Thursday, August 22, 2019

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    Nigerian robbed, murdered in South Africa

Nigerian robbed, murdered in South Africa

Suspected hoodlums have killed Obinna Ayanele, a Nigerian living in South Africa.Ayanele, a 46-year-old, is from Ideato north local government area of Imo state, was reportedly attacked him at his shop in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg.In a statement on Wednesday, Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), said he was stabbed a number of times before he died.Olubajo said until [...]

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    Insurgency and banditry: How Nigerian military can win the peace

Insurgency and banditry: How Nigerian military can win the peace

For too long concerned Nigerians have been expressing loss of faith in the security architecture of our country. The complainants justify their gripe with the fact that there has not been any time in the history of Nigeria, apart from the period preceding and during the civil war,  that more human lives were lost owing to religious insurgence or violent [...]

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    FG petitions Ukraine over death of Nigerian medical doctor

FG petitions Ukraine over death of Nigerian medical doctor

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), says the agency has petitioned the Ukraine government over the death of Bolade Ejemai, a Nigerian medical doctor.She confirmed this in a statement Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the commission’s head of media, issued on her behalf on Tuesday.The 30-year-old medical doctor was allegedly murdered by one Victoria Popvrako, a 36-year-old Ukrainian and [...]

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    NFF: Siasia gave his all to Nigeria, we’ll investigate his FIFA Ban

NFF: Siasia gave his all to Nigeria, we’ll investigate his FIFA Ban

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed that its lawyers have started to review the decision against former Nigeria player and coach Samson Siasia by the FIFA Ethics Committee.Siasia was banned for life on Friday from all football-related activities on bribery and matches manipulation.In a statement by NFF on Monday, Seyi Akinwunmi, acting president of NFF who also is a [...]

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    Mr. President is not qualified to be president of Nigeria

Mr. President is not qualified to be president of Nigeria

Anywhere else, it would be an open and shut case that President Buhari is not qualified to be president of Nigeria.  Nevertheless, he has been president for the past 4 years.  The question that remains is this: will he continue to get away with violating the law?  Or has he finally met his Waterloo? The case against Buhari being president is [...]

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    P&ID vs Nigeria: A review

P&ID vs Nigeria: A review

The report that a commercial court in the UK has ruled that Nigeria must pay a UK firm, Process and Industrial Development Limited (P & ID) a sum of $9.6 billion or have its assets in the UK to the tune of that amount forfeited has generated more than a little interest. For a country with a foreign reserve of [...]

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    MTN Nigeria overtakes Dangote Cement as NSE’s largest company

MTN Nigeria overtakes Dangote Cement as NSE’s largest company

MTN Nigeria has become the largest company by market capitalisation on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).At the end of trading on Monday, MTN Nigeria's shares closed at N138.70 per share bringing the company's market capitalisation to N2.82 trillion as against Dangote Cement's N2.81 trillion.Shares belonging to Dangote Cement closed at N164.5 per share.In May when MTN Nigeria listed on the [...]

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    Ekweremadu returns to Nigeria, speaks on attack in Germany

Ekweremadu returns to Nigeria, speaks on attack in Germany

Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, has returned to Nigeria after the attack on him by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany.The lawmaker was attending the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo in Germany when the embarrassing incident took place.Speaking at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Monday, the lawmaker narrated how [...]

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    Five Nigerian schoolgirls create app to finance education of poor children

Five Nigerian schoolgirls create app to finance education of poor children

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    A word on the Nigerian ‘activist’

A word on the Nigerian ‘activist’

When renowned columnist Mohammed Haruna was appointed INEC National Commissioner from North Central in 2016, he wrote a farewell article which was published in some national dailies. In that article, he reflected on what it took to become a newspaper columnist when they began writing in the late 1970s and what it took now; he also discussed the future of [...]

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    Congratulations, IBB. But the real Nigerians will always ‘look down’ on you

Congratulations, IBB. But the real Nigerians will always ‘look down’ on you

If we didn’t know better, we would have thought the subject of such effusive praise on his 78th birthday is a leader in the mould of the great Nelson Mandela. Abubakar Bello, Governor of Niger State, described him as “the legend of our time… not only an exceptional and exemplary leader but also as a peacemaker of international repute”. Ifeanyi [...]

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    ‘He’s not a Nigerian’ — APC asks tribunal to dismiss Atiku’s petition

‘He’s not a Nigerian’ — APC asks tribunal to dismiss Atiku’s petition

President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have urged the presidential election petitions tribunal to dismiss the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its candidate, challenging the February 23 general election on technicalities and evidential grounds.The prayers formed the gamut of other requests contained in both Buhari and APC’s final addresses to be [...]

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    Nigerian, who swallowed 67 wraps of cocaine, jailed in UK

Nigerian, who swallowed 67 wraps of cocaine, jailed in UK

The Isleworth Crown court in the United Kingdom on Friday sentenced Samuel Nwankwo, a 27-year-old Nigerian man, to four years in prison over drug trafficking.According to the Crown Prosecution Service, the principal public agency for conducting criminal prosecutions in England and Wales, Nwankwo, who is a resident of Eastfield in Peterborough, ingested 67 wraps of cocaine worth £82,210 in Brazil before [...]

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    IPOB attack: Address issues causing agitations among Nigerians, PDP tells Buhari

IPOB attack: Address issues causing agitations among Nigerians, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, ex-senate president, by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Ekweremadu was attacked by some members of IPOB on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany.In a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesperson, the party said the attack on the former senate president was unprovoked and cannot be justified.It added that  the [...]

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    Nigerian medical student killed in Ukraine

Nigerian medical student killed in Ukraine

The family of Gbolade Ejemai, a 30-year-old, Nigerian medical student, who was murdered in Kharkov, Ukraine, allegedly by one Victoria Popvrako, is crying out for justice.Up to 150 Nigerians living in the diaspora have been murdered across countries such as South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China and Ukraine, in the last three and half years.Ejemai, a final year medical student of [...]

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    P&ID’s court victory against Nigeria requires a political solution

P&ID’s court victory against Nigeria requires a political solution

A British Commercial Court has asked Nigeria to pay $9bn to Process & Industrial Developments Ltd. (P&ID), a tiny engineering company founded in 2006 by two Irishmen, Michael Quinn and Brendan Cahill.In 2010, P&ID reached a deal with the Nigerian government to build a natural gas plant in Calabar, but the deal fell through. Thus, P&ID sued the Nigerian government [...]

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