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There was no parallel congress in Lagos - APC chieftain

There was no parallel congress in Lagos - APC chieftain

There was no parallel congress in Lagos - APC chieftain
Take note: These cities will experience cloudy skies, rain on Sunday, May 20

Take note: These cities will experience cloudy skies, rain on Sunday, May 20

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja has predicted cloudy morning conditions over the central states on Sunday, May 20, with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over Jos and Yola.

Take note: These cities will experience cloudy skies, rain on Sunday, May 20
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says N-Power graduate skills acquisition programme will be expanded

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says N-Power graduate skills acquisition programme will be expanded

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the N-Power graduate skills acquisition programme will be expanded and made better to benefit more Nigerian youths. Osinbajo made the disclosure on Friday during a visit to Abia state.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says N-Power graduate skills acquisition programme will be expanded
Good news as Nigeria emerges chairman of 19-member anti-corruption group

Good news as Nigeria emerges chairman of 19-member anti-corruption group

Nigeria, represented by the anti graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been appointed the new chairman of heads of anti-corruption agencies in commonwealth Africa, comprising 19 countries.

Good news as Nigeria emerges chairman of 19-member anti-corruption group
Abebe, Obasanjo’s father-in-law buried amid tributes

Abebe, Obasanjo’s father-in-law buried amid tributes

The father-in-law of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr Christopher Abebe, was on Friday, May 18, buried in his hometown, Iruekpen, in Esan west local government area of Edo. Late Abebe, who died on March 22 at the age 99.

Abebe, Obasanjo’s father-in-law buried amid tributes
Congo at 'very high' risk as Ebola strikes major city - WHO

Congo at 'very high' risk as Ebola strikes major city - WHO

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday, May 18, in Geneva, the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo poses a greater danger to the Central African country and the region than previously assumed.

Congo at 'very high' risk as Ebola strikes major city - WHO
‘Are you back?’ - Buhari asks IGP as they observe Juma’at prayer

‘Are you back?’ - Buhari asks IGP as they observe Juma’at prayer

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris and Gov. Nasir El-Rufai were among the hundreds of Muslim faithful that joined President Muhammadu Buhari to observe the 2-raka’at Friday prayer at the Aso Rock Mosque, Abuja.

‘Are you back?’ - Buhari asks IGP as they observe Juma’at prayer
Taraba Killings: Army says Danjuma’s allegations baseless

Finally, Army dismisses TY Danjuma's allegation, calls it baseless

Nigerian Army on Friday, May 18, said allegations against it by retired Gen. T.Y Danjuma that it colluded with militia in Taraba and refused to protect the people were untrue. Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Buratai made this known.

Finally, Army dismisses TY Danjuma's allegation, calls it baseless
Naira depreciates to N363/$ at parallel market

Naira depreciates to N363/$ at parallel market

The Naira has depreciated against the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos. The Nigerian currency lost one point to exchange at N363, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N496 and N429, respectively.

Naira depreciates to N363/$ at parallel market
Ebola case jumps to 14 in DR Congo - Health ministry

Ebola case jumps to 14 in DR Congo - Health ministry

The health ministry in Congo has confirmed that the Ebola case in the country has risen from three to 14. It said one person has been confirmed dead from the virus, but 25 people are suspected to have died from it.

Ebola case jumps to 14 in DR Congo - Health ministry
US government calls Buhari as secretary of state reaffirms relationship between Nigeria and his country

US government calls Buhari as secretary of state reaffirms relationship between Nigeria and his country

Days after his return from the United States, secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has called President Muhamadu Buhari and reaffirmed the longstanding relationship between his country and Nigeria, the department of state has said.

US government calls Buhari as secretary of state reaffirms relationship between Nigeria and his country
My colleagues and I will decide on next line of action - Governor Yari questions NNPC’s payment of N800bn for subsidy

My colleagues and I will decide on next line of action - Governor Yari questions NNPC’s payment of N800bn for subsidy

The chairman of Governors’ Forum, Abdulazeez Yari of Zamfara, says the National Economic Council (NEC) will soon take a decision on whether to allow the continuation of payment of petroleum subsidy by NNPC or not.

