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  1. Nigeria -- Africa's largest oil producer -- crippled by fuel shortages - CNN International

    CNN International

    Nigeria -- Africa's largest oil producer -- crippled by fuel shortages
    CNN International
    Similar scenes are being repeated at almost every petrol station across Nigeria. "I've been here since 4 a.m. It's not good," says local resident Abdulsalam Mohammed as he finally drives his car to the petrol pump. "Now it's almost 3 p.m. Nobody can ...
    The Changing Face Of Business In NigeriaForbes
    Nigeria Fuel Crisis Takes Rising Economic TollAllAfrica.com

    all 25 news articles »

  2. Nigeria's power generation at “all-time low”; crashes to 1327MW - Premium Times

    Premium Times

    Nigeria's power generation at “all-time low”; crashes to 1327MW
    Premium Times
    He said the ongoing strike by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG), which began on Tuesday, was responsible for the worsening supply.
    Nigeria's power output crashes to 1327 megawattsThe News
    Nigeria to inaugurate three integrated power plants on MondayStarAfrica.com

    all 15 news articles »

  3. Boko Haram crisis: 'Buhari hope' for Nigerian death-row soldiers - BBC News

    BBC News

    Boko Haram crisis: 'Buhari hope' for Nigerian death-row soldiers
    BBC News
    Nigeria's incoming president may review the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko Haram, a lawyer has said. Femi Falana told the BBC that Muhammadu Buhari had promised to review all operations against the militants. He ...
    How Nigeria turned a corner against Boko HaramThe Guardian
    Former Boko Haram captives still held _ by Nigerian militaryU.S. News & World Report
    Nigeria Learning From Captured Boko HaramVoice of America
    all 474 news articles »

  4. Nigerian Army “pulls out” 34 generals from service - Premium Times

    Premium Times

    Nigerian Army “pulls out” 34 generals from service
    Premium Times
    ​The Nigerian Army on Friday held the traditional “pull out” ceremony for 34 infantry generals who retired between 2005 and 2015. Twenty former Majors-General and 14 Brigadiers-General took part in the event held at the Jaji Military Cantonment in ...
    Nigerian Army pulls 34 generals out of serviceThe Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)

    all 5 news articles »

  5. Nigeria Presidential Inauguration 2015: President-Elect Buhari Slams ... - International Business Times

    International Business Times

    Nigeria Presidential Inauguration 2015: President-Elect Buhari Slams ...
    International Business Times
    Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari slammed ministers of outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan's administration for hindering a smooth transition one week before his presidential inauguration. Buhari revealed his sentiments in a statement issued ...
    Nigeria would've been in crisis if Jonathan disputed elections – BuhariPremium Times
    Avoiding Lead Poisoning in NigeriaAllAfrica.com
    Former PM Blair Got It Wrong On Fuel Subsidy Removal In Nigeria – CNPPInformation Nigeria
    Daily Sun -NAIJ.COM
    all 208 news articles »

  6. Nigeria: Rescued Boko Haram hostages moved to new location - CNN


    Nigeria: Rescued Boko Haram hostages moved to new location
    Since their rescue, the women and children had been staying at a displaced persons camp in Yola, capital of Nigeria's northeastern Adamawa state. But officials with Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency and the Nigerian military said the move ...
    As Boko Haram Victims Accuse Each Other of Radicalization, Nigeria Moves ...Breitbart News
    Nigeria Boko Haram conflict: People have lost everythingBBC News
    United Nations Chief Urges Nigeria to Help Boko Haram VictimsNDTV
    International Business Times -National Catholic Reporter (blog)
    all 47 news articles »

  7. Lawyer Says Nigeria Governors Forum Is Unconstitutional - CHANNELS TELEVISION


    Lawyer Says Nigeria Governors Forum Is Unconstitutional
    Mr Idaye Opi, told Channels Television that the Nigeria Governors Forum was set up against the stipulations of Section 183 of the nation's constitution. “The Governors Forum is an affront to section 183 which reads: “The governor 'shall not', during ...
    Why Nigeria Governors Forum Is An INSULT To The ConstitutionNAIJ.COM
    NGF: Fayose disagrees with Yari's choiceNews24 Nigeria

    all 5 news articles »

