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Buhari meets journalist he jailed 30 years ago

06 May 2015, 16:11

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, met with Tunde Thompson, one of the journalists jailed for violating Decree 4 in 1984, when he was a military Head of State.

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Minister denies granting waivers to rice importers

06 May 2015, 16:11

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, has denied granting duty waivers or recommending exceptions for rice importers, as had been speculated in some quarters.

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Soyinka denies insulting Igbo

06 May 2015, 15:05

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has denied describing Igbo as people who vote based on their stomach.

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Impeachment suit: Nyako knows fate May 11

06 May 2015, 15:05

A Federal High Court in Yola has fixed May 11 for judgment in a suit filed by a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, challenging his removal from office in July 2014.

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Soldier killed as military foil Boko Haram ambush

06 May 2015, 13:49

A soldier was killed while three others were injured when the troops of the Nigerian Army repelled an ambush by the Boko Haram insurgents.

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15 Katsina lawmakers move to impeach Shema

06 May 2015, 14:49

Fifteen members of Katsina State House of Assembly have threatened to commence impeachment proceedings against Gov. Ibrahim Shema.

Ex-Mint boss appeals extradition order

06 May 2015, 13:37

A former Managing Director of Nigeria Security Minting and Printing Company, Emmanuel Okoyomon, has appealed against the order of his extradition to the United Kingdom to face criminal charges.

Reps to consider PIB next week

06 May 2015, 13:37

Deputy Speaker House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, says the House will commence consideration of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) next week.

Lagos lawmakers urge strict enforcement on use of pedestrian bridges

06 May 2015, 12:34

The Lagos State House of Assembly has appealed to relevant security agencies in the state to enforce the use of pedestrian bridges to minimise deaths on highways.

Reps oppose fuel subsidy removal

06 May 2015, 11:30

The House of Representatives has kicked against calls for the total removal of subsidy on petroleum products.

Cops trained to reintergrate rescued women to society

06 May 2015, 09:31

The Force Gender Office of the Nigeria Police has conducted a capacity building training programme for Police Gender Desk Officers from the North East Commands.

Calabar elders meet Buhari, discuss restoration of oil wells

06 May 2015, 11:30

Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, on Tuesday led a delegation of Calabar elders to the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to discuss various issues including the loss of oil wells owned by Cross River.

Gov. Rochas blames poor economy for non-payment of workers' salary arrears

06 May 2015, 10:17

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has attributed the poor state of the nation’s economy for the non-payment salary arrears being owed government workers in some states of the federation.

Saraki donates N3.5m to victims of fight in Ilorin

06 May 2015, 10:17

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ecology and Environment, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday donated N3.5 million to heads of seven families whose residential buildings were burnt during the recent fracas in llorin.

Police nab 30 in Abuja

06 May 2015, 09:30

The Police in Abuja arrested no fewer than 30 suspects in connection with car snatching and petrol hawking between April 26 and May 2.

Police commit to empowering officers' widows

06 May 2015, 08:46

The Police Force is committed to the welfare of the families of officers slain in the line of duty, the Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, said.

71 year old cleric shot dead in Benin

06 May 2015, 08:46

Reverend David Memeh, a 71-year-old cleric, has met his demise at the hands of gunmen in the Oredo LGA of Edo State

Troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run

06 May 2015, 07:57

Nigerian troops who once fled from Boko Haram now have the militants on the run

Niger removes 4,000 Nigerian refugees from Lake Chad island

05 May 2015, 22:43

Niger has evacuated thousands of Nigerian refugees sheltering from Boko Haram fighters on Lake Chad's Karamga island, a military official said.

Legislators want Danjuma pardoned for "recalling"envoys

05 May 2015, 22:44

The Senate is planning to appeal to President Goodluck Jonathan to reinstate beleaguered Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Danjuna Sheni.

Nigeria's best airline awarded in Lagos

05 May 2015, 22:01

Dana Air has been adjudged the best airline in the country over the past year.

Abuja to rank among best 20 cities by 2020, says Akinjide

05 May 2015, 22:03

The Minister of State for the FCT, Mrs Olajumoke Akinjide, said in Abuja that the FCT Administration would make the territory one of the best 20 cities in the world by the year 2020.

Nigeria's military denies battling civilians

05 May 2015, 21:04

Nigeria's military is battling a dangerous tribal militia that could grow into a terrorist group in central Nigeria, but denies accusations its troops have killed dozens of civilians.

Late Kano monarch's defrauders in court

05 May 2015, 21:05

The bank employees that allegedly defrauded the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, are back in court to answer to the allegations.

Minister summoned over rice import duty evasion

05 May 2015, 19:58

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has been summoned by the House of Representatives over contempt in the ongoing investigation into an alleged rice import duty evasion by some importers in the country.

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