My colleagues and I will decide on next line of action - Governor Yari questions NNPC’s payment of N800bn for subsidy
Dangote visits Babangida, holds closed-door meeting with former president

Dangote visits Babangida, holds closed-door meeting with former president

Africa’s richest man and president of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, on Thursday, May 17, visited former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, at his Hilltop Mansion in Minna, the state capital and both held a closed-door meeting.

Dangote visits Babangida, holds closed-door meeting with former president
6 resolutions reached by Kano lawmakers as they settle differences amid impeachment threat

Impeachment: Aggrieved Kano lawmakers sheath sword

The spokesperson for the aggrieved legislators and former Speaker of the House, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum, announced the decision of the members while addressing a news conference in Kano on Wednesday, May 16, night.

Impeachment: Aggrieved Kano lawmakers sheath sword
Obese people put on notice as WHO says they are more likely to smoke, gives details

Obese people put on notice as WHO says they are more likely to smoke, gives details

A new research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking, WHO scientists said. They said around 70 genes have been identified for the first time that explains this.

Obese people put on notice as WHO says they are more likely to smoke, gives details
Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians are increasing at an alarming rate - FG cries out, calls for review of ‘Early Warning Signal’

Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians are increasing at an alarming rate - FG cries out, calls for review of ‘Early Warning Signal’

The presidency on Wednesday, May 16, called for an urgent review of the Early Warning Signal (EWS) put in place by Nigeria and South Africa in 2017. The presidency noted that xenophobic attacks are increasing, not decreasing.

Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians are increasing at an alarming rate - FG cries out, calls for review of ‘Early Warning Signal’
Fear as new ‘child-killing virus’ surfaces, govt releases details of symptoms

Fear as new ‘child-killing virus’ surfaces, govt releases details of symptoms

Sri Lanka’s health officials on Thursday, May 17, warned that a new virus affecting children was spreading in the island’s south, and five deaths had already been reported. Symptoms include high fever, coughing.

Fear as new ‘child-killing virus’ surfaces, govt releases details of symptoms
Dangote Plc manager killed by unknown gunmen; govt reacts

Dangote Plc manager killed by unknown gunmen; govt reacts

Unidentified gunmen killed the manager of a plant owned by Nigeria’s Dangote Industries Limited in Ethiopia on Wednesday, May 16, after he was attacked in the restive Oromiya region while returning to the capital from the factory.

Dangote Plc manager killed by unknown gunmen; govt reacts
Nigeria's population will increase by 189m between 2018 -2050, replace US in popularity by 2050 - UN reports

Nigeria's population will increase by 189m between 2018 -2050, replace US in popularity by 2050 - UN reports

The United Nations (UN)'s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has said that Nigeria's population will increase by 189 million between 2018 and 2050. DESA also said Nigeria will replace America in popularity by 2050.

Nigeria's population will increase by 189m between 2018 -2050, replace US in popularity by 2050 - UN reports
Nigeria orders DPR to close filling stations situated 10km to borders

Nigeria orders DPR to close filling stations situated 10km to borders

A sub-committee of the National Economic Council (NEC) on Remittance to Federation Account on Wednesday, May 16, in Abuja directed that filling stations situated 10 kilometres to the borders be closed down immediately.

Nigeria orders DPR to close filling stations situated 10km to borders
FEC approves $995 million, N15.4 billion for 2 road projects

FEC approves $995 million, N15.4 billion for 2 road projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa approved 995 million dollars for the reconstruction of the phase II of Abuja - Keffi - Akwanga - Lafia - Makurdi road.

FEC approves $995 million, N15.4 billion for 2 road projects
The return of Ekiti into the fold of progressive states is important - President Buhari

The return of Ekiti into the fold of progressive states is important - President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged South West caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to bring back Ekiti into the fold of progressive states. The president gave the charge during a dinner meeting.

The return of Ekiti into the fold of progressive states is important - President Buhari
No minimum wage, oil subsidy in 2018 budget - Lawmaker

No minimum wage, oil subsidy in 2018 budget - Lawmaker

The chairman, Senate committee on appropriation, Danjuma Goje, on Wednesday, April 5, in Abuja said that no provision was made in the 2018 Budget for any increase in minimum wage and oil subsidy during the year.

No minimum wage, oil subsidy in 2018 budget - Lawmaker
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