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UCL: Messi progresses with Barcelona, Ronaldo crashes out with Juventus

The Spanish champions will face either Liverpool or Porto in the semifinals of the competition.

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Three abducted INEC ad-hoc staff in Katsina regain freedom — Police

Efforts are ongoing to arrest the hoodlums, the police say.

Nigerian journalist, Peter Nkanga, selected for 2019 Jamal Khashoggi Award for Courageous Journalism

The award is administered by the US-based Inti Raymi Fund, a global human rights foundation.

PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter handle of Atiku Abubakar]

Atiku wins 11 of Ondo’s 18 LGs, set to win in state

Atiku Abubakar is set to be declared winner in Ondo State

voters standing in queue

At Saraki’s polling unit, late arrival of materials worry voters

Voters decry the delay

President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidential aides transfer polling units to Daura

Mr Buhari gave the directive in order not to disenfranchise those whose duties demand that they are with him all the time.

TraderMoni in Bodija and Oje Market in Ibadan by Novo Isioro

Thugs disrupt TraderMoni scheme in Ilorin

Calm was restored with the intervention of the police.

Nigerian Senate

Senate to investigate NNPC, IOCs’ alleged boycott of Nigeria pipe manufacturer

“We are surprised that we have such an internationally certified company here in Nigeria.”

Nigerian military chiefs, politicians, and contractors are believed to have stolen more than N3.1 trillion through arms procurement contracts.

INVESTIGATION: When Generals Turn Bandits: Inside the massive corruption in Nigeria’s security contracting

Nigerian military chiefs, politicians, and contractors are believed to have stolen more than N3.1 trillion through arms security contracts.

Buhari appoints new SGF, sacks Babachir Lawal, NIA DG, Ayodele Oke

Messrs Lawal and Oke were accused of corruption.

U.S. President, Donald Trump

U.S. gives Russia 48 hours to close three missions

US ‘prepared to take further actions.’

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President Buhari

JUST IN: Buhari returns to Nigeria today – Presidency

The president is set to return after over 100 days in London for medical treatment.

NDDC reacts to corruption allegation, defends car purchases

The Niger Delta intervention agency denies corruption charge.

Housing: Nigerian govt to inject N500 billion in mortgage bank – Minister

The measure would help the bank to adequately cater for the rising mortgage finance needs of workers.

‘Africa LAMPS Awards’ to beam searchlight on continent

“Nigeria is not only about 419 or corruption, we have wonderful people.”

PDP Crisis: Ignore Sheriff on Edo primary election – Makarfi faction

“Senator Sheriff and his cohorts therefore lack the locus to take any decision on behalf of the Party.”

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Ike Ekweremadu

National Assembly will not support creation of grazing reserves – Ekweremadu

Mr. Ekweremadu says claims of a grazing reserve bill before the National Assembly is a “hoax”.

Police to deploy over 13,000 personnel for Abuja council elections

Personnel from neighbouring states will be drafted.

Ex-Borno Gov. Sheriff, accused of Boko Haram ties, emerges PDP chairman

Mr. Sheriff was selected by all organs of the party.

Supreme Court upholds Udom Emmanuel’s election as Akwa Ibom governor

Full details of the ruling would be provided on a February 15, the court said.

Don’t embark on industrial action, Kwara APC begs teachers

“We hereby appeal to leadership of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Kwara State to suspend its plan to embark on industrial action.”

PDP accuses Buhari of planning to borrow N5 billion daily in 2016

Mr. Metuh challenges the Federal Government to a public and open debate on the budget.

In Christmas message, Bishop Kukah condemns “embarrassing billions” in Nigerian Churches

Mr. Kukah says citizens must also share in the blame for Nigeria’s failures.