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Wednesday, 12-17-14, 13:12Why Are the Stakes So High for the 2015 Elections?[African Arguments]The 2015 general elections in Nigeria will define the country. Speculation about a crisis that may ensue in the post-election period is rife. Irrespective of which political party emerges victorious to form the national government, the south-north divide, zoning, religion and other factors could have a significant effect in the aftermath of the polls. read more...
Wednesday, 12-17-14, 10:27Opposition APC Presidential Candidate Chooses Running Mate[Leadership]The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has chosen Professor Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate in the 2015 presidential election scheduled for February 14, 2015. read more...
Tuesday, 12-16-14, 9:12Rights Group Calls for ICC Probe of Buhari[This Day]A human rights group, Northern Coalition for Democracy and Justice (NCDJ), on Monday asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to bring charges against Nigerian presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, for post-election violence in 2011. read more...
Tuesday, 12-16-14, 6:27No Time Limit for Returning Chibok Girls Alive - Presidency[Premium Times]The Nigerian presidency has dismissed concerns over the prolonged abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State, saying the government has no time limit to return the long-suffering teenagers alive to their families. read more...
Monday, 12-15-14, 13:03I Didn't Know About Stella's Tummy Tuck - Obasanjo[Premium Times]Stella Obasanjo died after a failed tummy tuck surgery read more...
Monday, 12-15-14, 6:09Fuel Scarcity Looms as Oil Workers Strike[Vanguard]Lagos -NIGERIA Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, and its Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, will today begin an indefinite nationwide strike, to protest the inability of the government to carry out Turn Around Maintenance, TAM, of the refineries and reduce pump prices of petroleum products in line with the slump in global prices of crude oil. read more...
Sunday, 12-14-14, 7:54Norway Sells Warships, Combat Boats to Ex-Militant Leader[Premium Times]In a shocking move, the Norwegian government has sold a fleet of its decommissioned, but still sophisticated, battleships and combat boats to a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, who for years led a devastating insurgency against the Nigerian government in the oil-rich region, a Norwegian newspaper reported Saturday. read more...
Sunday, 12-14-14, 7:12Army Pledges Victory Over Terrorists[Independent (Lagos)]Lagos -The Nigerian Army has reaffirmed its determination to win the ongoing war against the Boko Haram terrorists. read more...
Saturday, 12-13-14, 6:24Keshi Told to Move on[Vanguard]Former Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu has told Stephen Keshi not to bother trying to retain the Nigerian national team coaching role. read more...
Friday, 12-12-14, 9:54Sudan Repatriates 26 Nigerians Over Ebola Fears[Premium Times]The Sudanese authorities have denied 26 Nigerians entry into their country over suspicion that they were possibly infected by the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, one of those repatriated has told PREMIUM TIMES. read more...

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