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2015-05-22 Handover Note - Buhari Slams Jonathan's Ministers
[Leadership] Exactly a week to the May 29 transition to a new administration, the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed his disappointment with ministers of the outgoing government under President Goodluck Jonathan for their uncooperative attitude towards a smooth handover.

2015-05-22 Group Accuses UNFPA of Population Reduction Agenda
[Guardian] A PRO-LIFE non-governmental organisation, Project for Human Development (PHD), has decried an alleged action of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in carrying out abortion and sterilisation procedures on the impregnated Boko Haram victims in the North-East.

2015-05-22 Avoiding Lead Poisoning in Nigeria
[HRW] Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday asked the people of Nigeria to forgive whatever mistakes he might have made during his tenure. For some of the Nigerian children who died or are suffering from lead poisoning, this apology comes too late.

2015-05-22 Boko Haram Crisis Could Fuel Rise in Child Marriages - Activists
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Casablanca -The Boko Haram crisis in northern Nigeria could fuel child marriage as parents pull their daughters out of school following mass abductions by the militants, campaigners warned on Wednesday.

2015-05-22 PDP Seeks to Redefine Itself
[Deutsche Welle] In Nigeria, the process of rebuilding the defeated People's Democratic Party is underway. Two leading party members have stepped down to ease efforts to strengthen the PDP and put it on course to return to power.

2015-05-22 Patience Jonathan Video Hits Most-Viewed on YouTube for Nigeria
[Premium Times] The famous, "There is God," video skit by the first lady, Patience Jonathan, is Nigeria's most viewed non-music footage ever on popular online video site, YouTube, the site's owner, Google, announced Thursday.

2015-05-22 Police in Equatorial Guinea Beat Up Nigerian Diplomat
[Premium Times] Police officers in Equatorial Guinea on Saturday beat up a Nigerian diplomat, Noah Ichaba, on the street of Bata in Equatorial Guinea.

2015-05-22 Military Court Acquits Commander Accused of Failing to Stop Boko Haram
[Premium Times] The brigade commander of the 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola, Adamawa State, Victor, Ebhaleme, has been acquitted by a general court martial holding at the 9 brigade officer's mess, Ikeja cantonment.

2015-05-22 Govt Protests Assault of Diplomat in Equatorial Guinea
[Guardian] Abuja -AS African nations come to terms with and try to find a lasting solution to xenophobic attacks against their citizens in sister-states, the recent brutal physical assault by an Equatorial Guinea policeman on a Nigerian diplomat has raised fears that a solution may not have been found for the problem.

2015-05-22 Monitoring the Police Monitors
[Daily Trust] Shortly after he was confirmed as Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase warned his officers against corrupt practices, noting that he had set up teams to monitor the performance of personnel.

2015-05-22 Partition of Africa Affected Our Common Heritage - Buhari
[Daily Trust] President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, said the partitioning of Africa by the colonial powers separated many people of common heritage.

2015-05-22 Baby Born With Traditional Beads in Lagos
[Vanguard] Despite adopting several family planning strategies, a 52-year-old grandmother, Mrs. Funke Adamson, has ended up giving birth to a baby girl clutching white 'Ileke' (Yoruba name for beads) on her hands. Funke, a traditional worshipper said she was delivered of the baby that has now been described by many as a "miracle child" on Monday, May 11, 2015 at a Trado-medical home in Apapa.

2015-05-22 Survivors of Boko Haram Abduction Begin Healing Process
[UNFPA] Yola -After being captured from their homes, violently abused and, in many cases, starved almost to death, survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency have begun the long process of healing.

2015-05-22 Arrest, Punish Officers Who Carry Bags for VIPs, IGP Orders CPS
[Independent (Lagos)] Abuja and Lagos -The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has directed all Commissioners of Police, especially those working at the airports to arrest and punish severely any police officer seen carrying the bags of Very Important Personalities (VIPs) they are assigned to protect.

2015-05-22 Senate Probes Protracted Fuel Scarcity
[This Day] Abuja -Worried about the endless queues at filling stations and the increasing difficulty in getting fuel across the country, the Senate Tursday expressed concerns over the protracted fuel scarcity rocking the country and consequently asked its committees on Petroleum Resources (Upstream and Downstream) to immediately launch an investigation into both the remote and immediate causes of the crisis.

2015-05-22 Country Would Have Been in Crisis If Jonathan Did Not Concede Defeat, Says Buhari
[This Day] The president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has again commended President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat in the just concluded presidential election.

2015-05-22 Falcons Land in Toronto, Begin Training
[This Day] Femi Solaja Nigeria's Super Falcons landed in Toronto, venue of their training tour with high hopes early hours of yesterday ahead of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup kicking off next month.

2015-05-22 MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 Holds in Durban On July 18
[Premium Times] The 2015 edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) will once again hold at the International Convention Centre (ICC) of Kwazulu-Natal Province of Durban, South Africa, on July 18.

2015-05-22 19 People Killed Monthly in Rivers Election Violence
[Premium Times] A monthly average of 19 killings occurred in Rivers State between November 2014 and April 2015, a Rivers Commission of Inquiry has said.

2015-05-22 APC Transition Committee Submits Report, Laments FG's Poor Cooperation
[This Day] Abuja -The President-elect, Muham-madu Buhari, yesterday expressed regret that the federal government did not seem to appreciate his intention of setting up the Transition Committee and the terms of reference given to it.

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