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  1. Nigeria: Govt Orders 40 Attack Helicopters From U.S., Russia to Fight TerrorismRead the original story

    7 hrs ago |

    In its determination to eliminate terrorism and smoke out Boko Haram members from their hide outs in parts of the North East and North West, the Federal Government has ordered 40 attack and transport helicopters from the United States of America and Russia. 1 comment

  2. Sultan to insurgents: end your killingsRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

    A section of the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria yesterday marked Eid el Fitir the end of Islamic month of Ramadan with prayers after the 30-day fasting period.


  3. Judiciary workers' strike contributing to Prison congestion - ComptrollerRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Vanguard

    Minna-An Assistant Comptroller of Prisons, Mrs. Dorothy Atajiri, has said that the ongoing strike by judiciary workers across the country was further compounding congestions in the prisons.


  4. Sallah celebration: Be security conscious, FG tells NigeriansRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Vanguard

    FEDERAL Government, weekend, urged its citizens and residents to be security conscious, as Nigerian Muslims joined other faithful around the world to mark this year's Eidel Fitri.


  5. Sultan commends Muslim, Catholic cordial relationshipRead the original story

    Yesterday | Vanguard

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, on Saturday commended the cordial relationship existing between the Catholic community and people of the state.


  6. Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Sunday morningRead the original story

    Yesterday | In-depth Africa

    Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning: 1. The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has cautioned the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, against negotiating with the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram without an official approval from the Federal Government.


  7. FG procures 40 attack helicopters with night visionRead the original story

    Saturday | Vanguard

    ABUJA Aftermathof the determination by the Jonathan administration to eliminate terrorism in the North East and smoke out insurgents from the hideouts, the federal government has ordered the procurement of 40 modern attack helicopters with capabilities for night operations and sound proof technology.


  8. Once oil dries up, some states will not survive - AbontaRead the original story

    Friday | Vanguard

    Since the late 1950s when crude oil was first discovered in Nigeria, it has become the core of the nation's economy.


  9. Boko Haram: FG acquires 40 attack helicopters to fight militantsRead the original story

    Friday | In-depth Africa

    The Federal Government is adding 40 attack and transport helicopters to the air force arsenal in the battle with Boko Haram.


  10. Police Boss Abubakar Set To RetiresRead the original story

    Friday Jul 25 | In-depth Africa

    Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, is set to retire as there are no indications that President Goodluck Jonathan would extend his tenure.


  11. Kaduna death toll hits 110 as bomber strikes in KanoRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 24 | In-depth Africa

    A bomb went off in Kano yesterday, 24 hours after the Kaduna twin explosions in which former Head of State Gen.


  12. Nigeria's bomb blasts death toll rises to 110Read the original story

    Thursday Jul 24 | Xinhuanet

    The death toll from twin bomb attacks in Nigeria's central north Kaduna State on Wednesday has risen to 110, with more injured victims being rushed to hospital for treatment, a humanitarian official said Thursday.


  13. Emir of Kano, Sanusi visits JonathanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Vanguard

    Former Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi, yesterday visited President Goodluck Jonathan for the first time, since he became the Emir of Kano.


  14. Nigeria: Mr. Buhari's ProblemRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 23 | In-depth Africa

    Mr. Buhari is quoted as saying: "a Yes, I am a politician. Yes, I am in the opposition.


  15. In deadly conflict, Boko Haram captures key Nigerian townRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | DFW Catholic

    Abuja, Nigeria, Jul 23, 2014 / 02:01 am .- Islamic militant group Boko Haram has taken control of the northeastern Nigeria town of Damboa in a July 18 attack that killed at least 40 people. 1 comment

  16. SON gives cement producers 60-day deadline on labellingRead the original story

    Monday Jul 21 | In-depth Africa

    Determined to address the lingering issues in the cement industry, as well as check the incidence of building collapse, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria yesterday issued a 60-day ultimatum to cement manufacturers on product labelling and traceability requirements.


  17. Nigeria: Biafra and Boko Haram - Different Conflicts, Common ThemesRead the original story

    Monday Jul 21 |

    In late June, at a meeting with the College of Bishops of the African Church, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan made some interesting comments on the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-70.


  18. Nigeria: Reflections on the Chibok GirlsRead the original story

    Monday Jul 21 | In-depth Africa

    By Denja Yaqub Over ninety days since young school girls were abducted from their school; Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, north east Nigeria on April 14 2014, no success has been glaring on efforts to rescue the girls despite global outrage and promises by foreign governments, including global powers such as the United ... (more)


  19. Aregbesola deserves second termRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 19 | Vanguard

    "Leadership is always somewhat mysterious. Leadership can be summed up in two words: intelligence and integrity, or, to use two synonyms: competence and character."


  20. Sultan appeals to Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 17 | Vanguard

    SULTAN of Sokoto and President General of the Jama'atu Nasril Islam, JNI, Alhaji.