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MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 17: Microsoft founder Bill Gates speaks during a book presentation at the 53rd Munich Security Conference at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany, on Februrary 16, 2017. The annual event brings together government representatives and security experts from across the globe. Andreas Gebert / Anadolu Agency | Keine Weitergabe an Wiederverkäufer.

Population growth putting poverty fight at risk – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill Gates Foundation says it’s not more babies being born, but it is babies being born in poor countries.

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Nigerian govt sells stake in security printing firm to CBN for N17 billion

The government will retain only 10.1 per cent equity, after divesting 21 per cent.

Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (2/1/18)

Rivers govt says Amaechi must account for N112 billion state asset he ‘sold off’

They state government says the Amaechi administration used the proceeds – N112 billion – to fund the political activities.

Nigerian pensioners used to illustrate the story

Protesting Kwara retirees threaten 2019 elections boycott over unpaid pensions, gratuities

Local government retirees have not been paid gratuities since 2008.

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the UN General Assembly in 2017 [photo: Reuters]

Buhari, 87 other presidents to address UN General Assembly

Mr Buhari is expected to deliver Nigeria’s national statement on the first day of the general debate.

NIMC Headquarters in Abuja

Nigeria may enforce mandatory use of national ID numbers by January 2019

This would permit the full implementation of the provisions of the NIMC Act.

UK minister of state for immigration, Caroline Noakes

UK to prosecute more Nigerians over alleged human trafficking — Official

A minister says she would ensure the complete prosecution of all the agency’s cases in the UK.

Benue senator, Barnabas Gemade,

Gemade dumps PDP eight weeks after joining party

The former PDP national chairman says his decision to exit the PDP was the same reason that made him leave APC.

Leah Sharibu

Again, President Buhari pledges to ensure release of Leah Sharibu, others

“We will continue to do everything possible to ensure the safe return of all of our people held by Boko Haram.”

Presidemt Buhari and President Xi of China.

Chinese loans will help correct Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit – Presidential aide

She said the president has the discipline and prudency to manage such funds.

Sorow, tears as BBOG members visit Red Cross office.

Boko Haram: Sorrow, tears as BBOG members visit Red Cross office

Ms Khorsa, a midwife with the ICRC, was killed by Boko Haram on Monday.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Address post-harvest losses, Denmark urges Nigerian farmers

Nigerian farmers are urged to adopt strategies that would reduce losses.

2019 Presidential aspirant and former vice president, Abubakar Atiku.

2019: Atiku woos Plateau PDP delegates, promises to end religious, ethnic differences

This is the fifth time Mr Abubakar is attempting to govern Nigeria.

Fela Durotoye,

2019: Fela Durotoye picks ANN presidential nomination form

Fela Durotoye thanks supporters for buying the form for him.

Shell

Malabu Scandal: Shell, Eni await fate as Italian court rules on $1.1 billion ‘bribe’

Shell and Eni paid the money through the Nigerian government to controversial businessmen.

Kaduna State map used to illustrate the story.

Kidnapped Kaduna lecturers freed

Both the police and the college confirm the release.

Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu showing a specimen ballot paper for Ekiti governorship election during the INEC quarterly consultative meeting with political parties, in Abuja on Wednesday (4/6/18). 03573/4/6/2018/Hogan Bassey/NAN

We didn’t ban use of phones around polling units – INEC

The Commission says the ban takes effect when a voter collects the ballot paper and enters into voting cubicle.

Senator David Mark

2019: Why North must support my presidential ambition – David Mark

The former senate president promises to turn around Nigerian economy in two years, if elected.

Ex-convict rearrested for theft few days after release

The suspect had earlier served a jail term over a similar offence.

clouds

Thunderstorms, rains to prevail on Wednesday – NiMet

The agency predicts day and night temperatures of 30 to 35 and 20 to 24 degrees Celsius, respectively in the north.

The Joint closed-door plenary of the House of Representatives and Senate

National Assembly adopts fourth version of Electoral Amendment Act

The legislature says the amendments will ensure conduct of free and fair elections in 2019.

President Buhari, at the APC Mega Rally in Osun [photo: Punch Newspapers]

Buhari To Osun Voters: Keep corrupt, selfish leaders out of government by voting APC

Osun must continue on the path of progress. Osun must not allow the dark days to return,” says the president

Waripamo-Owei-Dudafa

I’m not involved in alleged N1.6 billion fraud, Dufada’s co-accused tells court

The banker is standing trial alongside Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former presidential aide, on charges of N1.6 billion fraud.

Contraceptives [photo: Medium]

Africa needs family planning, education to address unsustainable population growth – Report

“Africa, even though it’s only 14 per cent of the population of the world, it’s 24 per cent of the births already”

WHO

10 million cases of TB recorded in 2017 – WHO

Nigeria and seven other countries recorded two-third of the cases.