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  1. 2014: Issues that shaped the political landscapeRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Vanguard

    The year 2014, like the previous years in the life of a people has come and will go in few days. For some, it is gone.

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  2. 2015: Why Nigerians may face bleak yearRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Vanguard

    As 2015 rolls in less than 96 hours from now, Nigerians may face one of the most difficult and hardest years in recent times. Apart from fears on what could arise from the 2015 general elections especially the presidential polls where the main opposition All Progressives Congress has threatened to form a parallel government to the Peoples Democratic Party Administration, if the polls were rigged, the economic outlook does not give much cause for cheer.

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  3. Boko Haram has no Islamic bais, says SultanRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar has urged Muslim youths to desist from actions that will continue to compromise the security of the nation. Alhaji Abubakar who is the President- General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs stated this at the formal opening of the annual Islamic Vacation Course, IVC of the Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria, MSSN, Southern Zone held at Km 53, Lagos/ Ibadan Express way.

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  4. Insurgency: Sultan canvasses for access to education for youthRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Vanguard

    Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji SaA d Abubakar has advocated for an unrestricted access to education for youth, to enhance peace, harmony and progress in Nigeria. Abubakar gave the advice in a message to the opening of the 98th Islamic Vacation Course organised by the Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria on Friday in Ibadan.

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  5. Sokoto presents N112.5b budget proposalRead the original story

    Wednesday | In-depth Africa

    The Sokoto State Government has proposed a budget of over N112.5 billion for the 2015 fiscal year, as against the over N125.9 billion budgeted for the outgoing 2014. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the budget proposal was presented yesterday to the House of Assembly in Sokoto.

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  6. Lagos state govt allegedly deports 70 beggars to Northern NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | In-depth Africa

    The Lagos state government has allegedly deported 70 beggars back to Kano state after they were found loitering the streets of Lagos.

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  7. Kaduna Disco assesses its installationsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 23 | In-depth Africa

    The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company yesterday began an assessment of its installations in Kaduna. It is all to ascertain what is required to bridge the gap in terms of technical and commercial needs.

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  8. Jonathan tasks Royal Fathers on 2015 electionsRead the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | In-depth Africa

    Towards a smooth 2015 general election, the Federal Government has appealed to traditional rulers across the country to enlighten their subjects on peaceful conduct during and after the elections. President Goodluck Jonathan made the appeal, according to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President, Umar Sani, in his address at the 7th General Assembly of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria , with the theme: "Sustaining the natural mandate of the traditional institutions in contemporary Nigeria."

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  9. Nigeria: Sokoto to Impose 'No Work, No Pay' Policy On Striking LecturersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | AllAfrica.com

    Sokoto State government has threatened to impose 'no work, no pay' policy on academic staff of its three tertiary institutions who started an indefinite strike yesterday. The lecturers from Shehu Shagari College of Education, the state polytechnic and School of Legal Studies were demanding among others the implementation of the Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure .

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  10. Post-2015 polls violence looms, Akinyemi warnsRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 21 | In-depth Africa

    Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, a former minister of External Affairs, in a December 16 letter to President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, urged the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress to sign an undertaking to rein in their supporters after the election.

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  11. 2014: The deadly year Nigeria would not forget in a hurry (16)Temple C. Ubochi, Bonn, GermanyRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 21 | Nigeriaworld

    Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others We have two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice and another which we practice but seldom preach You will never find the real truth among people that are insecure or have egos to protect. Truth over time becomes either guarded or twisted as their perspective changes; it changes with the seasons of their shame, love, hope or pride he Emir of Kano incurred the wrath of a group of larrikins calling themselves Boko Haram members because he asked residents to 'acquire what they need' to protect themselves.

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  12. Historical political background of Nigeria and election 2015 ...13...Read the original story

    Sunday Dec 21 | Nigeriaworld

    Diverse constitutions were imposed on Nigerians by British bureaucrats until Nigerians were allowed to participate. Hence, Nigeria was formed by the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates by the colonial master.

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  13. Buhari capable of salvaging Nigeria from current 'woes' - TambuwalRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 21 | In-depth Africa

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives and All Progressives Congress, APC's gubernatorial candidate in Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has hailed the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo as the party's presidential candidates, saying Mr. Buhari is capable of saving Nigeria from its current "woes".

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  14. Group cautions against politicising national securityRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 21 | In-depth Africa

    The United Nigerians Forum has appealed to Nigerians not to reduce serious security issues to mere politicking. North West Coordinator of UNFO, Mallam Musa Abdullahi made the appeal especially in relation to the recent verbal attacks by Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko on National Security Adviser , Col.

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  15. 'Jonathan an unrivalled achiever'Read the original story

    Sunday Dec 21 | Vanguard

    Sokoto - Ahead of the 2015 general elections, a group, 'Goodluck Jonathan Group of Northern Nigeria,' has solicited support for President Jonathan as he is a " sellable commodity.' Alhaji Nura Sabon-Birnai, the National Coordinator of the group, told newsmen on Saturday in Sokoto, that President Goodluck Jonathan had recorded tremendous achievements.

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  16. Jonathans' 2nd Niger Bridge, 419 on the Igbo NationRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 20 | In-depth Africa

    The construction of 2nd Niger Bridge through a Public Private Partnership involving Julius Berger -NSIA Consortium and tolling the Igbo people for 25 years thereafter is another 419 on the Biafran Igbo citizens of South East Nigeria. According to the terms of this fraudulent business, the project is a Design, Finance, Build, Operate and Transfer model to cost N117 Billion naira with the Federal Government contributing a paltry N30 billion naira while the consortium will raise the rest of the funds and thereafter hold the Igbo people to ransom by collecting a 25 year toll tax for raising the rest of the funds offshore.

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  17. Blowing hot and coldRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | In-depth Africa

    Reminiscent of life imitating art, Suleiman Abba, inspector general of Police reminds us of the Ola Rotimi comic play, Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again . The way the IGP flexes muscles he does not have by law, and assumes the security of House of Representatives Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, is at his discretion, is reminiscent of a tragi- comedy.

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  18. Obinna Akukwe: Fraudulent construction of 2nd Niger Bridge - Another 419 on the Igbo nationRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | In-depth Africa

    The construction of 2nd Niger Bridge through a Public Private Partnership involving Julius Berger -NSIA Consortium and tolling the Igbo people for 25 years thereafter is another 419 on the Biafran Igbo citizens of South East Nigeria. According to the terms of this fraudulent business, the project is a Design, Finance, Build, Operate and Transfer model to cost N117 Billion naira with the Federal Government contributing a paltry N30 billion naira while the consortium will raise the rest of the funds and thereafter hold the Igbo people to ransom by collecting a 25 year toll tax for raising the rest of the funds offshore.

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  19. Nigerian politics: Church, state and mosqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Economist

    IN NIGERIA'S capital, Lagos, the candle-like minarets of the Central Mosque look out over streets and alleyways filled with a plethora of churches and cathedrals. Yet these two Abrahamic religions do not co-exist quite as peacefully in many other parts of Nigeria, which is about half Muslim and half Christian; bouts of violence have broken out periodically since the 1960s, mainly in the northern and central parts of the country, many of which are under Islamic law, or sharia .

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  20. 2015: PDP Governors boast their party remains one to beatRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | In-depth Africa

    Governors serving under the Peoples Democratic Party yesterday night in a crucial meeting that stretched from 7.30pm to 10.55pm insisted that their party remained one to beat as the nation gears up for next year's general elections. The parley, earlier scheduled for 6pm, only stated around 7.30pm when the Chairman of PDP Governors' Forum, Chief Godswill Akpabio arrived.

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