class Football and Super Eagles’ Hazy Flight

“Let the excitement and soothing balm of the World Cup cascade round the globe and give some respite to a troubled world.”

INTERVIEW: How we certify, approve Genetically Modified food in Nigeria – DG Biosafety Agency

The official also speaks on allegations his agency is biased in favour of GM foods.

Moshood Abiola

SATIRE SATURDAY: ‘President’ M.K.O Abiola, ‘Barrister’ Dino Melaye and all that

For the alleluia crowd who handed the government another four-year mandate on the basis of the June 12 honours, GCFR title will not construct the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

Justice Denied: Remembering Apo Six victims 13 years after

A police officer accused of ordering the illegal killings has been promoted twice.

INTERVIEW: #NotTooYoungToRun: How the journey began – Bill’s Sponsor

Mr Nwulu also laments the rejection of the bill by his constituency in Lagos.

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

SATURDAY SATIRE: Abacha as Buhari’s superhero

It is unclear whether Mr Buhari believes Mr Abacha tormented and murdered numerous pro-democracy campaigners who worked for the democracy he now enjoys.

Jolly Nyame was sentenced to 14 years in prison for fraud

Jolly Nyame: Story of a Reverend turned Governor turned Prisoner

Now a convict at 63, Mr Nyame will spend the next 14 years behind bars for failing to distinguish himself as a servant of God while in office.

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

ANALYSIS: Buhari administration’s scorecard in education after three years

The president made some promises in the education sector upon assuming office.

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

INTERVIEW: Govt risking lives of Nigerians by adopting GMOs – Environmental Activist

“Give Nigerians a law that assures strict liability for those who want to use us as guinea pigs. We need a better law for the regulatory agencies.”