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Benue Killings: Buhari meets Senate leaders

Bukola Saraki said they were well received by the president.

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Benue Killings: Presidency replies CAN

CAN had accused the president of not doing enough to stop the Benue killings.

Why Nigeria helped force Yahya Jammeh out in Gambia – Buhari

The Nigerian leader welcomed the new Gambian president

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2018 Budget: 43 per cent of capital projects have no impact on Nigerians – Group

The group says many items lack detailed descriptions.

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Southern Cameroon to Nigerian govt: Release our leaders, they’re like Awolowo, Azikiwe

The secessionists arrested on January 5.

Despite opposition, institute to commence trial on genetically modified cassava in Nigeria

The objective of the field trials is to obtain storage roots with lower post-harvest physiological degradation, an official said.

IMN Kaduna

El-Zakzaky: Group to begin daily sit-out for Shiite leader’s release

The Nigerian government detained Mr. El-Zakzaky for more than two years.

House of Reps

Reps probes appointment of new NIA chief, ‘missing $44 million’

The new National Intelligence Agency boss is reported to hold dual citizenship.

Herdsmen

Killings: CAN rejects cattle colonies, wants Police IG sacked

The association refers to the Buhari administration as pro-Fulani.

Court

Court sends Daily Times ‘publishers’ to prison over alleged fraud

Fidelis and Noel Anosike face up to 14 years’ imprisonment if convicted of the charges.

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senate gives Police IG 14 days to arrest, prosecute Benue killers

The Senate releases a report on the violence, blaming “faceless people” and urging prompt action.

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Dogara to Buhari: Fuel scarcity, subsidy a ‘betrayal’

The Speaker directs committees to probe why the country faces a paralyzing scarcity despite price raise.

EFCC grills ex-Plateau governor, Jonah Jang

The governor is still with the anti-graft agency.

Nigerian govt pays N11 billion to YouWin awardees

The Buhari administration has paid out N8.5 billion of that amount.

FCTA demolishes Patience Jonathan’s property in Abuja

A lawyer says the matter was already before the court.

Why we are disobeying the Court on Peace Corps — Police

Two federal judges recently ordered the immediate reopening of the paramilitary group’s head office in Abuja.

N20 million national jackpot winner gets cheque

The amount is the biggest jackpot yet in the country.

House of Reps

Killings: Declare state of emergency on security, Reps tell Buhari

The House of Representatives and the Senate discuss the killings in Benue and other states.

Boko Haram

Five killed in Boko Haram attack in Adamawa

The dead include insurgents.

Nigerian Catholic Bishops reject cattle colonies, warn of ‘war’

The group says the government should device a better way of ending the crisis.

Ex-NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu in court

$9.8 million fraud: Court admits two exhibits against NNPC ex-GMD

The former GMD, Andrew Yakubu is facing a six-count charge, bordering on non-disclosure of assets and fraud

Evans kidnap kingpin

Court dismisses Evan’s suit challenging continued detention

The judge, Abdulaziz Anka, dismissed the suit for lacking merit.

Gambia’s president reveals Buhari’s statement that helped sack Jammeh

Mr. Barrow visits Mr. Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja.

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Declare killer herdsmen terrorists as you did to IPOB, Senator urges Buhari

Mr. Anyanwu asks the government to solve the killings instead of shifting blames.

‘Evasive’ prosecution witness stalls trial of former Abia governor, Orji Kalu

The matter has been adjourned till January 22 and 23.