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    Saraki: Nigerians voted Buhari but a cabal is in charge

Saraki: Nigerians voted Buhari but a cabal is in charge

Senate President Bukola Saraki says though Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, a cabal is now in charge of the country.Saraki who is one of the presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this when he visited members of the party in Oyo state, to solicit support ahead of the primary election.He alleged that Nigeria lacked the [...]

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    83 percent of schools in Nigeria ‘lack water supply, improved sanitation’

83 percent of schools in Nigeria ‘lack water supply, improved sanitation’

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    From 2baba to Simi, The New Yorker spotlights Nigerians ‘changing sound of pop’

From 2baba to Simi, The New Yorker spotlights Nigerians ‘changing sound of pop’

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    Report: Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, Congo by 2050

Report: Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, Congo by 2050

More than 40 percent of “extremely poor people” in the world will be living in Nigeria and DR Congo by 2050, a report by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has revealed.In the 2018 goalkeepers report released Tuesday, the foundation said by 2050, Nigeria will have 152 million people in extreme poverty out of a projected population of 429 million.It blamed [...]

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    PHOTOS: Collections, models and celebrities at African Fashion Week Nigeria

PHOTOS: Collections, models and celebrities at African Fashion Week Nigeria

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    Nigerians living in fear, says Lamido as he meets southern, middle belt leaders

Nigerians living in fear, says Lamido as he meets southern, middle belt leaders

Sule Lamido, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigerians are living in fear.Lamido said this on Monday when he met with the Southern and Middle Belt Forum in Abuja.The former Jigawa governor is the fourth aspirant to meet with the elders after former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Attahiru Bafarawa, former Sokoto governor, and [...]

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    UNICEF: More Nigerians have access to phones than toilets

UNICEF: More Nigerians have access to phones than toilets

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says more Nigerians have access to mobile phones than those with access to toilets.Zaid Jurji, chief of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), UNICEF, said this on Monday, while speaking at a workshop on European Union Niger Delta water project, in Rivers state.He said while 140 million Nigerians have mobile phones, only 97million [...]

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    EFCC tackles HSBC, says bank laundering money for corrupt Nigerians

EFCC tackles HSBC, says bank laundering money for corrupt Nigerians

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused HSBC Bank of laundering proceeds of corruption for over 50 Nigerians, including a serving senator.A recent report attributed to the bank predicted that if President Muhammadu Buhari wins his second term bid, it would “stunt the economy”.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, had on Saturday [...]

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    EFCC asks customs to place Fayose on watch list, prevent him from leaving Nigeria

EFCC asks customs to place Fayose on watch list, prevent him from leaving Nigeria

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the Nigeria customs service to place Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of Ekiti, on its watch list.Fayose, whose tenure ends on October 16, is being investigated by the EFCC for alleged abuse of office, money laundering, among others.In a letter dated September 12, and addressed to the comptroller-general of customs, the EFCC [...]

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    US court jails Nigerian accused of running global email scam

US court jails Nigerian accused of running global email scam

A Manhattan federal court in New York has sentenced Onyekachi Emmanuel Opara to five years in prison for participating in business email compromise scams.According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney for the southern district of New York, made the announcement.FBI said the sentence was based upon Opara’s participation in fraudulent business email compromise scams [...]

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    Adeosun ‘departs Nigeria’ after resignation

Adeosun ‘departs Nigeria’ after resignation

Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria's former minister of finance, has departed the country, a day after turning in her resignation letter.The minister had resigned after admitting that her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate was forged.In her resignation letter, Adeosun said she didn't know the certificate was falsified as she relied on associates to obtain it after she returned to the [...]

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    Nigerian ambassador to Qatar is dead

Nigerian ambassador to Qatar is dead

Abdullahi Wase, Nigeria's ambassador to Qatar, is dead.Tope Elias-Fatile, spokesman of the foreign affairs ministry, announced his passing in a statement on Saturday.He said Wase had been sick for some time prior to his death on Friday night."The late envoy will be buried in Doha at 7.00pm (local time) today," the statement read.“The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, received [...]

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    Ezinne Akudo appointed creative director of Miss Nigeria pageant

Ezinne Akudo appointed creative director of Miss Nigeria pageant

Ezinne Akudo, 2013 Miss Nigeria, has been appointed as the pageant’s new creative director.  [...]

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    PMB: The first president of northern Nigeria

PMB: The first president of northern Nigeria

Those who blindly approve and endorse everything Buhari does are doing a good job, provided it is putting food on their table and tossing some coins into their pocket, but if nothing is coming from it, then they are not wise, because even Mr. President—who professes to love Nigeria more than all of us is not in power, serving pro [...]

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    Nigeria’s inflation rises for the first time after 18-month decline

Nigeria’s inflation rises for the first time after 18-month decline

Nigeria's inflation has risen for the first since it started its decline in January 2017.This is according to the latest inflation report published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday.According to the report, the rate at which prices of goods and services increased in August rose to 11.23% from 11.14%."The consumer price index, (CPI) which measures inflation increased by [...]

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    Ireti Bidemi, The Vanguards… five Nigerian comic books you should read

Ireti Bidemi, The Vanguards… five Nigerian comic books you should read

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