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May, 2017

  • 21 May

    Nigerian manufacturers want Central Bank to reduce lending rate – Premium Times

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    Premium TimesNigerian manufacturers want Central Bank to reduce lending ratePremium TimesThe Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to drop the lending rate from 14 per cent to accelerate productivity and economic growth. The President of MAN, Frank Jacobs, made the appeal in an interview ...and more »

  • 21 May

    Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram, at least 13 killed – News24

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    News24Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram, at least 13 killedNews24Maiduguri - Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area on Saturday, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including 6 women believed to have helped smuggle supplies to the insurgents, said an army spokesperson.Suspected Boko Haram jihadists kill vigilantes in NigeriaThe Borneo PostBoko Haram beheads four IDPsPremium Timesall 33 news articles »

  • 21 May

    Nigeria warns Ethiopian Airlines: Stop collecting unauthorised charges – Premium Times

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    Premium TimesNigeria warns Ethiopian Airlines: Stop collecting unauthorised chargesPremium TimesThe Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has ordered Ethiopian Airlines to stop the collection of unauthorised charges forthwith. The order was contained in a statement signed by Sam Adurogboye, NCAA General Manager, Public Relations, on Sunday in ...and more »

  • 21 May

    What the Nigerian Army is doing to forestall coup – Sources – Premium Times

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    Premium TimesWhat the Nigerian Army is doing to forestall coup – SourcesPremium TimesThe Nigerian Army stepped up security measures at its facilities across the country this week, after rumours of a budding coup d'état rattled its leadership, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Although the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, stressed in a ...Coup Scare: Nigerian Army Clamps Down On Suspected SoldiersSaharaReporters.comNigerian Army

  • 21 May

    Nigeria’s Chibok Girls: Emotions Run High as Families Are Reunited Following Boko Haram Captivity – NBCNews.com

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    NBCNews.comNigeria's Chibok Girls: Emotions Run High as Families Are Reunited Following Boko Haram CaptivityNBCNews.comABUJA, Nigeria — Eighty-two Nigerian schoolgirls — recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity — reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their ...Nigeria: Freed Chibok girls reunite with familieseuronewsNigeria: Freed Chibok Girls Reunited With ParentsAllAfrica.comVideo: Scores of Nigeria's Chibok schoolgirls

  • 21 May

    ‘irrespective of where oil is found, it belongs to the government of Nigeria’

    Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum , Senator Tayo Alasoadura, has said that the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill , now awaiting final passage in the Red Chamber holds immense benefits for all Nigerians. Alasoadura in a statement in Abuja, said the PIGB would not only help to create more jobs for Nigerians but will also foster a conducive business environment for petroleum operations when signed into law.

  • 21 May

    Nigeria will be great again, Bamgbola assures

    By Sam Eyoboka CHAIRMAN, Lagos State Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria , Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, on Saturday made a profound declaration that Nigeria would be great again, but urged Nigerians to intensify their prayers for the nation and its leaders. Addressing Religious corres-pondents at the foundation laying ceremony of the Olivet Bible Church's Inspiration Centre

  • 21 May

    82 Chibok Girls Reunited With Their Families After More Than 3 Years

    The recently released Chibok girls reunited with their families amidst laughter and tears in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. Still, 113 girls are being held by Boko Haram militants.

  • 21 May

    Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meet families after 3 years

    The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives. Brightly dressed families rushed through the crowd in the capital, Abuja, and embraced.

  • 21 May

    Troops Rescue 998, Clear Boko Haram From Area

    [Guardian] Abuja -Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, along with some Civilian JTF have after a fierce encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at Ndufu, rescued 998 persons.

  • 21 May

    Nigeria: Customs Destroys Seized Poultry Products Worth U.S.$44,000

    [Guardian] The Nigerian Customs Service on Sunday in Benin destroyed seized imported poultry products worth N14 million.

  • 21 May

    Jowhor Ile Wins 2017 Etisalat Literature Prize

    [Premium Times] Nigerian writer, Jowhor Ile, has been announced the winner of the 2016 Etisalat Literature Prize at the Grand Finale in Lagos, which took place almost two months behind schedule.

  • 21 May

    Pro-Biafra Women Protest Half-Naked Against Soldiers

    [Premium Times] In what appeared to be a repeat of the historic Aba women riot of 1929, some female members of the Indigenous People of Biafra have staged a protest in Abiriba, Abia State, half-dressed.

  • 21 May

    Freed Chibok Girls Reunited With Parents

    [Al Jazeera] Parents of the Chibok girls released by Boko Haram earlier this month were reunited with their daughters on Saturday in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

  • 21 May

    Why Dlamini-Zuma is unlikely to be South Africa’s next president – Daily Nation

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    Daily NationWhy Dlamini-Zuma is unlikely to be South Africa's next presidentDaily NationAfrican Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma speaks in Lagos on December 3, 2014 during a send off ceremony for 250 Nigerian health workers on a mission to fight the Ebola virus in affected west African countries. Dlamini-Zuma's campaign team ...South Africa risks becoming &#

  • 20 May

    US set to jail Nigerian woman Okeke over sham marriage – Vanguard

    US set to jail Nigerian woman Okeke over sham marriageVanguardHowever, shortly after she arrived in the United States, Okeke conceived a child and lived in Louisville with Kenneth Okeke, a Nigerian citizen with no legal status to reside in the United States. Mr. and Mrs. Okeke have since lived in Louisville and ...and more »

  • 20 May

    Nigerians will rise up against any military intervention — Ozekhome – Vanguard

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    VanguardNigerians will rise up against any military intervention — OzekhomeVanguardIt is not only the floundering APC party that should condemn and resist such an ignoble misadventure as alleged, but the entire beleaguered Nigerian citizenry will rise up and defend our hard earned democracy by resisting any intrusive military ...and more »

  • 20 May

    The Buhari, Babangidas: Nigerians decide for Nigeria, not the north – Reno – Vanguard

    The Buhari, Babangidas: Nigerians decide for Nigeria, not the north – RenoVanguardLet me start this piece by congratulating former President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on the marriage of his daughter, Halima, to her beau, Auwal Abdullahi. It goes without saying that the wedding would be the talk of Nigeria for aeons to come because ...and more »

  • 20 May

    Army restates commitment to secure Nigeria – Guardian (blog)

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    Guardian (blog)Army restates commitment to secure NigeriaGuardian (blog)Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has restated the commitment of the Nigerian Army to secure the country, pledging the commitment of officers and men in the discharge of their duties. . Buratai stated this on Saturday in Kano when he ...and more »

  • 20 May

    Freed Nigerian schoolgirls to meet families after 3 years – News24

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    News24Freed Nigerian schoolgirls to meet families after 3 yearsNews24Abuja - The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity were reuniting with their families for the first time on Saturday, officials said, as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the ...Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meet families after 3 yearsWashington PostChibok girls: 82 reunited with families in NigeriaBBC NewsNigerian Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Rejoin FamiliesNew