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News Analysis: Ahmadu, Boko Haram broker most likely an impostor

Shekau in the latest video: AFP photo

Bayo Onanuga There are indications that the man with whom Nigeria’s military and presidency officials agreed a truce over the raging insurgency in the North east of the country may be an impostor, who may not have any connection with Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader. Multiple analysts have already cast doubt on the credibility […]

VOA: Boko Haram opens ceasefire talks with Nigeria

Shekau in the latest video: AFP photo

The Voice of America says that the Islamist militant group Boko Haram is in talks with the Nigerian government to release more than 200 girls abducted six months ago and also negotiate a cease-fire to a deadly insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives. An adviser to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and a man calling […]

Fayose bemoans heavy debt burden at inaugural

•Fayose: reveals state heavy debt profile

GBENRO ADESINA/ADO-EKITI The new Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose will today disclose that his predecessor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi left a legacy of ‘heavy debt dungeon’, running into N60.75 billion. Fayose will disclose the state’s debt profile in his inaugural address immediately after his swearing-in, as governor of the state. It will be his second […]

No new contract: NFF sacks Coach Stephen Keshi

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi sacked

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sacked Stephen Keshi, coach of the country’s national team, the Super Eagles. The Cable reports that the decision was made Wednesday night by the executive committee of the newly constituted Nigeria Football Federation, at a meeting at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. Keshi, will now be replaced by Shaibu Amodu, a […]

Pastor Tunde Bakare: My early years

Pastor Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare, a lawyer and head of Nigeria’s Latter Rain Church will be 60 years old on 11 November. In an upcoming interview with TheNEWS magazine, he speaks on his early life and reveals how he had to do menial jobs to sponsor himself all through his education. He was once a washerman,a plate […]

Nigeria’s budget in danger as crude oil prices crash

(L): Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum resources Diezani Alison Maude at Vienna

Nigeria’s financial outlay for 2014 and outlook for 2015 move near crisis point today as oil prices continue to slide southwards. In the year’s budget, Nigeria set its benchmark price at $77.5, but as today, the nation’s light Brent oil was selling for $83.37 a barrel,its lowest level in four years. West Texas Intermediate contract […]

Breaking: Kidnappers free TASUED deputy VC

Prof. Joseph Olusoga Olusanya: freed

Prof. Joseph Olusoga Olusanya, the deputy Vice Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, Ijagun in Odogbolu local government area of Ogun state who was abducted yesterday has been freed. He was released by his abductors today. Details are still sketchy. Olusanya was kidnapped yesterday by unidentified gunmen. Our correspondent reliably gathered that the […]

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