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    UK analyst rates Moghalu as Nigeria’s most intriguing presidential candidate

UK analyst rates Moghalu as Nigeria’s most intriguing presidential candidate

Ian King, a UK business analyst and Sky News presenter, has described Kingsley Moghalu as the most intriguing candidate in the 2019 presidential election.A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Moghalu is seeking to unseat Buhari under the platform of the Young Progressive Party (YPP).Among his key manifestos are fight against poverty and unemployment, as well [...]

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    Miss Nigeria withdraws registration fee for 2018 pageant

Miss Nigeria withdraws registration fee for 2018 pageant

The organisers of Miss Nigeria say there will be no registration fee for the 2018 edition of the pageant.The announcement was made on Tuesday during a press conference held in Lagos. [...]

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    ‘Nigeria Air didn’t lack investors’ — Sirika contradicts Lai

‘Nigeria Air didn’t lack investors’ — Sirika contradicts Lai

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says it is untrue that the Nigeria Air project was suspended over lack of investors.In a statement issued on his behalf d by James Odaudu, deputy director, media and public affairs, ministry of transportation, Sirika said a number of “well-grounded” investors were ready to key into the project.The minister's comment contradicts that of [...]

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    FG: Why we suspended Nigeria Air

FG: Why we suspended Nigeria Air

The federal government says it suspended the national carrier project due to investor apathy.Addressing journalists on Monday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, explained that investors who were supposed to partner with the government on the project were no longer forthcoming.It was recently announced that Nigeria Air, which was supposed to [...]

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    FG releases N22.6bn to retirees of Nigeria Airways — after 15 years

FG releases N22.6bn to retirees of Nigeria Airways — after 15 years

The federal government has released N22.68 billion to settle part of the retirement benefits of former workers of Nigeria Airways.Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday.Ahmed also said the government had approved the release of N20 billion to revitalise public universities in line with demands of the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU).She said the money [...]

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    Senate has failed Nigerians, says Ndume

Senate has failed Nigerians, says Ndume

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says the upper legislative chamber has failed in its responsibility to Nigerians.Speaking during a NAN forum on Sunday in Abuja, Ndume blamed this on the leadership of Senate President Bukola Saraki.He also said Saraki could not be in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and still be the head of the senate.Ndume said as minority [...]

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    ‘I don’t believe foreigners are involved in Nigeria killings’ – French envoy contradicts Buhari

‘I don’t believe foreigners are involved in Nigeria killings’ – French envoy contradicts Buhari

Denys Gauer, outgoing French ambassador to Nigeria, says he does not believe that foreigners are involved in the killings across the country.The French's envoy position contradicts that of President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari had said that the killings are as a result of the influx of mercenaries from the Sahel region.“It has always been there, but now made worse by the influx [...]

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    After releasing star-studded ‘Afrobeat Mix’, Major Lazer to perform in Nigeria

After releasing star-studded ‘Afrobeat Mix’, Major Lazer to perform in Nigeria

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    That Nigeria Air’s financial jamboree

That Nigeria Air’s financial jamboree

Every strategic manager understands the importance and principles that guide successful project management. This starts with clear objective with regards to project viability, documented tactical process; shrewd resource management as well as clear outcome before embarking on any journey.Unfortunately, when it comes to public fund, emotion and populist theory often take the centre stage. Projects are products of popularity, [...]

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    Abdulsalami: 2019 polls must not lead to Nigeria’s disintegration

Abdulsalami: 2019 polls must not lead to Nigeria’s disintegration

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, says he will forever be an enemy of anyone who tries to hinder the democratic development of Nigeria or plunge the country into crisis.He said this at the maiden edition of General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture, organised by the staff and students of the Abdulsalami Abubakar Post Graduate Students’ Hall of the University [...]

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    The latest low from PMB: Indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air logo, not Nigeria Air

The latest low from PMB: Indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air logo, not Nigeria Air

To start with, we cannot truly move forward as a nation until we start putting politics where it belongs, asking critical questions that will take us out of the current woods we have found ourselves. Each time we allow politics to block our collective reasoning; it sets us backward as a people. Our bane in Nigeria is the version of [...]

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    Report: Nigerian women committed 1.8m abortions in 2017

Report: Nigerian women committed 1.8m abortions in 2017

A survey conducted by the Performance Monitoring and Accountability (PMA2020) in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has shown that Nigerian women committed 1.8 million abortions in 2017.Presenting the results of the survey on Thursday, Suzanne Bell, a scientist at John Hopkins School of Public Health, said a majority of the abortions were done by young girls in secondary [...]

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    How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

Several Nigerian players were in action as the UEFA Europa League resumed Thursday. We begin with Arsenal's 4-2 win over Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium.Alex Iwobi provided an assist for the Gunners and was taken off in the 70th minute.Victor Moses' woes at Chelsea continued as he was benched for the entirety of the 1-0 win at PAOK Thessaloniki.Chuba Akpom wasn't [...]

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    Ogbanje Nigeria Air was a hustle for the boys

Ogbanje Nigeria Air was a hustle for the boys

Nigeria Air was still-birthed because it was never meant to reach parturition in the first place. It was a grand scam. A cash-out for the boys; though I fell for it.When Hadi Siriki, minister of aviation, displayed a nondescript logo announcing that Nigeria Air would launch in December, I became seized by national fervour. In my rapture, I praised the [...]

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    Ex-A’Ibom deputy governor: N’assembly leadership taking Nigerians for granted

Ex-A’Ibom deputy governor: N’assembly leadership taking Nigerians for granted

Patrick Ekpotu, former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom, says the leadership of the national assembly is taking Nigerians for granted by refusing to reconvene and discharge its duties.Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, adjourned plenary in July shortly after the police laid a siege to the residences of the nation’s number three citizen [...]

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    Army: Nigerian troops well-equipped to face any terrorist group

Army: Nigerian troops well-equipped to face any terrorist group

The Nigeria army says the military is winning the fight against terrorism and is well-equipped to defeat Boko Haram insurgents.In a statement on Wednesday, the military expressed concern about "mischievous reports" aimed at discrediting the efforts of troops in the north-east. John Agim, acting director of defence information, released the statement in reaction to a Reuters report which said Nigerian troops were struggling [...]

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