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President Buhari

Buhari takes part in Ramadan event

Ramadan Tafsir features translation and explanation of the Holy Quran

A screenshot of IGP, Ibrahim Idris reading speech

IGP Idris denies stammering video, but Nigerians want ‘original’ clip

The police chief appeared to struggle to read from a prepared speech at an event in Kano Monday.

APC leaders

Ekwunife, Danbazzau, others head APC state congresses committees

The party on Saturday holds congresses nationwide to elect state executive committees which include the traditional 17-member State Working Committees.

Nigerian Army

Army arrests 40 suspects, recovers 400 jerry cans of petrol from vandals

The suspects were arrested at different places between Lagos and Ogun states

Governor Kashim Shettima

Shoe polish donation: Shettima queries commissioner for ’embarrassing’ government

The official explains reasons for his action.

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau

Nigeria introduces biometric registration to curb farmers/herders crisis

The government seeks to balance the free movement treaty and internal security challenges.

People exercising [Photo credit: Al Jazeera]

World Hypertension Day: Be active, do exercise to avoid disease – Experts

Regular brisk walking increases pump rate of blood and helps strengthen the heart and lungs, they say.

chris-ngige-picture

Nigeria lags behind smaller African countries in productivity, competitiveness – Minister

The minister says the noticeable lapses in productivity needs to be addressed.

(l-r) National Security Adviser, maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno; Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari; SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapher and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during opening prayerss for the Federal Executive Council chaired by the Vice President at the Aso Chambers, State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 11/04/2018

Revenue generating agencies underpaid N526bn, $21bn to government coffers – NEC

All the revenue generating agencies such as the NNPC, NPA, Customs and others were found culpable.”

Sambo Dasuki

Accused turns prosecution witness in ex-NSA Dasuki’s new trial

The ex-NSA is accused of mismanaging billions of naira.

Bola Shagaya

Fraud: Court refuses to unfreeze Shagaya’s N1.9bn account

The EFCC claims that N3.3 billion was realised from Shagaya’s ‘fraudulent’ activities in NNPC.

Court

Blind septuagenarian arraigned for allegedly aiding robbery suspect evade arrest

The suspect denies the charges.

Pic.1. Some ammunitions delivered to the Nigerian Army by partners at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja on Thursday (17/5/18). 17/5/2018/Johnson Udeani/NAN

Nigerian Army takes delivery of ammunition to boost fight against terrorism

The consignment received included rockets, bullets and projectiles.

Ali Modu Sheriff

Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ali Sheriff

Mr Sheriff was Borno governor at the formative stage of the Boko Haram terror group.

Lagos, other African cities, pledge to cut climate emissions to zero by 2050

The transition to zero emissions will require drastic changes in lifestyle of Nigerians.

EFCC operatives

Senator in EFCC custody for allegedly receiving N1.1bn vehicles from Omokore

The senator evaded arrest for several months, the EFCC explains.

Minister-Health-Professor-Isaac-Adewole

Health Workers’ Strike: Why negotiations are slow — JOHESU

The minister’s ‘body language’ is escalating the matter, a frustrated official says.

ATBU

Nigerian university workers warn they may resume strike

The workers are also angry government is giving approvals for establishment of too many new universities.

Burnt houses in Birnin Gwari

Birnin Gwari: 10 feared killed as armed bandits attack Kaduna communities

The army has now launched a forward battalion in the local government.

Hypertension check [Photo Credit: Hindustan Times]

World Hypertension Day: Doctors advise Nigerians on disease, prevention, treatment

They lament the low level of awareness of the disease in the country.

Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West. [Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers]

Court adjourns Dino Melaye’s case indefinitely

The court accepts a medical report on Mr Melaye.

Oil Barrels used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: ThePointNG]

Oil hits $80, highest since November 2014

The price jump is arising from events in Iran and Venezuela.

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Dont link me or Saraki with suspected cultists – Kwara Governor

The governor’s denial comes on the heels of a similar outcry by the Senate President.

Buffon

Italy’s Buffon to play last game for Juventus Saturday

Buffon did not say whether he was retiring from the sport altogether.

oil-barrels

2018 Budget: 2.3m bpd oil benchmark too optimistic — Group

The group also says Nigeria is spending too much on debt servicing.