  8. Fuel ​Crisis: Depots “dry” nationwide — PENGASSAN - Premium Times

    The Guardian

    Fuel ​Crisis: Depots “dry” nationwide — PENGASSAN
    Premium Times
    The Spokesperson of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Babatunde Oke, blamed the situation on the lack of importation of petroleum products by fuel marketers as a result of the non-payment of the over N234 billion ...
    Oil in Nigeria: Five questions for the new governmentThe Guardian
    Nigeria Plans to Split Gas From Oil Leases to Boost OutputHellenic Shipping News Worldwide
    Nigeria: Internal Crisis Brews at NNPCNigerian Bulletin
    Daily Sun
    all 27 news articles »

  9. 'Why Nigeria Should Declare A Five-Year Ban On Rice Imports' - The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)

    The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)

    'Why Nigeria Should Declare A Five-Year Ban On Rice Imports'
    The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)
    NIGERIA should declare a five-year ban on rice imports, during which it should concentrate efforts to produce enough to meet national needs and displace imports, former minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Charles Ugwuh, has canvassed. During the ...

  10. Fuel scarcity: Senate summons Okonjo-Iweala, Allison-Madueke - DailyPost Nigeria

    DailyPost Nigeria

    Fuel scarcity: Senate summons Okonjo-Iweala, Allison-Madueke
    DailyPost Nigeria
    Also expected to appear before the committee on Monday by 10.am at the National Assembly Complex are; Representatives of the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria; Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria and the National ...
    Nigeria;: Two ministers summoned over fuel crisisStarAfrica.com
    Fuel Scarcity: Senate Summons Okonjo-Iweala, Allison-Madueke, NNPCDaily Times Nigeria

    all 10 news articles »


    1. Jonathan - What I'll Do After Leaving Office [Daily Trust] President Goodluck Jonathan says he will be solely engaged in preaching peace and harmony in the country after leaving office. Jonathan stated this at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while receiving the 2015 Epitome of Peace Award by the Field Superintendent of the Apostolic Church Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory Field.

    2. Group Accuses UNFPA of Population Reduction Agenda [Guardian] A PRO-LIFE non-governmental organisation, Project for Human Development (PHD), has decried an alleged action of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in carrying out abortion and sterilisation procedures on the impregnated Boko Haram victims in the North-East.

    3. Avoiding Lead Poisoning in Nigeria [HRW] Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday asked the people of Nigeria to forgive whatever mistakes he might have made during his tenure. For some of the Nigerian children who died or are suffering from lead poisoning, this apology comes too late.

    4. Govt Protests Assault of Diplomat in Equatorial Guinea [Guardian] Abuja -AS African nations come to terms with and try to find a lasting solution to xenophobic attacks against their citizens in sister-states, the recent brutal physical assault by an Equatorial Guinea policeman on a Nigerian diplomat has raised fears that a solution may not have been found for the problem.

    5. Monitoring the Police Monitors [Daily Trust] Shortly after he was confirmed as Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase warned his officers against corrupt practices, noting that he had set up teams to monitor the performance of personnel.

    6. Partition of Africa Affected Our Common Heritage - Buhari [Daily Trust] President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, said the partitioning of Africa by the colonial powers separated many people of common heritage.

    7. Baby Born With Traditional Beads in Lagos [Vanguard] Despite adopting several family planning strategies, a 52-year-old grandmother, Mrs. Funke Adamson, has ended up giving birth to a baby girl clutching white 'Ileke' (Yoruba name for beads) on her hands. Funke, a traditional worshipper said she was delivered of the baby that has now been described by many as a "miracle child" on Monday, May 11, 2015 at a Trado-medical home in Apapa.

    8. Survivors of Boko Haram Abduction Begin Healing Process [UNFPA] Yola -After being captured from their homes, violently abused and, in many cases, starved almost to death, survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency have begun the long process of healing.

    9. Arrest, Punish Officers Who Carry Bags for VIPs, IGP Orders CPS [Independent (Lagos)] Abuja and Lagos -The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has directed all Commissioners of Police, especially those working at the airports to arrest and punish severely any police officer seen carrying the bags of Very Important Personalities (VIPs) they are assigned to protect.

