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Nigerians detained in South Africa not due to drugs – Union

The Nigerian Union in South Africa clarified, on Thursday, that the 14 Nigerians being held in detention in Rustenburg, South Africa, since last February were not being held for drug-related offences.

Another comedy of shame

Legislative rascality has a long, chequered history. Perhaps one of the most dramatic in the Senate in the last 18 years happened on the watch of Chuba Okadigbo, when former President Olusegun Obasanjo tried by means fair and foul to remove Okadigbo as president of the Senate.

FEC approves N68.6 billion for roads projects, N10.7 billion for rice mills

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa yesterday approved the sum of N68.6 billion for roads construction in the country.

FEC approves N68.6 billion for roads projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday approved the sum of N68.6 billion for roads construction in the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Igbo will benefit more in President Buhari’s ouster

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday asked the people of the South East geopolitical zone to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections “in their own interest.”

Alliance for Democracy suspends party leaders in six states

The National Working Committee of the Alliance for Democracy on Wednesday suspended the state party executives in Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Edo, Akwa-Ibom and Anambra states.

Federal government, AfDB to provide irrigation facilities in rural areas

The Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme Phase 1 (ATASP-1) of the African Development Bank and the Federal Government will collaborate to provide irrigation facilities, farm inputs and feeder roads in rural areas.

FADAMA GUYS: World Bank to disburse N8.6 billion to 5,916 Nigerian youths

The World Bank, through the FADAMA III Additional Financing (AFII) Programme, will soon disburse N8.6 billion to 5,916 youths across the country in the Graduate Unemployment Youths Support Scheme (FADAMA GUYS).

Hajj: Saudi Arabia threatens to stop Nigerian pilgrims over Lassa fever outbreak

Saudi Arabian authorities are threatening to block Nigerian pilgrims from attending this year’s Hajj exercise.

NYSC promises empowerment to curb unemployment

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra on Monday promised a bouquet of training and empowerment activities to new Corps members toward curbing the challenges of unemployment in the country.

2019: Ohanaeze women leader denies endorsing President Buhari

The leader of the Ohanaeze Women Organisation has denied claims reported in the media that she has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.

Emeka Anyaoku: Over 4,765 Nigerian doctors working in UK

Former Secretary-General to the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, yesterday said that over 4,765 Nigerian doctors are currently working in the United Kingdom, UK, and constitute 1.7 per cent of the total of the UK medical workforce.

Victor Oye: APGA will produce popular candidates in 2019 elections

Dr Victor Oye, Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), says the party will be guided by its constitution in determining who the party’s candidates in the 2019 general election will be.

Ex-Commonwealth chief tasks all levels of government to strengthen medical institutions

Former Secretary-General of Commonwealth Chief Emeka Anyaoku on Sunday underscored the need for government at all levels to strengthen medical institutions in their domains.

2019: CSO advises Festus Keyamo to avoid distractions

A Civil Society Organisation, Conscience Nigeria, has advised lawyer/human rights activist, Festus Keyamo, not to be distracted in his appointment as the Director, Strategic Communications for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 presidential campaign.

Police arrest three masqueraders in Anambra

The Anambra Police Command says it has arrested three masqueraders for allegedly disrupting a church programme on Friday night at Uke, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.

Promoters of #BBNaija housemate, Alex, intensify campaigns ahead of grand finale

The team promoting Alex, one of the five housemates shortlisted for the grand finale of the Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) show slated for Sunday, April 22, have continued to intensify campaigns for votes from her fans.

Flood kills eight-year-old girl in Onitsha

Flood in Onitsha, Anambra State, resulting from a heavy downpour on Friday swept away valuables belonging to residents and killing an eight-year-old girl.

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Borno APC: Senator Sheriff only ‘flying a kite’

The chairman of All Progressives Congress, Borno State chapter, Ali Dolori, has described alleged defection of former factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to the APC, as “a rumour.”

National Assembly invitation to President Buhari reflects mood of the nation – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday hailed the decision of the two chambers of the National Assembly (NASS) to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session over alleged constitutional violations.

Boko Haram fighters attack Maiduguri

Heavily armed Boko Haram fighters on Thursday attempted to storm Maiduguri, civilian militia said, in a rare urban incursion by the jihadists.

Kano civil servants endorse Governor Ganduje for second term

Kano State Civil Servants yesterday endorsed the second coming of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, saying that he has performed creditably well in transforming the State into a mega city, within three years of his administration.

NBBF signs sponsorship deal with Total

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has signed a sponsorship deal with Total E&P Nigeria.