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U.S. trains 25 Nigerian journalists on data journalism

US officials restate the country’s determination to assist Nigerian media.

LAUTECH

LAUTECH lecturers call off strike, resume Monday

The crisis-prone university will now begin the second semester of the 2016/2017 session.

Nigerian Senate

Senate urges Buhari to appoint separate power minister

Under the Buhari administration the ministry of power is merged with that of works and housing headed by former Lagos governor Babatunde Fashola

Akinwumi Adesina [Photo Credit: CNN]

World Food Prize: Africa spends $35bn annually on food imports – Adesina

The AfDB president says Africa is the only region of the world where its proportion of the population that is food insecure is on the increase

Nigerian Senate

Declare state of emergency in education sector, Senate urges Nigerian govt

The lawmakers urged the TRCN to be more vibrant.

EFCC Operatives

Group launches campaign against graft

The group says it has the support of the Macarthur Foundation.

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Beware of scammers using my name to extort, Magu urges public

Mr. Magu claims email and social media accounts were once hacked.

Nigerian Senate

Nigerian Senate seeks sanction against ban of unionism in work places

The lawmakers ask a committee to draw up measures for protection of workers’ right to unionism

Nigerian Army

Group petitions Human Rights Commission over ‘unjust’ retirement of 38 top soldiers

CSNAC asks the Commission to recommend the reinstatement of the officers.

LASUTH

LASUTH to begin full cardiac surgery — CMD

The hospital has conducted kidney transplant operations.

Nigerian Senate

Senate summons Minister over neglect of lead poisoning victims

Over 400 persons suffered blindness, infertility and neurological defects due to effect of artisanal and unwholesome mining in 38 villages in Zamfara in 2014.

The Nigerian Senate

Senate urges Nigerian govt to observe October 17 as World Poverty Day

The Senate also asks government at all levels to declare “free and compulsory education.”

Nigeria passport [Photo credit: today.ng]

Nigeria considers retaliation on visa delay to citizens

“It is embarrassing that one will want visa and will have unnecessary delay from the issuance countries.”

Tunde Adeniran

PDP chairmanship: Adeniran seeks IBB’s support

Mr. Adeniran says he is the most capable among aspirants.

Nigerian Senate

Senate summons Baru, NPDC over controversial contract

Petitioner wants outright cancellation and reversal of the contract.

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo: ITV.com]

Groups push for expulsion of tobacco companies from ILO

“Tobacco companies use membership of respected organisations like the ILO to portray themselves as responsible corporate citizens.”

Cassava

Agency raises alarm over two emerging cassava diseases

The diseases, which originated from East Africa, are moving toward Central Africa and West Africa, including Nigeria

Olisa Agbakoba [Photo Credit: ThisDay Newspapers]

Agbakoba takes Buhari to court over role as oil minister

Lawyer says Mr. Buhari’s actions are illegal.

Afebabalola University

83 obtain first class at Afe Babalola University

According to Mr. Ajisafe, ABUAD would graduate 83 first class out of 869 graduands.

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

Elections: INEC boss leads regional network to Ivory Coast conference

Network aims at improving Africa’s electoral processes.

Ibe Kachikwu [Photo Credit: THISDAYLIVE]

Kachikwu speaks on fire incident at his Abuja home

The incident occurred between Sunday night and Monday morning.

FRSC officials

Abducted FRSC official regains freedom

The official was kidnapped by gunmen on Thursday in Zamfara State.

Bukola Saraki [Photo: Nigerian Pilot]

Saraki canvasses support against world’s ‘greatest enemy’

Mr. Saraki meets with the speaker of the Iranian parliament.

President Buhari

UPDATED: Buhari hosts young supporters in Villa

Three kids spent about 30 minutes with the president Monday morning.

Charly Boy

Charly Boy group announces sit-outs to protest alleged corruption in Buhari’s government

The group says Mr. Buhari is treating corrupt officials with kid gloves.