Friday, September 7, 2018

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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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    Chimamanda: Blame malaria for my poor grasp of mathematics

Chimamanda: Blame malaria for my poor grasp of mathematics

Chimamanda Adichie, distinguished Nigerian writer and literary icon, says malaria is to blame for her poor grasp of mathematics, highlighting how the mosquito-borne infectious disease keeps children out of school across the world.Speaking at the Malaria Summit in London, holding on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018), Adichie shared her experience with malaria, and how it [...]

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    VIDEO: Many Nigerian youth don’t want to do anything, says Buhari

VIDEO: Many Nigerian youth don’t want to do anything, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says many Nigerian youth have not been to school but they want education, health and housing free.Speaking at Westminster on Wednesday, the president said a lot of the youth just want to sit down and do nothing, banking on the notion that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation.[...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria is safe for business — Shell is preparing to invest $15bn

Buhari: Nigeria is safe for business — Shell is preparing to invest $15bn

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is safe for business, urging foreign investors to come to the country and invest.Fielding questions at the business forum of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) in Westminster, the president said Shell Group is preparing to invest $15 billion in Nigeria."On security, certainly, both in the northeast and in the southsouth, there has been [...]

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    Buhari: Many Nigerian youths haven’t been to school — they want to sit and do nothing cos of oil money

Buhari: Many Nigerian youths haven’t been to school — they want to sit and do nothing cos of oil money

President Muhammadu Buhari says many Nigerian youths just want to sit down and do nothing, banking on the notion that Nigerian is an oil-rich nation.Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, the president said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and they want everything free."About the economy, we have a very young population, our population [...]

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    Fashola: I’ve never spoken against the gay community

Fashola: I’ve never spoken against the gay community

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power works and housing, says he has never spoken against the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community in Lagos or elsewhere.Fashola made the clarification on Wednesday while speaking at the Commonwealth Peoples Forum, ongoing at the Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting (CHOGM 2018) at Westminster.The minister who was speaking on governance through the eyes of current and [...]

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    Bill Gates: Nigeria one of the world’s most difficult places to end Polio — but it’s achievable

Bill Gates: Nigeria one of the world’s most difficult places to end Polio — but it’s achievable

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says Nigeria is one of the most difficult places to wipe out polio in the world.Speaking at the joint forum of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting in Westminster on Tuesday, Gates said India, Nigeria and Pakistan have proven to be the most difficult places to wipe out the disease, [...]

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    Theresa May calls to end laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth

Theresa May calls to end laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth

Theresa May, Prime minister of the United Kingdom, has called for same-sex marriages in Nigeria and all other countries within the Commonwealth.While speaking at the first joint forum at Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings in Westminster on Tuesday, the minister said there should be no laws criminalising same-sex relationships across the Commonwealth.She said she understands that most of the laws against [...]

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    Rank countries on electoral violence against women, Jega advises Commonwealth

Rank countries on electoral violence against women, Jega advises Commonwealth

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says countries should be ranked according to the level of electoral violence recorded, especially against women.Speaking at the Commonwealth Women Forum in Westminster on Monday, the professor recommended the creation of an index for ranking countries on violence against women in election (VAWIE)."From the presentations we have listened to [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Who bombs for humanitarian reasons?’ — protesters storm CHOGM 2018, ask UK to stop war in Syria

VIDEO: ‘Who bombs for humanitarian reasons?’ — protesters storm CHOGM 2018, ask UK to stop war in Syria

Protesters took to Parliament Square at Westminster amid the Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings (CHOGM 2018) to ask Prime Minister Theresa May and the UK government to stop bombing Syria.The Stop the War Coalition, who protested outside Parliament as MPs debated, said they were told that the UK bombed Syria for humanitarian reasons, with plans to destroy Bashar al-Assad chemical weapons.They [...]

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    UK announces new scholarships for Nigeria, 51 countries

UK announces new scholarships for Nigeria, 51 countries

The United Kingdom has announced a new scholarship scheme for Nigerian students and other young people from The Commonwealth to study in low and middle-income countries. This was revealed by Prince Henry of Wales, popularly known as Prince Harry, while speaking at the opening session of the Commonwealth Youth Forum at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London.The Royal, who is fifth [...]

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    Mr. President, the optics are very bad

Mr. President, the optics are very bad

President Muhammadu Buhari finally declared he will be running for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2019. In my opinion, this was already common knowledge, but the president did more damage than good to his candidacy when the circumstances of the declaration are well considered.Our culture and my education teach that what is said does [...]

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    Did Jesus die for good governance?

Did Jesus die for good governance?

For a few months now, I have had this question on my mind and I have been about the business of seeking answers to it; did Jesus die for good governance? Yes? No? Maybe? Or do you think it is really none of God's business to allow good governance reign among men and women of this age?This past weekend, and [...]

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    Otunba Bill Gates and the marriage of common sense

Otunba Bill Gates and the marriage of common sense

These days, when I read that Jeff Bezos is the world's richest man, my mind still says "its a lie; William Henry Gates III, better known as Bill Gates, is the world's richest man". Why? Because he has been the richest man in the world for the most of my adult life, from 1995 - 2017, with the exception of [...]

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    Brymo drops Oṣó album, says ‘patience and goodluck like hair and skin’

Brymo drops Oṣó album, says ‘patience and goodluck like hair and skin’

Olawale Ashimi, Nigerian songwriter and singer best know as Brymo, says "Goodluck and Patience" are as close as the hair and skin.Brymo, who released his sixth album on Tuesday, preached patience as a virtue necessary for success. He says the drug for sorrow is a good attitude. [...]

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    LADOL’s Amy Jadesimi named Africa’s young CEO of the year

LADOL’s Amy Jadesimi named Africa’s young CEO of the year

Amy Jadesimi, the chief executive officer of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL), has been named Africa's young CEO of the year, at the Africa CEO Forum currently being held in Abidjan. Receiving the award on Monday night, Jadesimi said it was a great honour to be picking up the award, which recognises the work LADOL is doing in Nigeria and [...]

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