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PDP shuts out other candidates, adopts Jonathan for re-election

The decision means no other candidate can seek the nomination of PDP presidential ticket.

Jonathan’s steward, taxi driver, traffic warden, 304 other Nigerians get National Honours

The Nigerian government has released the list for the 2013/2014 National Honours Award recipients.

Seized $9.3 million: Nigerian government’s explanations flawed – South Africa

South Africa suspects that this may be a case of classical money laundering.

Determined to storm Maiduguri, Boko Haram attacks Konduga again; 400 insurgents killed – Residents

This would be the second attack on Konduga in one week.

EXCLUSIVE: Seized $9.3 million: Nigerian officials blame U.S. for secret South Africa arm deal

Officials say the United States may have tipped off South Africa to frustrate Nigeria’s effort to procure arms

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Pregnant women, children among dozens killed in fresh Kaduna attack

Residents say between 20 and 50 people were killed Wednesday in a southern Kaduna community repeatedly attacked this year.

UPDATE: 13 students, 2 attackers dead in Kano College attack — Police

Police said fleeing insurgents are being trailed

BREAKING: Explosion rocks Kano College, many feared dead

Armed men stormed the school throwing explosives and shooting at students, witnesses said.

EXCLUSIVE: Dangote compensates families of Gboko 7 slain by soldiers at his factory

While Mr. Dangote has reached out to the community, there are no indications the military has punished those involved in the shootings

Nigerian govt admits ownership of $9.3 million arms money seized by South Africa

FG has released data to South Africa on transaction, and insists deal was legal. Jet back in Nigeria

CAN President, Oritsejafor, admits ownership of cash-stacked jet seized in South Africa

The Nigerian government and Mr. Oritsejafor say the aircraft caught with nearly $10 million cash, was leased to a different company.

EXCLUSIVE: Brave Nigerian official in lone battle against massive rot in federal civil service

Mr. Buwai, a senior official in the civil service, is a lone voice against abuses that have characterized the institution for decades.

12 soldiers who shot at GOC in Maiduguri sentenced to death

A court-martial in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced 12 soldiers to death by firing squad for mutiny.

Two Nigerians, Israeli caught in South Africa for smuggling about US$10 million to buy arms

Investigations by South African authorities uncovered an invoice from Tier One Services, a subsidiary of the Tier One Services Group Limited, to Cyprus-based company ESD International Group Ltd.

INVESTIGATION: Auditor General’s Report Indicts Ex-Head of Service, Oronsaye, for N123billion fraud

The audit uncovered outright stealing and kick-backs during the 18 months that Mr. Oronsaye served as Head of Service.

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EXCLUSIVE: NNPC at War with Agip over sidelining of indigenous oil firm

Agip has consistently flouted NNPC’s directive to desist from sidelining a Nigerian firm from the maintenance of major gas facilities located in the Niger Delta region.

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Missing Nigeria Air Force jet yet to be found – Official

The spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force, Dele Alonge, said  the aircraft was still missing.

Building Collapse: Synagogue Church may have violated Lagos laws – Official

“Even if the building doesn’t have approval, it ought to be built professionally.”

Soyinka attacks Jonathan over Boko Haram, says President shielding sect’s sponsors for politics

The Nobel laureate says Mr. Jonathan knows the CBN official funding the Boko Haram sect.

Synagogue Building collapse

T.B. Joshua links building collapse that killed 17 to strange aircraft

Emergency officials say 17 people died while 161 others were evacuated alive and rushed to hospital.

Confusion as VIP seating collapses at Pro-Jonathan rally; several injured

TAN has been staging rallies across the country in support of Mr. Jonathan’s reelection bid despite the president urging groups to desist from convening large gatherings to curtail the spread of Ebola.

EXCLUSIVE: Secret Intelligence Report links ex-Governor Sheriff, Chad President to Boko Haram sponsorship

Nigerian defence and intelligence community suggests that Mr. Sheriff did not create Boko Haram but was actively using the “monster” and could be sponsoring the sect as a way of protecting himself.

FACTCHECK: Picture counters Jonathan’s denial of hobnobbing with ex-Gov. Sheriff in Chad

The presidency claimed Mr. Sheriff did not participate in any of the President Jonathan’s discussions with President Deby. A State House picture shows otherwise.

Ex-Gov. Sheriff under probe over alleged Boko Haram ties- Presidency

The presidency denies Mr. Sheriff accompanied Mr. Jonathan to Chad

Bama women, children ‘dying’ of hunger as Boko Haram tightens grip on town

Boko Haram remains charge of Bama