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    83 percent of schools in Nigeria ‘lack water supply, improved sanitation’

83 percent of schools in Nigeria ‘lack water supply, improved sanitation’

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    Report: Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, Congo by 2050

Report: Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, Congo by 2050

More than 40 percent of “extremely poor people” in the world will be living in Nigeria and DR Congo by 2050, a report by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has revealed.In the 2018 goalkeepers report released Tuesday, the foundation said by 2050, Nigeria will have 152 million people in extreme poverty out of a projected population of 429 million.It blamed [...]

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    Eaglets beat Ghana via penalties, seal U17 AFCON spot

Eaglets beat Ghana via penalties, seal U17 AFCON spot

The Golden Eaglets on Saturday defeated Ghana’s Black Starlets via penalties in the final of the U17 WAFU zone B qualifying tournament.The pulsating encounter which ended 1-1 after regulation time held at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey.The Starlets shot into the lead in the 54th minute but the Nigerian team equalised minutes later when Akinkunmi Amoo finished brilliantly.Both teams tried hard [...]

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    Now that they all want restructuring

Now that they all want restructuring

BY EMENENA BRIGHTIt is understandable that the Nigerian political terrain has become this charged as it is only about six months to the general election. While all the elections are important, the most significant remains the Presidential. This is because the direction of a nation is akin to the nation's chief executive officer. This is further made so by our [...]

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    Two Nigerian travellers import monkeypox into UK

Two Nigerian travellers import monkeypox into UK

Two monkeypox patients with travel history from Nigeria are currently being treated in the UK.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Wednesday, saying it is working with UK’s public health agency to investigate the cases.Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive of NCDC, said the agency met with stakeholders recently, including surveillance officers and case management physicians from all states affected [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: Okonjo-Iweala helped get Nigeria out of debt, but we are back there

Amina Mohammed: Okonjo-Iweala helped get Nigeria out of debt, but we are back there

Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), says Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, two-time minister of finance, spent years to get Nigeria out of debt, but the country is now back to worrying levels of debt. Speaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the UN Working Together Conversation monitored by TheCable on Tuesday, the former minister of environment in Nigeria [...]

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    2019: A brief manual of Nigerian politics

2019: A brief manual of Nigerian politics

The political primaries are scheduled to hold between this month and the next and definitely by the end of October 2018, the hustling and jostling in Nigeria’s political arena would have begun in full earnest. The elections will be held in February 2019. For the benefit of any outsider who may never have witnessed Nigeria’s general elections, the type that [...]

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    Forbes ranks Rwanda, S’Africa over Nigeria on ‘investor protection’

Forbes ranks Rwanda, S’Africa over Nigeria on ‘investor protection’

Forbes has ranked Nigeria 3rd best in Africa in terms of "investor protection".Rwanda and South Africa were rated above Nigeria on the African continent. A total of  153 countries were surveyed.The American business magazine made this known in its Index of Best Countries for Business Report released on Friday.The report said in the period under review, Nigeria experienced positive economic growth driven [...]

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    When the Germans came to town

When the Germans came to town

As President Muhammadu Buhari met with Chancellor Angela Merkel behind closed doors last week, a lively business roundtable was holding in The Brown Room, one of the many meeting rooms in presidential villa. It was there the secret behind the success of German businesses was revealed by the visitors. It could not be ignored; it dominated the talks for several [...]

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    God, take our natural resources and give us functional human brains

God, take our natural resources and give us functional human brains

The nations that have natural resources in abundance but do not think and are languid and slothful will take them (natural resources) to the nations that do not have, but make use of their wits and creatively work-hard. In other words, the success of a nation and her people does not depend alone on the abundance of their natural resources [...]

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    Everything is not okay in Nigeria, says sultan

Everything is not okay in Nigeria, says sultan

Muhammad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says everything is not right in Nigeria.He said this when he received the Catholic bishops of Nigeria at his palace in Sokoto on Friday.He said the country is saddled with problems, hence, the need for religious leaders to unite and ensure a peaceful environment."Politics is a choice, like religion, therefore, let’s not fight each other [...]

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    Buhari’s takeaways from Beijing summit

Buhari’s takeaways from Beijing summit

Heads of State, Governments and delegations from 52 African countries, which includes Nigeria and the People’s, Republic of China met in Beijing, under the auspices of the Forum on China and Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).The tri-annual summit was held with the theme: “China and Africa: Towards an Even Stronger Community with a Shared Future through Win-Win Cooperation.”President Muhammadu Buhari led a [...]

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    Saraki: We must replace Buhari with a man who has capacity

Saraki: We must replace Buhari with a man who has capacity

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Nigerians must "change" President Muhammadu Buhari with a man who has capacity.Saraki said this on Friday at a meeting with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Owerri, Imo state.The nation's number three citizen, who is a presidential aspirant of the PDP, said there is need for a president who would ensure the country's prosperity.“We must [...]

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    No, Mr President, illegal immigrants are your trouble

No, Mr President, illegal immigrants are your trouble

Three years into what increasingly looks like his first term in office, President Muhammadu Buhari still appears not to have come to an understanding of the compassion and citizen deference that modern democratic leadership demands. If those were in his contemplation, his comment, last week, to the effect that illegal immigrants from Nigeria were on their own would never have [...]

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    Buhari back to Abuja after attending China-Africa summit

Buhari back to Abuja after attending China-Africa summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday returned to Abuja from China where he attended the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.The president departed Nigeria on August 31 alongside nine ministers and four state governors.He was also accompanied by Aisha, his wife and one of his daughters.Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant on new media to the president, announced his arrival via his Twitter handle."After a successful [...]

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    Saraki: I joined presidential race to fight for Nigerians, not personal ambition

Saraki: I joined presidential race to fight for Nigerians, not personal ambition

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the major thrust of his presidential aspiration is to unite the nation and set it on the path of sustainable economic growth.Saraki made this known while addressing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and members in Enugu on Thursday.Speaking at the party’s secretariat, Saraki said Nigeria needs a president that will unite the country.“It takes a [...]

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