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SENATE: National Assembly {NASS}

INTERVIEW: ₦37 billion for NASS renovation wasteful, needless — Nigerian Lawmaker

The lawmaker also speaks on reducing the cost of governance and the appropriateness of constituency projects.

Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed

SSS arrests alleged mastermind of viral video of Buhari’s fake marriage to two ministers

One of the ministers reported the matter to the SSS after the fake video was circulated.

Turkish troops [PHOTO CREDIT: Al Jazeera]

Concerns for Nigeria, regional security as Turkey approves troops for Libya

President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly blamed the situation in Libya for the flow of arms bandits and terrorists used in Nigeria.

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Gunmen invade Kogi community, kill 19, burn houses

Tawari community is a few kilometres off Gegu town along the Lokoja-Abuja highway.

ARMY: Nigerian Soldiers (Army) on duty. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian]

Many killed as troops engage Boko Haram in Adamawa

This latest attack is coming barely three days after a visit by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai to troops in the front line of the battle.

Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force unit. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Times]

China, Russia urge restraints as killing of Iranian general divides U.S. Congress

Friday’s fatal airstrike against Qassem Soleimani has reignited concerns about Middle-East conflict and debates around U.S. presidential war powers.

Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force unit. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Times]

Leave Iraq immediately, U.S. urges citizens

The U.S. embassy in Iraq issued the warning on Friday morning, hours after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian general.

TEHRAN, IRAN - (ARCHIVE): A file photo dated September 18, 2016 shows Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani during Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's meeting with Revolutionary Guards, in Tehran, Iran. The U.S. confirmed Thursday that it carried out a strike that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The strike near Baghdad International Airport killed Soleimani, one of the most powerful commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, vice president of the Hashd al-Shaabi group, or Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), local media reported. (Photo by Pool / Iranian Supreme Leader Press Office /Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

U.S. airstrike kills top Iranian general, Iran vows revenge

President Donald Trump ordered a military operation that targeted the leader of Qasem Soleimani, a commander in Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Residents flee to mountains as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa villages

The attack which commenced at about 6 p.m. lasted for many hours.

Former Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Alleged Corruption: Magu reacts to Fayose’s Salsa dancing video

Mr Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti State, is currently being prosecuted for a N2.2 billion fraud by the EFCC.

Ogbonnaya Onu

2023: APC targets three states in South-east

The party alleged that opposition PDP is taking glory for President Buhari and APC’s achievements in the region.

Bukola Saraki, former governor of Kwara

Saraki reacts to demolition of father’s ‘home’ by Kwara govt

“You have displayed a gesture of goodwill and passionate love. We assure you that justice shall prevail in a not too distant future,” Mr Saraki assures his supporters.

Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo govt condemns mass movement of ‘foreigners’ in rural community

The men, who were conveyed to the community in trucks, reportedly disembarked in Ajowa-Akoko community on Sunday evening.

Mohammed Adoke

Malabu Scandal: Court approves detention of Adoke for another 14 days

The EFCC took custody of Mr Adoke on December 19, 2019, upon his arrival from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Bamidele Salam, the House of Representatives member representing Ede North/Ede South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency

Reduce lawmakers by two-thirds; we’re too many, unsustainable – Reps member

“Truth is that we can not afford what we currently operate but we are living in denial,” the lawmaker said.

Home of late Olusola Saraki’s home in Ilorin, Kwara [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter handle of @AlHajiOmoIlorin]

How we quelled protest while demolishing Saraki’s house – Kwara Govt

“The reclamation exercise began in the early hours of Thursday to avoid any needless confrontation,” the Kwara government said.

Home of late Olusola Saraki’s home in Ilorin [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter handle of @AlHajiOmoIlorin]

Amid protests, Kwara govt demolishes Saraki’s home

According to eyewitness accounts, the building, popularly called Ile Arugbo, was demolished at about 4:00 a.m.

Oloibiri Oil Field

ANALYSIS: Nigeria LNG Train 7: Little step with giant global significance

With over $10 billion to be invested, officials say the project will boost foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country.

Senate in Plenary

ANALYSIS: How Ninth Senate fared in 2019

While many commend the ninth Senate, other Nigerians tag its leadership as a rubber stamp.

Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC). [PHOTO CREDIT: The Nation]

Nigerian tourism agency indicted for failing to remit unspent funds, illegal payments

The Auditor-General recommended sanction for the NTDC DG, Folorunsho Coker.

Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman (Photo Credit: Pulse)

Power minister speaks on appointment of ex-level 12 official to head electrification agency

“The president is serious about power reforms and has said it several times,” the minister said.

Sokratis scores for the gunners (Photo Credit: Reuters on Google)

Arsenal vs Manchester United (LIVE UPDATES): Arteta gunning for first win

Arsenal will be hoping to start the New Year and decade on a bright note.

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari appoints Level 12 officer, lacking ‘vast experience’, as head Rural Electrification Agency

The appointee was described as an expert with “vast knowledge and experience in power sector development.”

Ken Saro-Wiwa, one of nine Ogoni community activists executed after an unfair trial in 1995.

Saro-Wiwa: Britain resisted sanctions on Abacha regime for commercial reasons, documents show

Recently declassified documents have revealed that the British government resisted the imposition of sanctions on Nigeria after the execution of the “Ogoni 9” because its commercial interests would be affected.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © Presidency]

Buhari pledges to leave office in 2023

“I will be standing down in 2023 and will not be available in any future elections.”