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Army gets new spokesperson

J.T.E Chukwu replaces Sani Usman, a brigadier general, who is proceeding to NIPSS for a senior executive course

Catholic Bishops of Nigeria

Nigerian Catholic bishops elect new president

The new president replaces Ignatius Kaigama.

Nigerian college students in violent protest; burn clinic, eight vehicles

“They burnt down our school clinic with two ambulances.”

Lai Mohammed

We “cannot sleep with our eyes closed because of the media” – Lai Mohammed

The Nigerian government reiterated its commitment to press freedom.

How blind candidates will write 2018 UTME – JAMB

The official also speaks on the upcoming mock examinations.

Nigerian police force

Nigerian govt detains more Southern Cameroonian separatists

The activists are currently held in an Abuja Police station.

How NEITI can help Nigeria recover billions of Naira unremitted revenue – Falana

The lawyer urges NEITI to invoke its prosecution powers against erring entities.

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PDP holds NEC meeting

The meeting is being held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

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10 die in road accident in Jigawa

An official says the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained.

Nigerian Senate

Nigerian govt paid ransom for release of Chibok girls – Senators

“What they did in Chibok earned them some funds, because negotiations were held somehow and they got a lot of money.”

Yobe School Attack: We can’t confirm ‘rescue’ of missing schoolgirls — Nigerian military

The Yobe State government said Wednesday night that some girls were rescued and were with the Army.

Catholic Bishops of Nigeria

We are yet to fully return to CAN — Catholic bishops

The CBCN pulled out of the Christian Association five years ago, citing politicization of CAN’s leadership as reason for its decision.

African university produces bamboo bicycles

The school also develops ceramic water filters.

Lawmaker questions removal of Northern Senators Forum chairman

The pro-Buhari lawmaker was removed for alleged “mismanagement”.

Labour Party Rep defects to APC

The defection is the first from a minority party other than PDP.

Kwara Assembly passes bill banning alcohol

The bill is yet to get the governor’s assent.

Jonathan, IBB, absent at Council of State meeting

An unusual face at the meeting is Gov. Fayose, who is attending a meeting chaired by Mr. Buhari for the first time.

Buhari to meet former Nigerian leaders

Thursday’s meeting is the third to be hosted by Mr. Buhari since his assumption of office in 2015.

We will not condone cattle rustling in Kogi – Government

‎Kogi State Government says its open arms is no invitation to criminals‎.

One of world’s 6,000 languages disappears every two weeks – UNESCO

“A language is far more than a means of communication.”

2019: Why I was removed as Northern Senators’ Forum chairman – Pro-Buhari Senator

Abdullahi Adamu criticised his colleagues on the 2019 election sequence.

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Perception of corruption worsens in Nigeria – Transparency International Report

In West Africa, Nigeria is the second worst performer out of 17 countries.

Nigerian Army

Yobe Attack: Soldiers rescue some kidnapped schoolgirls – State Govt

“The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army.”

Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja

How we spent N65 million on website – Nigerian govt

An exclusive story by PREMIUM TIMES revealed the expenditure by the office of the SGF.

Amnesty International accuses Nigerian security forces of widespread abuses

The report lists a number of atrocities committed against Nigerians.