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Buhari addresses Nigerian workers, pledges to tackle socio-economic ills

“I make no excuses, for this government of the APC is determined to tackle the socio-economic ills head-long.”

Workers’ Day 2016: Nigerian Government must fulfill its primary purpose —ActionAid

“…the country is ailing and many citizens have the impression that the Government of the day has not got its priorities right.”

Aero Contractors sacks over 100 contract staff

AERO denies sacking any of its staff.

Buhari condemns increased risk to journalists

The president, represented by Information Minister Lai Mohammed, speaks at the opening of the Congress of the Federation of African Journalists.

Union Bank floats savings scheme to support 11 northern states

The scheme will help the common man save at least N1, 000 per month.

Nigerian Army

Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram not owed salaries – Army

The military describes media reports of disquiet among soldiers over pay as “mischievous”.

​​Nursing mother, 2 others arraigned for ‘stealing​’ N3.7​ ​m​illion​ de​ceased worker’s benefits

The accused opened a bank account in the name of the deceased retiree and ​​diverted money into it.

#Petrol Scarcity: Five amazing tips to make your car consume less fuel

PREMIUM TIMES reviews vehicle manuals and comes up with essential tips.

Bukola Saraki

​Saraki pleads ‘not guilty’ to amended corruption charges

The Code of Conduct Bureau filed three more charges against Mr. Saraki.

Nigeria declares Monday public holiday

The holiday is to mark Workers’ Day.

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

Abacha loot: World Bank wants more time on SERAP’s request

SERAP wants to know how the recovered money was spent.

FRSC plans stakeholders’ meeting to enlighten Nigerians about tyre dangers

The road safety agency says it remains committed to promoting programmes enhancing safety.

Senate asks INEC to conduct bye-elections in 6 districts

The six vacant seats are in Anambra (1), Imo (1), Kogi (1) and Rivers (3).

A prison cell used to illustrate the story

How we keep male personnel from female prisoners – Nigeria Prisons

The prisons service denies a U.S. report accusing its personnel of raping female inmates.

Veteran journalist, Olu Akerele, loses mother

Mr. Akerele says his late mother encouraged him when he joined MKO Abiola to fight for the presidential mandate Nigerians freely gave to the business mogul.

Nigeria yet to implement tobacco law — Group

Nigeria’s Tobacco Control bill was passed in May 2015, and signed into law same month by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Danladi Umar, the Chairman of the tribunal

Tribunal warns against posting clips of its proceeding on social media

The tribunal will consider live telecast of the Saraki trial.

Fleeing Boko Haram militants planting mines on farmland – Nigerian military

The military said the act was part of the final activities of the insurgents who have been largely contained.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

Retired judges drag Governor Mimiko to court over unpaid pensions

The judges say all efforts to get the governor to pay them their entitlements have so far failed.

University of Ibadan (UI)

University of Ibadan shut over students protest,  as crises spread in Nigerian varsities 

More and more universities are being closed down following students unrest.

About 70% of Nigeria’s iron ore deposit unproven – Osinbajo

The government is committed to making Nigeria a net exporter of steel

Ban Ki Moon appoints Nigerian to lead UN investigation in South Sudan

Bashua served at senior levels in Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Sudan.

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Bayelsa governor’s ex-aide arrested for offering bribe to EFCC

Mr. Don- Evarada offered the bribe ostensibly to compromise the EFCC investigation.

​Groups storm NASS, demand Saraki’s resignation

Another group also protested at the assembly asking Mr. Saraki to stay.

Synagogue Collapse: Again, Lagos Court orders engineers kept in prison

The court will give a definite ruling on bail application on May 3.