Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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    Between Nigeria and Atiku Abubakar

Between Nigeria and Atiku Abubakar

BY AYODELE SIMONI am a 40-year-old woman; a mother, a wife, a working-class citizen and a member of the fast-disappearing middle class in Nigeria. I have voted only once in my life. Yes, just once! This was during the 2007 elections where I voted the late Umaru Yar’Adua for president.Am I a bad citizen? I do not believe so. I [...]

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    When two adults fart in public

When two adults fart in public

In the Yoruba culture, adults are rarely wrong. Of course, this does not say they are not wrong many times, it just means that when they are wrong, it is not in the place of a child to say it. It gets even more interesting: when adults fart in Yorubaland, a proper child or omoluabi, as we call it, is [...]

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    CAN asks Nigeria to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem

CAN asks Nigeria to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on Nigeria and other countries to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, made this call on Tuesday via a statement issued by Adebayo Oladeji, his spokesman.Ayokunle, while commending the Israeli government on the 70th anniversary of its country, said the relocation of the capital to Jerusalem was [...]

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    Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

John Onaiyekan, cardinal of the Abuja Catholic diocese, says Nigeria is in a state of emergency.Onaiyekan said this on Tuesday while speaking on the incessant killings in various parts of the country.This year alone, hundreds have been killed in crisis situations such as attacks by suspected herdsmen, clashes involving the herders and farmers as well as armed robbery.Speaking during the [...]

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    WHO calls for universal health coverage for improve health security

WHO calls for universal health coverage for improve health security

Tedros Ghebreyesus, director general of World Health Organisation (WHO), says universal health coverage is the foundation for health security and prevention of outbreaks.He said this on Monday during the second plenary meeting of the 71st World Health Assembly holding in Geneva, Switzerland.Ghebreyesus spoke about the general programme of work (GPW) of the WHO, a “five year strategic plan (that) is [...]

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    Osinbajo: We need to do things differently

Osinbajo: We need to do things differently

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria will move forward if it its citizens imbibe the  principles of creativity, innovation and hard work.Laolu Akande, media aide to the vice-president, quoted Osinbajo as saying this when he attended Sunday service at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).T.D. Jakes, renowned bishop, was the guest minister at the service.The vice-president said hard work, innovation and [...]

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    FG: Nigeria wasn’t represented at inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem

FG: Nigeria wasn’t represented at inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem

The federal government says there was no Nigerian representative at the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem.Al Jazeera had reported that Nigeria was among the countries that were represented at the event.A presidential official had said Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, queried the Nigerian ambassador in Israel, based on the report.But in a statement by Tope Elias-Fatile, spokesman of [...]

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    Nigeria retain 47th spot in FIFA rankings

Nigeria retain 47th spot in FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria retained the 47th position in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday.On the continent, the three-time African champions also maintained the sixth position.Nigeria's World Cup opponents also maintained their position, with Argentina ranked fifth, Croatia 18th and Iceland 22nd.Germany retained the number one position in the world followed by Brazil.The top ten world rankings [...]

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    Doctors and the Nigerian festival of tears

Doctors and the Nigerian festival of tears

It was October 2013; I remember this month with so much pain in my heart. My family had just lost one of our finest -- perhaps the finest of us, to the cold hands of death, aided by the failing Nigerian medical system. She was my aunt, who doubled as a mother. She was clearly the best caretaker I had as a young [...]

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    Sweet codeine, bitter responses, and our sour problems!

Sweet codeine, bitter responses, and our sour problems!

BY DEMILADE OSOTEKUFollowing the release of the BBC Africa Documentary ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine: Nigeria Cough Syrup Crisis,’ there has been a loud outcry by the public. Drug and substance abuse is not a new problem in Nigeria; as far back as 1992, academic studies have shown that about 70% of school-aged children in Nigeria abuse drugs.The Nigerian senate reported [...]

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    What exactly are doctors doing in Nigeria?

What exactly are doctors doing in Nigeria?

It was the night of December 22, 2002. I was rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. I was terribly sick; the hospital had no oxygen as at the time I was admitted, and I was severely low on oxygen. I missed a date with death by a few seconds. I needed a miracle and God showed up -- [...]

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    World press freedom index: Nigeria up three places – but still in red zone

World press freedom index: Nigeria up three places – but still in red zone

For the first time in three years, Nigeria stepped up in its position on the word press freedom ranking at 119 of 180 countries—three places up from 122.According to the index, released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Nigeria got a global score of 37.41 against its 2017 figure of 39.69In 2017, the country recorded a fall, moving from 116 to [...]

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    Adeboye: Unless killings stop, 2019 elections may not hold

Adeboye: Unless killings stop, 2019 elections may not hold

Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has warned that if Nigeria must survive, the killings around the country must stop.Adeboye said this on Friday during his sermon at the church’s May Holy Ghost Service at the Redemption Camp.Mid-sermon, the cleric paused to call on the congregation of thousands of people to join him in [...]

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    Meet the ‘lazy’ Nigerian youths who absolved us at CHOGM 2018

Meet the ‘lazy’ Nigerian youths who absolved us at CHOGM 2018

On April 18, 2018, the President Muhammadu Buhari said to the world, that a lot of Nigerian youths "haven't been to school" and want to "sit down and do nothing". This birth the nationwide revolt, now known as the #LazyNigerianYouths movement. Fortunately, a good number of Nigerian youths were in that same Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster on the same day the [...]

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    Executive recklessness and thoughtlessness of Nigerian electorate

Executive recklessness and thoughtlessness of Nigerian electorate

In the last few months, I have written extensively, lengthily and comprehensively on His Excellency, Governor Rochas Okorocha, especially when he erected the statue of His Excellency, Mr. Jacob Zuma and a few weeks after he consummated the project that attracted heated criticisms from every right-thinking citizen of Nigeria, same statue was demolished symbolically when the former president was booted [...]

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    ‘You deserve some accolades’ — Osinbajo hails Nigerians

‘You deserve some accolades’ — Osinbajo hails Nigerians

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says both the elders and youth of Nigeria deserve some accolades for their contribution to nation-building.'I deserve some accolades' is a phrase made popular by Charles Okocha, an actor and social media sensation.Osinbajo borrowed from the phrase while speaking on Tuesday at the 11th edition of The Platform, a non-profit initiative of Covenant Christian Centre.According to the [...]

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