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    Wanted: The Chinese model to develop Nigeria

Wanted: The Chinese model to develop Nigeria

BY SOLA ABATIIn studying the Chinese development and governance model critically -- of course, despite some of its shortcomings, as no system is perfect -- I believe it might be the best way forward for Nigeria at this stage of our development. Our current presidential system is not working. The Chinese have a unique form of democracy that has a [...]

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    #LetterToBae: Nigerians share relationship aspirations on Twitter

#LetterToBae: Nigerians share relationship aspirations on Twitter

With a renewed spirit of enthusiasm for the weekend, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their relationship aspirations and expectations. [...]

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    PARADISE LOST: Inside Nigeria’s forgotten, broken farm settlements

PARADISE LOST: Inside Nigeria’s forgotten, broken farm settlements

Shattered and forgotten, thousands hectares of land in government-owned farm settlements are going into extinction while Nigeria spends about N7.9 trillion annually on food importation. The settlements are becoming deserted, while the aged occupants live in squalour. In this report, TAIWO ADEBULU examines the economic impact of the settlements, the opportunities for small-scale farmers and youth employment.With a plaintive expression [...]

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    PDP UK asks parliament to monitor elections in Nigeria

PDP UK asks parliament to monitor elections in Nigeria

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the United Kingdom have called on the parliament and other foreign agencies to monitor Nigeria’s general election holding in February. In a petition signed by Osahon Igiebor, its chairman, The PDP UK said this became important because of the "continued harassment" of members of the opposition.Calling on the UK government to send an [...]

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    Burna Boy on Coachella saga: Nigerians not mentally advanced to fight for themselves

Burna Boy on Coachella saga: Nigerians not mentally advanced to fight for themselves

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    Obasanjo: My role in Nigerian politics is to raise the alarm

Obasanjo: My role in Nigerian politics is to raise the alarm

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says his role in Nigerian politics is to be a vigilant watchman.Obasanjo said this on Thursday in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, while receiving Yabaji Sani, presidential candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP).In a statement by Pam Ibrahim, director of Sani's presidential campaign organisation, Obasanjo was quoted as criticising political leaders who harass innocent citizens.The former president said [...]

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    Nigerians spent N359m in cinemas during Christmas week

Nigerians spent N359m in cinemas during Christmas week

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    Nigerians must vote out APC, says Shehu Sani

Nigerians must vote out APC, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked Nigerians to vote out the All Progressives Congress (APC) on February 16.The presidential and national assembly elections will hold on February 16.Addressing members of the Igbo Youth Peace and Unity Initiative in Kaduna on Wednesday evening, Sani alleged that the APC government had wreaked havoc on the people.“We must not deceive ourselves, [...]

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    Miyetti Allah asks Nigerians to reject Atiku

Miyetti Allah asks Nigerians to reject Atiku

Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a group of cattle breeders, has asked Nigerians to vote against Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), during the election.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Abdullahi Bodejo, national president of the group, accused Atiku of alleged hatred for Fulani.Bodejo said Atiku ought to be stripped of wazirin Adamawa, a prestigious traditional title."We are [...]

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    Falana: No state in Nigeria fighting corruption… only Kano has anti-graft commission

Falana: No state in Nigeria fighting corruption… only Kano has anti-graft commission

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says no state in Nigeria is fighting corruption while noting that it is only Kano that has an anti-corruption commission.The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said this on Thursday when he was featured on a show on Arise Television.While commenting on Nigeria's anti-corruption effort in 2018, Falana said the fight cannot be limited to the [...]

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    Burna Boy, Mr Eazi to represent Nigeria at 2019 Coachella festival

Burna Boy, Mr Eazi to represent Nigeria at 2019 Coachella festival

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    Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Wilfred Ndidi has been named in France Football magazine's 2018 African team of the year.The Leicester City midfielder is the only Nigerian on the list published on Wednesday.Ndidi was praised by the magazine for his ball-winning abilities. He is paired with Ghana's Thomas Partey and Morocco's Hakim Ziyech in the midfield.Senegal’s Saido Mane and Egypt forward, Mohamed Salah, are the [...]

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    Forbes: 13 countries in Africa better for business than Nigeria

Forbes: 13 countries in Africa better for business than Nigeria

Forbes, an American business magazine, has ranked Nigeria as the 110th best country in the world for business.The magazine said it compiled the list by rating 161 countries on 15 factors: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, infrastructure, market size, political risk, quality of life, workforce, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape and investor protection.The United Kingdom, Sweden, Hong [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram insurgents NOT better equipped than Nigerian troops

Army: Boko Haram insurgents NOT better equipped than Nigerian troops

The army says Boko Haram insurgents are not better equipped and better trained than Nigerian soldiers.Sani Kukasheka Usman, army spokesman, alleged that some persons were waging psychological warfare against the troops fighting Boko Haram.The army spokesman alleged that some individuals and groups in and outside Nigeria have been making false claims that Boko Haram terrorists were better equipped than the [...]

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    Babachir Lawal: Nigerians will vote out some APC governors, senators

Babachir Lawal: Nigerians will vote out some APC governors, senators

Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says voters will elect candidates based on merit during the election.While speaking with reporters in Yola, capital of Adamawa state, on Wednesday, he said unlike in 2015 when they voted "one party all through", voters were now more critical and would only elect people with credible records.He expressed regret that [...]

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    Dino Melaye, Nigeria’s version of Prophet Elijah

Dino Melaye, Nigeria’s version of Prophet Elijah

Our Police men only wait for the rich to surrender, but when it comes to the poor and voiceless citizens of Nigeria, they would swoop on them as bees, even without any search warrant being put on show! Some policemen have been ‘worshipping’ both day and night—outside the fence of Senator Dino Melaye, waiting for him to willingly surrender himself [...]

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