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2016-09-30 Unicef - 400,000 Children Under-Five Threatened By Severe Malnutrition
[This Day] Maiduguri and Yenagoa -The United Nations International Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) has raised an alarm that an estimated 400,000 children under five of age will suffer from acute malnutrition in North-eastern Nigeria due to the ongoing Boko Haram crisis.

2016-09-30 Nigeria At 56
[Guardian] As Nigeria marks its 56th Independence Anniversary, very few Nigerians would expect any form of celebration or excitement. Independence from colonial rule in 1960 has brought the country so much to be cheerful about, but 56 years later, also a lot of regrets. I am not one of those who imagine that we would probably have been better off if we had remained under British rule, but that there are some Nigerians who still entertain such impossible thought indicates the depth of the people's anxiety about Nigeri

2016-09-30 Militants Bomb Another Pipeline in Delta
[Guardian] Warri -The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) yesterday claimed it blew up an oil pipeline belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) in Delta State.

2016-09-30 Senate Panel Cautions Government Against Communications Tax
[Guardian] Abuja -A Senate committee has cautioned the Federal Government over the proposed Communications Service Tax Bill.The committee on communications said the bill has the capacity to make life more difficult for Nigerians.

2016-10-01 3 Judges Sacked For Misconduct
[Guardian] The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended compulsory retirement of Justice Mohammed Tsamiya, the Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division, and sack of two others for professional misconduct.Those it asked to be dismissal immediately are Justice I. A. Umezulike, Chief Judge, Enugu State, and Justice Kabiru Auta of the High Court of Justice, Kano State.

2016-10-01 Army Hands Over 348 Cleared Detainee to Governor Shettima
[Guardian] The Nigerian Army has handed over 348 detainees to the Borno Government after they had been cleared of belonging to the Boko Haram terrorists group.

2016-09-30 World Leaders Pledge Support On Return of Nigeria's Looted Funds
[Daily Trust] World leaders have pledged commitment to ensure speedy repatriation of Nigeria's looted funds, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said yesterday.

2016-09-30 Hope Still for Nigeria At 56
[Guardian] The Independence Day of a country, as the qualifier suggests, is a triumphant expression of liberation. As always, it is a day of soulful national reflection and commemoration of the gallant attempts to lead the people away from the stranglehold of oppression and subjugation and to orientate them towards the best possible attainment of their destiny. However, as Nigeria marks 56 years of Independence tomorrow, any celebration, pomp and merry-making on Independence Day may be hollow, if proper stock-taking

2016-09-30 Thinking Inside the Box
[Guardian] Lagos -The on-going drama in idea-generation for sourcing funds for fiscal stimulus is exciting! Act 1, Scene,1: Tony Blair persuaded President Muhammadu Buhari to use Eurobonds to avoid the inherited looming financial disaster before May 29, 2015. PMB was lukewarm. Act 1, Scene 2: Christine Lagarde presented IMF-template for Nigeria's economic revival in Q4, 2015. PMB was taciturn.

2016-09-30 Enelamah Denies Involvement in Illicit Money Transfers On Behalf of MTN
[This Day] The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has distanced himself from the allegation by the Senate that he was involved in the fraudulent repatriation of $13.92 billion in collusion with MTN Nigeria Limited, without authorisation.

2016-09-30 Edo Poll Showed Nigeria's Democracy Is Maturing - IPAC
[Daily Trust] The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) commends the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for ensuring peaceful conduct of the Edo State governorship election.

2016-09-30 Govt to Award 13 Percent Derivation Revenue to Mining States
[Daily Trust] The federal government will make fund available to serious-minded operators in the mining sector.

2016-09-30 Local Raw Material Sourcing Increases to 52 Percent - Manufacturers
[Daily Trust] The President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Frank Udemba Jacobs, says the resource-based industrialisation policy, also known as local sourcing of raw materials, has increased from 48 percent in 2013 to 52 percent in 2015.

2016-09-30 Now That Ambode Has Arrived!
[Guardian] Abuja -If Eko oni baje was a coinage of the Ahmed Bola Tinubu-led government in Lagos State, the saying gained currency during the tenure of his successor, Raji Babatunde Fashola. Incumbent governor, Akinwumi Ambode, is proving to be something else in giving real life and meaning to the slogan. After overcoming what appeared initial distractions, Ambode has, through his sterling performance over the past 18 months, attested to the widely-held belief that Lagos deserves nothing less than the best.

2016-09-30 National Assembly Demands Ministry Handles Recruitment of 500,000 Teachers
[Guardian] Abuja -The Presidency and the Office of the Vice President lack the expertise to oversee proposed recruitment of 500,000 teachers and should therefore hand the job over to the Ministry of Education.

2016-09-30 ICAO Commends Govt for Efforts to Develop Air Travel Sector
[Guardian] The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has acknowledged the Federal Government's effort to reposition the aviation sector and set it on the path of growth.

2016-09-30 'Solution to Niger Delta Crisis Crucial to Nation's Economy'
[Guardian] Nigerian's daily loss to activities of militants in the Niger Delta may soon ground the nation's economy if government continues to trade blame over the issue, a council member of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), Misbau Aminu, said yesterday.

2016-09-30 Nwosu Urges Flamingoes to Be Fearless, As Championship Kicks Off Today
[Guardian] Super Eagles' former captain, Henry Nwosu, has urged the U-17 women national team (Flamingoes) to go for goals against Brazil tomorrow in their opening group match of the FIfth FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup, which kicks off in Jordan today.

2016-09-30 This Thing We Call Power
[Guardian] Whenever I hear people talk of power, they use it as a child will play with a toy. Power to them means nothing but just occupying political offices or positions. Power is one of the most notoriously ambiguous concepts to define in political science yet the most ubiquitous!

2016-09-30 Guard, 52, Rapes 14-Year-Old Girl At Kuje
[Daily Trust] A 52-year-old security guard, simply identified as Ebenezer, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl at Kuchiako village in Kuje Area Council of Abuja.

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