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Olabode George

PDP Chairmanship: Bode George won’t step down for Gbenga Daniel, others – Babatope

“The issue of youthfulness does not come in here; George is the best to lead the party.”

Pic 12. Members of the Nigerian Peace Corps during a procession in Ibadan on Wednesday (26/7/17) to celebrate the passage of the Corps bill by the Senate. 
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Police go after Peace Corps members, arrest 34

The arrested officials will be charged to a mobile court on Saturday.

Nigerian Army

IPOB: Nigerian Army declares victory

The army continues its free medical treatment for residents.


Expectant mothers speak on strike by hospital workers

The Joint Health Sector Union embarked on a nationwide strike on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Soldiers

No local govt under Boko Haram control – Nigerian Army

The army was reacting to a contrary claim by a politician.

Ibe Kachikwu [Photo Credit: THISDAYLIVE]

Good news for Nigeria as OPEC extends exemption from oil output cut

The extension of the exemption period means more oil earnings for Nigeria.

Firearms used to illustrate the story

Abuja Police uncover illegal firearm factory, arrest three suspects

One of the suspects has been involved in gun making for 17 years.

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. [Photo credit: Daily Times Nigeria]

Nnamdi Kanu challenges court order declaring IPOB terrorist organisation

The Nigerian government secured the court order on Wednesday.

Nigerian Police Marching. [Photo credit:]

Nigeria needs additional 31,000 new police officers yearly for five years – IGP

“Currently the Nigeria Police Force is operating at a ratio of one to 600, which is far below the approved United Nations ratio.”

Staff members of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) coming out of the Agency’s headquarters during a protest welfare packages, in Abuja on Friday (22/9/17).
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NAFDAC workers commence indefinite strike

The union wants the management to implement agreed welfare package entered in 2013.

Bukola Saraki [Photo: Nigerian Pilot]

Lawmakers’ salaries: What we discussed with Saraki – SERAP

“There is an apparent discrepancy in some areas between what Saraki said.”

Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar

Sukuk Bond: Nigeria’s Supreme Islamic body replies CAN, accuses it of Islamophobia

NSCIA urges muslims to be patient and tolerant in the face of provocations.

House of Reps

‎JUST IN: Why we must pass bill to regulate NGOs, CSOs – House of Reps

‎”Some NGOs are used to fund the activities of terrorists and insurgents‎.”

Executives of SSANU, NASU and NAAT during the meeting [Photo: Azeezat Adedigba - PREMIUM TIMES]

UPDATED: Why we suspended our strike for one month – NAAT, NASU, SSANU

The unions also asked the government to implement the agreements reached.

Nigerian Army

How Nigerian soldiers rescued kidnapped colleagues, civilians after battle with militants – Official

The soldiers also killed some of the militants during the battle.

Ifeanyi Ubah

PDP suspends Ubah, to appear alongside Kashamu before disciplinary panel

Panel to submit report in two weeks.

Edgal Imohimi

Corruption: Lagos police chief goes tough; nine officers arrested, two DPOs queried

Two police accomplices were also arrested.

Governor Aminu Tambuwal with the president-general of Ohaneze Ndi'gbo, John Nnia Nwodo, during the latter's visit to Sokoto Government House...Thursday 21/09/17

Ohanaeze takes message of peace, unity to Sokoto

A delegation of the association was in Sokoto at the instance of South-east governors.

President Muhammadu Buhari alighting from the plane on one of his trips

Buhari leaves New York for London

It is not clear whether his trip is connected to his medical treatment.

Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service retired Col. Hameed Ali 
(3rd R) and his men display some of the 470 pump action rifles smuggled into the country, which were seized 10 days after a similar seizure from Turkey, in Lagos on Thursday (21/9/17).
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Nigeria Customs intercepts 470 pump-action rifles at Lagos Port

The seizure was the fourth at the Lagos port within eight months.

Executives of SSANU, NASU and NAAT during the meeting [Photo: Azeezat Adedigba - PREMIUM TIMES]

‎NASU, SSANU, NAAT suspend strike

The unions have been on strike for 11 days

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

JAMB Registrar speaks on newly introduced admission systems

Mr. Oloyede also spoke on the lowering of admission marks