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    Chiedu Osakwe, Nigeria’s chief trade negotiator, dies at 64

Chiedu Osakwe, Nigeria’s chief trade negotiator, dies at 64

Chiedu Osakwe, director-general of the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiation (NOTN), has died after a brief illness at the age of 64.According to a statement by Emenike Chibuzor, NOTN's head of strategy and communications, Osakwe died on Sunday, September 22, in Geneva, Switzerland where he was receiving treatment.Chibuzor stated that the ambassador, who was appointed as NOTN's pioneer director-general on [...]

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    CJN: Supreme Court of Nigeria is most hard working in the world

CJN: Supreme Court of Nigeria is most hard working in the world

Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says the Supreme Court of Nigeria is the busiest and most hardworking apex court in the world.Speaking during the 2018/2019 legal year, Muhammad said the supreme court entertained 1,874 cases of which 788 were civil, 262 criminal, and 65 political.“It is on record that we work from Monday to Friday every week: on [...]

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    Xenophobia: Nigerian students cancel trip for Robotics competition in S’Africa

Xenophobia: Nigerian students cancel trip for Robotics competition in S’Africa

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    Dave, British-Nigerian rapper, bags Mercury prize for best album in UK

Dave, British-Nigerian rapper, bags Mercury prize for best album in UK

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    Nigerian builders sign MOU with Australian counterparts

Nigerian builders sign MOU with Australian counterparts

The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB).The MOU was signed during a construction event named ‘Constructing Our World’ that held in Sydney, Australia.The institutes said the memorandum is based on efforts to improve on the methodology and technology of building construction."It is aimed at making the NIOB and [...]

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    Nigeria’s democracy derailing under Buhari, say Catholic bishops 

Nigeria’s democracy derailing under Buhari, say Catholic bishops 

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) says Nigeria's democracy is derailing under President Muhammadu Buhari. The clergies made this known in a communiqué signed by Augustine Obiora Akubeze and Camillus Raymond Umoh, president and secretary of CBCN respectively, at the end of their second plenary meeting held between September 11-20 in Abeokuta, Ogun state. The bishops said the Buhari administration lacks [...]

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    When will Nigerians free Sowore

When will Nigerians free Sowore

BY RAPHAEL ADEBAYOWe are often told that life is so stern that it hardly gives anyone a second chance at doing the same thing over again. But how do you explain the fact that Buhari is presently frittering away his second chance at being remembered for good in the annals of history?Initially, Buhari started with those that were supposedly corrupt, [...]

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    IBB to Igbo: You’ve done well to keep Nigeria together

IBB to Igbo: You’ve done well to keep Nigeria together

Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, former military head of state, says the Igbo have done well in keeping Nigeria together.Babangida said this in Minna, Niger state, when he received the Igbo Delegates Assembly (IDA) from the 19 northern states and Abuja on Saturday.The ex-military leader said Nigerians must ensure that the country remains one.“You should continue to allow your positive impacts to [...]

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    FAO says Nigeria ‘in need of external food assistance’

FAO says Nigeria ‘in need of external food assistance’

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) says Nigeria and 40 other countries across the world are in need of external food assistance.In its recently released quarterly report, 'Crop Prospects and Food Situation', the organisation said the food assistance is necessitated by high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions which are "acutely affecting food availability [...]

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    Prospects of clean energy in Nigeria boosted by AfDB’s $500,000 grant

Prospects of clean energy in Nigeria boosted by AfDB’s $500,000 grant

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $500,000 grant to support the development of clean energy in Nigeria.A statement issued by the bank on Friday said the grant was approved under the AfDB’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).SEFA is a multi-donor facility established to unlock private sector investments in small to medium-sized clean energy projects in AfricaThe statement [...]

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    Nigerians spent over N1.2bn in cinemas between July-August

Nigerians spent over N1.2bn in cinemas between July-August

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    Govs: Nigeria lost $1.3bn worth of crude oil within six months in 2019

Govs: Nigeria lost $1.3bn worth of crude oil within six months in 2019

Nigeria lost 22.6 million barrels of crude oil worth $1.35bn within the first six month of 2019, according to state governors.The governors were members of a 13-man ad hoc committee established by the National Economic Council (NEC) to investigate cases of oil theft in Niger Delta.The report of the committee, which was supported by findings from the Nigerian National Petroleum [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Uzoma Asagwara, Nigerian nurse who broke a 150-year record in Canadian parliament

CLOSE-UP: Uzoma Asagwara, Nigerian nurse who broke a 150-year record in Canadian parliament

Recently, Zulfat Suara, a Nigerian-American, emerged as the first Muslim lawmaker in Tennessee in the United States, after making it into the runoff of a Nashville council at-large election. Her victory at the poll was not only a win for the Nashville community, but also for Nigeria where she lived until 1993 when her husband won the Vanderbilt fellowship.On Tuesday, [...]

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    Why Nigerians will never leave South Africa

Why Nigerians will never leave South Africa

A lot has been said about xenophobia and on the strained relationship between South Africa and the rest of black Africa with particular reference to Nigeria. In the past week we have seen the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa - at least as many as want to leave. But the numbers are quite small compared to the number of [...]

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    ‘I needed to make Nigeria proud’ — Adekuoroye wins bronze medal at wrestling championship

‘I needed to make Nigeria proud’ — Adekuoroye wins bronze medal at wrestling championship

Barely a day after sealing her place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Odunayo Adekuoroye, Nigerian wrestler, won a bronze medal at the ongoing 2019 Senior World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.The 25-year-old wrestler, who had lost in the semi-finals to the eventual champion Risako Kawai of Japan, in the 57 kg category, outclassed Moldova’s Anastasia Nichita 10-0 via technical superiority in the bronze medal match [...]

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    Jonathan, Buhari lack education on how to lead Nigeria, says Gumi

Jonathan, Buhari lack education on how to lead Nigeria, says Gumi

Ahmad Gumi, Islamic cleric, says former President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari both lack education on how to lead Nigeria.Gumi spoke when Isah El-Buba, general overseer of Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministry International, (EDOMI), paid him a visit in Kaduna on Thursday.Gumi said politicians have succeeded in dividing the country along ethnic and religious lines for selfish reasons, and that [...]

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