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August, 2017

  • 15 August

    Kidnapped Pastor in Nigeria Released from Five Days of Captivity

    Suspecting corrupt police and accusing the Nigerian government of failing to contain a rash of kidnappings, Christian leaders announced that a pastor abducted last week was freed on Wednesday . The Rev.

  • 15 August

    Begin process of Nigeria’s restructuring now, Youths Parliament tells FG, NASS

    The Nigerian Youth Parliament has called on the Federal and State governments to begin to put measures in place to restructure Nigeria. While briefing newsmen in Abuja on Monday, Mr. Ayodele Obe, Secretary General of the Parliament, made series of demands from the Federal and state government as well as the National Assembly.

  • 15 August

    Promoters of anti-Igbo song’re enemies of Nigeria – SEF

    A body of Igbo leaders under the auspices of the South East Forum, SEF, has condemned in strong terms the production and circulation of derogatory and inciting songs against the Igbo. Chairman of the group and former gubernatorial aspirant in Imo State, Dr. Ezekiel Izuogu, who addressed newsmen briefly after their meeting in Enugu, stated that the sponsors of the songs were against the existence of Nigeria, charging the Federaal Government to rise up to the task of tackling the situation in the interest of the nation.

  • 15 August

    Nimasa Dissociates Self From Fake Employment Exercise

    [This Day] The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has distanced itself from news making the round in media, particularly online platforms, that there is an ongoing recruitment exercise in the agency.

  • 15 August

    Video: Nigeria no longer giant but joke of Africa – Jim Iyke

    Iyke was among those who on Wednesday stormed Abuja to join forces with anti-Buhari protesters who are seekingg for the resignation or the resumption of president Buhari. Jim Iyke, who spoke to newsmen in Abuja said that "Nigeria that was once the giant of Africa is now the joke of Africa".

  • 15 August

    Presidency – Buhari Good Enough to Continue in 2019

    [This Day] Despite the uncertainty arising from President Muhammadu Buhari's prolonged absence from the country over health concerns, one of his media aides, Mallam Garba Shehu, Monday has maintained that the president is "good enough to continue" if given the opportunity to contest the 2019 presidential election.

  • 15 August

    Obasanjo to Commercial Banks – Lower Interest Rates for Farmers

    [Vanguard] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged commercial banks to lower their interest rates to enable farmers access loans for improved agricultural production.

  • 15 August

    Shell Paid $31 Billion to Nigerian Govt Between 2002-2016 – Official

    [Premium Times] Shell Petroleum Development Company remitted 29.8 billion dollars to the federation account and 1.2 billion dollars to Niger Delta Development Commission between 2002 and 2016, Igo Weli, General Manager, External Relations, made the disclosure on Monday.

  • 15 August

    Abdulsalami Pardoned Me for Offence I Didn’t Commit – Obasanjo

    [Daily Trust] Minna -Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says he was granted pardon for an offence he did not commit by the administration of the former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar.

  • 15 August

    Chidoka, Ofodil did not show documentary evidence they resigned from PDP – UPP – Vanguard

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    Ripples NigeriaChidoka, Ofodil did not show documentary evidence they resigned from PDP – UPPVanguardAwka – United Peoples Party (UPP) in Awka on Tuesday announced the suspension of some of its leading members in Anambra for alleged anti-party activities. Those affected are a former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, Chief Chudi Ofodile, the ...ANAMBRA 2017: Chidoka, Ufodile, may lose chance to vie for guber pollRipples NigeriaAnambra Guber: Report of Chidoka's Suspension by UPP False, MisleadingSundiataPost (press release) (blog)UPP dissolves UPP Anambra acting executiveThe

  • 15 August

    Suspected Boko Haram bombers kill dozens in Nigeria – Aljazeera.com

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    Aljazeera.comSuspected Boko Haram bombers kill dozens in NigeriaAljazeera.comThree suicide bombers detonate explosives near northeast city of Maiduguri in attacks bearing hallmark of Boko Haram. 15 Aug 2017 21:49 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a ...Nigerian Military to Boost Security Amid Surge in

  • 15 August

    Nigeria: How Poor Implementation of Job-Creation Projects Delayed $160 Million World Bank Grant

    The long delay in releasing the second tranche of the World Bank Growth and Employment in States, GEMS, project grant was because majority of grantees failed to meet agreed milestones prior to their selection to participate in the scheme, officials have told PREMIUM TIMES. They also said that the federal government'

  • 15 August

    Nigeria: Six Police Officers Arrested for Rape, Extortion, Attempted Murder

    The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, on Monday said that six police officers were arrested for extortion, rape and attempted murder in the last two weeks. Mr. Owoseni said that two of the suspects were arrested for 'defilement', two for misconduct and two others for extortion at gun point.

  • 15 August

    Nigeria: Shell Paid $31 Billion to Nigerian Govt Between 2002-2016 – Official

    Shell Petroleum Development Company remitted 29.8 billion dollars to the federation account and 1.2 billion dollars to Niger Delta Development Commission between 2002 and 2016, Igo Weli, General Manager, External Relations, made the disclosure on Monday. Mr. Weli spoke in Port Harcourt while reacting to the shut-down of SPDC flow station and gas plant in Belema community by angry youth.

  • 15 August

    Suicide bombers kill at least 27 in Nigeria

    Am ambulance is stationed at the university in Maiduguri, Nigeria, following a suicide attack in July 24. A similar attack occurred Tuesday in the city, a hotbed for militant violence. Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded 83 in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, local sources said.

  • 15 August

    Revisit 1963 Republican Constitution, Financial expert urges Nigeria

    A financial expert, Mr. Nnemeka Obiareari, on Tuesday advised Nigeria to revisit the 1963 Republican Constitution for an improved and sustainable economy. Obiareari, the Chief Executive Officer of a private financial advisory firm, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.

  • 15 August

    I Don’t Know Who’s Paying Buhari’s Medical Bill in London – Femi Adesina

    [Premium Times] The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that he has no idea who foots the medical bill of the president.

  • 15 August

    Nigeria Arrests Eight Chinese Citizens for Illegal Mining

    [Premium Times] Eight Chinese nationals have been arrested in Plateau State for alleged illegal mining.

  • 15 August

    Presidency Denies Hiring Pro-Buhari Protesters

    [Premium Times] The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, has dismissed the assertion that the presidency sponsored a group of Nigerians that embarked on solidarity protests in Abuja support of the President Muhammdu Buhari-led government.

  • 15 August

    Presidency Replies Jonathan – You Put Nigeria in This Economic Mess

    [Premium Times] The presidency said on Monday that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was handed an economy ravaged by years of mismanagement and corruption.