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Jul 20th, 2013
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Tosin Adeonigbabe, IndepthArica Nigerian  authorities has stated it’s under pressure from the global community to approve and sign the Gay and lesbian Rights Bill into law in Nigeria. Nigeria Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, mentioned that in Abuja on Friday in an inter...
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Mar 29th, 2013
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The first quarter of the fiscal year has practically ended, yet Nigeria and Nigerians are yet to know how the approximately $140 million dollars the country earns daily from crude oil sales alone are being spent and how much more is going to be borrowed in our name to provide for services that we can...
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Mar 23rd, 2013
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(AFP) KANO, Nigeria — Twenty-five people were killed in eastern Nigeria when attackers blasted a jail, a police station and a bank with bombs, machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades, police said Saturday. “We have 25 dead from yesterday’s attacks in Ganye, which included a chief priso...
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Mar 18th, 2013
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Nigerian president claims some of seven victims of kidnap gang could have survived. Nigeria’s President: The government has been working to rescue them William Hague described killings as ‘act of cold-blooded murder’ Blamed execution on fears Britain was about to stage rescue operat...
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Mar 17th, 2013
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The process of sharing Nigeria’s oil block national cake is as fraudulent now as when Ibrahim Babangida started the process of discretionary allocation of oil blocks to indigenous firms. Discretionary allocation of oil blocks entails that a president can reward a mistress who performs wonderfully wit...
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Mar 14th, 2013
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By Olusegun Adeniyi Statistics, according to Aaron Levenstein, are like a woman’s bikini bathing suit. While what they reveal is usually suggestive and interesting, what they conceal is even much more vital. That perhaps is the only way to explain the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) debate last week in...
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Mar 13th, 2013
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By Guest Blogger for John Campbell A man walks on a pedestrian bridge overlooking traffic in Lagos, Nigeria, September 18, 2006. (Akintunde Akinleye/Courtesy Reuters) Share This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expresse...
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Mar 13th, 2013
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The state pardon given by the Federal Government to some Nigerians who had been convicted of various crimes was not a unilateral action of President Goodluck Jonathan but a decision considered and approved by the Council of States which is constitutionally empowered by the 1999 constitution to do so....
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Mar 8th, 2013
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By Aniekan Umoren The PDP has done nothing for Nigerians but distribute poverty. That is why I call them Poverty Distribution Party (PDP) Like I said before, PDP is nothing but a criminal enterprise made of rogue politicians whose only interest lies in plundering the nation. This party has caused Nig...
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Feb 28th, 2013
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(AFP) KANO, Nigeria — Three people, including a soldier, were injured Thursday in multiple blasts in three areas of Nigeria’s restive city of Maiduguri, with one targeting a military patrol vehicle, the army said. “There was an explosion targeting a military patrol vehicle today. One sold...