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Federal government secures release of another Nigeria arrested in Saudi Arabia

Two days after the release of Maryam Aliyu from prison, the Federal Government on Thursday secured release of another Nigerian, Ibrahim Abubakar, who was accused of drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia.
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NDLEA uncovers airport cartel planting hard drugs in passengers’ luggage

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered a cartel, which specialised in planting illicit drugs in travellers’ luggage.
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Experts: Delay in passing 2019 budget will cause inflation, affect GDP

Economic and financial experts have said delay in passing the 2019 budget will cause inflation and also affect the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

2019: Fulani herdsmen vow to remove Samuel Ortom

The Fulani Nationality Movement, FUNAM, an umbrella organization of herdsmen, has vowed to mobilize its members across the country to unseat Governor Samuel Ortom in the coming 2019 general election.

Governor Abubakar appoints 18 new Perm Secs

The Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, has approved the appointment of 18 new Permanent Secretaries into the Bauchi State Civil Service with immediate effect.

New bride attacks husband with razor blade

A newly-wedded bride in Sokoto, Shafa Muhammad, 28, has attacked her husband with a razor blade and injured him on the head.

Borno Gov. Shettima appoints new head of service

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, on Friday, appointed Yerima Sale as the new head of the state’s civil service.

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Shareholders condemn SEC’s suspension of Oando annual general meeting

The Pramatic Shareholders Association of Nigeria (PSAN) has condemned the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) suspension of the 42rd Annual General Meeting of Oando Plc which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Senator Ndume: Senate president election was free, fair

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC-Borno) on Tuesday, described the conduct of the senate president election for the 9th National Assembly as ”free and fair.”

Court remands four suspects in Ilorin prison over alleged murder

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of four men at the Oke-Kura Prison, Ilorin, for the alleged murder one Isiaka Sikiru.

Nigeria’s Pelfaco signs oil production sharing deal with Congo Republic

Nigerian private oil and gas company Pelfaco signed a production sharing deal with Congo Republic’s state energy firm on a 32-million barrel oil field on Tuesday, Congo’s oil ministry said.
Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says the national assembly will not become President Muhammadu Buhari’s “rubber stamp” if he is elected senate president.

President Buhari congratulates new National Assembly presiding officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated heartily the newly elected presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly.