Saturday, February 17, 2018

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    Obasanjo: I’d commit suicide if there’s no hope for Nigeria

Obasanjo: I’d commit suicide if there’s no hope for Nigeria

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo says he would commit suicide if he discovers that there is no hope for Nigeria.He said this while speaking at the Ijaw National Academy (INA), Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa state.Seriake Dickson, the governor, had invited the former president to inaugurate some projects.Among the projects were the Bayelsa Specialist Hospital, the Bayelsa Drug Mart and [...]

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    Nigerian stabbed in South Africa

Nigerian stabbed in South Africa

A Nigerian in South Africa has been stabbed.The victim identified as Desmond, was reportedly attacked in Rustenberg, north-west province area, on February 14.“Desmond is a Nigerian hair piece hawker in Rustenberg, north-west province of South Africa," Adetola Olubajo, President of Nigerian Union, South Africa, told NAN."He was attacked on February 14 and sustained multiple injuries. He was rescued when he was [...]

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    Buhari: I’ll take Nigeria to the next level

Buhari: I’ll take Nigeria to the next level

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take Nigeria to the next level despite the nation’s current challenges.Buhari made the promise in his remarks at the induction of the Nigerian air force’s unmanned aerial vehicle, Tsaigumi, in Kaduna.The president said his administration was determined to overcome all challenges militating against the country’s security and development."Let me again reiterate our commitment and [...]

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    Not Bakare, not Fela Durotoye… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

Not Bakare, not Fela Durotoye… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

I am not a fan of sequels. More often than not, they underperform, they fail to meet the expectations created by the first part. Sequel to novels, a sequel to movies, the sequel even to a political term of office. Hit the ground at best in the first term, and find your way out of office.Nelson Mandela understood this more [...]

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    Tunde Kelani commits to SDGs, says ‘Arugba’ inspired by the UN

Tunde Kelani commits to SDGs, says ‘Arugba’ inspired by the UN

Tunde Kelani, legendary filmmaker and recently appointed chairman of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), says his 2008 classic, Arugba, was inspired by the United Nations millennium development goals.Kelani made this known via his social media accounts, after uploading the full movie to YouTube, ten years after its production."Unknown to the audience, the 10-year-old ARUGBÁ which starred Bùkó̩lá Awoyẹmí and [...]

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    Empathy: Why some leaders are heartless

Empathy: Why some leaders are heartless

A lot of murmuring going on now is about the pain caused by the loss of empathy in sections of leadership in the country.The state governor collapsed as he laboured out of his car on his return to the leafy Government House, throwing the place into pandemonium."Doctor, Doctor," his aides yelled as the 70-year-old UK-trained doctor stumbled out of his [...]

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    Nigerian firm appointed sales agent of World Cup hospitality programme

Nigerian firm appointed sales agent of World Cup hospitality programme

The 2018 FIFA World Cup hospitality packages are now on sale in Nigeria courtesy of Integral, a sports marketing company.Integral is the exclusive sales agent of FIFA's official partner, Match Hospitality. The partnership was sealed in Lagos on Wednesday.Match Hospitality is the exclusive rights holder of the World Cup hospitality programme.Abimbola Ilo, the managing director of Integral, said the company's [...]

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    UN says 10.2m people in need of humanitarian  assistance in Nigeria

UN says 10.2m people in need of humanitarian assistance in Nigeria

The United Nations says a total of 10.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in various parts of the country.Edward Kallon, UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, disclosed this on Thursday during the launch of the 2018 humanitarian response plan (HRP) launch in Abuja.He said the affected states include Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.He gave the breakdown [...]

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    Not IBB, not OBJ… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

Not IBB, not OBJ… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

One of the things I have resolved to do this year is to find joy in everything I come across. The kind of joy that keeps you sane through the toughest of times. That one which keeps you going when the fiercest challenges rise; the kind of joy that makes you smile when you hit the rock at the bottom [...]

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    US knocks Nigeria, Cameroon over extradition of separatist leaders

US knocks Nigeria, Cameroon over extradition of separatist leaders

The US has condemned the repatriation of 47 Anglophone detainees from Nigeria to Cameroon.Heather Nauert, the US department of state spokesperson, in a statement, said Nigeria and Cameroon have violated the rights of the detainees by forcibly repatriating them back to their countries of origin.It urged both countries to respect the human rights of the detainees and follow due process [...]

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    On IBB’s ‘letter-propelled grenade’: The youth must say no to candidate above 45 years in 2019

On IBB’s ‘letter-propelled grenade’: The youth must say no to candidate above 45 years in 2019

I was invited to a meeting of the Coalition for Nigeria by one of the “fathers” of the movement. Before the meeting, I had a chat with this patriotic Nigerian who told me: “Fred, our time is past; Nigeria should be in the hands of your generation. It is left for you (the youth) to take back the country, this [...]

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    Two Nigerians shot in attack on African migrants in Italy

Two Nigerians shot in attack on African migrants in Italy

Two Nigerians, a man and a woman were among the six African victims of the lone gunman, who went on shooting spree in the central Italian city of Macerata on Saturday.Italian newspaper Le Stampa, identified the two Nigerians, with their first names, Jennifer and Gideon.Gideon is 25 years old, while Jennifer is 29. Both are now receiving treatment at a [...]

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    CHAN final preview: To make history, Nigeria must overcome in-form Morocco

CHAN final preview: To make history, Nigeria must overcome in-form Morocco

The Atlas Lions of Morocco are a team in the form of their lives, favourites to win the African Nations Championships, and also the host country.It's a triple threat the Super Eagles of Nigeria will have to overcome on Sunday night when they square up against each other in the final.Nigeria may have thrice won the African Cup of Nations, but [...]

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    Fulani destined to continue leading Nigeria, says professor

Fulani destined to continue leading Nigeria, says professor

Umar Labdo, a professor at the faculty of humanities, Maitama Sule University, Kano, says the Fulani are destined to lead Nigeria for a long time.In an interview with PUNCH, Labdo said the Fulani brought literacy to the country.According to him, the tribe had transcripts dating back to 500 years ago, at a time “when no other tribe knew how to write”.He [...]

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    Report: One in five Nigerians is chronically depressed

Report: One in five Nigerians is chronically depressed

One in every five Nigerians is depressed, according to a recent study by the Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit (eMBeD) of the World Bank.This figure accounts for an average of 22% of the Nigerian population. The report says "while these results are not surprising, they are telling". WHAT IS DEPRESSION?According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), depression is a "common mental [...]

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    Nigeria has become investors’ haven, says Lai

Nigeria has become investors’ haven, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says with the right policies of government and favourable economy indices, Nigeria has become an investors’ destination.The minister said this in Abuja on Thursday when he received a delegation of prospective Chinese investors in TV production and animation films.The delegation was led by Chen Huanan, director of culture and tradition in the ministry of culture, Peoples [...]

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