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Former Nigerian Defence Minister, Bello Haliru Mohammed, has been charged with money laundering.

He is accused along with his son, Bello Abba Mohammed, of diverting $1.5m (£1m) that was meant to buy arms for soldiers fighting Islamist Boko Haram militants.

The two men have pleaded not guilty.

 

 

Astronomers have spotted two huge waves of gas being "burped" by the black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy.

The swathes of hot gas, detected in X-ray images from Nasa's Chandra space telescope, appear to be sweeping cooler hydrogen gas ahead of them.

 

An inter-ministerial committee will soon be inaugurated to speed up the planned restructuring of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

President Muhammadu Buhari said this during a chat with the Vice President of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Jin-Yong Cai, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday.

 

 

Health workers have been deployed across Taraba State to sensitise citizens on symptoms of the dreaded Lassa fever and ways of preventing the disease.

 

The government on Wednesday  purchased drugs for treatment of patients and protective equipment for medical personnel on.

 

Umaru Ibrahim, the managing director/chief executive of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), will continue his tenure as President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed him for another five years.

Umaru Ibrahim, the managing director/chief executive of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation

 

 

Abia State Government has frowned at the invasion of the residence of the state Commissioner for Works, Eziuche Ubani, by a team of men of the Army and State Security Services (SSS), describing it as condemnable, unwarranted and unacceptable.

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