Friday, September 22, 2017

Tag "Nigerians"

    Femi Adesina: Bitterness, hate, diabolic thoughts… what’s the problem with some Nigerians?

Femi Adesina: Bitterness, hate, diabolic thoughts… what’s the problem with some Nigerians?

Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has raised concerns over the “hate and diabolic thoughts” some Nigerians are filled with.Writing on his Facebook page on Saturday, Adesina wondered why these Nigerians are always "in the gall of bitterness and bondage of iniquity," never expecting anything good to happen to the country.He said what such [...]

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    Buhari: Nigerians can live anywhere in the country

Buhari: Nigerians can live anywhere in the country

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians have the constitutional right to live, work and raise their families in any part of the country without restrictions.The president had made the same declaration on August 21, two days after his return from the UK, where he received medical treatment.His declaration was a tacit reaction to the ultimatum issued by some northern youth groups [...]

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    Netherlands embassy: We no longer issue visas to Nigerians

Netherlands embassy: We no longer issue visas to Nigerians

The embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nigeria on Tuesday reminded Nigerians that it is no longer in charge of issuing visas to them.Michel Deleen, the embassy’s charge d’ affaires, told NAN in Lagos that the embassy had since 2013 swapped its visa issuance processes in Nigeria with the French Consulate General in Lagos and the embassy of Belgium in [...]

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    NBS: Nigerians bribed govt officials with N400bn in one year

NBS: Nigerians bribed govt officials with N400bn in one year

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said government officials received an estimated N400bn in bribes within a year.The bureau made this known in its National Corruption Report released on Wednesday.A survey carried out in collaboration with the UN office on drugs and crime showed that 32.3 per cent of Nigerian adults paid bribes to public officials between June 2015 and May 2016."Taking into [...]

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    262 Nigerians ‘voluntarily’ return from Libya

262 Nigerians ‘voluntarily’ return from Libya

Two hundred and sixty-two more Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya on Wednesday with the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian embassy in that country.NAN reports that the returnees arrived aboard a chartered Libyan Airlines aircraft with registration number 5A-LAR, which landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 10pm.The returnees, who had been [...]

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    Buhari’s health and storytelling power of Nigerians

Buhari’s health and storytelling power of Nigerians

BY ISRAEL EBIJE President Muhammadu Buhari has perfected the art and science of stealth, elusiveness amidst fabulous story lines that formed critical mass of supporters and detractors each time he travels for medication. He has eluded story tellers, doom prophets, agitators and indeed those who are on the speed lane to inherit his presidency. The president has again resurrected like a [...]

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    Onyeama: Nigerians fleeing from Bakassi drowned, not killed

Onyeama: Nigerians fleeing from Bakassi drowned, not killed

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, on Wednesday, said some Nigerians "reportedly drowned" in Bakassi while fleeing from Cameroonian soldiers over the fear of "forceful" compulsion to pay owed tax.He said the community leaders confirmed the drowning but had no "proof" of the "assertions", adding that there was no evidence of 97 Nigerians being killed by Cameroonian gendarmes.Onyeama made the clarification [...]

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    Spain deports 23 Nigerians, 11 detained by police, NDLEA

Spain deports 23 Nigerians, 11 detained by police, NDLEA

The Spanish government on Tuesday deported 23 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country, NAN reports.They were deported barely five days after 34 Nigerians were sent home from six European countries for committing immigration-related offences.They arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, at about 6.40am on Tuesday.The new deportees, comprising 21 males and two females, were brought back [...]

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    Fresh batch of Nigerians voluntarily return from Libya

Fresh batch of Nigerians voluntarily return from Libya

Another batch of one hundred and seventy-five (175) Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Tuesday aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with registration number TS-INA.NAN reports that the aircraft landed at 7.50pm at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.The returnees were made up of 34 males, 122 females, 10 children and nine infants.They were brought back by the International Organisation for [...]

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    NCC: Over 16 million Nigerians are on Facebook — highest in Africa

NCC: Over 16 million Nigerians are on Facebook — highest in Africa

Nigeria's 16 million Facebook users represents the highest in Africa, says Umar Danbatta, vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).Danbatta said this in a keynote address at the maiden lecture of CKN News in Lagos, where he spoke on the role of social media in the economic, political and social development of Nigeria.Describing social media as the marketplace of creativity and [...]

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    44 Nigerians, Ghanaians ‘die of thirst’ as vehicle breaks down in Sahara Desert

44 Nigerians, Ghanaians ‘die of thirst’ as vehicle breaks down in Sahara Desert

Not less than 44 persons - Nigerians and Ghanaians - have died of thirst in the Sahara Desert, in northern Niger.The West Africans lost their lives after their truck broke down in the desert, the BBC quotes Red Cross as saying.Six women, who survived the ordeal, were said to have told the story of how their compatriots died.Children were among [...]

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    Ngige: Even though Buhari hasn’t met expectations of Nigerians, I feel fulfilled

Ngige: Even though Buhari hasn’t met expectations of Nigerians, I feel fulfilled

Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, says he feels fulfilled despite the inability of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to meet the expectations of Nigerians.The minister said he will give the president a pass mark for his efforts since assuming office two years ago.He urged Nigerians to be patient and have hope in the present administration, assuring that the [...]

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    We must strive to make democracy a way of life, Saraki tells Nigerians

We must strive to make democracy a way of life, Saraki tells Nigerians

Bukola Saraki, senate president, has said that Nigerians must embrace democracy as a way of life.In a statement to commemorate the 2017 Democracy Day, Saraki called for concerted effort by all Nigerians to build a strong economy as a means of sustaining the nation’s democracy.Speaking through Yusuph Olaniyonu, his special adviser on media and publicity, Saraki said it was only [...]

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    Yet another batch of Nigerians voluntarily return from Libya

Yet another batch of Nigerians voluntarily return from Libya

About 165 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Thursday aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with registration number TS-INA.Two batches of 258 Nigerians voluntarily returned from the North African country on May 11 and May 16 respectively.NAN reports that the aircraft landed at 5.01pm at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.The returnees were made up of 97 males, 54 females, 11 [...]

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    Almost all Nigerians agree that this country is not working, says Ohanaeze president

Almost all Nigerians agree that this country is not working, says Ohanaeze president

‎John Nwodo, president of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, says most Nigerians are in agreement that the country, as currently structured, "is not working".Speaking at the Biafra conference in Abuja on Thursday, Nwodo, a former minister of information,‎ said the experience of the Nigeria-Biafra civil war still dictates the politics of the country.He said the restructuring of the country should start with its [...]

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    The citizen is always right

The citizen is always right

During elections in Nigeria, and even across the world, many people focus on the politicians themselves - whether they are good or bad or whether they are corrupt or not.This is the one ways in which I am significantly different from a majority of people I know: I instead pay all my attention to the citizen.I always have.Citizens have [...]

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