[Vanguard] Abuja -Nigerian lawyers freshly engaged by the Federal Government to assist with the repatriation of $321 million stolen by Sani Abacha, former military ruler, will be paid $17 million (over N6 billion) for their services.
[Vanguard] Amnesty International has accused international oil companies, Shell and Eni of negligence when addressing spills in Nigeria, describing their actions as “serious negligence.”
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali on Monday said he did not give a timeline for the rescue of the Dapchi schoolgirls but rather said that the Nigerian troops were closing in on abductors.
[Daily Trust] The #BringBackOurGirls movement has served the Federal Government a 7-day notice or it will commence a legal action for the “criminal negligence which enabled the abduction of #Dapchigirls”.
[Premium Times] Dozens of lawyers and civil society activists marched in Lagos, Tuesday, in protest of some new tax regimes introduced by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode government.
[Premium Times] Britain will build a new wing in a Nigerian prison so that it can transfer Nigerian prisoners there, the government in London has announced.
[Leadership] In what appears to be a volte-face, former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the weekend turned around and praised President Muhammad Buhari for achieving huge success in an area where previous administrations, including his, could not make headway.
[Premium Times] The Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has said in a new video that he is tired of the calamity befalling his group.
[Premium Times] The need to protect Nigerian citizens and Cameroonian refugees in border towns of Cross River State attracted the attention of the Senate on Wednesday.
[Premium Times] The Senate on Thursday asked its Committees of Health (Secondary & Tertiary) and Primary Health Care & Communicable Diseases to investigate steps taken by the Federal Ministry of Health to curb the spread of Lassa fever in Nigeria.