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2017-01-18 Senegal Moves Troops Near Gambia As Jammeh Remains Defiant
[Premium Times] Senegalese troops were seen moving towards the Gambian border in a show of force to pressure President Yahya Jammeh to stand down, the BBC reports.

2017-01-19 Senate Sets Oil Benchmark At $44.5 Per Barrel
[Guardian] The Senate on Wednesday approved the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) and set oil benchmark for 2017 budget at 44.5 dollars per barrel.

2017-01-19 Army Dismiss Militant's Claims of Pipeline Attack in Niger Delta
[Daily Trust] The Joint Military Operation in Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, on Wednesday dismissed claims of responsibility by a militant group on a supposed explosion at an oil field in Ughelli, Delta.

2017-01-19 Camp Bombing - UN, Red Cross, Unicef, Others React
[Premium Times] The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have asked the Nigerian government to ensure the unfortunate incident of Tuesday where dozens of civilians were killed by a military bomb does not reoccur.

2017-01-19 Govt Confirms Deployment of Fighter Jets, Soldiers to Gambia
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has confirmed that it has deployed fighter jets and at least 200 soldiers to join their Senegalese counterparts for a Gambian mission.

2017-01-18 High Stakes As Region Prepares Military Action
[The Conversation Africa] In further escalation of the post-election crisis in The Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just a day before his official mandate was due to come to an end. The announcement followed reports that a Nigerian warship was deployed off the Gambian coast while a regional military force was being assembled in neighbouring Senegal for possible military intervention.

2017-01-18 Senate Approves President Buhari's Fiscal Plans It Once Rejected As 'Empty'
[Premium Times] The Senate has approved the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and the Fiscal Strategy Paper, MTEF/FSP, submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari last December, in readiness for the consideration of the 2017 budget.

2017-01-18 Governor Fayose Faults Govt's Claim of Defeating Boko Haram
[Guardian] Ado-Ekiti -Ekiti State Governor Mr Ayodele Fayose, has faulted the Federal Government claims that the Boko Haram insurgents have been technically defeated.

2017-01-18 Cross River State Abolishes Taxes for Low Income Earners
[Guardian] Calabar and Abuja -Cross River State has announced the abolition of all forms of taxation for low-income earners.

2017-01-18 Senate Fails to Stop Closure of Abuja Airport
[Premium Times] Nigeria's Senate on Tuesday failed to stop the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for repair work on its runway.

2017-01-19 U.S. to Partner Nigeria On Religious Freedom
[Daily Trust] The Chargé d'Affaires of the United States Embassy in Abuja,Mr David Young, has reiterated the embassy's

2017-01-19 IDP Camp Bombing - Ministers, Service Chiefs Arrive Maiduguri
[Premium Times] A federal government delegation led by the Chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has arrived Maiduguri, Borno State, in respect of Tuesday's bombing of a displaced persons' camp in the state.

2017-01-19 Melinda Gates Commends Kaduna Govt On Child Health, Others
[Premium Times] The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has been commended for his leadership in improving child health. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, BMGF, gave this assessment when she visited Kaduna on Wednesday.

2017-01-18 Amid Outpour of Sympathy, UN Emergency Responders Aid Bombed Nigerian Camp
[UN News] United Nations humanitarian helicopter and emergency medical personnel are in north-eastern Nigeria following a military airstrike that hit a displacement camp killing dozens of people, including aid workers, and wounding a reported 100 others.

2017-01-18 Central Bank Bars Banks From Bitcoin, Virtual Currencies
[Guardian] Abuja -The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has barred deposit money banks and all other financial institutions from the operation of any form of virtual currency.

2017-01-18 North-East - PCNI Seeks Return of 1,000,000 Children Back to Schools
[This Day] Abuja -The Presidential Committee on North-east Initiative (PCNI) has rolled out plans that will facilitate the reopening of schools to pave the way for the return of about 1,000,000 children to schools in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency that led to humanitarian crises in the region.

2017-01-18 Fuel Subsidy Fraud Suspect Is Dead
[Premium Times] A fuel subsidy suspect, Opeyemi Ajuyah, is dead, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

2017-01-18 Witness Faults Attempt By Govt to Link Saraki With Foreign Transfers
[This Day] Abuja -The trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, for alleged asset declaration falsification continued yesterday with the revelation from a prosecution witness, Amazu Nwanchukwu, that AMEX Limited, operators of Saraki's foreign card was not a bank

2017-01-18 Nigeria'll Regain World's Largest Cocoa Producer Position - Govt
[Vanguard] The Federal Government has declared that Nigeria will regain her lost position as the world's largest cocoa producer and exporter soon.

2017-01-19 Gambia - Nigeria Deploys Troops, Fighter Jets
[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Air Force yesterday deployed troops and fighter jets to Gambia, as part of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) mandate to enforce the December 1, 2016 election result in that country.

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