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  1. Buhari, APC must succeed, says SarakiRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Vanguard

    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has reiterated the commitment of the 8th Senate to the success of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress administration in its efforts to change the situation of things in Nigeria for the better. The Senate President stated that the Senate would not disappoint Nigerians neither would the APC senators abandon the party on whose platform they made promises of development, security and improved standard of living to the people.

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  2. Tambuwal orders probe of death of suspect in NSCDC custodyRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Vanguard

    Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has directed its Human Rights Agency to investigate the circumstances that led to the death of a 38-year-old Jamilu Abdullahi. Abdullahi was reported dead while in the custody of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in Sokoto State Command.

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  3. Wike squanders N60 billion in 30 days...Read the original story

    Thursday | Scoop

    The Rivers State All Progressives Congress has accused Chief Nyesom Wike squandering over N60 Billion in his first 30 days as the Rivers State Care-Taker Governor. Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, made the disclosure in a statement he issued on Thursday in Port Harcourt.

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  4. 5 Facts on new DSS DG, Lawal DauraRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Vanguard

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sacked the Director General of the State Security Service, Ita Ekpenyong. In his place, the President appointed Lawal Daura as new head of the agency , which serves as Nigeria's secret police.

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  5. Buhari sacks SSS, DG, Ekpenyong appoints Daura as replacementRead the original story

    Thursday | Vanguard

    In his place, the President appointed Lawal Daura as new head of the agency, which serves as Nigeria's secret police. Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi, via a statement by the Director of Communications in his office, Haruna Imrana.

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  6. APC and the other side of mergerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Vanguard

    The governing All Progressives Congress has not been itself since the inauguration of the 8th Senate about three weeks ago. The election of the new officers of the National Assembly, all of whom were opposed by a section of the party leadership, has thrown the party into a state of turmoil that is now rocking the party to its foundations.

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  7. Nigeria: Buhari Appoints Amina Zakari INEC Chair As Jega Bows OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | AllAfrica.com

    President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs Amina Bala Zakari as the acting chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission following the end of Prof Attahiru Jega's tenure yesterday. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the director of communications at the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Haruna Imrana.

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  8. The Rule of Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Real Clear Politics

    The country known as Nigeria began to coalesce at the beginning of the twentieth century, when Frederick Lugard, a British mercenary and explorer, forced the Sokoto Caliphate and Islamic emirs across the Sahel of West Africa to submit to British rule.

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  9. Nigeria: Neglect of Solid Minerals - Why Nigeria Remains PoorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | AllAfrica.com

    Economists, geologists and surveyors have long agreed that under the Nigerian soil are wealth and riches untold. But majority of Nigerians are wallowing in poverty.

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  10. 26 states withhold implementation of Pension SchemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Vanguard

    Only 10 out of the 36 states of the federation are implementing the contributory pension scheme designed to guarantee availability and prompt delivery of pension entitlement of workers upon retirement. Also over N60 billion cases of non-remittances of contributions by some state governments have been reported and where the funds went into are still unknown as some of the affected states are still investigating the alleged non-remittances.

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  11. Neglect of solid minerals: Why Nigeria remains poorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Vanguard

    Economists, geologists and surveyors have long agreed that under the Nigerian soil are wealth and riches untold. But majority of Nigerians are wallowing in poverty.

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  12. Nigeria: When Lawmakers Throw PunchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | AllAfrica.com

    Contrary to Nigerians' expectations that the emergence of All Progressives Congress would redefine governance and bring about positive change, the National Assembly controlled by APC has been embroiled in avoidable leadership crisis, Omololu Ogunmade writes. Since its overwhelming victory at the 2015 general election, the All Progressives Congress has caused no little stir in the polity.

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  13. Buhari will put an end to unemployment, insurgency says APC chieftainRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | Vanguard

    Alhaji Abubakar Yabo, an All Progressives Congress chieftain, on Saturday in Sokoto expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari would implement populist programmes and policies. Yabo told the News Agency of Nigeria tha the intervention of Buhari on the political scene would soon put an end to mass unemployment, kidnapping, insurgency, armed robbery and other crimes.

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  14. Jega, 6 INEC commissioners bow out TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Vanguard

    Following the expiration of his five-year tenure, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, is set to vacate office Tuesday.

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  15. Nigeria: Boko Haram - Nigeria's Islamist Insurgency - by Virginia ComolliRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | AllAfrica.com

    "Nigerian civilians find themselves stuck between two brutal opponents - Boko Haram and the security forces - both of which have been accused of war crimes" ... "Even if the military is successful in crushing the current manifestation of Boko Haram, a new version will most likely present itself, sooner or later, feeding on unresolved grievances and inequality" . These two quotes from the beginning and end of this timely and well-researched book sum up the twin problems facing the population of northeastern Nigeria: the Boko Haram insurgency and the brutal, clumsy and totally inadequate response of the Nigerian government and armed forces.

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  16. Nigeria: External Debt Profile Overwhelms StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | AllAfrica.com

    THE external debt profile of states with its servicing component may have compounded their inability to meet their statutory obligations, even as majority of them now have a yearly Internally Generated Revenue base below the obligations. Specifically, the sub-national debt profile as at June 2015, estimated at $3.3 billion, does not include domestic debt stock.

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  17. Sultan made my victory possible - DogaraRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 21 | Vanguard

    By Johnbosco Agbakwuru Abuja - SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, attributed his emergence despite the stiff opposition from his All Progressives Congress, APC, party to the backing of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III.

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  18. NSCIA felicitates with MuslimsRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 18 | Vanguard

    T he Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has felicitated with the entire Muslim ummah wishing them happy blessed month. This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the council's Secretary-General, Prof.

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  19. Can't spend, won't spendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | The Economist

    TO UNDERSTAND THE impact of Nigeria's hopeless infrastructure on its businesses, look at Gloo.ng, a fast-growing startup that has already become the country's largest online supermarket. In a crowded office young programmers huddle around MacBook computers, designing the website and intelligent-mapping systems that look for the most efficient routes to guide delivery vehicles through the perpetual gridlock which Nigerians call "go-slows".

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  20. Down on its luckRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | The Economist

    CAMELS AND GOATS jostle with cars and motorcycles on the narrow roads cutting though the dry scrub of Sokoto, Nigeria's northernmost big city. The state, of the same name, is a long way from Lagos, the commercial centre, not just geographically but in almost every way.

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