Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Sanusi: Nigeria projected to remain poverty capital of the world till 2050

Sanusi: Nigeria projected to remain poverty capital of the world till 2050

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, says Nigeria may remain the poverty capital of the world till 2050 and beyond.Speaking at his honorary induction into Sigma Club, at the University of Ibadan over the weekend, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria  said based on current realities, Nigeria and DR Congo will house 40 percent of the [...]

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    ‘Toughest decision of my life’ — Oby Ezekwesili joins ACPN, gets nominated for president

‘Toughest decision of my life’ — Oby Ezekwesili joins ACPN, gets nominated for president

Oby Ezekwesili, former vice-president of the World Bank, has declared to run for president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Speaking in Abuja on Sunday, the two-time minister disclosed that she will be running on the platform of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)."Ladies and gentlemen, it is with profound gratitude, sincere humility, and deep responsibility that I accept this [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili makes PRIO’s shortlist for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize ‘for making the world less corrupt’

Oby Ezekwesili makes PRIO’s shortlist for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize ‘for making the world less corrupt’

Oby Ezekwesili, former vice-president of the World Bank and co-founder of Transparency International (TI), made PRIO's final shortlist for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.PRIO is the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, whose director has the power to nominate distinguished peace advocates to the Nobel Committee for consideration.Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize is taken from certain individuals holding positions set forth [...]

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    Rape survivor wins Nobel Peace Prize for fight against ‘sexual violence as a weapon of war’

Rape survivor wins Nobel Peace Prize for fight against ‘sexual violence as a weapon of war’

Nadia Murad,  a rape survivor, who raised awareness about the abuses on 3,000 Yazidi women by the ISIS army, has won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.She was awarded for showing "uncommon courage in recounting her own sufferings and speaking up on behalf of other victims".Murad was awarded alongside Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist, who has spent most of his professional years [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: Educating boys about menstruation is critical to achieving SDGs

Amina Mohammed: Educating boys about menstruation is critical to achieving SDGs

Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), says educating boys about menstruation is critical to achieving global sustainable development.The former minister of environment said "while menstruation is the most natural thing in the world, it often keeps girls out of school and the workplace," adding that mismanaging menstruation can have "devastating consequences that can last generations"."If we [...]

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    Herder-farmer crisis: World Bank cuts Nigeria’s growth forecast

Herder-farmer crisis: World Bank cuts Nigeria’s growth forecast

The World Bank has cut back on Nigeria's growth forecast for 2018, stating that the country's gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by only 1.9 percent -- down from estimated 2.1 percent estimated in April.The Washington-based lender said this was as a result of the reduction in oil production levels in the continent's biggest economy, and contraction in the agricultural [...]

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    Japanese, American scientists win Nobel Prize for breakthrough cancer treatment

Japanese, American scientists win Nobel Prize for breakthrough cancer treatment

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet on Monday awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo.The assembly said the duo were awarded "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation".In a statement released on Monday, the Nobel Assembly said the seminal discoveries of the Japanese and American scientists "constitute a [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili to run for president, says Tunde Bakare

Oby Ezekwesili to run for president, says Tunde Bakare

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, will be stepping into politics to contest for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Speaking at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos, on Monday, the fiery preacher said the former vice-president of the World Bank will seek the highest [...]

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    The 2019 recession and real reasons Nigeria Air failed

The 2019 recession and real reasons Nigeria Air failed

In the past few months, I have tried to study the minds of landmark Nigerian columnists, who have maintained a column for over a decade. I have read their works, their backstories, their interviews, anything I could find about them. From Niyi Osundare, to Wole Soyinka, to Sonala Olumhense, to Segun Adeniyi, to Mohammed Haruna, to Simon Kolawole, to Mahmud Jega, [...]

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    Ikorodu, Abule Egba, Oshodi… Ikeja Electric ‘deploys 85,000 prepaid meters’ across Lagos

Ikorodu, Abule Egba, Oshodi… Ikeja Electric ‘deploys 85,000 prepaid meters’ across Lagos

Ikeja Electric, one of the major electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in Nigeria, says it is deploying 85,000 new prepaid meters to bridge the metering gap in its business area.  In a statement seen by TheCable, the DisCo said this was done as part of its renewed commitment to deliver the yearnings of customers, and further close the metering gap within its network. It [...]

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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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