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Evacuation of Nigerians From Libya Suspended 'Temporarily',
[Daily Trust] Lagos -At least 1,433 Nigerians who were stranded in Libya have been evacuated between Dec. 15, 2016 and May 25, 2017, figures from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have shown.

57% of Nigerians Approve Buhari's Performance - Report,
[Premium Times] A report released in the early hours of Monday reveals that 57 per cent of Nigerians say President Muhammadu Buhari has done well in office.

S-South Leaders Differ Over Buhari's Two Years in Office,
[Vanguard] PROMINENT personalities of the South-South geo-political zone were at odds, weekend, in their assessment of President Muhammadu Buhari's first two years in office, with some commending his anti-corruption fight, while others knocked him for epitomizing bad governance.

61st Anniversary - Navy Now Has Fleet of 200 Platforms - Naval Chief,
[Vanguard] As the Nigerian Navy marks its 61st anniversary this week, authorities of the force have said its fleet of warships, frigates, seaward defence, going vessels and inshore patrol boats has grown to over 200 platforms.

A Midterm Report - Street Lights, Street Views,
[This Day] Reports by our correspondents from 36 states, where governors were sworn-in two years ago, show that despite revenue sources comprising FAAC allocations, internally generated revenue, and extra-statutory disbursements (federal government bailouts), the economic recession, rising unemployment and crime, mounting debts, and unmet wage and pension obligations characterised governance in most of the states. Graphics provided by BudgIT

Biafran Secessionist Movement Grows Stronger,
[VOA] On May 30, many people in southeastern Nigeria will remember those who lost their lives in one of Africa's most brutal wars. More than 1 million people died during Nigeria's 1967 to 1970 civil war known as the Biafra War The conflict erupted after leaders from southeastern Nigeria declared that the region would secede from Nigeria.

Democracy Day - Osinbajo Highlights Successes, Challenges of Buhari Administr...,
[Premium Times] The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday highlighted the various achievements of the Muhammadu Buhari administration since it came into office exactly two years ago on May 29, 2015.

Don't Provoke Nigerian Soldiers, Rights Lawyer Warns Politicians,
[Premium Times] A rights lawyer, Femi Falana, on Sunday warned members of the political class not to provoke Nigerian soldiers.

Despite Court Order, Biafra Leader Addresses Pro-Biafra Crowd,
[Premium Times] The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, addressed a crowd of supporters, numbering more than 10, in his father's compound in Abia State.

Takaful Insurance Not for Muslims Alone - Adeniran,
[Vanguard] Halal Takaful Nigeria, HTN, the Islamic insurance window of Cornerstone Insurance Plc, last week gave out cheques to some of its customers at the public distribution of its 2015 surplus bonus in Lagos. Group Head of HTN, Hajia Taibat Adeniran spoke with Vanguard on the benefits of the Takaful insurance scheme.

Lagos School Kidnap - Abductors in Selective Ransom Negotiation With Parents,
[Vanguard] Kidnappers of six Senior Secondary School students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, in Epe area, have threatened to relocate the abducted students to another creek outside Lagos and Ogun states , if ransom was not paid in three days.

Nigeria Still Battling Crisis of Confidence,
[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari's delay in making key appointments and policy pronouncements several months after assuming office in 2015, negatively affected monetary policy and damaged investors' confidence, which the government is still battling to revive two years after.

Osinbajo - We've Put Most Difficult Phase Behind Us,
[This Day] Abuja -Acting President President Yemi Osinbajo in a nationwide broadcast to Nigerians Monday morning, assessed two years of the anniversary of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and declared that the most difficult phase in the nation has been overcome and Nigerians should look forward to a brighter and more promising period.

Mid-Term Assessment - How Buhari Administration (Mis)handled Nigerian Economy,
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari's two years in office are, perhaps, the most difficult in the country's economic history.

Stock Market Remains Under Pressure,
[This Day] Inconsistent policies, foreign exchange risks, fleeing investors, and poor corporate results, among others, have kept the stock market under pressure leading to a loss of N1.611 trillion in the two years of Muhammadu Buhari's administration.

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