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2015-10-13 How Govt Can Weather Low Oil Prices and Slow Growth
[The Conversation Africa] Ever since Nigeria started harvesting its petroleum endowment, its economy's umbilical cord has avoidably been firmly tied to the volatility of this commodity's price.

2015-10-13 Buhari Sends Second Batch of Ministerial Nominees to Senate
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded a second batch of ministerial nominees to the Senate. Mr. Buhari sent the list on Monday afternoon.

2015-10-13 Tribunal Sacks Nnaji, Orders Fresh Election in Enugu-East
[This Day] Enugu -The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Enugu monday nullified the electon of Senator Gilbert Nnaji as the winner of the March 28 National Assembly election for Enugu-East senatorial zone by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The tribunal while delivering judgment in the petition brought by the candidate of the Peoples for Democratic Change (PDC) in the said election and former Governor of Enugu State, Senator Chimaraoke Nnamani, ordered INEC to conduct fresh electio

2015-10-13 Nigeria, Others in Danger as Lake Chad Dries up
[This Day] Abuja -A new report, the 'Environmental Audit of the Drying Up of the Lake Chad' has warned of dire consequence for Nigeria and other neighbouring countries if the Lake Chad basin is allowed to dry up.

2015-10-13 Deploying Idle Pension Funds
[Daily Trust] The shortage of critical development infrastructure in the country is often attributed to lack of funds. It is for this reason that we welcome the opening of a new window of opportunity for access to funds that could finance the development of key infrastructure in Nigeria.

2015-10-13 Amnesty International Bolsters Human Rights Commitment to Nigeria as it Opens New Office
[AI London] Amnesty International today announced the opening of its new national office in Nigeria, as part of a major drive to increase the impact of its human rights work in the country.

2015-10-13 Amnesty International Opens Office in Nigeria
[Premium Times] As part of its commitment to increase the impact of human rights work in Nigeria, global rights organisation, Amnesty International has announced the opening of its Nigerian office on Tuesday.

2015-10-13 Troops, Militants Exchange Fire in Kogi
[Premium Times] Reports from Okene town in Kogi state say troops of the Nigerian Army are currently engaging some unknown gunmen.

2015-10-13 Surveyors to Install First Female President
[Daily Trust] All is now set for the investiture of Mrs Mercy Iortyer as the first female president of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS).

2015-10-13 Alamieyeseigha Died of Psychological Torture - Briggs
[Daily Trust] Port Harcourt -A Niger Delta right activist, Ms Annkio Briggs, said yesterday in Port Harcourt that former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, died as a result of psychological torture and emotional stress he was subjected to "following recent move by the British government to extradite him back to London to face corruption charges".

2015-10-13 Obasanjo - Nigeria Can Win Terror War
[Daily Trust] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that if Nigeria could win the civil war, it can also win the ongoing war against terrorism.

2015-10-13 NNPC's Upstream Financing Plan - Matters Arising
[Guardian] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) the other day initiated the Accelerated Upstream Financing Programme (AUFP) by borrowing US$1.2 billion from a consortium of indigenous and international lenders in order to supplement the Federal Government's cash-call commitment to the corporation's joint venture being operated by Chevron. The NNPC Group Managing Director, Ibe Kachikwu, explained that the AUFP was designed as the alternative contractual model in upstream financing in order to give a wide

2015-10-13 Presidency Makes U-Turn On Petroleum Minister
[Vanguard] There is an indication that the Presidency has reversed itself on the petroleum ministerial position.

2015-10-13 Ministerial List - Names to Watch Out for
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday sent the second batch of the ministerial list to the senate for screening.

2015-10-13 PDP Senatorial Candidate Accuses Saraki of Forgery, Petitions Police
[Premium Times] The Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the last Kwara Central senatorial election, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, alleging criminal falsification of the election result by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

2015-10-13 Police Dismiss Lagos Explosion Claim
[Premium Times] The Lagos State Police Command on Monday dismissed claims making rounds that there was an explosion at the Oworonsoki area of Lagos on Sunday, saying it was a minor fire incident.

2015-10-13 Tribunal Sacks Enugu PDP Senator
[Premium Times] The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Enugu State on Monday nullified the election of a senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District, Gilbert Nnaji, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

2015-10-13 Amnesty International Opens New Office in Abuja
[Leadership] The Amnesty International (AI) has announced the opening of its new national office in Nigeria, as part of a major drive to increase the impact of its human rights work in the country.

2015-10-13 Ministerial Screening
[Independent (Lagos)] As the screening of President Mohammadu Buhari's ministerial nominees is underway in the Senate, expectations are high that the exercise will reflect the thoroughness which the present mood of the nation demands. This is the first time in Nigeria's history that the issue of who becomes a minister is generating the level of profound public discourse the country is currently witnessing. People have raised the stakes in every issue of national interest because of their quest for a rebirth in the way critical

2015-10-13 Boko Haram - Obasanjo Leads Colombian Security Experts to Buhari
[Premium Times] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday led a team of Colombian security experts to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, towards sharing professional expertise on security and counter terrorism.

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