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Refugees, displaced at two-decade high: UN * Annual figures show 1.1 million people fled across international borders in 2012, while 6.5 million were displaced within their homelands GENEVA: War and other crises drove one person from their home every 4.1 seconds in 2012, the UN's refugee agency said Wednesday, pushing the number... Brazil sends ... (more)
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Lebanese Men Accused of Terrorism Sue Nigeria for $25 Million
Military officials stand near ammunitions seized from suspected members of Hezbollah after a raid of a building in Kano, Nigeria, May 30, 2013.
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Armed gang kills 48 in Nigerian raid
West Africa has overtaken Somalia as the world's piracy hot-spot with 966 sailors attacked last year, the International maritime Bureau says.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Amaechi's NGF mandate sacrosanct, says Kwankwaso
KANO State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has risen in stout defense of his Rivers State counterpart over the Nigerian Governors Forum leadership crisis, insisting that Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi will not surrender his mandate.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Nigeria detains "suspicious" Ukrainian cargo plane
A Ukrainian cargo plane suspected to be carrying military hardware has been detained in northwest Nigeria's Kano State, security and aviation sources told Xinhua on Sunday.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Bayero Cautions Against Extremism, Urges Forgiveness
SEVERAL months after escaping death in the hands of terrorists, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, Saturday, urged Nigerians to eschew extremism, saying he has forgiven those who may have offended him.
FAAN Rakes In N120m From Disused Airplanes
BEYOND ridding the nation's airports of disused aircraft, there are indications that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria may have made a fortune from the disposal of the equipment.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Muslim Persecution of Christians: The Spring Offensive
The Islamic jihad against Christians in Nigeria is proving to be the most barbaric.
My position denies me joy of relating with childhood friends - Bayero
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, has said that his position denies him the joy of relating with his childhood friends.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Hezbollah: 3 detained Lebanese slam FG with N50bn suit
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, slated June 21 to hear N50 billion suit filed against the Federal Government by three Lebanese, Mustapha Roda Darwish Fawaz, Talal Roda, and Abdulla Tahini, following their arrest and detention over alleged complicity in the illegal importation of weapons into Nigeria.
Top 10 UK Rappers You Need To Know
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Analysts: West Africa Attractive Hezbollah Destination
Nigerian military officials stand near ammunition seized from suspected members of Hezbollah after a building raid, Kano, May 30, 2013.
Nigeria: Remembering June 12
On June 12, 1993, Nigerians went to the polls and in a free, fair and peaceful manner elected the candidate of the Social Democratic Party , Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola, as president.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
CBN takes Cashless Policy to Kano, Anambra, Abia, Rivers and Ogun
Following the launch of "project cashless lagos" which was launched last year by Central Bank of Nigeria in Lagos state as pilot scheme to help discourage the use of cash in day-to-day transactions, the CBN, having recorded success in the pilot has concluded arrangement to introduce its cashless policy in Abuja and 5 other states around the ... (more)
The military underrated Abiola's popularity - Sen Zwingina, Campaign Manager
Dr Jonathan Silas Zwingina, an accomplished academician, administrator, politician and senator was Director-General of MKO Abiola's campaign organisation, Hope "93.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Annulment was payment for Abiola's evil deeds - Sen Owie
Former member of the House of Representatives, former Senate Chief Whip and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rowland Stephen Owie says the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election was a divine recompense for Abiola's alleged past political misdeeds.
Increasing cases of mass murder: Security operatives cry out
IN recent times, several disasters have been recorded in different parts of the country, ranging from buildings collapse, fire outbreak, flooding, plane crash and detonation of Improvised Explosive Devices IEDs, which have resulted in serious casualties.
Military's shutdown of NE Nigeria telecoms disrupts trade
With mobile phone signals shut down since 15 May in large parts of three northeastern states following a military offensive against Boko Haram Islamists, anxious residents say the sick are cut off from medical help, commercial supplies are dwindling and food prices rising.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Nigeria's yan daudu face persecution in religious revival
Ameera: 'I don't mind it when my friends call me yan daudu but these days it sounds ugly in other people's mouths.'
Nigeria: Hezbollah - Nigerian, Lebanese Slam N50 Billion Suit Against SSS, AGF
Co-owners of Amigo Supermarket, Mustapha Fawaz and three Lebanese-Abdallah Tahini, Talal Rouda and Khosai Nouridine- arrested over the armoury and alleged Hezbollah terror cell uncovered in Bompai, Kano state have filed a suit before the Federal High Court, Abuja.