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PHOTO STORY: Mrs. Aisha Buhari receives Mrs. Melinda Gates

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PHOTO STORY: Survivors of IDP camp bombing receive treatment

At least 52 people were killed and 120 others injured after a Nigerian Air Force jet accidentally bombed a Rann camp

Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN  during a Briefing of the Senate on the Planned Closure of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja Runway for Repairs at the Senate Chamber on Tuesday, 17th January  2017.

PHOTO STORY: Fashola briefs Senate on planned closure of Abuja Airport

Fashola said the briefing was “a demonstration of open and accountable governance by the executive and legislative arms of government.”

Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (left), Minister of Mines, Energy and Water of Benin, Mr Jean – Claude Houssou (left) and Secretary General of  the West African Power Pool (WAPP), Siengui . Apollinaire Ki (right) speaking with Journalists shortly after the Opening Session of the Forum on Electricity Market Development in West Africa organized by WAPP at the Palais des Congres, Cotonou, Benin Republic on Monday 16th, January 2017.

PHOTO STORY: Fashola in Cotonou for Forum on Electricity Market Development

Fashola attends the Forum on Electricity Market Development

Remi Sonaiya

INTERVIEW: I would’ve performed better than Buhari – Ex-Presidential Candidate Sonaiya

“I would have gotten the cabinet in place before my inauguration, so that we would really hit the ground running.”

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

INTERVIEW: Nigeria’s health minister speaks on resident doctors, polio, tuberculosis, budget, transparency, others

“I cannot force Oyo or any of these states that have financial hardship to pay you(resident doctors), we can only appeal to those states.”

Protesters protesting irregularities in the just concluded Rivers rerun elections

In Rivers, echos of deadly electoral violence

The oil-rich state has become associated with electoral violence.

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ANALYSIS: At House of Reps, turbulent year ends with few bills, many scandals

The 8th session of the House of Representatives managed to pass only 47 out of 551 bills introduced since January, amid internal squabbles.

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INTERVIEW: Africa has no future without unity – AU Chairmanship aspirant

“How can we talk about sovereignty and independence of Africa if we have to ask European Union, American or foreign partners for support to pay for all our programmes.”

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INTERVIEW: How we protected 5,700 Nigerian children from polio paralysis – NPHCDA Executive Director

Emmanuel Odu spoke about how his agency handles immunisation, the plans to revitalise primary healthcare centres and other pertinent health issues  – NPHCDA

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PHOTO SPEAKS: Collapsed Nigeria Police building that killed two

A part of the building, known as W block, collapsed at about 4:00 a.m. in the early hours of Sunday.

Supo Ayokunle, New CAN President

INTERVIEW: Despite toughest ever Christmas, Nigerians must remain courageous, prayerful – CAN President

The cleric spoke on the corruption war, ‘lopsided’ appointments by President Buhari, CAN’s finances, and other pertinent issues.

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Chibok girl reunited with family recalls “miracle” release by Boko Haram

“I had given up hope of ever going home.”

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PHOTO STORY: Lagos, Kebbi launch cheap rice

The 50kg rice will sell for N12,000, while the 25kg and 10kg will sell for N6,000 and N2,500 respectively.

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INTERVIEW: Nigeria is dancing on the cliff — Ex-U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria

The American diplomat spoke about President Muhmamadu Buhari, the corruption, Boko Haram, South Africa and other pertinent issues.

Chris Ndibe

INTERVIEW: How Nigeria’s ‘pathetic’ free trade zones can end recession — Ndibe

“I am yet to see any scheme that can turn around the country’s economy more than free trade zone.”

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PHOTO STORY: Uyo Church Building Collapse

“Rescue team members are trying their best to rescue all the victims trapped inside the collapsed building.”

Jennifer G. Cooke

INTERVIEW: Buhari should invite Trump to Nigeria – American Policy Expert

“I just think he (Donald Trump) has pretty much zero knowledge of the continent in terms of the current issues and things that are happening.”

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INTERVIEW: Why witch hunting, killing are increasing in Nigeria — Activist

A campaigner says the government has failed to protect victims of witchunting.

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From Libya With Tears: Story of Trafficked Nigerian Woman

Thousands of Nigerians travel through Libya seeking to reach Europe.

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INTERVIEW: Why every Nigerian child should have a smartphone — AUN President

The American University of Nigeria marked its 11th Founder’s Day on November 19.

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INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria, Africa should embrace U.S. under Trump – Enwegbara

“When George W. Bush was president, he did more for Africa and Africans than President Bill Clinton …”

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How Dressmeoutlet.com seeks to transform Nigerians, Africans – Olatorera Oniru

“At Dressmeoutlet.com, our foremost goal is to help our customers find the best quality products to look good and feel good at all occasions.”

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INTERVIEW: What we are doing to absorb costs on behalf of Nigerian subscribers – DSTV

“What worries us in the short term is not that the currency has been devalued by as much as it has, but that the parallel market is trading significantly worse …”

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ANALYSIS: How Buhari’s ministers performed in first year (Part 3)

This part reviews the performance of ministers manning seven ministries including environment, communications and FCT.