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Where did it go wrong for Nigerian athletics?

CNN International - ‎10 hours ago‎
First Nigerians were outraged to discover last week that some members of the national team had resorted to crowdfunding to pay for their flights to Rio, the result of an email from the Secretary General of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria which ...
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Turkish colleges respond to Turkey's request to close 17 schools in Nigeria

Premium Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Nigerian Turkish International Colleges have described the call by the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil, for the closure of 17 'Turkish' schools in Nigeria as “a spurious request.” In a statement issued on the school's website Friday, the ...
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Keshi laid to rest in Nigeria as mourners pay their last respects

BBC Sport - ‎4 hours ago‎
Stephen Keshi, the former Nigeria captain and manager, was buried on Friday in his country house at Ilah, in Nigeria's Delta State. Keshi won the Africa Cup of Nations as both captain (in 1994) and manager of the Super Eagles (in 2013). The man ...
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50000 children face death by starvation in northern Nigeria

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎20 hours ago‎
An estimated 50,000 children are facing death by starvation in northern Nigeria this summer as a result of the Nigerian government's faltering campaign to defeat Boko Haram Islamist militants, aid agencies are warning. Aid experts say the humanitarian ...

UNICEF resumes aid to NE Nigeria after convoy attack | Daily Mail ...

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
UNICEF will continue to provide assistance to millions of conflict-affected children in northeast Nigeria, despite an attack on its convoy by Boko Haram Isla...

Foreign firms carting away Nigeria's revenues - Vanguard News

Vanguard - ‎19 hours ago‎
Nigeria's foremost industrialist, Aliko Dangote was recently quoted as saying that “Nigeria is the best kept secret in the world.
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Nigeria is making progress on economic reform and security

The Hill (blog) - ‎18 hours ago‎
On May 29, 2015, Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as Nigeria's president in a ceremony that Washington rightfully praised as the first democratic transfer of power in the nation's history.
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Nigeria prepares troops for Niger Delta crackdown if peace talks fail

Reuters - ‎20 hours ago‎
Last week the government said it was talking to militants who have attacked oil and gas facilities in the main oil producing region in recent months, cutting crude production by 700,000 barrels a day, pushing Nigeria behind Angola to now make it Africa ...

Nigeria seeks US support to attract investors - Vanguard News

Vanguard - ‎19 hours ago‎
The Federal Government has called on the U.S. to support Nigeria to attract more investors into the country. Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, the Minister of State for ...
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Nigeria Police take over #SaveMayowa campaign amidst controversy, drama

Premium Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Despite the police announcing it had commenced investigations into the #SaveMayowa fundraising campaign, controversy has continued to trail the initiative which was aimed at raising overseas medical fees for Mayowa Ahmed, a cancer patient receiving ...

Nigeria don't need a foreign coach, Rafiu Ladipo tells adamant NFF ...

Goal.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Appointing an expatriate to handle the Super Eagles is an unwise move by the Amaju Pinnick led board according to Nigeria Football Supporters Club's chief.

Udoh: Nigeria hope to emulate 'Dream Team'

ESPN FC (blog) - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
The 2016 Olympic football tournament in Brazil bears special significance for the Nigeria Olympic football team. It marks 20 years since the original "Dream Team" -- containing the likes of Nwankwo Kanu, Taribo West, Jay-Jay Okocha and Sunday Oliseh ...

Hajj 2016: Nigeria begins airlift of Pilgrims August 8

Vanguard - ‎2 hours ago‎
Represented by the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Sultan said; “in preparing for this exercise, there is need to look at several critical areas especially in terms of movement from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia and other local runnings in the holy land.
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Nigeria: Indonesia Execution - FG Begs for Mercy

AllAfrica.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Federal Government has appealed to the Republic of Indonesia to temper justice with mercy by commuting the sentence of remaining three Nigeria put on death row. Indonesia executed four convicted drug traffickers, including three Nigerians, early on ...
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We didn't reject Mikel Obi as Team Nigeria captain – NOC

Daily Post Nigeria - ‎7 hours ago‎
He said: “I did not tell the press that Mikel is not the Captain of Team Nigeria. “I told the media that their stories were capable of causing distraction and disunity among athletes.

After Boko Haram Ambush, UN Suspends Aid Missions To Northeastern Nigeria

NPR - ‎18 hours ago‎
The United Nations suspended food and relief aid to dangerous and hard-to-access areas in northeastern Nigeria, amid a catastrophic humanitarian crisis affecting half a million people.
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Swiss poised to return Nigerian money

swissinfo.ch - ‎4 hours ago‎
African news outlets reported on Saturday that the Swiss ambassador to Nigeria, Eric Mayoraz, said at the accord-signing that the Swiss were in the process of repatriating $321 million (CHF311 million) siphoned off by the family of Nigeria's former ...

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria Police shut out Nigerians, remove contacts of key officials from website

Premium Times - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
The authorities of the Nigeria Police Force have removed the contacts of some key officers from the organization's official websites, www.

Anti-Boko Haram task force says recaptures town in Nigeria's Borno state

Reuters - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Damasak, captured by Boko Haram in October 2014, was part of an area around the size of Belgium that the jihadist group controlled in northeast Nigeria by the end of 2009. Its attacks have spread to neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, which prompted ...
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