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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Africa's Richest Man Vies With China in Nigerian Tomato Market

Shittu Ibrahim ekes out a living for his two wives and 11 children by selling tomatoes he grows to passersby along a highway that runs through the Kadawa Valley near Kano, the biggest city in northern Nigeria.


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'More Nigerians need dialysis, kidney transplant monthly'

GIVEN the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes diseases in the country, more Nigerians are coming down with kidney failure and no fewer than 1, 500 patients now need dialysis and transplantation every month.


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Gunmen free 175 prisoners in Nigeria jailbreak

Gunmen shot dead two civilians and then used explosives to free 175 inmates from a prison in Nigeria's southern town of Akure overnight, a prison official said on Sunday.


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Nigeria: President Jonathan, Amaechi meet in Port Harcourt

As the emergency in Rivers State section of the Peoples Democratic Party proceeds, there seems trust, on Saturday, that peace may soon come back to the gathering.


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Nigerian Government targets $10bn from national carrier

Nigeria's Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah has at the weekend said the federal government was targeting over $10 billion as revenue from the proposed National Flag Carrier in its long term strategic plan before 2026.


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Commission: Reports Nigerian troops kill civilians

In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 file photo, soldiers stand guard at the offices of the state-run Nigerian Television Authority in Maiduguri, Nigeria.


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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Amaechi vs Police Chief: The politics and intrigues of a battle

The inside story of the feud in Rivers State between the governor and the state police commissioner, who is believed in some quarters to be fighting the cause of the authorities in Abuja.


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Nigerian commission: Credible reports troops kill, torture, rape civilians in Islamic uprising

The Subtle Islands, located near Campbell River amongst the Discovery Islands of Desolation Sound, comprises two islands connected by a causeway, spanning a total of about 85 acres.


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Nigeria Dismisses UK Migrant Bond Proposal

Britain's proposal for a migrant bond has been dismissed by Nigeria as a "blunt instrument" that will damage commercial ties.


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Amnesty: Nigeria to execute 5th death row inmate Nigeria is preparing ...

Nigeria is preparing to execute a man who was dragged to the gallows and watched four fellow death-row inmates being hanged earlier this week, Amnesty International and Nigerian human rights lawyers said Wednesday.


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Medeama Beat Nigerian Side Enugu Rangers In President's Cup

Medeama SC beat Nigerian side Enugu Rangers 2-1 on Friday in Sekondi in the semi-final of the 2013 Ghana President's Cup.


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Nigeria: Gunmen Abduct Soldiers in Raid

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members killed a soldier and abducted three others during an attack on the soldiers on Thursday night in Potiskum, Yobe State, a military source revealed.


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Nigeria villagers die in cattle feud

Gunmen in central Nigeria have attacked three villages killing at least 28 residents in a feud over cattle, a military spokesman has told the BBC.


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Friday, 28 June 2013

I feel naked without a cap - Buchi

Buchi Atuonwu is a gospel reggae legend who once combined his singing career with a lecturing job.


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Officials: Clash kills 20 militants in Nigeria

A military intelligence officer says soldiers have killed 20 Islamic extremists while two police officers died in an hours-long shootout near Maiduguri city in northeast Nigeria.


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Letter from Africa: The looting of Nigeria's pension funds

In our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa in Lagos writes that many elderly Nigerians are battling to survive after their pensions were stolen by corrupt officials.


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Kotoko Set To Face Espanyol, Ismaily In Four-team Tourney In Lagos

Ghanaian champions Asante Kotoko could play Spanish side Espanyol if they agree to honour an invitation to play in a four-team tournament in Nigeria.


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Central Nigeria ethnic violence kills at least 48: army

JOS, Nigeria: Raids by gunmen in ethnically divided central Nigeria and gun battles between soldiers and attackers have killed at least 48 people and left dozens of homes burnt, the military said Friday.


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Tp Mazembe Touch Down In Accra For President's Cup

All six Ghanaian players were part of TP Mazembe's contingent who arrived in Accra on Thursday afternoon for the 2013 President's Cup.


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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Nigeria: School Attacks Spur Vigilante Groups

Youths in northern Nigeria's Borno State, where many members of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram have been arrested in recent weeks, are increasingly joining vigilante gangs to pass on the identity of BH members to the military-police Joint Task Force following a string of deadly attacks on schools, according to vigilante groups and residents ... (more)


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Nigeria re-files charges against Leadership journalists

Nigerian authorities should stop the legal harassment of journalists in connection with a critical story about President Goodluck Jonathan's political plans, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.


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Lawyers file appeal to halt 5th Nigerian execution

Human rights lawyers have filed an urgent appeal to try to prevent Nigerian authorities from executing a convicted armed robber by firing squad, two organizations said Thursday.


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32 killed in ethno-religious clashes in Nigeria

Community leaders say 32 people died Thursday and many were injured in tribal clashes sparked by cattle rustling in Nigeria's volatile central Plateau state.


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Nigeria: Man Arrested after Posting Pictures of Rape Victim Online

Babajide Bashorun, a 22-year-old dog breeder, has been accused of sexually assaulting the woman after she refused to date him.


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Nigeria: NDLEA Arrests 194 Suspected Drug Offenders in Delta

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency has arrested 194 drug suspects and confiscated 23.6 kilogrammes of cannabis and other drugs in nine months in Delta.


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Nigeria: Govt Again Files Charges Against Amigo Supermarket Owner,...

The Federal Government on Wednesday formally charged the three Lebanese men arrested in connection with belonging to an international terrorist group and importation of arms.


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Nigeria: Abuja Airport to Experience Power Outage Friday, Saturday - FAAN

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria has said the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport , Abuja, would experience power interruption between Friday and Saturday.


