Friday, April 19, 2019

Tag "Nigerians"

    Ngige: Buhari healthier than 80 percent of Nigerians

Ngige: Buhari healthier than 80 percent of Nigerians

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says President Muhammadu Buhari is healthier than 80 percent of the Nigerian population.Ngige said this in reaction to concerns raised about the president's age and health, and how it may affect the discharge of his duties.Speaking with journalists in Awka, Anambra state capital, Ngige said as a doctor, he can boast of the president's [...]

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    FG to repatriate 116 Nigerians stranded in Libyan slave camps

FG to repatriate 116 Nigerians stranded in Libyan slave camps

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, says 116 of the Nigerian migrants trapped in Libya slave camps would soon be repatriated.In statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, her media aide, Dabiri-Erewa said the federal government and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have located the detention camps of the Nigerians and offered to bring those willing [...]

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    Nigerians stranded in China as ‘police order their eviction’ from hotels

Nigerians stranded in China as ‘police order their eviction’ from hotels

Some Nigerians lodged in hotels in China are reportedly stranded after Chinese police allegedly ordered their ejection.In a video which surfaced online, a group of Nigerians gathered in an unidentified location can be seen complaining to a man who appears to be a resident."The order is not from the hotel management, it is from the local police here. We are [...]

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    You can’t zone my constitutional right, Donald Duke tells PDP

You can’t zone my constitutional right, Donald Duke tells PDP

Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot zone his constitutional rights, stating that he has the right to aspire, win or lose the party's presidential ticket.Duke, who was governor from 1999 to 2007 says he had always wanted to be president since 2005, with the plan to solve Nigeria's productivity problem.He said [...]

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    Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has reportedly paid for the return flight of 50 Nigerians stranded in Russia.There have been reports of scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup but were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled.Writing via his Instagram page on Saturday, Nnamdi Odimegwu, a motivational speaker, said he was [...]

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    SERAP opposes planned sharing of Abacha loot, calls it ‘mere tokenism’

SERAP opposes planned sharing of Abacha loot, calls it ‘mere tokenism’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the federal government to reconsider its plan to share the $320bn Abacha loot among poor households in Nigeria.In May, President Muhammadu Buhari said the recovered loot will be put into the conditional cash transfers (CCT) scheme targeted at the “poorest of Nigerians”.Tukur Rumar, representative of the National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO), [...]

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    Shehu Sani to FG: Spend Abacha loot on things Nigerians can see with their ‘korokoro’ eyes

Shehu Sani to FG: Spend Abacha loot on things Nigerians can see with their ‘korokoro’ eyes

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has disagreed with the federal government's proposed disbursement of the $320 million recovered Abacha loot.President Muhammadu Buhari had said the money will be put into the conditional cash transfer (CCT) scheme targeted at the “poorest of Nigerians”.On Friday, the federal government said it will commence disbursement of the recovered loot to 302,000 poor households [...]

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    US arrests two Nigerians over ‘million-dollar cyber fraud’

US arrests two Nigerians over ‘million-dollar cyber fraud’

US authorities say eight people have been arrested for their alleged roles in an Africa-based cyber conspiracy defrauding companies and citizens of millions of dollars.Five of the defendants – a Mexican, two Americans, a Ghanaian and a Nigerian – were arrested in the US, the justice department said.The other three, two Ghanaians and a Nigerian, were arrested outside the US [...]

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    Buhari trying his best… poor Nigerians support him, says Garba Shehu

Buhari trying his best… poor Nigerians support him, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the "popular support" for President Muhammadu Buhari is unlikely to dwindle ahead of the 2019 elections.Shehu, in a sequel to an earlier article titled 'Changing the Change', said the support for Buhari will grow because ordinary Nigerians acknowledge that he is doing his best.He said Buhari's greatest asset is his concern for the poor."The administration has [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Nigerians will have swollen pockets if money diverted under Jonathan is distributed

Oshiomhole: Nigerians will have swollen pockets if money diverted under Jonathan is distributed

Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, has taken another swipe at ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.He has repeatedly lampooned the Jonathan administration for allegedly plundering the nation's wealth.Oshiomhole's latest criticism came on Friday while addressing leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo.He said if the money allegedly diverted under the Jonathan-led regime is shared among Nigerians, everyone would be [...]

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    Hameed Ali: Hungry Nigerians are lazy… manna doesn’t fall from heaven

Hameed Ali: Hungry Nigerians are lazy… manna doesn’t fall from heaven

Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says Nigerians who claim to be hungry are lazy.Ali said manna does not fall from heaven, and as such, only those who work hard will have enough to eat.He made the remark on Wednesday when he led the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the [...]

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    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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