Citizenship Brouhaha: Trump Blows Hot

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of Nigerians, mostly Africans is presently dangling like a pendulum, and could be dashed following the statement of President Donald Trump of the United State of America, who said that been born in the US no longer qualifies one as a citizen. It has become a norm and culture for a rich and average Nigerian, who prefer to give birth in US, for their kids to automatcially become citizens of ‘God’s Own Country’, as the US is called. Trump plans to abolish the right to…

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VP: Why Atiku Picked Obi

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  for next year’s presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has proved bookmakers right by choosing former Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, as his runing mate. Shortly after his election in Port Harcourt, the River state capital last Sunday as the party’s presidential candidate, bookmakers had predicted the former Vice President would pick Obi as his running mate. As correctly reported  by The Source on Sunday, very credible sources close to both Obi and Atiku had also told the magazine …

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Why Nigerians Should Vote Atiku – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, went back on his “God will not forgive me” vows on Thursday, October 11, 2018 and pledged to support Atiku Abubakar’s presidential bid, as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party. Full Text Below: I am happy to welcome the distinguished leaders of goodwill who have led the PDP Presidential Candidate and my former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, to my humble abode and I welcome the Presidential Candidate himself. Let me start by congratulating President-to-be, Atiku Abubakar, for his success at the recent PDP Primary and I took…

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APC Shocks Okorocha; Gives Imo Guber Ticket to Hope Uzodinma

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Against pundits’ postulations, Senator Hope Uzodinma who only recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives, APC has won the party’s gubernatorial ticket for Imo, effectively scuttling  the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha’s plan to impose his son -in law, Uche Nwosu as the next governor of the state. In the PDP itself, its 2015 flag bearer and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha picked his party’s ticket. In a keenly contested guber primaries, Uzodinma who represents Imo West senatorial…

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Lungu Fires Minister For Embezzlement And Misuse Of Funds

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday fired a Minister responsible for the administration of a social cash transfer scheme after reports of misapplication of funds. This follows revelations that about 4.3 million US dollars of donor funds for the scheme had gone missing, forcing some donors to suspend funding. Chief Government Spokesperson, Dora Siliya, confirmed in a tweet that the Zambian leader has fired Emerine Kabanshi, as Minister for Community Development and Social Services. “His Excellency, President Edgar Lungu has acted swiftly, relieving Hon. E. Kabanshi as Minister of Community…

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BREXIT vs AFRENTRY: How The New Scramble For Africa is Panning Out

By Uche Mbah Suddenly, African has become another beautiful bride. The continent once again is in for another round of scramble since the ill fated ship of Brexit showed signs of floundering. And the scramble begins again. A new ideology-Afrentry-slowly began to enter public discourse. With the exit date for Brexit set for 29 March 2019, and with a migraine of regrets being largely suppressed by both parties (there were muted ideas of a repeat referendum), grey areas still are being battled, and both The UK and EU have agreed…

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Nigeria Signs MOU With Britain On Security, Economic Development

By Akinwale Kasali Following the inability of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to conquer the Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen insurgent, Nigeria and Britain on Wednesday in Abuja signed two agreements on Defence and Security partnership, as well as Economic Development Forum. Speaking briefly before signing the agreements, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that Nigeria and the United Kingdom would continue to enhance cooperation in tackling corruption and reducing poverty. The Nigerian leader lauded the British government for its assistances to Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, and pledged Nigeria’s readiness to…

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UK Promises To Return Loot To Nigeria, Repatriates 70 Million Pounds

United Kingdom said it has repatriated £70 million stolen by an unnamed Nigerian citizen who was convicted in an Italian court. British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, who revealed this to reporters in Abuja on Monday, however, declined to disclose the identity of the person involved in the offence. He said, “There was an Italian court case with a particular person involved. A portion of the fund has been in the UK and that was the portion that was returned recently from the UK to Nigeria. So, it’s…

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Trump, Obama, Others Pour Accolades On Aretha Franklin

American President Donald Trump and two of his predecessors, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have joined the world in paying tributes to the late singer, Aretha Franklin, who died on Thitsday aged 76 after a prolonged battle with cancer. US President Donald Trump paid tribute to music icon Aretha Franklin upon her death Thursday as “a great woman, with a wonderful gift from God, her voice.” “She will be missed!” he tweeted of the legendary singer, who died at home in Detroit at age 76. Barack Obama on Thursday paid…

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Ramaphosa Explains Why Nigerians Are Killed In South Africa

The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has explained that Nigerians were not deliberately being targeted to be killed in his country. Ramaphosa gave his view on the troubling issue when he paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Xenophobic attacks have been going on in South Africa for over a decade with many Nigerians caught in the attacks. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that no fewer than 117 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa since February 2016. Though there have been interventions by the Nigerian Mission…

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