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  1. AFRIMA unveils nominees for 2018 awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vanguard

    ... Namibia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe take 1 spot each. The Western region Male category is having great contenders between Nigeria and Ghana. Holding up 4 spots is Nigeria, closely followed by Ghana (3), while Guinea and Cape Verde hold 1 spot each. The ...

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  2. El-Rufa'i tasks APC stakeholdersRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vanguard

    Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa'i of Kaduna State on Friday tasked APC stakeholders and party loyalists on electing credible candidates. El-Rufa'i gave the charge during a meeting with APC stakeholders in Soba Local Government Area held at the council's chambers, Maigana, headquarters of the local government.

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  3. Military pulls out NAFRC Commandant from serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vanguard

    ... He urged the soldiers not to give up on their chosen endeavours but to strive toward becoming better citizens of Nigeria now and always. "As I bow out of military active service, I enjoin you to accord the new commandant the required cooperation and ...

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  4. 2019 Elections: Sen. Enang raises concern over NASS silence on Police, DSS budgetsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vanguard

    ... in Abuja on Friday, said the focus had been on INEC Budget. He sought to know why the 2019 election budgets for the Nigeria Police Force, Department of State Security Services (DSS), Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS) and National Security and Civil ...

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  5. 2019 elections: Any room for youths to emerge as party flag-bearers?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vanguard

    ... the way forward. "In the course of our deliberations, we stressed the importance of youth political participation in Nigeria and reaffirmed our belief in inclusive governance. "We underscored the strategic importance of enhancing and increasing the ...

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  6. U.S. Ambassador tasks political leaders to strengthen ethno-religious toleranceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vanguard

    T he U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Samuel Brownback, has urged Nigerian political office holders, representatives of civil society and religious leaders to avoid amplifying ethno-religious tension in the country and focus on peace building. At a one-day national youth dialogue on ethno-religious tolerance organized by the U.S Consulate General Lagos, in partnership with the African Youths Initiative for Crime Prevention , Ambassador Brownback, who met with a group of religious leaders during a recent visit to Nigeria in June, commended increased inter-faith engagement and dialogue in Nigeria, but noted that the country could do more to protect citizens' right to religious freedom.

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  7. Ohaneze Ndigbo Lagos chides hate-speech peddlersRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vanguard

    ... prompt act in debunking the anti-Igbo while calling on Ndigbo to be true ambassadors of wherever they may reside in Nigeria and Lagos in particular and not to associate themselves in any act that will tarnish the good image of Ndigbo in Lagos.

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  8. FAWOYDI, Action Aid task Bauchi women farmers on participation in agricultural budget processRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vanguard

    Bauchi-The Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative, FAWOYDI , have called on smallholder women farmers to participate in the budget process in order to push for increase in allocation to agricultural sector of the state. The Fahimata Programme Officer, Mr Tosin Suberu who stated this during a one day Consultative meeting on agriculture, organised by Fahimta Women and Youth Development in collaboration with the Action Aid of Nigeria, said that the objective of the meeting was to influence the 2019 agriculture budget line to capture key issues that will promote the interest of women farmers inclusiveness, increase investment in food production in Bauchi state and Nigeria at large.

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  9. Nigeria:Govt Must Drop Charges Against Journalist, Says World Press GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    ... Osinbajo, who is currently serving as acting president. The report detailed the actions of the former director of Nigeria's State Security Service (SSS) in relation to an incident in which SSS operatives blocked lawmakers from entering the National ...

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  10. $3.8b Egina Fpso Project: Don't ignore foreign companies' corrupt ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 3 | Vanguard

    A group of young professionals have raised an alarm over what it describes as colossal attempt by foreign companies with the intent to instigate massive corruption and further undermine existing local content laws in Nigeria through what the group termed contract manipulation and advanced form of bribery which, it says, has caused an increase in youth unemployment and led to massive capital flight with thousands of jobs created for young South Koreans with Nigerian resources.

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  11. Nigeria construction site collapses, trapping several people Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WPXI

    ... Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerian rescue officials say they are working to pull out a number of people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed ...

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  12. In northeast Nigerian camp, 1 in 200 young children 'died over 2 weeks'Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    More than one of every 200 children aged under five at a camp in northeast Nigeria died in just two weeks in early August, according to Reuters calculations based on data from aid agency Medicins Sans Frontieres on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Huts and sheds are seen at the Gamboru/Ngala internally displaced persons camp in Borno, Nigeria April 27, 2017.

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  13. Navy detains 8 suspected diesel smugglersRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Vanguard

    Troops of the Nigerian Navy in Port Harcourt on Friday arrested eight men accused of smuggling about 200,000 litres of adulterated diesel believed to be worth over N50 million. The suspects, who were arrested along Taraba Jetty waterways, were alleged to have sourced the petroleum product from unapproved refining site.

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  14. ASUU protest rocks OsogboRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Vanguard

    Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Friday took to the streets of Osogbo to protest the alleged neglect of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology , Ogbomosho. The protesters, in their hundreds, carried placards with various inscriptions such as "Oyo/Osun, Don't Play Politics with the Lives of Our Students," and " Do Not Kill the Best State University in Nigeria'' among others.

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  15. Buhari will not share money - MohammedRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Vanguard

    Information and culture minisrer Lai Mohammed has warned that President Muhammadu Buhari's administration is not to share money but to provide basic needs. He explained that the government was aware of complaints of no money by many Nigerian, but that the administration preferred to invest in infrastructure that would have ripple effects on the economy than sharing money to people and political stooges like the previous administration did.

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  16. 2019 General Elections: INEC releases elections notice in LagosRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Vanguard

    ... notice should be published in each constituency in respect of which an election is to be held. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that both the Presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on Feb. 16, 2019, while the governorship and ...

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  17. Nigerian journalist freed on bail after citing letter from police chief, paper saysRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Reuters

    ... accused of constricting press freedoms, which it has denied, and security services have often detained reporters. Nigeria ranks 119th out of 180 nations in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index. Amnesty International and the Committee ...

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  18. Orji Kalu to be turbaned Dan Baiwan DauraRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Vanguard

    ... of my contributions to nation building and I pledge my continued loyalty to Daura Emirate Council, Katsina State and Nigeria at large."

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  19. MSF launches emergency aid after dozens of children die in NE NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Vanguard

    Doctors Without Borders said Friday it was providing emergency help after 33 children died in a camp housing people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria. A file photo taken on June 10, 2010 shows an employee of the French non-governmental Organization Medecins Sans Frontieres giving medicine to a child suffering from lead poisoning at Bukkuyum General Hospital in the town of Gusau in Nigeria's northwest Zamfara State.

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  20. Engage actively in politics, SDP tells youthsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Vanguard

    The Social Democratic Party in Ondo State has urged youths to actively participate in politics in order to be part of the decision making process. The Chairman of the party, Mr Korede Duyile, said this in Akure at the official declaration of Mr Tajudeen Adefisoye as flagbearer for the Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency position in the 2019 general elections.

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