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Tuesday, 05-26-15, 14:03Energy Crisis Worsens - 'Only 5 of 23 Power Plants Functional'[Premium Times] Nigeria's energy crisis deteriorated Monday, as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the government agency responsible for regulating operations in the electricity sector, reported that only five of the country' 23 power plants are currently functional. read more...
Tuesday, 05-26-15, 11:10Killed Boko Haram Commander Found With Thousands of Euro[Independent (Lagos)] The Nigerian Army found thousands of Euro on the body of a killed terrorist commander, as the Defence Headquarters claimed the army recorded more gains in the ongoing onslaught to wipe out Boko Haram terrorists from Nigerian territory, when it repelled an attack on Dikwa, Borno State, in the North-East. read more...
Tuesday, 05-26-15, 5:48#BringBackOurGirls Laments Jonathan's Exit Without Chibok Girls[Leadership] As the end of President Goodluck Jonathan administration approaches the #BringBackOurGirls group has decried the fact that after over 400 days of the Chibok school girls abduction, the girls whereabout, are still not known and their rescue still a mirage. read more...
Tuesday, 05-26-15, 5:46Oil Marketers, Govt Agree to Restore Fuel Supply[Premium Times] Hope that Nigeria's fuel crisis, which virtually shut down the entire economy, may soon be over, beckoned Monday after the Federal Government and oil marketers agreed to work towards the immediate restoration of normal supply of fuel throughout the country. read more...
Monday, 05-25-15, 10:49Are Football Age Cheats Holding Nigeria Back?[Guardian] For a country of about 160 million people choked by perennial mix of darkness, noise of fuming generators and screeching brakes in traffic, eerie silence could mean a lot. This, perhaps, was the situation on a particular Wednesday evening, when South Africa shut the door of Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2015 on Nigeria. read more...
Monday, 05-25-15, 9:51Fuel Scarcity Bites[Premium Times] Nigeria is facing a full-blown national crisis as virtually all sectors of the economy has grounded to a halt as the fuel scarcity bites harder across the country. read more...
Sunday, 05-24-15, 15:07Government 'Not Cooperating' with Presidential Transition - Buhari[Daily Trust] In an extensive, exclusive conversation with Weekly Trust, Nigeria's incoming president says he will level with the people about fuel and revenue shortages and other challenges, when he assumes office and can learn the facts. He also reiterated support for the outgoing government's agriculture minister to head the African Development Bank.  read more...
Sunday, 05-24-15, 2:54Nigerian Airlines Cancel Flights Amid Fuel Crisis[Al Jazeera] Nigerian airlines have grounded flights and radio stations were silenced as a months-long fuel shortage aggravated by striking oil tanker drivers worsened in Africa's biggest oil producer. read more...
Saturday, 05-23-15, 22:04British PM Discusses Corruption & Terrorism with Buhari[Premium Times] The government of the United Kingdom has pledged to assist Nigeria's incoming President, Muhammadu Buhari, combat terrorism and corruption. read more...
Saturday, 05-23-15, 12:35Exclusive Interview with President-Elect Buhari (Weekly Trust)[Daily Trust] President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, victorious at the polls, opened up to Weekly Trust in an all-access interview, wherein he relaxed, revealing previously unknown sides to his personality against the backdrop of his Daura home. Excerpts: read more...

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