“Nigeria will remain one God willing” – Buhari

…Says self-centeredness that led to civil war must not repeat itself  President Muhammadu Buhari has described the civil war that played out between 1967 to 1970 as an act of self-centeredness, saying he wouldn’t want such an incident to be repeated again. The President spoke through his media aide, Femi Adesina, saying, “Our main objective is the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We are human beings, we have our weaknesses; but I can assure you that the patriotism in us is hard-earned. We have gone through all the troubles from 15th…

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Nigeria attracting positive attention as country that promotes media freedom – Buhari 

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is attracting positive attention as a country that promotes media freedom. According to an issued statement at the weekend by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President spoke in the light of Nigeria hosting three international events, scheduled for October and November 2022. Nigeria will host the 2022 Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) week, organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in October. A global conference on tourism and creative industries, organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, (UNWTO), is…

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Between Slaughtered Cattle and Insecurity in Nigeria

By; Ishaq Moddibo Kawu. Recently, the video of hundreds of slaughtered cattle, was making the rounds, on various social media platforms. An old classmate posted it on my Secondary School Class WhatsApp platform; and because he neither spoke Fulfulde nor Hausa, he was sufficiently alarmed, to request for translation of what was being said, by the obviously distressed people, in the video. I made a translation of the conversation; but I thought it was proper to provide some more engaging context for the video. There have been circulated in.the recent…

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Poverty, Insecurity: “This is not our country” — Peter Obi

…Reveals what‘ll happen 2yrs after taking over The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has decried the excruciating hardship and economic woes in the country, declaring that the Nigeria of today was not what the founding fathers of the country envisaged when they staked their lives to seek our independence.  Obi who spoke yesterday, during an award of scholarship by the Alex Otti Foundation at the Mata Dei Catholic Cathedral Umuahia, declared that the time had come for patriotic Nigerians to join the on-going efforts to rescue the…

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“Nigeria’s unity beyond 2023 is my priority” – Buhari tells APC chieftains

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja told stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the unity, security and prosperity of the country would matter most to him, beyond his days in office as President. Addressing the APC delegation, the President said the unity, security and prosperity of the country would matter most to him, beyond his days in office as President. President Buhari, who expressed delight that the APC was on course to achieving that desire, thanked the delegation “for the kind words on my role in processes leading…

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British PM aspirant, Kemi Badenoch, knocks Nigerian politicians

British Prime Minister aspirant, Kemi Badenoch, has knocked Nigerian politicians, as she announced her bid for the top office. Her comments have been garnering reactions on Twitter yesterday. Badenoch is of Nigerian descent. She said, “I’m ambitious for our party and our country. I chose to become a conservative MP to serve, and I chose this country because here, I can be free and I can be everything that I wanted to be. “I grew up in Nigeria and I saw first-hand when politicians are in it for themselves. When…

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‘Nigeria, ticking the economic boxes of a failed State’ – Stakeholders

Stakeholders have warned that Nigeria is currently ticking the economic boxes of a failed State from which it would be difficult to emerge from. Recall that in 2021, the country was designated a failed State in a joint article in Foreign Affairs by political scientist Robert Rotberg and former American Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell. In their article: ‘The Giant of Africa is Failing (May 31, 2021)’, they declared: “If a State’s first obligation to those it governs is to provide for their security and maintain a monopoly on the…

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2023: ‘Ethnic differences, greed pose threats to Nigeria’ – NEF

The Northern Elders Forum, (NEF), has said that ethnicity and greed remain a threat to the emergence of a greater and better Nigeria, even as the 2023 general elections draw close. According to the Forum, which stated these in an issued press statement by its Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed on Wednesday, the conduct of politicians is a determining factor in free and fair elections next year. It lamented that the choices of presidential running mates which has been an issue with the ruling All Progressives Congress…

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EU to provide $1.4bn for Nigeria’s waste-to-energy, fish projects

The European Union, (EU), and development finance institutions will provide Nigeria with €1.3 billion, the equivalent of $1.4 billion, in funds aimed at reducing its dependence on oil. The funds for agriculture, climate and digital projects will help Africa’s largest oil producer, “achieve a low carbon, resource-efficient and climate-resilient development, creating jobs for youth and economic growth.” The EU Ambassador to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Samuela Isopi, disclosed this at the 8th EU-Nigeria Business conference, which was held in Lagos at the weekend. Nigeria…

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‘Nigeria has over 11m out-of-school children; highest globally’ – World Bank

The international financial institution, the World Bank, has disclosed that Nigeria has more than 11 million out-of-school (OSS) children, the highest of any country in the world. The global bank, which disclosed this in a document titled: “Nigeria Development Update (June 2022): The Continuing Urgency of Business Unusual.”, said, this is despite the expansion in access to education during the last few decades. The World Bank said more efforts need to be made to ensure Nigeria’s children are back to school. “Although Nigeria has experienced a significant expansion in access…

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