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    Damaged cables trigger internet disruption in Nigeria, 11 countries

Damaged cables trigger internet disruption in Nigeria, 11 countries

Internet service in  at least 12 African countries, including Nigeria, slowed down after undersea connection cables were damaged, according to Bloomberg.The WACS and SAT3/WASC cable systems which connect many African countries to Europe are wired through the Atlantic Ocean.The disruption started on Wednesday night with a huge impact on mostly West African countries.NetBlocks, a non-profit organisation that tracks internet shutdowns, [...]

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    The entrepreneurship hype

The entrepreneurship hype

Ali Mufuruki advised that African countries not confuse hype with reality, and hope, with achievement. That was when he spoke at the TEDxEuston event in 2014.  He also described a Tanzanian story where a certain explorer named John Williamson happened on some locals playing a board game with diamonds, oblivious of the worth of the precious stones. Williamson bought the [...]

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    UK businesses doing very well in Nigeria, says deputy high commissioner

UK businesses doing very well in Nigeria, says deputy high commissioner

Harriet Thompson, British deputy high commissioner in Lagos, says the United Kingdom is ready to offer assistance to Nigeria to boost investment opportunities in the country. Thompson spoke at UK-Africa investment summit pre-event media briefing on Monday, in Lagos.She said part of the objectives of the summit, which will hold on January 20 in the UK, is to push investments in [...]

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    Makinde: Nigeria is blessed but our leaders have been managing poverty

Makinde: Nigeria is blessed but our leaders have been managing poverty

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, says there is poverty in Nigeria because its leaders have failed to manage the country's natural resources.Makinde spoke on Sunday during a church service marking the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Aremo, Ibadan.A statement by Taiwo Adisa, his chief press secretary, quoted the governor as saying the [...]

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    Nigeria and the American Matsuyama mirror

Nigeria and the American Matsuyama mirror

There is this Japanese tale of the Matsuyama mirror. Matsuyama, according to the folktale, was located in the Province of Echigo, somewhere in Japan. It is centered round a couple who lived in a village where there was no trace of civilization. The husband thus planned to travel to “the great city, the capital of Japan,” to embark upon some business. [...]

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    Nigeria: From Egypt to Egypt?

Nigeria: From Egypt to Egypt?

BY ABIODUN KOMOLAFEThose who are familiar with the history of the Israelites will understand why their story in the wilderness will not be complete without a mention of how, at a stage, they had preferred being “slaves in Egypt” to being subjected to mass ignoble deaths “in the desert.” With the pathetic state of our country, it is unfortunate that such hopelessness and uncertain reality now define the lots of many Nigerians.Sentiments apart, Muhammadu Buhari is a good [...]

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    Garba Shehu: No need for panic over withdrawal of Chadian troops

Garba Shehu: No need for panic over withdrawal of Chadian troops

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has asked Nigerians not to panic over the withdrawal of Chadian troops from the Lake Chad region. About 1200 Chadian troops deployed in the Lake Chad area in the north-east to combat the Boko Haram insurgency alongside Nigerian troops withdrew from the area on Friday."It's our troops who went to aid Nigerian soldiers months ago returning home. [...]

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    ‘Our jollof rice has done the magic’ — reactions as Cardi B picks a Nigerian tribe

‘Our jollof rice has done the magic’ — reactions as Cardi B picks a Nigerian tribe

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    Atiku: 2019 not a good year for Nigerians

Atiku: 2019 not a good year for Nigerians

Former Vice-president Atiku Abubakar says 2019 has not been a good year for Nigerians.In a statement by his media office, Atiku said 2020 is a year for the government to do things differently and make deliberate effort to improve the wellbeing of the people.He said disobedience to the rule of law is a "bad advertisement" for the nation, adding that [...]

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    Report: UK, US considered oil embargo against Nigeria after Saro-Wiwa’s execution

Report: UK, US considered oil embargo against Nigeria after Saro-Wiwa’s execution

The UK and the US considered a navy-backed oil embargo against Nigeria after the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa, writer and environmental activist, the BBC is reporting.According to the broadcaster, the plan was contained in a document released by the UK government.Saro-Wiwa and eight other people were hanged after they were found guilty of the murder of four Ogoni chiefs in [...]

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    Nigeria, chapter ’19: Counting our blessings…

Nigeria, chapter ’19: Counting our blessings…

We are here again at the end of another year. With just a few days to go, the chapter of another year and decade is closing and uniquely so with the holidays. Beyond the usual fanfare that accompanies the Christmas holiday, the period is unique for many other reasons. For some, it is a moment of thanksgiving, spiritual reflection and [...]

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    Makinde, Buratai to receive awards at launch of book in honour of Buhari

Makinde, Buratai to receive awards at launch of book in honour of Buhari

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, and Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, are among top public officials who will be honoured at the launch of a book in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari.According to the organisers, Makinde will receive the award of patriotism As “Human Capital Development Star of the Year" while Buratai will receive the award of the [...]

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    ICYMI: Three Nigerians abscond during pilgrimage in Israel

ICYMI: Three Nigerians abscond during pilgrimage in Israel

Three Nigerian pilgrims from Delta state reportedly absconded during pilgrimage in Israel.According to Channels TV, Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of the state, described the incident as embarrassing, saying he was informed through a text message.The governor, who said he had not confirmed the incident, promised to carry out an investigation.“From next year, we do not want to have the incidences of [...]

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    Osinbajo: Nigeria far behind in eradicating poverty

Osinbajo: Nigeria far behind in eradicating poverty

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is far behind in eradicating poverty.Osinbajo said this, on Monday, at an event to mark the 70th birthday of Abiola Ajimobi, a former governor of Oyo state.The vice-president said the country has not made progress in eradicating poverty because there was lack of "focused approach" by past administrations.“It’s very obvious that we are behind the [...]

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    Opadokun: Those who should ask govt questions are busy grumbling

Opadokun: Those who should ask govt questions are busy grumbling

Ayo Opadokun, convener of the Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reform (CODER), says he does not see hope on the horizon for the country.Delivering a keynote address in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, during the weekend, Opadokun said Nigerians are not doing the needful to bring good result. “I do not see hope in the horizon for Nigeria because those who should ask questions [...]

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    Usman, ‘Nigerian Nightmare’, knocks out ‘American Chaos’ to defend UFC 245 title

Usman, ‘Nigerian Nightmare’, knocks out ‘American Chaos’ to defend UFC 245 title

Nigeria's Kamaru Usman technically knocked America's Colby Covington out to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight 245 title.The 'Nigerian Nightmare' "TKO-ed" the 'American Chaos' at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday morning.He knocked Covington out in 4 minutes 10 seconds of the fifth round to defend his title.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut5Ks5fMmwAUsman, who defeated Woodley in March at the UFC [...]

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