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    Buhari vs Atiku: The prophesies and a morning after…

Buhari vs Atiku: The prophesies and a morning after…

Let me tell you a few short stories: In 2015, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari won the general election, he got two important goodwill messages; one from Tunde Bakare, the other from Femi Adesina. Both men had independently followed General Muhammadu Buhari for many years, and believed in his ability to change Nigeria. This was why Adesina, a revered journalist [...]

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    CDD inaugurates election analysis centre, unveils plans to combat fake news

CDD inaugurates election analysis centre, unveils plans to combat fake news

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has unveiled an election analysis centre (EAC) for the 2019 general election.Speaking at the opening ceremony in Abuja on Thursday, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the essence of the centre is to "infuse confidence in the whole elections".She said the centre would counter fake news, disinformation and provide live telecast."The whole essence of the [...]

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    INFOGRAPHIC: Are you one of 91 million Nigerians now living in extreme poverty?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are you one of 91 million Nigerians now living in extreme poverty?

Over 91 million Nigerians are now living in extreme poverty, TheCable can report.TheCable understands that at least three million Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty between November 2018 and February 2019.According to the World Poverty Clock, created by Vienna-based World Data Lab, 91.16 million Nigerians were living below a dollar a day as of February 13, 2019.In June 2018, the [...]

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    Anti-graft war suffers setback as EU adds Nigeria to ‘dirty-money backlist’

Anti-graft war suffers setback as EU adds Nigeria to ‘dirty-money backlist’

The European Union (EU) has added Nigeria to countries on its "dirty money blacklist".According to Reuters, the EU said the nations in this category pose a threat because of tax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering.Also added to the list which was initially 16, are Saudi Arabia, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Panama, Libya, Botswana, Ghana, Samoa, the Bahamas and four [...]

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    7 things GDP numbers tell us about Buhari’s reelection bid

7 things GDP numbers tell us about Buhari’s reelection bid

On Tuesday, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released the gross domestic product (GDP) numbers, showing a 1.93 percent growth in the Nigerian economy for the year 2018.Financial analysts, public commentators, local and foreign media, and opposition bigwigs have said repeatedly that President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has done poorly with the revival of the economy.Former [...]

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    Death toll from Lassa fever rises to 57

Death toll from Lassa fever rises to 57

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the Lassa fever outbreak in the country has claimed 57 lives.In its latest weekly situation report released on Friday covering January 28 to February 03, the agency said at least 275 cases have been recorded in 19 states.According to the report, since the beginning of the year, 19 states: Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, [...]

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    US ambassador warns officials against illegal directives issued in Buhari’s name

US ambassador warns officials against illegal directives issued in Buhari’s name

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, has warned public officials not to obey illegal directives issued in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Makurdi, Benue state capital, after a meeting with Samuel Ortom, the state governor, the ambassador said any politician whose utterances incite people to violence would be held to account for the crime.He [...]

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    Ethiopia’s Yinesu wins 2019 Access Bank Marathon

Ethiopia’s Yinesu wins 2019 Access Bank Marathon

Sintayehu Yinesu of Ethiopia outpaced thousands of marathoners on Saturday to emerge winner of the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.Yinesu breast the tape in a time of 2.17.20 to grab the ultimate prize of $50,000.Joshua Kipkorir of Kenya came second with a time record of 2.18.16 to go home with $30,000 while William Yegon, also of Kenya, came third [...]

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    With 42 medals, Nigeria dominates World Para Powerlifting Championships

With 42 medals, Nigeria dominates World Para Powerlifting Championships

Nigeria emerged the overall winner of the 2019 Lagos World Para Powerlifting Invitational Championships held at Oriental Hotel in Lagos.The host country won all the 20 gold medal on offer to assert its world dominance in the sport.Nigeria also won 15 silver and seven bronze medals, making it a total of 42 medals in all as the competition ended.Cote d’ [...]

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    Ojukwu visited me last night to weep for Ndigbo

Ojukwu visited me last night to weep for Ndigbo

In the time of the pharaohs of Egypt, when African civilisation was at its apogee, dreams were considered an elemental means of communication from the divine. The story of Joseph and an Egyptian king in the Bible assents this.In Igbo cosmology, dreams, “nlo”, are often not weighed with levity. They are studied through priestly oneirology and interpreted. And even in [...]

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    Buhari: I go to bed and wake up thinking about Nigerians

Buhari: I go to bed and wake up thinking about Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria and Nigerians are constantly on his mind.The president stated this on Monday at the closing ceremony of a workshop on voter education organised by the All Progressives Congress directorate of election planning and monitoring.Buhari said his administration has no free money to give to everybody but it will continue to provide infrastructural facilities to all [...]

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    What happens in Nigeria will affect the world, says US envoy

What happens in Nigeria will affect the world, says US envoy

Stuart Symington, the United States ambassador to Nigeria, says whatever happens in Nigeria will affect the world.According to the US Mission in Nigeria, Symington said this in response to questions on the interest of the US in Nigeria's democracy.It is unclear if the comment was made on the basis of the tension between the federal government and some foreign countries, including [...]

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    VIDEO: Ex-Kenyan prime minister mocks Nigeria at anti-corruption summit

VIDEO: Ex-Kenyan prime minister mocks Nigeria at anti-corruption summit

Raila Odinga, Kenyan opposition leader, has used a former Nigerian minister as an example of how public office holders amass wealth illegally.Addressing an audience at a summit which held in Kenya, Odinga spoke of how an unnamed Malaysian minister hosted his Nigerian counterpart and they shared ideas on corruption.According to him, after taking an infrastructural tour around the country, both men [...]

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    Africa will be polio-free — if Nigeria records no new cases by August

Africa will be polio-free — if Nigeria records no new cases by August

Global immunization experts attending the biannual Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) meeting urged African countries to strengthen their routine immunization. Over the past five years, immunization coverage in sub-Saharan Africa has stagnated at 72%, exposing populations to vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks. The immunization experts also emphasized the importance of increased domestic investment in disease surveillance and the need for community engagement to [...]

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    American journalist suggests Atiku paid $540,000 to get into US

American journalist suggests Atiku paid $540,000 to get into US

Judd Legum, a journalist and former research director of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, says Atiku Abubakar paid as much as $540,000 to get his way into the US.In his article titled "What does a $1.1 million lobbying contract buy in Trump's Washington?" Legum said the Peoples Democratic Party's deal with Brian Ballard, a top lobbyist with deep connections to the Trump [...]

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    The decline and recovery of Nigeria’s economy

The decline and recovery of Nigeria’s economy

It was an expectant morning at the banquet hall of the state house, Abuja, as the economic management team (EMT) engaged representatives of the private sector from all over the country on the economy at the 10th presidential quarterly business forum.“We didn’t know you have done so much,” said Nike Akande, president of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry [...]

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