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2018-01-18 Conflict, Violence, Protests - and An Absent President
[HRW] The ongoing Boko Haram conflict in the northeast, cycles of communal violence between pastoralists and farmers, and separatist protests in the south defined Nigeria's human rights landscape in 2017.

2018-01-18 Niger Delta Avengers Say They Will Launch Attacks On Oil Facilities
[Guardian] A Niger Delta militant group has said it would begin another round of violent campaigns against oil companies in Nigeria in a few days' time.

2018-01-18 Senate Rejects Panel Report On Fuel Crisis, Probes Subsidy Payment
[Guardian] Abuja -Allegations of unending corrupt practices in the oil industry as well as persisting scarcity of petrol across the country generated serious agitations and outpour of criticisms against the management of the oil industry on the floor of the Senate yesterday. And for failing to meet its expectations, the upper chamber rejected the report submitted by its Petroleum Resources (Downstream sector) Committee, which earlier investigated the matter.

2018-01-18 Nigerians Divided On Impact of Buhari's Anti-Corruption War - Study
[Premium Times] Almost three years into the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration's avowed fight against corruption, Nigerians are divided about whether corruption has declined in Nigeria, a new study has found.

2018-01-18 12 Killed in Maiduguri Suicide Bombing
[Premium Times] At least 12 people were killed on Wednesday when a suicide bomb exploded around Muna Garage area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, officials have said.

2018-01-18 Germany Commits U.S.$146 Million to Combat Polio in Nigeria - Official
[Premium Times] The German government has committed 120 million euros to ensure total eradication of polio in Nigeria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Tiwatope Elias-Fatile, has said.

2018-01-18 Two Nigerian Policemen Killed During Kidnap of Two Americans, Two Canadians
[Premium Times] Two Americans and two Canadians have been kidnapped in Kaduna State, North-west Nigeria.

2018-01-18 Minister of Loneliness for UK, Happiness Commissioner for Nigeria
[Nairobi News] UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a Minister for Loneliness in a drive to tackle social isolation, a problem endured by 9 million Britons.

2018-01-18 We Need AfDB to Assist African Nations With Resources - Minister
[Daily Trust] Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has called for a strong and well-capitalized African Development Bank (AfDB) that is capable of fulfilling its commitments to member-countries.

2018-01-18 Nigeria's First Storey Building Records 9,009 Visitors in 2017
[Vanguard] The first storey building in Nigeria located in Badagry, Lagos State has recorded 9,009 visitors in 2017, Mr Hodonu Daniel, the officer in charge of the site, said on Wednesday.

2018-01-18 Ex-Nigerian Leader Calls for More Anti-Corruption Agencies
[Premium Times] Nigeria needs more anti-corruption agencies to tackle corruption, a former military head of state has said.

2018-01-18 Lassa Fever - Three Suspected Cases Recorded in Nasarawa
[Premium Times] The Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Keffi, Nasarawa State, says the hospital is currently handling three cases of suspected Lassa fever.

2018-01-18 Super Eagles Static On First FIFA Ranking for 2018
[Premium Times] The world football governing body, FIFA, has released the first ranking for 2018.

2018-01-18 Ex-Governor Mocks Buhari, Tinubu Over Fuel Scarcity, Anti-Graft War
[Premium Times] A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has jeered President Muhammadu Buhari and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, over the fuel scarcity across the country, and the government's fight against corruption.

2018-01-18 Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks to Extend Implementation of FCT Act
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking to extend the implementation of the FCT Appropriation Act to March 31, 2018.

2018-01-18 2019 - Buhari Warns Against Electoral Violence, Says Jonathan Has Set the Tone
[Vanguard] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari has formally reacted to the release of the 2019 election timetable and schedule of activities by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, warning actors in the political space against a resort to violence in an attempt to sway electoral support, or in the event that they are rejected at the polls.

2018-01-18 Nollywood Filmmaker Kasvid Killed in Auto Crash
[Premium Times] A Nollywood filmmaker, Chukwuka Emelionwu, popularly known as Kasvid, has died.

2018-01-18 How Yola Market Fire Started - Official
[Premium Times] A fire outbreak that occurred on Wednesday night at Yola market has been put out by men of the Adamawa State Fire Service.

2018-01-18 Moss, Olatunde, Sar Headline AWF's Guest Writer Session
[Premium Times] Two writers, Todd Moss and Bolaji Olatunde, as well as the alternative rock musician, Bem Sar, will kick-start the 2018 Guest Writer Session series.

2018-01-18 Hijab Controversy - Kwara Muslims Ask Law School to Induct Firdaus
[Vanguard] Ilorin -THE umbrella body of all Muslim organisations in Kwara State, the Council of Muslim Organisations, CMO, has demanded that Firdaus Amasa, who was denied induction by the Nigerian Law School, be called to bar immediately.

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