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  1. Nigeria: Five Million Commuters Used Rail Transport - MinisterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | AllAfrica.com

    MINISTER of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, has said that an estimated five million commuters from across the country have used rail transport system between last year till date. The minister, who made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja during the 2014 ministerial press briefing of his ministry, attributed the high level of patronage to increased stabilisation of the tracks following rehabilitation of the western line.

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  2. Nigeria: Intel Donates Technology Boards to UniversitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | AllAfrica.com

    Intel Corporation has donated Galileo Boards to eight Nigerian universities in a gesture that further underscores the leading chips maker's commitment to enabling learning and encouraging local innovations around the world and in the country. The technology boards were presented to the schools at a ceremony that held in Lagos recently.

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  3. Don joins APC presidential raceRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 11 | Vanguard

    A professor of business education at Ahmadu Bello University , Zaria, Mr Mahmood Aliyu, has declared his intention to contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressive Congress . Aliyu said his decision to vie for the presidency was informed by the agitation for the emergence of new crop of leaders "to fight the malaise in the country.

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  4. Condemned 12 Soldiers: When plea for mercy challenges military lawRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Vanguard

    BY CHARLES KUMOLU IF Oliver Okwara had joined the Nigerian Army now, many would have attributed it to the biting unemployment in the country. But his decision to join the military in 1989-a period when securing employment was not as difficult as it is now, met with stiff resistance from his family.

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  5. "Ponmo" consumption is dangerous to healthRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Vanguard

    Dr Isuwa Adamu, Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Leather Science and Technology , Zaria, on Tuesday warned against the consumption of animal hides and skin known locally as "ponmo". Adamu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the consumption of the product as meat substitute was dangerous to health.

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  6. Rift between Presidency, ministers delays 5 federal boards' takeoffRead the original story

    Friday Oct 3 | Vanguard

    By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North Lingering disagreement between some ministers and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation is delaying the inauguration of no fewer than five Federal Government agencies, Saturday Vanguard learnt recently. The affected parastatals, whose board members were announced on July 10, 2014 by the Presidency, are: Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria , National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related matters , Federal College of Chemical and Leather Technology, Zaria, National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, Zaria and the National Library of Nigeria.

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  7. Ram sellers bemoan low patronageRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 1 | Vanguard

    Ram sellers in Zaria, Kaduna State, have decried low patronage of their wares barely three days to the Eid-el-Kabir festival. Alhaji Abdulmuminu Alhassan, the "Sarkin-Tirken Sarkin Zazzau" , told NAN that the ram sellers had never had it so bad.

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  8. A Thriving Culture of CorruptionRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 1 | Hispanic Business

    Yet, corruption and poverty are intertwined. Poverty rate still stands at 33.1 per cent in biggest economy.

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  9. The story of the struggle of my life, by Atiku AbubakarRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 27 | Vanguard

    JADA I was born on November 25, 1946 in Jada, Adamawa State, Nigeria. I was named after my paternal grandfather, Atiku Abdulkadir.

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  10. Feud between Presidency, ministers stalls inauguration of five Federal boardsRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | Vanguard

    THE Lingering disagreement between some ministers and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation is delaying the inauguration of no fewer than five Federal Government agencies, Vanguard learnt on Monday. The affected parastatals, whose board members were announced on July 10, 2014 by the Presidency, are: Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria , National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related matters , Federal College of Chemical and Leather Technology, Zaria, National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, Zaria and the National Library of Nigeria.

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  11. NAMA Boss Tasks Graduating ATC Cadets on SafetyRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2014 | Hispanic Business

    With the graduation of the cadet controllers, the agency is gradually narrowing the gap created by retiring controllers as another group of 17 is being expected to graduate at the college by next month. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the cadets, the managing director of the agency, charged the remaining students to justify the huge investment in the course of their training by remaining committed and dedicated to duty, in the overall interest of safety of the Nigerian airspace.

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  12. Nama Tasks Graduating Atc Cadets on SafetyRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | Hispanic Business

    With the graduation of the cadet controllers,the agency is gradually narrowing the gap created by retiring controllers as another group of 17 is expected to graduate from the college next month. Speaking at the graduation ceremony,the managing director of the agency,Engr.

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  13. 1966 Coup: Ironsi rejected our nominee to replace slain Prime Minister Balewa - Mbazulike AmaechiRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2014 | Vanguard

    Nigeria's first Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi lives in Nnewi, Anambra State. In an encounter with Sunday Vanguard, he spoke on the Nigeria of his days as minister and how, despite the resolve of his colleagues in the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa-led cabinet to continue the First Republic following the assassination of the Prime Minister, the military, led by General G.T.Y. Aguiyi-Ironsi, sacked the democratic process.

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  14. I don't need your apology for killing my children - El-Zakzaky tells JonathanRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2014 | In-depth Africa

    Renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has told President Goodluck Jonathan to hold back his apology over the killing of his three sons and 31 other members of his group, Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria.

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  15. El-Zakzaky rejects Jonathan's 'sorry'Read the original story

    Sep 8, 2014 | In-depth Africa

    Frontline Islamic cleric Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has rejected President Goodluck Jonathan's apology for the killing of his three sons and 31 other members of his movement. El-Zakzaky is the leader of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria.

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  16. 2015 Election: INEC, Transport institute in moves to address logistic challengesRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2014 | Vanguard

    Dr Aminu Musa-Yusuf, the Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology , said the institute was collaborating with the Independent National Electoral Commission to address logistics challenges facing the commission. Musa-Yusuf said this at the opening of a three-day training programme on "logistics operations management'' for officials of INEC on Monday in Zaria Musa-Yusuf, who was represented by the Director of Transport School, Dr Abimbola Udomusu, said logistics was a critical element for the smooth and successful conduct of elections.

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  17. Soldiers' Killing Of My Sons, 30 Members, Blessing In Disguise - El-ZakzakyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2014 | Ghanamma.com

    ZAKZAKY WITH HIS IRANIAN VISITORS DURING THE 40TH DAY PRAYER OF THE 33 KILLED MEMBERS OF ISLAMIC MOVEMENT OF NIGERIA IN ZARIA THURSDAY. PHOTO BY ABDULGAFAR ALABELEWE Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, on Thursday conducted the fortieth day prayer for the 33 members, including three of his children, who were allegedly killed by soldiers in Zaria during the Quds Day procession on July 25, 2014.

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  18. ABU Student Had Dengue Fever, Not Ebola, Says Kaduna Dep GovRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2014 | Ghanamma.com

    The 19-year-old Faculty of Law undergraduate student of the Ahmadu Bello University , Zaria, who has been under quarantine at the varsity's teaching hospital in Shika, for a strange ailment that was earlier suspected to be the Ebola Virus Disease , has tested negative. Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Ambassador Nuhu Audu Bajoga, told newsmen in Kaduna Wednesday that the student was rather suffering from 'Dangue Fever', not Ebola Virus Disease.

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  19. Ebola: Kaduna Suspected Patient Tests NegativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | In-depth Africa

    Authorities of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital , Zaria, said the result of the suspected Ebola patient's test confirmed he had dengue fever, not Ebola. "The diagnosis is dengue fever, not Ebola, and it is a case we used to have from time to time and is curable."

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  20. Call to 'higher service'Read the original story

    Sep 4, 2014 | In-depth Africa

    The Nigerian institute of Management has conferred its highest professional award of fellow on 27 persons. The ceremony climaxed activities marking this year's edition of its Fellows and Spouses Day Luncheon , reports NNEKA NWANERI Tt is a tradition that has kept the Nigerian Institute of Management going.

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