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  1. Nigerian airlines cancel flights amid fuel crisisRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Republic

    Nigerian airlines grounded flights Saturday and radio stations were silenced as a months-long fuel shortage aggravated by striking oil tanker drivers worsened in Africa's biggest oil producer. Vehicles also were grounded.

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  2. Mapua to field regular squad in Mayor's CupRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Sun-Star

    WHILE the rest of the teams are still shopping for players for its regular season line-up, Mapua Institute of Technology Cardinals head coach Fortunato "Atoy" Co is bringing in his regular team for the 2015 Cebu City Mayor's Cup International Invitational tournament on May 15-19. Co will bring 14 players to Cebu City to face off with the Malaysia men's national team, the University of San Carlos Warriors and University of Cebu Webmasters.

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  3. ACE signs performance contract with FG, World BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Vanguard

    THE Africa Centres of Excellence in Nigeria have signed Performance Contracts with the Federal Government and the World Bank, marking the last hurdle to be crossed before the release of the first tranche of funds to them. The ceremony, witnessed by the Honourable Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, was held at the National Universities Commission in Abuja.

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  4. Indonesia Commits To Increasing Trade With NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Ghanamma.com

    Although his country recently killed three Nigerians convicted of drug charges by firing squad, Nino Wawan Setiawan, Indonesia Trade Promotion Center's Director sees no impediment to stronger ties between Nigeria and his country, as he supplied new ideas that could help to strengthen Nigeria-Indonesia bi-lateral relationships, especially in the key sectors of both economies. "In 2014 total trade relation between Indonesia and Nigeria hit US$ 3.9 billion.

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  5. Community leaders: Nigerian troops kill dozens of civiliansRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Nigerian troops have killed dozens of civilians and razed scores of homes to avenge the deaths of six soldiers, community leaders and residents of central Plateau state charged on Sunday. A spokesman for the Special Task Force said its troops are involved only in an ongoing battle with a tribal militia that residents said killed six soldiers and mutilated their bodies last week.

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  6. Obis celebrate Mikel's second EPL crownRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | Vanguard

    Mikel Obi's family in Jos, Nigeria, celebrated their son's achievement after he won his second English Premier League title with Chelsea on Sunday following a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at the Stamford Bridge. Mikel won his first EPL title with Chelsea in 2009/2010 season and has now won his second this season.

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  7. Nigeria troops 'killed civilians'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | BBC News

    Community leaders in central Nigeria have accused government troops of killing dozens of civilians and burning villages following the deaths of six soldiers at the hands of tribesmen. Last week six soldiers were killed and mutilated by tribesmen - reportedly members of the Tarok tribe - who were allegedly involved in cattle rustling.

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  8. Nigerian army fights militiamen in central Nigeria after attack last weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | The Daily Star

    Women and children rescued from Boko Haram in Sambisa forest by Nigeria Military arrive at the Internally displaced people's camp in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria May 2, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde JOS, Nigeria: Nigerian troops battled militiamen in central Nigeria on Sunday after they destroyed several villages and killed scores of people last week, including six soldiers who had their eyes gorged out and tongues cut off, a military spokesman said.

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  9. Chief Imam of Abuja National Mosque dies at 68Read the original story

    Saturday May 2 | Vanguard

    The Chief Imam of Abuja National Mosque, Ustaz Musa Muhammed, is dead, aged 68. Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Secretary-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs , announced the passing on of the Imam in a statement in Ibadan on Saturday.

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  10. NLC, TUC vow to hold Buhari, APC accountable to "3 million jobs a year" pledgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | Ghanamma.com

    The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, on Friday in Abuja vowed to hold the incoming Muhammadu Buhari-led government accountable in respect of his party's promises to Nigerians and workers in particular. The unions made the vow at the 2015 May Day celebration with the theme: "The Working Class, Democratic Consolidation and Economic Revival: Charting the Way to National Rebirth".

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  11. Unpaid salaries: Plateau NLC to embark on indefinite strike May 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Ghanamma.com

    The Plateau State chapters of Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress and the Joint Negotiating Council have given Governor Jonah Jang a seven-day strike notice. They vowed that if the governor failed to meet their demands, they will embark on indefinite strike action from Monday, May 4. The NLC, in January, issued a 21-day strike notice and later a 14-day notice to Jang for unpaid salaries.

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  12. NUC lauds Redeemer's varsity for Ebola diagnosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Vanguard

    The National Universities Commission on Thursday commended the Redeemer's University, Ede, Ogun State, for its contributions toward the diagnosis of Ebola virus. The Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof.

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  13. Nigeria: Explosion Hits Jos BarracksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | AllAfrica.com

    An explosion has occurred at a Nigerian Army facility at the 3 Armed Division in Rukuba, near Jos, Plateau State but casualty figures are yet to be ascertained. Authorities of the facility are yet to give details, but an unauthorized source at the barracks who spoke in confidence said it was an accidental explosion which occurred while some soldiers were working to remove expired ammunition from an armoury, insisting that it was not an insurgency attack as was being speculated in the social media.

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  14. Nigeria: Explosion Hits JosRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | AllAfrica.com

    The blast was said to have occurred at the 3 Armed Division in Rukuba, near Jos, but casualty is uncertain. Confriming the blasting the Plateau state Police Commissioner, Nasiru Oki, said men and officers of the military facility were evacuating some of their old explosive devices when some exploded.

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  15. Youth Unemployment would be Buhari's Greatest Challenge - KwandeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | Ghanamma.com

    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, has stated that the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari , cannot afford to disappoint the youths given the support they accorded the party at the national and state elections. He stressed that the greatest challenge to be faced by the Buhari administration when sworn-in on May 29 would be job creation for teeming Nigerian youths.

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  16. UNICEF And Snapchat Join Together To Protect Children Affected By Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Switched

    UNICEF has teamed up with Snapchat for a campaign to raise awareness for the hundreds of thousands of children that have fled the violence of Boko Haram. Members of UNICEF and professional Snapchat artists are producing images based off drawings of children living in Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, who have suffered the impact of the conflict between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian groups.

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  17. Kidnapped Nigerian girls deserve more than just a hashtag, activist saysRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2015 | Washington Times

    JOS, Nigeria - The hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted a year ago by the terror group Boko Haram deserve a major, sustained rescue effort, says a Nigerian lawyer who urges far more global attention for the wider crisis in the country. "Every day of captivity for these girls is a dark day in their lives and their parents' lives.

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  18. Kidnapped Nigerian girls deserve more than just a hashtag, activist saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | DFW Catholic

    Jos, Nigeria, Apr 15, 2015 / 04:16 pm .- The hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted a year ago by the group Boko Haram deserve a major, sustained rescue effort, says a Nigerian lawyer who urges far more global attention for the wider crisis in the country. "Every day of captivity for these girls is a dark day in their lives and their parents' lives.

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  19. Nigeria marks one year since Boko Haram kidnapped schoolgirlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Religion News Service

    ... for the families whose daughters disappeared suddenly without a trace," Catholic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, told Fides News Agency. "I can imagine their anguish." Last month's election of Muhammadu Buhari has inspired a new hope ...

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  20. Can This Man Crush Boko Haram?By Philip Obaji Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | The Daily Beast

    Nigeria's new president is no stranger to jihadist uprisings-in the '80's, he crushed a large insurgency in the same northern region. Thirty-two years after he first took power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari has returned as Nigeria's newly elected president, vowing to take on the Boko Haram militants who recently pledged allegiance to ISIS, or the so-called Islamic State.

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