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Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senate cuts 2018 budgets of 30 agencies, reallocates funds to 2019 election (FULL LIST)

Half of the N242 billion budget will come from service wide votes.

Nigerian Senate

Senate probes claim govt intervention fund spent on Buhari’s re-election

A senator said the fund had been “politicised”

Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Sun Nigeria]

FACT-CHECK: Did the Economist Magazine really endorse Atiku?

The Atiku campaign claimed ‘the latest endorsement by the Economist’, ‘the second in two months’, is an endorsement of its candidate’s superior policies.

Ike Ekweremadu, PDP, Deputy Senate President

Four officers arrested as police speak on attack on Ekweremadu’s residence

“Preliminary investigation carried out so far did not reveal assassination attempt on the life of the Dep Senate President.”

Agip Head office in Lagos

Nigerian govt closes case in suit accusing Agip of under-declaring $55 million oil

Agip and other oil firms are being sued separately for deceiving the Nigerian government.

President Muhammadu Buhari receives Presentation of Report by the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage in State House on 6th Nov 2018, PHOTOS:📸@BayoOmoboriowo

UPDATED: Minimum wage panel submits report to Buhari, recommends N30,000

Mr Buhari says workers should not allow themselves to be used as “political weapons”.

Dino Melaye

Court frowns as prosecution stalls Dino Melaye’s trial

The court adjourned the matter to December 5 and 13.

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senate investigates diversion of N378billion NLNG dividend by Buhari’s govt

The federal government illegally diverted $1.05 billion to secretly fund subsidy payment on petroleum products.

Nigerian senate chambers

Senators who will not return in 2019 and why

While some of the lawmakers are pursuing other ambitions, many lost out in their party primaries.

NHIS hq

Even before Yusuf, NHIS was an agency steeped in fraud

Crisis in the Nigerian health agency is making headlines of late following allegations of fraud against its chief executive officer

Joint NLC, TUC, ULC nationwide protest over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18). 05389/30/10/2018/Deborah Bada/BJO/NAN

Minimum Wage: NLC suspends planned nationwide strike

Government and labour had been at loggerheads over the demand for a new minimum wage. Labour says the minimum wage of N18,000 is paltry

Court of Appeal Headquarters

Presidential panel has no powers to prosecute suspects, seize properties, appeal court rules

The panel, upon conclusion of investigation, can only submit its report to the president.

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Alleged N7.7bn Fraud: EFCC, judge frown as Orji Kalu travels abroad

The ex-Abia governor is being prosecuted by the EFCC.

Bukola Saraki, Senate President

Senate reacts to PREMIUM TIMES report, vows probe of NLNG fund diversion

Senate President Saraki says he had been inundated by calls from Nigerians who wanted to know the position of the Senate on the matter.

L: Junaid Abdullahi

UPDATED: Buhari quietly appoints son-in-law as head of Border Agency

The appointment was neither announced by the Presidency nor the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, Barr. Sharon Ikeazor [Photo: icpc.gov.ng]

INTERVIEW: How we’re addressing pensions of govt retirees despite challenges – Executive Secretary, PTAD

Sharon Ikeazor also speaks on the allegations levelled against her in the handling of PTAD.

President-Muhammadu-Buhari

EXCLUSIVE: Documents show Buhari’s govt. illegally diverted N378billion NLNG dividend

The dividends are meant to be shared between the federal, state and local governments of Nigeria

Workers protesting over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18).

Minimum Wage: Why we can’t meet labours’ demands – Nigerian govt

Labour unions boycotted a meeting with the SGF on Sunday.

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

ASUU commences nationwide strike

ASUU declared the strike at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting late on Sunday.

Late Major General Idris Alkali (Rtd) [Photo: The Eagle Online]

Despite burial, tests ongoing to confirm body parts belong to missing Nigerian general

The police paraded 19 suspects on Sunday.

Joint NLC, TUC, ULC nationwide protest over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18). 05389/30/10/2018/Deborah Bada/BJO/NAN

Minimum Wage: NNPC assures of fuel supply as strike looms across Nigeria

The NNPC says it has enough petrol to last Nigeria at least 25 days.

Nigerian film-maker, Frank Ufomadu

INTERVIEW: Why I shot historical film on Mbaise people – Frank Ufomadu

‘The Chronicles’ features Onyeka Onwenu, Segun Arinze, Victor Osuagwu, among other stars.

Shitte

Shiite IMN releases 34 names of protesters ‘killed by Nigerian soldiers’

Over 40 Shiite protesters were killed in a series of bloody encounters with Nigerian soldiers between October 27 and 30.

Recapture of Mubi Town

EXCLUSIVE: 149 Nigerian soldiers in trouble for uploading photos on social media

A new social media policy for members of the Nigerian armed forces came into effect on June 11.

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

APC Crises Worsen; Amosun describes Tinubu as ‘Capo Di Tutti,’ accuses Oshiomhole of ‘evil plan’

The Ogun governor also accused Adams Oshiomhole of “threatening to write the epitaph of the party in his 100 days of ignominy”