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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

"How not to transform art in Nigeria"

As part of activities marking the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of The Society of Nigerian Artist , the body organised its first distinguished lecture themed "The Role of Art in National Transformation", which aims to grow public dialogue and critical debate centered on contemporary art developments in Nigeria and Africa.


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Don't sell National Theatre, RATTAWU warns

THE Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria, RATTAWU, Wednesday, asked the National Assembly to reject attempts to sell the National Theatre, which is one of the few "remaining national edifices that symbolize the Nigerian nationhood."


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The Federal Government of Nigeria Announces Intention to Sell Ten Gas-Fired Powered Plants

The Nigerian Government confirmed its intention to privatise ten power stations across the country as part of its effort to guarantee an effective and sustainable power supply for the people of Nigeria.


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Amnesty: Nigeria to execute 5th death row inmate

On Monday, Governor Adams Oshiomole of southern Edo state signed two death warrants and other governors signed warrants for three other prisoners.


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Nigerian billionaire: $1 million to fight polio

Billionaire Sir Emeka Offor is donating $1.25 million to the Rotary Club's PolioPlus program to eradicate the paralyzing disease that attacks more people in his country, Nigeria, than any other in the world.


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Islamic extremists target civilians in Nigeria

High school students were taking exams in defiance of the militants of Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is forbidden."


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Nigeria opposes British plan to impose visa bond

Nigeria has summoned Britain's top diplomat to protest that country's plans to impose a 3,000-pound bond on visas for first-time visitors from "high-risk" countries in Africa and Asia.


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Nigeria opposes British plan to impose visa bond

A Democratic state senator has begun a filibuster to block passage of a proposal that would effectively close most abortion clinics in the state.


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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

NGF crisis: Drama as lawyers 'fight' over Jang in court

THERE was a mild drama before an Abuja High Court in Jabi, yesterday, as two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, clashed in the open court over who was duly briefed by the factional chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, and governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, to represent him in the suit entered against him by Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos ... (more)


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Islamists in Nigeria issue ultimatum to residents in north

Newscast Media LAGOS-Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria's Borno State have ordered civil servants and Christians to leave two towns.


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2015: Tambuwal blasts agents of autocracy as House resumes

AS the politics of 2015 continues to gather steam across the country, Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday, blasted those he described as agents of autocracy and accused them of putting democracy at risk.


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Nigeria ups charges against 3 suspected Hezbollah men

Nigeria's security agency issued last week new terrorism charges against three Lebanese men suspected of membership in Hezbollah who were captured with a massive weapons cache.


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Nigeria: Diamond Bank Turnaround Success - CEO

Lagos - When Alex Otti was appointed Group Managing Director/CEO of Diamond Bank in March 2011, he had spent more than two decades in the Nigerian banking sector, most recently as a senior executive and director at First Bank.


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A fragile peace with Taliban if school attacks escalate

In the week in which America opened the door for negotiations with the Taliban, three bloody massacres of school children - shot down simply because they wanted to go to school - raise grave questions about what kind of peace the Taliban offer.


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EXPOSED: How Airtel Treats Nigerian Workers As Slaves In Nigeria

Mi5 was informed that the Banana Island headquarters of the company is the playground where the various sadistic strategies been meted on Nigerian employees are put into final strategy.


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Nigeria: Is PDP Party of Overgrown Kids?

In the last couple of months, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party has turned itself into an object of laughter.


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Personages of Bulgaria, Nigeria Pay Congratulatory Visits to DPRK Embassies

Pyongyang, June 24 ? Bulgarian and Nigerian personages paid congratulatory visits to the DPRK embassies in Dhaka and Lagos on June 4 and 19 on the occasion of the 49th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea .


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Monday, 24 June 2013

Tax dispute blocks Nigeria LNG ...

LAGOS: Maritime authorities have halted liquefied natural gas exports from Nigeria due to a dispute over fees and taxes, blocking ships at a facility producing some seven percent of global LNG supply, officials said yesterday.


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Nigerian state hangs 4 convicted criminals

Traumatized inmates heard screams and thuds from the gallows as Nigerian authorities Monday hanged four convicted criminals in the West African nation's first known executions since 2006, a human rights lawyer said.


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Amnesty: Credible reports 4 hanged in Nigeria

Amnesty International says it has "credible reports" that Nigerian authorities hanged four convicted criminals in its first known executions since 2006.


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Architects Want To Turn This Nigerian Slum Into A City That Floats On Water

Places like this are increasingly demanding the attention of forward-thinking architects and urban planners who can help address the demands arising from this rapid expansion, aided by new technologies that can meet the growing challenges caused by destructive forces of nature and mounting population concerns.


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Nigeria: Ado Bayero - 50 Years Strong On the Throne

Since 1963, when he ascended the throne of his ancestors as the Emir of Kano, the debonair former Nigerian ambassador to Senegal, Alhaji Dr Ado Abdullahi Bayero, has remained a reference point on how traditional institutions could promote good governance and people-oriented policies under a modern, democratic system.


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Nigeria: Bama, Gworza - Residents Flee as Boko Haram Threatens Fresh Attacks

Boko Haram insurgents recently dislodged from their camps in the Sambisa Game Reserve in Borno State by the military Joint Task Force have regrouped to unleash more terror on the residents of the area.


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Nigeria: Jang, Suswam, Yuguda, Others Still Learning Elementary Politics - Kwankwaso

Leader of the Kwankwasiya group in Kano State, Governor Musa Kwankwaso is not known to talk much.


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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Nigeria: Lebanese Men Accused of Terrorism Sue Nigeria for $25 Million

Four Lebanese men accused of being Hezbollah members remain imprisoned in Nigeria after a court dismissed weapons and terrorism related charges against them on a technicality.


