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    Who will save Nigerian varsities? Even the leaders can’t risk their children attending them

Who will save Nigerian varsities? Even the leaders can’t risk their children attending them

On Wednesday, Laolu Akande, spokesman to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, tweeted that his principal "is in the UK to witness the son’s graduation ceremony."In the blink of an eye, that tweet triggered a heated debate online: some argued it is a reminder of how even Nigeria’s leaders do not believe in the country’s education system while others rose in defence of [...]

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    Tinubu: Let’s ignore political affiliation and end criminality in Nigeria

Tinubu: Let’s ignore political affiliation and end criminality in Nigeria

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on lovers of peace to unite and put an end to the crimes in Nigeria.Tinubu made the call during the commendation service and night of tribute held in memory of the late Olufunke Olakunri, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader.The event held at the harbour point in [...]

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    Ethnic profiling of criminals may lead Nigeria to anarchy, say Falana, Balarabe Musa

Ethnic profiling of criminals may lead Nigeria to anarchy, say Falana, Balarabe Musa

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, and Balarabe Musa, former governor of Kaduna, have warned against ethnic profiling of criminals, saying it may lead to a complete state of anarchy in the country.In a statement jointly issued on Sunday, the two eminent Nigerians stated that it is high time all stakeholders put hands together to save the country from disintegration.They also [...]

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    Google celebrates Emecheta, Nigerian author, on 75th posthumous birthday

Google celebrates Emecheta, Nigerian author, on 75th posthumous birthday

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    FULL LIST: Ighalo only Nigerian player in AFCON’s best XI

FULL LIST: Ighalo only Nigerian player in AFCON’s best XI

Odion Ighalo has been named as one of the best eleven from the just concluded 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.Ighalo is the only Nigerian in the African best XI named by Confederation of African Football on Saturday morning.The list was mainly by Senegal and Algeria players.The 30-year old scored five goals to win the highest goal scorer gong [...]

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    The passage of a teacher, college administrator and an illustrious Nigerian

The passage of a teacher, college administrator and an illustrious Nigerian

BY BABATUNDE AJAYIIt was quite unusual in those days to find a young man of 36 at the helm of affairs of a higher institution. It was even very rare that such a young man had already earned a doctorate overseas and had returned to Nigeria to serve the fatherland. Engr. Dr. Olugbenro Adeyemi Ajayi was such a rare gem [...]

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    ’19 arrested’ as police crack down on Nigerian mafia in Italy

’19 arrested’ as police crack down on Nigerian mafia in Italy

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    Don Jazzy tips Nigerian artistes to shine at 2020 Grammys

Don Jazzy tips Nigerian artistes to shine at 2020 Grammys

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    I saw hell in Ghana, says prof accused of inciting Nigerians

I saw hell in Ghana, says prof accused of inciting Nigerians

Augustine Nwagbara, a professor from the University of Lagos, said he suffered a harrowing experience with Ghanaian authorities while on sabbatical leave.Nwagbara narrated the ordeal on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit to Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), in Abuja.He said the video of him that went viral on the social media where he [...]

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    Green architecture and sustainable economic growth in Nigeria

Green architecture and sustainable economic growth in Nigeria

BY SAMER  ZODYou don't need a green roof, a vertical garden or a green wall to live in a green building. Climate change will not destroy the Earth. The planet will go on for millions of years, long after human life has expired but climate change, however, can destroy the species of life on Earth that cannot adapt fast enough to [...]

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    Nigerian author wins most prestigious sci-fi prize in UK

Nigerian author wins most prestigious sci-fi prize in UK

Tade Thompson, a Nigerian-British author and psychologist, has won the Arthur C. Clarke award for science fiction, UK’s most prestigious prize for works within the literary category. [...]

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    Nigeria in ‘easy group’ with Benin, Lesotho for 2021 AFCON qualifiers

Nigeria in ‘easy group’ with Benin, Lesotho for 2021 AFCON qualifiers

Nigeria has been drawn in an "easy group" for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification series.The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on Benin, Sierra Leone and Lesotho on in group L to qualify for the 33rd AFCON in Cameroon.The draw ceremony was anchored by Anthony Bafoe, CAF deputy secretary at the Marriot Hotel, Cairo.Africa's number one on FIFA [...]

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    When will Nigeria’s higher institutions embrace open book exam?

When will Nigeria’s higher institutions embrace open book exam?

Last Wednesday, the authorities of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, burnt thousands of telephones seized from its students to ashes. It said it did this in its bid to curb examination malpractices. While some analysts have estimated that the telephones’ worth could be above N15 million, it’s really difficult to put a cost to the phones.To the school authorities, taking that step [...]

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    US honours Nigerian imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings

US honours Nigerian imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings

The US has honoured Abdullahi Abubakar, the 83-year-old Muslim cleric who hid over 200 people, including Christians, during an attack in Plateau state last year.Abubakar and four others from Sudan, Brazil, Iraq and Cyprus were honoured with the first-ever International Religious Freedom Award (IRFA).In June 2018, Abubakar hid over 200 people he saw fleeing an attack in Barkin Ladi local [...]

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    Will Nigeria be able to float the Naira?

Will Nigeria be able to float the Naira?

The stabilizing economic conditions in Egypt almost three years after allowing its currency to float serves as a clear reminder to Nigeria that Egypt made the right decision.Today, when comparing the two nations side-by-side Egypt stands tall while Nigeria continues to nurse wounds inflicted from depreciating oil prices.While inflation in Egypt has slowed to single digits with growth projected to [...]

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    Toni Braxton: I can’t wait to learn Yoruba so I can sing Nigerian songs right

Toni Braxton: I can’t wait to learn Yoruba so I can sing Nigerian songs right

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