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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved Governing Boards for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by Bolaji Adebiyi, the Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF.

A prominent Christian group in Nigeria has accused U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, of being “discriminatory...and divisive” during a recent trip to the West African country.

By Ummi Ismaeel
Minna
Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has called for forensic audit of the finances of all the state-owned tertiary institutions of learning in the past two years.

By Ummi Ismaeel
Minna
The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Idris Kpotun Ibrahim, has reiterated the determination of the Nigerian Police Force to fight crime in the country with the right approach and equipment with collaborative efforts of eminent Nigerians.

The National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has warned traditional medicine practitioners in the country against administering herbal drugs that have not been confirmed and approved by the agency on patients.

Akubaraoha Youth Assembly (an umbrella body of Ebonyi youths) has offered to partner the Redeem
Christian Church of God (RCCG) on the training and empowerment of
Ebonyi youths on various skills.

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Nigeria Militants Hijack Ship, Demand Nnamdi Kanu’s Release

Militants claiming to support the Biafran cause have hijacked a merchant ship off the Nigerian coast. They are demanding the release of pro-Biafran leader, Nnamdi Kanu, as a ransom for the safe return of the ship and its crew.

Buhari Fulfilled Only One Electoral Promise In Seven Months — Report

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered on just one of his 200-plus electoral promises during the first seven months of his presidency, a report has claimed.

Dangote: The Only Black Among World's 50 Richest People

There's only one person in all of Africa who makes the list of the 50 richest people on earth: Nigerian businessman, Aliko Dangote. When the ranking was released, Dangote's net worth stood at $14.3 billion, equal to 2.5% of Nigeria's GDP.

How Nigeria Plans To Fund Budget

Nigeria is in talks with the World Bank over loans to help it fund a record budget in 2016 amid falling oil prices, Reuters reported.

Nigeria Reinstates General Implicated In Mass Murder Secretly

 

Nigeria has reinstated a general implicated in mass murder, underlining the government’s “monumental failure” to stamp out impunity for war crimes, Amnesty International said Monday, February 1, 2016.

Group Seeks Amaechi’s Prosecution Over Rivers Loot

By Daniel Abia

Port Harcourt

 

Rivers: How Gunmen Kidnapped Governor Dickson’s Aide

By Daniel Abia,

Port Harcourt

Another high profile kidnap was recorded in out skirt of Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital on Sunday as the Special Adviser to the Bayelsa State Governor, Dickson Henry Seriake on Aviation, Captain Henry Ungbuku (rtd), was kidnapped by gunmen.

EFCC Raids Former Vice President’s Office

 

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday, January 30, 2016, raided the Abuja office of former Vice President, Mr. Namadi Sambo, in the central business district.

Bomb Blasts Rock Maiduguri Again

Boko Haram suspects on Monday, February 1, 2016, rattled Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, with bombs.

Although details of the latest incident remain sketchy as at press time, a tweet by Sahara Reporters confirmed that the twin blasts occurred this morning.

 According to the

Fayose To Buhari: Allow Judiciary To Work . Stop Political Persecution

 

By Valentine Amanze, Lagos

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, February 1, 2016, advised President

Mohammadu Buhari of Nigeria to respect the democratic principles of separation of

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