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NBS Says Nigeria’s Economy is Improving as Inflation Drops [READ]

The annual inflation rate falls in June for the fifth straight month (Photo: National Bureau of Statistics)

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said Nigeria’s economy is gradually improving, with the annual inflation rate falling in June for the fifth straight month. According to the bureau inflation rate as measured through the Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell to 16.10 per cent, lower than 16.25 per cent rate recorded in May. “The latest index represents the fifth ...

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Bukky Shonibare, the Uncommon Pathfinder Who is Giving the African Girl Child An Identity

Bukky Shonibare, the uncommon pathfinder

Bukky Shonibare is the Founder, Girl Child Africa, an organization that is “focused on promoting girls’ access to quality education in critically affected rural communities across Africa where girls’ education is empirically proven to be hugely challenged.” She is also the CEO, SheTV, an online TV platform that is focused on girls and women. It is due for launching on October ...

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PepNaija Interviews Tolu Olorunnipa, First Nigerian Bloomberg’s White House Correspondent

Tolu Olorunnipa is Bloomberg's White House correspondent (photo: Bloomberg.com)

Tolu Olorunnipa is a Nigerian journalist based in the United States. In fact, he is the first person of Nigerian descent to become the White House correspondent for Bloomberg, a world renowned media organization headquartered in the US. In an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with PEP NAIJA, he opened up on his childhood days, challenges as White House correspondent, Nigeria’s democracy and ...

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Constitution: Can Nigerian Senate Stop Dino Melaye’s Recall Process? [READ]

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West

While speaking on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would need the validation of the upper legislative chamber before Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, can be recalled. Melaye’s constituents are in the process of removing him from the red chamber. Signatures have been collected and a petition ...

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Agricultural Revolution: Nigerian University Develops New Maize Varieties for Farmers

ABU takes the lead in maize revolution

The Institute for Agricultural Research, IAR, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has secured approval to release three new high-yielding nutrient maize varieties for planting in Nigeria. The Institute made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos. The institute said the approval was granted by the National Varietal Release Committee at the ...

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Meet Olamide Babajide, the Nigerian Entrepreneur that Makes Furniture from Waste

Olamide Ayeni-Babajide, the young Nigerian turning waste into wealth

Though a graduate of Computer Engineering, Olamide Ayeni-Babajide hasa chosen to turn waste into wealth.  In a country where there are several policies, although not very effective, on the dumping of wastes, this savvy entrepreneur looked at how they could become a huge source of blessing to Nigerians. She found her passion in creative works of arts like gathering waste ...

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Lydia and Joy, Two of the Freed Chibok Girls Meet President Trump

Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu, two of the Chibok girls meet President Trump

President Donlad Trump hosted two Chibok school girls at the White House on Wednesday. The girls — Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu — who escaped from Boko Haram in 2014, after the famous Chibok abduction, met the president in the company of his daughter, Ivanka Trump. They graduated from Canyonville Christian Academy in Oregon in February 2017. The girls, who are being ...

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Breakthrough! UNILAG: We Now Have a New Method of Diagnosing Malaria

Malaria still kills

University of Lagos (UNILAG) said it invented a new method of diagnosing malaria, following intensive research by its Department of Medical Micro Biology and Parasitology. Prof. Wellington Oyibo, the Director, Research and Innovation of the institution, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. Oyibo, a lecturer in the department, said ...

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Adesina Becomes the Sixth African to Win ‘Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture’

Akinwunmi Adesina is the president of African Development Bank

Akinwumi Adesina, the president of African Development Bank (AfDB), has been named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. NAN reports that Adesina, whose name was selected on Monday in Washington DC, becomes the 46th recipient and the sixth African to be so honoured. The award ceremony would take place on October 19. Announcing the new laureate, Kenneth Quinn, the president, ...

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Third Mainland Bridge: The Lagos Icon That Has Set Nigeria Apart for 27 Years

Third Mainland Bridge is Africa's second longest bridge

Other than its beautiful architecture, the Third Mainland Bridge is popularly known for its high traffic record on a daily basis. And this is because it is an essential part of Lagos’ daily commuting. Lagos, Africa’s largest city and 5th largest economy with a population of over 20 million people, is mainly divided into the Lagos Island and Mainland. Linking ...

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