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Nigeria to hold presidential vote on February 14, 2015

Nigeria to hold presidential vote on February 14, 2015

Nigeria is to hold its next presidential election on February 14, 2015, the electoral agency said Friday, with incumbent head of state Goodluck Jonathan expected to seek a second term. “The commission has scheduled the presidential and National Assembly elections for 14th February 2015,” the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said in a statement. The [...]

January 25, 2014 Reporters365 Around Nigeria, Top News 0

Thousands flee fresh Nigeria clashes: UN

Thousands flee fresh Nigeria clashes: UN

 Thousands of people have fled across Nigeria’s borders with Cameroon and Niger amid renewed clashes between the Nigerian military and Boko Haram insurgents, the UN’s refugee agency said Friday. Adrian Edwards, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said that 4,000 people had fled to Cameroon since mid-January, and 1,500 to Niger. In northern [...]

January 24, 2014 Reporters365 Around Nigeria, Top News 0

Nigeria’s new top brass eyes swift end to Boko Haram

Nigeria’s new top brass eyes swift end to Boko Haram

Nigeria’s top military officer on Monday called for a swift end to the Islamist insurgency gripping the country’s north, as he was sworn in as the new chief of defence staff. “The security situation in the northeast must be brought to a complete stop before April 2014,” Air Marshall Alex Badeh said after his investiture [...]

January 20, 2014 Reporters365 Around Nigeria, Top News 0

Nigeria’s crisis-ridden ruling party gets new chairman

Nigeria’s crisis-ridden ruling party gets new chairman

Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday chose a new chairman, days after his predecessor was forced out following months of bitter in-fighting. Members of the party’s national executive council unanimously chose Ahmadu Adamu Mu’Azu to replace Bamangar Tukur, who had been widely seen as a place man for President Goodluck Jonathan. Mu’Azu was [...]

January 20, 2014 Reporters365 Around Nigeria, Top News 0

Gunmen kill 12 in raids on Nigerian village, three drown: locals

Gunmen kill 12 in raids on Nigerian village, three drown: locals

Suspected Islamist gunmen shot dead 12 people in two separate attacks on villages near Nigeria’s border with Niger while three others drowned in a river while fleeing, locals said Sunday. The attackers, thought to be from the Boko Haram militant group, on Thursday shot dead seven people in Gashigar village, a fishing community in Borno [...]

January 19, 2014 Reporters365 Around Nigeria, Top News 0

Ex Plateau deputy governor , Botmang, dies at 76

Ex Plateau deputy governor , Botmang, dies at 76

Former deputy Governor and one-time acting Governor of Plateau State, Chief Michael Botmang is dead. Botmang reportedly died in the early hours of Saturday in his home in Zawan, Jos South Local Government Area of the state. He was aged 76 Born in 1938, he was the two-term deputy to ex governor Joshua Dariye betweedn [...]

January 18, 2014 Reporters365 Around Nigeria 0

PDP Petitions IGP Over APC’s Claim Of Shooting of Five Children By Police

PDP Petitions IGP Over APC’s Claim Of Shooting of Five Children By Police

The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP says the probe ordered by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar into the Sunday, January 12, 2014 incident in Port Harcourt during which the police was alleged to have shot the senator representing Rivers South/East Zone, Magnus Abe is a welcome development. The PDP in [...]

January 16, 2014 Reporters365 Around Nigeria 0

Nigeria Military get new helms men

Nigeria Military get new helms men

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria approved the following changes in the nation’s Military High Command: Air Marshal Alex Badeh takes over from Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General Kenneth Tobiah Jacob Minimah takes [...]

January 16, 2014 Reporters365 Around Nigeria, More News 1

Nigerian military brass sacked after court ruling

Nigerian military brass sacked after court ruling

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday sacked his military top brass leading the fight against Boko Haram insurgents, following a court judgement that their appointment was illegal. The heads of the country’s army, navy and air force, who have been at the vanguard of efforts to end more than four years of Islamist violence, have [...]

January 16, 2014 Reporters365 Around Nigeria, More News, Top News 0

Five charged with forming gay club in northern Nigeria

Five charged with forming gay club in northern Nigeria

Five men have appeared in court in the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi for allegedly forming a gay club, a court official said on Wednesday. Abdul Mohammed, a clerk at the Bauchi state Upper Sharia (Islamic law) Court, told AFP that four of the men had pleaded guilty at a hearing on January 6, while [...]

January 15, 2014 Reporters365 Around Nigeria, More News, Top News 0