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IPOB Protesters

IPOB sit-at-home fails in Ebonyi, Enugu; succeeds in Onitsha, Aba, others

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) called for the measure to commemorate the first anniversary of the military invasion of the country home of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu

Grade 1 Area Court, Karshi.

Three women get 45 days imprisonment for fighting in Abuja

The judge however, gave the convicts an option to pay N3, 000 fine each.

21 more bodies wash up as migrants try to reach Spain

The latest deaths bring the total of Mediterranean migrant deaths this year to 1586.

Man, 45, tells court 14-year-old minor is his girlfriend

Mr Ave allegedly deceived and took the minor away from her parents since August 25.

Naira notes

U.S. concerned about currency swaps between Africa, China

Nigeria is the third African nation to agree a currency swap deal with China.

Yakubu Dogara

Dogara speaks on APC reconciliation but says he won’t beg for ticket

The speaker says he will win even if he contests under a “zero party”.

UN headquarters [Photo: Google.com]

UN says 821m people hungry globally in 2017

In pure numbers, most of the world’s hungry people – 520 million – live in Asia, but in relative terms, the hunger crisis is worse in Africa.

African Migrants on the Mediterranean sea

NEMA receives 9,822 stranded Nigerians in 18 months – Official

Majority of the returnees were from Libya.

Jide Sanwo-Olu (Photo Credit: PageOne)

Lagos2019: Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Tinubu man who wants Ambode’s job

Since 2007, Mr Tinubu’s blessing has proven to be the most important factor in choosing Lagos governors.

New SSS DG Yusuf Bichi

SSS: Nigerians react to new DG’s appointment

Mr Bichi was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

How Obasanjo’s failed third term agenda was funded — New Book

The so-called third term agenda collapsed May 16, 2006 when the Senate threw out a bill for the amendment of the constitution.

Newly Acting Director General, State Security Service, (SSS) Mr Seiyefa Mathew after his meeting with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (7/08/18). 04270/7/8/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/ICE/NAN Pic 35 Newly Acting Director General, Department of State Services, (DSS) Mr Seiyefa Mathew after his meeting with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (7/08/18). 04271/7/8/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/ICE/NAN

Southern, Middle-Belt leaders condemn Buhari’s removal of Matthew Seiyefa as SSS DG

The president appointed Yusuf Bichi from Kano as the new head of the secret police on Thursday.

Permanent Voter Cards

NIS seizes 436 voter cards, 192 National ID slips from foreigners

729 irregular migrants were also repatriated by the command.

African Democratic Congress (ADC)

ADC picks presidential candidate October 6

The opposition party has also adopted direct primaries to choose its candidates nationwide.

Buhari appoints new SSS Director-General

President Muhammadu Buhari has named a new head for the State Security Service (SSS). The new director-general is Yusuf Magaji Bichi, Mr Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said in a statement. The new head replaces Matthew Seiyeifa, who has been operating in acting capacity since Lawal Daura was dismissed. Read Mr Shehu’s full statement below. President […]

clouds

NiMet predicts nationwide rains on Friday

The agency says scattered thunderstorms and rains are likely in most parts of the country later in the day.

A mosque used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Encyclopedia Britannic

Boko Haram: Islamic group sensitises 45,075 youth on true meaning of jihad

The group says the re-orientation will help reduce youth’s vulnerability to Boko Haram’s propaganda.

Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General

Buhari’s ex-minister Amina Mohammed expresses concern over Nigeria’s debt profile

The Paris Club of creditors in 2005 granted Nigeria debt forgiveness to the tune of US$18 billion, after Nigeria agreed to immediately pay the US$12 billion balance of its debt to the Club

SSS Officials (Photo Credit: Guardian Nigeria)

Buhari appoints new SSS Director-General

The appointment takes effect Friday.

Zamfara State map

Eleven killed, 21 injured in fresh Zamfara attack

Bandits attacked a gathering watching films at a viewing centre in Zamfara.

Yemi Osinbajo

How I started my political life – Osinbajo

“As a young person, I belonged to several pressure groups. I graduated at the age of 21,” Mr Osinbajo said.

Round table dialogue on China-Africa bilateral relations

No political strings attached to China’s assistance to Africa – Official

“There is also no seeking of selfish political interest whatsoever,” the Chinese diplomat said.

Yemi Osinbajo

Population Growth: Nigeria needs to avoid `time-bomb’ – Osinbajo

According to him, Nigeria’s population size is currently estimated at over 198 million.

Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere. [Photo credit: official Facebook page of Eze Madumere]

Imo 2019: Madumere dares Okorocha, submits APC nomination form

Mr Madumere was controversially removed from the office by Imo lawmakers

Bukola Saraki

Senator wants motion seeking Saraki’s imprisonment served through media

The senator says he has not been able to serve Mr Saraki with the motion.