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It is tough being a Nigerian. Every aspect of the Nigerian life, from the existential to the political is charged with presumptions and assumptions and suspicion. Buying anything on the street attracts deep anxiety; appointing anyone to any position draws deep skepticism. And all these are to be expected in a state whose foundation was laid on historical animosity and current distrust.g
Kidnappers have abducted daughters of the late Director of Sports in the defunct Western State, Chief Emiola Adesina, and demanded N100m ransom before their release.
A retired Permanent Secretary in the Federal Civil Service, Prof. Tunji Olaopa, Tuesday laid the blame for the failure of various attempts at civil service reforms on what he described as “execution traps.”
The Federal Government has been advised to rely on purely political criteria for intergovernmental revenue sharing as a means of fighting corruption.
An Emeritus Professor of History and International Relations, Akinjide Osuntokun, has said it is perplexing that Nigeria has no accurate population figure.
The economic problems have also been compounded by rising security concerns having to do with the Boko Haram insurgency that has refused to go away in spite of concerted responses from the Nigerian government.
Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has said that Nigeria must not just exist as a nation but lead the black race in the cause of advancing African renaissance.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, yesterday, raised the alarm over the erosion of Yoruba culture by what he called received religions of Islam and Christianity.
The United Arab Emirates authorities paid for the flight tickets and coronavirus testing for some Nigerians evacuated from the country on Wednesday, the head of the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said .
The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the prosecution of the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, over alleged fraud.
He said: “I believe that a lot of people go into marriage without being prepared to make the necessary sacrifice, so at the slightest provocation, they are ready to opt out and that is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s supposed to be a union for life. For better for worse.”
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined a request by former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for an interim injunction to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and panel of inquiry that was set up by the state government, from further investigating alleged financial infractions he committed while in office.
This was announced by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while speaking to State House Correspondents the weekly Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
The U.S. Navy says the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier groups are conducting exercises in South China Sea on Saturday "to support a free and open Indo-Pacific."
Over 10 personnel of the Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency of Abia State (TIMAAS) were sacked for bribery, in addition to a sizeable number suspended for other acts of indiscipline, in the first quarter of 2020, the agency says.
Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, says Nigeria is worried about the impact and effect of COVID-19 on its citizens.
The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Abubakar Namalika over the gruesome murder of Dr Enoch Okpara, a medical doctor in Gusau on June 13.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has approved N474 million as pension for 85 retired and deceased officers of Area Councils and Local Education Authorities (LEAs).