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2014-04-23 From Sticks and Machetes to Rocket-Propelled Grenades
[IPS]Lagos -Nigerians are beginning to adjust to the sad reality that they live in a country where suicide bombers and terrorists could be lurking around the next corner thanks to a ready supply of advanced weapons smuggled through the country's porous borders. Last week, Ngupar Kemzy's cousin, Andy Nepli, told him that he planned to spend the Easter holidays with him.

2014-04-23 Need to Ramp Up Aid Response in Northeast
[IRIN]Kano -Security fears, a lack of humanitarian actors on the ground and a perception that Nigeria's government can handle its crises without help, are leaving many of the thousands displaced by Boko Haram violence in the northeast short of food, with little to no access to health care or basics like clean water and blankets.

2014-04-23 Boko Haram's War On Children
[African Arguments]The news that over 200 school children were last week abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group in North East Nigeria makes for depressing reading.

2014-04-23 Deep Inside Sambisa Forest - A Story About the Abducted Girls
[ThinkAfricaPress]The following is a work of fiction based on real life events. On the night of 15 April, armed men suspected to belong to the Islamist militant group Boko Haram abducted several female students from a Federal Government Secondary School in Borno state.

2014-04-22 D'Banj Visits Nyanya Blast Victims
[Premium Times]A popular Nigerian musician, Dapo Oyebanji aka D-banj, on Tuesday in Abuja urged Nigerian youth to shun violence and embrace peace.

2014-04-23 Improved Agriculture Can Lift Nigerians Out of Poverty
[State Department]Through a program called MARKETS II, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) gives farmers in Nigeria who live on less than $1.25 a day the tools they need to improve their harvests and connect with buyers.

2014-04-23 WB Boosts Water Delivery Services for the Urban Poor
[World Bank]Washington -The World Bank has approved a credit of US$250 million from the International Development Association (IDA)* to help the Nigerian Government continue its efforts to increase access to water supply services and to improve the financial and management viability of existing water utilities.

2014-04-23 PDP Issues Warning on Terror-Causing Statements.
[CAJ News]Abuja -THE ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) has again cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) from against making utterances that allegedly fuel violence and motivate insurgency in the country.

2014-04-23 Speak Up - Chop My Money
[RNW Africa]They say money can't buy you love. But in Nigeria, it can get you the flashy car, nice clothes and fancy meals that can be just as thrilling. Maybe that explains why young Nigerian women are going for richer, older married men or, as they call them, Aristos.

2014-04-23 Malaria Still a Silent Killer in Nigeria, 627,000 Deaths Recorded Annually
[This Day]Malaria still remains one of the silent killers in Nigeria as about 627,000 deaths are recorded annually, especially among children under the age of five, the General Manager, Joint Ventures Operations, Mobil Producing Nigeria, Mr. John Arkley, said Tuesday in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

2014-04-23 Jonathan Must Run as President Again, Says Briggs
[Daily Trust]Port Harcourt -Niger Delta rights activist, Ms Ann-kio Briggs has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to brace all odds and declare his intention to contest the 2015 Presidential election.

2014-04-23 Muslim Clerics Recruiting Boko Haram Members - Cameroon Govt
[Vanguard]Nigerian Muslim clerics living in the border towns of Cameroon and Nigeria are recruiting Boko Haram members in their mosques, the government of Cameroon has alleged. Worse still, government officials in the North East states of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa collaborate with the terrorists and take bribes from them, thereby, hindering the fight against the terrorists. Governors of these states also capitalise on their civilian fears to berate the army and the federal government.

2014-04-23 Boko Haram Begins Recruitment in Niger as Jonathan, Governors Meet on Security Tomorrow
[This Day]Boko Haram may have extended its tentacles to neighbouring Niger Republic where some of its leaders have embarked on a recruitment drive, a report by the BBC has indicated.

2014-04-23 Gunmen Kill Another 50 in Taraba
[Vanguard]Daring gunmen, yesterday, defied the dusk-to-dawn curfew and attacked Gidan Aku community on the outskirts of Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State, killing no fewer than 50 persons and injuring many others.

2014-04-23 Nyanya - Those Who Committed This Act Have Declared War on Nigeria, Nigerians - Buahri
[Vanguard]General Muhammadu Buhari, former Military Head of State, has condemned the recent killings in Nyanya park in Abuja saying those who committed the killings have declared war against the government of Nigeria.

2014-04-23 D-Banj Visits Nyanya Blast Victims, Urges Youths to Shun Violence
[Vanguard]A popular Nigerian musician, Mr Dapo Oyebanji (D-banj) on Tuesday in Abuja urged Nigerian youths to shun violence and embrace peace.

2014-04-23 National Conference Can't Transform Nigeria - - Nwabueze
[Vanguard]Umuahia -FOREMOST constitutional lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, has said that he was working hard to salvage the on-going national conference to give Nigerians a new constitution.

2014-04-23 Emergency Rule Extension - Presidency Yet to Send Request to Us - NASS
[Vanguard]Ninety-six hours after the expiration of the subsisting emergency rule imposed on the three states -Borno, Yobe and Adamawa- President Goodluck Jonathan is yet to send a fresh request to the National Assembly, NASS, for possible extension, as stipulated by law.

2014-04-23 71 Percent of Nigerians Optimistic of Free, Fair Polls in 2015 - Survey
[Vanguard]Abuja -Notwithstanding the fears being expressed concerning the fate of 2015 general elections, there are indications that over 71 per cent of Nigerians are optimistic that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will conduct free and fair polls.

2014-04-23 Insecurity - Stock Market Loses N392 Billion in Four Months
[Leadership]The stock market has lost a total of N392billion since the beginning of the year partly in response to growing insecurity in the country, a review of the performance of the market by LEADERSHIP has shown.

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