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Osun State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, briefing newsmen on preparation of Saturday’ Governorship election at the INEC office in Osogbo on Friday (21/9/18). 05078/21/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/JAU/NAN

OsunDecides: Successes, challenges in INEC’s distribution of electoral materials

Delays are being experienced in some local governments as electoral officials wait for sensitive materials.

Depositor’s Guide: Ten quick things to know about Skye Bank takeover

Effective Monday, all asset and liabilities of Skye Bank have been taken over by the new bridge bank, Polaris.

#OsunDecides2018: APC, PDP, SDP others battle for Osun governorship

ANALYSIS: OsunDecides: Familiar foes, former allies battle for governorship seat

Forty-eight parties are running but the winner is expected from the Big Five.

NNPC Headquarters, Abuja

NNPC counters Police, denies $470.5 million, N8 billion hidden in banks

NNPC vows to resist funds subjected to 5% whistle blowing fees.

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NiMet predicts rains, thunderstorms for Saturday

The agency predicts day and night temperatures of 28 to 30 and 20 to 24 degrees Celsius respectively for the north.

Skye Bank

Nigeria’s Central Bank takes over Skye Bank

The CBN has approved a change of name for the distressed bank.

Ex-military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar

2019 Polls: Abdulsalami Abubakar warns against Nigeria’s disintegration

The former Nigerian leader says the country cannot be great except everybody collaborates on peace.

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Nigerian military accuses journalists of working for Boko Haram

The military claims some journalists fraternise with terrorist commanders.

File photo of a local PSP operator evacuating the waste at Tinubu Square.

World waste could grow 70% as cities boom, warns World Bank

South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are set to generate the biggest increase in rubbish.

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

2019: Buhari ‘sectional’, desperate to perpetuate self in power — Tambuwal

The Sokoto governor and presidential aspirant says he will support restructuring and will not be a “religious bigot”.

Lawyers used to illustrate the story

Legal practitioners committee strips lawyer of SAN award

The committee acted on a petition written against Mr Ehighelua.

Director-General (DG) Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), Mr Alex Ndubusi (R), addressing a news conference on the cause of the recent Turmoil (earthquake) at Mpape and surrounding environments, at the NGSA headquarters in Abuja on Friday (7/9/18). With him is the Deputy Director, DG’s Office, Mr Isaac Okorie. 04839/7/9/2018/Hogan Bassey/NAN

Nigeria panel releases report on cause of Abuja ‘earthquake’

A presidential committee says 110,000 boreholes and daily extraction of 330,000 metric tonnes of water in Abuja is not sustainable.

Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. [PHOTO CREDIT: Pulse.ng]

I can beat Buhari, and I’m lucky to be from Kano — Kwankwaso

The former Kano governor says he is the only aspirant with the capacity to defeat the incumbent.

FirstNation Airline boss must face trial for alleged N1.7bn theft, Court rules

The court fixed November 7, 8 and 9 for Mr Odukoya’s trial.

This baby in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was born with microcephaly after her mother [photo: Science.com]

Zika virus might be a weapon against brain cancer

Research has shown that Zika vaccine could prolong the lives of mice with human GBM without damaging the brain or altering their behaviour.

Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram Threat: CAN demands urgent release of Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls

Ms Sharibu was abducted in February along with over a hundred other Dapchi students.

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

APC states free to adopt direct or indirect primaries — Oshiomole

The position comes with a caveat – that the process must be transparent.

Over 200 observers deployed to Osun ahead of the governorship election

The observers are well-positioned to evaluate all aspects of the election process.

Prison used to illustrate the story.

More than half of Nigeria’s awaiting-trial-prisoners under age 30 — Group

Nigeria currently has 75, 589 prisoners.

Yerima, Nnamani, others head APC screening committee

Yerima, Nnamani, others head APC screening committee

The list was released by the party’s publicity department late Thursday night.

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

ANALYSIS: Nigerian Senate as retirement home for state governors

Out of 10 outgoing governors, eight are seeking new stools in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

Apapa traffic gridlock caused by truck drivers (Photo Credit: RCCG Traffic Squad)

Apapa Gridlock: Task force to begin impounding deviant trucks on Monday

The punitive measures would only apply to non-compliant drivers of articulated vehicles.

Sani Aliyu, NACA DG [Photo: NACA Nigeria]

1.1m Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS currently receiving treatment – NACA

17,000 persons and 800 pregnant women were currently receiving treatment for HIV in Ogun.

Nigerian Customs Officials

Customs seizes contraband worth N81m in 1 month

The seized items have been auctioned to the public and some security agencies.

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

Why I am probing Buhari’s Senate ally – APC Governor

The governor is also gunning for a Senate seat next year.