    10. Understanding NPA's Directives On Oil, Gas Cargoes [Independent (Lagos)] The April 27, 2015 circular issued by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to operators in the country's free zones has kicked up a storm that shows no sign of abating. But proper understanding of the issues may calm the confusion.

    11. Ending Modern Slavery in Nigeria - Invitation to Tender [PR Newswire] Abuja, Nigeria -Invitations for tender to NGOs, relevant charities or private sector organisations relating to ending Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in Nigeria

    12. Invitation to Tender - Construction of the UK Returnee Reception Centre, Lagos [PR Newswire] Abuja, Nigeria -Tender for the construction of a Returnees reception centre facility at the Cargo terminal of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos.

    13. Four Travel Agencies Rake in N36 Billion in 2014 [Independent (Lagos)] Lagos -Travel Investment Company Limited (TICO), a conglomerate of four of the largest travel agencies in Nigeria, has stated that it generated combined revenue of over N36 billion in 2014.

    14. Nass Leadership - APC Won't Compromise Competence for Zoning - Tinubu [Independent (Lagos)] Abuja -The Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) has directed that Kunle Kalejaiye, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and counsel to a former governor of Osun Statte, Olagunsoye Oyinlola be disbarred after he was found guilty of professional misconduct.

    15. Sign Tobacco Bill Into Law Before Handover, Group Tells Jonathan [Independent (Lagos)] Abuja -Barely eight days to hand-over date, President Goodluck Jonathan, has been urged to sign into law the recently passed National Tobacco Control Bill before handing over to the new government.

    16. Should Buhari Maintain Subsidy Regime? [Independent (Lagos)] Despite the billions of naira paid by the federal government to oil marketers, the president of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Comrade Igwe Achese, and other stakeholders said scarcity of fuel would persist if the refineries are not put in proper shape. In this special report, our reporters, Sylvester Enoghase, Phillip Oladunjoye, Emma Okwuke, Abel Orupke, Saheed Bakare, and Judith Eshemitan examine the subsidy regime of the Federal Government.

    17. U.S.$1.2 Triliion Lost in Annual Wages to Jobs Gaps - ILO [Independent (Lagos)] The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has stated that an estimated $1.2 trillion has been lost in annual wages due to the 61 million jobs gap that opened up since the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009.

    18. 27 Villagers Killed By Herdsmen Get Mass Burial [Independent (Lagos)] Jos -Twenty-seven persons killed when rampaging herdsmen invaded two communities in Plateau North Senatorial district, were on Thursday given mass burial by officials of Barkin Ladi Council area of the state.

    19. Mu'azu, Anenih Not Forced to Resign - Secondus [Guardian] Mr Uche Secondus acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has dismissed insinuations that Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu and Chief Tony Anenih were forced to resign their positions.

    20. 16 Players Arrive in Super Eagles Camp for 2017 Afcon Qualifier Against Chad [Guardian] Super EaglesNo fewer than 16 Super Eagles players on Thursday arrived camp in preparation for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier match against Chad.

    21. 29 Ships Expected At Lagos Ports [Guardian] Twenty-nine ships are expected to offload their cargoes at the Lagos ports from May 22 to June 5, the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) said on Friday in Lagos. This is contained in the NPA's daily publication, "Shipping Position," in Lagos.

    22. Rivers Council Polls - INEC Denies Releasing Voters' Registers to State Electoral Body [Guardian] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers said on Friday that it did not release voters' registers to the State Independent Electoral Commission to conduct council polls.

    23. N1.1 Billion Subsidy-Fraud - EFCC Re-Arraigns 3 Oil Marketers [Guardian] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday re-arraigned three oil marketers-- Opeyemi Ajuyah, Abdullahi Alao and Olarenwaju Olalusi- over an alleged N1.1 billion fuel-subsidy fraud. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defendants were charged before Justice Lateefa Okunnu of an Ikeja High Court.

    24. Flying Eagles Group Opponents, Brazil, Picks Strong Squad for U20 World Cup [Premium Times] The Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles will have to brace for a tough start at the 2015 edition of the FIFA U20 World Cup as their first opposition in Group E, Brazil, have released a strong squad for the tournament.

