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Nigeria:Panama Papers - More Than $500 Million Recovered By Tax Authorities Worldwide - Nigeria Excluded

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:36
[Premium Times] At least $500 million has been recouped by tax authorities across the world after the Panama Papers revelations published in 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ, has said.
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Poll position?

BBC Africa - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:22
The man who served as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's deputy attempted to follow in her footsteps.
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South African court delivers Zuma impeachment blow

BBC Africa - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 09:56
South Africa's parliament failed to hold the president to account over public funds, the ruling says.
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Nigeria's Ahmed Musa faces uncertain future at Leicester City

BBC Africa - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 09:25
Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa's future at Leicester City is uncertain as manager Claude Puel says his future will be discussed in January.
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Cameroon:Military Launches Operation to Free Hostages

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 07:57
[VOA] Cameroon's military freed 17 of its citizens held hostage by armed groups from the Central African Republic. One person was killed and four were wounded in a confrontation between the military and the kidnappers. The country say hundreds of its citizens are still in captivity.
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Nigeria:Man Kills 6-Month-Old Daughter Over Fear Wife Will Abandon Him

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 07:49
[Vanguard] Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man for allegedly killing his six-month-old baby over suspicion that his wife would abandon him for her former husband.
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Nigeria:Over Two Years of Buhari Govt, Nigerian Refineries Still in Terrible Shape

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 06:19
[Premium Times] Nigerian refineries are not doing any better than they did in their woeful past despite renewed government pledge to fix them, and that dysfunction, at the root of ongoing fuel scarcity, has worsened in recent months, a PREMIUM TIMES' analysis has shown.
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Nigeria:Senate's Seven Most Controversial Members in 2017

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 06:18
[Premium Times] Like in most legislative chambers world over, the Nigerian Senate was not free from controversies in the outgoing year. The red chamber in 2017 was politically charged as fiery comments, personality clashes, superiority battle arose at the least provocation.
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Nigeria:Doctors Battle to Stabilise Buhari's Son, Yusuf, May Be Flown Abroad

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 06:04
[This Day] Abuja -Doctors at Cedarcrest Hospitals, Abuja Thursday continued their efforts to stabilise Yusuf, the only son of President Muhammadu Buhari, who had a power-bike crash on Tuesday night in the Gwarimpa District of the federal capital city.
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Nigeria:Miners Oppose Removal of Mining From Exclusive List

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:37
[Leadership] Abuja -The Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) has opposed the removal of mining from the exclusive lists of the federal government to allow more states' participation.
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Nigeria:How Nigerian Varsities Can Rank Best in Africa

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:37
[This Day] Nigerian universities can rank best in Africa, if we can have a stable academic calendar, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, has said.
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Nigeria:Senate Cuts Short Recess to Address Fuel Scarcity

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:36
[Leadership] The Senate yesterday cut short its three-week recess to convene a meeting with stakeholders in the oil sector, with a view to addressing the fuel scarcity which appears to have defied solutions.
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Nigeria:Nigerian Stock Market Among World's Top 5 Performers in 2017 - Report

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:36
[Leadership] Lagos -Nigeria's stock market has been named to be amongst the five top performers in 2017, topping equities markets of most major European, Middle Eastern and Asian countries, a CNN report has revealed.
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Nigeria:Fuel Crisis - Senate Summons Kachikwu, Baru

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:17
[Premium Times] The Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) has summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, over the ongoing fuel crisis.
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Nigeria:'Traffickers Use Juju to Lure Young Girls to Libya' - Returnee

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:15
[Daily Trust] Lagos -A returnee from Libya has given insights into the operations of trafficking syndicates responsible for luring young Nigerians to Libya.
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Nigeria:This Photo of D'Banj, Don Jazzy Has Got the Internet Talking

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:15
[Premium Times] After their reconciliation on Wednesday night, Don Jazzy and Dbanj have further thrilled their excited fans with pictures of themselves striking a rare pose since their messy split four years ago.
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Nigeria:Suspended Lawmaker, Jibrin, Meets Buhari

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:14
[Premium Times] The suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumini Jibrin, on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors.
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Nigeria:Jailbreak - 14 Prisoners Rearrested, Many Still On the Run - Official

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:13
[Premium Times] The Akwa Ibom Controller of Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, Alex Oditah, on Thursday announced the re-arrest of 14 out of the 47 inmates who escaped from the Ikot Ekpene Prisons.
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Nigeria:Abuja-Kaduna Rail Service Receives 10 New Coaches, Two Locomotives

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:12
[Premium Times] The Abuja-Kaduna trains service has received a boost with the arrival of 10 new coaches and two locomotives to be deployed by the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) in January.
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West Africa:Ecowas to Spend U.S.$29 Bn On Development Projects in West Africa

Allafrica.com - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:07
[Vanguard] Economic Community of West African States has said that it has concluded plans for sub-regional development projects worth 29.66 billion dollars for the period of 2018 to 2022.
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