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    Unhealthy abattoirs in Nigeria –recommendations and solutions

Unhealthy abattoirs in Nigeria –recommendations and solutions

BY KIKIOPE OLUWARORE In our previous articles, we thoroughly discussed the dire issues of unhealthy abattoirs in Nigeria, using the Bodija Abattoir in Ibadan as a case study. Here, we elucidated on their poor environmental state and the unscrupulous meat processing activities carried out by the butchers. We also discussed the shady acts of selling infected meat, a common practice in [...]

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    Nigeria maintain 51st position in FIFA world rankings

Nigeria maintain 51st position in FIFA world rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria maintained their 51st position in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on Thursday.The three-time African champions also remained unmoved on the continent, maintaining their ninth spot.The Eagles’ Group D 2018 FIFA World Cup opponents, Argentina, are fourth while Croatia moved from 17th to 15th and Iceland from 22th to 20th.Africa’s other representatives at next [...]

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    Does Buhari really love Nigeria?

Does Buhari really love Nigeria?

I still do not know why President Muhammadu Buhari is in mortal fear of prospects that we need to discuss the restructuring of Nigeria. From his utterances each time he found the gumption to speak on the issue, the President sounds like giving Nigerians the opportunity to talk about these issues might lead to the breaking-up of the country and [...]

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    Nigerian businessman jailed for ‘swindling UK public services of £13m’

Nigerian businessman jailed for ‘swindling UK public services of £13m’

Walter Wagbatsoma, a Nigerian businessman, has been jailed for three years and six months in the UK.The jail term is for his alleged role in an international conspiracy which defrauded the UK public services, including Lincolnshire's mental health NHS trust, of over £13m.Wagbatsoma, 47, and his co-conspirators reportedly rang up hospitals, councils, schools and housing associations, posing as a legitimate [...]

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    Rising crude oil prices ‘fuelling’ smuggling of petrol from Nigeria

Rising crude oil prices ‘fuelling’ smuggling of petrol from Nigeria

Supply and distribution of premium motor spirit (PMS), commonly known as petrol, has risen by 50 percent over the past four months, according to federal government statistics.   [...]

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    UN appoints Nigerian to head investigation into killing of Burundians

UN appoints Nigerian to head investigation into killing of Burundians

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, has appointed Chikadibia Obiakor to lead a special investigation into the killing of Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Obiakor is a retired lieutenant general.Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general in New York, announced this in a statement issued in New York.No fewer than 35 Burundian refugees were killed and [...]

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    Richest Nigerians ‘got 47 percent’ of national income in 2016

Richest Nigerians ‘got 47 percent’ of national income in 2016

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says 20 percent of the richest Nigerians got 46.63 percent of the national income in 2016.According to the Snapshot of Inequality in Nigeria report released by the bureau, the "poorest of the poor" in the population consumed 2.56 percent of goods and services."With respect to consumption shares (and using consumption as a proxy for [...]

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    Court orders Eze, Nigerian billionaire, to pay £1m to British couple

Court orders Eze, Nigerian billionaire, to pay £1m to British couple

A UK court has ordered Arthur Eze, a Nigerian businessman, to pay £1m in damages to Richard and Deborah Conway, a British couple, for pulling out of a deal to buy their seven-bed London mansion.The couple had reached an agreement of £5 million with Eze who reportedly paid 10 percent deposit.When Eze failed to fulfil the terms of the agreement, [...]

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    Dogara laments: All is not well… Nigeria is now being painted red with blood

Dogara laments: All is not well… Nigeria is now being painted red with blood

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has lamented the killings in various parts of the country.In his address to lawmakers when they resumed from recess on Tuesday, Dogara frowned at the violence in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Rivers, Zamfara, and Adamawa states."Indeed at no time in the recent past has the nation’s peace and unity been so vigorously [...]

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    Trump has very high regard for Nigerians, says US over ‘shithole’ comment

Trump has very high regard for Nigerians, says US over ‘shithole’ comment

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, says the administration of Donald Trump has a high regard for Nigerians.Tope Elias-Fatile, foreign ministry’s spokesperson, quoted the US ambassador as making the statement when he was represented by David Young, the embassy’s charge d’affairs, in an audience with Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs.The minister on Monday summoned the US ambassador to clarify [...]

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    How oil spills ‘lubricate’ migration from Nigeria

How oil spills ‘lubricate’ migration from Nigeria

According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), migration streams within Africa are larger than those out of Africa.In a report released in 2016, UNECA said about 31 million of the continent’s 1.2 billion population have migrated internationally, while more than half of those migrating internationally do so within Africa.Ouidah, one of the 10 major cities in Benin Republic, [...]

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    VIDEO: 6 Dubai-scale megacities, 10-lane mega highway… Bakare unveils ‘Nigeria of my dreams’

VIDEO: 6 Dubai-scale megacities, 10-lane mega highway… Bakare unveils ‘Nigeria of my dreams’

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, has outlined a range of solutions for the chronic Nigerian problem, and unveils it in a video he tagged "The Nigeria of my dreams".The video, which was presented during his state of the nation address on sunday presents six Dubai-scaled megacities in Nigeria -- one for every geopolitical zone of [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players: Leicester duo still frozen out

Keeping up with Nigerian players: Leicester duo still frozen out

Every weekend, TheCable will keep track of, and report the performance of Nigerian players abroad.Here’s how they fared this past weekend.ENGLANDChelsea and Leicester City shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw. Victor Moses and Wilfred Ndidi were in action for the Blues and Foxes respectively. Kelechi Iheanacho continued his bench-warming streak at Leicester while Ahmed Musa wasn't listed yet again.Alex [...]

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    Nigeria doesn’t need election in 2019, I can become president without election… 7 lessons from Bakare’s national address

Nigeria doesn’t need election in 2019, I can become president without election… 7 lessons from Bakare’s national address

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, says Nigeria does not need a another election in 2019.Delivering his state of the nation address at the church auditorium in Ogba, the fiery preacher said the nation needs a renegotiation of its union.Bakare added that he never said in his January 1, 2018 declaration that he will run for [...]

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    Nigeria: Is this me?

Nigeria: Is this me?

BY ABDULLAHI YUNUSAMy birth was celebrated with pomp and pageantry. The event was grand in every sense of the word. My arrival was celebrated far and near, in a manner akin to a royal festival of some sort. At my christening, revered Kings, presidents, queens, respected regional, continental and world leaders converged on the beautiful city of Lagos, the land [...]

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    CHAN preview: Nigeria’s counter-attacking style meets Rwanda’s sturdy defence

CHAN preview: Nigeria’s counter-attacking style meets Rwanda’s sturdy defence

Nigeria's 2018 Africa Nations Championship campaign will kick off against Rwanda at the Stade Ibn Batouta on Monday.In their respective final warm-up matches, Nigeria played a 0-0 draw with Cameroon while Rwanda slumped to a 4-1 defeat by Algeria.The CHAN Eagles will face a side that is built on solid defending but with few technically gifted players in attack. The [...]

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