How Nigeria Embassy Paralysed Beninoa Economy On Monday, Over Independence Anniversary

By Stephen Ubanna Last Monday, October Ist, 2018, Economic and Social activities were virtually grounded to a halt at Cotonou, Republic of Benin, as all roads lead to the Nigeria Embassy in Cotonou    to join  kayode Oguntunase, the Nigerian  Ambassador   and his officials to celebrate Nigeria’s 58th Independence anniversary. The situation became more worrisome at Seme, a border Community between the  country and  the French speaking country   as key government  and  Republic of Benin  government officials were at Cotonou on the invitation of the Ambassador to join the embassy in…

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Minister Amaechi Vs. Senator Abe

By Comfort Obi If anybody was in doubt of why the civilized world laughs at us, the open letter, written to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, by Senator Magnus Abe, published in the ThisDay newspaper of Wednesday,  September 26, puts a seal on the doubt. I read it three times. And each time, my worries increased, with an exclamation to nobody: ‘Look at what politicians have reduced our country to.’ Both the Minister and the Senator are from Rivers state. The former, an Ikwerre man, and the latter,…

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2019 Election: Abdusalami Abubakar Predicts Nigeria’s Disintegration

By Akinwale Kasali Months to the 2019 general elections, former military Head of State, General Abdusalami Abubakar, has warned about the likely disintegration of Nigeria. Abdusalami said he will forever be an enemy of anyone that tried to hinder the democratic development of Nigeria or plunge Nigeria into crisis. Abdualsalami said this at the Maiden Edition of General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture, organised by the staff and students of the Abdulsalami Abubakar Post Graduate Students’ Hall of the University of Ibadan. The lecture was titled; “Collaborative Peace Building in Nigeria,” He…

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FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: NBBF Thanks Nigerians

The Nigeria Basketball Federation under the leadership of Musa Kida, has expressed gratitude to basketball fans for coming out in large numbers to support the senior national men’s team, D’Tigers at the ongoing qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup in China. D’Tigers outclassed their archrival, Senegal, 89-61 to confirm their dominance in the FIBA World Cup series, recording nine straight victories. Kida told the News Agency of Nigeria after the match at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium on Sunday in Lagos that he was thrilled by the massive…

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2019 Polls: Buhari Promises Free And Fair Election

By Akinwale Kasali With the 2019 election drawing closer, President Muhammadu Buhari is promising world powers that the 2019 polls will be free and fair. Buhari today in Abuja assured United Kingdom Prime Minister, Theresa May, of his administration’s commitment to conducting free, fair and credible elections in 2019. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said Buhari gave the assurance during a bilateral meeting with the visiting Prime Minister at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari welcomed UK’s support toward strengthening democratic institutions…

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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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How Buhari Forced Saraki To Join The Presidential Race

By Stephen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, may have known that Bukola Saraki, a former  governor of Kwara state  and now  Senate President, has a Presidential ambition. It was therefore not surprising why  he decided to frustrate his  leadership of the Senate  from the out-set to whittle down his powers and popularity in order to force him to  drop the ambition and support his re-election bid . Buhari, according to party sources, fears that  with the rising profile of Saraki in the party and…

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Falconet Bows Out

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of the Falconets of Nigeria to progress beyond the quarter finals stage of the Under-20 FIFA World was dashed earlier today by the Spaniards Under-20 Women national team who defeated the gallant Falconets of Nigeria 2-1. The Nigeria’s Under-20 Women’s team crashed out of the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France having conceded two first half goals, before Peace Efih responded with a goal in the second half of the encounter. All efforts by the Nigerian girls to equalised was dashed as the Spainish defense…

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Falconets Zooms Into Quarter Final, To Face Spain

By Akinwale Kasali No one gave the Falconets a chance. After the team’s 1-0 loss to Germany in the opening match of the Group D encounter, soccer enthusisats had written them off. The team bounced back in their second group game against Haiti, winning by Rasheedat Ajibade solitary spot kick in the first half of the encounter to signal the preparedness of the Falconets to make a mark in France. Again, stand –in Captain Rasheedat Ajibade was the heroine as the Nigeria U20 girls weaved their way into the 9thFIFA…

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