Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Lai: Nigeria becoming tourist destination due to policies of Buhari govt

Lai: Nigeria becoming tourist destination due to policies of Buhari govt

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the country is fast becoming a destination for tourists because of the favourable policies of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.In a statement, Segun Adeyemi, media aide to the minister, quoted Mohammed as saying this when he received the organisers and contestants of Miss Polo International Beauty Pageant at his office in Abuja on [...]

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    Jega: Nigeria doesn’t need a strong leader who has power but lacks competence

Jega: Nigeria doesn’t need a strong leader who has power but lacks competence

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says strong leadership is not a prerequisite for competence.He said the country does not need a leader who has power but lacks the capacity to lead.Jega said this on Monday while speaking at 58th conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja.The immediate past INEC chairman said: "What we [...]

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    Theresa May to visit Nigeria on Wednesday

Theresa May to visit Nigeria on Wednesday

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit three African countries, including Nigeria, on Wednesday.According to a statement by the UK government, May will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and also spend time in Lagos, where she is expected to visit victims of modern slavery.She would also visit Kenya and South Africa.The visit comes at a time the UK [...]

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    Bakare: I worked with Jonathan, Buhari in 2015… but Nigeria on a collision course again

Bakare: I worked with Jonathan, Buhari in 2015… but Nigeria on a collision course again

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says he worked with former president Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure Nigeria escaped disintegration in 2015.Speaking in Glasgow, UK, to the African forum Scotland and the Association of Nigerians in Scotland, the fiery preacher warned that Nigeria was on a collision course again as the 2019 elections [...]

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    Nigeria, where impala eats lion for supper

Nigeria, where impala eats lion for supper

One of my favourite channels on the DSTV is the Animal World channel called National Geographic. I am fascinated by the process of how wild animals capture their preys; how a boa constrictor strings itself round a crocodile, for example, muffles life out of it and begins the slow process of swallowing the hapless prey. Fast-forward to another scene: the [...]

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    Sadly, Nigeria has a Pinocchio for a vice-president

Sadly, Nigeria has a Pinocchio for a vice-president

The recent comments by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo that the administration of which he is a part of has achieved much more than the Jonathan government is another in a long line of lies that the Vice President has come to be known for.It beats my imagination why a man who claims to be an ordained pastor would have a [...]

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    Tinubu: Three years not enough to reshape Nigeria — we ate the seed of growth for breakfast

Tinubu: Three years not enough to reshape Nigeria — we ate the seed of growth for breakfast

Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says treasury looters have “eaten” Nigeria’s seed of growth and development.He said as a result of this, the three years of the APC administration is not enough to re-engineer the country.Speaking during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration in Lagos on Thursday, the APC leader said despite the looting of the country's treasury in [...]

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    Okupe: It will take Nigeria 10 years to recover if Atiku becomes president for one day

Okupe: It will take Nigeria 10 years to recover if Atiku becomes president for one day

Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo, says Nigeria will not make progress if former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar succeeds in his presidential ambition.Abubakar, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last year.He is one of the presidential aspirants of the opposition party.Okupe said said Abubkar's presidency [...]

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    Where’s the ‘third force’?

Where’s the ‘third force’?

It was former President Olusegun Obasanjo that, in recent history, touted the doctrine of a third force in Nigerian politics. In a fiery open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari last January, he shredded the incumbent’s performance credentials and pitched in against his seeking another term of office. Obasanjo, however, sensed he was up against a brick wall with his gratuitous [...]

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    Assumption of Mary: Its implications for Nigeria in distress

Assumption of Mary: Its implications for Nigeria in distress

BY FRANCIS ANEKWE OBORJI“… When Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud voice, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!’ And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my [...]

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    Dear Acting President Osinbajo, one more thing is needful…

Dear Acting President Osinbajo, one more thing is needful…

In the past year, I have written at least three opinion pieces about Ibrahim Idris, the inspector general of police (IGP), and the Nigerian Police Force. If I did not know myself better, I may suspect that I have a personal issue with the former Kano commissioner of police. But I have no personal issues with him, I just have [...]

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    There is ‘oil’ in education and health

There is ‘oil’ in education and health

In the past 40 years or more, Nigeria had been a mono-product country exporting crude oil. This is understandable.  Crude oil produces easy cash without much effort. Much effort would have been required if we had decided to refine the oil and sell the finished product.  The government has not made any sustainable effort to divert attention to other sectors [...]

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    Buhari plants, Osinbajo waters… Nigeria still lacks increase

Buhari plants, Osinbajo waters… Nigeria still lacks increase

In 1961, while delivering his inaugural address, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, spoke about every African dictator -- in advance. Though his words were targeted at the communists of his time, his timeless metaphor speaks to all dictators, and of course Nigeria's current crop of rulers.JFK, as he was fondly known, said: “Those who [...]

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    Nigeria still at ground zero, says Ray Ekpu

Nigeria still at ground zero, says Ray Ekpu

Ray Ekpu, renowned journalist, says after years of military and democratic rule, Nigeria is still at ground zero.He said this at a colloquium in Lagos to commemorate his 70th birthday and 45 years in journalism.Ekpu, a co-founder of Newswatch who was, at different times, imprisoned for his anti-government writings, said Nigeria leaders had missed some opportunities to take the country into [...]

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    Osoba blames Obasanjo for downward trend of leadership in Nigeria

Osoba blames Obasanjo for downward trend of leadership in Nigeria

Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun, says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is responsible for the decline of good leadership in the country.Osoba said this on Monday at a colloquium to celebrate the 70th birthday of Ray Ekpu, a renowned journalist and activist.Speaking on the topic 'Nigeria: The Leadership Question', Osoba said: "In 1999, I tell you, the level of governors who [...]

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    Emmanuel Amunike appointed coach of Tanzania

Emmanuel Amunike appointed coach of Tanzania

Emmanuel Amunike has been appointed the new coach of Tanzania's national team.The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) said the former Sporting Lisbon and Barcelona winger signed the dotted lines on Monday.His first task will be to prepare the Taifa Stars for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda.“We had so many applications for the Taifa Stars job but after looking [...]

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