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    Why Buhari is not Nigeria’s messiah

Why Buhari is not Nigeria’s messiah

BY ILIYASU GADUFollowing his re-election for a second term in office, those who have always held the belief that President Muhammadu Buhari is Nigeria’s messiah have found added ammunition to further promote this view. The mammoth crowds that attended his campaign rallies all around the country no doubt points to his towering political status. In the election proper he garnered some [...]

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    Many Nigerian youths are morally lost, says Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Many Nigerian youths are morally lost, says Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

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    ‘Chased by Boko Haram’, this 8-year-old Nigerian has ‘conquered the world of chess’ in the US

‘Chased by Boko Haram’, this 8-year-old Nigerian has ‘conquered the world of chess’ in the US

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, an 8-year-old Nigerian whose family reportedly fled Nigeria because of the Boko Haram crisis, is fast becoming a star in the US.In a piece, Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times' columnist, dwelt extensively on the exceptional skills that the boy possesses in the game of chess which he started learning over a year ago.Kristof said Adewumi went undefeated [...]

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    Davido becomes first Nigerian artiste to hit 10m followers on Instagram

Davido becomes first Nigerian artiste to hit 10m followers on Instagram

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    ‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

One of the survivors of the attack on two New Zealand mosques has been identified as Lateef Alabi, an imam with a Nigerian heritage.Fifty people lost their lives when a gunman identified as Brenton Tarrant invaded two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday.Those who sustained injuries are being treated in hospitals.Recounting his experience, Alabi, a leader in [...]

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    Kukah: No sane Nigerian is happy with these killings

Kukah: No sane Nigerian is happy with these killings

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, says no sane Nigerian is happy with the killings across the country.Speaking with The Sun on the sideline of the first plenary meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria in Abuja, he said there is no need to waste lives or engage in violence.He said going by the number of killings and violence recorded [...]

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    How to end rigging in Nigeria

How to end rigging in Nigeria

Let us perform an experiment. Let us make a Super Law that says if you are an elected public officer at any level of government, you must enrol all your children in public schools. You cannot send your children to private or foreign schools. If they are already in private or foreign schools, you must withdraw and enrol them in [...]

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    Open letter to Buhari on Nigerian women

Open letter to Buhari on Nigerian women

On behalf of Nigerian women home and abroad who are lovers of peace and believers in Democracy, congratulations on your victory at the just concluded presidential Elections of 23rd February 2019. This is indeed not an ordinary achievement for the majority of the Nigerian people to decide to keep faith with you despite our renowned reputation of impatience. This speaks to [...]

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    Enwezor, Nigerian art historian, dies after battle with cancer

Enwezor, Nigerian art historian, dies after battle with cancer

Okwui Enwezor, a renowned art curator, poet, and educator, has died after a battle with cancer.The Haus Der Kunst, a Germany-based non-collecting modern and contemporary art museum where he was artistic director from 2011 to 2018, confirmed his death on Friday.Enwezor had stepped down as director of the Haus der Kunst in June, citing health reasons.Two months later, [...]

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    Nigerians in action as Arsenal face Napoli, Villarreal draw Valencia in UEL quarter-finals

Nigerians in action as Arsenal face Napoli, Villarreal draw Valencia in UEL quarter-finals

Alex Iwobi's Arsenal will face a tough tie against Napoli in the last eight of the Europa League, while Samuel Chukwueze side, Villareal will settle scores with Valencia.Unai Emery's men were drawn to face the Serie A side after their dramatic comeback to beat Rennes in the last-16.The first leg initially was due to take place in Naples next month, but [...]

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    PEBEC unveils mobile app to aid Nigeria’s ease of doing business

PEBEC unveils mobile app to aid Nigeria’s ease of doing business

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has unveiled its REPORTGOV.NG mobile and online application for public service feedback and complaints.The platform, which is also a website, is expected to facilitate the escalation and resolution of issues encountered with ministries departments and agencies (MDAs) towards ensuring a more business-friendly environment.The app was launched by Okechukwu Enelamah, the minister of industry, [...]

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    Nigeria improves on HIV ranking — now ‘fourth most affected’ globally

Nigeria improves on HIV ranking — now ‘fourth most affected’ globally

A new report says at least 1.9 million Nigerians are living with HIV/AIDS, making it fourth most affected country in the world.The report of the 2018 Nigeria HIV/AIDS indicator and impact survey (NAIIS), launched by the federal government on Thursday showed that Nigeria's ranking improved from 2014 when it was the second worst hit.The survey assessed the prevalence of HIV [...]

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    Why politics is war in Nigeria

Why politics is war in Nigeria

Selfishness, the pursuit of self-interest and self-aggrandisement are the driving forces of Nigerian politicians. From bottom to top and back again, of those emotions, not one is free, not one is clean, not even President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s widely touted emblem of what is sane and altruistic in the polity.In the recently concluded elections, Buhari for instance, left no one in doubt as to the prime status of his ambition [...]

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    How some Nigerians reacted when Facebook, Instagram were down for hours

How some Nigerians reacted when Facebook, Instagram were down for hours

Users of Facebook and Instagram across the world on Wednesday experienced difficulties using the social media platforms owing to technical glitch.In Nigeria, the problem started around 5pm, with error message coming up each time users attempted using Facebook, especially."Oops... Something went wrong. We're working on getting it fixed as soon as we can," read a note which appeared on the platform.Facebook [...]

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    Osowobi becomes first Nigerian to be named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

Osowobi becomes first Nigerian to be named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

OluwaseunAyodeji Osowobi, founder Stand to End Rape Initiative, has become the first Nigeria to be named the Commonwealth Young person of the Year.Osowobi was presented with the award by Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth secretary-general at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth Secretariat’s London headquarters on Wednesday.Earlier, TheCable had reported that the 28-year-old was nominated alongside 15 others from 45 countries within the [...]

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    50,000 Indians doing business in Nigeria, says high commissioner

50,000 Indians doing business in Nigeria, says high commissioner

Abhay Thakur, Indian high commissioner to Nigeria, says "50,000 Indians" comprising professionals, investors, technically skilled, medical doctors and educationists are involved in various businesses in Nigeria.Thakur spoke at a NAN forum in Abuja, on Tuesday.He said India was Nigeria’s largest trading partner globally, with bilateral trade between both countries "at nearly $12 billion and Indian companies investing in projects worth [...]

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