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Six wrestlers stranded in Nigeria, miss C’wealth tourney
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:00:50 +0100
Idris Adesina Six of the 11 wrestlers scheduled to take part in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in South Africa were stranded in the country on Friday, our correspondent has learnt. The championships began on Thursday and end on Sunday. The Nigeria...
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60 million Nigerians illiterate –Literacy commission
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:13:43 +0100
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Executive Secretary, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-formal Education, Alhaji Abba Haladu, says about 60 million Nigerians are illiterate. He said this at the 2017 International Literacy Day Celebration...
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Libya crisis: Not every black man is Nigerian, Buhari tells AU chair
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:59:58 +0100
President Muhammadu Buhari says it is important to always authenticate the origin of people abroad in distress before evacuating them to Nigeria, saying “not every black man is a Nigerian.” The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr...
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Libya crisis: Not every black man is Nigerian, Buhari tells AU Commission chair
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:59:58 +0100
President Muhammadu Buhari says it is important to always authenticate the origin of people abroad in distress before evacuating them to Nigeria, saying “not every black man is a Nigerian.” The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr...
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ICYMI: Nigerian jailed 18 years in Vietnam for import scam
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:48:08 +0100
A Southern Vietnam court has sentenced a Nigerian  to 18 years in prison over a fake customs enforcement scam,  state media reported on Friday. A local media reported that Michael Ikechukwu Leonard, 45, was convicted on Thursday of “deceiving others...
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Libya: Buhari cautions against evacuation of foreigners into Nigeria
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:22:17 +0100
President Muhammadu Buhari says it is important to always authenticate the origin of people abroad in distress before evacuating them to Nigeria, saying “not every black man is a Nigerian.” Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on...
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Nigerian bags 18-year jail in Vietnam
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:58:17 +0100
A Southern Vietnam court has sentenced a Nigerian to 18 years in prison over a fake customs enforcement scam, state media reported on Friday. A local media reported that Michael Ikechukwu Leonard, 45, was convicted on Thursday of “deceiving others to...
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300 doctors abandon Nigeria
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:58:31 +0100
Three hundred Nigerian doctors left the country in 2016,  the National President, Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Mike Ogirima has revealed. He said more doctors have already joined the migration train this year. He did not give any statistics, although...
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Nigerian jailed 18 years in Vietnam for import scam
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:48:08 +0100
A Southern Vietnam court has sentenced a Nigerian  to 18 years in prison over a fake customs enforcement scam,  state media reported on Friday. A local media reported that Michael Ikechukwu Leonard, 45, was convicted on Thursday of “deceiving others...
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Nigerian bags 18 years imprisonment in Vietnam
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:24:17 +0100
A Southern Vietnam court has sentenced a Nigerian to 18 years in prison over a fake customs enforcement scam, state media reported on Friday. A local media reported that Michael Ikechukwu Leonard, 45, was convicted on Thursday of “deceiving others to...
© The Punch
Nigeria: your father’s property
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:05:14 +0100
Fola Ojo Standing at 6ft1 before an adversary who stood at 6ft3, and with less than six inches separating them, we had expected some quibbles. Destiny planted the US President-elect, Donald Trump, before the sitting President Barak Obama at the White...
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How politics shortchanges Nigeria
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:05:02 +0100
Ayo Olukotun  “Although Nigeria’s economy is the 20th largest in the world and is expected by 2050 to rise to number 9, it has not been invited to membership in the G-20, which claims to represent the world’s most advanced nations”. –A former...
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EU pledges €25m for Nigeria’s power transmission expansion
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:05:00 +0100
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The European Union has pledged to support the expansion of Nigeria’s power transmission infrastructure with a grant of €25m (N7.6bn at the official exchange rate of N305 to one Euro). According to the Transmission Company of...
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Nigeria’s gradual descent to a failed state
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:03:07 +0100
Eric Teniola I read an article recently in a foreign journal of the attributes of a failed state. Regrettably, Nigeria’s name featured twice among nations described as failed states. It is left for readers to judge whether Nigeria is a failed state...
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How to solve problems facing Nigeria’s education system – Okebukola
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:25:33 +0100
The Pro-Chancellor, Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun, Prof. Peter Okebukola, on Thursday chided stakeholders in the education industry to stop treating teachers like “Libya Slaves’’. The former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission...
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Nigeria at 54: Promoting tourism for economic growth (2)
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:00:54 +0200
There are quite a number of attractive, exciting, exotic and amazing tourist spots and destinations waiting to be explored in various parts of the country, many of which are wonders of nature, spectacles of beauty and entertainment and symbols of monument...
