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2015-04-18 Huge Debts Await Buhari
[Vanguard] AFTER the euphoria of their electoral victories, one of the major challenges that will confront the President-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), and 20 or 21 new governors is the level of debt stock the out-going administrations will leave behind.

2015-04-18 Again NFF, Keshi Fail to Sign Contract
[Vanguard] The much celebrated signing of contract between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Coach Stephen Keshi earlier scheduled to take place Friday did not take place after all.

2015-04-17 I Predicted South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks - TB Joshua
[Premium Times] A video has surfaced showing Nigerian pastor, T.B. Joshua, warning South Africans of a "youth revolt" in their nation which would result in deaths of "certain people".

2015-04-17 Nigeria Post-Election - Bellwether of African Democracy?
[Al Jazeera] Nigeria's 2015 general elections, which drew to a close this weekend, have been hailed as historic.

2015-04-17 'We Need Secularism in Africa and It Has to Be Defended'
[Addis Standard] Michelle Ndiaye Ntab is the program director for African Peace and Security Programs (APSP), a joint program of the Addis Ababa University and the Institute for Peace and Security (IPSS), with the support from GIZ. Before joining IPSS, she was the Managing Director of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS). Between 1999 and 2011, she consecutively headed several African and international organizations among others, Executive Director of Greenpeace Africa, and CEO of the African Institute

2015-04-17 Presidential Poll - How Orubebe Plotted to Abduct Jega
[This Day] A report by the Reuters news agency has unravelled an alleged plot by some persons close to President Goodluck Jonathan to abduct the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Tuesday, March 31, to stop him from announcing the results of the presidential election and declaring Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) as the winner of the poll.

2015-04-17 FG Asks South Africa to Act Against Xenophobic Attacks
[This Day] Abuja/Lagos -Nigerians may be evacuated if violence persists, says Wali - Lagos protesters storm embassy - 46 Nigerians to be evacuated from Yemen

2015-04-17 Jonathan Asks World Leaders to Support Buhari
[This Day] Abuja -- Biden urges peaceful transition, pledges assistance against terror

2015-04-17 Group Condemns Attacks On Journalists Covering Osun Protest
[Premium Times] The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attacks on journalists covering a government workers' strike in Nigeria and calls on Nigerian authorities to ensure police launch a thorough and efficient investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice.

2015-04-17 South Africa Xenophobia - FG to Evacuate Nigerians, Reps Want Envoy Recalled
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Federal Government has said it evacuate Nigerians from South Africa if the xenophobic attacks there get worse.

2015-04-17 Xenophobic Attack - Recall Ambassador Reps Tell Jonathan
[Independent (Lagos)] Lagos -The House of Representatives on Thursday mandated President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently recall the Nigeria Ambassador to South Africa for further consultations in the wake of the Xenophobic attacks that has led to the death of 10 Nigerians in that country.

2015-04-17 South Africa Attacks - House Wants Diplomat Recalled
[This Day] Abuja -In the wake of the xenophobic attacks on Africans in South Africa, the House of Representatives Thursday urged the Federal Government to promptly recall the Nigeria's High Commissioner to the country.

2015-04-17 Payment Deadline for Defaulters On Rice Imports Ends Tomorrow
[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has indicted seven rice importers who exceeded quotas approved for them by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.

2015-04-17 The Trouble With Ekiti
[Daily Trust] For several months before the March 28/29 elections, nineteen members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly could not perform the duties for which they were elected. Despite the 19 being in the majority and are also of the All Progressives Congress (APC), they were denied entry to the premises by seven other members, who are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and thought to be loyalists of Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose, also of the PDP. Fearing for their lives, the APC legislators stayed away from Ekiti.

2015-04-17 Journalists Assaulted, Chased Covering Protest in Nigeria
[CPJ] Abuja -The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attacks on journalists covering a government workers' strike in Nigeria and calls on Nigerian authorities to ensure police launch a thorough and efficient investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice.

2015-04-17 Hilarious New TV Show Touches on Nigerian-American Dynamic
[Capital FM] Attention comedy lovers! We found something that might just tickle your fancy.

2015-04-17 Chibok Schoolgirls - Whereabouts Unknown
[Daily Trust] Today marks one year to the exact date when over 270 young and innocent girls were abducted from their dormitory at the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State by members of the Boko Haram sect. From a simple trip to prepare themselves for the senior secondary school certificate examination, the girls have been forced into a journey to virtual oblivion, no trace, and no confirmed sightings. Just speculations of them being married off, or sold into slave labour. The nation-and a sympathetic inter

2015-04-17 Ex-Minister Wants Buhari to Re-Introduce WAI
[Daily Trust] Calabar -Former minister of health, Dr. Emmanuel Nsan, has called on the president-elect, Mohammadu Buhari, to resuscitate the War Against Indiscipline (WAI) policy.

2015-04-17 Japan to Build 30 Primary Schools in Oyo State
[Daily Trust] Japan under its programme, Japan's Grant Aid 2014, is to spend 8.5m US dollars for the construct of 30 Primary Schools in Oyo state, the project's Coordinator, Mr. Kazunori Ogaguchi has said.

2015-04-17 Battle for Speaker - Lawmakers Push for Gbajabiamila, Jibrin Ticket
[Daily Trust] Battle for the position of the House of Representatives speaker has taken a new dimension as some All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers are said to be pushing for a joint ticket for Femi Gbajabiamila and Abdulmumin Jibrin as speaker and deputy respectively, it was learnt yesterday.

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