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  1. Eagles must go back to wing play - BabangidaRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Vanguard

    F ormer Super Eagles winger, Tijani Babangida tells Coach Stephen Keshi to resort to wing play before his Eagles can fly again in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, reports JOHN EGBOKHAN. T ijani Babangida is an household name to followers of Nigerian football..

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  2. Jonathan's Acknowledgement Of Defeat Averted Crisis In Nigeria - BuhariRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

    Speaking in Abuja, when he received the President of Niger, Issoufou Mahamadou, Buhari said Jonathan's action turned around Nigeria's nervous political process. "The Nigerien president purposely came to congratulate me on my victory and President Jonathan for the maturity and statesmanship that he exhibited by accepting that he had lost the election," Buhari told journalists after a closed door meeting with the Nigerien president.

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  3. Nigeria records 12,000 cases of VVF annuallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Vanguard

    The Project Manager, USAID Fistula Care Plus Project, Dr. Habibu Sadauki, has said over 12,000 cases of Vesico Virginal Fistula, VVF, are recorded annually in Nigeria. Sadauki revealed that over 5,000 cases have been repaired, explaining that the fundamental cause of VVF is culture, poverty and illiteracy among the citizens.

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  4. Samizdata quote of the dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Samizdata.net

    When was the last time you saw a very light-skinned Nigerian criminal? All the armed robbers that are paraded by the Nigerian police are usually dark skinned. Yes the SSS paraded the light-skinned Kabiru Sokoto, but they did him the courtesy of buying him a brand new t-shirt after they caught him hiding.

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  5. Over 11,000 Nigerian Refugees Return After Boko Haram Threat SubsidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Breitbart.com

    Over 11,000 Nigerians have returned from Niger since fleeing radical Islamist group Boko Haram. The majority of those fleeing previously lived in areas Boko Haram terrorized the most.

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  6. Nigeria: Boko Haram - Thousands of Refugees Return From NigerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | AllAfrica.com

    The National Emergency Management Agency has so far registered a total of 11, 449 Nigerian returnees from the Republic of Niger at the transit camp in Geidam, Yobe State and transported about 7, 000 of them to their various states as at yesterday. In a statement signed by the press officer of the agency, Ezekiel Manzo, it said, "Transportation of the returnees continues as more high capacity buses and vehicles have been engaged by NEMA to fully transport them to their various states even as the agency is also continuing with the provision of basic supports at the transit camp."

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  7. Tension brews as Reps consider PIB tomorrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Vanguard

    By Emman Ovuakporie ABUJA-THERE is palpable fears that the much orchestrated Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB may not sail through as it failed in the last days of the sixth Assembly as the House of Representatives commence consideration of the bill tomorrow. The 302 clause bill which was killed in the last days of the Dimeji Bankole led sixth Assembly may tear the House into regional lines.

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  8. Nigeria: Youths Must Have Jobs for Nigerians to Enjoy Peace - BuhariRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | AllAfrica.com

    President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday in Abuja, said Nigeria would only enjoy appreciable peace, when youths who constitute about 60 per cent of the nation's population are adequately employed. Speaking when he hosted a group of Northern Elders led by Maitama Sule, Buhari however promised to quickly address the problem of unemployment by encouraging agriculture and mining.

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  9. Nigeria: Boko Haram - Displaced Women Deliver Five Babies in Three DaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | AllAfrica.com

    The National Emergency Management Agency has said that displaced women have been delivered of five babies at the Internally Displaced Persons camp at Kalambaina, Sokoto, between May 7 and 9. The NEMA assistant head, Sokoto Zonal Operations Office, Thickman Tanimu, made this known to newsmen in Sokoto, saying amongst the five new babies, three were girls, while two were boys. He said two were delivered on May 7 while on transit to Sokoto, two on May 8 and one on May 9, adding the mothers and children were hale and hearty.

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  10. Buhari Knows He Is Nigeria's President Not APC's - TambuwalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Ghanamma.com

    Although president-elect Muhammadu Buhari won the March 28 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress , he will not forget that his allegiance should be first to Nigerians who voted him into power. This is according to the speaker House of Representatives and Governor Elect of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal on Sunday, shortly after he was given a traditional title, the Onosejile of Opoji kingdom by the Onojie of Opoji, His Royal Highness Ehidiamhen Aidonojie 1. According to Tambuwal, Buhari will ensure justice to both the people of the South South and South East in the sharing of political positions.

