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Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Nigerian govt sells stake in security printing firm to CBN for N17 billion

The government will retain only 10.1 per cent equity, after divesting 21 per cent.

Shell

Malabu Scandal: Shell, Eni await fate as Italian court rules on $1.1 billion ‘bribe’

Shell and Eni paid the money through the Nigerian government to controversial businessmen.

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Kidnapped Kaduna lecturers freed

Both the police and the college confirm the release.

President Buhari, at the APC Mega Rally in Osun [photo: Punch Newspapers]

Buhari To Osun Voters: Keep corrupt, selfish leaders out of government by voting APC

Osun must continue on the path of progress. Osun must not allow the dark days to return,” says the president

Klopp and Tuchel

Liverpool v PSG (LIVE UPDATES): History-laden Reds welcome Cash-rich Paris

Both have started their league seasons with perfect records.

Nigeria Police

Police confirm killing of four in Plateau

The police say they are investigating the crime.

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Three lecturers kidnapped in Kaduna

One of the victims was the head of the institution’s dental school.

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2019: Nigerian judges get new directive that could alter political cases

The Nigerian judiciary also enters a new legal year.

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 17: Microsoft founder Bill Gates speaks during a book presentation at the 53rd Munich Security Conference at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany, on Februrary 16, 2017. The annual event brings together government representatives and security experts from across the globe. Andreas Gebert / Anadolu Agency | Keine Weitergabe an Wiederverkäufer.

Bill Gates restates investment in human capital as way out of poverty for Nigeria, others

Mr Gates made a similar call during his visit to Nigeria in March.

UN, Amnesty International, ICRC condemn Boko Haram’s killing of abducted midwife

The agencies ask Boko Haram to release the remaining two aid workers.

Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram threatens to harm Leah Sharibu, Presidency says; condemns killing of Red Cross staff

The Red Cross earlier condemned the murder of the staff.

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Gunmen kill woman, two others in fresh Plateau attack

The killings occurred two days after two persons were killed in an attack in the same area.

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Nigeria declares national disaster as floods kill over 100

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency warns that Rivers Benue and Niger have almost reached levels that resulted in deadly flooding in 2012.

PRESIDENT BUHARI SACKS SGF BABACHIR LAWAL

Why Buhari deserves re-election — Disgraced ex-SGF Lawal

Mr Lawal says he has made money since leaving office for alleged corruption.

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

CBN goes tough on Nigerian banks, announces fines for failed transaction reversals, others

The Central Bank sent a circular to banks with a date of commencement of the fines.

Jones Abiri

UPDATED: Court strikes out suit against journalist Jones Abiri

Mr Abiri had been detained by the State Security Service (SSS) for two years without trial.

APC Governors

APC governor’s convoy attacked by angry party members

Governor condemns attack on his convoy, urges supporters not to revenge.

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed. [Photo credit: Guardian Nigeria]

PROFILE: Zainab Ahmed: The official overseeing Nigeria’s finance ministry

She was born on June 16, 1960, and was the immediate past executive secretary of NEITI.

Boko Haram

Nigerian soldiers repel Boko Haram ambush – Official

The army said the ambush occurred “along Maiduguri Bama Axis.”

Fayose

EFCC, Customs place Fayose on watch list

The Ekiti governor, whose tenure expires next month, fires back on Sunday evening, insisting he won’t flee Nigeria to avoid corruption prosecution.

Tukur Buratai

Buratai speaks on recent Boko Haram attacks on army formations

The army chief says the attacks do not signify a resurgence in Boko Haram.

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: adelove.com)

Adeosun’s resignation shows honour, integrity, APC says

Kemi Adeosun resigned over 60 days after the scandal was exposed.

Timothy Owoeye, an Osun State lawmaker. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official facebook page of Timothy Owoeye]

Police speak on Osun lawmaker caught bathing in market square

Timothy Owoeye, the Majority Leader of Osun State House of Assembly, was a victim of ritual fraudsters, the police said.

A new born baby used to illustrate the story [photo: CNS News ]

SPECIAL REPORT: Why preventable Neonatal Tetanus continues to kill newborns in Nigeria

A World Health Organisation report listed Nigeria as one of only 18 countries yet to eliminate the child killer disease.

Tinubu’s ‘rift’ with Ambode, Dogara’s ‘defection’, Adeosun’s resignation, others top politics last week

The Rivers State Governor also made huge allegations against the APC.