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May 22, 2013
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A top United Nations official and the Secretary General of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), Ronald Noble, have agreed to work jointly against transnational crimes in West Africa.
The Nigerian government has completed plans to almost double the cost of electricity from April 1st this year.
A kilowatt hour of electricity, which costs consumers 10 Naira currently, will soon cost about 19 Naira, an increase of 88 per cent.
This week has been another fast-moving one for Nigeria with the re-arrest of a man suspected of masterminding the Christmas Day chuch bombing and the appointment of the ex-anti graft agency (EFCC) chief, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu to head the oil task force.
Nearly 48 hours after the state-owned television aired a video tape purportedly released by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram calling for dialogue, there have been no reactions from the Nigerian government and two ex-officials named as the group's negotiators.
Officials of Nigeria’s State Security Service and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have denied over 60 journalists reporting from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, the country's commercial capital, access to their press center and working tools.
In Nigeria, there are fears of an imminent fuel shortage, with uncertainty caused by a number of government probes into the fuel subsidy scheme.
A Nigerian academic has said that despite the wave of terror triggered by Boko Haram attacks, his country would not descend into civil war.
Some Nigerians have welcomed the Supreme Court’s sacking on Friday of five state governors whose tenure elapsed in May 2011.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed the Country's Inspector General of Police (IGP), Hafiz Ringim and replaced him with Mohammed Diko Abubakar as IGP.
In the wake of an upsurge in deadly attacks by the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch is calling on the Nigerian government to put a halt to the campaign of terror and bring the perpetrators to justice.