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  1. Saido Berahino threatens to go on strike after laying into Jer...Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Daily Star

    And the 22-year-old seemed to suggest he would down tools after being denied the chance to head for London. "Sad how I can't say exactly how the club has treated me," he tweeted.


  2. Nigeria arrests Boko Haram commander linked with suicide attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | The Daily Star

    Nigeria's secret police yesterday said it had arrested notable Boko Haram suspects, including a key commander, linked with several suicide attacks across the country. The Department of State Services said in a statement that Usman Shuiabu known as Money and other frontline members of the hardline Islamist group were picked up in Lagos, Kano, Plateau, Enugu and Gombe states between July and August.


  3. Nigeria's security agency says arrested 20 suspected Boko Haram chiefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | Jerusalem Post

    Nigeria's security agency said on Sunday it had made significant breakthroughs in the fight against Boko Haram and arrested 20 prominent members of the militant Islamist group accused of orchestrating several deadly attacks. The Department of State Services said 20 "notable commanders and frontline members" of the jihadist group had been arrested in Lagos, Kano, Plateau, Enugu and Gombe states between July 8 and Aug. 25 this year.


  4. Nigeria seeks to boost wheat exports, decrease importsRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 25 | World-Grain

    Nigeria plans to boost its wheat output and cut imports by half by 2017 as farmers ramp up production of two new strains that thrive well in warmer climates, according to the country's Lake Chad Research Institute as reported by Bloomberg News. Two wheat varieties released to farmers since 2014 can produce from 3.5 tonnes to 6.5 tonnes per hectare and could grow with rain water or irrigation, Oluwasina Olabanji, executive director of the institute based in the Nigerian northeastern city of Maiduguri, said in an e-mailed response to questions on Aug. 24. Previous strains had maximum output per hectare of 4 tonnes for irrigated farms and 2.5 tonnes per hectare for those using rain water.


  5. Buhari's probe and the monstrosity of corruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Vanguard

    FROM independence in 1960 till today, Nigeria has been turning out 99.9% corruptionists and psychotically corrupt leadership at all levels, so much so that corruption has become the domineering mantra and ingrained culture of Nigerians. Nobody is free, no, not one is free.


  6. Boko Haram killed over 8,000 members of my church -EYN PresidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | Vanguard

    President of Ekklisiyar Yan'uwa A Nigeria, EYN , Rev. Samuel Dali, has said that, despite the harm insurgency has done to members of his congregation in the North East zone, there is hope as the war against Boko Haram will be won.


  7. Making a scapegoatERIC TENIOLA, Lagos, NigeriaRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Nigeriaworld

    The Government will not condone abuse of office". He kept his word. He retired over ten thousand public servants including top military officers.


  8. Moala, Troy loom as top picks; Gatorade Draft onRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | ABS-CBN News

    With Moala Tautuaa and Troy Rosario as the consensus top two picks, the guessing game is who's going to be the No. 3 selection by Rain or Shine in the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday at the Robinsons Place Manila.


  9. Nigerians father prebendalism, murder utilitarianismRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | Vanguard

    By Sonny Atumah Senior editors of the Daily Times in 1991 interviewed the then military President General Ibrahim Babangida, who in his characteristic humour in fielding questions, said that the Nigerian economy defied all logic. All manner of interpretations were given in newspaper editorials at the time; many alluded to executive carelessness in reflection.


  10. Nigeria: U.S.$1 Billion Rail Project - Buhari Queries Diversion of U.S.$600 Million Foreign LoanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 |

    President Muhammed Buhari yesterday demanded an explanation from the ministry of finance on the over $1billion foreign loans obtained by the immediate past administration for rail projects but diverted to other purposes. Specifically, he frowned at the diversion of a substantial part of the loan of $1.005 billion from the Chinese Exim Bank, which was obtained for the construction of a standard gauge rail line linking Lagos to Kano.