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  11. Buhari will be President of Nigeria not APC President - TambuwalRead the original story

    Sunday May 10 | Vanguard

    By SIMON EBEGBULEM BENIN CITY-SPEAKER of the House of Representatives and Governor Elect of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwa says the President Elect, Gen.Muhammadu Buhari will be a Nigerian President and not President of the All Progressives Congress , saying that the President will ensure justice to both the people of the South South and South East in the sharing of political positions. He said the leadership of the party is consulting on how to zone political offices across the country, asserting that contrary to the believe that the APC is being torn apart over sharing of political offices, "the party is consulting and I am sure after consultation the party will announce its decision".

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  12. IDPs from Kebbi 'disowned' by Gov. Saidu Dakingari - NEMARead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Vanguard

    The National Emergency Management Agency has said that five babies were delivered at Internally Displaced Persons camp at Kalambaina, Sokoto, between May 7 and May 9. The NEMA Assistant Head, Sokoto Zonal Operations Office, Mr Thickman Tanimu, made this known to newsmen in Sokoto on Sunday. He said two were delivered on May 7 while on transit to Sokoto, two on May 8 and one on May 9, adding the mothers and children were hale and hearty.

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  13. Adesuwa Onyenokwe: Empowering women through the power of the mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Vanguard

    C elebrated newscaster, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, needs no introduction to Nigerians, especially to Lagosian. Adesuwa was a broadcaster with the Nigerian Television Authority for about 15 good years before bowing out.

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  14. Nigeria: Fighting Boko Haram - Why Nigeria Needs Cohesive Witness ProtectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | AllAfrica.com

    Militant Islamist group Boko Haram shows no mercy to any target that features on its jihadist radar; especially those who are believed to have betrayed or conspired against them. In March this year, the group released a video titled Harvest of Spies , which shows the apparent beheading of two men who were allegedly hired by the authorities to spy on them.

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  15. National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal inaugurated in Sokoto.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Vanguard

    A three-member National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal in Sokoto State, was on Wednesday inaugurated by its Chairman, Justice Anselem Nwaigwe. The two other members of the Tribunal are Justice Ogbogo Ejembi and Justice Abubakar Mohammed.

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  16. State of economy: We'll beg Nigerians for patience - BuhariRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Vanguard

    President-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari , has said that he is currently at a loss on how best to tell Nigerians that his promise of turning the economy around quickly upon assumption of office on May 29 may not be feasible after all. Buhari premised his fear on the perception that the economy has been battered by the outgoing government of the People's Democratic Party, PDP.

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  17. Senate President: APC must avoid pitfallRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | Vanguard

    By Biodun Bakare THE eighth Senate will be inaugurated by June 4, 2015 and all eyes are already on the hallowed chamber regarding who will emerge the number one Senator in the country under the new dispensation. Right from 1999 when, against all odds the late Senator Evan Enwerem emerged the Senate president to other Senate presidents that emerged after him like late Senator Chuba Okadigbo , Anyim Pius Anyim , Adolphus Wabara , Ken Nnamani , and current President, David Mark, the process leading to their emergence has always been that of suspense and surprise, filled with extensive political lobbying and intrigues.

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  18. Right of Reply: Do not falsify Nigeria's political history: Give Jonathan his due creditRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | Vanguard

    In the Sunday April 12, 2015 edition of the Sunday Vanguard, Obi Nwakanma expressed the view that President Goodluck Jonathan's ready concession of victory to General Muhammadu Buhari in the March 28, 2015 Presidential elections"- has been frankly over analyzed in the local and international media -". He proceeded to state.

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  19. 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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  20. Sokoto Spends N3b On 6,866 Physically-Challenged Persons - OfficialRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | Ghanamma.com

    The Chairman of the Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Committee, Alhaji Lawal Maidoki, on Saturday, said the state government spent over N3 billion in payments of monthly allowances to 6,866 physically-challenged persons in the last eight years. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that each of the beneficiaries was given N6, 500 per month, under the gesture being channeled monthly through the committee.

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