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The House of Representative in Chamber ... members are notorious for budget mutilation

Rep members not returning to House in 2019 (LIST)

Across the states, at least 50 per cent of members are not returning to the House of Representatives.

From left: Peter Obi of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Yemi Osinbajo of All Progressives Congress (APC); and Khadija Abdullahi of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), during the 2018 Vice Presidential Debate organise by Nigeria Election Debates Group in Abuja on Friday (14/12/18) 06666/14/12/2018/Hogan Bassey/BJO/NAN

2019: How Nigerians Reacted To Vice Presidential Debate

The debate was organized by the Nigerian Election Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria.

Tabitha Mparime recently in New York at the Global Citizen’s Movement Maker Summit

INTERVIEW: How we’re tackling sexual violence in Uganda – Activist

Tabitha Mparime recently in New York received an award and a $50,000 cash prize for her work in Uganda.

From left: Umar Gesto of Young Progressives Party (YPP); Peter Obi of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Yemi Osinbajo of All Progressives Congress (APC); Khadija Abdullahi of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN); and Ganiyu Galadima of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), during the 2018 Vice Presidential Debate organise by Nigeria Election Debates Group in Abuja on Friday (14/12/18) 06664/14/12/2018/Hogan Bassey/BJO/NAN

I can’t wait to debate Buhari — Atiku

The PDP presidential candidate expresses pride in his running mate’s performance at vice-presidential debates on Friday night.

Saudi Arabia announces new measures for hajj

Hajj 2019: Saudi Arabia announces new measures for hajj

From 2019, the authorities say they will introduce a timetable for countries to carry out their tawaf.

Top Army chiefs

Nigerian Army reverses self on ‘suspension’ of UNICEF activities in North-east

The initial suspension was condemned by Amnesty International.

Nigerian soldiers battling Boko Haram in Borno community

The fighting is taking place near Metele, the village where soldiers were recently massacred.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo launches Human Capital Development Program; Healthy, Educated and Productive Nigerians for a Globally Competitive Nation by 2030 at the Extended National Economic Council

Human Capital Development: Stop the blame game, Osinbajo tells governors

UK’s Department For International Development (DFID) said Nigeria is ranked near the bottom of the World Bank’s Human Capital Index, 152 out of 157 countries

Nigerian Army after recapturing Mubi

Boko Haram: Presidency speaks on Nigerian Army’s ‘suspension’ of UNICEF activities

Amnesty International condemns the action of the Nigerian Army.

clouds

Sunny, hazy weather to prevail on Saturday – NiMet

The central region will have day and night temperatures in the ranges of 31 to 35 and 17 to 20 degrees Celsius.

Nigerian troopsused to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Army buries 19 soldiers killed by insurgents in Borno

About 23 soldiers were killed and 31 others wounded in November when insurgents attacked 157 Task Force Battalion, Metele.

Former Governor of Cross River, Donald Duke

Donald Duke reacts to court judgement removing him as SDP presidential candidate

The SDP candidate says he is set to appeal the judgement.

Finance minister, Zainab Ahmed. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Trust]

States to access World Bank’s $750 million loan, grant soon – FG

The finance minister urges states to implement fiscal responsibility plan to qualify for the facility and the grant.

Sowore supporters protest outside the venue of vice presidential candidate debate, demand his inclusion

Sowore supporters protests outside VP debate venue, demands his inclusion

The protesters said the exclusion of Mr Sowore was an infringement on his right as a candidate.

File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to President @realDonaldTrump in the Oval Office and Press Conference in the Rose Garden.

Nigeria’s 2019 poll ‘critical test’ for Africa — U.S.

The country says it has no preferred candidate in Nigeria.

Buhari with APC Governors

Buhari told us Nigeria’s economy is in bad shape – Governors

Governor Yari said they also thanked Mr Buhari for coming to the aid of states.

From left: Umar Gesto of Young Progressives Party (YPP); Peter Obi of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Yemi Osinbajo of All Progressives Congress (APC); Khadija Abdullahi of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN); and Ganiyu Galadima of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), during the 2018 Vice Presidential Debate organise by Nigeria Election Debates Group in Abuja on Friday (14/12/18) 06665/14/12/2018/Hogan Bassey/BJO/NAN

Osinbajo, Peter Obi, three other vice presidential candidates debate (LIVE UPDATES)

The candidates were selected earlier this week.

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

Car crashes into Nigerian mosque, kills two children

Two women were seriously injured.

Afreximbank Building

Afreximbank seals $1.2bn deal for Nigeria’s industrial parks

About $1 billion was earmarked to promote Nigeria-Africa trade.

Nigerian Army on patrol in Borno, Boko Haram

Nigerian Army accuses UNICEF of impropriety, announces ‘suspension’ of its activities in North-east

This has become inevitable since the organisation has abdicated its primary duty.

former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke

Court sacks Duke as SDP presidential candidate, picks Jerry Gana

The court said the constitution of the party stipulates that the national chairman and presidential candidate cannot come from the southern part of the country.

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola

Fashola under fire over claims govt isn’t responsible for poor electricity

Nigerians have reacted with outrage after the minister refused to take responsibility.

Linda Ikeji and her new born. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Linda Ikeji]

Linda Ikeji apologises to fans for having child out of wedlock

Reactions from Nigerians to the blogger’s disclosures have been diverse.

President Muhammadu Buhari in a meeting with APC Governors. [Photo credit: Official twitter handle of Bashir Ahmaad]

Buhari in closed meeting with governors

The meeting is believed to discuss a new minimum wage.

President Muhammadu Buhari in a meeting with APC Governors. [Photo credit: Official twitter handle of Bashir Ahmaad]

Minimum Wage: Again, governors to meet Buhari

A meeting is expected before 1p.m. Friday.