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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...
Wednesday, 04-29-15, 6:18Jay Z to Invest in Nigerian Music Industry[Leadership] With the rapid growth of Jay Z's new company Tidal in just over a month since it was born, the American rapper and business mogul sees the need to expand its frontiers and he's just sent his cousin, Brian 'Bee-High' Biggs to Nigeria to scout for new talents. read more...
Wednesday, 04-29-15, 5:49Military Rescues 200 Girls From Sambisa Forest[Premium Times] Nigerian troops have rescued 200 girls from Sambisa forest, the notorious hideout of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, the defence headquarters said Tuesday. read more...

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