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After 30 years, Buhari returns to power as Nigeria’s elected president

President Buhari assures Nigerians they will not regret choosing him.

Nigeria2015 Transition: History is made as Buhari Takes Over – LIVE UPDATES

His swearing in makes history as Nigeria’s first switch of power from a ruling party to an opposition.

Otuoke gets ready to receive Jonathan in ‘Home of Goodluck’

After eight years in Abuja, Jonathan heads back to his native Otuoke

Buhari commends Jonathan for choosing “path of honour”

Mr. Jonathan presented handover notes to Mr. Buhari on Thursday.

Jonathan formally submits handover notes to Buhari

The president conducted Mr. Buhari and his vice, Mr. Osinbajo, around the presidential villa.

National Assembly’s huge allocation higher than individual budgets of 19 States

For years, the National Assembly has spent several billions of naira for about 2,000 people, far more than what many states spend for millions of its citizens.

Jonathan to sign Constitution Amendment, as NASS removes controversial clauses

NASS agreed to delete alterations made to Section 8 of the Principal Act on referendum in respect of state creation.

Nigerian Army dismisses 200 soldiers for “cowardice”

The army says it will not tolerate any act of indiscipline, cowardice or desertion from any of its personnel.

Jonathan wants Obasanjo, Abdulsalami, Babangida others probed

“If we are very sincere, it is not only the Jonathan administration that should be probed,” the president said.

Kashamu Buruji

Court bars Nigerian govt. from “unlawfully” arresting, extraditing Kashamu

The lawmaker-elect is wanted by United States authorities for alleged drug related offences.

Over N121 billion wasted, Nigeria’s troubled National ID Card project in fresh controversy

The project is rocked by executive high-handedness, corruption, irresponsibility by government officials and abuse of power

Don’t dump National Conference report, Jonathan urges Buhari

Mr. Jonathan advises the incoming government to implement the report.

Kashamu Buruji

NDLEA dares Court, vows to maintain siege on Kashamu’s house

The anti-drug agency says a Court cannot stop it from doing its lawful duties.

Akwa Ibom, Rivers, others owe workers despite receiving highest Excess Crude money

Akwa Ibom, which is among the states owing its workers at least three months salaries, collected N265.07 billion as the highest amount for the period.

Nigeria’s energy crisis worsens; only 5 of 23 power plants functional — NERC

Months of poor supply have been compounded by the strike action by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria.

​​Jonathan ‘rejects’ PDP’s offer to chair Board of Trustees

The outgoing president was rumoured to be preparing the grounds to take over as chairman of the troubled party’s BoT.

Bello Haliru Mohammed

Indicted Ex-Minister, Haliru Mohammed, returns as PDP’s BoT Acting Chairman

Mr. Mohammed emerged acting chairman against widespread belief that President Goodluck Jonathan would be assuming the position.

Tankers at a NNPC depot

UPDATE: Fuel Crisis: Oil marketers, govt agree to restore fuel supply

The relevant parties agreed to work together to restore fuel supply.

Vice President Sambo finally submits handover notes to Buhari’s committee

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and his party, All Progressive Congress, APC, had complained about the failure of the present government to brief them.

Police officer transferred for inviting APC Chair, Oyegun, for questioning over forgery

A man accused APC and its chairman of faking his death.

Kashamu Buruji

Stop blame game, get ready for extradition proceedings, NDLEA tells Kashamu

“We expect Kashamu as a distinguished senator-elect to demonstrate ample confidence in the Nigerian judicial system and stop the blame game.”

INTERVIEW: “Silver Rain will give Nigerian viewers a real good time”

“If you look at the film industry from where it was 10 or 5 years ago, there is a lot of growth but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t potential or opportunity for more.”

Jonathan destroying Nigeria before handing over – APC

APC says help is on the way.

George Akume

Senate Presidency: Akume steps down for Lawan, Saraki continues battle

Ex-Benue governor, George Akume, has stepped down for Mr. Lawan

​Kashamu’s Arrest: ​We​’​ve received formal extradition ​request –​ NDLEA

At the time of his arrest, NDLEA officers allowed Kashamu’s attorneys and close family members speak with him and attest to his well-being, the agency said.