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2015-08-28 Poster 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?

2015-08-28 Nigerian 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.

2015-08-28 Those Setting Fires in Other Countries Can't Complain
[Vanguard] EUROPE is in panic. No, not because of tumbling stocks over what they see as China 'slowing down'. This itself is intriguing; fanatical prophets and apostles of market forces, begging the Chinese Government to intervene in the Stock Market. The panic is about the tidal waves of migrants from war torn countries, surviving the seas, especially the Mediterranean, to make landfall on European coasts.

2015-08-28 Outrage Grows Over Buhari's Appointments
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari's appointment of some of his administration's most key officials Thursday set off a firestorm of condemnation, with critics characterising the nominations as overwhelmingly lopsided, lacking in gender balance and regional equity.

2015-08-28 Arms Deal - We Were Sidelined - Defence Ministry
[Daily Trust] The Ministry of Defence said yesterday that it was initially involved in the procurement of military hardware and ammunitions before the responsibility was later shifted to security services.

2015-08-28 Nigeria-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.

2015-08-28 The Nation Marks 500 Days Since Chibok Girls' Abduction
[Al Jazeera] Relatives of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram mark 500 days since the abductions with hope dwindling for their rescue despite a renewed push to end the armed group's rebellion.

2015-08-28 Vandals Cut N40 Million NIPP Power Transmission Tower in Abia
[This Day] Abuja -The Niger Delta Power Holdings (NDPHC) Plc, which is handling the 10 National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) plants, on Thursday said that vandals attacked and cut its transmission lines and tower worth N40 million in Abia state.

2015-08-28 NUC Names 65 Illegal Varsities, Prosecutes Eight Others
[Guardian] Classroom. Image source troutlakeccTHE National Universities Commission (NUC) has released a list of 65 illegal degree awarding institutions operating in the country for sometimes now. Some of them are already facing investigation/prosecution.

2015-08-28 'I Owe Nobody an Explanation for My Failure in Beijing' - Okagbare
[Guardian] Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championship 100m finalist, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, says she owes nobody any explanation for her poor performance at the championship.

2015-08-28 President's Key Men Emerge
[Guardian] Abuja and Lagos -Eighty-nine days into his administration, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday named key officials who will assist him in the complex task of governance.

2015-08-28 Buhari On Treasury Single Account
[Guardian] President Muhammadu Buhari's directive to all federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to start paying all government revenues, incomes and other receipts into a unified pool of single account with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is a bold and highly commendable move directed at one of the bastions of corruption in the polity, namely, public institutions.

2015-08-28 Buhari Approves 65 Licences for Private Refineries
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has granted licences to 65 Nigerian companies to construct modular refineries.

2015-08-28 Forensic Experts Find Non-Human Prints in Akwa Ibom Governorship Ballot Papers
[Daily Trust] One of the forensic experts who testified before the Akwa Ibom State governorship tribunal Thursday, said out of the140, 832 finger prints on ballot papers matched (scanned and analyzed) over 100,000 were non- human prints. The witness was testifying in the gubernatorial election suit between Umana Umana of the All Progressive congress (APC) and governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, who was the candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party in the election. Umana had approached the tribunal, challenging

2015-08-28 Togolese Migrants Seek Asylum in Nigeria
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Togolese migrants presently camped in Lagos have appealed to the Nigerian government to grant them asylum.

2015-08-28 Fitch - Nigerian Banks Heading Into Storms
[This Day] Fitch Rating has warned that Nigerian banks are heading into financial and operational storms in view of what it called the increasingly difficult conditions under which they are operating.

2015-08-28 Nigerian Ambassador to the United States Dies
[Vanguard] Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Adebowale Adefuye, is dead.

2015-08-28 'We'll Meet Presidential Deadline On Boko Haram' - Defence Headquarters
[Daily Trust] Spokesman of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Colonel Rabe Abubakar yesterday assured Nigerians that the military will attain the December Presidential deadline of ending Boko Haram insurgency in the country.

2015-08-28 Northwest Tops Buhari's Appointments
[Daily Trust] Of 19 key appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari, six are from the north-west geo-political zone, five from north-east, four from south-south, three from south-west, one from north central and nil from south-east.

2015-08-28 'Hangry', 22 Other New Words Added to Oxford Dictionaries
[Premium Times] Oxford University Press has released 23 new words in its quarterly update of list of words in Oxford advanced learners dictionary.

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