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    Nigeria @ 59: Dancing on the brink

Nigeria @ 59: Dancing on the brink

In 2010 John Campbell, the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria (from May 12 2004 to July 19, 2007)  published a book he entitled, ‘Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink.’ A second edition of that book was published in 2013. Campbell, who earlierwas a counsellor in the US Embassy in Nigeria between 1988 and 1990, is the Ralph Bunche senior fellow for [...]

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    ‘I am 59!’

‘I am 59!’

The old man was dressed in an elaborate outfit he had obviously outgrown. It must have been a relic from the past, a reminder of the status he once possessed. He was pleased with himself all the same and seemed oblivious to his ill-fitting, riotously coloured  regalia. This was his birthday, 59 no less and part of his annual ritual [...]

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    MURIC rates Buhari as ‘the best since independence’

MURIC rates Buhari as ‘the best since independence’

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is the best since Nigeria got independence in 1960.  In a statement on Tuesday, Ishaq Akintola, MURIC’s director, said corruption has been a major problem and it is only Buhari’s government that has tackled it decisively.  Akintola said Buhari has been fighting corruption since 1983 when he had a stint [...]

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    Yakasai: APC promised change but nothing has changed

Yakasai: APC promised change but nothing has changed

Tanko Yakasai, a founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) , says there has been no significant change in Nigeria since APC took over power. Yakasai spoke on Tuesday when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme. Giving his assessment of Nigeria during the 59th independence anniversary, the elder statesman said the nation has not progressed. "What I am saying is [...]

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    Independence Day: Buhari to address the nation at 7am

Independence Day: Buhari to address the nation at 7am

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Tuesday morning, address the country through a nationwide broadcast. Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement. He said the broadcast is part of activities to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary celebrations. "President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7am," the statement read. "Television, [...]

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    US ambassador asks FG to get rid of fuel subsidy

US ambassador asks FG to get rid of fuel subsidy

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, has advised the federal government to get rid of fuel subsidy.  The advice is coming a week after Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano, said heavy subsidy is leading Nigeria into bankruptcy. Wale Tinubu, managing director of Oando Plc,  had also called on the government to cease subsidy.  Speaking during an event to commemorate America's 243rd independence, Symington [...]

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    Buhari: We have challenges but God didn’t make a mistake with Nigeria

Buhari: We have challenges but God didn’t make a mistake with Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria might have its challenges but God did not make a mistake when he created the country. The president said this on Monday when he hosted William Kumuyi, general overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, at the presidential villa in Abuja. Buhari said God knows what he is doing and so Nigerians must appreciate Him for bringing [...]

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    Buhari leaves for Ghana Monday

Buhari leaves for Ghana Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart for Accra, Ghana, to attend the country's 61st independence anniversary.  The Nigerian leader will be accompanied by a delegation including Geoffery Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs and Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, to the event scheduled to hold at the Independence Square on Tuesday. According to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman,  Buhari is [...]

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    Nigeria will overcome her challenges, says Osinbajo

Nigeria will overcome her challenges, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria will overcome her challenges and become prosperous. He said this at the 2017 independence day service at the National Christian Center, Abuja. Speaking on the theme, 'National Unity in the Bond of Peace and Love', Osinbajo noted that the greatest commandment in the scripture is "love the Lord your God with all your strength and love your [...]

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    None of us is as great as all of us, says Jonathan

None of us is as great as all of us, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigerians must accept the fact that none of us is as great as all of us. Jonathan said this in his felicitations to Nigerians on the nation's 57th independence anniversary. He expressed optimism that the country would surmount its current challenges and emerge stronger. “I wish all Nigerians a happy 57th Independence anniversary," read a statement which  Ikechukwu Eze, [...]

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    PDP accuses APC of destroying the independence of EFCC, ICPC

PDP accuses APC of destroying the independence of EFCC, ICPC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of destroying the independence of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC). PDP said this in a statement to commemorate the 19th anniversary as a "topmost" political party in Nigeria. According to the statement, PDP created the EFCC and [...]

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    I won’t allow militants hold Nigeria to ransom, says Buhari

I won’t allow militants hold Nigeria to ransom, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not allow Niger Delta militants to hold the country to ransom. Buhari said this in his speech on the 56th independence anniversary of the country. He also sympathised with Nigerians over the current economic crisis, saying it would not last for long because he had already taken steps to revive the economy. “A new insurgency has reared [...]

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    Avengers vow to declare Niger Delta independence on October 1

Avengers vow to declare Niger Delta independence on October 1

Niger Delta Avengers, the militant group giving mixed signals regarding dialogue with the federal government, has vowed to declare the Niger Delta region an independent entity on October 1, 2016. On Wednesday, Ballantyne Agiri, "spokesman" for the dialogue group of the Avengers, had indicated the readiness of the group to engage the federal government in dialogue in order to resolve the [...]

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