Nigerian troops burned homes in extremist attack

BOSSO, Niger (AP) — Soldiers involved in a shootout with Islamic militants who were given refuge in one Nigerian village hut took revenge on the community by setting ablaze about 10 homes, according to refugees who fled to neighboring Niger. Their stories indicate a pattern of Nigerian security forces punishing …

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‘North may negotiate presidency in 2015 ‘

• Aliyu denies insisting on northerner as nation’s helmsman • Lamido says PDP’s ticket no guarantee for Jonathan’s victory  IN the collective interest of Nigerians, the leaders of the northern part of the country may support any region of the country that produces the president after the 2015 election.    …

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Power Sector: Are Nigerians Running Out of Patience?

Prof Chinedu Nebo, Power Minister In what looks like a season of excuses, the Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo, has in the past one month been reeling out reasons for the appalling state of power delivery in the country as members of the nation’s business community continue to count …

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NERC Establishes Public Complaints Office In Kaduna

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has established a public complaints office in Kaduna state. This latest initiative introduced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is aimed at tackling the numerous challenges facing the power sector in the state. Commissioner in charge of government and customer affairs of NERC, …

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500-Year Old Kano Tye And Dye Pits Become Refuse Dumps

For over 500 years, tye and  dye makers in Kano state have crouched down over circular pits in the earth to make beautiful designs from natural ingredients on fabrics that attract buyers from all over the world. The former major producer of royal fabrics used to make attires for traditional …

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Nigerian schools close after 42 killed in massacre

Posted July 08, 2013 11:17:40 Secondary schools in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Yobe have been ordered to close until September after a massacre at a boarding school. Authorities said 42 people were killed in a gun and bomb attack by suspected Islamist extremists early on Saturday in the Mamudo …

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2015: Northern students reject Jonathan

A group under the auspices of the National Association of Northern State Students Union, NANSSU, at the weekend rejected the ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan for 2015 presidential election. NANSSU said the President caused more harm than good in the educational sector. In an online statement signed by its National …

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