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There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey.

Key takeaways from President Buhari’s visit to South Africa

There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

NEC approves N100 billion for national livestock plan

The National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday resolved to pump N100 billion into the National Livestock Transformation Plan.
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

Nigeria’s Tijjani Bande takes over as UNGA president

Maria Espinosa, the President of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Monday handed over to Nigeria’s Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who will lead the 74th session of the assembly in the next one year.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Special Envoy to Nigeria, Jeff Radebe, conveyed the apology when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

Xenophobia: South African special envoy meets President Buhari, apologises to Nigerians

South African Government on Monday formally apologised to Nigerians and the Nigerian Government over recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals including Nigerians in that country.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: We’ll spare nobody in $9.6 billion P&ID failed deal

Malami told journalists in Abuja that although security agencies had interrogated many prominent personalities in connection with the $9.6 billion awarded against Nigeria by a United Kingdom court, many more would soon be invited for questioning in order to get to the root of the matter.
Clayson Monyela

South Africa: Nigeria overreacted to recent xenophobic attacks – official

Clayson Monyela, spokesman of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in South Africa, says Nigeria overreacted to the recent xenophobic attack in the country.

YouTube ‘creators’ fret over impact of new child protection rules

Samuel Rader quit his job three years ago to work full time on his YouTube channel, “Sam and Nia,” featuring videos of his family life.

President Buhari to attend ECOWAS summit on counter-terrorism

Given the growing threat of terrorism in the sub-region, President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Saturday to attend the one-day ECOWAS Heads of State and Government Extraordinary Summit on Counter-Terrorism, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Xenophobia: First batch of 320 Nigerians to return on Wednesday – envoy

The Consul General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, has said that the first batch of the Nigerian returnees from South Africa would depart South Africa for Lagos on Wednesday.
Tension heightened on Sunday in the Johannesburg Central Business District in South Africa following fresh protests by a group which has been demanding that foreigners leave the country.

Xenophobia: South Africans plan ambush for returning Nigerians

Some Nigerians in South Africa yesterday raised alarm that foreigners will be target of attacks today in different parts of the country.

Federal government delegation condoles with NIA chief over sister’s demise

A federal government delegation was in Katsina State on Saturday to condole with a prominent son of the state, Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar, the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA) following the death of his sister, Hajiya Fatima Aliyu.

Housing deficit: National Assembly assures on implementable laws

Hon. Gideon Luka, Minority Whip, House of Representative has promised to formulate implementable laws to address housing deficit in the country.

FBI burst: Nigeria to repatriate funds stolen by fraudsters – NFIU

The Federal Government has begun the process of repatriating funds allegedly stolen by Nigerian fraudsters from individuals and corporate organisations in the United States of America and other parts of Europe.

$9.6 billion judgment debts: Federal government links contract to ex-president’s administration

The Federal Government has linked the contract which led to a judgement debt of $9.6billion (N3.5trillion) to the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

How to spot fake vehicle insurance certificates

The menace of fake motor insurance certificates has become a major concern for all stakeholders in Nigeria’s insurance sector considering that over seven million vehicles ply public roads with invalid insurance papers.
President Muhammadu Buhari may have jettisoned the stringent conditions prescribed by the Kaduna State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai before the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, could travel for treatment abroad.

President Buhari ignores Kaduna government’s conditions for Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s treatment

High-level indications have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari may have jettisoned the stringent conditions prescribed by the Kaduna State government under Governor Nasir El-rufai before the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and wife could travel for treatment abroad.
President Muhammadu Buhari may have jettisoned the stringent conditions prescribed by the Kaduna State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai before the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, could travel for treatment abroad.

Shiite leader Ibraheem El-Zakzaky travels to India for treatment

President Muhammadu Buhari may have jettisoned the stringent conditions prescribed by the Kaduna State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai before the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, could travel for treatment abroad.

Court restrains ARCON from conducting qualifying professional exams

A High Court in Abuja has restrained Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) from conducting and/or purporting to conduct any Qualifying Professional Examinations (QPE) by whatsoever name or form for the registration of architects in Nigeria.

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Gunmen kill policeman, injure school principal in Edo

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