Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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    VIDEO: PDP danced on Abiola’s grave for 16 years, says Lai

VIDEO: PDP danced on Abiola’s grave for 16 years, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) danced on the grave of MKO Abiola's grave for 16 years.In an interview with TheCable in Cambridge on Saturday, the minister said PDP did not recognise June 12 for what it was, and now that Buhari has done so, and they say it is politics."For 16 years [...]

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    Dariye as the shinning gem on Buhari’s June 12 crown

Dariye as the shinning gem on Buhari’s June 12 crown

As a graduate of the University of Ibadan (UI), I get into talks with students from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Lagos, and the University of Ilorin, discussing which is the best university in Nigeria. My schoolmates will say UI is the first and best, but on our bad days, we may lose the rankings to any of these [...]

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    The day Sani Abacha died!

The day Sani Abacha died!

Adulting is a difficult job! Just saying. Today, I write as a child. I am no longer as happy as I was on June 8, 1998, when the great General Sani Abacha died. I was only eight years old, and the majority of what should have pre-occupied my mind at the time should have been my books and how to "lift" [...]

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    Justice Oguntade: Why Buhari signed Not Too Young To Run bill

Justice Oguntade: Why Buhari signed Not Too Young To Run bill

George Oguntade, Nigeria's high commissioner to the United Kingdom, says President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Not Too Young To Run bill to law to raise the political prospect of the youth and to place Nigeria in its right place in the comity of nations.The retired supreme court judge said this while speaking at the Sussex Nigerian Society (SNS) democracy day [...]

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    The cold war in Aso Rock and the new heroes in town

The cold war in Aso Rock and the new heroes in town

Earlier this week, I caught myself sympathising with Abubakar Bukola Saraki over his perceived persecution and trials in the hands of the executive and the Nigerian Police Force. As a matter of principle, I never sympathise with anybody in Nigeria's top one percent -- no matter the situation, and I have no plans to start now. So I snapped out, [...]

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    No independent candidacy, the untouchables — alterations to ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill and signed Act

No independent candidacy, the untouchables — alterations to ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill and signed Act

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari, and a team of young Nigerians, led by Samson Itodo, made history, as the Not Too Young To Run bill was signed into law by the nation's number one citizen.Young Nigerians, on and offline, went into expected celebrations. While some declared political intentions, most revelled and soaked in the feat just accomplished.But amidst all this, [...]

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    When two adults fart in public

When two adults fart in public

In the Yoruba culture, adults are rarely wrong. Of course, this does not say they are not wrong many times, it just means that when they are wrong, it is not in the place of a child to say it. It gets even more interesting: when adults fart in Yorubaland, a proper child or omoluabi, as we call it, is [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Jesus didn’t die to get an honourary doctorate’ — the speech that changed royal weddings forever

VIDEO: ‘Jesus didn’t die to get an honourary doctorate’ — the speech that changed royal weddings forever

Michael Curry, the most reverend of the American Episcopal Church, successfully led a historic sermon at the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the duke and duchess of Sussex.Curry, who became the first black (African-American) presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in America, an equivalent of the Church of England, and a part of the Anglican communion, also became [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Why I didn’t resign from Jonathan’s govt

Okonjo-Iweala: Why I didn’t resign from Jonathan’s govt

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, two-time minister of finance, has revealed why she did not resign from Goodluck Jonathan's administration, despite calls for her to resign.Speaking about her recent book -- Fighting Corruption is Dangerous -- at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Okonjo-Iweala said resigning was the easiest way out, and she was not willing to take that route.Advising young [...]

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    Doctors and the Nigerian festival of tears

Doctors and the Nigerian festival of tears

It was October 2013; I remember this month with so much pain in my heart. My family had just lost one of our finest -- perhaps the finest of us, to the cold hands of death, aided by the failing Nigerian medical system. She was my aunt, who doubled as a mother. She was clearly the best caretaker I had as a young [...]

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    What exactly are doctors doing in Nigeria?

What exactly are doctors doing in Nigeria?

It was the night of December 22, 2002. I was rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. I was terribly sick; the hospital had no oxygen as at the time I was admitted, and I was severely low on oxygen. I missed a date with death by a few seconds. I needed a miracle and God showed up -- [...]

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    Meet the ‘lazy’ Nigerian youths who absolved us at CHOGM 2018

Meet the ‘lazy’ Nigerian youths who absolved us at CHOGM 2018

On April 18, 2018, the President Muhammadu Buhari said to the world, that a lot of Nigerian youths "haven't been to school" and want to "sit down and do nothing". This birth the nationwide revolt, now known as the #LazyNigerianYouths movement. Fortunately, a good number of Nigerian youths were in that same Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster on the same day the [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Nigeria corrupt but Buhari cutting down substantially’ — 7 takes from Buhari-Trump address

VIDEO: ‘Nigeria corrupt but Buhari cutting down substantially’ — 7 takes from Buhari-Trump address

President Muhammadu Buhari and his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, held a joint press conference in Washington D.C. today, addressing issues concerning the two countries.The US President frowned at the killing of Christians and Muslims in Nigeria, spoke on trade between the US and Nigeria, and said Nigeria is reputed as the "most beautiful country".Here are seven things we learnt from [...]

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    ‘Protect people not cows’ — churches tell Buhari as CAN declares national day of protest

‘Protect people not cows’ — churches tell Buhari as CAN declares national day of protest

Churches across the country are taking to the streets to protest the increasing incidents of killings as the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) declares a national day of protest.The churches are making demands on the Muhammadu Buhari administration to stop the incessant killings by herdsmen and persecution of Christians across the country.As led by Olasupo Ayokunle, the president of the [...]

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    Yar’Adua also asked me to be his finance minister, says Okonjo-Iweala

Yar’Adua also asked me to be his finance minister, says Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, three-time minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, says late president Umar Musa Yar'Adua wanted her to be finance minister in his government.This revelation was made in her recently released book, fighting corruption is dangerous, a front line account of her role in former president Goodluck Jonathan's administration.According to the development economist, she rejected the offer because it [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian youths are resilient, says Jega

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian youths are resilient, says Jega

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, says Nigerian youths are resilient, energetic, and have been instrumental in improving the integrity of Nigerian elections.Speaking with TheCable on the sidelines of the recently concluded Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) in Westminster, UK, the professor said he wished the national assembly would pass the not too young [...]

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