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Match between Nigeria Vs South Africa

UPDATED: AFCON 2019: Nigeria eliminate South Africa, qualify for semi-final

The Nigerian team defeated their South African opponents 2-1 on Wednesday.

Bags of rice

Court awards N5.5 billion damages against Nigerian Customs for unlawful rice seizure

The court says the Customs cannot impound goods at a free trade zone.

Super eagles [PHOTO CREDIT: NFF twitter handle]

Nigeria vs South Africa (LIVE UPDATES): Super Eagles, Bafana Bafana set for crunch clash

The two teams did remarkably well in their Round of 16 outings, with Nigeria ousting defending champions Cameroon

Acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

Make Justice Tanko substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, NJC tells Buhari

The judicial council said it screened two justices for the position.

Shiites Protesters

Our stance on El-Zakzaki, Shiites – Senate

A protest by Shiites at the National Assembly turned violent on Tuesday.

El-Zakzaky

Release El-Zakzaky, Reps tell Federal Government

Mr El-Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015

A Lagoon used to illustrate the story [Photo: YouTube]

Mob kills man wrongly accused of stealing phone, throws body into lagoon

The handset was later found with a son of the accuser

IMN members attack the Nigerian National Assembly

Two IMN members allegedly killed, police officers shot as Shiites protest at National Assembly

At least eight cars were also destroyed by the protesters.

Ndudi Elumelu [Photo: Elombah]

Three former Senate presidents, others to review Elumelu’s emergence as House Minority Leader

The PDP committee is to be chaired by a former President of the Senate, Iyorchia Ayu.

Super eagles [PHOTO CREDIT: NFF twitter handle]

AFCON 2019: Where Nigeria vs South Africa will be won and lost

In 13 confrontations since 1992, the Super Eagles have won six but Nigeria’s last victory over the South Africans was five years ago.

The members of Shiite caused havoc at the National Assembly today, and shot at police officers

Shiites NASS Protest: 40 IMN members arrested, two officers shot – Police

The Shiites demand the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who has been detained by the government since December 2015.

Senator Elisha Abbo

Assault: Elisha Abbo appears before Senate committee

Elisha Abbo was caught on camera assaulting a woman.

Nigerian Senate

Nigerian lawmakers want death sentence for rape

“By the time we kill one or two persons, those who are raping will control that thing that is making them to rape.”

Mohammed Sambo submitting and signing his letter of appointment at the NHIS head office in Abuja on Tuesday.

Six things Nigeria’s new health insurance chief must do to stabilise NHIS

The NHIS leadership seat appears too hot for anyone to sit on since the inception of the scheme almost 15 years ago.

Lesley Nneka Arimah [Photo: Caine Prize]

Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah wins 2019 Caine Prize

Lesley won the award for or her short story entitled “Skinned.”

Former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi in Shock

EXCLUSIVE: How Ajimobi awarded self, wife, others N1bn worth of state’s cars using ‘discretionary powers’

The former Oyo governor took the cars as an exit package despite the juicy severance allowances available to him and his deputy.

President Muhammadu Buhari judgment

Appeal court reserves judgment in suit challenging Buhari’s academic qualification

The appellants insist Mr Buhari was not educationally qualified to have contested in the presidential poll.

Elisha Abbo at the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Zuba

Senator Abbo pleads not guilty, granted N5 million bail

The senator was arraigned on two counts of criminal assault on Monday.

Two dead in Ijegun, Lagos pipeline explosion

Six more victims die from Ijegun, Lagos pipeline fire

This brings the number of deaths from the Lagos incident to 10.

Buba Galadima

Former Buhari’s ally Galadima appears as Atiku’s witness

The party says its candidate in the election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, won the election but was rigged out by Mr Buhari’s APC.

Police arraign Nigerian senator caught on camera assaulting woman

The senator faces criminal prosecution for physically assaulting a woman in Abuja.

Mr. Mele Kyari, NNPC GMD.

Kyari formally takes over as NNPC chief (LIVE UPDATES)

Until his appointment, Mr Kyari was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of the NNPC.

Ibrahim Babangida, Former Nigerian dictator

Osoba: Stubborn journalist, ‘civilian general’ – Babangida

Mr Babangida said this in a congratulatory letter he wrote to Mr Osoba on his 80th birthday.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © AFP]

Nigeria identifies 22 foreign exchange earning sectors to replace oil

“The zero oil plan is about raising production and productivity. We have identified 22 sectors where we can earn foreign exchange, apart from oil,” the official said.

Nigerian Police officers on duty

Insecurity: 73 killed, five kidnapped In violent attacks across Nigeria last week

Violent attacks again rocked Nigeria last week as the country’s security challenges continued.