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    FULL LIST: The 2019 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs selected from Nigeria

FULL LIST: The 2019 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs selected from Nigeria

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has released the list of the 3,050 successful applicants from its 2019 entrepreneurs programme.The announcement was made at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja, following a presentation of the selection process by Accenture Development Partners.The entrepreneurs, drawn from 54 African countries, will join the fifth cycle of the $100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.According to a statement by [...]

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    Nigeria makes history, picks its first ever Cricket World Cup slot

Nigeria makes history, picks its first ever Cricket World Cup slot

Nigeria’s Under-19 Cricket team has booked the country’s first ever spot at the Cricket World Cup after topping the weeklong qualifying series concluded in Windhoek, Namibia on Saturday.The Junior Green Yellow defeated Sierra Leone with two wickets in a tensed encounter that was the highlight of the weeklong run of victories against Africa’s Division one Cricket powerhouses.Adams Ukwenya, the [...]

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    Governance in Nigeria: A multi-trillion naira industry

Governance in Nigeria: A multi-trillion naira industry

The major and foremost reason there is always so much tension, crisis and bloodshed in our polity during elections is because governance in Nigeria is a multi-trillion naira industry for a few, not a tool for national development. Sadly, it is the only industry in Nigeria that is working. Also, it is the only industry that can make you a [...]

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    Soji Megbowon of Jakande College is only Nigerian finalist for $1m Global Teacher Prize

Soji Megbowon of Jakande College is only Nigerian finalist for $1m Global Teacher Prize

Soji Megbowon of Jakande Comprehensive Senior College, Lagos, has been named as the only Nigerian named among the finalists for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019.Megbowon was named as one of the top 40 finalists, from the pool of 30,000 teachers from across the world, for the highly-coveted prize.The Nigerian tutor, and founder of Calculus EDUaids, who is currently attending the [...]

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    U-19 Cricket: Nigeria inches close to SA 2020 World Cup

U-19 Cricket: Nigeria inches close to SA 2020 World Cup

A win for Nigeria over Sierra Leone on Saturday will see the Junior Yellow Greens through to the 2020 Cricket World Cup.After returning unscathed for the fourth straight time against Tanzania on Thursday with a whopping 151 runs, the sole World Cup ticket is for the cadet Nigerians to lose.Riding on the spectacular form at the qualifier, the Nigerian team [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Adeboye, daughter of Nigeria’s pioneer industrialist, shatters the ceiling at Cadbury

CLOSE-UP: Adeboye, daughter of Nigeria’s pioneer industrialist, shatters the ceiling at Cadbury

You don't become the first female managing director of a topmost, 54-year-old company in Nigeria if you have not paid your dues -- perhaps even in excess. Oyeyimika Adeboye was on Thursday announced as the new managing director of Cadbury Nigeria Plc, whose appointment "is part of our commitment to promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusion", according to the confectionery giant.Her [...]

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    US band: Sharing the same music culture with Nigeria is something special

US band: Sharing the same music culture with Nigeria is something special

Mathew Anderson, assistant director, United States Naval Forces Europe Band, says Nigeria and the US share the same musical background. Anderson spoke at a master class for established and emerging musicians held at Lekki Coliseum, Lagos state, on Thursday.The audience were thrilled to different music renditions by the band. Interested music lovers were also encouraged to join the band in performing.Anderson [...]

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    Cadbury Nigeria gets female MD — first time ever

Cadbury Nigeria gets female MD — first time ever

Cadbury Nigeria Plc has appointed Oyeyimika Adeboye as its first female managing director since the company was established in 1965.According to a notice posted on the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday, Adeboye's appointment is effective from April 1.She takes over from Amir Shamsi, who moves on to a new role within Mondelēz International, the parent company of Cadbury Nigeria.Commenting [...]

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    The growing global recognition and acceptance of Nigerian pop music culture

The growing global recognition and acceptance of Nigerian pop music culture

On election day for governors in 29 States and State Houses of Assembly seats on Saturday March 9, 2019, my family and I were having a late breakfast at about noon and Trace Naija, the popular music channel on DSTV, was on and featuring songs by top Nigerian artistes. Then I popped this question to no one in particular: who [...]

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    Basic education for Nigeria’s poor

Basic education for Nigeria’s poor

Suddenly, attention is shifting to Okotie-Eboh Primary School in Delta State. A video that has gone viral on social media shows little Miss Success Adebor protesting that her school sent her home because her parents failed to pay her exam fees. “Oh poor girl! Even the school is dilapidated!” And emergency “philanthropists” are sending in cash to enable her pay [...]

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    U-19 cricket: Nigeria shines in African qualifiers, trumps Uganda

U-19 cricket: Nigeria shines in African qualifiers, trumps Uganda

The Nigeria’s Under-19 cricket team, Junior Green Yellow, set one foot at the World Cup on Wednesday after upsetting tournament favourite Uganda with 30 runs to remain the only unbeaten team at the South Africa 2020 World Cup African qualifiers in Windhoek, Namibia.Although the Nigerians struggled in the openings stages of the game as they lost 4 wickets in the [...]

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    ‘I’d love to meet you’ — Bill Clinton invites 8-year-old Nigerian chess genius

‘I’d love to meet you’ — Bill Clinton invites 8-year-old Nigerian chess genius

Bill Clinton, former US president, has asked to meet Tanitoluwa Adewumi, the eight-year-old Nigerian chess genius conquering the world of chess in the US.Over the weekend, New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, wrote extensively about Adewunmi’s historic rise in Manhattan, and how he just won his category at the New York State chess championship.Adewumi, whose family reportedly fled Nigeria because of the Boko [...]

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    Ex-Senate president writes Trump over US report on corruption in Nigeria

Ex-Senate president writes Trump over US report on corruption in Nigeria

Former Senate President Ameh Ebute has written a letter to Donald Trump over the recent report by US Department of State titled, “2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.”In the report, the American government accused the federal government and state agents, particularly, the Nigerian military of arbitrary and unlawful killings and an array of other sundry crimes bothering on human [...]

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    Nigeria and its lag in international trade development and treaty polices

Nigeria and its lag in international trade development and treaty polices

BY SAMUEL SAMIAI ANDREWSNigeria’s refusal to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AFCFTA) raises beyond economic and political issues, but fundamentally her lack of policy direction and capacity to compete in the global international or African regional trade space.From the early International trade agreements, from Berne Convention to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Related Aspects [...]

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    Ex-US ambassador describes Nigeria’s presidential poll as bad news for democracy

Ex-US ambassador describes Nigeria’s presidential poll as bad news for democracy

John Campbell, former US ambassador to Nigeria, says the 2019 presidential election in the country has been bad news for democracy.Campbell, who also served as US Department of State foreign service officer from 1975 to 2007, said the election was "marred by historically low turnout and credible allegations of rigging".In his election post-mortem for the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, Campbell, [...]

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    Nigeria 2019: ‘Eshu Laalu’ as polling agent

Nigeria 2019: ‘Eshu Laalu’ as polling agent

Here is yet another account of what I saw in the politics of Ogun State and Nigeria. One of my early teachable moments was the realization that you are required to dress like the people whose votes you are looking for, and operate at that level, be like them, connect with them. When the 2019 political struggle began, I used [...]

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