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    We may impose strict visa rules on Nigeria, says EU

We may impose strict visa rules on Nigeria, says EU

The European Union says it could impose restrictive visa rules on Nigeria if the country fails to play its part in the readmission of its citizens living illegally in the EU. According to PUNCH, Virginie Battu-Henriksson, EU spokesperson for foreign affairs and security policy, said though the number of irregular Nigerians entering the EU reduced last year, they still ranked among the [...]

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    EXTRA: I consume, rub fire around my penis, says Nigerian fire-eater

EXTRA: I consume, rub fire around my penis, says Nigerian fire-eater

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    No Nigerian among 29 foreigners infected with coronavirus, says China

No Nigerian among 29 foreigners infected with coronavirus, says China

"So far, 126,363 are now under medical observation, who have been identified as having had close contacts with infected patients. Also, 29 foreign citizens in China have been infected. "Among them, 18 had recovered and were discharged from hospital, two were dead and nine are still under quarantine and treatment. No Nigerians are infected." Some Nigerians in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit [...]

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    Pete Edochie: Nigerian men who kneel to propose are idiots

Pete Edochie: Nigerian men who kneel to propose are idiots

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    Nigeria’s Bonaventure scores as Man United draw in Brugge

Nigeria’s Bonaventure scores as Man United draw in Brugge

Club Brugge were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United in their Europa League round-of 32 encounter in Belgium with Anthony Martial cancelling out Emmanuel Bonaventure’s goal. The striker, who has played in all of Club Brugge's six European games this season, led the former Belgium Super League champions' attack while Ighalo continues to warm his way up the Red [...]

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    Nigerian govt directionless, says PDP senator

Nigerian govt directionless, says PDP senator

Matthew Urhoghide, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Edo state, says the Nigerian government is directionless when it comes to planning. Urhoghide said this on Thursday while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Stellah Oduah, senator representing Anambra north. Oduah's motion was on the need to "establish a visionary budget-driven national planning framework for Nigeria." While speaking, the Edo [...]

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    Buhari and Femi Adesina – what are you doing to Nigeria’s future?

Buhari and Femi Adesina – what are you doing to Nigeria’s future?

I was rereading Mr Femi Adesina's vehement pronouncement at Mrs Farida Waziri's book launch and the part that got me was his claim that Buhari declared his assets openly in 2015 but chose not to declare openly in 2019 and that it was his (Buhari’s) prerogative since the constitution does not say he should declare openly. He also said that [...]

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    President Buhari, Nigeria is at tipping point

President Buhari, Nigeria is at tipping point

In many ways the massacre of scores of persons and abduction of many more by Boko Haram insurgents at a checkpoint in the town of Auno, some 25 kilometres to Maiduguri the capital city of Borno state represents a turning point not just in president Buhari’s war against insecurity, but more significantly on the direction that the administration is taking [...]

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    Zulum: Nigerian Army needs 100,000 more soldiers to defeat Boko Haram

Zulum: Nigerian Army needs 100,000 more soldiers to defeat Boko Haram

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    Buhari: Nigerians feel lawmakers pocket a lot of money despite doing little

Buhari: Nigerians feel lawmakers pocket a lot of money despite doing little

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians perceive the members of the national assembly as people who are “overly comfortable” and “stuff wads of currency notes into their pockets for little work done.” Buhari said this during the launch of the Green Chamber magazine, a publication of the house of representatives, in Abuja on Wednesday. The president, who was represented by Lai Mohammed, minister [...]

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    World Bank approves $2.185bn to tackle extreme poverty, corruption in Nigeria

World Bank approves $2.185bn to tackle extreme poverty, corruption in Nigeria

The World Bank has approved $2.185 billion to support six projects that it says would support the country's development. According to a statement released on Tuesday, the bank said the projects will include improving immunization, enabling a stronger business environment for the private sector, expanding the digital economy to promote job creation, and increasing public and private sector capacity on governance [...]

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    FULL LIST: Covenant University only Nigerian institution to make world’s 100 best varsities in emerging economies

FULL LIST: Covenant University only Nigerian institution to make world’s 100 best varsities in emerging economies

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    Report: Nigeria has one of the worst 4G connections in the world

Report: Nigeria has one of the worst 4G connections in the world

OpenSignal, an independent global standard for analysing consumer mobile experience, has ranked Nigeria as one of the countries with the worst 4G connection in the world. The organisation said it conducted a survey between January 1 and March 31, 2019, on the state of mobile network experience, to provide the benchmark to assess the extent "the real-world 5G experience will be [...]

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    Nigeria’s inflation hits near two-year high, IMF strikes again

Nigeria’s inflation hits near two-year high, IMF strikes again

Rising inflationary pressures could not have come at the worst possible time for Nigeria. The country is currently grappling with lower oil prices and fears over the coronavirus’s impact on the global economy. Consumer prices in Africa’s largest economy jumped 12.1% in January as food shortages caused by the border closures continued to boost the prices of staples. With inflation rising for [...]

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    From mass weddings to special assistants on street lights: Political genius in Nigeria

From mass weddings to special assistants on street lights: Political genius in Nigeria

Political genius has flown under the radar for far too long in Nigeria. There is a need to appreciate and publicize the level of political acumen and sagacity from the top echelons of power. Organizing mass weddings is one cardinal part of political genius in Nigeria. It fulfils the divine command to procreate and replenish the earth. Why would anyone [...]

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    FG secures release of Nigerian placed on death row in Saudi

FG secures release of Nigerian placed on death row in Saudi

Ibrahim Ibrahim (pictured left), an indigene of Zamfara state who was placed on death row in Saudi Arabia, has been rescued. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) announced this in a statement on Tuesday. According to the statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, NIDCOM's head of media and public relations, Ibrahim, a cleric, fell victim to a drug-trafficking syndicate when he travelled to [...]

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