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Members of the House of Reps

Reps threaten to boycott budget presentation over minister’s comments

Mr Udoma was quoted as saying that members of the National Assembly were behind the delay in the presentation of the 2019 budget.

Jacob Zuma

South Africa: Former President Zuma to pay back legal fees

The legal fees come to more than R15 million (about N386 million)

Buhari in NASS

Buhari to present 2019 budget next week

The president has sent a notification to the House.

Pictures of Nigerian journalists interviewing someone [Photo: The Standard]

251 journalists in prisons worldwide – CPJ

The number of female journalists behind bars increased, with 33 imprisoned globally.

President Muhammadu Buhari

2019: I’ll reward hard work, loyalty this time — Buhari

The president said some individuals and organisations might be feeling disappointed because the party has not been able to please everyone.

EFCC operatives

UPDATED: EFCC arrests surety as Fidelity Bank MD allegedly jumps bail

The bank chief was initially granted administrative bail by the EFCC.

House of Reps

Reps condemn sale of birth certificates, orders population commission to make refunds

Lawmakers say relevant Nigerian law says birth registration is free.

A former chairman of Skye Bank, Tunde Ayeni [PHOTO CREDIT: Guardian Newspaper]

Ex-Skye bank chief who donated N2bn to PDP campaign to be arraigned for fraud

Skye Bank’s operating license was eventually revoked by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in September.

African Union [Photo: Wikipedia]

African Union workers sexually harassing interns, youth volunteers – Report

An investigation found 44 cases of alleged sexual harassment and that young women were being “exploited for sex in exchange for jobs.”

Bassey Albert

N254 million bribe: Arraignment of Jide Omokore, Akwa Ibom senator stalled again

The duo are facing a 14-count charge brought against them by the EFCC.

8:49am Accreditation and voting in progress at PU 002, Ward 6 Ira-Gberi, Egbedore LGA, Osun West III. No issue recorded so far.

Alexis Sanchez, Osun elections others top 2018 Google Searches in Nigeria

“This year’s most searched news event was the Osun elections.”

President Muhammadu Buhari 2

FG to extend free healthcare to Nigerians over 60 years, establish regional geriatric centres – Buhari

The president says the extension would complement that of state governments already providing free healthcare services to under fives and women

Ibrahim Jibrin, new Emir of Nasarawa

Nigerian minister resigns to become emir

The minister speaks on his activities in the environment ministry.

Nigerian senate chambers

Senate confirms Festus Keyamo, others as NDIC members

A nominee, Garba Buba, was not confirmed because he did not show up for screening

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu signing the memorandum of understanding with NURTW and NARTO

INEC signs MoU with road transport unions to use commercial vehicles for 2019 elections

The electoral commission says it needs over 100,000 vehicles to move personnel and materials on election days

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

2019: Obasanjo not to be taken seriously anymore – Presidency

The president’s aide said “the slightest wind can make Mr Obasanjo change his mind again.”

Nigerian Senate

Kwara Boat Mishap: Senate calls for construction of Lafiagi-Niger road

The lawmakers mandated the National Inland Waterways Agency (NIWA) to enforce the use of life jackets by passengers

Femi Gbajabiamila

Electoral Act: APC Reps will stop override of Buhari’s veto – Gbajabiamila

The House Leader said the APC members would not be part of any move to override the president

On this July 3, 2018 photo, Atiku Abubakar reviews some documents on his first day at his campaign headquarters in Abuja. (Credits: Atiku Campaign Organisation)

UPDATED: 2019: Atiku signs peace accord in Abuja

The main opposition presidential candidate was absent at the signing of the crucial pact on Tuesday.

Former US President, Barrack Obama, and Ex Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

Jonathan mischaracterised Obama in new book – U.S. govt

Mr Jonathan had accused former US president, Barack Obama, of displaying an unusual level of bias ahead of Nigeria’s presidential election in 2015.

Participants present at the event.

The Convergence (Day 3): 400 young candidates gather in Abuja (LIVE UPDATES)

Today is the final day of the three-day event which commenced Monday.

FULL TEXT: Details of 2019 election peace accord presidential candidates signed

There are 91 registered political parties in the country, but it was not clear how many parties signed the accord.

Ex-military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar

INTERVIEW: Abdulsalami Abubakar speaks on Atiku, Ezekwesili, others’ absence at peace accord signing

The committee chairman says there is still room for those absent to sign the accord.

Sambo Dasuki

Dasuki challenges Nigerian govt’s right to continue prosecution despite disobeying court order

The accused wants the government to obey a court order for his release.

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Police Recruitment: Over 104,000 apply for 10,000 slots in 12 days

Niger State has the highest number of applications of 7,985 while Bayelsa has the lowest with 347.