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Lagos Island Local Government former Chairman, and Sports Commissioner in Lagos State, Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele, is dead. He was aged 60 years. His son, Sultan Adeniji Adele, confirmed the death. He said that his father passed on at about 6:00am Nigerian time in an Indian hospital on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

At least seven people have been killed and several others injured after suspected armed herdsmen attacked two villages in Zamfara State.

Spokesman for the Zamfara State Police Command, Sanusi Amiru, said that the bandits stormed Madada village to steal petroleum products from the residents, and in the process, opened fire, killing some people on the spot.

Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has said that the main economic strategy of the Buhari administration is to reset the Nigerian economy to have a more diverse revenue base and to cut wastage in government’s spending.

Nigeria’s ex-president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has given his chimpanzee named Patience to conservation organisation, Pandrillus Foundation.

The Cable reports that the founders of the animal centre, Liza Gadsby and Peter Jenkins, said that the ex-president decided to put the three-year-old animal in the care of Pandrillus because he understood the special care needs of chimpanzees.

Ongoing worker verification at the local government level in Yobe State has led to a saving of N169.495 million per month, says Governor Ibrahim Gaidam.

The governor disclosed this during the swearing in of members of the newly reconstituted State Judicial Service Commission in Damaturu on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

The Police Commissioner in Enugu State, Nwodibo Ekechukwu, has been relieved of his duty. His appointment was terminated on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, following a series of clashes between Enugu State residents and Fulani herdsmen.

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