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N800 billion subsidy debt: Banks take over assets of oil marketers

For their inability to service their huge debts, Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) have taken over the assets of some defaulting oil marketers.

Senate mandates committees to probe Abia pipeline explosion

Worried by the incident that claimed the lives of over 250 in Abia state, the Senate, yesterday, mandated its committees on Police Affairs and Downstream Petroleum to investigate the remote and immediate cause of the incident.
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President Museveni’s address to Ugandans postponed

President Yoweri Museveni’s address to the nation on the current uneasy political situation in Uganda which was scheduled for today has been postponed to Sunday.

Police: IGP Ibrahim Idris was invited to brief Senate on Senator Melaye

The Nigeria Police Force has insisted that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris was invited to brief them on Senator Dino Melaye and not because of the security concerns in the country.

Ibrahim Idris: I owe Senate no apology

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said the Force does not owe any individual or group any apology in discharging its duties.

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Supreme Court dismisses suit challenging Borno governor’s nomination

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by Idris Mamman-Gatumbwa challenging the nomination of Governor Babagana Zulum by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as its governorship candidate for the 2019 general elections.

Federal government raises alarm over new cassava brown streak disease

The Federal Government has raised an alarm over a recent virile disease, Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD), ravaging East and Central Africa now making its way to West Africa.

Cleric seeks end to 40 years marriage over sex denial after eight children

An Islamic cleric Ganiyu Salami, on Thursday approached an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to end his 40 years marriage to Halimatu, for allegedly denying him sex and threatening his life.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

IMN kicks as court adjourns Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s bail hearing

Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

CSOs give Governor Ayade 60 days to conduct council polls

A coalition of Civil Societies Organisations (CSOs) in Cross River, have given Governor Ben Ayade 60 days to conduct local government election in the state.