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Friday, 03-27-15, 13:03Troops Claim Recapturing of 'Boko Haram HQ'[Premium Times] The Nigerian military has finally recaptured Gwoza, a popular town in North Eastern Borno State. read more...
Friday, 03-27-15, 11:3812 Candidates, One Nation, One President[Guardian] The parade is impressive. From the academic, private sector, military, to the civil society, the array of presidential hopefuls shows that Nigeria cannot be described as a nation lacking in good quality human capital. read more...
Friday, 03-27-15, 9:08First Lady Wrong to Claim 70% of Ministers Are Women[Africa Check] Nigeria's first lady has claimed that 70% of the ministers serving in her husband's cabinet are women. But their share is less than half that. read more...
Thursday, 03-26-15, 12:39Limit Nigeria's Control of Returned Abacha Loot, U.S. Told[Vanguard] Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has proposed to the U.S. Department of Justice "a repatriation arrangement to limit control or management of $480 million forfeited Abacha funds by the Nigerian government to the extent necessary to ensure that there is transparency and accountability in the process." read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 12:25Govt Shuts All Borders Ahead of Election[Premium Times] Nigeria has announced the closure of all land and sea borders ahead of Saturday's presidential elections, the Interior Ministry announced Wednesday. read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 9:38Buhari Escapes Disqualification as Court Adjourns Eligibility Suit[Premium Times] The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has put paid to speculations that the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, might be barred from participating in Saturday's presidential election. read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 6:20Hundreds of Children Feared Abducted by Boko Haram[Daily Trust] Boko Haram insurgents might have abducted about 500 children in Damasak, Borno State, BBC Hausa Service reported on Tuesday. read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 12:30What Elections Mean for South Africa/Nigeria Partnership[SAIIA] Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation and its largest economy since April 2014, is holding presidential and legislative elections on 28 March 2015, which bear in equal measure the hallmarks of continuity and potential ruptures. read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 6:39Country Braced for Tense Election Countdown[Deutsche Welle] Nigeria - Africa's biggest economy and oil producer - stepped up security in its capital Abuja on Monday, deploying soldiers and putting up barricades before Saturday's election. read more...
Monday, 03-23-15, 13:42Obama Speaks to Nigerians Over Elections[Premium Times] As preparations intensify for general elections in Nigeria, starting Saturday, the United States President, Barack Obama, on Monday sent a special message to Nigerians, urging a credible and peaceful polls. read more...

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