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Friday, 08-28-15, 14:00Poster Boy for Good Governance Caught Up in Corruption Allegations[African Arguments] The much celebrated former Lagos governor, Babutunde Fashola, is facing a series of allegations. But is a political falling out behind the controversy? read more...
Friday, 08-28-15, 12:38Nigeria-Bound Terrorist Leader Coming On Invitation[Daily Trust] The ISIS leader, Ahmed Al-Assir, who was arrested in Lebanon on his to Nigeria lately, was coming on the invitation of a foreign company operating in the country, Daily Trust has gathered. read more...
Friday, 08-28-15, 11:51Nigerian Ambassador to U.S., Adebowale Adefuye, Dead[Premium Times] The Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Adebowale Adefuye, is dead. According to Sahara Reporters, Mr. Adefuye, a former History professor died on Thursday at an undisclosed hospital in Washington DC. read more...
Thursday, 08-27-15, 14:32African Immigrant's Children Beat All Odds to Excel in America[Premium Times] At the core of these exemplary feats recorded by African immigrant children is the fact that these young people come from households of parents with an average of a college first degree and the emphasis in these households is on achievement. read more...
Thursday, 08-27-15, 8:00UN Chief Warns of Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Northeastern Nigeria[IPS] United Nations -With over 1.5 million displaced, 800,000 of whom are children, and continuously escalating violence in northeastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the humanitarian situation as "particularly worrying" during a visit to the country. read more...
Wednesday, 08-26-15, 13:41Confusion As Okagbare Fails to Show Up for Beijing Race[Premium Times] Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare was missing from the starting blocks during the 200m Women's Heats today in Beijing, China. read more...
Wednesday, 08-26-15, 10:22What's the Point of a First Lady?[Vanguard] Renaming the "First Lady" the "Wife of the President" is a subtle change which shows a shift in the principles guiding public thinking. Indeed, "First Ladies" in Nigeria have previously wielded virtually as much power as their husbands if not more. The era of First Ladies allocating oil wells, shaming and insulting governors isn't so far away. However, Nigerians are glad to see the end of it, with a clear return to sanity: first ladies aren't elected officials. read more...
Wednesday, 08-26-15, 9:14Voting Right for Nigerians in Diaspora Soon - VP Osinbajo[Daily Trust] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says voting right will soon be extended to Nigerians in Diaspora. read more...
Tuesday, 08-25-15, 13:44Suicide Bombers Strike in Yobe[Premium Times] At least eight persons have so far been confirmed killed in two separate suicide bomb attacks in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital. read more...
Tuesday, 08-25-15, 7:12Buhari Orders Probe of Arms Procurement Under Jonathan[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a full blown investigation into weapons procurement by the Nigerian military under the administrations of late President Umar Musa Yar'Adua and former President Goodluck Jonathan. read more...

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