Monday, September 3, 2018

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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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    Buhari back in Nigeria after CHOGM 2018

Buhari back in Nigeria after CHOGM 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari is back in Nigeria, after attending the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) in the UK.The presidency earlier informed Nigerians via Twitter, that the president left London for Nigeria on Saturday morning, after meeting with British Prime minister, Theresa May, and other world leaders at CHOGM.Buhari was welcomed by Abba Kyari, his chief of staff; Boss Mustapha, [...]

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    Fashola: Buhari’s govt has reduced out-of-school children by 2m, recorded 6.3m new farmers

Fashola: Buhari’s govt has reduced out-of-school children by 2m, recorded 6.3m new farmers

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration has reduced number of out of school children by over two million.Speaking on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018), Fashola said the administration, in 36 months, has also recorded 6.3 million new rice farmers.The minister, who was speaking on transforming Nigeria's [...]

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    Same-sex marriage, $2trn intra-Commonwealth trade, Ban on plastics… highlights from CHOGM 2018

Same-sex marriage, $2trn intra-Commonwealth trade, Ban on plastics… highlights from CHOGM 2018

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting came to an end on Friday night as the secretary general, Patricia Scotland and leaders from four regions of the Commonwealth addressed the press.Scotland was joined by UK Prime minister Theresa May; President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana; Keith Mitchell, Prime minister of Grenada; and Tuilaepa  Malielegaoi, Prime minister of Samoa.They shared the conclusions of [...]

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    We’ve been particularly inspired by our youths, Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders

We’ve been particularly inspired by our youths, Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the young people of the Commonwealth, leading the youth forum and participating in other activities, have inspired the heads of government.The prime minister said this while speaking at the first meeting of Commonwealth heads of government at Queen Elizabeth's home in Windsor, United Kingdom."Good morning everyone and welcome to Windsor castle. I think in [...]

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    PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari meets the Queen at Commonwealth dinner

PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari meets the Queen at Commonwealth dinner

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, met with Queen Elizabeth II at the Commonwealth dinner held at Buckingham Palace on Thursday night.At the dinner, the wife of the president was seen having a brief conversation with the Queen, who is also the head of the Commonwealth, and a strong voice for the rights of women and girls across the Commonwealth."It [...]

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    Queen officially declares CHOGM 2018 open — hints Prince Charles will succeed her

Queen officially declares CHOGM 2018 open — hints Prince Charles will succeed her

Queen Elizabeth II, the head of the Commonwealth, has officially declared the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) open.The Queen said in her remarks that she wishes her son, Prince Charles, the prince of Wales, will succeed her as the head of the Commonwealth and continue the work her father handed over to her."My family and I have been [...]

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    VIDEO: Biafra protesters at CHOGM ask Buhari to release Kanu

VIDEO: Biafra protesters at CHOGM ask Buhari to release Kanu

Biafra protesters took to Pall Mall Street, less than a kilometre away from Buckingham Palace, to ask President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian government for the release of Nnamdi Kanu.The protesters, who were being monitored by the British Police, led the protest to make a statement at the Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings  (CHOGM 2018) was officially declared opened by [...]

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    PHOTOS: Biafra protesters storm Westminster as Buhari meets the Queen

PHOTOS: Biafra protesters storm Westminster as Buhari meets the Queen

Some Biafran protesters are currently demonstrating at the Pall Mall Street, Westminster, about 650  metres from Buckingham Palace as President Muhammadu Buhari meet British Prime minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth II, and other heads of state.The protesters are, among other things, requesting the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and a referendum on [...]

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