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Lawan, Gbajabiamila meet minister over ex-legislative aides’ severance pay

Mr Lawan said the essence was to ensure the payment of severance allowances for legislative aides who worked between 2015 and 2019.

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Security guard charged with negligence after theft at facility

The security guard was remanded in prison.

Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

Onnoghen: Supreme Court strikes out referral appeal

The referral appeal filed by Samuel Nwawka was struck out by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, who led five justices.


Bank worker, wife arrested over alleged $1.49 million money laundering

EFCC said the couple allegedly laundered $1.49 million through the wife’s bank account in Nigeria.

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Church protocol officer arrested for blackmailing girls with nude photos

The suspect, Victor Duru, a Madonna University drop out, was arrested in Surulere on Thursday.

Customs intercept bags of foreign rice

Price of rice will soon drop across Nigeria – Gov. Bagudu

“The bumper harvest the rice farmers have recorded this rainy season will bring down the price…”

NiMet predicts weather across Nigeria

NiMet predicts Monday’s weather across Nigeria

“For central states, partly cloudy to sunny conditions are expected over the region.”

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Nigerian appointed oil and gas supervisor by California governor

The division prioritises protecting the public and the environment in its oversight of the oil, natural gas and geothermal industries.

ICPC Operatives

ICPC arrests two officials over SIP fraud

The arrest was the outcome of a recently launched collaboration between the National Social Investment Office (NSIO) and ICPC.

Activist dismisses Jibrin’s demand for apology, N3 billion damage

Mr Jibrin, a former lawmaker, had accused the activist of making false allegations.

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Police arrest fake doctor, shutdown clinic

“According to first intelligence report, Adamu is a patient medicine operator but suddenly turned a three-bedroom house to a clinic…”

Nigerian senate chambers where senators attend plenary

Senate Last Week: Budget defence continues behind closed doors

The Senate also urged the University of Maiduguri to reverse its fee hike.

Nigerian journalists in an interview session[Photo: The Standard]

250 journalists jailed worldwide in 2018 – U.S.

“In far too many places around the world, journalists are killed, tortured, jailed, and harassed.”

The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries. Wikimedia Commons

Border closure: Chemical companies threatening to downsize workers, says Union leader

The busy Seme and Idiroko borders, which separate the country and the neighbouring Republic of Benin, was closed in August.

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Police to deploy 69,282 personnel for Kogi, Bayelsa governorship polls

The police say 31,041 personnel will cover the election in Bayelsa while 35,000 others will be deployed in Kogi.

Nigerian Union of Journalists

NUJ rejects FG’s plan to regulate social media

The union says the attempt to regulate the social media could easily lead to gagging the media in its entirety.

Former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi in Shock

Court of Appeal dismisses Ajimobi’s petition against Balogun

Justice Haruna Tsammani, dismissed Mr Ajimobi’s petition for lacking in merit.

Abubakar Malami

Lawyer accuses judge of bias in case against AGF Malami

The lawyer says the judge would not approach the hearing of the motions with an open mind “as her mind is already made up.”

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14.4 million Nigerians engaged in illicit drug use – Pharmaceutical Council

An official says the World Drug Report 2019 put drug use prevalence in Nigeria at 14.4 per cent, “represening 14.4 million Nigerians aged 15 to 64 years”.

Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine [Photo Credit: Independent Newspapers Nigeria]

Auditors-General: How absence of enabling law is impeding our work

An official said having an Audit Act will guarantee them administrative and financial autonomy.

Gidado Yushau, Editor NewsDigest and Adebowale Adekoya, a Professional Webmaster in Police Station after their arrest on an investigative report

Police release detained Nigerian journalist, webmaster

The two media workers were released on bail by the police.

A polling centre during the 2019 general elections

INEC to create additional polling units, adjust constituencies nationwide

There are 119,973 polling units and 57,023 voting points nationwide.

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman on the sidelines of the Future Investment Initiative (#FII2019) in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Buhari, Saudi Crown Prince agree to establish Nigeria – Saudi Council

The Council would promote investments and enhance relations between the two countries.

Jide Omokore

Omokore: Court rules on admissibility of defendants’ evidence November 25

The sum is alleged to proceeds of petroleum products belonging to the federal government.

Nigerian govt launches ‘gender policy on agriculture’

The official said it is time for women to be prominent in the agricultural sector.