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  1. How 45% electricity tariff hike will affect youRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Vanguard

    The 45 percent increase in electricity tariff with effect from February 1, 2016 is unsettling for many Nigerians, especially consumers paying with estimated bills. While the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission said that increase in tariff will enhance service delivery and customers' satisfaction, a large number of consumers, especially manufacturers, are calling on the Federal Government to provide prepaid meters for the people as a matter of urgency.


  2. Cameroon sees surge in bombings as Nigeria chases Boko HaramRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Stars and Stripes

    Nigeria's campaign to quash the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has triggered a surge of bombings in neighboring Cameroon, where the army says it's making headway in stopping attacks on military targets. Cameroon's Far North region has been hit by as many as 19 militant attacks since the beginning of the year, mostly bombings by teenagers with explosive devices strapped to their bodies.


  3. UPDATE 1-Nigeria's Buhari against devaluing naira, sees recovery soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Reuters

    Jan 28 Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is against devaluing the naira, his office said on Thursday, backing the central bank's stance of keeping rates unchanged in the face of sharp falls against the dollar on the black market. The central bank decided on Tuesday to keep the current official exchange rate against the dollar at around 197 compared to street rates as weak as 305.


  4. Africa: Nigeria and Angola Take Two Extreme Approaches to CorruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 |

    In response to the growing public demand and to end the proliferation of protests against corruption in Angola, in 2009, President Jos Eduardo dos Santos announced his new policy of "zero tolerance" of corruption. More than 2200 days have passed since his announcement and not one major corrupt figure has been arrested.


  5. Female suicide bombers strike Chibok market in north NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Smoke rises after a bomb blast at a bus terminal in Jos, Nigeria on May 20, 2014. Boko Haram is again being blamed for the latest bombing attack in Chibok.


  6. Is Boko Haram on the run in Nigeria?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | DFW Catholic

    Ibadan, Nigeria, Jan 27, 2016 / 12:01 am .- The bishops of southwest Nigeria have praised the country's apparent progress towards countering the Boko Haram insurgency. "Occurrences of senseless killing by the Boko Haram have decreased and many displaced people are apparently returning to their former homes.


  7. Nigeria's crippled economy helps Boko Haram surviveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | World Magazine

    Nigeria's struggling economy is hampering its fight against the Islamic terror group Boko Haram. In 2014, Nigeria overtook South Africa as the continent's largest economy, yet an estimated 61 percent of the country's population lives on less than a dollar a day.


  8. Nigeria fraud case puts Buhari's anti-graft drive in the dockRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Reuters

    ABUJA, Jan 19 True to his election promises, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has gone all out on corruption, alleging mind-boggling sums plundered from state coffers and giving investigators licence to pull in big hitters once thought untouchable. The first test comes on Wednesday with the opening of the trial of former National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki, accused of fraud over $68 million of defence spending, part of a wider $2.1 billion in arms deals under scrutiny.


  9. $9bn stolen from Nigeria's treasury, minister saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - Fifty-five people, including former governors, Cabinet ministers and government workers, stole $9 billion dollars from Nigeria 's treasury, the information minister said Monday, Jan 18, according to the Associated Press. Lai Mohammed made the allegations as he kicked off a "national sensitization campaign," appealing to Nigerians to join the fight against corruption that is crippling what should be a rich nation with Africa's biggest economy, population and oil production.


  10. Tackling poverty, unemployment in Nigeria with tomatoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 17 | The China Post

    It's a situation that mirrors the giant oil industry, where Nigeria has abundant resources but has lacked the capacity, will or ability to exploit it, forcing a reliance on imports. But Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote is hoping to change tomato production with a giant factory that will boost domestic output, create jobs - and even, indirectly, fight Boko Haram.


  11. Janet Fox, 93, Marion, Ind.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | The Daily Record

    ... at The Ohio State University. One of the highlights of her life was teaching at Hillcrest, a mission school in Jos, Nigeria, for two years. She showed slides and artifacts of her experience hundreds of times for years to come. Janet and Stan courted ...


