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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

I will pay any amount adopted as minimum wage – Gov. Ortom

The NLC and TUC have proposed a minimum wage of N30,000, vowing to shut down the country if the demand was not met.

Members of Islamic sect, shi'ite turning back after sighting Security men on Abuja-Zuba Expressway in Abuja on Monday (29/10/18). 05383/29/10/2018/Anthony Alabi/JAU/NAN

UPDATED: Many killed as Nigerian soldiers open fire on Shiite protesters in Abuja

A witness says at least 16 bodies were clustered on the main road and inner streets Karu, a major suburb of the nation’s capital.

High court

Abuja courts treat 25,488 cases in one year — Chief Judge

14, 186 cases are pending before the courts.

Unijos school gate used to illustrate the story.

UniJos lecturer gets PDP ticket for parliamentary election

“I have been a university lecturer for 25 years and cannot run away from teaching.”

A train used to illustrate the story

Crisis: Abuja-Kaduna train services suspended – Official

The train service was suspended on Friday because of the safety of the passengers, goods, coaches and wagons.

Razak Atunwa.

Activists demand probe of Kwara PDP governorship candidate’s NYSC certificate scandal

PREMIUM TIMES reported how Razak Atunwa forged his NYSC discharge certificate.

Nigerian Police on patrol

Police arrest 27 armed robbery, rape suspects in Plateau

The suspects were arrested between September and October.

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Police kill robbery suspects in Nasarawa

Other suspects escape with bullet injuries, adds the police spokesperson.

Abuja City Gate

FCT partners National Boundary Commission to ‘recover’ Abuja borders

An NBC official advises the Nasarawa government to stop granting development permits along the border corridor, pending the conclusion of work.

Nigerian Police on patrol

Police arrest suspected killer of beheaded officer

Mr Ishaya’s headless body was found around his duty post in September.


Ban on Okada, Tricycles in Abuja still in force – Police

The police ask the operators to restrict their operations to satellite towns.

Benue IDPs return home

The villagers were quartered in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), scattered through the state.

Lagos High court

College old students to protest rape to death of 13-year-old

“We can only describe such tendencies as animalistic, with special apologies to animals,” the protest planners say.

Nasarawa on map

2019: Nasarawa APC Reps candidate speaks on sexual harassment allegation

The candidate’s ex-employer also speaks on the allegations.


Hailstones fall in Abuja

Residents express joy at seeing the balls of irregular lumps of ice.

A 16-year-old girl, Hafsat Gambo

How I spent two days in custody of my abductors – Teenager

Hafsat Gambo was abducted from her home on October 10.

Abuja City Gate

Senate passes FCT University of Science and Technology Establishment Bill

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) earlier approved establishment of the university on April 15, 2017.

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

2019: Nasarawa APC NASS aspirants unite for party’s success

The aspirants met with the state governor on Thursday.

Jeremiah Useni

Plateau 2019: Controversy as Jeremiah Useni names different running mate

The PDP candidate denied a report on Wednesday naming a different person.

Benue State University

Reps urge NYSC to reverse suspension of Benue varsity

The lawmakers ask for mobilisation of prospective corps members for the Batch “C” scheme coming up next month

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story.

‘Dearth of funds frustrating family planning activities in Niger’

The official called for improved budgetary allocation and timely release of funds.

Benue State University

NYSC bans Benue varsity graduates from national service

The VC said the institution was shocked at the decision of the NYSC.

Jeremiah Useni, Chairman, ACF Board of Trustees

Plateau 2019: Jeremiah Useni picks PDP running mate

“The party, together with the flag bearer, decided to pick Shignugul from a list of nine nominees.”

Plateau state on map

Ban on public procession still in force – Plateau govt

The commissioner advised all aggrieved candidates to approach the tribunal rather than seeking self-help through protest.

Dino Melaye

Why we sent police officers to Dino Melaye’s house – Official

The command says it took the action in connection with the July 19 shooting of one of its operatives.