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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...
Saturday, 05-23-15, 11:27Controversy as Diezani Boards Buhari's London Flight[Daily Trust] Abuja -The President-elect Muhammadu Buhari yesterday morning left for Britain on a private visit, his first such trip outside the country since winning the March 28th presidential election, a statement last night by the Head of his Media Team, Malam Garba Shehu. read more...
Friday, 05-22-15, 13:30Group Accuses UNFPA of Population Reduction Agenda[Guardian] A PRO-LIFE non-governmental organisation, Project for Human Development (PHD), has decried an alleged action of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in carrying out abortion and sterilisation procedures on the impregnated Boko Haram victims in the North-East. read more...
Friday, 05-22-15, 11:04Avoiding Lead Poisoning in Nigeria[HRW] Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday asked the people of Nigeria to forgive whatever mistakes he might have made during his tenure. For some of the Nigerian children who died or are suffering from lead poisoning, this apology comes too late. read more...
Friday, 05-22-15, 5:56Handover Note - Buhari Slams Jonathan's Ministers[Leadership] Exactly a week to the May 29 transition to a new administration, the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed his disappointment with ministers of the outgoing government under President Goodluck Jonathan for their uncooperative attitude towards a smooth handover. read more...
Thursday, 05-21-15, 7:33Child Bride Who Killed Husband Escapes Death[Premium Times] The murder charges against a 15-year old girl, Wasila Tasi'u, who killed her 35-year old husband, Umar Sani, and four others, have been dropped by prosecutors at a Kano State high court. read more...


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