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Wednesday, 07-29-15, 9:48Nigeria and the U.S. Press the Reset Button On Relations[African Arguments] The four day official visit to the United States embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari drew to a close last Wednesday as he arrived back in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. The trip, heralded as a thaw in relations between both countries, was aimed at repairing and renewing a partnership that had faltered during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan. read more...
Wednesday, 07-29-15, 6:58Troops Rout Boko Haram in Buratai's Hometown[Leadership] For about the fourth time since February 2014, Boko Haram terrorists moved against Buratai, the hometown of the new chief of army staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, last night, which is also the location of a military camp. read more...
Wednesday, 07-29-15, 2:37New Government Paves Way for Productive U.S. Ties[allAfrica] Abuja -Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to the United States last week offered an opportunity for both countries to hit the 'reset' button in a relationship that regressed somewhat prior to his election. read more...
Tuesday, 07-28-15, 11:25Nigerian Media Seeks to Cope With Boko Haram Threat[IPI] Lack of training and equipment add to risk of covering violent militant group read more...
Tuesday, 07-28-15, 8:39Govt Urged to Screen Newborns for Hearing Loss[Vanguard] The Federal Government has been urged to establish a Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, UNHS, programme that would ensure that newborns are subjected to screening for all parameters of human function ability, particularly to ascertain the child's hearing status. Making the call in Lagos, a group of speech pathologists and audiologists worried over the rising incidences of hearing loss despite improvements witnessed in medical education. read more...
Tuesday, 07-28-15, 6:00The Kind of Ministers I Want - - Buhari[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja said he was working towards appointing only patriotic, decent and experienced Nigerians as ministers in his government. read more...
Monday, 07-27-15, 20:53Polio Eradication - Nigeria Makes History[Daily Trust] Nigeria is set to make history by completely eradicating the polio disease in the country. Polio disease, which is caused by the wild polio virus, has plagued Nigeria for decades, deforming children and even leading to deaths in extreme cases. read more...
Monday, 07-27-15, 7:27National Assembly Crisis - Tension Mounts[Guardian] Lagos and Abuja -Ahead of next week Tuesday's National Assembly resumption date, The Guardian investigation has revealed that the crisis that has bedeviled the two chambers - the Senate and House of Representatives - over the election of principal officers, remains unresolved. read more...
Monday, 07-27-15, 5:56Buhari's Transition Panel Hands Over To-Do List with Deadline[Premium Times] The Ahmed Joda transition committee has outlined a list of prompt, medium and long-term decisions President Muhammadu Buhari must take, or authorise, within 30, 45, 60 and 90 days of taking office, to create immediate impact, reduce government liability, increase revenue and stabilise the polity. read more...
Monday, 07-27-15, 3:59Misread U.S. Law Can Help Buhari[allAfrica] Washington, DC -In a well-received speech that largely focused on his desire to address impunity and corruption in his country and to create a "responsive, inclusive, transparent democracy", President Muhammadu Buhari made a statement that captured most of the media and policy attention. read more...

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