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    Onnoghen misery’s and the Nigerian dilemma

Onnoghen misery’s and the Nigerian dilemma

The first sign of chaos is the number of senior advocates of Nigeria who offered to take up the matter free of charge. Often, when you find that many senior lawyers falling over themselves to represent a client – usually a high-profile client – you can be sure that more than anything else, they’re in it for spite, drama and [...]

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    Four Nigerians shortlisted for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Four Nigerians shortlisted for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Elizabeth Kperrun, a 32-year-old mobile and web applications developer, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.She is the first Nigerian female to be selected for the prestigious prize.NAN reports that Kperrun was shortlisted for developing Zenafri, a series of apps that teach toddlers and young children basic numeracy and literacy skills in their native tongue by [...]

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    Osinbajo: Why Nigeria has a poverty problem

Osinbajo: Why Nigeria has a poverty problem

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says oil revenue earned between 2010 and 2014 was not judiciously used, hence Nigeria's status as the country with the highest number of people living in extreme poverty.Osinbajo said the federal government is working on a plan to get Nigeria out of poverty in spite of limited funds.The VP disclosed this on Wednesday at a town hall [...]

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    The unsustainable operation of Nigeria’s rail sector

The unsustainable operation of Nigeria’s rail sector

This is meant to be a sort of travelogue of my first train ride in Nigeria. I will focus the first part on exactly what happened and the second part on an analysis of what can be done better. I need to say that I am not one of those who are unnecessarily cynical or overly critical. Equally, I am [...]

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    BudgIT, 96 Nigerian companies make LSE ‘Companies to Inspire Africa’ list

BudgIT, 96 Nigerian companies make LSE ‘Companies to Inspire Africa’ list

BudgIT, a civil society organisation, was among the Companies to Inspire Africa list announced by the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday.The report considered 360 companies from 32 countries with activities in seven major sectors.The companies featured include small businesses to well-established corporations and 97 of them were of Nigerian descent. Kenya followed closely with 66 companies.In terms of regions, East [...]

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    Don’t make the mistake of voting any PDP candidate, Buhari tells Nigerians

Don’t make the mistake of voting any PDP candidate, Buhari tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians not to make the "mistake" of voting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into power.Buhari said this during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, on Wednesday.He said a vote for the PDP would return the country to "the ugly past", accusing the opposition party of squandering the nation's wealth."All [...]

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    Nigerian ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire is dead

Nigerian ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire is dead

Ibrahim Isah, Nigeria’s ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, is dead. Some officials at the foreign affairs ministry confirmed this on Wednesday.Quoting sources from the Nigerian Embassy at Deux Plateau, Abidjan, NAN said Isah, aged 60, died at 7pm on Tuesday.The sources said he slumped and died at the Polyclinique Internationale Sainte Anne-Marie (PISAM) where he had gone to see his doctors.The [...]

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    CBN: 36.6m Nigerians have no access to financial services

CBN: 36.6m Nigerians have no access to financial services

The Central Bank of Nigeria says it has received information that 36.6 million Nigerians have no access to financial services.In a statement released on Monday, the apex bank said it would host a conference for national financial inclusion stakeholders in Nigeria.The conference, which aims to facilitate the 80% financial inclusion target, is scheduled to hold on Thursday, January 17 and [...]

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    The Courtroom Nigeria holds 2nd annual induction ceremony

The Courtroom Nigeria holds 2nd annual induction ceremony

The Courtroom Nigeria, a nationwide campus-based column, held its second annual induction ceremony on Friday and Saturday, January 4 and 5, 2019, respectively.The two-day event, which took place at the SU Guest House, Samonda Ibadan, witnessed the official welcome of 18 new scribes, cutting across nine universities across the country.The event featured a series of interactive training sessions facilitated [...]

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    Moments from Armed Forces Remembrance Day across Nigeria

Moments from Armed Forces Remembrance Day across Nigeria

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    FULL LIST: With your Nigerian passport, you can visit these 47 countries without a visa

FULL LIST: With your Nigerian passport, you can visit these 47 countries without a visa

The Japanese passport has been ranked the most powerful passport in the world with citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations. [...]

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    BBNaija 2019 to be staged in Nigeria — and Ebuka returns as host

BBNaija 2019 to be staged in Nigeria — and Ebuka returns as host

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    TRENDING: Nigerian celebs share hilarious photos as #10YearsChallenge fever spreads

TRENDING: Nigerian celebs share hilarious photos as #10YearsChallenge fever spreads

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    Beyond Brexit – Nigeria wants a new trade deal with Britain

Beyond Brexit – Nigeria wants a new trade deal with Britain

In August this year, Prime Minister Theresa May visited Nigeria. She spoke about increasing investment opportunities, a new trade deal and economic partnership, tackling human trafficking, and assistance to bolster the rule of law and the fight against organized crime.All of this is extremely welcome, and indeed necessary. Unfortunately for Mrs May, the government that she met with led by President [...]

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    N171bn for military, N22bn for Nigeria Airways… inside Buhari’s N422bn package for pensioners

N171bn for military, N22bn for Nigeria Airways… inside Buhari’s N422bn package for pensioners

The proposed 2019 budget submitted before the national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari earmarks N422 billion for pensioners.Checks made by TheCable into the budget document showed that the military got the highest allocation at N171 billion while the civilian staff of the Defence Intelligence Academy got the lowest allocation at N224 million.The presidency also included N22.86 billion in the budget [...]

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    February 16, 2019: Why Nigerians will not look back

February 16, 2019: Why Nigerians will not look back

BY LAOLU AKANDE There is no way Nigeria is returning to its pastIn this past three and a half years of the Buhari presidency, one, thankfully, has learnt, experienced and been part of quite a number of things. One of those things is the amount of dedication, the depth of patriotic zeal and sheer hard-work that is going on in this [...]

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