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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 23rd, 2013
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Former Nigerian captain Sunday Oliseh believes the Super Eagles may have blown their chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in South Africa. Report by Supersport Nigeria drew 1-1 against Burkina Faso in their opening game in Group C with the Stallions ne...
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Jun 17th, 2012
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LAGOS, Nigeria — Three church blasts rocked a northern Nigerian state Sunday, officials said, prompting protests in a state that has previously been strained by religious tensions. The first two blasts hit churches in the city of Zaria, said Kaduna State police spokesman Aminu Lawan. National Emergen...
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In Nigeria
May 29th, 2012
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Visa, one of the world’s leading payment networks, announced at the weekend that its client financial institutions in Nigeria have surpassed 5 million cards in market. Country Manager for Visa West Africa, Ade Ashaye said with this achievement, Nigeria’s banking sector moves towards its goal of repla...
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May 29th, 2012
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How far have Nigerians breathed in the fresh air promised by President Goodluck Jonathan during his presidential campaign? And what does the future hold? Abdul-Rahman Abubakar reviews the journey so far. One year into the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, the economic gains being brandis...
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In Nigeria
May 29th, 2012
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Nigeria had a uniform electoral calendar until the landmark case of Mr Peter Obi of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Dr. Chris Ngige of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who was initially returned as winner of the 2003 gubernatorial election in Anambra State. Jonathan: Where is the fr...
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May 29th, 2012
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For the first time in 12 years, May 29 would not be marked with the usual fanfare. The Federal Government has cancelled the 2012 Democracy Day ceremony which would have held in Abuja today to celebrate Nigeria’s return to a democratic government. Since 2000, Nigeria has marked the National Democracy ...
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May 29th, 2012
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How did the military administration of General Abdulsalami Abubakar come about May 29 as handover date?  This piece explores the issues around May 29. The workings of their minds may never be known. General Abdulsalami Abubakar’s Provisional Ruling Council, PRC, had an idea of what Nigerians wanted a...
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May 29th, 2012
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Nigeria’s long-awaited oil law, when it finally comes, looks likely to be a botched job that gives favourable tax terms to foreign oil firms while doing little to satisfy calls fo transparency and reform of a corrupt and wasteful sector. A new draft of the long-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) i...
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May 28th, 2012
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ABUJA—Prominent political stakeholders from the North were at the weekend divided in their response to the renewed bid by elder-statesman Chief Edwin Clark to position President Goodluck Jonathan for another term in office in 2015. While nearly all of them including those who vehemently opposed the p...
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In Nigeria
May 28th, 2012
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The acting Head of Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan, Dr O.B.C Nwolise, has said injustice to the Boko Haram sect has been the major cause of series of bombing being witnessed today in the country. Nwolise made this remark at the 25th annual general conference and the silver jubil...