    25. Hundreds of Children Died From Lead Poisoning Due to Jonathan's Inaction - Human Rights Watch [Premium Times] The failure of President Goodluck Jonathan to sign a $4 million intervention fund to clean up lead contamination in communities in northern Nigeria exposed to lead poisoning due to small scale and artisanal mining has contributed to the death of several hundreds of children and the maiming of thousands others, the Human Rights Watch has said.

    26. Gbajabiamila Lied, I Didn't Ask to Head House Appropriation Committee - Rep [Premium Times] A member of the House of Representatives, Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje, has denied demanding an assurance that she be appointed chairperson of the Appropriation Committee of the House as precondition for supporting any member eyeing the position of Speaker in the coming 8th Assembly.

    27. Muslim Youths Burn Court in Kano, Over Blasphemous Comment [This Day] Kano -Hundreds of Muslim youths on Friday morning burnt a Sharia court situated at Rijiyar Lemo area and took to the streets protesting an alleged blasphemous comment by a sect member of Tijjaniyya, Malam Abdul Nyass.

    28. Unity Bank Explains Reason for Share Reconstruction [Guardian] Unity Bank Plc has explained that the bank embarked on share reconstruction in order to sustain its business module and enhance profitability.

    29. Air Transport Workers Ask Buhari to Appoint Aviator As Minister [Guardian] The National Association of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has called on the President elect, Muhammadu Buhari to appoint aviator as the next aviation minister in order to stop cutting corners and move the industry forward.

    30. Secondus Rejects Calls for Sack of PDP's NWC [Guardian] Abuja -BARELY 24 hours after his assumption of office as the Acting National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party, (PDP), Chief Uche Secondus has rejected calls in some quarters that other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party should resign, describing such move as unconstitutional.


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    2. Photos: Jim Iyke Heads To Doha, Meets Fans Onboard Qatar Airways Plane
    3. Lola Alao & Husband Debunk Marriage Crash With Stunning Photos
    4. Photos: Von Apochi, Nigerian Actor Burnt In Car Fire Accident Returns To Acting
    5. Photos: Liz Benson, Frederick Leonard, Mimi Orjiekwe On Hilarious Hilary TV Series Set
    6. Nollywood Stars Omotola Jalade, Susan Peters Reveal Beauty Secrets
    7. Yul Edochie Shows Off Wife, Denies Gay Allegation By Steven Ugochukwu
    8. Halima Abubakar Says 2 Heartbreaks Led To Her Suicide Attempts; Actress Dumps Boyfriend Again
    9. Nigerian Actor Chidi Mokeme In Maryland For Baby Baptism & Dedication[PICTURES]
    10. Photo: Genevieve Nnaji Flies Economy From Mexico To Nigeria, Fans Call Her Cheap
    11. Yvonne Jegede, Frederick Leonard & Peggy Ovire Star In Emergency Nollywood Movie
    12. Jumoke Odetola & Sam Uche Anyamele Play Lead Couple In Marriage Without Borders TV Series
    13. Vector The Village Viper Movie: Chiwetalu Agu, Chinwe Owoh & Others Filming In Enugu

    14. Photos: Robbers, Prisoners Who Escaped From Ekiti Jail Re-Arrested During Robbery In Ondo State
    15. Man Deported From Greece Arrested For Robbery In Enugu
    16. 2 Children Starved To Death In Agbowo Ibadan Oyo
    17. Photo: Muslic Cleric, Alfa Runs Mad, Dies After Taking Jedi Jedi Herbal Drug In Festac Lagos
    18. Fulani Gunmen Killed 5 In Plateau; Terrorists Murdered 13 In Kyado Market Btw Benue & Taraba State
    19. Emmanuel Adebayor Has Mental Problem: Footballer Released By Tottenham To Fix Family Problem
    20. Sara Suka: Police Uncovers New Terrorist Group In Kaduna State Nigeria
    21. Photos: South African Pastor Strips Female Church Members Naked For Deliverance Prayer
    22. 41 Black Axe,Nosman & Judas Confraternity Cultists Arrested For Edo Killings, Pics Of Nigerians With RIP Seized
    23. Photos: Violence In Kuje Abuja As Police & Okada Riders Clashed Over Stabbing Of FRSC Official
    24. Kenyan Man Disguised As Woman Arrested After Working As Housemaid For 8 Months
    25. Racist Slurs In Google Map Search Result: White House Tagged As Nigg* House On GMap
    26. 20-Year-Old Student Killed Boyfriend For Visiting Family House In Owerri Imo State






