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Kogi state pilgrims being screened in preparation for first Hajj 2018 flight at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. [Photo credit: NAHCON]

Senate begins consideration of report on alleged extortion by Hajj Commission

The Senate had on July 20, 2017, passed a motion mandating a six-member committee to probe the commission.

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Global Competitiveness Index: Nigeria ranks 115 out of 140 countries

Nigeria’s ranking improved in four of 12 ranking pillars.

What we are doing to free Fayose from EFCC custody – Ozekhome

The former Ekiti governor has been in EFCC custody since Monday.

Multitude of people.

World population to grow by 2.2 billion by 2050 — UN Report

Says more than half of that growth – 1.3 billion – is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa.

Nigerian Senate

Senate stands down electoral bill consideration

This is the fourth attempt by lawmakers to have it ready for the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari.

NGO marks milestone after medical care for one million HIV/AIDs patients

AIDs Healthcare Foundation (AHF) operates in 41 countries, including Nigeria

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose (M) arrives the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) office in Wuse, Abuja on Tuesday (16/10/18). Fayose arrived the EFCC office, wearing a t-shirt with the inscription, ‘EFCC, I am here’. 05029/16/10/2018/Anthony Alabi/NAN

Fayose ready to wait in detention for EFCC to arraign him – Aide

The former Ekiti governor has been held since Tuesday.

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Facebook to educate users on protection of accounts

The organisation says it will send customised messages to the 30 million people affected by security breach.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: The News (Nigeria)]

Buhari thanks Saudi Arabia for Hajj support

President Buhari received letters of credence from three ambassadors.

Victoria Odumosu

ICPC arraigns ex-Border agency boss for alleged age falsification

The suspect pleads not guilty.

Nigerian senate chambers

Amidst controversy, Senate confirms another NPC commissioner

The senate had earlier withheld Mr Durnnguwa’s confirmation.

Lagos High court

Okada rider jailed over anal sex with six boys

The sentenced is without an option of fine.

Ibrahim Shekarau

Shekarau back in court over N900m money laundering charges

Mr Shekarau was arraigned on a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N950 million.

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11 trapped as building collapses in Anambra

Nine have been rescued alive from the collapsed building.

Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram: ActionAid calls for release of Leah Sharibu, others

The organisation said the government should prioritise the safe return of all civilians abducted by the insurgents.

Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP)

All set for GOCOP second annual conference in Lagos

GOCOP says former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, has confirmed his availability to chair the event.

Two years after Nigerian hospital accused of negligence, court hearing yet to commence

The case has been adjourned till November 15.

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WHO urges all countries to ban lead paint by 2020

Based on 2016 data, lead exposure accounts for 540 000 deaths and 13.9 million years lost to disability and related deaths.

Hauwa Liman killed by Boko Haram (Photo Credit: ICRC)

Hauwa Liman: Doctors want Nigerian govt to ‘Step up’ in securing lives of humanitarian workers

The doctors say adequate and proactive security measures would have prevented the needless act of terrorism.

GEOFFREY-ONYEAMA [Photo credit: guardian.ng]

Nigeria, Botswana sign agreement on cultural affairs, diplomatic relations

The agreement marks a strategic cooperation and partnership to boost economic growth and create employment opportunities.

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Cloudy weather, moderate rains, thunderstorms to prevail on Thursday – NiMet

The agency says the north will have day and night temperatures of 28 to 34 and 18 to 24 degrees Celsius.

Rev Matthew Kukah, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi during the meeting at Obasanjo's residence in Abeokuta

Buhari support group wants Bishop Kukah removed from peace committee

The Catholic cleric was one of those who mediated the dispute between Atiku Abubakar and Olusegun Obasanjo.

Musiliu Smith

Nigeria Police promote three AIGs, four commissioners

The commission also approved the promotion of four Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the rank of AIGs.

Former Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako. [Photo credit: OlaitanAjiboye]

2019: ADC nominates Nyako BOT Chairman

Mr Nwosu said the party searched around the country and found the former governor worthy of nomination for the office.

ICPC Head Office

ICPC arraigns firm, businessman for allegedly defrauding widow

The suspect reportedly deceived the widow into parting with her money for a non-existent property.