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October, 2017

  • 21 October

    divisions tearing Nigeria apart caused by Buhari – Nwabueze

    Professor Ben Nwabueze Chairman, the Patriots; Project Nigeria Movement; and Igbo Leaders of Thought has said that President Muhammadu Buhari owes it to the Nigerian people to admit that the divisions tearing the country apart are caused by his actions and utterances. Professor Nwabueze in Press statement said: 'In an Interview with the Vanguard dated Monday, October 16 2017, Chief Emeka Anyaoku said: "Since the 1967 Civil War, I do not think this country has ever been as divided as it is now."

  • 21 October

    ‘It’s divine’: How the love of music brought two Nigerian musicians to Halifax

    Driven by the love of music, two men have travelled over 7,700 km to attend Dalhousie Fountain School of Performing Arts. But the cost of following their dream may be too high.

  • 21 October

    Anti-corruption fight a thankless job – Magu

    Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has said that the fight against corruption is "a thankless job." Mr. Magu also said that anti-corruption fighters should never expect to be thanked for their jobs because such fights do not attract appreciation.

  • 21 October

    Nigeria Army promotes Diya, 122 senior officers

    The Army Council has approved the promotion of 123 senior officers, including 66 Lieutenant Colonels and 57 Majors to the next rank. CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF , LT.-GEN.

  • 21 October

    Gov. Ikpeazu announces N10m grant for films shot in Abia

    Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has thrown in his weight behind the hosting of the forthcoming ZUMA film festival, which is billed to hold between December 1 and 5, 2017 in Abuja. Receiving Management of the NFC led by its Managing Director/Chief Executive, Dr, Chidia Maduekwe at the Government House, Umuahia, during the week, Ikpeazu, accompanied by his deputy Rt.

  • 21 October

    Adesina’s Prize Will Stimulate Interest in Agriculture – Obasanjo

    [Vanguard] Iowa (United State) - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the World Food Prize (WFP) award to Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will stimulate people's interest in agriculture.

  • 21 October

    Oil Spills Lead to Increased Newborn Mortality in the Niger Delta

    [Deutsche Welle] Researchers from the University of Sankt Gallen have found that neonatal mortality rises if a child's mother lives close to an oil spill before conception.

  • 21 October

    Tobacco Firms Evolving New Strategies to Attract Younger Generation – Report

    [Premium Times] Tobacco companies in Nigeria have evolved a new strategy of deliberately targeting the younger generation by situating their products near primary and secondary schools, a new report by the Nigerian Tobacco Control Research Group has shown.

  • 21 October

    I Will Dedicate My Life to Feeding the World, Adesina Vows

    [Vanguard] ... to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

  • 21 October

    U.S. & UK Major Recipients of Looted Funds – U.S. Expert Matthew Page

    [Vanguard] Mr Mathew Page, former United States intelligence community's top expert on Nigeria has said that the U.S. and the United Kingdom are the biggest recipients of funds looted from Nigeria. The driver and some of his loot.

  • 21 October

    MAPOLY lecturers suspend ‘work to rule’ for two weeks – The Punch

    The PunchMAPOLY lecturers suspend 'work to rule' for two weeksThe PunchThe academic staff of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta, Ogun State have said they are suspending their 'work to rule' industrial action for two weeks. It will be recalled that they had embarked on the industrial action over a month ago. With this ...Mapoly lecturers suspend strike for two weeksInformation NigeriaMAPOLY Lectures Suspend StrikeCHANNELS TELEVISIONMAPOLY lecturers suspend work-to-ruleTODAY.NGall 6 news articles »

  • 21 October

    Liberia’s news magazine: Pastor TB Joshua to influence outcome of presidential poll – The Eagle Online

    The Eagle OnlineLiberia's news magazine: Pastor TB Joshua to influence outcome of presidential pollThe Eagle OnlineA leading online news magazine in Liberia, Front Page Africa, is reporting that Nigerian pastor, T. B. Joshua, has a major role to play in who emerges the country's president. The first round of election in Liberia did not end conclusively as two ...Despondency in Kenya as Liberia heads to presidential election runoffDaily NationLiberia “A Priority Country” on Western Foreign Policy AgendaGlobal News Networkall 4 news articles »

  • 21 October

    After Niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadists posing a growing danger to US forces in Africa – Los Angeles Times

    Los Angeles TimesAfter Niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadists posing a growing danger to US forces in AfricaLos Angeles TimesAs America increases its military footprint in some of Africa's most dangerous trouble spots, confronting extremist affiliates of Al Qaeda and Islamic State, the risk of intelligence failures and more combat deaths is mounting. U.S. special forces who ...12 Niger soldiers killed in fresh attack: ministerCitizenAt Least 12 Nigerien Troops Killed in Attack

  • 21 October

    FG takes ownership of funds in bank accounts not linked to BVNs – NAIJ.COM

    NAIJ.COMFG takes ownership of funds in bank accounts not linked to BVNsNAIJ.COMA Federal High Court in Abuja has granted a request by Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami for temporary forfeiture of all funds in bank accounts not linked to BVNs. Premium Times reports that also to be seized by the Nigerian government ...Nigerian govt takes ownership of funds held in bank accounts not linked to BVNsPremium TimesCourt Freezes, Orders Forfeiture Of Accounts Without BVNCHANNELS TELEVISIONICYMI: In 10 days, banks may forfeit funds in accounts without

  • 20 October

    Let PDP, Nigeria be major reasons for your aspiration, Fayose tells Jimi Agbaje

    Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has reiterated his position that those aspiring to be the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Southwest zone must come together and present a single candidate for the position, maintaining that "it won't be in the collective interest of the Southwest zone to present six aspirants at the convention as we presently have." Governor Fayose, while receiving one of the aspirants, Mr Jimi Agbaje, who paid him a visit in Lagos on Wednesday, said "chairmanship aspirants from the Southwest must come together and

  • 20 October

    Nigerian police arrest four after Britons kidnapped

    Four people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of four British nationals in southern Nigeria, police said on Thursday. The Britons, including a husband and wife from a Christian medical charity, were seized last Friday in Delta state, where they had been providing free health treatment.

  • 20 October

    Nigeria:Buhari’s Aide Criticises N-Power Volunteers’ Rampage

    The presidential aide on Thursday criticised the violent attack on the Warri 1 MTN Connect Store by N-Power volunteers who attempted to forcibly collect N-Power devices not allocated to them. The incident occurred on Monday and led to the alleged assault on a pregnant staff member of the telecommunications office in Warri, Delta.

  • 20 October

    Nigeria:Militants Kidnap Four British Missionaries, Couple in Delta

    Suspected militants in Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, have made a nuisance of the recently lunched 'Operation Crocodile Smile II' with the kidnap of four Britons at Enukoroma community. The victims were said to have been kidnapped in the community last Friday to protest the heavy presence of soldiers

  • 20 October

    Boko Haram kills three soldiers in Nigeria: sources

    Kano, Nigeria: At least three soldiers were killed when Boko Haram fighters ambushed a military convoy in northeast Nigeria, security and civilian sources told AFP on Thursday. The attack, which happened on Wednesday near the town of Damboa, on the edge of Boko Haram's Sambisa Forest enclave in Borno state, is the second against the military within a week.

  • 20 October

    National Assembly Will Accommodate Restructuring, Devolution of Powers in Constitutional Amendment – Dogara

    [Premium Times] The National Assembly is taking note of the debate on restructuring and devolution of power with a view to reflecting the consensus on the issues in the Nigerian Constitution.