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Nigeria at 54: Promoting tourism for economic growth (2)
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:00:54 +0200
There are quite a number of attractive, exciting, exotic and amazing tourist spots and destinations waiting to be explored in various parts of the country, many of which are wonders of nature, spectacles of beauty and entertainment and symbols of monument...
© The Punch
Insecurity, oil theft dampening Nigeria’s economic outlook-AfDB
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:53:00 +0200
The African Development Bank Group on Thursday said the drop in oil revenue occasioned by oil theft and pipeline vandalism, as well as the security challenges in the North-East might dampen the positive economic outlook for the country for the rest of...
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Insecurity, oil theft dampening Nigeria’s economic outlook-AfDB
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:53:00 +0200
The African Development Bank Group on Thursday said the drop in oil revenue occasioned by oil theft and pipeline vandalism, as well as the security challenges in the North-East might dampen the positive economic outlook for the country for the rest of...
© The Punch
Delta plans daily flight from Nigeria to US
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:08:25 +0200
Delta Airlines says it will be launching another three weekly nonstop flights from Lagos to New York-JFK, in addition to its existing four-times a week service to the United States. According to the airline, the Lagos-New York flight, which will be effective...
© The Punch
Protecting Nigerians
Mon, 05 May 2014 01:01:06 +0200
This week, the World Economic Forum on Africa will hold in Abuja. It is the first time the Forum will be coming to West Africa, in its 25-year history. The big themes for this edition are job creation and inclusive economic growth. The Federal Government...
© The Punch
S’Africa seeks to replace Nigeria in U-20 women W’Cup
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:12:50 +0200
South Africa has made a bid to replace Nigeria in the U-20 Women World Cup scheduled to hold from Aug. 5 to Aug. 24 in Canada. This followed FIFA’s suspension of Nigeria Football Association from the activities of the world football governing body on...
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S’Africa seeks to replace Nigeria in U-20 women W’Cup
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:12:50 +0200
South Africa has made a bid to replace Nigeria in the U-20 Women World Cup scheduled to hold from Aug. 5 to Aug. 24 in Canada. This followed FIFA’s suspension of Nigeria Football Association from the activities of the world football governing body on...
© The Punch
torments of lepers losing land, houses to rich Nigerians
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:27:32 +0200
Out there in the scorching afternoon sun, they congregated under the tree, discussing their latest ordeal in hushed tones – men and women of different ages and backgrounds who fate had brought together in a cruel manner. Arriving at the place at...
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torments of lepers losing land, houses to rich Nigerians
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:27:32 +0200
Out there in the scorching afternoon sun, they congregated under the tree, discussing their latest ordeal in hushed tones – men and women of different ages and backgrounds who fate had brought together in a cruel manner. Arriving at the place at...
© The Punch
Ex-British council leader found dead after visiting Nigeria
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:23:09 +0200
A former British council leader, Andy Smith, who was found dead at his home, had just returned from Nigeria, sparking fears that he might have contracted the Ebola virus disease.Smith, 64, was found dead just five days after he had returned from Nigeria,...
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Ex-British council leader found dead after visiting Nigeria
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:23:09 +0200
A former British council leader, Andy Smith, who was found dead at his home, had just returned from Nigeria, sparking fears that he might have contracted the Ebola virus disease.Smith, 64, was found dead just five days after he had returned from Nigeria,...
© The Punch
BNN Arrests 2 Women, Working for Nigerian Man, in Jakarta Drug Busts
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:40:25 +0200
Two Indonesian women suspected to be involved in an international drug ring were arrested on Thursday by the nation's anti-drug agency, which seized almost 3 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 4 kilograms of heroin in different locations. The post...
© The Jakarta Globe
Three Nigerians jailed in UK for human trafficking
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 01:27:59 +0200
Three Nigerians, Olusoji Oluwafemi, Johnson Olayinka and Florence Obadiaru have been jailed in Britain for human trafficking. The three human smugglers were jailed for a total of 13 years for trafficking a woman for sexual exploitation and arranging for...
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Three Nigerians jailed in UK for human trafficking
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 01:27:59 +0200
Three Nigerians, Olusoji Oluwafemi, Johnson Olayinka and Florence Obadiaru have been jailed in Britain for human trafficking. The three human smugglers were jailed for a total of 13 years for trafficking a woman for sexual exploitation and arranging for...
© The Punch
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