  11. Sagay to head Buhari's Advisory C'ttee against corruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | Vanguard

    His government has also supported the establishment of an Anti-Corruption and Criminal Justice Reform Fund by three international development partners namely the Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Open Society Foundation with $5 million fund to assist implementation of key components of the Action Plan and the work of the Presidential Advisory Committee. The advisory committee is to be headed by a prominent professor of law and civil rights activist, Professor Itse Sagay.


  12. 95 generals moved in fresh Army shake-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Vanguard

    By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA - The Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Tukur Buratai has carried out a massive shake-up in the hierarchy of the Nigerian Army that affected 95 generals. This came as President Muhammadu Buhari declared that Nigeria has taken the International Court of Justice ruling on Bakassi Peninsula in good faith.


  13. Nigeria: Buhari Orders Investigation Into Gas Explosion in JosRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 |

    President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered investigation of the chlorine gas explosion in Jos, Plateau State at the weekend, which resulted in the death of many people, while others were injured. A statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said Buhari had also commiserated with the families of the victims and the government and people of the state over the incident.


  14. Gas inhalation kills eight and 100 hospitalized in Nigeria's JosRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2015 |

    JOS, Nigeria: Eight people were killed and around 100 needed hospital treatment after inhaling chlorine gas following an explosion at a water treatment plant in Jos, a city in central Nigeria, the state government said on Saturday. A chlorine cylinder exploded at the Lamingo Water Board treatment plant around 4 a.m. on Saturday, Plateau state spokesman Samuel Nanle said.


  15. How Boko Haram Is Changing International Politics in Western and Central AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | Global Voices Online

    ... claims responsibility for the attacks. The group struck again a few weeks after the June attacks, this time in Jos, Nigeria, killing at least 44 people. Boko Haram has repeatedly staged deadly attacks in the Sahel region for the past several years. ...


  16. Nigeria Marks Gates-Backed Polio Eradication FeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | Bloomberg

    A health worker vaccinates a child against polio at a public health centre in Kano, northern Nigerian. Photographer: Ben Simon/AFP/Getty Images For the first time Nigeria is set to eradicate polio as it marks one year with no new cases after billions of dollars spent by a global campaign backed by Bill and Melinda Gates and the United Nations.


  17. Constant targetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | World Magazine

    ... from southeast Asia, and we hope to step up our Africa coverage next year. Thanks for reading. -Marvin Olasky JOS, Nigeria-An afternoon visit to a cluster of villages in Nigeria's fertile Middle Belt offers a striking snapshot of rural life in the ...


  18. Wheelchairs for Nigeria: getting polio survivors on the moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Bangkok Post

    Six new wheelchairs are lined up near the entrance of the Beautiful Gate Handicapped People's Centre in the central Nigerian city of Jos. Polio survivor Clementina Kuptong climbs into her new wheelchair at the Beautiful Gate Handicapped People's Centre in Jos, northcentral Nigeria Plateau State, on July 16, 2015 The chairs' new owners -- all of them polio survivors -- crawl one by one to the three-wheeled machines with flip-flops on their hands, dragging atrophied, twisted legs and feet behind them.


  19. Red Cross: Misuse of Emblem in Cameroon Threatens MissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | Voice of America

    Red Cross personnel search for remains at the site of one of Tuesday's car bombs in Jos, Nigeria, May 21, 2014. The Red Cross said its emblem is being illegally used in the violence-plagued northern part of Cameroon, where Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency has spilled over, as well as the troubled eastern border with the Central African Republic.


  20. Nigeria: Hail to the ChiefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 |

    When Muhammadu Buhari swept to power in March's historic elections, it was on a platform that promised change, security and an end to corruption. In the aftermath of his victory, he met quickly with the leaders of neighbouring states and reached out to leaders of the G7, seeking their support and promising new momentum to end the Islamist terror that has gripped many parts of North East Nigeria since 2010.