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‘Igbo Quit Notice’: Another civil war looming?

A coalition of Northern groups has given all Igbo residents in the 19 states of the north a three-month ultimatum to quit or be forced out of the region after the expiration of the October 1, 2017 deadline. AljzirahNigeria looks at the

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“Nigeria should leave ECOWAS if Morocco joins”

A former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, has called on Nigeria to leave the Economic Community of West African States if the organisation fails to drop a plan to accept Morocco as its member. Last February, the Arab

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FG alerts public on outbreak of bird flu in 7 states

The Nigerian Government on Friday alerted the public to the outbreak of Avian Influenza or Birdflu in the FCT and seven states of the country. Dr Gideon Mshelbwala, the Director of Veterinary and Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture

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Nigeria out of recession, World Economics declares

After a few quarters of negative growth that saw the death of businesses, the Nigerian economy is out of recession, but “conditions remain difficult for businesses,” World Economics said Tuesday. World Economics is a London-based organisation dedicated to producing financial

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The Nigeria-prays-for-Buhari competition

By Reuben Abati After the publication of my column last week, titled “I want to go to London… to see Buhari”, I received a lot of feedback from persons who were either amused or dead serious that they had been

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Nigeria to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production by 2018 – Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government is doing everything possible to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production before the end of 2018. Ogbeh said this when he featured at the News Agency of

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Nigeria rejected British offer to rescue seized Chibok schoolgirls

British armed forces offered to attempt to rescue nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, but were rebuffed by Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president at the time, the Observer has learned. In a mission named Operation

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U.S. govt expresses concern over Nigeria’s SSS’ ability to investigate fraud

As the President Muhammadu Buhari administration continues its anti-corruption effort, the United States government has expressed concern over the capacity of Nigeria’s States Security Service, SSS, to investigate money laundering. The U.S. government also expressed worry about the SSS’ refusal

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Court discharges 35 Biafra agitators

A Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt has discharged 35 Biafra agitators charged with conspiracy to commit treasonable felony, for want of diligent prosecution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused were arrested on Jan. 20 during

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Let’s rework Nigeria now — Clark, Nwodo, others

Leaders of the South-South and South-East geo-political zones, yesterday, called for restructuring of Nigeria to make all citizens of the country equal partners and partiers. They said the situation where some people were reduced to second class citizens was not

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