Sunday, February 17, 2019

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    Corruption, health issue, poison rumour — 6 things missing in Buhari’s address

Corruption, health issue, poison rumour — 6 things missing in Buhari’s address

When President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria on Saturday, Nigerians took to the streets in their numbers to welcome the president, who has found a place in the heart of the people regardless of any shortcomings.Earlier, Femi Adesina, his spokesman, announced that the president would be addressing the nation on Monday morning. Presidential national addresses are not a common feat [...]

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    We thank God for saving Buhari’s life, says PDP

We thank God for saving Buhari’s life, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed belief that, having returned from his medical vacation, President Muhammadu Buhari is now healthier to assume duty.Buhari returned to the country on Saturday after he left to receive medical attention in the UK.In a statement issued by Dayo Adeyeye, PDP national publicity secretary, the party welcomed the president back to the country and [...]

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    Of 6,043 applications, 43 Nigerians bag Chevening award

Of 6,043 applications, 43 Nigerians bag Chevening award

Of the 6,043 applications received in Africa's largest country, forty three Nigerians have been selected as recipients of the UK government Chevening award for a masters degree in the United Kingdom.Laure Beaufils, the deputy British high commissioner, revealed this at the award presentation ceremony and reception in honour of the 2017/18 Chevening scholarship Nigerian recipients in Ikoyi, Lagos on Thursday.Beaufils [...]

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    Saraki: What we discussed with Buhari in London

Saraki: What we discussed with Buhari in London

Senate President Bukola Saraki says his London visit to President Muhammadu Buhari alongside Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, was a "meeting of substance".Saraki and Dogara on Thursday visited the president in the UK where he is receiving medical attention.In a series of tweets, Saraki said they discussed the virement request Acting President Yemi Osinbajo made to the national assembly [...]

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    I feel I could go home but the doctors are in charge, says Buhari

I feel I could go home but the doctors are in charge, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says although he feels ready to return to Nigeria, he is restrained by his doctors' instructions to remain in the UK till he fully recovers.A statement issued on Saturday by Femi Adesina, Buhari's special adviser on media and publicity, quoted the president as saying this when a team of his aides visited him in London.The president was quoted [...]

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    NOW OPEN: Chevening scholarships for master’s in UK

NOW OPEN: Chevening scholarships for master’s in UK

The Chevening secretariat is now accepting applications for scholarships in the 2018/2019 academic year.In a statement on its website, the organisation announced that entries would be accepted  from mid-day August 7 until November 7, 2017.Chevening Scholarships is the UK government’s overseas scholarships awarded to individuals with demonstrable 'leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds.The scholarship offers financial support for individuals to [...]

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    TheCable’s Tijani Mayowa wins Chevening scholarship

TheCable’s Tijani Mayowa wins Chevening scholarship

Oluwamayowa Tijani, staff writer and columnist at TheCable, has been awarded the Chevening scholarship to study for a master's degree in the UK.The scholarship, which is awarded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), is valued at over £30,000 for the academic year.Tijani, who was named alongside over 40 other Nigerians, joins a community of over 1,000 Nigerians who [...]

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    Fed policy decision and UK GDP in focus

Fed policy decision and UK GDP in focus

Asian shares were mostly mixed during early trading on Wednesday, while the Greenback held steady ahead of the Federal Reserve decision later today which is largely expected to conclude with monetary policy unchanged.With it already being considered a foregone conclusion that US interest rates will be left unchanged in July and no press conference scheduled by Janet Yellen, today’s FOMC meeting [...]

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    Oil further threatened as UK plans to ban petrol and diesel cars — like France, Germany, India

Oil further threatened as UK plans to ban petrol and diesel cars — like France, Germany, India

The United Kingdom is set to ban cars that run on diesel and petrol beginning from 2040, posing more threat to the future profitability of oil — Nigeria's major revenue source and economic lifeline.The British government was forced to take the measure following a court order mandating it to produce new plans to tackle air pollution, BBC reports.Michael Gove, the country's [...]

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    I’ll return as soon as my doctors advise me to, says Buhari

I’ll return as soon as my doctors advise me to, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will return to the country as soon as his doctors advise him to do so.The president has been in the UK, where he is receiving medical treatment, since May 7.On Sunday, leaders of his party – the All Progressives Congress (APC) – paid him a visit in London. Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, who was [...]

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    IMF: Nigeria to grow faster than South Africa in 2018

IMF: Nigeria to grow faster than South Africa in 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects that Nigeria's economy will grow at a faster pace than the South African economy in the 2018 fiscal year.According to its World Economic Outlook (WEO) for July 2017, the IMF said Nigeria will grow at 1.9 percent in 2018, while South Africa will only climb by 1.2 percent.In 2016, the Nigerian economy contracted by [...]

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    Yoruba ‘intellectual’ crimes in the UK

Yoruba ‘intellectual’ crimes in the UK

Crime has no ethnic complexion. But when a group is the preponderant cast of a certain evil, I believe that should be addressed. For those who may want to come at me for any convoluted or bigoted reason, please read my previous article – The Igbo crime culture.I took a two-week break after writing that article. There was a fusillade [...]

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    Sterling lower ahead of UK employment data

Sterling lower ahead of UK employment data

Investors who sought fresh insight into the outlook on UK interest rates were left empty-handed on Tuesday after Bank of England’s Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent maintained a safe distance from monetary policy discussions in the speech he gave in Aberdeen.Sellers were swift to exploit this disappointment and to attack the GBPUSD, with prices sliding towards 1.2820 as of writing. Price action suggests [...]

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    Nigerian jailed in UK for £2.5m identity fraud

Nigerian jailed in UK for £2.5m identity fraud

Kayode Sanni, a Nigerian, who led a gang which used the identities of members of parliaments, judges and police officers to steal millions of pounds from taxpayers, has been jailed for more than five years by a UK court.According to a Dailymail report, Sanni received a jail term of five years and three months for his part in the elaborate [...]

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    28 Nigerians deported from UK

28 Nigerians deported from UK

Barely 48 hours after 23 Nigerians were deported from Spain, the UK government has sent another 28 packing.The deportees were accused of committing immigration-related offences in the country.They arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos, around 12:13pm.Joseph Alabi, spokesman of the Lagos airport police command, confirmed the development to NAN.Alabi said the deportees, comprising 21 males and seven [...]

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    Buhari ‘asks’ Nigerians to avoid reckless statements

Buhari ‘asks’ Nigerians to avoid reckless statements

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to stop making reckless statements, according to his media office.Buhari, who is on medical leave in the UK, made this appeal in a message on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr.While some groups in the south-east are demanding an independent state of Biafra, some in the north have asked the Igbo to leave the region within [...]

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