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2015-07-02 Man Accused of Participating in Chibok Girls' Abduction Arrested
[This Day] Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram's mass abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from their secondary school in Chibok, Borno State last year, Nigeria's defence ministry said on Tuesday.

2015-07-02 Facebook Reveals Focus Countries on the Continent
[CIO] After announcing on Monday that Facebook had opened its office in Johannesburg, South Africa, Facebook now eyes the East African market with a major focus on Kenya.

2015-07-02 #BringBackOurGirls Demands Details of 'Deradicalised' Women
[Leadership] The #BringBackOurGirls has urged the National Security Adviser (NSA) to release more information on the issue of the deradicalisation of former Boko Haram sect members to eradicate doubts in the minds of the public on the issue.

2015-07-02 Edo Governor Oshiomhole Continues Attack on Finance Minister
[Premium Times] The verbal clash between the immediate past Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, over the management of Nigeria's finances, may not end any time soon, as the exchanges between the duo continued Wednesday.

2015-07-02 World Bank Approves U.S.$200 Million to Improve Public Finance and Investment Climate in Lagos
[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved an US$200 million credit to Lagos State to support a range of reforms pertaining to fiscal sustainability, budget planning, budget execution, and the investment climate in Lagos, Nigeria. This operation will help sustain the state's recent economic growth and poverty reduction while continuing to deliver social services to the city's expanding population.

2015-07-02 Saraki - Ekweremadu Will Make My Work Difficult
[This Day] Almost a month after his emergence as the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki at the weekend broke his silence in an interview with journalists in Abuja, where he spoke on circumstances surrounding his emergence and the emergence of a PDP senator as Deputy Senate President, among other issues.  Excerpts:

2015-07-02 UN Rights Chief Urges Concerted Action to Tackle Boko Haram's 'Extensive and Far-Reaching' Abuses
[UN News] Describing a pattern of vicious and indiscriminate attacks by Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria that stretched back years, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the international community to help the subregion begin to repair the damage, and specifically appealed to Nigerian authorities to ease abortion restrictions for women and girls who had been sexually enslaved, raped and forced into so-called "marriages" by Boko Haram fighters.

2015-07-02 Lagos Secures U.S.$200 Million World Bank Credit
[Independent (Lagos)] The Lagos State government on Wednesday July 1, 2015 secured a $200 million World Bank credit.

2015-07-02 Badaru Appoints Daily Trust Manager as Spokesman
[Daily Trust] Dutse -Jigawa State Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has approved the appointment of Daily Trust manager Malam Bello Muhammad Zaki as a special assistant on media and publicity.

2015-07-02 Suspect Claims He Killed Eight-Year-Old Witch
[Daily Trust] The first thing Yakubu Kwon told Daily Trust correspondent when she asked him why he set ablaze an eight-year-old girl was: "the girl is a witch."

2015-07-02 Nigerian Journalists Investigating Smuggling Are Beaten
[CPJ] Abuja -The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an attack on two journalists who, according to one of the journalists and news reports, were left with serious injuries after being beaten and threatened on the grounds of the Nigeria Customs Service offices on June 25.

2015-07-02 Glo Signs On 28 Ambassadors - Mama G, Wizkid, AY, P-Square , Korede Bello Top List
[Vanguard] Nigeria's entertainment industry has received a massive boost from information communication and technology solutions provider, Globacom, as the network announced the signing of 28 artistes as brand ambassadors.

2015-07-02 NDLEA Investigates Davido's Video
[Independent (Lagos)] Pop musician, Davido, has found himself in another controversy involving the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

2015-07-02 Battered Journalist - Lagos NUJ to Sue Customs
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -Sequel to the battering and near-murder of a journalist, Yomi Olomofe, in Badagry last week, the Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) is set to file a wide-range of law suits against the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), having briefed its lawyers on the sad occurrence.

2015-07-02 UNICEF Launches Citizen-Governance Project
[Daily Trust] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reached agreement with telecommunications provider Airtel to expand the reach of Ureport, an sms-based platform for citizen participation in governance.

2015-07-02 As Ebola Returns To Liberia, FG Reactivates Response Strategy
[Leadership] The federal government said it was reactivating its Ebola response mechanism following reported new cases of the disease in neighboring Liberia.

2015-07-02 EFCC "Shocked" By Fani-Kayode's Acquittal
[Premium Times] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it was shocked by Wednesday's acquittal of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.

2015-07-02 INEC Chair - Buhari Defends Choice of Zakari, Lambasts PDP
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has defended his choice of Amina Zakari as the acting chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, after the opposition Peoples Democratic Party demanded a reversal of the appointment.

2015-07-02 Court Dismisses FG's Suit On Kashamu's Extradition
[Premium Times] A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed the Federal Government's suit seeking the arrest and extradition of Buruji Kashamu, a Senator, to the U.S over alleged drug charges.

2015-07-02 Two Suicide Bombers Kill Selves As VP Osinbajo Visits Maiduguri
[Premium Times] Two suicide bombers, male and female, today blew themselves up outside a village in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, at the time the vice president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbanjo, was visiting the city, witnesses and security sources said.

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