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Olisa Metuh collapses in court

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, collapsed Monday morning as he was making his way to the dock for his resumed trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Taraba killings: Group lauds Nigerian Army board of inquiry over report

A pressure group of middle belt extraction, the Middle Belt Conscience Guard (MBCG), has commended the report recently released by the army board of enquiry set up to look into the allegation by Gen. TY Danjuma’s of soldiers collusion with armed militia in Taraba State.

Presidency: PDP kept EFCC, ICPC as toys in the past

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said though the PDP founded anti-corruption agencies of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), they had intended to keep them as toys or bulldogs which teeth had been removed.

Vice President Osinbajo urges Nigerians to do things differently to move nation forward

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to imbibe the principles of creativity, innovation and hard work for the development of the country.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar, Jerry Gana, others visit Senator Jonah Jang in prison

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have visited former Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Sen. Jonah Jang, in Jos prison, where he was remanded pending the determination on bail application.

Killings: Archbishop Martins leads Lagos Catholics on peaceful march May 22

Archbishop Adewale Martins will on Tuesday, May 22, lead Catholic faithful in the Lagos Metropolitan See on a peaceful march to protest persecution of the church and other killings in Nigeria by suspected Fulani herders and the Boko Haram terrorists.

Minister: Why Enugu-Onitsha road is still in tatters

The Minister of Work, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that the 15-kilometre Abakpa junction to 9th Mile corner, Ngwo has remained in a bad state because the previous contractor that handled the section of the road lacked expertise on how to execute the job and finally abandoned it.

Minister: Why President Buhari may not sign 2018 budget

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari might not assent to the 2018 budget recently raised to N9.1 trillion by the National Assembly, with additional N501 billion.

Courageous civilians foil suicide attack in Yobe mosque

The Nigerian Army said some courageous civilians on Sunday foiled a suicide bomb attack by a suspected female Boko Haram member on a mosque in Gashua, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe.

Nigerians in Ghanaian prison urge federal government to fast-tract MoU on transfer

Over 200 Nigerians inmates in Nsawan Medium Prison in Ghana have appealed to the Nigerian government to urgently fast-tract the process for the signing of Prison Transfer Agreement between Nigeria and Ghana to enable them complete their prison term in Nigeria.

Official: 100 Edo secondary school students trafficked to Libya in four months

No fewer than 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, have been trafficked to Libya in the last four months.

Federal government to float specialised bank to improve NDDC funding, projects

The Federal Government is set to float the Niger Delta Development Bank (NDDB) to ease project funding in the oil rich region. The bank is expected to come on stream before the end of December 2018.

UNICEF: 10.5 million out-of-school children statistics outdated

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has faulted statistics of 10.5 million children believed to be out of school in Nigeria.

Anglican Church asks federal government to tell Nigerians whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, parents

The Aba province of the Anglican Church, weekend asked the Federal Government to tell Nigerians the whereabouts of Eze Israel Kanu, father of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, his wife, Sally and the IPOB leader himself.

Governor Ambode: Lekki free zone Africa’s next investment destination

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday noted that the sustained flow of investments to the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) showed that the state’s free economic zone “is the next investment in Africa.”

CJN committee explains why corruption trials are slow

The Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) has adduced reasons why corruption trials in the country are very slow.

Amnesty Office: Federal government didn’t abandon 19 Nigerian students in Russia

The Federal Government has denied reports that about 19 postgraduate students of the People’s Friendship University of Russia who were granted scholarships by Presidential Amnesty Programme were abandoned.

Ex-President Obasanjo: My prison experience enriched me

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, says his incarceration by the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, was a sort of a blessing in disguise as it shaped his thought profoundly which aided his performance while he was the President of the country.

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Heavy police presence at venue of Ohanaeze summit

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Philippines concerned about Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

Philippines on Monday expressed “serious concerns’’ over the presence of China’s strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea.

World Cup: Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata misses out on Spain’s final 23-man squad

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has failed to make Spain's 23-man World Cup squad.

Ex-FUNAAB VC: I harbour no grudge against my traducers

A former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof. Olusola Oyewole, says he harboured no grudge against the staff of the institution who wrote frivolous petitions, which led to his arraignment in court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Prime Minister: Foreigners can now get 100% business ownership in UAE

The prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, says foreign investors can now get 100 percent ownership of businesses in the country.