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NSIA, GE partner on infrastructure projects in Nigeria

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority has signed an MOU with General Electric Corporation in a bid to develop and finance infrastructure projects in the Healthcare, Aviation, Transportation and Power sectors in Nigeria.


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Nigeria: Access Bank, Unicef Renovate Two Classroom Blocks in Kaduna

As part of its corporate social responsibility, the management of Access Bank Plc in collaboration with the United Nations International Children's Education Fund has donated two renovated classroom blocks to a primary school located in Maraban-Jos in Kaduna state.


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Nigeria detains 3 LNG tankers in levy dispute

A long-standing dispute over levies between Nigeria LNG and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency flared up this weekend when NIMASA detained three LNG tankers, NLNG said in a statement Saturday.


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Nigeria: Fresh Alignment in PDP Ahead of 2015 Battle

Towards realising his ambition to continue as president in 2015, President Goodluck Jonathan consolidates his hold on the Peoples Democratic Party with the support of new power blocs in the party.


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Nigeria: The New Belt of Death

At least 48 people were killed and scores of others were injured when gunmen attacked Kizara village in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara State last Tuesday.


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Nigeria: Boko Haram Regroups, Invades Borno Towns

Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, dislodged by security forces in the wake of the emergency rule by President Goodluck Jonathan from their Sambisa Game Reserve camps, appear to be fighting back.


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Saturday, 22 June 2013

Nigeria leads the world in prayer *'The most unifying experience since Pentecost'

PASTOR Emmanuel Ehimika, popularly known as the Preacherman, is the founder and president of Fruit Integrated - an encompassing network of ministries with headquarters in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.


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Five Killed In Ogun Robbery Attack

AT least five people may have been killed and several others injured, after armed robbers invaded Onihale Community along the Lagos/Abeokuta Express Road in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State Friday night.


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Nigeria: Kill Corruption Before It Kills You

It has since become common knowledge which enjoys widespread acceptance that any day Nigeria is able to make up its mind to end its obscene and ruinous romance with the stubborn monster called "Corruption", this country will automatically witness the kind of prosperity no one had thought was possible in these parts.


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Militants in north Nigeria force thousands to flee

Southwest Airlines expects some lingering delays Saturday morning after a system-wide computer failure caused it to ground 250 flights for nearly three hours late Friday night.


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21-Jun-13 - Cardinal Says Foreign Pressures Fuel Violence In Nigeria, Syria

MILAN, ITALY, June 20 .- At a conference of interfaith leaders in Milan, Cardinal John O. Onaiyekan suggested that Islamist violence in his country of Nigeria, as well as in Syria, has been fueled by external influences.


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AGN:Ibinabo renders stewardship 6 months aftera

When she was sworn-in, November 2012 as the first female president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, following a successful but controversial national election held in September of the same year, Ibinabo Fiberesima had promised to revamp the troubled guild and restore its lost glory.


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Friday, 21 June 2013

Glo X Factor: Anne George gets MI, Reggie Rockstone thumbs-up

For 20-year-old Anne George who had spent her last eighteen years at the Living Saint Orphange, appearing on the Glo X Factor stage is a ray of hope for all orphans in the world that there is no limit to what they can achieve.


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Why I hate Nollywood - Tayo Elesin, British-Nigerian actress

Tayo Elesin is a British-Nigerian actress. She also prefers to be referred to as a "storyteller."


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O'jez cancels June award for Fatai Rolling Dollars

O'jez, organizers of the monthly O'jez Entertainment Awards, have cancelled this month's award ceremony in honour of the veteran highlife musician, Fatai Rolling Dollar, who passed on last week at the age of 85 years.


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Don't see Niagrai as a "colonial creation", Don tells Nigerians

Prof. Jide Balogun, a former Adviser to the United Nations Headquarters, on Friday in Abuja urged Nigerians to have a rethink of their views that "the country is a colonial creation.


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Total developing new oil field off coast of Nigeria, expects 200,000 barrels a day

Friday's statement from the French oil major says its Nigerian subsidiary in partnership with the national oil companies of Nigeria, China and Brazil expects production to begin in 2017.


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Nigerian cardinal sees - mixed motives' behind religious violence

"What appears as religious violence may actually be due to ethnic, political or socioeconomic reasons," said Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja.


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IBM Helps Design Nigerian State's Transportation System

IBM has completed a pro bono project with the Lagos State Government in Nigeria to design a transportation scheme in an effort to help manage and reduce traffic in Lagos City.


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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Nigerian Navy Detains Ship Laden With Toxic Wastes

A Belgium Vessel suspected to be carrying toxic waste on Lagos waters was arrested by the Nigerian Navy on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.


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Nigeria: Student caught attempting to flush new born baby in toilet

A female student of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, Osun State, , who attempted to flush her new born baby into the female toilet was wednesday caught by the institution's authorities.


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RE: Rawlings slams Nigerian gov't for allowing corrupt politicians to escape justice

The attention of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has been drawn to a scurrilous news report originally published by the Premium Times of Nigeria, which has received wide coverage on the Internet and other social media.


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Nigeria frees 16 women in latest 'baby factory' raid

LAGOS: Nigerian police have raided a home and freed 16 pregnant young women who were allegedly being forced to have babies to be offered for sale for trafficking or other purposes, police said Thursday.


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Hezb'Allah Islamic Terror Network in Nigeria

Hezbollah is apparently not content with Boko Harm slicing up Christians with machetes and burning down their churches.


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Nigeria: Govt Rushes Food to Suffering Nigerian Troop in Mali As Army ...

The Federal government has today hurried food to Nigerian troop in Mali twenty-four hours after this newspaper reported that the 873-man contingent were being poorly fed and had not been paid allowances in the last three months.


