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US consulate urges schools to incorporate history in lessons

Russell Brooks, public affairs officer for the United States Consulate General in Lagos, says black history should be taught in Nigerian schools as an inspiration for students to do greater things.
1959 FIRST EDITION THINGS FALL APART Chinua Achebe

First edition of Chinua Achebe’s ‘Thing Fall Apart’ sold for N1 million

A first print, first edition copy of late Chinua Achebe’s premier novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ has been purchased for one million naira.
Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje: Vote out thugs and undesirable elements

Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Lagos State, has called on voters to end the reign of impunity and hooliganism in the state with their Permanent Voters Card in the coming governorship election.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi laments Nigeria’s reversed fortunes, values

Former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has described as sad, the continued reverse movement of Nigeria from better to worse rather than the other way round.
US President Barack Obama arrives to speak at Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi on July 26, 2015, during a two-day landmark visit to Kenya. Saul Loeb — AFP — Getty Images

Barack Obama recommends Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie books for summer reading list

Former U.S. President Barack Obama has recommended Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah among six books for the 2018 Summer reading list.

Senator Ngige: How Tony Nwoye introduced PDP thuggery, violence to Anambra APC

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in the last Anambra governorship election, Hon. Tony Nwoye, of importing into the state chapter of the party the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) style of using thuggery and violence to settle political scores.

Governor Obiano: Dim Ojukwu’ll be proud of Anambra voters

Going down memory lane, Obiano recalled the promise he made when he was sworn in four years ago saying, “I am happy that we have taken back our cities and communities from brutal armed robbers and kidnappers who once made our beloved state a dread to decent people and a taboo to investors.

2019: Ex-President Obasanjo, Olisa Agbakoba’s coalitions to merge soon

Plans are ongoing for the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) led by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) led by Chief Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) to merge and join forces in the build-up to the 2019 general election.

Petrol tanker explodes near Anambra market

An articulated tanker laden with 33,000 liters of petrol crashed into Nkwo Ogidi market, Idemili North LGA, bursting into flames and razing down about 17 shops with goods worth millions of naira.

Awaiting the names of recipients of national honours

The process for the award of National Honours has begun. Hopefully the recipients will be known before April. It will be the first time President Muhammadu Buhari will bestow such honours on deserving Nigerians. Already candidates have been shortlisted. And I understand that further request has been sent to the President for final approval.

2019: Why your votes are a waste of time

In Nigeria, the concept of political participation appears to have been reduced largely to the civic responsibility of voting on election day. Civic campaigners, political activists, and NGOs have concentrated a major focus of their efforts in “getting out the vote” campaigns

A frolic on the Red Sea

It was a gust of chilly wind that said Akwaaba (welcome, in Ghanaian language) to me in the Jordanian city of Aqaba, that night of December 1, 2017.

Why we honoured Chinua Achebe – Google

Technology giant, Google said it honoured Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe on its doodle to underscore his status as a figure of 20th century literature.

Google doodle celebrates Chinua Achebe

If he hadn’t died in March of 2013, one of Nigeria’s most popular novelist, poet, professor, and critic, Chinua Achebe would have clocked 87 years of age today.

Nollywood is demonising the Nigerian culture

The Nigerian film industry, popularly called Nollywood, has been a big source of pride since it officially took off in 1992 with the production of Living in Bondage. It has provided wealth, fame and prestige to Nigeria and thousands of Nigerians.

Devolution of power not Nigeria’s problem – Governor Shettima

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has described the clamour for restructuring Nigeria’s federation as an effort made towards “treating the symptoms, not the disease.”

Positioning Nigeria for a prosperous future

Since the middle of 2014, when the price of crude oil fell dramatically, Nigeria’s finances became challenged. This is not hard to explain: we’ve historically depended on crude oil for as much as 70 per cent of government revenues, and 90 per cent of foreign exchange earnings.

Unpopular thoughts on my country

Personally, I support the hate speech campaign because if I say it is diversionary and that its advocates should go look for better things or more productive things to do, I may be accused of hate speech.

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Ninth Assembly: APC NWC meets to decide on zoning

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will, today, meet to take a decision on the leadership of the 9th Assembly. A member of the NWC, who disclosed this to New Telegraph, said the meeting would be held to decide on the zoning of the positions for the leadership of the National Assembly (NASS). Other sources close to the NWC also corroborated it, but gave no further details.
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FRC: Only Federal government, Lagos access capital market in 2017

Only the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government accessed the Capital Market for bonds in 2017, a Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) report says.

DisCos: Electricity market records over N1.4 trillion shortfall

Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) say the non review of the Multi-Year Tarrif Order (MYTO), since February 2016 had resulted in the accumulation of over N1.4trillion shortfall in the nation’s electricity market.
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Amnesty: Ex-agitators hail FG over prompt payment of stipends

Ex-agitators of the Niger Delta region have hailed the Federal Government for the prompt payment of their monthly stipends.

Pharaohs of Egypt arrive Nigeria for Super Eagles tie

The delegation of seven-time African champions, Egypt, has arrived Nigeria for Tuesday’s high-profile friendly against Nigeria’s Super Eagles.