Nigeria: Our Chairman Is Not a Boko Haram Sponsor – Borno ANPP

Photo: Vanguard The Borno State Chapter of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) on Friday condemned the burning of its state chairman’s house by the youth vigilante group in Maiduguri, the state capital. The group had accused the party chairman, Mala Othman, of being an accomplice of the Boko Haram …

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Residents in Northern Nigeria Rebuild Lives, Despite Fears

Residents of Yobe State in northern Nigeria are rebuilding their lives after what they say have been years of violence, and months cut off from the rest of the country by the military. But while military officials say Yobe state is stable, schools remain closed after gunmen slaughtered nearly 30 …

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Senator Yerima and constitution review

Once again, Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima is in the news, claiming Islam as the basis for his argument that a girl automatically transforms into an adult of ‘full age’ once she is married, with the attendant responsibilities that relate to the renunciation of citizenship, irrespective of her age or mental …

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Nigeria: Polio – Kaduna Govt Goes Hunting for Missing Kids

Kaduna — Kaduna State government is hunting, discovering and administering polio vaccine on children in the state, who skipped the last routine exercise in southern Kaduna, in an effort to eradicate the crippling virus. As the battle for the total eradication of Polio in Kaduna State becomes more serious, state …

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Borno First Lady distributes cash, food items to 400 muslim widows, orphans

Wife of the Borno State Governor, Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima has appealed to good spirited individuals and donor agencies to support widows and orphans in the state. He said such would help these category of people to carter for their domestic needs. The First Lady made the appeal on Tuesday …

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Ayodeji Obademi: Boko Haram, poverty, Jonathan and the game of musical chairs

In the Nigeria Economic Report issued by The World Bank in May 2013, the most impoverished state in the country, Jigawa, has a poverty rate of 77.5%. This connotes that out of over 4.3million estimated inhabitants of Jigawa, 3.3million are living below the poverty line of $1.25 per day. In …

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