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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.
Even the gateman, the cook and the cleaner will be from their own part of the country. When one of them starts a line of business, sooner than later they will populate and dominate that space with their kith and kin. Any guesses? Yoruba? Hausa/Fulani? Igbo?
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Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential election will provide no clear winner, with 40 percent of voters choosing President Emmerson Mnangagwa and 37 percent his opponent, Nelson Chamisa, according to an Afrobarometer poll released on Friday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday offered condolences to the family and relatives of the late Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, describing him as a valiant officer who brought honour to the nation.
The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Friday urged parents to stop putting undue pressure on their children to prevent them from falling victims to human traffickers.
Federal Ministry of Health on Friday said it would engage stakeholders, individuals and media organisations to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding in health facilities, communities and workplaces.
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of “demonizing him for obvious selfish reasons.”
President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo has said that the December presidential election would go ahead as planned, but he declined to say whether he would defy term limits to stand for re-election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State on Monday urged eligible voters to expose any staff or tout demanding money for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in the state.
A former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into the board of social media giant, Twitter Inc.
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Chief Olabode Mustapha and six others as Chairman and members of the board of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that the just concluded Saturday governorship election was generally successful.