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Nigeria: JTF Bans Satellite Phones in Borno

The Joint Task Force yesterday banned the sale and use of Thuraya satellite phones in Borno State in order to further stifle communication and stem renewed attacks by suspected members of the Boko Haram.


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Lekki Port: Plugging capacity gap in Nigerian ports, revolutionalising the economy

NKIRUKA NNOROM writes that the Lekki Port, expected to be operational in 2016, will change the face of maritime business in Nigeria and improve economic fortune of the nation A regulator visitor or even a first time visitor to Apapa Port, the most functional port in Nigeria will attest to the congestion within the Port premises.


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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Gunmen kill four teachers, students, farmers in Borno

Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram Islamic sect, yesterday, struck again at the Innovative Secondary School in the Customs area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, killing four teachers and two students.


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Globe Trot: Taliban talks move forward

The White House has announced it will hold talks with the Afghan Taliban starting Thursday.


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Lebanese Men Accused of Terrorism Sue Nigeria for $25 Million

Military officials stand near ammunitions seized from suspected members of Hezbollah after a raid of a building in Kano, Nigeria, May 30, 2013.


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Armed gang kills 48 in raid in Nigeria: official

KANO, Nigeria: An armed gang has raided a northern Nigerian village and killed 48 people in an apparent reprisal attack targeting a local vigilante group, a state official said Wednesday.


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NIGERIA : First Deepwater win 4th league title

First Deepwater basketball club at the weekend retained the Nigeria women league title for a record fourth-time in a row with an 82-74 points win over hard fighting Dolphins basketball club in an explosive final at the sports hall of the national stadium, Surulere, Lagos.


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Nigeria: Year After Church Bombings Kaduna Struggles to Rebuild

Sectarian violence has plagued central Nigeria for decades and tens of thousands of people have been killed.


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Nigeria: Gunmen Kill 77 in Zamfara, Maiduguri

About 50 people were killed yesterday in Kizara village of Tsafe local government area of Zamfara State by group of gunmen suspected to be cattle wrestlers.


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Kim Jong Il Library Opens in Nigeria

Displayed in the library are photos on the exploits performed by General Secretary Kim Jong Il and the dear respected Kim Jong Un.


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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

60 killed in Nigerian village attacks - Indiatalkies.com

Abuja, June 19: At least 60 people were killed in Nigeria Tuesday when some gunmen stormed four villages of Zamfara state early morning, residents and security sources said.


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Nigeria Islamists kill 9 students in school attack-medic

Suspected Islamist militants opened fire on a school in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, killing nine students, witnesses and a medical worker said, the second deadly attack on schools in three days.


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23:59Islamist militants open fire at students in Nigeria

Suspected Islamist militants opened fire on a school in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, killing nine students, witnesses and a medical worker said, the second deadly attack on schools in three days.


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Western Union sees $500 million online revenue by 2015: CEO

's commercial hub of Lagos that while the digital business is only about 3 percent of its $5.6 billion total revenue, it was the fastest growing.


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Nigeria drops arms charges against 8 Russians

A Nigerian court on Tuesday dismissed charges against eight of 15 Russian seamen arrested in October for alleged illegal arms possession, but set a trial date for later this week for the others.


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Nigeria: Gunmen kill 7 students, 2 teachers

Gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram members, Sunday night, killed seven students and two teachers of Government Day Secondary School, Damaturu.


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Islamists drive 19,000 farmers from north Nigeria

A tropical depression has formed off the coast of Belize and forecasters say it is expected to bring as much as five inches of rain to parts of Belize, Guatemala, northern Honduras and southern Mexico.


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Nigeria: Nigeria Plans to Train Astronauts for Space Travel

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the federal government is to start the training of local astronauts for space travel by 2015.


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Monday, 17 June 2013

Islamic Cleric Arrested for Selling Body Parts and Cannibalism

Nigerian officials arrested cleric Gazali Akewadola for selling body parts. The Muslim cleric also confessed to murder and cannibalism.


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Nigeria: Jonathan Asks Governors to Enforce Capital Punishment

President Goodluck Jonathan has called on governors to be alive to their constitutional responsibility of signing death warrant for the enforcement of capital punishment.


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HURIWA Wants First Lady To Stay Out Of Politics And Fight Rape Of Teenage Girls

Vexed by the increasing rate of sexual attacks against young girls and boys by adults and the lack of concerted commitment on the part of the Federal Government to check the ugly trend, a call has gone to the wife of the President to devote more time to battle this menace which has become a hydra-headed monster.


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Nigeria hires Citi and Deutsche Bank ahead of potential Eurobond

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, rated BB-/BB-, has appointed Citigroup and Deutsche Bank to arrange a series of fixed income investor meetings ahead of a potential Eurobond issue, according to a market source.


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Nigeria: Exclusive - How APC Will Share Key Positions

The leadership of the merging political parties under the auspices of the All Progressives Congress has agreed on the formula to be adopted in sharing key offices in the higher hierarchy of the party.


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Nigeria: An Airplane On the Road

Again, the nation's aviation ministry is in the news for the wrong reasons. A disused plane with registration number N972TF formerly owned by the late Apostle Gabriel Oduyemi of Bethel Ministries, Ajah, Lagos, was on Thursday last week abandoned at a filling station located in Igando, a suburb of Lagos.


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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Where is Nigeria's industrial policy Mr. President?

A productive economy is one that is based on solid manufacturing. A well planned industrial policy enables nations to focus on areas they have a comparative advantage and develop the value chain along that line.


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UN chief tasks Nigeria on disaster management

BUILDING on the position of experts on the need to step up early warning systems in Nigeria, the United Nations 'd Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordination, Baroness Valerie Amos, says there is urgent need for more support for Nigeria's disaster management commitment.


