Monday, October 14, 2019

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    Ezekwesili to study link between politics and Nigeria’s poor economy at Robert Bosch Academy

Ezekwesili to study link between politics and Nigeria’s poor economy at Robert Bosch Academy

Obiageli Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has won the Von Weizsäcker fellowship at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin, Germany.The former minister will be at the academy from September 2019 to February 2020 where she will be working on an academic project, investigating the "nexus between the quality of politics and the economic progress or decline of nations".According to Ezekwesili, [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili attending WEF on her own, says Buhari aide

Oby Ezekwesili attending WEF on her own, says Buhari aide

Obiageli Ezekwesili, former minister of education, attended the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, despite the federal government's boycott.In an earlier tweet on Wednesday, Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, had said Ezekwesili was attending the conference in her own capacity."Nigerian government has boycotted the World Economic Forum holding in Cape Town, [...]

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    Ezekwesili: I mistakenly assumed ACPN shared my values and vision

Ezekwesili: I mistakenly assumed ACPN shared my values and vision

Obiageli Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says the divergence in values and vision with the party triggered her withdrawal from the presidential race.Ezekwesili announced her withdrawal from the race on Tuesday.She said the actions of the ACPN, following her withdrawal, has made Nigerians aware of the reasons she ended her membership of the party.Abdul-Ganiyu [...]

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    Ezekwesili promises 24 hours electricity if voted into power

Ezekwesili promises 24 hours electricity if voted into power

Obiageli Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has promised to provide uninterrupted power supply if she wins in 2019.In a statement on Sunday, Ezekwesili said her vision is to provide affordable and uninterrupted power supply to all Nigerian towns and cities.She said the electricity industry would be developed to employ more youths."From 1999 till date, all [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Nigeria in crisis yet APC, PDP arguing over WAEC certificate

Ezekwesili: Nigeria in crisis yet APC, PDP arguing over WAEC certificate

Obiageli Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are busy bickering over President Muhammadu Buhari's West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate when the country is facing "fiscal emergency".In a statement on Saturday, Ezekwesili said Nigerians should be alarmed by a report from the Central Bank [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Nigeria’s failing educational system will produce a generation of poor people

Ezekwesili: Nigeria’s failing educational system will produce a generation of poor people

Obiageli Ezekwesili, senior economic adviser, African Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI), says leaving children of the poor in a failing educational system will consign them to a "dynasty of poverty".Ezekwesili said this on Thursday while speaking at the 9th Wole Soyinka Centre media lecture series.She noted that majority of the poor are found in the failing public school system."The children [...]

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    Audu Maikori released 24 hours after arrest

Audu Maikori released 24 hours after arrest

Audu Maikori, Chocolate City CEO, has been released from police detention, 24 hours after his arrest.Maikori was on Friday arrested by the police for making claims which allegedly exacerbated the Southern Kaduna crisis.Edward Ayide-Israel, the business development manager of Chocolate City, announced his release on Twitter.He wrote: "Thanks everyone for #FreeAudu He's been released. Thanks everyone for your advocacy to #FreeAudu He's [...]

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    Government contradicting itself on Chibok girls’ rescue, says BBOG

Government contradicting itself on Chibok girls’ rescue, says BBOG

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement says Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, and President Muhammadu Buhari are contradicting each other on the federal government's efforts to rescue the abducted Chibok girls.Addressing a press conference on Friday to mark 900 days since the girls were abducted, Obiageli Ezekwesili, leader of the movement, said the group did not know whose [...]

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    Educate yourself properly about citizen rights, Ezekwesili tells IGP

Educate yourself properly about citizen rights, Ezekwesili tells IGP

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    Mr President you are a failure, BBOG tells Buhari

Mr President you are a failure, BBOG tells Buhari

Aisha Yesufu, a leader of the group, a leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, on Thursday branded President Muhammadu Buhari a "failure" for his inability to rescue the abducted Chibok girls.Speaking on Thursday after the police barred the movement from entering the villa —the second time in four days — Yesufu "dared" the president to "stand up and behave like a [...]

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    Buhari missing at TIME 100 gala night

Buhari missing at TIME 100 gala night

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect and – unsurprisingly – Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, were among the notable absentees from the gala night held in honour of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.The event, which is usually put together to celebrate those listed, held at Lincoln Centre in New York, on Tuesday.The TIME list of 100 most [...]

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    GMB, Shekau among TIME’s 100 most influential

GMB, Shekau among TIME’s 100 most influential

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, and Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, are among the Nigerians who made Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.Other Nigerians in the list are Obiageli Ezekwesili, who was listed in the category of leaders alongside Buhari and Shekau, while Chimamanda Adichie, notable author, was in the category of artists.The [...]

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    Ezekwesili donates $10,000 Swedish prize to Chibok girls

Ezekwesili donates $10,000 Swedish prize to Chibok girls

Obiageli Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has donated $10, 000 to the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.The funds were the prize money of an award conferred on her by the Swedish queen, Silvia Renate, for her efforts in championing the cause of disadvantaged children.Announcing the gesture on Twitter, she wrote: “Swedish C-10 award was conferred on me and nine others who advocate [...]

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    New Year’s Eve plea for rescue of Chibok girls rises on Twitter

New Year’s Eve plea for rescue of Chibok girls rises on Twitter

Nigerians have reaffirmed their support for the #bringbackourgirls group, and have also renewed their pledge to stand by the abducted Chibok schoolgirls as the year ends.The Chibok schoolgirls were kidnapped from their dormitory at Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno state, on April 14 by Boko Haram militants.It is now 261 days since they were abducted. And an attempted negotiation with [...]

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    Ezekwesili: FG lying about ceasefire, Chibok girls

Ezekwesili: FG lying about ceasefire, Chibok girls

Obiageli Ezekwesili, former education minister, believes the government is lying about the ceasefire deal with Boko Haram and the failed negotiations to secure the release of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls in captivity.On October 17, the government had announced a ceasefire with the group, adding that negotiations were going on to secure the release of the abducted girls.Godswill Akpabio, the governor of [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Independence celebration incomplete without Chibok girls

Ezekwesili: Independence celebration incomplete without Chibok girls

Former minister of education, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, has said that the independence celebration will not be complete without more than 200 Chibok girls held captive by Boko Haram.Ezekwesili, who has been campaigning for the rescue for the girls since their abduction, is still not relenting in ratcheting up pressure on the government for the cause she is totally devoted to.In [...]

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