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President Muhammdu Buhari on Monday received a delegation from President Cyril Ramaphosa at the presidential villa in Abuja. The Nigerian leader had earlier sent a special envoy to his South African counterpart over the attacks on Nigerians. Jeff Radebe, who led the team, tendered an apology to Nigeria on behalf of the government and people of South Africa.

President Buhari receives South African envoy at Aso Rock — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received a delegation from President Cyril Ramaphosa at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Tanko Yakasai: Lawan Dambazau an exceptional politician

An elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has described the late political icon, Malam Lawan Dambazau, as an exceptional politician who dedicated his life to the emancipation of the downtrodden.

Federal government reiterates commitment to work with California national guard

The Federal Government has reiterated its willingness to continue to collaborate with the California National Guard in the provision of internal security for Nigerians.
Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola: Our achievements’ll erase opposition to APC in Osun

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has reiterated the administration’s commitment to stimulate the economy of the state and bring about development that will make it difficult for opposition parties to contest future elections.

IGP: Special patrol vehicles on highways soon

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday unfolded new security initiatives aimed at tackling crimes nationwide.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has directed officials of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to exploit every capacity within the service to ensure issuance of international passports to genuine and qualified applicants within 48 hours.

Minister directs NIS to issue passport within 48 hours

Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has directed officials of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to exploit every capacity within the service to ensure issuance of international passports to genuine and qualified applicants within 48 hours.

Nigerian government slashes visa charges payable by US citizens

Jolted by the recent decision by the United States of America to hike visa charges payable across the board by Nigerian national, citing reciprocity policy, the Ministry of Interior has slashed its visa charges for US citizens.
Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola and wife, Sherifat Aregbesola

Security expert tasks interior minister on internal security

Alhaji Rilwan Hussein, a security expert, has called on the new Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, to ensure a rearrangement of the nation’s internal security architecture through community policing.

Group tasks interior minister to initiate policies to end banditry, kidnapping

As the newly inaugurated ministers assume their various offices, Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, has been called upon to initiate sound policies that would bring an end to banditry, kidnappings and criminal activities ravaging many parts of the country.

Interior minister tasks NSCDC on intelligence gathering

The newly appointed Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has called the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), to strengthen its capacity on intelligence gathering.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari’s ministers and portfolios — full list

President Buhari’s ministers and portfolios — full list
Sudanese protesters in the capital Khartoum, rallying against the paramilitaries’ impunity after the killing of four high school students in central Sudan. Ashraf Shazly-AFP-Getty Images

Jubilation in Sudan as agreement to hand over power to the people is set...

The ruling military and leaders of the protest in Sudan must seal on Saturday a historic agreement paving the way for a transfer of power to civilians, which the population hopes will bring them more freedom and a better life.
Abba Moro

Benue senator decries impact of poverty on Nigeria’s politics

Senator Abba Moro says the country’s political system works in a “very anti-development way’’, citing poverty as one of the culprits.

No jailbreak recorded in last one year – Prisons chief

The Controller General, Nigerian Prisons Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, says the service has not recorded jailbreaks in the country’s prisons in the last one year.

Federal government declares May 29 public holiday

The federal government has declared Wednesday, May 29, as work-free day to mark the 2019 presidential inauguration.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Governor-elect Ihedioha: I’ll say a lot on May 29

Imo State Governor-elect Emeka Ihedioha, yesterday, pleaded with the people of the state to wait until May 29 when he will speak to them.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

President Buhari restates commitment to economy, security

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja restated the commitment of his administration to revitalise the nation’s economy, tackle insecurity and eliminate corruption.

President Buhari, ministers in valedictory FEC session today

President Muhammadu Buhari will preside over the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, exactly a week before his inauguration for another four-year tenure.

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Nigerian who died in UK detention centre was denied medical attention – brother

A Nigerian man, Oscar Okwurime, 34, who died in his cell at the Harmondsworth removal centre in London had told the authorities at the centre that he was feeling unwell but he was not provided with medical attention, says latest report.
Fulani elders have distanced themselves from Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore president, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, for attacking All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over 2023 presidency.

Asiwaju Tinubu bags African democracy award

The National Stalwart of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has won African Democracy Award for his efforts to grow democracy and good governance on the continent.

PDP youth group confirms Emeka Kalu as national director

In its bid to reposition the party and return it to the winning trail, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership has confirmed Dr. Emeka C. Kalu, as National Director, Special Duties of Peoples Democratic Party Youth Alliance (PDPYA).
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Attempt to deny Governor Obaseki ticket will kill APC in Edo – chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo State, Charles Idahosa, has warned that any attempt to push Governor Godwin Obaseki out of APC or deny him governorship ticket in the 2020 election will be the end of APC in the State.
Smoke billowing after a fire at a Saudi Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. VIDEOS OBTAINED BY REUTERS-REUTERS

Drone attack: Saudi to resume full oil production by month’s end

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Abdulaziz bin Salman said that half of the crude oil production that was disrupted due to the weekend attack on Aramco’s oil facilities had been restored.