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2015 presidential race hots up
The race for Aso Rock in 2015 is revving up across the states even with no aspirant yet to formally declare his interest.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Danbatta was a gem of integrity - Atiku
By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA-Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described the death of foremost statesman, Alhaji Magaji Danbatta as one of the greatest losses the nation has experienced in its political history.
States' multiple taxation and IGR boost
FIGURES from the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, show that for 2012, the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, for the 36 states of Nigeria was about N555 billion, out of which the 19 states of the North generated N87 billion or 15 %; the South West generated N261.2 billion or 47%; the South-South accounted for N150 billion or 27% and the South ... (more)
Tue Aug 26, 2014
The Daily Star
Boko Haram seizes villages, towns in Nigeria
Internally Displaced People receiving food in Madagali camp in Nigeria's northeastern Adamawa State August 21, 2014.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Nigeria: Doctors End Strike, Resume Work Today
AFTER much intrigues, the Nigerian Medical Association has called off its eight-week-old industrial action, which started on July 1, saying the decision was in response to ongoing concerns about the Ebola Virus Disease and related issues.
Boko Haram proclaims - caliphate' in Nigeria town : August 24, 2014,
KANO, Nigeria Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said he has created an 'caliphate' in a northeast Nigeria town seized by the insurgents earlier this month, in a video obtained by AFP on Sunday.
The Straits Times
Boko Haram leader proclaims 'Islamic caliphate' in Nigeria town: new video
A screengrab taken on Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 from a video released by Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram shows the leader of the group Abubakar Shekau delivering a speech at an undisclosed location.
Abba Yola faults minister's insistence on NFF poll
Former Kano Pillars chairman, Abba Yola, has questioned the desperation of the country's sports minister to support a "faulty" process leading to elections to the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation.
2015: Why Jonathan should run with Sambo - Senator Braimoh
Senator Yisa Braimoh has been a recurring decimal in the nation's political arena since the ill-fated third republic.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Watch out for bombers in Catholic Sisters' regalia- DSS
The Department of State Security has called on members of the public to be on the look out for female suicide bombers they may disguise in the traditional Catholic Sisters' regalia to bomb some unsuspecting targets.
Female Suicide Bombing: SSS Reports 13 Catholic Sisters' Attires Stolen
The Department of State Service, DSS has raised the alarm that at least 13 pieces of Reverend Sisters' regalia of the Catholic Church have been stolen from a shop in Kano state purportedly for suicide bombing.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Inside the Kano Emirate
The Emirate of Kano is part of the Sokoto Caliphate, one of the great Islamic empires that dotted the Sahel, profiting from caravan routes connecting Africa's interior with its Mediterranean coast.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
The Daily Star
Boko Haram 'takes over' another Nigeria town: official
KANO, Nigeria: Boko Haram Islamists have taken control of the town of Buni Yadi in Nigeria's northern Yobe state, occupying a government building with no military personnel left on the ground, witnesses and an official said Thursday.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Kano 2015: Why Risqua is the man
In this knowledge-driven and youth-oriented world, the greatest treasure of a people is to have a leader who is in sync with modernity to lead it to the utopian world of progress.
Tribute to Malam Ahmed Abdullahi
AS perception principles go, being admired in public service for the right reasons is good politics.
Why I left APC; I won't taunt my friends -Ribadu
Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and until recently All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has said that he would not taunt his former associates in the APC such as Governors Rotimi Amaechi and Rabiu Kwankwanso.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
New York Daily News
Bronx-born pilot missing in Africa
Bill Fitzpatrick has been missing since June 22, according to relatives. His family is asking the U.S. government to step up efforts to find the nature-loving aviator.
Ebola outbreak: Africans understandably wary about promised cures
New concerns that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than reported are adding to the global pressure to find a solution - even if that means testing unproven drugs on desperate Africans.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Drama in NFA as Maigari, Umeh claim chairmanship position
BY JUDE OPARA, Abuja There was a mild drama yesterday at the secretariat of the Nigeria Football Federation as the impeached president of the NFF, Alhaji Aminu Maigari who was reinstated to his position last Friday by the Minister and Chairman of the National Sports Commission , Dr. Tamuno Danagogo resumed in his office.
Sun Aug 17, 2014