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    PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari back to Nigeria after health scare

PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari back to Nigeria after health scare

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, is back to the country after an unannounced medical trip to Europe.On Sunday night at the presidential villa in Abuja, she held a meeting with the APC Women and Youths Presidential Campaign Team  --  a 700-member team she set up for her husband’s second term bid.Her illness was kept away from the media as her [...]

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    Udoma disagrees with World Bank, says Nigeria’s economy will grow by 3.01% in 2019

Udoma disagrees with World Bank, says Nigeria’s economy will grow by 3.01% in 2019

Udoma Udo, the minister of budget and national planning, says the Nigerian economy will grow by 3.01 percent in 2019 -- at variance with the World Bank's forecast of 2.2 percent in the same year.Udoma who was speaking at the Deloitte Dialogue on Nigeria's Economic Outlook for 2019, in Lagos, said the proposed 2019 budget is intended to further reposition the [...]

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    CDD FACT CHECK: Did US release names of Nigerians with illegal funds in its banks?

CDD FACT CHECK: Did US release names of Nigerians with illegal funds in its banks?

A message is circulating on social messaging app WhatsApp claiming that the United States President Donald Trump has revealed the names of top Nigerians who are killing the Nigerian economy.The names of top members of the ruling All Progressives Congress or people close to President Muhammadu Buhari, the stolen funds they are purportedly kept in the US banks. Name of those [...]

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    How fake news is sowing distrust ahead of Nigeria’s elections

How fake news is sowing distrust ahead of Nigeria’s elections

From party officials’ half-truths, to wild conspiracy theories, to fabricated news articles, fake news has spread far and wide. Fake news is not new to Nigeria. In the 2015 elections, for example, a 55-minute documentary full of falsehoods entitled “The Real Buhari” aired on television before doing the rounds on social media. In 2017, Biafra separatists attempting to disrupt the [...]

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    UN: 35,000 displaced Nigerians are in Cameroon

UN: 35,000 displaced Nigerians are in Cameroon

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says 35, 000 people displaced by Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast are now safe in neighboring Cameroon.In January, thousands fled Rann in Borno state to Cameroon after the insurgents repeatedly attacked the town.In a statement on Saturday, UNHCR said the people are now safe but the commission raised worries over those [...]

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    Indian phone maker enters Nigerian market to provide ‘quality yet affordable’ products

Indian phone maker enters Nigerian market to provide ‘quality yet affordable’ products

Lava, an Indian phone maker, has launched its products in Nigeria saying it is targeting both low and high-income earners.Speaking at the launch, Sushil Segal, country head for Lava, said the company is targeting emerging markets hence, the reason it launched in Africa two years and now trading in Egypt, Sudan, Ghana and Kenya.Rohit Singh, the company's executive director, business [...]

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    El-Rufai: No party in Nigeria has given opportunities to women like APC

El-Rufai: No party in Nigeria has given opportunities to women like APC

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says in the history of partisan politics in Nigeria, no party has given opportunities to women like the All Progressives Congress (APC).The governor said this at a town-hall meeting President Muhammadu Buhari held with young people on Friday.The meeting held at the presidential villa in Abuja.“I know that in the history of partisan politics [...]

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    ALERT: Nigeria’s foreign reserves at risk over $9bn UK judgment

ALERT: Nigeria’s foreign reserves at risk over $9bn UK judgment

Nigeria’s foreign commercial assets are at risk as a British company moves to enforce a $9bn arbitration award against the country over a breach of contract, TheCable can report.Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID), an engineering and project management company, is expected to get a final order from English courts on February 15, 2019 to enforce the arbitration tribunal award [...]

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    TRENDING: ‘They won’t come out to vote’ — Nigerians react to crowd at BBNaija auditions

TRENDING: ‘They won’t come out to vote’ — Nigerians react to crowd at BBNaija auditions

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    Pavillon Afriques to showcase Nigerian movies at Cannes Film Festival

Pavillon Afriques to showcase Nigerian movies at Cannes Film Festival

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    Buratai’s midas touch on the Nigerian army educational landscape

Buratai’s midas touch on the Nigerian army educational landscape

BY ORINYA AGBESE“He has got the Midas touch. Anything he touches turns to gold”. Many of us might be familiar with that famous line in the beautiful soul rendition of the ’80s. Well, we are no longer in the ’80s, as someone is replicating the Midas touch once again. But this time around, in the Nigerian Army.The educational landscape in [...]

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    NIMC: Nigerians to pay for national e-ID card from 2022

NIMC: Nigerians to pay for national e-ID card from 2022

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says Nigerians will begin to pay for the issuance of national identity card in 2022.Aliyu Aziz, NIMC director-general, made this known at the reform seminar on National Digital Identity Ecosystem Strategic Road Map for enrollment of Nigerians and legal residents into National Identity Database (NIDB) in Abuja on Thursday."The National e-ID Card can only [...]

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    Are Nigeria’s universities hitting enough ‘goals’?

Are Nigeria’s universities hitting enough ‘goals’?

BY DAVID MBA AND VAL EKECHUKWUAre Nigeria’s 160 universities doing enough to support the country’s industrial growth? Our findings suggest that they are not. Compared with five rival emerging global economies – South Africa, Egypt, Thailand, Turkey and Brazil – Nigeria lags behind on all the measures we used.If published research by universities, for example,could be seen as points won [...]

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    You can now apply for the $100k 2019 Nigeria Off-Grid Challenge

You can now apply for the $100k 2019 Nigeria Off-Grid Challenge

The US African Development Foundation (USADF) and All On say applications are now open for the 2019 Nigeria Off-Grid Challenge.According to a statement released by the organisers, the application window will open on February 1 and close on March 15, 2019.USADF and All On have committed to provide funding to 100% African MSMEs that improve energy access through off-grid energy [...]

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    On Onnoghen and the hypocrisy of the Nigerian elite

On Onnoghen and the hypocrisy of the Nigerian elite

Elections are 16 days away and Nigeria is in a flurry of confusion. It is a most unfortunate and dreadful place for a country, which just four years ago presented a beacon of hope that democracy could prosper in black Africa.But it is not in the character of Nigeria to sustain progress. The country’s development plans fail to appreciate its [...]

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    EXTRA: Atiku presided over industrial obituaries all over Nigeria, says Oshiomhole

EXTRA: Atiku presided over industrial obituaries all over Nigeria, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of presiding over "industrial obituaries" all over the country.Oshiomhole said this at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano where the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari is ongoing.He accused Atiku and Peter Obi, his running mate, of making [...]

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