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Senate Promise To Protect Human Rights

Senate President, Bukola Saraki made the pledge at the ongoing 135th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, Switzerland themed “Human rights abuses as precursors of conflict: Parliaments as early responders.”
trial

Man Faces Trial For Assaulting Policeman

The man is facing trial for allegedly assaulting a police officer by pulling his uniform and punching him while he (the officer) was performing his lawful duty.
Kachikwu Named Among 100 Most Influential Africans In 2017

FG To Launch Petroleum Industry Roadmap

The roadmap code named ‘Seven big wins' is the short and medium-term priority programmes of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to accelerate the growth of the nation’s oil and gas industry.
Kemi Adeousun

FG Prepares N6trn For 2017 Budget – Adeosun

he Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun disclosed that government spends over N3trn on salaries, pensions and debt services. This leaves a paltry amount for capital projects.
Presidential Lodge

Gov. Ambode Sets Up N500m Disability Trust Fund

The governor expressed optimism that the fund would help people living with disabilities in the state realise their dreams and live a more comfortable life.

FG, EFCC Want Fani-Kayode Dead – PDP Alleges

The party stated that Fani-Kayode has health challenges, hence, his continued detention without access to his doctors could be deadly.
Ekpo Nta

ICPC Boss, Ekpo Nta Sacked

The ICPC boss has been asked to go on compulsory leave starting October 26. No reason was given but it is suspected to be as a result of his handling of corruption cases against former governors.
NERC

NERC Chairman Nominee Turns Down Appointment

Barely 48 hours after Pauline Tallen rejected her appointment, another presidential nominee, Professor Akintunde Akinwande reject his appointment as NERC Chairman. Just like Tallen, he said he was not duly consulted.
Presidency

Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks N180b To Fund Amnesty, NYSC

In order to aid the financing of key projects, the president has requested the National Assembly to ratify virement of N180 billion from N500 billion appropriated for the Special Intervention Programme.

70-yr-old Herbalist Docked For Defrauding 2 Brothers Of N18m

The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 70-year-old herbalist, Alidu Afolabi, in an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates Court in Ibadan for allegedly defrauding two brothers of N18 million.
Cross River State Governor Prof Ben Ayade

Poverty Alleviation: Cross River Governor Appoints 1, 106 Aides

The Cross River State governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has fulfilled his promise of appointing over a thousand aides into office. The appointment will take effect from November 1.
nysc

Make NYSC Voluntary, Sen. Sani Tells FG

Sani made the call while speaking to newsmen shortly after he condoled with the family of Lawal Kontagora, a youth corps member allegedly killed by unknown gunmen in Kaduna recently.
Boko haram members

Troops Arrest Another Nine Suspected Boko Haram Collaborators

Nigerian troops have arrested another nine suspects said to be aiding the Boko Haram sect in the North East Zone of the country.
Climate Change

FG To Fight Climate Change, Reclaim Environment

Minister of Environment said all hands are on deck to fight climate change and reclaim the environment amid rise in deforestation and desertification.
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Boko Haram: US Under-Secretary Visits Nigeria, Chad And Cameroon

US Under-Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, Sarah Sewall, would be visiting Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3.
NDA

NDA Resume Pipeline Bombings

The militant group said it meant business when it warned International Oil Companies (IOCs) not to repair oil facilities pending the end of dialogue with the government.

Dasukigate: I Don’t Believe Dasuki Stole $2.2bn – GEJ

Former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has argued that the $2.2bn fraud allegations against his former NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, by the EFCC is false.

Reuben Abati, Bala Mohammed Arrested By EFCC

Former spokesperson to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Dr Reuben Abati is in EFCC's custody. Concise News learnt that the celebrated newspaper columnist was picked up by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC at Abuja on Monday.
Fani-kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode Slumped In EFCC Custody – Aide

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Director of Media and Publicity, campaign committee of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and former aviation minister, was reported to have slumped in EFCC's custody on Saturday, a day after he was re-arrested by the anti-graft agency.
NERDC

History Should Return To Curriculum -NERDC Boss

Professor Junaidu Ismail said the subject should be introduced at the crucial stage of primary and junior secondary education. He also charged Historical Society of Nigeria and TETFUND on the need for textbooks for the subject.
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