The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that a non-contentious fund of about $230 million is being repatriated from Switzerland.

The minister made the disclosure at a news conference to give a scorecard of the achievements of President Buhari’s administration in the last one year.

    The battle for the leadership of the Nigeria’s main opposition political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), appears to have shifted to the courts, with counter orders emanating from different courts.


Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has denied media reports that he was on a self-imposed exile to Cote d’Ivoire.

Reno Omokri, the former media aide to Jonathan, disclosed this via a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle, @renoomokiri, on Monday.

IMO State government has warned that it would be forced to recruit new set of academic and non-academic staff for Imo State University, IMSU, as well as concession the institution if the workers fail to call off their strike.

A Nigerian woman, who was abducted by Boko Haram, has luckily escaped her captors. She told police she was drugged by the abductors, who planned to use her as a suicide bomber to attack a marketplace in the city of Kano.

A state of emergency has been declared in the tomato sector in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria, local media report.

A moth called the Tomato Leaf Miner, or Tuta Absoluta, has ravaged 80 per cent of tomato farms, Commissioner of Agriculture, Daniel Manzo Maigar, said.

He said that 200 farmers together lost at least 1bn naira ($5.1m; £3.5m) over the past month.


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