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Rawlings in Abuja for conference on Emerging Democracies

Ghana's former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, left Accra on Sunday for Abuja, Nigeria, to address an international conference on Emerging Democracies in Africa, taking place on June 17 and 18. President Rawlings will deliver the keynote address on the topic, Emerging Democracies in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities at the opening session ... (more)


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Nigeria detains "suspicious" Ukrainian cargo plane

A Ukrainian cargo plane suspected to be carrying military hardware has been detained in northwest Nigeria's Kano State, security and aviation sources told Xinhua on Sunday.


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MKO Abiola, the missing one hour and a deadly cup of tea

Ambassador Susan Rice was up until recently the American Ambassador to the United Nations.


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Flooding: FG to delineate flood plains

The Federal Government is to embark on the mapping and delineation of flood plains in the country, as part of efforts to control flooding and halt further dislocation of communities.


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Saturday, 15 June 2013

Gunmen Kill Cleric, Others In Borno

A MONTH after the Military Special Operations Force was deployed to combat Boko Haram insurgents in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, violence has erupted again in Borno, as gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamist terrorist's sect, Thursday, attacked four communities of Hwa'a, Kunde, Gathahure and Gjigga of Gwoza Hills settlements, torching ... (more)


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MTN Football: Foreign coaches rate Nigerian kids high

Foreign coaches preparing Nigerian youths for the third edition of the MTN Football Scholar, have given a thumbs-up for the kids currently being screened for the programme.


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Nigeria: Divisions Grow in Jonathan's Party

On Friday 24 May, governors from 35 of Nigeria's 36 states met in Abuja to elect the new chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum .


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Nigerian insurgents slaying schoolteachers, children

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - At the Ali Al Yaskari primary school, the classrooms are silent.


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Jonathan, Onaiyekan, Oritsejafor Tie Nigeria's Growth To Moral Re-birth

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, and the President, Christian Association of Nigeria , Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor Friday decried the erosion of moral values in the society and called for moral transformation to restore the country on the path of development.


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The role Emeka Ike played in my marriage

Gift Uwame Eke popularly knownas Muma Gee is a reporter's delight any day. Two years after she got married to her hubby, she bares her mind on the important role actor Emeka Ike played in her marriage.


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Friday, 14 June 2013

European film festival berths in Jos

The new Nigerian Film, Corporation boss, Dr. Danjuma Dadu has called for sustainable partnership between Nigeria and promoters of the European Film Festival, towards having Nigerian films screened on the platform of structured film weeks/festivals in European countries in the shortest possible time.


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Nigeria: Presidential C'ttee Holds Talks with Boko Haram Suspects

Nigeria's Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North Thursday held talks with 104 suspected members of Boko Haram sect, who were detained in Lagos prisons, in continuation of efforts by the federal government to tackle the insecurity in the area.


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Nuhu Ribadu and Political Action in Nigeria

Action Congress of Nigeria presidential candidate and former anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu speaks during the flag-off of the ACN governorship campaign in Lagos March 5, 2011.


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Nigeria: Why FG Is Liquidating Nitel - BPE

The federal government adopted the process of guided liquidation for the moribund Nigerian Telecommunications Limited transaction because the company's liabilities far outweigh its current value, the Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises , Mr. Benjamin Ezra Dikki has said.


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Emeka Ike Appointed as Nigerian Ambassador

Nigerian Actor, Emeka Ike was appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan as an ambassador, recognizing him for his selfless service to humanity.


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Nigeria: Let's Patronise Local Producers Like DICON

The plight of the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria highlights a major reason for the high unemployment rate in the country.


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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Insist on transparent election, Amaechi urges Nigerians

Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State, has urged Nigerians to insist on good governance and the conduct of transparent elections in the country.


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Nigeria: UNIUYO Shut as Four Students Die in Protest

THE University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State was, Wednesday, closed down indefinitely as four students were reportedly killed during violent encounter with the Police.


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Gunmen kill phone accessories dealer

Dare-devil gunmen suspected to be armed robbers Tuesday night allegedly shot and killed a yet-to-be identified business man based at Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, near the commercial city of Onitsha.


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Lebanese Hezbollah suspects to sue Nigerian gov't

Four Lebanese men suspected of having links to Islamist militant group Hezbollah are seeking 1 billion naira in compensation from the Nigerian government for unlawful incarceration, their lawyer said on Thursday.


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Nigeria: Power Struggle in Taraba State

That it took eight months after the plane crash that left Governor Dambaba Suntai critically injured for the political uncertainties in Taraba State to unravel is a real surprise.


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Nigeria: Suspected human parts dealer bares it all

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja have arrested three fleeing members of a syndicate who allegedly specialized in selling live humans and decomposing human parts for money rituals.


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Famous Nigerian octogenarian musician dies

Famous Nigerian veteran musician Fatai Olayiwola Olagunju, popularly known as Fatai Rolling Dollar, died at 86, the country's government said on Wednesday.


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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

There will be a country: Introducing Nigerians for Change (Part 2)E O ...

To establish a democratic political association, governed under the rule of law, anchored on justice, equality, liberty, tolerance, transparency, and good governance.


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Partner Nigeria on anti-terrorism war, UN urges W/African countries

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit, has called on countries in the West African sub-region to join Nigeria in her determination to rid the region of the menace of terrorism.


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Nigerian sailor 'a phenomenon' for surviving in air pocket for 60 hours

Harrison Okene, 29, spent two days trapped in freezing cold water and breathing from an air bubble in an upturned tugboat.


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US Threatens Nigeria Ban on Ship Safety Concerns

The U.S. has threatened to ban ships from entering Nigeria unless the sub-Saharan African nation improves security in its ports and waterways, Bloomberg Businessweek reports .


