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    ‘I don’t believe foreigners are involved in Nigeria killings’ – French envoy contradicts Buhari

‘I don’t believe foreigners are involved in Nigeria killings’ – French envoy contradicts Buhari

Denys Gauer, outgoing French ambassador to Nigeria, says he does not believe that foreigners are involved in the killings across the country.The French's envoy position contradicts that of President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari had said that the killings are as a result of the influx of mercenaries from the Sahel region.“It has always been there, but now made worse by the influx [...]

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    After releasing star-studded ‘Afrobeat Mix’, Major Lazer to perform in Nigeria

After releasing star-studded ‘Afrobeat Mix’, Major Lazer to perform in Nigeria

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    That Nigeria Air’s financial jamboree

That Nigeria Air’s financial jamboree

Every strategic manager understands the importance and principles that guide successful project management. This starts with clear objective with regards to project viability, documented tactical process; shrewd resource management as well as clear outcome before embarking on any journey.Unfortunately, when it comes to public fund, emotion and populist theory often take the centre stage. Projects are products of popularity, [...]

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    Abdulsalami: 2019 polls must not lead to Nigeria’s disintegration

Abdulsalami: 2019 polls must not lead to Nigeria’s disintegration

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, says he will forever be an enemy of anyone who tries to hinder the democratic development of Nigeria or plunge the country into crisis.He said this at the maiden edition of General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture, organised by the staff and students of the Abdulsalami Abubakar Post Graduate Students’ Hall of the University [...]

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    The latest low from PMB: Indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air logo, not Nigeria Air

The latest low from PMB: Indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air logo, not Nigeria Air

To start with, we cannot truly move forward as a nation until we start putting politics where it belongs, asking critical questions that will take us out of the current woods we have found ourselves. Each time we allow politics to block our collective reasoning; it sets us backward as a people. Our bane in Nigeria is the version of [...]

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    Report: Nigerian women committed 1.8m abortions in 2017

Report: Nigerian women committed 1.8m abortions in 2017

A survey conducted by the Performance Monitoring and Accountability (PMA2020) in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has shown that Nigerian women committed 1.8 million abortions in 2017.Presenting the results of the survey on Thursday, Suzanne Bell, a scientist at John Hopkins School of Public Health, said a majority of the abortions were done by young girls in secondary [...]

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    How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

Several Nigerian players were in action as the UEFA Europa League resumed Thursday. We begin with Arsenal's 4-2 win over Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium.Alex Iwobi provided an assist for the Gunners and was taken off in the 70th minute.Victor Moses' woes at Chelsea continued as he was benched for the entirety of the 1-0 win at PAOK Thessaloniki.Chuba Akpom wasn't [...]

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    Ogbanje Nigeria Air was a hustle for the boys

Ogbanje Nigeria Air was a hustle for the boys

Nigeria Air was still-birthed because it was never meant to reach parturition in the first place. It was a grand scam. A cash-out for the boys; though I fell for it.When Hadi Siriki, minister of aviation, displayed a nondescript logo announcing that Nigeria Air would launch in December, I became seized by national fervour. In my rapture, I praised the [...]

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    Ex-A’Ibom deputy governor: N’assembly leadership taking Nigerians for granted

Ex-A’Ibom deputy governor: N’assembly leadership taking Nigerians for granted

Patrick Ekpotu, former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom, says the leadership of the national assembly is taking Nigerians for granted by refusing to reconvene and discharge its duties.Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, adjourned plenary in July shortly after the police laid a siege to the residences of the nation’s number three citizen [...]

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    Army: Nigerian troops well-equipped to face any terrorist group

Army: Nigerian troops well-equipped to face any terrorist group

The Nigeria army says the military is winning the fight against terrorism and is well-equipped to defeat Boko Haram insurgents.In a statement on Wednesday, the military expressed concern about "mischievous reports" aimed at discrediting the efforts of troops in the north-east. John Agim, acting director of defence information, released the statement in reaction to a Reuters report which said Nigerian troops were struggling [...]

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    Report: Nigerian music sector growing strongly but Nollywood struggling

Report: Nigerian music sector growing strongly but Nollywood struggling

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    ‘Just another MMM’, ‘Government of fake promises’ — anger over suspension of Nigeria Air

‘Just another MMM’, ‘Government of fake promises’ — anger over suspension of Nigeria Air

On Wednesday, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, announced that the federal government had directed indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air, the national carrier project.Sirika had unveiled the name and logo of the carrier at an airshow in London, in July.He had added that government was in talks with aircraft providers ahead of the take-off of the project.“We’ve been talking to [...]

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    Governance problems killed old Nigerian companies, says Institute of Internal Auditors president

Governance problems killed old Nigerian companies, says Institute of Internal Auditors president

Uduak Nelson, president of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), says governance problems killed old Nigerian companies.Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Uduak said Nigeria would have had indigenous companies within the leagues of Cadbury and Nestle if internal auditors played their parts."Internal audit is crucial to organisational survival. It will proactively see risks coming and prepare for how [...]

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    PHOTOS: The 37 finalists for Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant

PHOTOS: The 37 finalists for Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant

The 37 finalists for the finale of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant have been unveiled by the organisers. [...]

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    Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission – an agency mired in confusion and missing in action

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission – an agency mired in confusion and missing in action

BY CHISOM IKECHUKWUIn many developing economies, political interference has undermined regulatory independence. Regulatory procedures are expected to be transparent, accountable and predictable. “Without adequate safeguards against the misuse of regulation, investment will be discouraged and prices higher than needed. ...Credible, stable regulation is required to achieve the benefits of privatising and liberalising infrastructure”, according to Iannis N. Kessides, in the [...]

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    WHO: Tuberculosis still world’s deadliest infection — many cases undetected in Nigeria

WHO: Tuberculosis still world’s deadliest infection — many cases undetected in Nigeria

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