AllAfrica News: Nigeria

  1. PIB, Jungle Justice Bill, Others Top Agenda As Senate Resumes Today
    [Leadership] Abuja -Passage of the three petroleum industry bills that are at the committee stage and social justice bills like the jungle justice bill are some of the salient issues the Senate will be addressing as it resumes from its over one month recess today.
  2. Arms Importers Plead Guilty, Opt for Plea Bargain
    [Leadership] Lagos -Two out of the five accused persons arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos over unlawful importation of 661 pump-action rifles into the country yesterday opted for a plea bargain arrangement with the federal government.
  3. APC Hits Back At Sagay, Says He's a 'Rogue Elephant'
    [Leadership] Abuja -The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday descended verbally on the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), saying he is a rogue elephant who has no respect for even the president.
  4. Govt Open to Divestment of 40 Percent Shares in Discos, Says Fashola
    [This Day] The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Monday stated that the federal government would be open to welcome new and tangible offers that would lead to it divesting its 40 per cent shares in the 11 electricity distribution companies (Disco) in the country.
  5. External Reserves Rise to 31-Month High At $32 Billion
    [Leadership] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) hinted yesterday that the nation's external reserves have risen to a 31-month high of $32 billion as at September 22, 2017.
  6. Military Invasion - Don't Keep Quiet in the Face of Intimidation, Igbo Elders Told
    [This Day] Awka -Former Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Prof Ilochi Okafor, has charged elders of Igbo land not to keep quiet in the face of brazen intimidation by the federal government against the people of the South-east.
  7. Former Ekiti First Lady Elected Into Stock Exchange Council
    [This Day] Former first lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Angela Adebayo, was Monday elected into the council of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) during the 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the body.
  8. You're the Rogue Elephant, APC Fires Back At Sagay
    [This Day] The All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday rebuked the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), describing him as lacking in decorum and respect for the party and President Muhammadu Buhari.
  9. Buhari Feeds Three Million School Kids
    [This Day] Over 19,000 schools and about three million pupils have so far been covered under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
  10. Presidency Consults Saraki, CJN in Expanded Pebec Meeting Today
    [This Day] Abuja -The presidency will today host the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, in an expanded meeting of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) in the State House, Abuja.
  11. Court Remands 60 IPOB Members in Prison
    [This Day] A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, on Monday remanded 60 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at the Afara Federal Prisons in Aba.
  12. Suspects Plead Guilty to Importing 661
    [This Day] Two out of the five men being prosecuted by the federal government for the unlawful importation of 661 pump-action rifles into the country have indicated their intention to enter into a plea bargain for a soft-landing.
  13. 2017 Budget - Govt Keeps Mum On Capital Releases
    [This Day] There are indications that the federal government may be having difficulties funding the capital component of the N7.44 trillion 2017 Budget as none of the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) could confirm to THISDAY as at Monday, the release of any capital vote to them, three months after the appropriation bill was assented to by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who was then acting president. The budget with a capital vote of N2.36 trillion, which was passed by the National Assembly on May 9, 2017, w
  14. Killers of Three Policemen Are Militants, Says Edo CP
    [This Day] Benin City -The Police Commissioner in Edo State, Mr. Haliru Gwandu, has described the killers of three police officers and the abductors of the Executive Director of Ogba Zoo and Nature Park, Dr. Andy Ehanire, as militants.
  15. Hip-Hop Twins, Peter and Paul Okoye, Finally Split
    [This Day] Nigerian hip-hop twins, Peter and Paul Okoye of the popular stage name P-Square, that dominated the Nigerian music industry for many years, have finally gone their separate ways.
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