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Confusion trails General Babangida’s statement on President Buhari

Former Nigerian head of state Ibrahim Babangida has allegedly disowned a press statement authored on his behalf by his spokesman Kassim Afegbua.

Awaiting the names of recipients of national honours

The process for the award of National Honours has begun. Hopefully the recipients will be known before April. It will be the first time President Muhammadu Buhari will bestow such honours on deserving Nigerians. Already candidates have been shortlisted. And I understand that further request has been sent to the President for final approval.

Ex-VP Alex Ekwueme’s health now in stable condition – family

The family of former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, on Monday night gave an update to the ailing health of the elder statesman saying he is now much better.

EFCC clears Onnoghen as CJN says he’s open to probe

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, said on Wednesday that he was not aware of his reported ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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Malabu scandal: Trial of nine Shell, Eni executives starts June 20

The trial of nine current and former executives or contractors from Italy’s Eni and British-Dutch giant Royal Dutch Shell, including ENI Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi, over a 1.3 billion dollars oil deal in Nigeria, will begin in Milan on June 20.

Lauretta Onochie: Governor Nyesom Wike is paranoid

President Muhammadu Buhari's aide, Lauretta Onochie, says the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, is paranoid.

China praises positive steps in US trade spat

Chinese state media on Monday praised a significant dialing back of trade tensions with Washington, saying Beijing had stood its ground.

Gary Cahill urges clarity over Antonio Conte’s Chelsea future

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has called for "the uncertainty to be put to bed" over the future of Antonio Conte, with the Italian widely expected to be on his way out of the club.

APC Congress: 36-member executive elected in Rivers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, in a rescheduled state congress on Monday in Port Harcourt, elected a 36-member executive through voice vote.