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Sunday, 05-03-15, 8:24Soldiers Accused of Killing 'Many' Civilians[Daily Trust] Jos -Some Tarok-speaking residents in Kadarko and Wadata communities in Wase Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State were feared killed yesterday in attacks allegedly carried out by members of the Special Task Force deployed to keep the peace in the state. read more...
Saturday, 05-02-15, 18:24Any Hope for Nigerian Students Under Buhari?[Fahamu] With Buhari freshly elected, the higher education community in Nigeria has hope that their underfunded sector will reap benefits in the president's honeymoon phase. But students and educators must not relax now; they must take advantage of this changing of the guard to advocate for their needs with renewed vigor. read more...
Saturday, 05-02-15, 16:1936-Year-Old Woman Faces N2 Million Fraud Charge[Guardian] A 36-year-old woman, Ogechi Okolie, was on Wednesday charged before an Ojo Magistrates' Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining N2 million on the pretext of supplying ladies' wears. read more...
Saturday, 05-02-15, 5:23Nigeria Frees More Children and Women From Boko Haram[Al Jazeera] Nigeria has freed another 234 women and children from Boko Haram's Sambisa forest, the military said. read more...
Friday, 05-01-15, 14:42What Next for Election Losers?[African Arguments] With less than a month until the swearing in of the government of President elect Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian political landscape is bracing itself for a seismic shift. For the first time since the return to democracy in 1999, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) will not be in charge read more...
Friday, 05-01-15, 11:12Sokoto Records First Hip Replacement Surgery[Daily Trust] Sokoto -Sokoto State has recorded the first total hip replacement surgery which was carried out on a 65-year old woman with severe arthritis. read more...
Friday, 05-01-15, 10:50Examination for Olashore Scholarship Scheme Holds May 2[Guardian] OLASHORE International School (OIS), Osun State, is set to expand its scholarship scheme with another round of qualifying examination fixed for this weekend. read more...
Friday, 05-01-15, 9:08We'll Wipe Out Boko Haram Before Handover - Jonathan[Independent (Lagos)] President Goodluck Jonathan has promised that his administration would do its best to wipe out terrorists from Nigeria before he hands over on May 29. read more...
Thursday, 04-30-15, 9:46Hearing Impaired Adolescents Excluded From Sexual Health Education[Key Correspondents] Around 14 per cent of adolescents in Nigeria are hearing impaired, yet their specific sexual and reproductive health needs as young people with a disability have long been ignored. read more...
Thursday, 04-30-15, 9:43'Chibok Girls Not Among Group Rescued From Sambisa Forest'[Premium Times] Over 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted in April 2014 by Boko Haram militants were not among a group of women and girls rescued by the Nigerian army in Sambisa forest Tuesday, the army has said. read more...

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