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2017-02-27 Xenophobic Attacks - Group Asks SADC to Sanction South Africa
[Premium Times] The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has sent an open letter to King Mswati III of Swaziland, and Chairperson, Southern African Development Community, SADC, urging him to "convene an emergency summit of the SADC heads of state and government to discuss the persistent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals living in South Africa."

2017-02-27 How Mandela, Desmond Tutu Encouraged Me to Contest Presidential Election - Obasanjo
[Premium Times] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday revealed how late South African President, Nelson Mandela, and Desmond Tutu, a retired Anglican Bishop and South African rights activist, influenced him to contest the 1999 presidential race, after he (Obasanjo) was released from prison.

2017-02-26 Despite Ban, Imported Spaghetti Still Sold At Nigerian Malls
[Premium Times] Despite the ban placed on importation of certain items by the Nigerian government, imported spaghetti still sell at shopping malls across Nigeria, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

2017-02-26 Two Germans Archaeologists Kidnapped in Nigeria Freed
[Premium Times] The two Germans kidnapped in Kaduna State have been released.

2017-02-27 Amina Mohammed to Assume Duty At UN
[Guardian] Ms Amina Mohammed, the immediate past Minister of Environment, will be sworn-in on Tuesday as the UN Deputy Secretary-General at the UN Headquarters in New York, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

2017-02-27 No Education From Mule Kicks
[Daily Trust] Soon after he lost the 2008 US presidential election to Barack Obama, a reporter asked Senator John McCain if he intended to run again. The Arizona Republican said he quoted a rural American saying, "There is no education from the second kick of a mule." If a donkey kicks you once and you did not learn any lessons from it, then you will not become any wiser when it kicks you for the second time.

2017-02-27 Osun University Threatens to Dismiss 4,000 Students
[Daily Trust] Osogbo -The management of Osun State University, Osogbo has resolved to expel over 4,000 students who are yet to pay their tuition fees as the February 28 deadline ends tomorrow.

2017-02-27 Govt to Get $500 Million World Bank Loan for Out-of-School Children
[Leadership] The World Bank yesterday expressed readiness to grant Nigeria a loan of $500 million to enable the country tackle the issue of its teeming out-of-school children.

2017-02-27 Not Interested in Releasing El-Zakzaky, Wife, Govt Appeals Court Judgement
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has approached the Appeal Court to challenge a High Court ruling that mandated the release of the leader of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

2017-02-27 Army Arrests Three Foreign Boko Haram Suspects
[Premium Times] Three foreigners suspected to be members of the Boko Haram were on Sunday arrested in Gombe State, the Nigerian Army said.

2017-02-26 How Regulation Reduced Nigeria's Local Airlines From 150 to 9 in 17 Years - Official
[Premium Times] While Nigeria has about nine functional local airlines in 2017, it had 150 registered local airlines in the year 2000, an official has said.

2017-02-26 How to Avoid Trump's Immigration Trap - Nigerians in U.S. Advised
[Vanguard] Some Nigerians in the U.S. have expressed concerns over the controversial Executive Order expected to be rolled out this week by President Donald Trump to restrict citizens from certain countries and also put in place stringent measures against all categories of undocumented immigrants.

2017-02-27 Nexim to Help Realise Nigeria's Full Potentials in Shea Production
[Premium Times] With Nigeria currently reputed as the world's leading producer of shea nuts, the Nigerian Export Import Bank said it was ready to support the country to recover its lost capacity.

2017-02-27 Amina Mohammed to Assume Duty As UN Deputy Sec.-Gen Tuesday
[Premium Times] Amina Mohammed, the immediate past Minister of Environment, will be sworn-in on Tuesday as the UN Deputy Secretary-General at the UN Headquarters in New York, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

2017-02-27 Sagay's Interpretation of S.231 of Constitution On CJN
[Guardian] On page 2 of the February 1, 2017 edition of The Nation newspaper, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, forcefully inveighed against the debate on the appointment of the Hon. Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (ACJN) by the Presidency, a metonym for President Muhammadu Buhari. The debate, according to him, "has generated a lot of heat, acrimony and self-generated anger without generating a single ray of light... " He, therefore,

2017-02-27 #BBNaija - Bisola, Bally Go to Paradise - Ese, Jon Ejected
[Vanguard] Only the two fake housemates, Jon and Ese got ejected from the Big Brother Nigeria House on Sunday, in a night of drama and intrigues. They only spent two weeks and they have been sent packing.

2017-02-27 Time to Release Dasuki, El-Zakzaky On Bail
[Vanguard] Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a la

2017-02-27 Shiites, Falana Petition Osinbajo On Release of El-Zakzaky, Wife
[Guardian] Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shiites, have written a petition to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, demanding the immediate release of the leader of the group, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife following the directives of the Federal High Court, Abuja ordering their freedom from detention.

2017-02-27 Chimamanda's 'Americanah' for Reading in New York
[Vanguard] Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie's bestseller novel 'Americanah' has been selected as one of the five award-winning books to be chosen for the 'One Book One New York' programme.

2017-02-27 You Probably Won't Read This
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The crisis in northeastern Nigeria is man-made, but the solutions are too

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