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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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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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.
Only the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government accessed the Capital Market for bonds in 2017, a Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) report says.
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.
Ex-agitators of the Niger Delta region have hailed the Federal Government for the prompt payment of their monthly stipends.
The delegation of seven-time African champions, Egypt, has arrived Nigeria for Tuesday’s high-profile friendly against Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
The Enogie (Duke) of Ukhiri, HRH Godwin Aigbe, who was abducted last Saturday has been released by his abductors.
Mr Emeka Okereke, Director General, Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), has called on the Federal Government to reconsider the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Chad President Idriss Deby has fired his armed forces chief of staff following the latest bout of unrest which culminated in a Boko Haram attack that left 23 dead.
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Thursday in Abuja challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to halt perceived politics of exclusion and embrace politics of inclusion by observing federal character principle in his appointments next term.
The Farm Awareness for Food Preservation Initiative (FAFPI) has urged the Federal Government and farmers to adopt traditional storage techniques to lessen the effects of post-harvest losses.