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Shehu Sani reveals Nigerian senators’ pay

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly has revealed Nigerian Senators' pay packet. In a major interview with The News magazine, Sani said  he and his colleagues received N13.5 million monthly as running cost. The revelation by the Senator was the first time a member of the

NANTV News Highlights for March 7, 2018

The Ministries of Defence, Niger Delta Affairs and Industry, Trade and Investment are to update the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on their activities since November 2015 The FEC meeting is presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, who returned from Accra, Ghana, on Tuesday evening where he attended its 61st Independence Anniversary. The

Interview: We have tamed grand corruption, says Osinbajo

In an interview granted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo  to a group of journalists and social media practitioners in Lagos on Friday, 2 March  2018. He explains government policies, the fight against corruption, infrastructural development, 2018 budget, controversies on appointments and the rating by Transparency International  Q: On Nigeria’s rating by Transparency International’s Corruption

Billy Graham, the Great Uniter, Leaves Behind a Divided Evangelicalism

By Emma Green The preacher, dead at 99, advised presidents, mentored clergy, and influenced millions of people. Will his legacy of non-partisan outreach continue? Billy Graham, the famous preacher who reached millions of people around the world through his Christian ministry, died on Wednesday at 99. Over the course of more than

Locals call Boko Haram ‘slave raiders.’ Here’s what that means, and why it matters.

By Scott MacEachern Although widely understood as the Islamist terrorists that they are, Boko Haram insurgents in the borderlands between Cameroon and Nigeria are also slave raiders — at least that’s what many local residents call them. And there’s good reason to use that term. In many striking ways, Boko Haram’s raids

Africa’s Most Challenging Elections in 2018

By Dorina Bekoe Ediror's note: Twenty countries in Africa will hold national elections in 2018. This analysis reviews countries facing unique challenges to holding peaceful elections on the continent. In 2018, 20 countries in Africa will hold presidential and parliamentary elections. Past experience indicates that 20 percent of African elections have experienced violence resulting

Kano is notorious for underage voters, says ex-INEC commissioner who almost got killed

Editor's note: The 2015 Presidential election was heated and fiercely contested but no state defined the outcome of the winners and losers like the controversial three million votes from Kano State. The state became a reference point of the blight to what otherwise was a successful election for three key

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian govt violated own laws, historical role by expelling Cameroonian separatists

By Evelyn Okakwu Despite widespread condemnation of the Nigerian government for arresting and detaining some Cameroonian separatists, they were on January 26 deported to Cameroon where they would be tried as terrorists. About 12 members of Southern Cameroon proposing an independent state of Ambazonia were arrested by Nigerian security officials after they