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  1. Ministerial list: Saraki, Lawan feud may complicate issues for Buhari- UzamereRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Vanguard

    E higie Uzamere is the immediate past senator representing Edo South. As a matter of fact, he is the only senator in the history of the district, made of the Binis, to have made it to the Senate twice .

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  2. 2015 Hajj: Transportation of pilgrims to commence on Aug. 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Vanguard

    The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria on Saturday announced that it would commence transportation of Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia on August 18. The Chairman of the Commission, Malam Abdullahi Mukhtar, made the announcement after inaugurating the Medical Team for 2015 hajj exercise in Abuja. Mukhtar, who was represented by Dr Saleh Okenwa, the Commissioner in charge of strategy, said the Commission was fully prepared for this year's Hajj.

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  3. Oyegun, APC Governors in crucial meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Vanguard

    By Levinus Nwabughiogu National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APCN Chief John Oyegun and the party's governors were in a crucial meeting last night. The meeting at Imo governor's lodge in Asokoro Abuja had in attendance Govs.R ochas Okorocha , Adams Oshiomole , Nasir El-Rufai , Rauf Arebegsola and Kashim Shettima .

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  4. Champions for Change: Meet the Champions -- Part 7Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Switched

    Champions for Change is pleased to continue our 'Meet the Champions' Series. This bi-monthly blog series highlights the work of 24 Nigerian leaders currently participating as C4C champions.

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  5. FG spends 2.41b dollars on rice importation since 2012 - EmefieleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | Vanguard

    The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria , Mr Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday said the Federal Government spent 2.41 billion dollars on rice importation between January 2012 and May 2015. Emefiele made this known at a stakeholders' meeting with officials of Paddy Rice Producing states and Rice Value chain investors in Abuja.

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  6. Re: Na only Fulani waka comeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | Vanguard

    Thank you for transporting the grand recollections, hopes and outlook that we shared during our days in what we knew as the greatest citadel of learning in Africa. In search for greener pastures, shortly after we left Obafemi Awolowo University, I stumbled on a closely held secret.

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  7. Nigeria: National Assembly Crisis - Tension MountsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | AllAfrica.com

    Ahead of next week Tuesday's National Assembly resumption date, The Guardian investigation has revealed that the crisis that has bedeviled the two chambers - the Senate and House of Representatives - over the election of principal officers, remains unresolved. This is despite the intervention by the Presidency, the All Progressives Congress governors and the national leadership of the party after its last National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja.

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  8. We don't need foreign aid - BuhariRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Vanguard

    By Soni Daniel President Muhammadu Buhari believes Nigeria does not need foreign aid if the world powers can help her plug all the loopholes that had been used by government officials to steal her assets. A Presidency official on Buhari's four-day visit to the United States , which ended on Wednesday, quoted the President, yesterday, as telling US officials that Nigeria has the resources to stand on her feet, and that the world powers should help her.

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  9. APC stalwart backs dialogue with Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Vanguard

    A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress in Sokoto State, Dr Jabbi Kilgore, on Saturday advocated for dialogue a solution to ending insurgency in the country. Kilgore said in an interview said that the Federal Government should parley with the Boko Haram insurgents "in order to end the senseless killings of innocent Nigerians."

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  10. NASS: 7 APC chieftains whose influence can end crisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Vanguard

    DESPITE being accused of allowing the crises rocking both chambers of the National Assembly to fester, some leading voices in the All Progressives Congress, APC, are believed to posses the magic wand needed to prevent the now rambunctious legislature from derailing After months in which party leaders have prevaricated in the name of loyalty and indiscipline, it is expected that those, who wield influence decisively engage in trouble shooting for public good. It is so given the obvious inability of the legislators to find a common ground thereby taking the crisis to epic proportion at the expense of the business of law making.

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  11. Nigeria: NEC in Session, NNPC Probe Committee Expected to BriefRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | AllAfrica.com

    The National Economic Council meeting, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, is currently in session at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. NEC consists of governors of the 36 states and Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory.

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  12. Broke states, broken Federation: Will Buhari restructure Nigeria?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Vanguard

    JUSTICE Oloyede Folahanmi must be relishing his starring role in Osun's unpaid salaries saga even though his call for Governor Rauf Aregbesola's impeachment is unlikely to result in a special assizes to celebrate the victory of the judge as opposition politician. The learned judge's 30-page petition-actually, a rant-was part Sunday sermon , part chic internationalism , and little to do with law or the adjudication of justice .

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  13. Nigeria: Charge Jonathan's Security Chief or Release Him - LawyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | AllAfrica.com

    Andrew Itsekiri, the lawyer of Gordon Obuah, former President Goodluck Jonathan's chief security officer, has asked the Director General of the SSS, Lawan Daura, to either charge Mr. Obuah to court or release him without further delay. Mr. Obuah is being detained by the State Security Service although the service has yet to officially speak about the arrest.

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  14. Nigeria: UK Updates Travel Advisory to NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | AllAfrica.com

    The United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office has relaxed travel restriction to four Nigerian states that are among the least-affected by Boko Haram terror. This was disclosed in a travel advice made available to CAJ News in Abuja on Tuesday.

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  15. Nigeria: SSS Places Former Nsa Dasuki, Bello Fadile, Under "House Arrest"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | AllAfrica.com

    Operatives of the State Security Service, also called DSS, have confirmed that the immediate past National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, and all persons at his residence, are under house arrest. Mr. Dasuki's two houses, one in Abuja and another in Sokoto, have been under siege by SSS operatives since Thursday.

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  16. Nigeria: Buhari Appoints New Civil Defence Commandant-GeneralRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | AllAfrica.com

    President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abdullahi Muhammadu as the new Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Mr. Muhammadu, who was an Assistant Commandant-General of the NSCDC before his new appointment, hails from Muye in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State.

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  17. Arresting The Storm Within NIRECRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 19 | Vanguard

    THE Nigeria Inter-Religious Council is an independent union voluntarily formed by the leaders of the nation's two recognised religious faiths - Christianity and Islam. It is composed of 50 members, made up of 25 Christian and 25 Muslim leaders and co-chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto, the leader of the Muslims in Nigeria and his counterpart, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

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  18. .com | Nigeria spy agency raids ex-security chief's homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | News24

    Nigeria's domestic intelligence agency says it has raided several properties belonging to the country's former national security adviser to prevent "treasonable felony", a charge that can include plotting to overthrow the government. The Department of State Security said last Thursday's raids were based on "credible intelligence" linking Mohammed Sambo Dasuki - who lost his job last week when President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the military top brass - to "alleged plans to commit treasonable felony against the Nigerian State".

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  19. Why we invaded former NSA, Dasuki's houses - DSSRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 | Vanguard

    The Department of State Security Service has issued a statement on why it invaded the houses of the immediate past National Security Adviser, Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, alleging that he planned to commit treasonable felony against the country. On 16th July, 2015, about 1650 hours, based on credible intelligence linking the immediate past NSA, Mohammed Sambo DASUKI with alleged plans to commit treasonable felony against the Nigerian State, operatives of the Department of State Services conducted a search on the properties belonging to the former NSA, Mohammed Sambo DASUKI .

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  20. Buhari's appointment of Abdullahi Muhammadu as new NSCDC bossRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 18 | Vanguard

    President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu as the Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps , a statement said. The statement, was issued by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday.

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