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    Kukah: In Nigeria, we evoke God to witness corruption

Kukah: In Nigeria, we evoke God to witness corruption

Matthew Kukah, bishop of Catholic diocese of Sokoto, says in Nigeria we evoke God to witness corruption and "outright larceny."Kukah said this while speaking at the convocation of Achievers University, Owo in Ondo state.In his lecture entitled: "Some reasons why Nigeria has failed to achieve greatness", the bishop said the rest of the world is making progress without evoking God.“We [...]

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    Building our Nigeria: some practical suggestions (2)

Building our Nigeria: some practical suggestions (2)

For the elite of Nigeria, the first necessary step in the journey of self-discovery is embarking on a rigorous search for the spiritual and philosophical essence of the Nigeria we lead. It is through this endeavour that we can hope to decode not just the mission of Nigeria but more importantly, the strategies that will help us navigate Nigeria to [...]

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    Peter Obi: In Nigeria, nobody tells you the truth when you are in power

Peter Obi: In Nigeria, nobody tells you the truth when you are in power

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 presidential election, says people in power do not get told the truth.Obi spoke on Friday as a guest speaker at the first convocation of Chrisland University, Abeokuta.Speaking on 'Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship: A critical intersection for economic development in Africa', Obi said the challenges besetting the country are [...]

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    Building our Nigeria: some practical suggestions (1)

Building our Nigeria: some practical suggestions (1)

Following my articles on the state of the nation especially on the issues of restructuring and the increasingly strident calls for the break- up of the country from some quarters, it is appropriate to weigh in with suggestions on how we can cope with what is shaping to be a major crisis of confidence among the component parts of the [...]

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    An open letter to Nigeria’s children

An open letter to Nigeria’s children

BY PETER HAWKINSDear Naija children, thirty years ago – long before many of you were born – the world came together to write a document that would help to defend and protect your rights. They did this because they recognised that childhood is a very precious time – a time when you must be able to grow as healthily as possible, learn [...]

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    Zainab Ahmed: Nigeria’s growth plan has suffered seriously since 2017

Zainab Ahmed: Nigeria’s growth plan has suffered seriously since 2017

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning, says the implementation and targets of the economic and recovery growth plan (ERGP) have been at risk since 2017 because of underfunding.Speaking on Tuesday at the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) peer-learning event, Ahmed said the federal government had recorded 42% revenue shortfall as at June 30."Regarding the 2019 budget, as at [...]

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    Nigeria-South Africa: Strengthening relations between two regional powerhouses

Nigeria-South Africa: Strengthening relations between two regional powerhouses

Historically, Nigeria and the republic of South Africa have so much in common. The two countries are former British colonies and they both belong to same Commonwealth of Nations family. The two are also the most influential members of the African Union as the biggest economies on the continent.Nigeria as a frontline state, though not geographically contiguous to South Africa, [...]

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    ‘You’ll not go without vomitting what you’ve stolen’ — Bakare sends cryptic jab to  Bourdillon

‘You’ll not go without vomitting what you’ve stolen’ — Bakare sends cryptic jab to Bourdillon

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), has sent a cryptic message to Bourdillon, saying he who stole will vomit all he has stolen before he goes. Speaking during a sermon at the Latter Rain Assembly on Sunday, Bakare said the people are praising the one who stole from them, and regarding him as a generous man.The fiery [...]

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    IMF/World Bank forum attendees asked to monitor symptoms as participant contracts chickenpox

IMF/World Bank forum attendees asked to monitor symptoms as participant contracts chickenpox

A participant at the International Monetary Fund/World Bank annual meetings held in Washington DC, US, has been diagnosed of chickenpox.In a statement on Friday, Jianhai Lin, IMF secretary, said the development was confirmed in a letter from the Washington DC department of health.However, the participant's name was not mentioned.Nigerian officials, led by Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, were among the [...]

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    Buhari-Putin entente: Will Russia rush Nigeria to ruin?

Buhari-Putin entente: Will Russia rush Nigeria to ruin?

I once wrote: ‘’There is no morality in global politics. It is eat or be eaten. The nucleus of international relations, beyond the niceties of diplomacy, is interest. Substantially, foreign relations are a trade of interests. Nothing is given for nothing. Every country seeks its own even in the extension of charity to another country.’’What is Russia’s interest in Nigeria [...]

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    Nigeria jumps 15 places on World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking

Nigeria jumps 15 places on World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking

Nigeria is now ranked 131 globally on the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking, moving up by 15 places from its 2019 spot.The Bretton Wood institution released the report in the early hours of Thursday.A comparison of business regulation in 190 countries across the world formed the basis of the ranking."Nigeria conducted reforms impacting six indicators, including making the [...]

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    Polio eradication ‘means so much to Nigeria’

Polio eradication ‘means so much to Nigeria’

Emeka Offor, a philanthropist and Rotary International ambassador, says the eradication of polio means so much to Nigeria.Offor said this on Wednesday while speaking at the unveiling of a polio billboard by his foundation along airport road in Abuja.Nigeria has not recorded any polio case in recent times.The philanthropist said he is certain that the World Health Organisation (WHO) will [...]

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    Jega: If we don’t take care, CIA’s prediction on disintegration of Nigeria will come to pass

Jega: If we don’t take care, CIA’s prediction on disintegration of Nigeria will come to pass

Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says if  care is not taken, the prediction of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on the disintegration of Nigeria will come to pass.Jega said this on Wednesday while speaking at Tell Magazine's 20 years of democracy conference in Abuja.The tension in the buildup to the 2015 elections had [...]

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    Four Nigerians injured as South Africa boils again

Four Nigerians injured as South Africa boils again

Four Nigerians have reportedly sustained injuries in fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa.PUNCH quoted Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), as confirming the attacks which took place at Witbank area of Mpumalanga province, on Tuesday.“The Department of Home Affairs, which is like our own Ministry of Interior that deals with immigration and citizens’ issues, is in the [...]

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    IMF: Nigeria’s growth too slow to reduce poverty

IMF: Nigeria’s growth too slow to reduce poverty

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Nigeria's economy would have to grow at a faster pace to witness a reduction in its poverty numbers.Kristalina Georgieva, the IMF managing director, made this known on Thursday at the opening press conference of the IMF and World Bank meetings."Nigeria matters to the whole of Africa. When Nigeria does well, Africa does well. The [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria will prosper if we get infrastructure right

Buhari: Nigeria will prosper if we get infrastructure right

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will get better if needed infrastructure is put in place.In a series of tweets on Friday, the president said good infrastructure will lead the country towards prosperity.He reiterated his commitment to providing infrastructure, saying it will be a priority of his administration."I firmly believe that if we get infrastructure right in Nigeria, our roads, rail, [...]

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