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Vigilantes target extremists in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - As soldiers continue an offensive against radical Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, young men armed with machetes and sticks have now entered the streets of the region's biggest city, targeting suspected fighters.


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Vigilantes target extremists in northeast Nigeria

Cooler nighttime temperatures and calmer winds gave firefighters a break from hot, dry, gusty weather that fanned a wildfire that burned dozens of homes northeast of Colorado Springs and fueled three other major... The long-awaited trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is set to get under way with opening statements to the jury.


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Vigilantes target extremists in northeast Nigeria

Cooler nighttime temperatures and calmer winds gave firefighters a break from hot, dry, gusty weather that fanned a wildfire that burned dozens of homes northeast of Colorado Springs and fueled three other major... The long-awaited trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is set to get under way with opening statements to the jury.


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Nigeria: Enugu Disco Affirms Ownership of Aba Electric Firms

Interstate Electrics, winner of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Enugu Disco, has said that the lease agreement of April 28, 2005, that purportedly granted the Aba Power Limited and Geometrics Power Aba Limited the power to distribute electricity within the areas specified in the lease was made at a time they did not possess an ... (more)


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Nigeria: Trapped UniAbuja Students Need Help

For the umpteenth time last Tuesday, students of the University of Abuja protested against non-registration of some of its courses.


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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Nigeria as a social club

By Ogaga Ifowodo AS the battle for control of the Nigerian Governors Forum continues, we are reminded once again of how our pretence at nationhood reduces governance to absurdity.


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Former president of Nigeria to speak at UWM on partnerships for economic growth

A Nigerian dignitary is visiting the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Wednesday morning to discuss educational partnerships for economic growth.


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Military's shutdown of NE Nigeria telecoms disrupts trade [IRIN...

With mobile phone signals shut down since 15 May in large parts of three northeastern states following a military offensive against Boko Haram Islamists, anxious residents say the sick are cut off from medical help, commercial supplies are dwindling and food prices rising.


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Nigeria: Police Station Where Officers Don't Wear Shoes

In what seems like a throw-back to President Goodluck Jonathan's days of 'no shoes', the men of the Trinity Police Station under the Area B Command in Lagos State, appear sentenced to working without shoes, no thanks to the rains which have made nonsense of any attempt to wear shoes within the station.


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Nigerians who killed U.K. soldier believed affiliated with Boko Haram

An attacker using a meat cleaver and his armed partner killed a 25-year-old British soldier in the streets of London on Wednesday, and Britain's elite law enforcement believe the Nigerian men may be affiliated with a dangerous and bloodthirsty Islamist group based in Nigeria and affiliated with al-Qaeda.


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Monday, 10 June 2013

Nigeria: Why Baby Factories Boom in South-East

Enugu/Awka/Oweri/Umuahia - The illegal business of 'producing and selling babies' for quick money in the southeast is not only flourishing but beating the dragnets of security operatives in such areas.


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Nigeria: How Dinner Killed Eight Family Members

Owerri - In Imo State, a widow and seven children died after eating dinner. But what was more curious was that the food which killed the victims was originally meant for guests due for a meeting to be hosted by the deceased widow, Mrs. Glady's Egoyibo Nwosu which, eventually, never held.


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Nigeria's Sinking Ship And The Way Forward, By Nuhu Ribadu

I confess to feeling inspired with every visit to this institution that shaped my perception of life and grounded my entire intellectual development.


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Nigeria fake funeral attack - 11 dead

At least 10 people have been wounded in two separate attacks in Kenya, police say, including a blast at a church in Mombasa and a grenade hurled in a crowd in Nairobi.


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Nigeria's yan daudu face persecution in religious revival

Ameera: 'I don't mind it when my friends call me yan daudu but these days it sounds ugly in other people's mouths.'


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Media Reports on Security Service Violence in Northern Nigeria

Soldiers stand during a parade in Baga village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, in the north-eastern state of Borno May 13, 2013.


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Nigeria finance minister rebuffs critics with cake

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Nigeria: Corpses Litter Maiduguri as Boko Haram, Soldiers Kill 29 in Two Days

At least 16 suspected Boko Haram members were killed in separate incidents by security personnel in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in the last 48 hours; while the sect's members allegedly shot dead 13 civilians in the troubled city, sources said.


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Nigeria: Nigeria, Gwandu and the Rule of Law

The controversy that arose from the sack of Dr Bashir Gwandu as one of the executive commissioners of telecommunications regulatory agency Nigerian Communications Commission is still raging.


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Sunday, 9 June 2013

19 killed in Nigerian attack - Indiatalkies.com

Abuja, June 10: At least 19 people have been killed in a renewed attack by insurgent group in Nigeria's Maidiguri city, local residents and military sources said Sunday.


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Nigeria: Muslim Leader Bombed Newspaper Office 'to Appease Allah'

In America devout Muslims don't bomb newspaper offices over stories they don't like.


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Expert Seeks Regulatory Framework To Combat Cyber Crime

TO combat the growing threat to technological development in Nigeria, an expert has canvassed an urgent development of national regulatory framework to secure the country's cyber space.


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Nigeria: Residents Appeal to Fashola Over Collapse of Idimu-Ejigbo Road

Residents of Idimu in Alimosho Local Government Area have appealed to the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola to come to their rescue over the collapse of the Idimu-Ejigbo road.


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Nigeria: The Tallest Hotel, Intercontinental Lagos, Opens

Expectations are high as the InterContinental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, finally opens this month.


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Nigeria: Power Generation to Hit 20,000 Megawatts in 2014 - Sambo

Vice President Namadi Sambo said yesterday that before the end of 2014, the power sector is expected to generate 20,000MW of electricity.


