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Friday, 12-19-14, 11:55No 'Northern' or 'Southern' Citizens in Nigeria - Jonathan[Vanguard]President Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday urged Nigerians not to see themselves as "Northern" or "Southern" citizens, but as people and a race bound by the same history and constitution. read more...
Thursday, 12-18-14, 20:11Boko Haram Kidnaps Scores in Borno[Vanguard]Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people from the northeast Nigeria village of Gumsuri, carting the hostages away on trucks towards the Sambisa Forest, a notorious rebel stronghold, two local officials and a vigilante leader said Thursday. read more...
Thursday, 12-18-14, 17:23Preventing Urban Epidemics Through Community Buy-In[allAfrica]Abuja -Okechukwu Ndaguba sits at a table in a noisy conference room at the Jades Hotel in Nigeria’s capital city, summoning strength for the last day of a planning session about a new health insurance scheme. read more...
Thursday, 12-18-14, 12:21Is There a 'Strong Link' Between Eating Suya Kebabs and Cancer?[Africa Check]A Nigerian nutritionist claimed that eating suya - a kind of Nigerian kebab - is strongly linked to cancer, and that adding vegetables reduces that risk. But Africa Check found little evidence to support his claim. read more...
Thursday, 12-18-14, 6:05Soldiers Sentenced to Death for Mutiny[Vanguard]The General Court Martial sitting at the Army Headquarters Garrison in Abuja yesterday sentenced 54 soldiers to death after finding them guilty of mutiny. 59 soldiers were on trial on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy to commit mutiny and mutiny. read more...
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...

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