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Wednesday, 05-06-15, 13:52Oil Slump Has Govt Borrowing to Pay Salaries[Al Jazeera] Africa's richest economy is borrowing money to pay salaries as it struggles through a "difficult cash crunch" brought on by halved oil prices, Nigeria's finance minister revealed. read more...
Wednesday, 05-06-15, 12:07Numb to Tragedy[Daily Trust] Is it xenophobia? Is it jihad? Is it ethnic cleansing? I am tempted to think it is none of these. Humanism has simply died. I fear so. We are now mere animals, with life whose value has diminished beyond imagination. Across the globe, humans are mowed down in orgies of violence and you wonder if we are in deed in the 21st century, if we have indeed crossed over to the new millennium when beyond the novel 1984, mankind would have reached the zenith of intelligence. Alas, a single death is now tragedy, death read more...
Wednesday, 05-06-15, 5:55Army Rejects Rampage Accusations[Deutsche Welle] The Nigerian army has vehemently denied accusations that it went on a killing spree and fired indiscriminately on unarmed civilians in retaliation for the deaths of six soldiers. read more...
Tuesday, 05-05-15, 12:09Many Freed Girls Malnourished or Pregnant[IPS] New York -Boko Haram, fleeing to a new hideout, has abandoned hundreds of women and girls in the Sambisa forest where the high school girls from Chibok were initially taken over one year ago. read more...
Tuesday, 05-05-15, 11:06Seventy Feared Killed in Taraba State[Guardian] Jalingo -HOPES that peace may soon return to parts of Taraba State, including Kerim-Lamido Local Council, that have suffered loss of lives and property are fading. read more...
Tuesday, 05-05-15, 11:0670 Feared Killed in Taraba[Guardian] Jalingo -HOPES that peace may soon return to parts of Taraba State, including Kerim-Lamido Local Council, that have suffered loss of lives and property are fading. read more...
Tuesday, 05-05-15, 5:22How Important Is Biosafety Law to Nigeria's Economy?[Guardian] THE need for strategies and products to protect public health and agriculture in the event of a natural emergency or man-made biological incident cannot be over emphasized. read more...
Monday, 05-04-15, 12:20Okagbare Leads Team Nigeria to Gold in Bahamas[This Day] Team Nigeria's women's 4x200m relay quartet of Blessing Okagbare, Regina George, Dominique Duncan and Christy Udoh made the country proud at the weekend, winning the gold of the event and a new national and African record on the first day of the 2015 IAAF/BTC World Relays in Bahamas Pre-event favourites USA looked to be on course to successfully defend the title from last year, but a poor final baton exchange between Jeneba Tarmoh and Olympic 200m champion, Allyson Felix cost the Americans the gold. Effort read more...
Monday, 05-04-15, 7:49Boko Haram Stoned Girls to Death - Survivors[Leadership] Survivors of Boko Haram captivity have revealed how the militant group's fighters stoned some of their captives to death as the military approached to rescue the victims in Sambisa Forest. read more...
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...

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