  12. Janet L. Fox, 93, Marion, Ind.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    ... several clubs for children. One of the highlights of her life was teaching at Hillcrest, a mission school in Jos, Nigeria, for two years. She showed slides and artifacts of her experience hundreds of times for years to come. When her three children ...


  13. Nigeria: Chibok Girls Parents Unhappy After Meeting BuhariRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | Voice of America

    Parents of the Chibok girls attend a meeting with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria, Jan. 14, 2016. A spokeswoman for the Bring Back Our Girls movement in Nigeria has again said it is the duty of the Nigerian government to rescue the Chibok girls from Boko Haram captivity, regardless which political party is in power.


  14. Rhoda Wilson Completes Second Series of Nollywood TV Series Housewives & GirlfriendsRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 14 | PR Log

    Jan. 14, 2016 - PRLog -- Set in London, UK, Housewives & Girlfriends TV Series consists of 30 minute-long episodes. It is an intensely entertaining drama with comical undertones which is created and produced by Rhoda Wilson and directed by Nelson Spyk.


  15. Olam to acquire wheat milling, pasta manufacturerRead the original story

    Monday Jan 11 | World-Grain

    Olam International Limited announced on Jan. 11 that it will acquire Amber Foods Limited, which through its 100% owned subsidiary, Quintessential Foods Nigeria Limited, owns the wheat milling and pasta manufacturing assets of the BUA Group in Nigeria, for a total enterprise value of $275 million. The BUA Group, a diversified foods and infrastructure business group in Nigeria, is among the top five wheat millers in the country with wheat milling and pasta manufacturing capacities of 3,760 and 700 tonnes per day , respectively, Olam said.


  16. Olam to acquire wheat milling, pasta-making assets in Nigeria for S$397mRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 10 |

    The acquisition will double Olam's wheat milling capacity and make it a leading pasta player in Nigeria, says the commodities group. SINGAPORE: Mainboard-listed Olam International has acquired Amber Foods in Nigeria for US$275 million , doubling its wheat milling capacity in the African country, the commodities group said in a news release on Monday .


  17. Nigeria: Alarm Over Suspected Cases of Lassa FeverRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 10 |

    The Plateau State government, on Friday raised alarm over suspected cases of Lassa fever in five Local Government Areas of the state. The Commissioner for Health, Kuden Kamshak, said the disease was likely to manifest in Shendam, Pankshin, Jos North, Langtang South and Mangu Local Government Areas of the state.


  18. Nigeria: Lagos Marathon - Deborah Pam Shakes Off Injury for Fresh ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 8 |

    One of Nigeria's leading road runners, Deborah Pam, has promised to give a good account of herself at the fast-approaching Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Pam, who ended 2015 on a low with an injury cupped in training back in November while preparing for the last Aba Half Marathon, said she has chosen to work extra hard not just to be fit to compete at the Lagos City Marathon but more importantly to give a credible performance that she is known for in long distance races.Deborah Pam "I had a small knock on my knee while preparing for the Aba half marathon, but I am much better now, I am aware of the Lagos Marathon and I am already preparing for it," Pam stated form her Jos, Plateau State, base.


  19. Press statement on the Movie, '93 days'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | PR Log

    Jan. 6, 2016 - PRLog -- We hereby categorically and strongly deny all the allegations contained in the recent press statement released by one Dr Anna Adadevoh, who claims to be acting on behalf of the Cardoso and Adadevoh families. The said allegations are not only untrue they are malicious and scurrilous and a calculated attempt to sabotage our feature film, "93Days".


  20. IMF head visits Nigeria as president seeks way out of economic crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2016 |

    LAGOS: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, elected on a pledge to tackle corruption, holds talks with the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday as the country seeks to spend its way out of an economic crisis fuelled by plunging oil prices. "I look forward to productive meetings ... as they address important economic challenges, most importantly the impact of low oil prices," said Lagarde in a statement.