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After being brutalised, allegedly by soldiers, Baba Fryo seeks justice

Baba Fryo starred in the Nigerian music scene in the early 90s alongside the likes of Daddy Showkey and Mighty Mouse.

Hajj pilgrims

Hajj 2019: Nigeria signs agreement with three airlines

Three airlines have been approved by the Nigerian presidency for the operations.

Kidnappers of pastor, 14 church worshippers demand N30 million ransom

The worshipers were kidnapped from a church.

A convoy of FRSC Officials used to illustrate the story

Two FRSC officials kidnapped

Kidnapping for ransom is rampant across Nigeria including in Osun State.

Lai Mohammed is unable to provide any document on a coup plot

Coup Scare: No evidence document referenced by Nigerian military, SSS exists

Days after security agencies alerted Nigerians, the existence of both the document and its authors remains a mystery.

FEC Meeting

FEC approves nine projects for Abuja

The minister says he presented nine memoranda which are expected to provide infrastructure for the city, and all were approved.

Buhari meets Tinubu, Sultan in Makkah

Buhari meets Tinubu in Makkah

Mr Buhari is in the holy land to perform Umrah, the lesser Hajj.

National Assembly Complex

Ahead of inauguration, National Assembly introduces stringent conditions for journalists’ accreditation

The conditions are apparently aimed at reducing the number of journalists covering the parliament

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

NLC warns Ngige over NUPENG directive

The NLC said this was against Section 40 of the Trade Union (Amendment) Act 2005.

Rice Farmers Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

Nigeria’s real GDP grows marginally in first quarter of 2019, says NBS

Non-oil sector contributed over 90.86 percent to the GDP

Unity Bank

Alleged N7bn Excess Charges: Presidential panel to charge Unity Bank for alleged economic sabotage

The sum represents $15.5 million and N1.4 billion being excess and arbitrary charges on accounts of some agencies of government by the bank.

Nigeria Police officers

Police arrest 70 suspected kidnappers, recover weapons in Katsina — CP

The police said 43 AK 47 rifles, two Light Assault Rifles, 19 Dane guns, two pump action rifles, and two pistols were recovered from suspects

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

We are investigating Okorocha — EFCC

The EFCC says it is investigating “almost everybody”.

Solomon Ogbeide

Top Nigerian coach Solomon Ogbeide is dead

Ogbeide until his death was in charge of Lobi Stars of Markurdi who emerged as NPFL champions last season and represented Nigeria in the CAF Champions League.

Nigerians on the street going about their daily business. [Photo credit: Quartz]

Four Nigerians arrested for drug trafficking in India

Indian police said they recovered 40 grams of cocaine from the Nigerians

Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [Photo credit: Concise News]

House of Reps Speakership: Lawmaker steps down for Gbajabiamila

Mr Buba cites the zoning policy of the APC as the reason for his decision.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu. [Photo credit: Sabi-Sabi]

Court strikes out suit seeking to stop alleged planned removal of Saraki, Ekweremadu

The suit was filed last year during an alleged plot to remove Messrs Saraki and Ekweremadu.

Oil rig

Nigeria’s GDP growth slows as oil sector contracts

The Real GDP growth in the oil sector shrank by -2.40 per cent (year-on-year) in Q1 2019.

Presidential Inauguration: Nigerian govt reels out details of May 29, June 12 celebrations

This year will be the first time June 12 will be marked nationally as Democracy Day.

Laptops

Internet users hit 115.9 million in March – NCC

The breakdown revealed that Globacom gained the most, with 950,115 new internet users.

NDLEA decries incessant violent attacks on officers

The agency has lost no fewer than 200 of its personnel in the line of duty since inception.

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaking during the formal opening of the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections Result Collation Centre, in Abuja on Sunday (24/2/19). 01726/24/2/2019/BJO/NAN

2019 Elections: INEC withdraws 25 Certificates-of-Return

The withdrawals were in compliance with court orders

A Gavel used to illustrate the story

Oyo Governorship: Tribunal dismisses Adelabu, APC’s application to recount ballot papers

The tribunal fixed June 10 for the commencement of the hearing of the petition.

Naira Marley being brought to court

Naira Marley arraigned, remanded in prison

Fans and relatives of the popular upcoming pop artiste flooded the court premises.

Buhari appoints new Managing Director for FAAN

The appointment takes effect immediately.