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Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).

Oil rises to $61 on Libyan supply cut

The American Petroleum Institute (API) said on Tuesday that U.S. crude inventories dropped by 10.2 million barrels last week, more than analysts had forecast. Official inventory figures are due later on Wednesday.
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US Institute: It’s less likely for Muhammadu Buhari to be defeated in 2019

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) says it is less likely for President Muhammadu Buhari to be defeated in the 2019 election.

2019: APC speaks on EIU, HSBC reports

“As earlier stated, the contents of these reports are nothing but the usual doomsday prophesies about the Nigerian nation, which has serially proved false, deceptive, unreliable and tendentious,” APC said in reaction to the report in a statement signed by Yekini Nabena, its spokesperson on Wednesday morning.

The Economist: PDP will unseat APC in 2019

The opposing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 presidential election, according to a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo advocates multi-party system to deepen Africa’s democracy

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, in Abuja, said the multi-party system of governance was the panacea to deepening democracy on the African continent, calling for the total integration of the continent.

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Leicester's midfield marvel James Maddison is the man to take Liverpool to the next level, Jamie Carragher believes.

Jamie Carragher: James Maddison could take Liverpool to next level

The talented playmaker continues to catch the eye for the Foxes and created 100 chances last season, more than any other player in the Premier League.
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Wizkid becomes first African to hit eight million monthly listeners on Spotify

Afropop star Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has become the first African artist to hit eight million monthly streams on Spotify.

JAMB: Stanbic IBTC to give top 30 UTME candidates N15m scholarships

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that Stanbic IBTC will reward the top 30 candidates in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be giving scholarship worth N15m.
A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele, says the country is risking its chances of winning the forthcoming African Games following the choice of athletes by the federation to represent the country.

African Games begins in Morocco

What is generally regarded as Africa’s version of the Olympic Games is officially underway in Rabat, Morocco. The Opening Ceremony of the 12th African Games was held Monday night at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

Mike Pompeo: Release of Iranian tanker unfortunate

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a television interview on Monday that it was unfortunate an Iranian oil tanker detained off Gibraltar had been allowed to leave.