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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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    We warned Nigerians that Libya is deadly, says Dabiri-Erewa

We warned Nigerians that Libya is deadly, says Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, says Nigerians were warned against going to "deadly and dangerous" Libya.Dabiri-Erewa said this in reaction to the report of ongoing auctions of African nationals in the North African country.Speaking on Channels TV programme, Politics Today, on Thursday, she said: "NEMA, my office, IOM told Nigerians that avoid [...]

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    Jerry Gana: Nigerians tired of APC, eagerly waiting for PDP

Jerry Gana: Nigerians tired of APC, eagerly waiting for PDP

Jerry Gana, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said Nigerians are tired of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).According to Gana, Nigerians are "eagerly waiting" for the PDP, a former ruling party, to get its act together ahead of the 2019 general election.Gana said this on Monday during a consultative meeting between Tunde Adeniran, an aspirant for [...]

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    26 Nigerians ‘sexually abused, murdered’ at Mediterranean Sea

26 Nigerians ‘sexually abused, murdered’ at Mediterranean Sea

Twenty-six Nigerian women lost their lives while attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea, the BBC is reporting.The Nigerians are suspected to have been sexually abused and murdered at the sea.Italian prosecutors have begun an investigation into the deaths of the women, said to be mostly teenagers.The BBC also reports that their bodies were currently in a Spanish warship — Cantabria [...]

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    FG to ‘deal with any country’ that delays visa issuance to Nigerians

FG to ‘deal with any country’ that delays visa issuance to Nigerians

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, has warned that Nigeria would no longer tolerate delay in issuance of visa to its nationals from any country.The minister said this on Monday in Abuja while meeting with Geoffrey Onyeama, foreign affairs minister, to resolve some of the issues militating against visa issuance.The meeting also had in attendance Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of [...]

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    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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