Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Nigerian artists partner MUSON for ‘Music meets Arts’

Nigerian artists partner MUSON for ‘Music meets Arts’

The Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) has partnered with the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) on the occasion of its 22nd musical festival. [...]

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    Nigeria is the best performing economy in Africa, says Keyamo

Nigeria is the best performing economy in Africa, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, director of media of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, says Nigeria is the best-performing economy in Africa.The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) also said the federal government has re-introduced "oil (subsidy) premium" in the 2019 budget proposal.Speaking on Channels TV on Monday, Keyamo said the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) by the NNPC Act has the powers to spend [...]

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    Osinbajo: Nigeria needs $1trn investment to modernise energy infrastructure

Osinbajo: Nigeria needs $1trn investment to modernise energy infrastructure

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria needs about $1 trillion investment to modernise its energy infrastructure.Osinbajo said this on Thursday while declaring open the National Energy and Climate Change summit at the state house conference center in Abuja.Represented by Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, the vice-president said the Buhari administration was doing a lot to attract both domestic and [...]

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    How spiritualisation of mental illness worsens plight of victims

How spiritualisation of mental illness worsens plight of victims

Mental health's patient-worker ratio is dismal in Nigeria; it's about one psychiatrist to one million people, according to the 2013 National Policy for Mental Health Services Delivery. The country also has about only five psychiatric nurses per 100,000 people, with even fewer neurologists and health professionals like clinical psychologists, social workers, neuro physiotherapist and occupational therapists.Nigeria’s mental healthcare needs are clearly [...]

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    Falana links rising number of out-of-school children to ‘untapped’ N67bn fund

Falana links rising number of out-of-school children to ‘untapped’ N67bn fund

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Nigeria's out-of-school children increased because states have failed to access the N67bn Universal Basic Education (UBE) fund.In a statement on Tuesday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the fund was lying fallow at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as at April 30.Hammid Bobboyi, executive secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), had announced [...]

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    Buhari: No part of Nigeria will be ignored under my watch

Buhari: No part of Nigeria will be ignored under my watch

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said no part of Nigeria will be ignored under his watch.The president gave the assurance when he received a delegation of Ugep Kingdom, Cross River, led by Obol Ofem Ubana, Obol Lopon of Ugep, a retired army officer.President Buhari was responding to a request by the royal father for the federal government to intervene and [...]

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    Obasanjo: Nigeria needs a president who understands the economy

Obasanjo: Nigeria needs a president who understands the economy

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria needs a president who understands the economy. He said this on Tuesday at the Foursquare Gospel Church annual public lecture in Lagos. The former president quoted the words of his friend, Helmut Schmidt, a former chancellor of Germany, who said if the people in Africa have to make it, all their political leaders must have good grounding in [...]

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    AMCON needs alternative dispute resolution to recover N5.4trn debt, says Onnoghen

AMCON needs alternative dispute resolution to recover N5.4trn debt, says Onnoghen

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, says the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) needs alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to meet its recovery mandate before its sunset period.Speaking on "strengthening AMCON recovery drive" in Abuja on Monday, Onnoghen said AMCON can effectively recover its outstanding N5.4trillion debt using this means.“I will encourage the use of ADR, as part of the [...]

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    Rewane: Buhari, Atiku will have to show us their ministers before elections

Rewane: Buhari, Atiku will have to show us their ministers before elections

Bismarck Rewane, CEO Financial Derivatives, says President Muhammadu Buhari and his top 2019 challenger, Atiku Abubakar, alongside other presidential hopefuls, will have to show us their cabinet before elections.The revered financial analyst said elections this time around will be different from the 2015 reality, and no one will vote change just for the sake of change.Rewane said all contenders must show [...]

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    Sanusi: Nigeria projected to remain poverty capital of the world till 2050

Sanusi: Nigeria projected to remain poverty capital of the world till 2050

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, says Nigeria may remain the poverty capital of the world till 2050 and beyond.Speaking at his honorary induction into Sigma Club, at the University of Ibadan over the weekend, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria  said based on current realities, Nigeria and DR Congo will house 40 percent of the [...]

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    ‘Toughest decision of my life’ — Oby Ezekwesili joins ACPN, gets nominated for president

‘Toughest decision of my life’ — Oby Ezekwesili joins ACPN, gets nominated for president

Oby Ezekwesili, former vice-president of the World Bank, has declared to run for president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Speaking in Abuja on Sunday, the two-time minister disclosed that she will be running on the platform of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)."Ladies and gentlemen, it is with profound gratitude, sincere humility, and deep responsibility that I accept this [...]

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    Kukah: No leader in the world as irresponsible as the Nigerian president

Kukah: No leader in the world as irresponsible as the Nigerian president

Matthew Kukah, bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto, says no president in the world can be as irresponsible as a Nigerian president.  The cleric said this while delivering the annual lecture at the Ulefunta/Oyemekun festival in Akure, capital of Ondo state, on Friday.Kukah said Nigerian presidents are irresponsible with the use of power. He said the structure of the Nigerian presidential [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili makes PRIO’s shortlist for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize ‘for making the world less corrupt’

Oby Ezekwesili makes PRIO’s shortlist for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize ‘for making the world less corrupt’

Oby Ezekwesili, former vice-president of the World Bank and co-founder of Transparency International (TI), made PRIO's final shortlist for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.PRIO is the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, whose director has the power to nominate distinguished peace advocates to the Nobel Committee for consideration.Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize is taken from certain individuals holding positions set forth [...]

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    Does Nigeria really have a future?

Does Nigeria really have a future?

For someone who became deaf and blind at 19 months, the late American political activist and intellectual, Hellen Keller, stood in a good place to lecture the world about optimism.Years after she defied her handicaps to become a political and leading campaigner for women’s suffrage, labour rights, socialism and such other interests, Keller offered the world the following words on [...]

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    Herder-farmer crisis: World Bank cuts Nigeria’s growth forecast

Herder-farmer crisis: World Bank cuts Nigeria’s growth forecast

The World Bank has cut back on Nigeria's growth forecast for 2018, stating that the country's gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by only 1.9 percent -- down from estimated 2.1 percent estimated in April.The Washington-based lender said this was as a result of the reduction in oil production levels in the continent's biggest economy, and contraction in the agricultural [...]

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    Why we lament and do not celebrate Nigeria

Why we lament and do not celebrate Nigeria

BY ANEKWE OBORJINot an irony!Why we lament, NOT celebrate Nigeria at its 58th Independence Day Anniversary:“How deserted she sits,The City once thronged with people!Once the greatest of nations ,She is now like a widow .Once the princess of states,She is now put to forced labour [Its citizens scattered around the world like a sheep without a Shepherd - A [...]

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