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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Do Governors win elections in Nigeria?

In 1983, Chief Sam Mbakwe, incumbent governor of Imo State, was declared winner of the governorship election in the State that year.


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Jurisdiction - Nigeria - Section 4 - Tax Residence

Corporations operating businesses within the Nigerian tax jurisdiction are liable to pay tax in Nigeria; whether they are resident or non-resident in Nigeria.


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Islamic extremists kill 13 in northeast Nigeria

The attack happened Friday in Maiduguri, the spiritual home of the extremist network Boko Haram.


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Nigeria Is Heading Towards Anarchy, Says NADECO

NATIONAL Democratic Coalition will on Tuesday relive the Epetedo Declaration by the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.


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Boonville business owner returns to Nigeria hometown to help community

There was no running water in his district. The school was "like a ghost town." The few chairs in the building were toppled and strewn about, and the teacher's desk was propped up with 2-by-4s.


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Murder: S-Court hands life sentence to ex-Naval Chief

Nigeria's Supreme Court, Friday, sentenced a former naval chief, Mr Felix Olanrewaju Odunlami to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of snuffing life out of a commercial motorcycle rider in Lagos State in 2005.


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Friday, 7 June 2013

Nigeria's Central Bank Governor, Sanusi, Unable To Shake Off Sex Scandal As More Evidence Surface

Premium Times was first to report the scandal in which Mr. Sanusi was accused of abusing his office in order to advance an amorous relationship with a woman.


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College lands Nigeria contract

ABERDEEN College has won a contract worth over 444,000 to train 23 Nigerian nationals for a career in the oil industry.


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My fiance wiped away my shame - Tiwa Savage

Among the many words that can describe Tiwa Savage's sojourn in the Nigerian music industry, the most apt is 'meteoric'.


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Darden Works with Nigerian Educators to Expand Online Courses

A team of leaders from Nigeria's University of Lagos is wrapping up a weeklong visit at the University of Virginia.


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Nigeria: Why I Cried in Public - Buhari

Former military head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari has said that he had to weep in public because of the hardships Nigerians suffer despite the enormous wealth the country is blessed with.


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As Nigerians await a new Constitution: Matters Arising

CONSTITUTION of a country all over the world, is subject to amendment when the need arises and it was against the backdrop of strengthening the 1999 Constitution to meet the challenges of our everyday life that the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2006, during the tenure of Senator Ken Nnamani as President, made an attempt to review it ... (more)


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Nigeria: Military Lays Claim to Killing Boko Haram Kingpin

The military Thursday claimed that it had killed a top commander of Boko Haram, Abubakar Adam Kambar, designated "global terrorist" by the United States along with two others on June 21, 2012.


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Nigeria: Gridlock As One Dies, Scores Wounded in Lagos Auto Crash

Tragedy struck, yesterday, along the Agege Motor Road, Ikeja, Lagos, after a container fell off a truck and landed on an Eko meat van.


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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Life without my wife at 80yrs - Teddy Mukoro of the Village Headmaster fame

Veteran actor and advert guru, Teddy Mukoro who played Oghene in one of Nigeria's most successful TV series, The Village Headmaster, which ran on NTA in the 80s is still in deep sorrow.


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Three Hezbollah suspects caught with weapons in Nigeria

Nigerian police arrested three alleged Hezbollah operatives in possession of a large weapons cache that they planned to use against Israeli and Western targets.


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Specifics elusive in Nigeria's extremist fight

A federal judge has temporarily allowed a dying 10-year-old girl to move up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant, though an expert has questioned the decision on medical and ethical grounds.


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Driving in Nigeria: Time for a test

"TRAFFICATE," says the driving instructor. "Traffi-what?" "Trafficate! Trafficate!" he reiterates, gesticulating to the left.


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Nigeria: Locally-Made Footwear Attracts High Patronage - Survey

A survey in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, has shown that locally-manufactured foot wears now attract higher patronage than foreign ones, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.


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Workplaces in Nigeria unsafe, laments labour

RECENTLY, IndustriAll Global Union affiliates in Nigeria gathered at the National Secretariat of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, Lagos, at a one day workshop to mark the World Day for Safety and Health.


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Nigeria's security problems are transient - Ehindero

Mr Sunday Ehindero is former inspector general of police. A lawyer by profession, he has been in private legal practice since his retirement in 2007.


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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Challenges at frontline of Nigeria extremist fight

Soldiers gather at a former camp for Islamic extremists near Marti, Nigeria, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.


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Nigeria's electricity situation, a nightmare - FG

Abuja- Federal Government, yesterday, in Abuja, said despite the investment in the power sector, only 25 percent of Nigerians currently had access to electricity.


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Nigeria: Reps Seek to Simplify Impeachment of President, VP

A bill to simplify procedure for the impeachment of the President and vice president passed second reading yesterday at the House of Representatives.


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REFILE-Nigeria charges four Lebanese suspected of Hezbollah ties

A Nigerian court charged four Lebanese men suspected of having links to the Islamist militant group Hezbollah with terrorism and possession of illegal arms on Wednesday, after authorities said they found heavy weapons in one of their homes.


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Nigeria: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi - When Private Life Becomes a Public Affair

On June 2, 2013, Premium Times published an exclusive report on the Central Bank of Nigeria 's Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.


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Indians advised to avoid visiting three Nigerian state

By Francis Kokutse, Accra, June 5 : Indians have been advised to avoid visiting three states in Nigeria where emergency has been declared to combat militancy.


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Nigeria decree to tackle militancy

The move to ban Boko Haram follows an announcement by the US to pay a bounty for the capture of key terror leaders in Africa Nigeria has officially banned two militant Islamist groups, warning that anyone who helps them face a minimum jail sentence of 20 years.


