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The FEC meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Minimum Wage: FEC says arrears should be paid before December 31

The council directs that the payment of the new salary structure should take effect from April 18, 2019.

Finance minister, Zainab Ahmed. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Trust]

Despite rising debt, minister says Nigeria not in ‘debt crisis’

The official said contrary to speculations Nigeria was gradually slipping into a debt crisis, the country’s debt profile is still within very reasonable limit.

Abubakar Malami

Attorney-General Malami wants 2.5% of recovered loots for his office

The minister says the money will be used to “service bills” and lawmakers have asked for a bill conveying the demand.

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Police Recruitment: Court orders PSC, IGP to stay action

The Police Service Commission had taken the Nigeria Police Force to court over the recruitment of 10,000 constables as approved by President Mohammadu Buhari.

FILE PHOTO: Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel training in preparation for the 2019 General Elections in Port Harcourt on Monday (18/2/19). NSCDC have deployed 60,000 personnel nationwide for the elections. 01489/19/2/2019/Chidi Ohalete/BJO/NAN

NSCDC rescues more inmates from two ‘rehab centres’ in Kaduna

The State Deputy Commandant of the NSCDC said three inmates had died as a result of unbearable conditions at the centres

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili in Premium Times office.

Creation of ‘smaller parties’ increased women’s participation in Nigeria’s election – Report

“…all six female presidential candidates in the 2019 elections were from small or new political parties.”

Xenophobic Attack in South Africa

Three Nigerians injured in fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Official of the Nigeria Union in South Africa says victims are still taking refuge at the police station at Witbank.

Abdulrasheed Maina

Court orders temporary forfeiture of 23 properties linked to Maina (See Properties List)

The properties are situated in Kaduna, Borno, Sokoto and Abuja.

Orji Uzor Kalu

Alleged N7.5bn Fraud: After 12 years of trial, Court set for judgement in Kalu’s case

The prosecution and the defence adopted their written addresses and made their final arguments on Tuesday in the 12-year-old case.


Banks disown MTN, say they made no demand for USSD charge

Chief executives of Nigerian banks say MTN’s claim banks called for new charges was untrue.

Bukola Saraki [Photo: NAN]

Saraki reacts to order forfeiting houses, claims EFCC misled judge

Mr Saraki says he is sure the order would be reversed once he presents his case.

Kaduna-Abuja highway

Five months after disbursement of N327 million, ambulances yet to appear on accident-prone highways

The ambulances are supposed to go to Abuja-Lokoja, Lagos-Ibadan, Doka-Kaduna, Onitsha-Akwa, Lagos-Ore and Abeokuta-Lagos highways.

Omoyele Sowore

Court varies Sowore’s bail conditions

The court on October 4 granted bail of N100 million to Mr Sowore and and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, N50 million.

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Kidnapped Nigeria police officer freed

The police also spoke on why it was easy to kidnap the ACP.

MD NDIC Umaru Ibrahim

What NDIC’s doing to sustain financial system stability – MD/CEO

The NDIC boss also speaks on the controversy surrounding Societe Generale Bank and Savannah Bank, saying this has been resolved.

Lai Mohammed is unable to provide any document on a coup plot

Again, Nigeria govt vows to deal with purveyors of fake news, hate speech

“We will not rest until our media space has been rid of fake news and hate speech.”

Zainab Ahmed

Border Closure: Nigeria’s neighbours to blame – Finance Minister

She said that President Muhammadu Buhari did not want to approve the closure.

MTN Nigeria office

Nigerian govt orders MTN to suspend planned charges for bank services

The Central Bank of Nigeria has also expressed its rejection of the plan.

Boko HAram

Insecurity: Nine killed, seven kidnapped in violent attacks in Nigeria last week

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau broke his long silence last week as Nigeria continued to grapple with insecurity .

Man Utd vs Liverpool. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sky SPorts]

Manchester United vs Liverpool (LIVE UPDATES): Reds seek to extend perfect run at Old Trafford

Liverpool are winless in their last six visits to Old Trafford across all competitions.

Boko Haram vehicle used to tell the story.

Seven terrorists killed, eight others crippled by own IEDs in Borno – Army

“The incident was a clear case that can be best described as a tactical boomerang…” the army said.

Nigerian Police on patrol

Police confirm kidnap of ACP, speak on ransom, rescue efforts

The police also confirmed that the kidnappers have demanded a ransom.

Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram

Boko Haram ambush Nigerian soldiers, kill three

Kukawa Local Government Area remains one of the settlements still under frequent siege by Boko Haram.

The NIMC headquarters at Wuse, Abuja

National ID card is free, but only 19% Nigerians are registered – Official

The official also said over 700,000 e-ID cards are yet to be collected.

Benin substation fire June 30, 2019

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite huge investment in power, Nigeria suffered 206 grid collapses in 9 years

This is an indepth look at the frequent collapse of power grid in Nigeria and why the situation may not change soon.