Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Amina Mohammed: Okonjo-Iweala helped get Nigeria out of debt, but we are back there

Amina Mohammed: Okonjo-Iweala helped get Nigeria out of debt, but we are back there

Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), says Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, two-time minister of finance, spent years to get Nigeria out of debt, but the country is now back to worrying levels of debt. Speaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the UN Working Together Conversation monitored by TheCable on Tuesday, the former minister of environment in Nigeria [...]

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    This is how NOT to choose Nigeria’s next president

This is how NOT to choose Nigeria’s next president

The race to 2019 began in 2015, but the last lap of this marathon started in 2018, with the scheming and plotting getting thicker and thicker by every passing day. Everyone wants to be president!Muhammadu Buhari, Bukola Saraki, Atiku Abubakar, Jonah Jang, Rabiu Kwankwanso, David Mark, Aminu Tambuwal, Donald Duke, Remi Sonaiya, Kingsley Moghalu, Omoyele Sowore, Fela Durotoye... by now, [...]

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    UK to create 100,000 new jobs in Nigeria, Dangote to list on LSE… 7 takeaways from May’s visit

UK to create 100,000 new jobs in Nigeria, Dangote to list on LSE… 7 takeaways from May’s visit

Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, departed Nigeria on Wednesday, after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari; Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state; and business leaders in Lagos and Abuja.The Prime Minister made the visit, 30 years after Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of the UK, visited the country to make deals with the former head of [...]

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    Good news for Nigeria as UK announces 100 extra Chevening scholarship slots for Africans

Good news for Nigeria as UK announces 100 extra Chevening scholarship slots for Africans

Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has announced additional 100 Chevening scholarship slots for African students -- about 30 percent increase in existing slots.The Chevening Scholarship is an international scholarship scheme which enables students with leadership and networking skills from 144 countries and territories to undertake postgraduate study or courses in universities in the United Kingdom.Speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, the prime minister [...]

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    VIDEO: I support permanent African presence on UN security council, says Theresa May

VIDEO: I support permanent African presence on UN security council, says Theresa May

Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, says she supports a permanent African presence on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).The prime minister made this revelation in Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday, stating that the security of Africa is linked to the security of the United Kingdom.Permanent members of the UN security council are: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United [...]

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    Nigeria is home to highest number of very poor people in the world, says Theresa May

Nigeria is home to highest number of very poor people in the world, says Theresa May

Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, says Nigeria is home to the highest number of "very poor people" in the world.Speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday, May said Africa is home to a majority of the world's fragile states, and a quarter of the world's displaced people.She added that Africa has the highest number of poor people [...]

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    Bakare: I worked with Jonathan, Buhari in 2015… but Nigeria on a collision course again

Bakare: I worked with Jonathan, Buhari in 2015… but Nigeria on a collision course again

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says he worked with former president Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure Nigeria escaped disintegration in 2015.Speaking in Glasgow, UK, to the African forum Scotland and the Association of Nigerians in Scotland, the fiery preacher warned that Nigeria was on a collision course again as the 2019 elections [...]

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    Dear Acting President Osinbajo, one more thing is needful…

Dear Acting President Osinbajo, one more thing is needful…

In the past year, I have written at least three opinion pieces about Ibrahim Idris, the inspector general of police (IGP), and the Nigerian Police Force. If I did not know myself better, I may suspect that I have a personal issue with the former Kano commissioner of police. But I have no personal issues with him, I just have [...]

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    Buhari plants, Osinbajo waters… Nigeria still lacks increase

Buhari plants, Osinbajo waters… Nigeria still lacks increase

In 1961, while delivering his inaugural address, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, spoke about every African dictator -- in advance. Though his words were targeted at the communists of his time, his timeless metaphor speaks to all dictators, and of course Nigeria's current crop of rulers.JFK, as he was fondly known, said: “Those who [...]

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    Meet the Nigerian children who want to ‘kill’ Boko Haram

Meet the Nigerian children who want to ‘kill’ Boko Haram

A group of primary and secondary school students in Nigeria says they want to dedicate their careers to the killing and elimination of Boko Haram, one of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world.These children, ranging between ages 10 and 15, revealed this while speaking with Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin, a documentary photographer and doctoral researcher at the University of Sussex, [...]

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    One for Adesanmi: Lawlessness is now a west African curse

One for Adesanmi: Lawlessness is now a west African curse

Over the past few days, I have not stopped thinking about Professor Pius Adesanmi, the witty professor of English and African studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, who was involved in a car accident while returning to Lagos from Ilorin and was virtually left for dead.Gracefully, the professor and king of boys survived this one, and he can say like [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins investigation of Fayose, wife

EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins investigation of Fayose, wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun the investigation of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, his wife, Feyisetan, and his top aides, TheCable can report.Others being investigated are Lere Olayinka, spokesman to the governor; Toyin Ojo, the state's commissioner for finance; Oluyemisi Owolabi, the state's accountant general.Sources in the know of the investigation said the anti-graft agency is [...]

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    How Buhari, Saraki, and Malami are killing Nigeria Air

How Buhari, Saraki, and Malami are killing Nigeria Air

I write for a generation that never flew Nigeria Airways, Virgin Nigeria nor Air Nigeria -- and possibly will never fly Nigeria Air. A generation that has seen Nigeria let her down too many times, yet has done so much in keeping the country up. That generation, that has resolved and refused to pass a broken Nigeria to her own children. [...]

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    Ganduje calls for population control, says 3m children out of school in Kano alone

Ganduje calls for population control, says 3m children out of school in Kano alone

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says three million children are out of school in his state alone, stating the need to curb Africa's population explosion.Speaking at Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, UK, on Thursday, the governor said population explosion in Africa is a reality and education is not matching up with population growth."One important factor that divides [...]

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    UI at 70: VC speaks at Chatham House, says less than 6% of high school leavers in Nigeria get into varsities

UI at 70: VC speaks at Chatham House, says less than 6% of high school leavers in Nigeria get into varsities

Idowu Olayinka, the vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan, says less than six percent of secondary school leavers get into universities in Nigeria.Speaking at Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, UK, on Thursday, the vice chancellor said for Nigeria to develop sustainably, the country has to do more in investing in its tertiary education."We know that higher education [...]

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    INTERVIEW: If I win, Nigerians in diaspora will be able to vote by 2023, says Fela Durotoye

INTERVIEW: If I win, Nigerians in diaspora will be able to vote by 2023, says Fela Durotoye

Fela Durotoye, presidential aspirant with the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), says if he becomes president, Nigerians in diaspora will be able to vote in the next four years.Speaking to TheCable in the UK, the alumnus of Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, said current laws hinder Nigerians living abroad from voting in the country's most influential decision making process."The laws do [...]

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