Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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    Nigeria 2019: ‘Eshu Laalu’ as polling agent

Nigeria 2019: ‘Eshu Laalu’ as polling agent

Here is yet another account of what I saw in the politics of Ogun State and Nigeria. One of my early teachable moments was the realization that you are required to dress like the people whose votes you are looking for, and operate at that level, be like them, connect with them. When the 2019 political struggle began, I used [...]

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    Emefiele: Nigeria spends $500m on oil palm importation annually

Emefiele: Nigeria spends $500m on oil palm importation annually

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says the country expends $500 million annually on the importation of oil palm.Speaking on Monday at a stakeholders' meeting on the palm oil value chain that held in Abuja, Emefiele lamented the fact that Malaysia and Indonesia, who got oil palm seeds from Nigeria, are now the world's largest oil [...]

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    Tani, 8-year-old Nigerian chess Whizz, raises $100,000 in 48hrs

Tani, 8-year-old Nigerian chess Whizz, raises $100,000 in 48hrs

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, the eight-year-old Nigerian chess whizz who has become an internet sensation, has raised over $100,000 in just two days.Over the weekend, New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, wrote extensively about Adewunmi's historic rise in Manhattan, and how he just won his category at the New York State chess championship.Adewumi, whose family reportedly fled Nigeria because of the Boko Haram crisis, [...]

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    U-19 Cricket: Nigeria shocks Namibia in World Cup qualifier

U-19 Cricket: Nigeria shocks Namibia in World Cup qualifier

Nigeria's Under-19 Cricket team has proved bookmakers wrong by defeating host Namibia with 77 runs in the opening game of the Africa Division 1 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers played at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia, on Sunday.Nigeria won the toss and elected to bat in the encounter.Coach of the team, Uthe Ogbimi, said that the victory [...]

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    US: Nigerian government, security officials practised corruption with impunity in 2018

US: Nigerian government, security officials practised corruption with impunity in 2018

Government officials were enmeshed in widespread corruption in 2018 despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade, according to a report by the United States Department of State.The report, titled "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018" also indicted the government and security agencies for disregard for human rights.Nigeria was ranked 144 out of 180 countries in the Transparency International corruption [...]

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    Why Buhari is not Nigeria’s messiah

Why Buhari is not Nigeria’s messiah

BY ILIYASU GADUFollowing his re-election for a second term in office, those who have always held the belief that President Muhammadu Buhari is Nigeria’s messiah have found added ammunition to further promote this view. The mammoth crowds that attended his campaign rallies all around the country no doubt points to his towering political status. In the election proper he garnered some [...]

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    Many Nigerian youths are morally lost, says Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Many Nigerian youths are morally lost, says Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

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    ‘Chased by Boko Haram’, this 8-year-old Nigerian has ‘conquered the world of chess’ in the US

‘Chased by Boko Haram’, this 8-year-old Nigerian has ‘conquered the world of chess’ in the US

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, an 8-year-old Nigerian whose family reportedly fled Nigeria because of the Boko Haram crisis, is fast becoming a star in the US.In a piece, Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times' columnist, dwelt extensively on the exceptional skills that the boy possesses in the game of chess which he started learning over a year ago.Kristof said Adewumi went undefeated [...]

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    Davido becomes first Nigerian artiste to hit 10m followers on Instagram

Davido becomes first Nigerian artiste to hit 10m followers on Instagram

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    ‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

One of the survivors of the attack on two New Zealand mosques has been identified as Lateef Alabi, an imam with a Nigerian heritage.Fifty people lost their lives when a gunman identified as Brenton Tarrant invaded two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday.Those who sustained injuries are being treated in hospitals.Recounting his experience, Alabi, a leader in [...]

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    Kukah: No sane Nigerian is happy with these killings

Kukah: No sane Nigerian is happy with these killings

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, says no sane Nigerian is happy with the killings across the country.Speaking with The Sun on the sideline of the first plenary meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria in Abuja, he said there is no need to waste lives or engage in violence.He said going by the number of killings and violence recorded [...]

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    How to end rigging in Nigeria

How to end rigging in Nigeria

Let us perform an experiment. Let us make a Super Law that says if you are an elected public officer at any level of government, you must enrol all your children in public schools. You cannot send your children to private or foreign schools. If they are already in private or foreign schools, you must withdraw and enrol them in [...]

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    Open letter to Buhari on Nigerian women

Open letter to Buhari on Nigerian women

On behalf of Nigerian women home and abroad who are lovers of peace and believers in Democracy, congratulations on your victory at the just concluded presidential Elections of 23rd February 2019. This is indeed not an ordinary achievement for the majority of the Nigerian people to decide to keep faith with you despite our renowned reputation of impatience. This speaks to [...]

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    Enwezor, Nigerian art historian, dies after battle with cancer

Enwezor, Nigerian art historian, dies after battle with cancer

Okwui Enwezor, a renowned art curator, poet, and educator, has died after a battle with cancer.The Haus Der Kunst, a Germany-based non-collecting modern and contemporary art museum where he was artistic director from 2011 to 2018, confirmed his death on Friday.Enwezor had stepped down as director of the Haus der Kunst in June, citing health reasons.Two months later, [...]

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    Nigerians in action as Arsenal face Napoli, Villarreal draw Valencia in UEL quarter-finals

Nigerians in action as Arsenal face Napoli, Villarreal draw Valencia in UEL quarter-finals

Alex Iwobi's Arsenal will face a tough tie against Napoli in the last eight of the Europa League, while Samuel Chukwueze side, Villareal will settle scores with Valencia.Unai Emery's men were drawn to face the Serie A side after their dramatic comeback to beat Rennes in the last-16.The first leg initially was due to take place in Naples next month, but [...]

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    PEBEC unveils mobile app to aid Nigeria’s ease of doing business

PEBEC unveils mobile app to aid Nigeria’s ease of doing business

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has unveiled its REPORTGOV.NG mobile and online application for public service feedback and complaints.The platform, which is also a website, is expected to facilitate the escalation and resolution of issues encountered with ministries departments and agencies (MDAs) towards ensuring a more business-friendly environment.The app was launched by Okechukwu Enelamah, the minister of industry, [...]

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