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    ‘It’s a fabrication’ — presidency reacts as UK lawmaker says investors at risk in Nigeria

‘It’s a fabrication’ — presidency reacts as UK lawmaker says investors at risk in Nigeria

The presidency has criticised Priti Patel, former UK secretary of state for international development, for advising investors to be cautious about doing business in Nigeria.Patel, a member of UK parliament, had made her position known in an op-ed for London business newspaper, City A.M.She accused President Muhammadu Buhari of cancelling a "compensation settlement" after the Nigerian government reneged on a natural gas [...]

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    Fringe players impress as Nigeria vs Uganda ends in stalemate

Fringe players impress as Nigeria vs Uganda ends in stalemate

Nigeria settled for a 0-0 draw against Uganda in an international friendly match on Tuesday.Both teams have already qualified for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.The warm-up was keenly contested by the Super Eagles and the Cranes at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta state capital.Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, handed starting shirts to fringe players and they impressed.Debutant Samuel [...]

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    Nigeria vs Uganda: Rohr names starting XI for friendly

Nigeria vs Uganda: Rohr names starting XI for friendly

Gernot Rohr has named the Super Eagles players to face Cranes of Uganda at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta, on Tuesday.The Super Eagles coach made six changes to the squad that faced South Africa at the weekend.Rohr included Semi Ajayi, Daniel Akpeyi, Brian Idowu, Mikel Agu, Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen in his team list.Daniel Akpeyi will be between [...]

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    Abdulsalami: Jonathan brought peace to Nigeria by accepting defeat in 2015

Abdulsalami: Jonathan brought peace to Nigeria by accepting defeat in 2015

Abdulsalami Abubakar, ex-head of state, says ex-president Goodluck Jonathan showed that he loves Nigeria more than power when he conceded defeat in 2015.Abubakar said this on Tuesday at the launch of 'My Transition Hours', a book written by Jonathan.At the last general election, Jonathan called President Muhammadu Buhari, the then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to concede before [...]

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    Amina Mohammed, Bola Tinubu… four Nigerians make BBC 100 Women list

Amina Mohammed, Bola Tinubu… four Nigerians make BBC 100 Women list

Amina Mohammed, United Nations deputy secretary general, and three other Nigerians have been named among BBC’s 100 Women of 2018.The annual list includes 100 influential and inspirational women around the world.Chelsea Clinton, vice-chair of the Clinton Foundation, and Senegalese-born Fatma Samoura, first female FIFA secretary general, were included in the list.Mohammed, who is vocal about women’s empowerment and gender equality, [...]

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    ‘The voice of Lagos is gone’ — Nigerians pay tributes to ‘area mama’, Tosyn Bucknor

‘The voice of Lagos is gone’ — Nigerians pay tributes to ‘area mama’, Tosyn Bucknor

Tributes have been pouring in social media for Tosyn Bucknor, an on-air-personality and entertainer who died on Monday. [...]

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    ‘Why you should NOT invest in Nigeria’ — ex-UK secretary of state writes investors

‘Why you should NOT invest in Nigeria’ — ex-UK secretary of state writes investors

Priti Patel, former secretary of state for International Development in the United Kingdom (UK), has called on investors to be wary about investing in Nigeria.In a short op-ed for City A.M., London's first free daily business newspaper, Patel, a member of the UK parliament, said President Muhammadu Buhari has disrespect for "international law and convention, and court decisions".Patel, who visited Nigeria in [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: In his book, Jonathan accuses Obama of interfering in Nigeria’s 2015 elections

EXCLUSIVE: In his book, Jonathan accuses Obama of interfering in Nigeria’s 2015 elections

Former president Goodluck Jonathan says ex-US President Barack Obama meddled in Nigeria's 2015 presidential election, TheCable can report.In excerpts of his book, 'The Transition Hours', made available to TheCable, Jonathan said Obama sent his secretary of state, John Kerry, and made a video broadcast to Nigerians in ways designed to influence the outcome of the election against him.He described the [...]

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    Nigerians! Beware of fifth columnists and the political mercenary

Nigerians! Beware of fifth columnists and the political mercenary

BY RIDWAN JAMIU Mind needs information as body needs food. Our Physiological composition and condition largely depends on what we eat. Likewise, our psychological composition and condition depends on what we hear, see and read. Contaminated food does no less harm to the body than does misinformation to the mind. Malnutrition predisposes the body to diseases as lack of information predisposes [...]

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    Keyamo: To say Nigeria can be restructured in six months is the biggest lie

Keyamo: To say Nigeria can be restructured in six months is the biggest lie

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, says anyone who promises to restructure the country between six to 12 months is telling "the biggest lie".Abubakar Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had said he would restructure in six months if elected president.Both Buhari and Abubakar recently unveiled their proposals for the next four years if [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Samsung ‘blackmailing’ Nigeria with $1.6bn arbitration suit in London

THE INSIDER: Samsung ‘blackmailing’ Nigeria with $1.6bn arbitration suit in London

Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria (SHIN) Ltd is trying to force the arm of the federal government by instituting a $1.6 billion arbitration case against Total Upstream Nigeria Limited in London, oil industry insiders and top government officials have told TheCable.Although the suit is against Total, Samsung's action is seen as an attempt to undermine the country's local content policy, according [...]

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    Buhari kicks off campaign, warns politicians not to set Nigeria ablaze

Buhari kicks off campaign, warns politicians not to set Nigeria ablaze

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to politicians to go about their campaigns peacefully, and not set the county ablaze.He made the appeal while flagging off his reelection campaign at the state house conference centre, Abuja.The president said his administration had recorded milestone in the last three years, and is looking forward to fulfilling more if given a new term.“I am not [...]

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    VIDEO: Kamalu, Liman, Ofodile… air force showcases the unsung Nigerian ‘women of war’

VIDEO: Kamalu, Liman, Ofodile… air force showcases the unsung Nigerian ‘women of war’

The saying, "what a man can do, a woman can do better", is perhaps, not be better demonstrated than in a video showing female officers of the Nigerian air force (NAF) doing what they know how to do best.The video, released by Ibikunle Daramola, director of public relations information, NAF, documents the increasing active participation of female officers in various [...]

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    ‘The Delivery Boy’ named best Nigerian film at AFRIFF 2018

‘The Delivery Boy’ named best Nigerian film at AFRIFF 2018

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    The demons tormenting Nigeria

The demons tormenting Nigeria

Dr. Yemi Kale, the Statistician General of the National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria (NBS), recently tweeted that the bureau’s unemployment report was being delayed by funding issues. He was reacting to insinuations that the delay was because the Buhari administration wanted to hide the current unemployment figures, given the implications for the 2019 elections. However, those familiar with the [...]

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    FRSC commander: Every truck parked on Apapa road has a powerful Nigerian behind it

FRSC commander: Every truck parked on Apapa road has a powerful Nigerian behind it

Hyginus Omeje, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) sector commander in Lagos, says trucks and tankers parked on Apapa road are linked to powerful Nigerians.Speaking to NAN on Saturday while assessing the area, Omeje said that the traffic gridlock around Apapa Port may linger for a while.He said his men were handicapped to enforce traffic regulations that could lead to [...]

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