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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Aida Snow, A Leader in the Senegalese Community in Nigeria

Mama Of The Senegalese Community In Nigeria SATURDAY, 01 JUNE 2013 00:00 BY OZO MORDI SATURDAY MAGAZINE - LIFE & STYLE Imprints Of A Woman Leader Mrs. Aida Sow is an entrepreneur and Senegalese politician.


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Three way mayoral fight

Hastings District Council's Lawrence Yule has been labelled the "jack-in-the-box mayor" by one of two people challenging him for the top job at the October local government elections.


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Nigeria grabs excellence award at US Science, Engineering show

Nigeria's representatives at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Phoenix, US last week clinched the United Technology Company Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering.


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Yvonne Okoro, R2Bees, Chris Attoh and co for Nigeria Entertainment Awards

Award winning actresses, Yvonne Okoro and Nadia Buari have received nominations in the Pan African Actress category at the upcoming Nigeria Entertainment Awards for their roles in The Contract and Single and Married respectively.


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Nigerian Sex Workers Call for Help

In Nigeria's conservative north, sex workers are not marching on the streets or calling for more rights.


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Nigeria: Dana Crash Anniversary - Jonathan Pledges Safer Skies

Lagos/Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan monday led mourners nationwide in remembrance of the first anniversary of the 153 passengers and 10 others on the ground who perished when a Dana airplane crashed into a Lagos suburb on June 3, last year.


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Nigeria: On Buhari's Double Standards on the War on Terror

When the military was accused of destroying the town of Baga in Borno State, the opposition in Nigeria went into over drive.


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Monday, 3 June 2013

Ghanaian, three Beninese arrested in Nigeria for pipeline vandalism

Nigeria's Inspector General of Police Special Task Force on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism, led by Mr.


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I Wanted To Be A Movie Star

The journey has been a very interesting one. My Dad is a Nigerian and my mother is a Russian.


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Arrest Uwazuruike, divide Nigeria - MASSOB

Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of, MASSOB, has threatened to divide the country if their leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike, was arrested for trial over treason.


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Emir of Ilorin calls on Nigerians to show love to one another

The Emir of IIorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Zulu-Gambari on Saturday urged Nigerians to continue to show love towards one another to guarantee peace and development in all fields of human endeavour.


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Nigeria: Nigeria Releases Women, Children Held As Boko Haram

Nigerian officials say they were demonstrating a commitment to peace talks when the country's security forces released dozens of women and children held in connection with the Boko Haram insurgency.


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Nigeria: Towards Sanity in the Airports

The decision of the federal government to rehabilitate and, in some cases, expand airports is commendable.


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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Nigeria lawmakers pass anti-gay marriage bill Nigeria's House of...

Nigeria's House of Representatives voted Thursday to ban gay marriage and outlaw any groups actively supporting gay rights, endorsing a measure that also calls for 10-year prison sentences for any "public show" of affection by a same-sex couple.


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103, 080 Nigerian children live on anti-viral drugs - UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has disclosed that over 103,080 Nigeria children require and live on anti-retroviral drugs to stay alive as a result of their HIV status.


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Nigeria's debt-GDP ratio now stands at 20.77% - DMO

The Debt Management Office says the nation's total debt to Gross Domestic Products ratio now stands at 20.77 per cent against the 21.50 per cent in December 2011.


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Spain police smash Nigerian 'voodoo' prostitution ring

Spanish police said Sunday they had broken up a ring that smuggled in women from Nigeria and forced them into street prostitution by burning them with irons and using voodoo rituals.


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Renewed attacks on Nigerians in South Africa

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rep. Nnenna Ukeje, has described the renewed attacks on Nigerians in South Africa as distressing.


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Nigeria: Obasanjo Advises Nigerians to Partner With FG On Flood Prevention

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday in Abeokuta urged Nigerians and civil society groups to partner with the Federal Government to tackle flood in the country.


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Criticism and the growth of democracy in Nigeria

Wednesday last week was a public holiday because, according to the federal government, 29the May is "Democracy Day". The choice of that date and the political significance it has acquired are due to Olusegun Obasanjo whose inauguration as a civilian President took place on May 29, 1999.


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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Nigeria: Rotimi Amaechi: His only sin is his victory

Nigeria, the self-acclaimed giant of Africa, is one of the few countries where citizens become endangered species once they foray into politics.


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Crises of Democracy: 20 Years After June 12: Pro-Jonathan govs annul NGF's election of Gov Amaechi

This is the sorry story of the massively embarrassing coincidence of the 20th anniversary of the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, and the move by some Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors annulling the Nigeria Governors' Forum, NGF, election of Governor Rotimi Amaechi as its chairman.


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Nigeria: 'I Sell Babies From N1.5 Million to N3 Million Depending On the Sex'

Shock could best describe the expression on the faces of members of the press as they listened to the confessional statements made by 50-year-old Oby George, over the role she, and other members of a baby-for-sale syndicate, played in helping women deliver babies.


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Nigeria: NCC Says SIM Card Registration Ends June 30

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communication Commission , Dr Eugene Juwah, has said that the nationwide registration of Subscriber Identity Module cards by the commission will end on June 30.


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Meet Fuji, the 3-year-old photographer

"I hope he grows up to become a larger than life photographer, who'll explore his natural platform to impact remarkably on the course of humanity," says proud dad Pius Kugbere Remet, himself an artist and graphic designer.


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Gunmen kill district head in Borno

By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri A District Head of Dala Alamderi who is also a protocol officer of the Borno State Government in charge of Maiduguri International Airport, Alhaji Liberty Dala has been killed by gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect.


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