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A federal high court in Abuja has ruled that former minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, had no responsibility to produce a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate to enable her to hold public office in Nigeria.

The Southern Governors’ Forum (SGF) has insisted on a rotational presidency, saying Nigeria’s President in 2023 must come from the South of the country.

Following the arrest and extradition of the leader of the Indegenous People Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, the British government has indicated interest as it seeks clarification on events surrounding the arrest.

Nigeria will remain on a list of the world’s riskiest waters that insurers rely on to determine how much to charge ships traveling to different countries, even after the government asked to be removed.

Flour millers in Nigeria are turning to the street market for dollars to buy wheat after the central bank restricted the use of the U.S. currency to buy grain imports, according to the country’s third-largest operator.

Nigeria’s inflation rate surprisingly slowed to 17.93% in May 2021 from 18.12% in April, beating most analysts’ forecasts. 

The Nigerian police and other security forces, as predicted by many, were out on Saturday to stop the June 12 democracy day protests across the country.

Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) have resolved to suspend their two months old industrial action.

All 29 major-generals who are senior to Farouk Yahaya, the new Chief of Army Staff, are to proceed on one-month leave immediately, according to a report by The Cable.

Reactions have continued to trail the president Buhari administration's ban on the operations of Twitter in Nigeria.

Earlier in the week, president Mohammadu Buhari issued a statement on the rising security crisis in the southeast of Nigeria, threatening to deal with trouble makers "in the language they understand". While he's been widely criticized for it, as it's been suggested as a threat of state sponsored genocide against the Igbos, there might actually be difficult days ahead for Nigerians.

When gunmen razed the Attah divisional police headquarters in Imo State on Saturday, what residents didn't know was that the attack was only the first in a series of violence that rocked the state over the weekend.

The House of Representatives is considering the discontinuation of the National Youth Service Corps scheme.

Nigerians were shocked with the news of a military aircraft crash last Friday, and many have still not recovered from the shock. This is quite understandable, given the victims of the crash, a list that included the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru.

Following increasing attacks on its offices in some parts of the country, the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) is meeting heads of security agencies as part of efforts to end the attacks.

The national electricity grid suffered another system collapse on Wednesday, resulting in power outage across the country.

The Federal Government has announced the reintroduction of Covid-19 restrictions across the country, and it's expected to take effect by midnight of Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has invited investors who plan to purchase 100% of power generation companies from the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) to declare their interests.

A bill to amend the 1999 Constitution so as to create new legislative seats reserved for women scaled second reading in the House of Representatives.

While observers continue to express concern for Nigeria's revenue challenges, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that the country's financial crisis is worse than is being discussed. 

Nigeria’s insecurity issues saw a deluge over the weekend as Boko Haram fighters made inroads into Niger State, gunmen killed two students of Greenfield University in Kaduna state, the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi, saw students kidnapped, and a family was butchered in Anambra State. The same has continued in the week.

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) says investment in Nigeria rose to $8.41B in the first quarter of 2021 as Balyesa and Delta states emerged as top investment destinations during the period.

The federal government says the plan of the United Kingdom to grant asylum to “persecuted” members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) undermines Nigeria’s security.

Dozens of persons have been arrested by security agents in a nationwide crackdown on suspected financiers and collaborators of Boko Haram and other criminal groups in Nigeria, Daily Trust reports.

Nigeria's Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has renounced his past controversial comments on terrorist groups including Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

A n unnamed security source as saying that Nigerien security authorities in the Ingall Department in Agadez intercepted a cache of weapons smuggled in Toyota Hilux vehicles from Libya en route to Nigeria.

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