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The Tertiary Education Fund (TETFund)

I was sacked for refusing to bribe Buhari’s minister – Ex-TETFund boss

“If they bring any evidence indicting me, I’m ready to accept death punishment,” the ex-TETFund chief said.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Against its rule, Senate holds plenary without quorum

The session is against the Senate’ standing order which stipulates that a one-third of its members is required, to form a quorum.

Ibrahim Babangida, Former Nigerian dictator

How Babangida caused division between Atiku, Obasanjo – TY Danjuma

Mr Danjuma narrated how Mr Babangida “hoodwinked” Mr Abubakar into believing he had his support to run against Mr Obasanjo in the 2003 presidential election.

IDPs used to illustrate the story.

80,000 displaced from North-east Nigeria since November – UN

A recent upsurge in clashes between non-state armed groups and the state security forces is forcing UN agencies and their partners to reassess the needs on the ground.

Sacked Executive Secretary, TETFund, Abdullahi Baffa,

Why Buhari reinstated TETFund boss he sacked in 2016 – Nigerian Govt

Mr Bogoro was reinstated on Monday, over two years after he was kicked out of the agency

File photo of Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) protesting over non-implementation of the new minimum wage workers, in Calabar on Tuesday (8/1/19). 00198/8/1/2019/George Odok/JMH/NAN

Minimum Wage: ULC, TUC, NLC reject N27,000; hold crucial meetings

The National Council of State adopted the N27,000 on Tuesday.

Lassa fever

Nigeria declares Lassa Fever outbreak, activates emergency response

In 2018, there were 3,498 suspected cases and 171 deaths in the country.

Chairperson of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mrs Mata Banki (R) addressing workers over non-implementation of the new minimum wage for workers, in Kaduna on Tuesday (8/1/19).

NLC rejects N27,000 minimum wage

The Congress says it has called an emergency National Executive Council meeting for Friday.


Onnoghen: CCT judges express divergent views on restraining order

The CCT adjourned the trial of Mr Onnoghen to next week.

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

CBN retains interest rate at 14%

The MPR, the rate the CBN lends to commercial banks, has remained unchanged at 14 per cent for 30 consecutive months.

President Muhammadu Buhari presiding over the Council of State meeting

National Council of State pegs minimum wage at N27,000

The council’s meeting was presided by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

From left: President Muhammadu Buhari; Senate President Bukola Saraki and former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the National Council of State Meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday

Obasanjo, Jonathan, Saraki, others meet Buhari

Messrs Buhari and Obasanjo are meeting two days after the former president accused Mr Buhari of planning to rig the 2019 election.

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

Nigerian govt asks CJN Onnoghen to ‘step aside’

A government prosecutor says a letter asking the top judge to step down had been dispatched.

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

CJN Onnoghen absent again as tribunal resumes alleged assets fraud trial

The top jurist issued a fresh summon to appear for trial today.

Dino Melaye

Police refuse to release Dino Melaye despite meeting bail conditions

The opposition lawmaker was arrested on January 4.

File photo of ASUU meeting with the Nigerian govt delegation prior to a warning strike

ASUU strike continues as lecturers meeting with FG ends without agreement

At least six other meetings have been held between ASUU and the FG.

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Stop Onnoghen’s trial now, follow due process, NBA tells Buhari

Mr Onnoghen is facing trial on six counts of alleged false asset declaration.

The Tertiary Education Fund (TETFund)

Buhari sacks TETfund boss, reinstates ex-official accused of fraud

No reason was given for Mr Baffa’s sack.

Lai Mohammed

Nigerian govt accuses opposition of planning to sponsor violence in 10 states

Minister says opposition wants to trigger a “constitutional crisis that could snowball into the establishment of an interim government.”

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, after been granted bail at the Federal High Court in Lagos (24/10/018). 05230/24/10/2018/Olatunde Okoya/TA/NAN

How I gave Fayose $5mn cash from Nigeria’s security funds – Obanikoro

Musiliu Obanikoro and Ayo Fayose were allies during the period of the transaction.

Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu

Major shakeup in Nigeria Police, FSARS affected

Acting IGP Mohammed Adamu gave the orders on Monday.

President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government unilaterally -- without required consultation with states and the national assembly-- tampered with the NLNG funds.

Farmer sues Buhari’s aide for alleged breach of ‘contract’

President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Economic Management Team, Dolapo Bright, is accused of failing to pay a farmer he asked to conduct researches.

President Muhammadu Buhari arriving at Maiduguri, Borno State capital ahead of his presidential campaign.

JUST IN: Buhari arrives Maiduguri for campaign

A former governor of Borno State, Ali Sheriff, was also at the airport to welcome the president.


Grass-cutting Scandal: Buhari orders prosecution of Babachir Lawal – Osinbajo

Also to be prosecuted is Ayodele Oke, the former head of the National Intelligence Agency.

TraderMoni in Bodija and Oje Market in Ibadan by Novo Isioro

Obasanjo attacks Osinbajo, says TraderMoni an ‘idiotic’ programme

The presidency has since replied Mr Obasanjo’s letter.