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2017-03-29 Moving Nigeria Forward - Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari
[Daily Trust] Mr. President, we are a group of Northern non-partisan academics and public intellectuals who wish to share our concerns on a number of issues facing the nation. In so doing, our only intention is to be helpful to your Administration, which we believe is sincerely committed towards taking the country further along the path of positive change and the improvement of lives and livelihoods of Nigerians.

2017-03-29 Nigerian Govt Establishes Second Female Prison
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS, on Wednesday announced the establishment of a second all-female prison in Nigeria.

2017-03-29 Senate Suspends Former Leader Ali Ndume
[Premium Times] The Senate has suspended Ali Ndume, its former leader, who had asked for investigation of allegations of importing a bullet proof range rover with fake documents involving Senate President Bukola Saraki and that of perjury involving Dino Melaye.

2017-03-29 Govt Moves to Close Displacement Camps
[This Day] Abuja -The federal government is currently fine-tuning plans to close internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the North-east and consequently help the IDPs to return to their various homes to begin a new life.

2017-03-29 Kaduna Completes 100 Houses for Low Income Earners
[Daily Trust] The first 100 houses constructed under the Public Private Partnership initiated by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa'i for low income earners in Kaduna State have been completed.

2017-03-29 Army Ramps up Military Presence in Sambisa Forest
[Deutsche Welle] Nigeria has kicked off a shooting competition in Sambisa Forest, the former Boko Haram stronghold led by Abubakar Shekau. In the past weeks, Boko Haram has stepped up raids in nearby towns and villages.

2017-03-29 We'll Make National Assembly Budget Public in 2017, Dogara Pledges
[Premium Times] The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday pledged that the budget of the National Assembly will be made public in 2017.

2017-03-29 How Those Who Took Money From Jonathan Turned Against Him - Bishop Kukah
[Premium Times] The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah, has criticised the perception that he was close to former President Goodluck Jonathan for what he could get.

2017-03-29 After Claims of Shekau's Death, Govt Plots Boko Haram Leader's Capture
[Premium Times] The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, on Tuesday said the Nigerian armed forces had successfully suppressed Boko Haram insurgency.

2017-03-29 Presidency Speaks On Senate's Demand for Crimes Agency Boss Removal
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Senate is an arm of government that must be respected in any decision it takes in the course of exercising its powers as an independent institution, the presidency said Tuesday.

2017-03-29 Buhari Pledges to Support SMEs to Revive Nigerian Economy
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has pledged to support small and medium scale businesses in the country as a way of reducing the foreign exchange burden.

2017-03-29 Pension Office Sacks Five Deputy Directors for Alleged Employment Fraud
[Premium Times] Five deputy directors of the Pensions Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, have been fired for alleged employment fraud, the agency said Tuesday.

2017-03-29 Four People Burnt to Death in Petrol Tanker Accident
[Premium Times] Four persons were on Tuesday burnt to death in a petrol tanker fire along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

2017-03-29 Students in FCT Face Difficulties Registering for JAMB UTME Examination
[Daily Trust] Students in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT preparing to gain admission into tertiary institutions of learning have complained of facing difficulties while attempting to register for the forthcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME organized by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

2017-03-29 Goats Now Dominant Animals in National Children's Park and Zoo
[Daily Trust] When former President Olusegun Obasanjo commissioned the National Children's Park and Zoo, Abuja, in 2001, he wrote on the plaque: "May this park be to the benefit of the children of the nation."

2017-03-29 Customs Service Denies Seizing Vehicles From Senator
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Customs Service has denied media reports (not PREMIUM TIMES) that it seized vehicles from a senator.

2017-03-29 At 65, Tinubu Hailed As 'Architect of Modern Lagos'
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Former Lagos State governor and National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been hailed as the architect of modern Lagos.

2017-03-29 Minister Expresses Worry Over Proliferation of Boreholes
[Vanguard] The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Wednesday expressed worry over the increasing rate of indiscriminate drilling of boreholes by quacks in the country.

2017-03-29 Battle of Wits - Senate Summons Sagay for Describing Senators' Actions As Childish, Irresponsible
[Vanguard] The battle of wits between the Presidency and the Senate appears to be thickening as fresh issues rear their heads almost everyday as the Senate on Wednesday summoned the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay for describing the lawmakers' actions as childish and irresponsible.

2017-03-29 President Buhari Nominates Stephen Ocheni, Suleiman Hassan As Ministers
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan to fill the vacant ministerial positions in the Federal Executive Council.

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