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State Ranked 35 Out of 54 African Countries in Overall Governance - Report,
[Premium Times] Nigeria scored 48.1 in overall governance, ranking 35th out of 54 in Africa, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation says.

Buhari Under 'Serious Pressure' to Float National Airline,
[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari says he is under tremendous pressure from many patriotic Nigerians desirous of establishing a national airline.

Nigerian Who Helped Alison-Madueke Buy Properties in London Revealed,
[Premium Times] A London estate agent who appeared on the BBC's Homes under the Hammer has been named in an investigation into alleged corruption by a former Nigerian oil minister known as 'The Madam'.

Budget for Presidential Aircraft for Buhari, Osinbajo Nearly Doubles to N7.3 ...,
[Premium Times] The Federal Government has proposed to spend N7.26 billion on the Presidential Air Fleet, PAF, in the 2018 budget proposal, details by the Budget Office of the Federation have shown.

Anti-Corruption War Not Meant to Intimidate Judiciary - Buhari,
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured the Judicial community that the recent investigations involving some judicial staff was not aimed at intimidating the Judiciary as wrongly portrayed in some sections of the media.

U.S. to Contribute $45.5 Million to Rehabilitation Efforts in North-East,
[Premium Times] The United States Government says it will contribute an additional $45.5 million to rehabilitation efforts in the North-east.

Mediterranean Tragedy - Nigeria Accuses Italy of Violating Agreement,
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Government says it has written to the Italian Embassy asking it why the 26 migrants recovered from the Mediterranean were buried nine days before the agreed date.

Jonathan 'Face of Democracy in Africa' - Atiku,
[Premium Times] Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described former President Goodluck Jonathan as the "face of democracy in Africa".

Latest GDP Growth, Proof of Steady Economic Recovery - Presidency,
[Premium Times] The Presidency on Monday hailed the latest report that the country's gross domestic product, GDP, grew by 1.40 per cent in real terms in the third quarter of 2017, saying the new figure highlights the "steady recovery of the economy."

Anambra Election - the Challenges INEC Must Deal With for Successful Polls in...,
[Premium Times] The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, may have wasted yet another opportunity to showcase its readiness for a system which guarantees hitch-free elections in Nigeria as inadequate preparation, failure of equipment, poor staff welfare and poor mobilisation of logistics almost undermined the Anambra gubernatorial election on Saturday.

Last Held in 2011, Nigeria to Conduct Assessment of Its Basic Schools,
[Premium Times] Worried by the perceived low quality of basic education in the country, the Nigerian government said it has commenced a national assessment of teaching and learning quality in that sub-sector.

Army Promotes 136 Officers to Generals,
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army has promoted 136 senior officers to generals.

Gunmen Kill Nigerian Soldier, Seize Weapons in Port-Harcourt,
[Premium Times] A deadly exchange of gunfire involving Nigerian soldiers guarding a storage facility operated by Royal Dutch Shell and British Petroleum in Port-Harcourt left at least one Army corporal dead last week, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

World Children's Day - Invest More in Children, Unicef Urges Nigerian Govt,
[Premium Times] In celebration of the World Children's Day, the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has highlighted the importance of investing in every child in Nigeria.

U.S. Urges Action On Rights Abuse for Closer Nigerian Ties,
[Guardian] The United States on Monday called for Nigeria to probe human rights abuses in the fight against Boko Haram, as it pledged more funds to help recovery from years of conflict.

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