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Nigeria: Rivers, Bayelsa Fight Over Oil Wells

Abuja, Port Harcourt — Tension between Rivers and Bayelsa over ownership of certain oil wells heightened yesterday as the two states stuck to their grounds, a day after the Kalabari people alleged moves to annex five oil communities into President Jonathan’s home state. Billions of naira in derivation cash is at stake in the battle […]

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Dozens feared killed in Nigeria explosion

YOBE: Dozens of people were feared killed in Nigeria when an improvised bomb exploded in a crowded market in a restive town, officials said. Spokesperson of the military Joint Task Force (JTF) Lt. Eli Lazarus confirmed the explosion Sunday night in Potiskum town in the North Eastren Yobe state but did not give further details […]

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Nigeria: Robbers Shoot 18 Dead in Zamfara

Gusau — Armed robbers attacked Kabaru village in Zamfara State Monday night, shooting dead 18 people including the traditional ruler, the latest in series of deadly raids in Maru local government area. The attack came two weeks after a similar one on Dogon Dawa village in Kaduna State, where 24 people were shot dead by […]

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Nigeria: Anyaoku Calls for Restructuring of Nigeria

Abuja — Former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has advocated a major restructuring of nation’s current political arrangement, pointing out that the desired rapid development and stability would not be achieved without true federalism or regional autonomy. Anyaoku spoke, yesterday, in Abuja, at the launch of a book entitled: “Reforming the Unreformable,” written […]

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Nigeria: Oil Subsidy Thieves Must Suffer – Jonathan

Abuja — PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan vowed, yesterday, that all those found culpable in the fuel subsidy scam would be severely punished after being made to refund the public funds they illegally collected. Speaking through Vice President Namadi Sambo, at the launching of ‘Reforming the Unreformable,’ a book written by the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi […]