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    Burundi, Guinea… Nigeria in ‘easy’ group for 2019 AFCON

Burundi, Guinea… Nigeria in ‘easy’ group for 2019 AFCON

Super Eagles of Nigeria have been handed 'easy opponents' in group B for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Guinea, Madagascar, and Burundi in group B to advance to the knock out round in the summer African tournament at the Alexandria stadium.The host nation, Egypt is drawn against DR Congo, Uganda, and [...]

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    APC to tribunal: Atiku unqualified to be president… he’s not Nigerian by birth

APC to tribunal: Atiku unqualified to be president… he’s not Nigerian by birth

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not a Nigerian by birth.The ruling party made the claim in its response to the petition  Atiku and the PDP filed before the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja.Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Independent National Electoral Commission [...]

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    Unending agony of Nigerians in South Africa

Unending agony of Nigerians in South Africa

It is not unusual to hear Nigerians living in countries of Europe and North America groan about immigration challenges arising from their irregular immigration status or illegitimate stay in those countries.These Nigerians also face racist tendencies often demonstrated by some citizens of the host countries. Despite this situation, a lot of Nigerians have accepted that those are inevitable experiences that [...]

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    We are now proud as Nigerians

We are now proud as Nigerians

BY BAMIDELE OJOI am one Nigerian very cynical about the prosperity prospects of my country of over 57 years old as an independent state. The locust years of military intervention in the political cum democratic leadership of this generally applauded potentially great nation would forever be a pain in the heart.Let my compatriots pardon me for sounding like a perpetual [...]

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    Absa Group: Expansion plan in Nigeria to kick off H2 2019  

Absa Group: Expansion plan in Nigeria to kick off H2 2019  

Absa Group Limited, a South African financial services provider, says its planned expansion into Nigeria will kick off in the second half (H2) of 2019.Absa will focus on its corporate and investment bank (CIB) division, Charles Russon, chief executive of the division, told Reuters.Russon said he is positive that a strategy plan shared with the bank’s board will be [...]

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    Three Nigerians ranked among top 10 female wrestlers in the world

Three Nigerians ranked among top 10 female wrestlers in the world

Three Nigerians have been named among the top 10 female wrestlers in the world -- in their various wrestling categories.This is according to the international governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling, United World Wrestling (UWW) rankings, released on Thursday.Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye has been ranked as the fourth best woman wrestler in the 57kg category of the United World Wrestling.Adekuoroye is ranked [...]

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    33 Nigerians arrested in Kenya

33 Nigerians arrested in Kenya

The police in Kenya have arrested 33 Nigerian for allegedly staying in the country illegally.The men were arrested on Thursday morning at Kasarani, a residential area in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, where they had been reportedly staying after arriving on different dates.Speaking to journalists, Peter Kimani, officer commanding police division in charge of sub-counties in Kasanrani, said the suspects were arrested [...]

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    Nigeria, Egypt in Pot 1 as CAF holds AFCON 2019 draw Friday

Nigeria, Egypt in Pot 1 as CAF holds AFCON 2019 draw Friday

Nigeria has been seeded in Pot 1 for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals draw ceremony which will hold in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday evening.It is scheduled to take place behind the famous Giza Pyramids as from 6pm GMT (7pm Nigeria time).It is the biggest Africa Cup of Nations finals in the history of the competition, due to feature [...]

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    Lagarde: Why Nigeria should remove fuel subsidy

Lagarde: Why Nigeria should remove fuel subsidy

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, says Nigeria and other countries across have spent $5.2 trillion on fuel subsidy since 2015.Addressing the press on Thursday at the ongoing spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group, Lagarde said such money could have been spent on health and education.Advising that fuel subsidies should be removed, [...]

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    ‘Nigeria is becoming really shameless’ – Ruggedman speaks on 2019 elections

‘Nigeria is becoming really shameless’ – Ruggedman speaks on 2019 elections

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    Illbliss: It’s more difficult for females to thrive in Nigerian music industry

Illbliss: It’s more difficult for females to thrive in Nigerian music industry

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    PROMOTED: Official statement on Project MINE (Made in Nigeria for Export) and Nigeria SEZ Investment Company Limited

PROMOTED: Official statement on Project MINE (Made in Nigeria for Export) and Nigeria SEZ Investment Company Limited

The attention of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has been drawn to the various stories in the media on Project MINE (Made in Nigeria for Export) and the Nigeria SEZ Investment Company Limited (NSEZCO), some of which include inaccuracies and misrepresentations of the facts.  It is therefore important to set the record straight in the interest of [...]

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    Udoma: Nigeria’s N24.39trn debt sustainable — despite revenue challenges

Udoma: Nigeria’s N24.39trn debt sustainable — despite revenue challenges

Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, says despite the challenges to revenue generation, Nigeria’s rising debt stock is sustainable.The Debt Management Office (DMO) had released a report showing that Nigeria’s total public debt had risen to N24.39 trillion as of December 31, 2018.Patience Oniha, DMO director- general said the new figure represented a year-on-year growth rate of [...]

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    IMF ranks Nigeria world’s ‘second worst’ in use of sovereign wealth fund

IMF ranks Nigeria world’s ‘second worst’ in use of sovereign wealth fund

The International Monetary Fund has ranked Nigeria as the second worst country in the world in the use of sovereign wealth funds.According to the Fiscal Monitor report released on Wednesday and seen by TheCable, Qatar was the only country worse than Nigeria on the index.The Bretton Wood institution said the index was compiled using the corporate governance and transparency scores [...]

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    President Buhari promises outsiders what Nigerians do not have

President Buhari promises outsiders what Nigerians do not have

My people have this to say: “if someone promises to give you a dress, you would need to first look at the one he’s wearing.” If the one he is wearing mirrors that he also needs one, just know that he cannot afford to give you any valuable dress. Someone who is helpless cannot afford to help you and it [...]

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    446 Nigerians in UAE prisons, says ambassador

446 Nigerians in UAE prisons, says ambassador

Mohammed Rimi, Nigerian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, says a total of 446 Nigerians are currently serving different terms in the UAE prisons.Rimi disclosed this during President Muhammadu Buhari’s town-hall meeting with Nigerians in the Emirates on Tuesday.The ambassador said the 446 Nigerians are serving different jail terms for crimes ranging from possession of hard drugs to engaging in [...]

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