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    Peru has declared a state of emergency in the country’s south after a fourth person was killed in a demonstration opposing a copper-mining project. Cabinet chief Pedro Cateriano said a 60-day emergency would take effect in the Tambo valley on Saturday, as troops were being ordered into the streets to support more than 2,000 police…. [Read More…]

    Dozens dead in Mexico gang shoot-out At least 43 people have been killed in a shoot-out in the Mexican state of Michoacan. Friday’s gunfight between security forces and an armed gang took place in Tanhuato near the Jalisco state border. The violence is thought to be drug-related and officials have said that at least one police officer was killed. The authorities

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    Louis van Gaal is still optimistic about Manchester United’s hopes of keeping David de Gea at Old Trafford and hopes to pick the Spaniard against Hull City on Sunday. The former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper is a target for one-time rivals Real Madrid this summer, who have issued him a ‘now or never’ ultimatum as they bid to… [Read More…]

    Kano youths set Sharia court ablaze Some Muslim youths on Friday stormed the Kano Government House and the palace of the Emir of Kano, Mahammad Sanusi II, to protest an alleged blaspheming of Prophet Mohammed (SAW) by a Tijjani preacher, Abdul Nyass. The protesters, armed with sticks and other dangerous weapons, stormed the streets of the city to express their anger

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    For the incoming All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to create prosperity for Nigeria, it would have to double the countrys Gross Domestic Product Growth, the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has said. Uduaghan said this in Lagos on Friday at the Government meets business forum, organised by the Institute of Directors Nigeria, where… [Read More…]

    Oyinlola: Kalejaiye appeals against LPDC verdict A Senior Advocate of Nigeria disrobed on Thursday by the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee of the Body of Benchers, Kunle Kalejaiye, has asked the Supreme Court to rescind the decision. The LPDC had stopped Kalejaiye from practising as a lawyer over professional misconduct. A five-man panel of the LPDC, led by the President of the

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    Anambra State chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria will resume strike on Monday. This follows the alleged state governments reneging in implementing the Memorandum of Understanding the union reached with it in March this year. Members of the union were seen in groups at the judiciary headquarters in Awka, the state capital on… [Read More…]

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    2. FTSE, Stanbic IBTC develop Nigeria IPF Benchmark - FTSE Group, the global index provider, has announced the development of the FTSE Nigeria Investable Pension Fund (IPF) Benchmark. The new index is the first of its kind in the region, encapsulating Nigerian listed companies while adhering to National Pension Commission (PenCom) regulation on investment, safeguarding good corporate governance for users. It has been created

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    4. Stanbic IBTC Bank signs MoU with IE Business for education financing - Stanbic IBTC Bank, a member of Stanbic IBTC Holdings plc, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IE Business School, Spain, to finance prospective participants in the executive blended programme run by the school. The parties on Tuesday signed the financing agreement to kick start the partnership in which the lender will provide loan

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    9. FrieslandCampina marks 60 years of Peak brand in Nigeria - FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria plc, maker of Peak and other milk brands, has rolled out carpets to celebrate 60 years of delivering consistent quality dairy nutrition to its consumers nationwide. “Over the last 60 years, Peak has continued to be strong throughout the several changes in the market,” said Rahul Colaco, managing director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO.

    10. Continental Re profit up 46% to N1.1bn in Q1 - Continental Reinsurance plc has recorded a profit before tax of N1.1 billion in first quarter (Q1) 2015 financial period from N764 million in the same period of 2014, showing a 46 percent increase. Femi Oyetunji, group managing director, Continental Re, says the performance reflects the impact of the gradual evolution of the company from 2011



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