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    Cricket takes a plunge for Nigeria’s sporting interest

Cricket takes a plunge for Nigeria’s sporting interest

While the debate on which sport will queue behind the popular ones like football and athletics in the country is on, contesting for hearts of incessantly betrayed sports loyalist (and of course the lion’s share of government’s funding), cricket, a rather distance alternative, is pulling forward; and strongly too.On the hot Saturday afternoon of January 26, 2019, at the most [...]

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    FG kicks as Ghana deports 723 Nigerians in one year

FG kicks as Ghana deports 723 Nigerians in one year

Michael Abikoye, Nigerian high commissioner to Ghana, has protested the "inhuman treatment" of Nigerians by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS).At a meeting between him and Kwame Takyi, the comptroller-general of GIS, the high commissioner said 723 Nigerians were deported over alleged illegal stay, cybercrime and prostitution between the January 2018 and January 2019.According to him, 81 Nigerians were deported over [...]

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    Nigeria is a scary place to be, Simi laments

Nigeria is a scary place to be, Simi laments

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    Professor Yakubu perceptibly doesn’t respect Nigerians

Professor Yakubu perceptibly doesn’t respect Nigerians

It was shameful and shocking enough for the last Saturday elections to be postponed in the wee hours of the 16th of February, 2019, but more discreditable and appalling was the way some bootlicking and politicians-worshipping citizens reacted to the ignoble occurrence that make the whole world shook their head—in pity for us. What a glib and flippant nation we [...]

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    Meet Wendy, Nigeria’s NASA whizz who is the ‘most promising engineer in US government’

Meet Wendy, Nigeria’s NASA whizz who is the ‘most promising engineer in US government’

One of Nigeria's greatest strength -- and perhaps weakness -- is her ability to make global headlines for birthing some of the most ingenious people to have walked the planet.Today, on this episode of Nigeria's talent export is Wendy Okolo, one of the first black women to bag a doctorate -- not honorary -- degree in aerospace engineering, anywhere on [...]

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    Why can’t Nigeria get its election timetable right?

Why can’t Nigeria get its election timetable right?

Had everything gone to plan, a new or recycled Nigerian President would have emerged by now. But it wasn’t to be. Roughly five hours to the scheduled commencement of voting on Saturday morning, Mahmood Yakubu, a Professor and Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), announced a one-week postponement, citing sabotage, bad weather and other logistical challenges. But the [...]

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    Nigerian Breweries made N19.4bn profit in 2018 — all will go to shareholders

Nigerian Breweries made N19.4bn profit in 2018 — all will go to shareholders

Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced a profit after tax (PAT) of N19.4 billion for the 2018 financial year.The company also made revenue of N324.4 billion during the year under review, according to its audited financial results released to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.In a statement on Monday, Uaboi Agbebaku, the company’s legal director, said after-tax profit recorded in 2018 was [...]

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    We won’t allow Obasanjo, PDP kill Nigeria, says ex-Senate president

We won’t allow Obasanjo, PDP kill Nigeria, says ex-Senate president

Former Senate President Ameh Ebute says the alliance between ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will wreak havoc on Nigeria.The elder statesman made this claim at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.Ebute, who leads the Congress for Patriotic Citizens (CPC), therefore, called on Nigerians to rise up to the challenge of confronting and subduing [...]

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    Nigeria ‘deserves better leader like Buhari’

Nigeria ‘deserves better leader like Buhari’

The Association of Nigerian Scholars in the Diaspora (ANSD) has expressed disappointment at the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had last shifted the polls, hinging its reason on logistics.The scholars said the postponement had caused severe hardships to many Nigerian voters and candidates, especially those who traveled down to exercise their franchise.A [...]

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    My #NigeriaDecides2019 diary: And they came like thieves at night

My #NigeriaDecides2019 diary: And they came like thieves at night

Dateline: Friday, February 15, 9pm, Abuja, Area 3 Shopping Plaza. I dash off to the petrol station to fill up my tank for the assignment of the much awaited presidential election of February 16. On my way home, I get a call from my dear wife reminding me about buying stuff she needs to make small chops, which I had elected to [...]

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    Saraki on poll shift: Nigerians will definitely punish this government

Saraki on poll shift: Nigerians will definitely punish this government

Senate President Bukola has blamed the postponement of the presidential and national assembly polls on the alleged incompetence of the government.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the postponement in the wee hours of Saturday.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, had explained that the logistics challenge caused the inability of the commission to proceed with the electoral process.Commenting on the development, Saraki, in [...]

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    ADP candidate: Postponement of polls should strengthen resolve to change Nigeria

ADP candidate: Postponement of polls should strengthen resolve to change Nigeria

Ese Owie, Action Democratic Party (ADP) senatorial candidate in Edo south, says postponement of the elections should strengthen the determination of citizens in their bid to change the "trajectory" of Nigeria.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the polls in the early hours of Saturday, citing logistics challenge.In a statement, Owie asked those in the district to exercise restraint over the [...]

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    Wedding plans ruined, business crippled — Nigerians count the cost of postponed elections

Wedding plans ruined, business crippled — Nigerians count the cost of postponed elections

Millions of Nigerians went to bed Friday evening getting ready to vote during presidential and national assembly polls but by the time they woke up, things had changed. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had shifted the exercise by a week, citing logistics challenge.As expected, Nigerians expressed dissatisfaction, with some politicians trading blames. The cost of the postponement translated into [...]

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    EXTRA: Alomo Bitters sold 13.9m bottles in Nigeria in 2018

EXTRA: Alomo Bitters sold 13.9m bottles in Nigeria in 2018

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    ‘Nigerians are waiting’ — and other reactions in anticipation of INEC’s pronouncement on elections

‘Nigerians are waiting’ — and other reactions in anticipation of INEC’s pronouncement on elections

Just when Nigerians were getting set for the presidential and national assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) went into an emergency meeting.The leadership of the commission summoned stakeholders to the meeting over logistics challenges on the eve of the elections.In some states, materials had not arrived as of 9pm. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the [...]

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    We are looking up to you, ECOWAS tells Nigeria on elections

We are looking up to you, ECOWAS tells Nigeria on elections

Ellen Johnson SirLeaf, head of ECOWAS observation mission, say Nigeria has to get it right in the February 16 presidential and parliamentary elections because West Africa is looking up to the country.She said this when she led a delegation of seven to the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room in Abuja on the eve of the presidential election.The former president of [...]

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