Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "Nigerians"

    What do Nigerians really want?

What do Nigerians really want?

A major concept in economics is the concept of wants and needs. Human challenge springs from inability to identify what the difference between wants and needs are. Until a balance is created between human wants and needs, the situation may never be different from what a bird goes through when it perches on a rope. Nigerians are in trouble today just [...]

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    Nigeria’s nation building paradox

Nigeria’s nation building paradox

BY SANI MUHAMMAD UZAIRUThere is no question that Nigerians are one of the most patriotic and hardworking nationals on the continent, yet least appreciated, especially by their government. Today, a large chunk of the populace continue to wallow in abject poverty despite the country’s rich human and material resource. Although pathetic, this sordid trend thrives because, when availed the opportunity [...]

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    195 Nigerians in Moroccan prisons for drug-related crimes, says envoy

195 Nigerians in Moroccan prisons for drug-related crimes, says envoy

Baba Garba, the Nigerian Ambassador to Morocco, says there are 195 Nigerians in prisons in Morocco for drug-related crimes.NAN reports that the ambassador said the government does not have a prisoner transfer agreement with Morocco.“We have the menace of Nigerians that come from Latin America, transiting Morocco that are carriers of drugs," he said.“We have a number of them in [...]

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    Nigeria is a very unhappy country — but it’s not because of poverty

Nigeria is a very unhappy country — but it’s not because of poverty

Satish Kumar is one of my favourite people in the world. He is an Indian monk and editor, more famous as a pacifist. But it is his brave, original thinking that really gets to me, and his disinterest in the games of accolade and accomplishment that humans play, more focused on the things that truly matter.And of course, not surprisingly, [...]

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    Nigerians are getting happier — according to world happiness index

Nigerians are getting happier — according to world happiness index

Nigerians are happier than they were between 2014 and 2016, according to the World Happiness Report released by the United Nations on Wednesday.The World Happiness Report measures “subjective well-being” – how happy the people are, and why.The UN agency had ranked Nigerians the 95th happiest people in the world in 2017, based on its statistics gathered between 2014 and 2016.But in [...]

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    Nigerians ‘subjected to dehumanising treatment’ at Indian high commission

Nigerians ‘subjected to dehumanising treatment’ at Indian high commission

Aminu Garba, chairman, board of trustees, Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR), has raised the alarm over the "dehumanising treatment" of Nigerians at the Indian high commission in Abuja.According to Garba, Nigerians are treated without decency by the visa officers.Recounting his own experience, Garba said he had an appointment for 10:15am on March 10 but was delayed until few minutes before 12 noon.He said he [...]

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    Nigerians killed in S’Africa were not victims of xenophobia, says foreign ministry

Nigerians killed in S’Africa were not victims of xenophobia, says foreign ministry

The ministry of foreign affairs says most violent conflicts and killings of Nigerians in South Africa were more of criminal activities than xenophobic attack.Tope Elias-Fatile, the ministry’s spokesperson, said this while briefing journalists on Wednesday on a wide range of issues and activities of the ministry.Elias-Fatile said the ministry was in constant touch with the Nigerian mission in South Africa [...]

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    It is not what a man has that is important, it is what a man is

It is not what a man has that is important, it is what a man is

Rene Descartes’ quote ‘Cogito Ergo Sum’, which means ‘I think, therefore I am’ has always resonated with me. It was one of the favourite quotes of my Latin tutor. It is a rationalisation of our existence. The mere fact that we can think, is affirmation that truly we, as humans, exist and not just in a mere dream. This thinking [...]

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    Four Nigerians in ‘critical condition’ after fresh attack in S’Africa

Four Nigerians in ‘critical condition’ after fresh attack in S’Africa

The Nigerian community in South Africa says four members are in critical condition in the hospital while some shops have been burnt in renewed attacks by South Africans.Paul Nwanedo, chairman, Nigerian Union, North West Province chapter, told NAN that the attacks against Nigerians began on Sunday.He said taxi drivers in Rustenburg alleged that a Nigerian abducted and raped a 16-year-old [...]

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    The silent majority of angry Nigerians

The silent majority of angry Nigerians

Backtracking a little, against all odds and expectations, Donald Trump won the presidential election to become the 45th President of the United States. For many, the result was startling and not up to scratch. On the morning of November 8th, most polling agencies gave Hillary Clinton at least 70% probability of victory. The last polls in Florida, North Carolina, and [...]

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    Nigerians can be very impatient, says Buhari

Nigerians can be very impatient, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says some Nigerians want the conditions of the country to improve faster than may be possible, “considering our resources and capabilities”.He said having followed the debate on restructuring, he has realised that no human law or edifice is perfect.Buhari said Nigeria’s problems have more to do with process than structure.“Whatever structure we develop must periodically be perfected [...]

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    Okorocha says 89 percent of Nigerians are unhappy

Okorocha says 89 percent of Nigerians are unhappy

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says 89 percent of Nigerians are not happy.In an interview with Vanguard,Okorocha said the statistics spurred him to establish the ministry of happiness and purpose fulfillment in the state.Okorocha said the ministry of happiness is key, and should be established by all governments before any other ministry.He also suggested that “Happiness 101” should be introduced [...]

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    Fuel scarcity: Atiku sympathises with ‘struggling’ Nigerians

Fuel scarcity: Atiku sympathises with ‘struggling’ Nigerians

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has sympathised with Nigerians over the persistent scarcity of fuel.In the last three weeks, Nigerians have been experiencing hardship at filling stations.TheCable had reported how some motorists passed the night at filling stations just to be able to get fuel.Commenting via his Twitter handle, Abubakar expressed his heartfelt sympathy."My heart goes out to everyone struggling to see [...]

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    Why Nigerian victims of slavery cannot sue Libya

Why Nigerian victims of slavery cannot sue Libya

In the past twenty years, our law office has been inundated with complaints from Nigerians who were brutalized in some African countries. Some of the complaints pertain to the barbaric killing of 18 Nigerian during an armed invasion of the Nigerian Embassy in Guinea Bissau on October 8, 2013. It is common knowledge that Nigerians living in South Africa have [...]

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    The crazy journey to Lampedusa

The crazy journey to Lampedusa

The world is sounding appalled and thoroughly shocked by the gory news emanating from Libya about the return to the slave trade era ended centuries ago, which specifically reigned from the 16th to 19th centuries. As it was when it began, Africa is the butt of this inhuman trans-Atlantic trade, but now, there is an intra-African slavery. Jolt was the [...]

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    Insensitive leaders, docile and uninformed led

Insensitive leaders, docile and uninformed led

Mr. President freshly went to Kano State and the whole of Kano went berserk while in receipt of him. This has become the foremost yardstick that PMB is using to measure his effectiveness and performance in office. But what Mr. President and his team do not understand is that being popular and being effective are not one and same. No [...]

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