Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Falana: How Jammeh ordered execution of nine Nigerians heading to Europe through Gambia

Falana: How Jammeh ordered execution of nine Nigerians heading to Europe through Gambia

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says Yahya Jammeh, ousted Gambian president, ordered the execution of 50 persons, including nine Nigerians, in 2005.  In a statement on Friday, the human rights lawyer said his law firm had been able to identify Omozemoje Paul Enagameh as one of the Nigerians killed by the Jammeh regime.Following Jammeh’s removal, the Human Rights Watch [...]

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    No Yoruba president in Nigeria for another 20 years

No Yoruba president in Nigeria for another 20 years

If Nigeria were to survive the ticking time bomb of the rigged 2019 presidential election, one of the prerequisites would be that there cannot be a Yoruba president in the country for at least another 20 years. Otherwise, we would be further stoking the flames of disintegration. The Yoruba have provided the president in 8 of the last 20 years. [...]

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    Election: What Nigeria can learn from South Africa

Election: What Nigeria can learn from South Africa

BY OKE UMURHOHWOIt was another test on African’s preference for democratic tenets but South Africa didn't disappoint. The coastline nation held its parliamentary election on 8thMay, 2019and its outcome have left a relishing experience.This came amid growing concern on the trajectory of democracy on the continent over rampant manipulations and high level of interference that distort leadership choices. From Algeria to [...]

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    Inside the world of Almajiri children with big dreams but harsh reality

Inside the world of Almajiri children with big dreams but harsh reality

Along Sugune road in Kawo, Kano state, Walae Bashir (not real name) stood with some of his peers with bowls clutched under their arms. The time was past 11 am and, while their age mates were attending classes in schools across the metropolis, they have been out in the scorching sun, running after every moving thing/being in search for pennies. [...]

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    Four reasons for optimism on economic inclusion in Nigeria

Four reasons for optimism on economic inclusion in Nigeria

BY JOE ABAH, NATE BOURNS, AND BRIGIT HELMSViewed in isolation, statistics on the Nigerian economy paint a bleak picture. Having emerged from the 2017 recession, Nigeria is growing at an anemic 1.5 to 1.9 percent per year—against population growth of 2.6 percent. Nigeria is one of the few countries in the world where poverty has worsened—90 million of its citizens [...]

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    Does the president know?

Does the president know?

It has become imperative to ask President Muhammadu Buhari whether he is aware that large swathes of Nigeria are no longer under his control as the Commander-in-Chief. It seems highly improbable that one listens to news bulletins these days without being told of kidnapping or bandits’ attack or terrorists’ operation. Even some of those who are closer to the President [...]

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    FG donates $500,000 to Malawi

FG donates $500,000 to Malawi

The federal government has donated 30,000 tonnes of drugs, medical equipment, insecticide treated nets and $500,000 to the Republic of Malawi.In March, Malawi was hit by Cyclone Idai which caused the death of at least 60 persons and destroyed not less than 86,000 houses and public infrastructure.On Monday, Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, led a delegation to Lilongwe, capital [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Was this the video that got Sanusi into trouble with Ganduje?

FLASHBACK: Was this the video that got Sanusi into trouble with Ganduje?

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano and former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been at the heart of a post-election controversy with Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, over his criticism of the governor's actions and inactions in the state.The former CBN governor's problem with Ganduje is usually traced to his critical comments in 2017 on the [...]

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    Dalung: Youth must be recognised as key actors in peacemaking

Dalung: Youth must be recognised as key actors in peacemaking

Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, says efforts towards sustainable peace and security in Nigeria will remain a mirage if the youthful population is still perceived as perpetrators of violence.He spoke in Abuja at a continental study on "The Roles and Contributions of Youth to Peace and Security in Africa", organized by the African Union (AU) and supported by [...]

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    EXTRA: Nigerian leaders have mastered political witchcraft, says Dogara

EXTRA: Nigerian leaders have mastered political witchcraft, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Nigeria's major problem is lack of leadership.He said Nigerian leaders have mastered "the art of political witchcraft" that sustains them in politics.Dogara was speaking at a conference of young lawmakers organised by the "Not Too Young To Run" movement, in Abuja.“Our so-called leaders have mastered the art of political witchcraft so [...]

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    From 10m in 2015, Nigerian taxpayers ‘soon to hit 45m’

From 10m in 2015, Nigerian taxpayers ‘soon to hit 45m’

The number of taxpayers in Nigeria has increased from 10 million in 2015 to 14 million in 2017, to 19 million in 2018 and about to hit 45 million in 2019.According to the Joint Tax Board (JTB) led by Tunde Fowler, chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigerian taxpayer roll will soon hit 45 million.The board says Fowler's FIRS has [...]

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    Kate Henshaw: There’s a sick pleasure derived from seeing people suffer in Nigeria

Kate Henshaw: There’s a sick pleasure derived from seeing people suffer in Nigeria

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    Nigeria: Becoming a human capital export nation

Nigeria: Becoming a human capital export nation

BY  DAYO OROLUThe recent revelation by Mr Ike Chioke, the Group CEO of Afrinvest Ltd, on the high-level remittances from Nigerians in the Diaspora to the Country as compared with actual export proceeds from Oil and Gas operations has brought to the fore the potential of Nigeria becoming a human capital nation rather than oil and gas. Mr Chioke asserted [...]

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    Free visa processing for companies attending Turkey/Nigeria bilateral meetings

Free visa processing for companies attending Turkey/Nigeria bilateral meetings

Ridwan Bello, CEO Turkria, has promised free visa processing and 50 percent discount on flight tickets for any company attending the Turkey-Nigeria bilateral trade meetings in Konya, Turkey.Konya (pictured), one of the largest industrialized city in Turkey, through its Konya Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Turkey Ministry of Trade and Turkria International Limited is organizing the 5-Day bilateral trade [...]

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    Onaiyekan: Those who can’t develop Nigeria have no business in politics

Onaiyekan: Those who can’t develop Nigeria have no business in politics

John Onaiyekan, former Catholic archbishop of Abuja, says anyone who cannot develop Nigeria has no business becoming a politician.Onaiyekan spoke on Saturday at a migration conference tagged "Action against irregular migration of Nigerians", in Abuja.He also decried the spate of attacks in various parts of the country, saying citizens are now at the mercy of criminals.There have been continued cases [...]

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    Deepening democracy in Nigeria: The imperative of building strong institutions

Deepening democracy in Nigeria: The imperative of building strong institutions

To stumble over the same stone is a proverbial disgrace – Cicero (circa 63 BC).One of the most popular definitions of Democracy in sociology is the one by Abraham Lincoln. He defined democracy as a “government of the people, by the people and for the people". At the peak of the repressive rule by military juntas in Nigeria, Adekunle Ajasin, [...]

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