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Thursday, 05-28-15, 11:19Zuma Jets Off to Nigeria As Nkandla Report Set to Be Released[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma will jet off to Nigeria for president-elect Muhammadu Buhari's inauguration on the same day that the police minister's report on the R246m worth of security upgrades to his private home in Nkandla is expected to be released. read more...
Thursday, 05-28-15, 5:34Army Dismisses 200 Soldiers for "Cowardice"[Premium Times] The Nigeria Army on Tuesday at the Rukuba Barracks in Jos, Plateau State, dismissed about 200 soldiers from service for their failure to capture the Sambisa forest - a notorious hideout for Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State. read more...
Wednesday, 05-27-15, 7:24UN - Boko Haram Increasingly Uses Children for Suicide Attacks[Deutsche Welle] Children are in danger of being seen as threats, after an "alarming spike" in suicide bombings by children and girls in Nigeria, UN officials have said. The Islamic uprising left thousands of children without protection. read more...
Wednesday, 05-27-15, 6:28Jonathan Turns Down Defeated Ruling Party Position[Vanguard] Abuja -President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, turned down a proposal by members of the Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to take over the position of the chairman of the board. read more...
Wednesday, 05-27-15, 5:50Boko Haram Kills Dozens in Borno Village[Leadership] At least 37 persons consisting men, women and children have been confirmed dead after Boko Haram terrorists attacked Gubio town in Gubio local government of Borno State, security sources and government officials have confirmed. read more...
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...

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