Sunday, January 20, 2019

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    Whatever you put in Atiku’s hands never dies, says Dogara

Whatever you put in Atiku’s hands never dies, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says whatever one keeps in care of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), never dies.Dogara said this on Saturday while speaking at the wedding reception of Hassan Ishaya Hassan, his nephew, and Mafeng, his wife, in Abuja.The speaker said Abubakar is the candidate that would take the country [...]

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    Who’s the pioneer of fake news in modern-day Nigeria?

Who’s the pioneer of fake news in modern-day Nigeria?

I agree –from top to bottom that fake news can cause what is called—national conflagration, but it is beyond Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the APC as a whole to complain and whine about fake news. They strategically and excellently sowed the seed of fake news and now that the harvest is coming to them in unstinted and bountiful fold, instead [...]

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    US describes Nigeria’s 2019 elections as a critical test for Africa

US describes Nigeria’s 2019 elections as a critical test for Africa

The US has described Nigeria’s 2019 elections as “a critical test” for the country and the entire continent.Tibor Nagy Jr., US assistant secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, said this in his testimony to the US house of representatives sub-committee on Africa, global health, global human rights, and international organisations.The hearing was titled: ‘Nigeria at a Crossroad: The Upcoming Elections’, according [...]

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    TheCable as an enemy of the Nigerian Army

TheCable as an enemy of the Nigerian Army

In May 2015, shortly after Candidate Muhammadu Buhari won the 2015 presidential election, there was a renewed effort by the Nigerian Army to crush Boko Haram. The army, which was said to have gotten new arms and South African mercenary for the war, was making great progress. The media recorded many headlines chronicling the progress the army was making at the [...]

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    Ugandan healthcare startup wins $25k at TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Ugandan healthcare startup wins $25k at TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

M-SCAN, a startup from Ugandan, has won the $25,000 grand prize for the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018.The event, supported by Facebook, held in Lagos on Tuesday and featured a contest of top innovators and startups from eight African countries presenting pitches to a panel of judges and investors around the world.The countries represented were Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South-Africa, [...]

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    Foreign direct investment soars by over 50% in three months

Foreign direct investment soars by over 50% in three months

Nigeria's foreign direct investment (FDI) soared by 50.75 percent between July and September 2018.According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), FDI went up by $269.28 million from $261.35 million to $530.63 million in the third quarter of 2018.However, total foreign investment brought in the country declined by 48.21 percent to $2.855 billion within the period under review, with the US standing as [...]

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    The many things that can kill you in Nigeria

The many things that can kill you in Nigeria

A line in V for Vendatta, the 2005 movie set around the themes of supremacism, neo-fascism and revolutionist freedom visualising an alternative future in the United Kingdom which I quite like says people should not be afraid of governments, governments should be afraid of their people. But in Nigeria, it is the case of people being afraid of government. But [...]

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    There are no solutions to Nigeria’s problems, says Kukah

There are no solutions to Nigeria’s problems, says Kukah

Matthew Kukah,  the current bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, says there are no solutions to Nigeria's problems.He said all the nation has are coping mechanisms to deal with the problems more appropriately.Asked if the solution to Nigeria's problems is the restructuring of the nation, Kukah said: "Anybody pretending that restructuring is the solution to our problems... it isn't, [...]

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    CBN adds fertiliser to initial 41 items not eligible for forex

CBN adds fertiliser to initial 41 items not eligible for forex

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has added one more item to the 41 items not eligible for foreign exchange (forex).On Monday, the apex bank added fertiliser to the list of items it can no longer allocate forex for its importation into Nigeria.In a statement signed by Ahmed Umar, director, trade and exchange department of the CBN, the bank said [...]

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    Nigerian army has committed war crimes against humanity, says ICC

Nigerian army has committed war crimes against humanity, says ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says Nigerian security forces (NSF) have committed war crimes against humanity.In a report sent to TheCable, the ICC said it has received "a total of 169 communications" from Nigeria and its assessment has shown that security forces in Nigeria have committed war crimes varying from murder, torture, and intentionally attacking the civilian population."Specifically, the Office found [...]

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    ICC: Not enough high-level Boko Haram commanders on trial in Nigeria

ICC: Not enough high-level Boko Haram commanders on trial in Nigeria

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says despite the trials of Boko Haram suspects by the Nigerian government, there are limited number of cases against high-level Boko Haram commanders in NigeriaThis was revealed in the annual report of ICC activities for 2018 presented by Fatou Bensouda, lead prosecutor of the ICC, at The Hague, Netherlands.According to the report, the development seems [...]

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    Super Sand Eagles lose first game of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Super Sand Eagles lose first game of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Four-time champions Senegal defeated Nigeria 2-0 on penalties following a 4-4 stalemate after regulation and extra time.The first game of the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) took place in Egypt on Saturday.Nigeria, two-time champions, took the fight to the Senegalese but the West African team refused to bow to the firepower of the Supersand Eagles.Emeka Ogbonna was among the [...]

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    We are examining farmers-herders conflict in Nigeria, says ICC

We are examining farmers-herders conflict in Nigeria, says ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says it is examining the farmers-herders crisis in Nigeria.Fatou Bensouda, lead prosecutor of the ICC, disclosed this at The Hague, Netherlands, while presenting the annual report of ICC activities for 2018, on Wednesday.She said the ICC is examining available information to determine whether there is a reasonable basis to believe that the crimes allegedly committed fall [...]

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    Nigeria has contributed $710m to ECOWAS — more than 13 countries put together

Nigeria has contributed $710m to ECOWAS — more than 13 countries put together

Nigeria has contributed more money to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) than 13 other member states, in the last 12 years.This is according to a report released by the regional body.Quoting the report, NAN said statistics on payment of the community levy showed that between 2003 and 2015, Nigeria paid $710, 497,352, equivalent to 480, 355,205 West [...]

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    2019 polls: Niger Delta group faults comments on rigging

2019 polls: Niger Delta group faults comments on rigging

The  Niger Delta Ambassadors for Change (NDAC) has disowned Peter Orubebe, former minister of Niger Delta, on plans by the All Progressive Congress (APC) government to rig the 2019 polls.The group rejected his position even as it distanced the Niger Delta region from the claim.In a statement, Lucky Spiff, national president of the group, said Orubebe was quoted by several publications as [...]

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    South Africa exits recession in just three months

South Africa exits recession in just three months

South Africa, the second biggest economy, has exited one of the shortest recessions on the continent, ahead of the 2019 election.In September, it was reported that the economy fell into a technical recession, after recording two consecutive quarters of negative growth.According to the South African office of statistics, the economy grew by 2.2 percent in the third quarter of 2018.This is [...]

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