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Sad! Harvard University uses Nigeria as a Case Study of a Failed African Country

Nigeria has yet again been ‘disgraced’ internationally, following an assignment Harvard University gave to its students in which Nigeria was used as a case study of a failed African country. The question Harvard University gave its students reads; Africa is growing. Seven of the the ten fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa, and the continent’s largest economies ...

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#RuleOfLaw: A Word For The ‘Lifeless’ President by Femi Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has taken a swipe at the President Muhammadu Buhari regarding the comments he made about the rule of law, saying it’s a threat to national security. Buhari had delivered a keynote address at the beginning of the 58th annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association on Sunday where he spoke on various ...

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PDP advises Buhari to sign amended Electoral Act!

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral act, as amended. Ike Abonyi, the Media Adviser to Secondus, in a statement he issued in Abuja on Tuesday said PDP national chairman gave the advice when he received two presidential aspirants of the party in Abuja. The aspirants are: ...

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YALI sets to Hold Accountability and Transparency Summit in Abuja!

Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Abuja supported by United States Embassy in Nigeria sets to hold Accountability and Transparency Summit in Abuja. This summit which is geared towards raising awareness and mobilising more young persons in Nigeria to support the government in solving pertinent national issues is expected to hold soon. “It will ultimately encourage more young people in Nigeria ...

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2019 Elections Budget: NASS Joint Committee approves N143bn, Rejects N189bn

The Joint Committee Senate and House of Representatives on Electoral Matters have adopted N143bn for the Independent National Electoral Commission as budget for the 2019 poll. The committee members, just rising from a meeting at the National Assembly, rejected the earlier version of N189.2bn, a combination of the N143bn and another N45.6bn proposed to be vired from the 2019 budget. ...

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PDP releases nomination Forms for #2019GeneralElections

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the commencement of sale of Expression of Interests and Nomination Forms for the 2019 General Elections. Last week Saturday, August 25, the members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party led by its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, met in Abuja, but failed to ...

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USAID Gives Nigeria $26.5 Million To Support Good Governance

The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) has given Nigeria $26.5 million to support good governance and healthcare. USAID said at the weekend that the additional support to Nigeria was made because of the country’s achievement in the development goals outlined in the bilateral Development Objectives Assistance Agreement signed in 2015, The agreement was signed between the U.S. and Nigerian ...

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No duplication in our budget – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has denied reports that there are duplications in its 2019 election budget. The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, said in a statement on Sunday that INEC’s version of the budget was different from the one President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded to the National Assembly. He explained that what the President did ...

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Ghana arrests 37 Nigerian traders, closes 10 shops over irregularities

The Inter-Governmental Task Force constituted by the Government of Ghana to regulate retail trade has arrested and detained 37 Nigerian traders. Also, about ten shops have been locked up at the Tip Toe Lane at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle by the Task Force since it began the latest round of inspection of shops last week. The affected shop owners failed ...

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Trump calls Buhari “Lifeless” After April Meeting

The United States president Donald Trump referred to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari as “lifeless” shortly after a meeting between the two leaders on April 30, Financial Times said on Monday. Donald Trump and Muhammadu Buhari – Trump called Buhari “lifeless” after April meeting – Financial TimesBuhari, the first sub-Saharan Africa president to meet Trump since he was sworn in ...

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