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    VIDEO: Odinkalu urges Nigerians to mourn victims of killings on Monday

VIDEO: Odinkalu urges Nigerians to mourn victims of killings on Monday

Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, human rights lawyer, has called on Nigerians across the world to mourn those who have been killed in recent times.Odinkalu, a former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), said the government has neglected the dead.He called on Nigerians to participate in the #NationalDayOfMourning organised by the Civil Society Joint Nigeria Crisis Action Committee (JN-CAC) on [...]

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    Saraki, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso… nPDP leaders meet to discuss ‘how to rescue Nigeria’

Saraki, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso… nPDP leaders meet to discuss ‘how to rescue Nigeria’

Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) have held a meeting on the state of the nation.The group, known as nPDP, had in April written to the leadership of the APC to complain about being neglected by the current administration.Kawu Baraje, leader of the nPDP faction, said the recent meeting held by members [...]

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    2019: APC planning clampdown on Nigerians campaigning against it, says PDP

2019: APC planning clampdown on Nigerians campaigning against it, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to clamp down on citizens campaigning against it ahead of the 2019 elections. In a statement on Saturday, the party said the APC was never a political party meant for governance, rather "a contraption for oppression and vendetta".The statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Why comedy sells like hot cake in Nigerian cinemas, by Ramsey Nouah

INTERVIEW: Why comedy sells like hot cake in Nigerian cinemas, by Ramsey Nouah

Ramsey Nouah has been around the block of Nollywood, and while at it, he's won some accolades, attained fame and made some money. [...]

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    Crespo: I respect Oliseh, Finidi, Taribo — but Okocha is Nigeria’s greatest player

Crespo: I respect Oliseh, Finidi, Taribo — but Okocha is Nigeria’s greatest player

Hernán Crespo, Argentine football legend, on Saturday said Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha is the greatest Nigerian player.Crespo said he would never forget playing against Nigeria’s ex-internationals, especially the hard-tackling Taribo West and Celestine Babayaro, who were his teammates at Inter Milan and Chelsea, respectively.He said: “In my career I met a lot of players I had respect for and I [...]

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    Lai to TI: Nigeria has never been more transparent… we need your support

Lai to TI: Nigeria has never been more transparent… we need your support

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the country is more transparent under President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Saturday, Segun Adeyemi, media aide to Mohammed, quoted the minister as saying this when he received Delia Ferreira Rubio, chairperson of Transparency International (TI), at his office on Friday.The minister said TI has not offered the necessary support to the [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Nigerians will have swollen pockets if money diverted under Jonathan is distributed

Oshiomhole: Nigerians will have swollen pockets if money diverted under Jonathan is distributed

Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, has taken another swipe at ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.He has repeatedly lampooned the Jonathan administration for allegedly plundering the nation's wealth.Oshiomhole's latest criticism came on Friday while addressing leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo.He said if the money allegedly diverted under the Jonathan-led regime is shared among Nigerians, everyone would be [...]

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    WATCH: Falz takes cue from Childish Gambino in ‘This Is Nigeria’

WATCH: Falz takes cue from Childish Gambino in ‘This Is Nigeria’

Every now and then, when he is not rapping in a tongue-in-cheek manner about girls and the good life, Folarin 'Falz' Falana displays his conscious side. [...]

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    Nigerian family disowns daughter seeking same-sex marriage

Nigerian family disowns daughter seeking same-sex marriage

The Shoremi family from Ogun state has disowned Shalom Shoremi, one of  its daughter, for seeking to get married to a woman.In a newspaper advertorial, the family announced that it had severed all ties with Shalom.Shalom had reportedly approached a federal marriage registry for approval to consummate her marriage to her partner.The family said the application was rejected in line [...]

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    Nigerian children deprived of their childhood, says consultant

Nigerian children deprived of their childhood, says consultant

Early childhood education refers to the period of education between birth and the first eight years of life. According to UNICEF, play and stimulation in these years can and has contributed to “breaking the cycle of poverty.It also offers an entry point and platform for improving social equity and inclusion.These early years, UNICEF says, are a period of exponential brain development; especially [...]

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    PMB and OBJ: Two overrated citizens of Nigeria

PMB and OBJ: Two overrated citizens of Nigeria

Backtracking a little, a few days back, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria jumped on a plane and travelled to Benue State to identify with those who were mourning, but the president was on the inside of the state’s house—being busy with some state matters—like entertaining his support group. Each time I hear from PMB’s mouth or [...]

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    ‘Connect to chapter 41 of My Watch if you don’t have light’– Nigerians ridicule Obasanjo over ‘$16bn’ allegation

‘Connect to chapter 41 of My Watch if you don’t have light’– Nigerians ridicule Obasanjo over ‘$16bn’ allegation

Nigerians have taken to social media to comment on the "jar-war" between President Muhammadu Buhari and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.On Tuesday, Buhari said a former president has questions to answer over the $16 billion spent on power project.Obasanjo, however, fired back at Buhari,  accusing him of being ignorant.The elders statesman referred Buhari to 'My Watch', his autobiography, where he said the allegations [...]

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    Why are elections war in Nigeria?

Why are elections war in Nigeria?

Why are elections, which should be the celebration of democracy, war in Nigeria?In societies where people are in tune with the ethos of democracy, elections are the brightest moments in the lives of the citizenry.The basic definition of democracy is that it is the government of the people, by the people for the people. Periodic elections are the only way [...]

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    Nigeria eyes two positions in International Telecommunications Union

Nigeria eyes two positions in International Telecommunications Union

Nigeria will be vying for two positions at the 2018 International Telecommunications Union conference.The conference, which is themed Innovation for Smarter Digital Development, will hold in Durban, South Africa between September 10 and 23, 2018.Nigeria is seeking to be on the ITU administrative council and Williams Ijeh is seeking to be the director, in charge of the bureau for telecommunications development (BDT).According to [...]

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    Racial bias: Nigerian community in US asks Yale University to take direct action

Racial bias: Nigerian community in US asks Yale University to take direct action

The Nigerian community in the US has protested the racial bias incident against Lolade Siyanbola, a graduate student at the Yale University.The Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN) in a letter addressed to Peter Salovey, president of Yale University, and signed by Solomon Bakare, demanded direct action over the incident.Siyonbola had on May 8 posted two videos of the [...]

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    Reps summon Onyeama, Dabiri-Erewa over killing of Nigerians in South Africa

Reps summon Onyeama, Dabiri-Erewa over killing of Nigerians in South Africa

The house of representatives has summoned Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs; and Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, over the killing of Nigerians in South Africa.The summon followed a motion on the need to protect the rights and lives of Nigerians in South Africa.It was introduced during plenary on WednesdayAt least 118 [...]

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