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#PrayForOwerri: How 10-year-old Ibeanusi Was Shot Dead During Illegal Market Demolition

How a wave of demolition activities has unleashed anguish on Owerri

In recent times, a lot of Nigerians have been devastated by the wave of demolition activities carried out by several state governments. The basic idea behind most of these actions have been to aid “urban development,” thereby resulting in the tearing down of buildings or the expansion and reconstruction of existing small lane roads, Ventures Africa writes However, things took a ...

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President Buhari is Back Home but His First Speech Has Failed to Inspire Nigerians

Mr President is back from London!

The Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is back home after spending three months (104 days) on medical vacation in London. This is the second time President Buhari would be away on an extended medical leave in 2017. Back in February, he was away for 50 days. The president returned to a wild jubilation, with his motorcade from the airport to the ...

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Just Like Senegal, Mauritania Has Abolished Its ‘Too Costly’ Senate

Mauritania is an Arab country in the Maghreb region of western Africa, with a population of 4.3 million people (Photo: Getty images

Mauritania has joined Senegal in abolishing the Senate, its upper legislative chambers. It was one of the decisions made by voters in a referendum conducted at the weekend. The voters also decided to alter their national flag, the electoral commission announced on Sunday, in a clear victory for President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz the day after the vote. While turnout ...

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Aluu 4: Justice Served as Three Persons are Sentenced to Death

The dreams of four young talented Nigerians were cut shot by a mob action. Shame!

A federal high court in Rivers state has found three persons guilty of the murder of four students of the University of Port-Harcourt, The Cable reports The students – Lloyd Toku-Mike, 19, Tekena Friday Elkanah, 20, Ugonna Kelechi Obuzor, 18, and Chidiala Loroson Biringa, 20 – were beaten and eventually killed for alleged robbery in 2012. Ledan Nyordee, the judge, sentenced ...

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Nigerian Senate: You Can Now Run for President at 35, Governor at 30

Nigerian Senate passes a bill for Constitution review to educe the age for election

The Nigerian senate on Wednesday passed the highly anticipated not too young to run bill, which seeks age reduction for elective offices in the country. This was disclosed after an electronic vote in the senate showed that 86 senators were in support, while 10 were against and one of the lawmakers abstained, The Cable reported. Effectively, Nigerian youths can contest ...

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Here’s the Summary of All You Need to Know About Alison-Madueke’s Corruption Scandal

Nigeria's former oil minister, Diezani-Alison Madueke an d her shady shady deals.

Last week, news of a US Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit roped Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s former oil minister, in yet another international corruption scandal. The lawsuit alleges that two Nigerian businessmen, Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, illegally obtained lucrative oil contracts in Nigeria by repeatedly bribing Alison-Madueke. The men then laundered the proceeds of those contracts through the US by ...

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Inequality: How a Graveyard Silence is Widening the Gap Between Rich and Poor in Nigeria

The wealth of five richest Nigerians can take Nigeria out of extreme poverty

Based on the recently released CRI (The Commitment to Reducing Inequality) Index, a new global ranking of governments based on what they are doing to tackle the gap between rich and poor, Nigeria is shockingly at the bottom of the table. According to the CRI Index report, “Nigeria has the unenviable position of being at the bottom of the Index. ...

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JUST IN: HND and BSC Holders in Immigration, Civil Defence Will Now Earn Equal Salaries

No more Bsc-HND dichotomy

The federal government of Nigeria has removed the discrepancy between Higher National Diploma (HND) and university degree holders in the civil defence, fire, immigration, and prison services. According to a statement made available by PR Nigeria, the Permanent Secretary ministry of interior Engr Abubakar G. Magaji stated that “The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board (CDFIPB), at the end ...

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When Will Mambila Plant, Nigeria’s Biggest Power Infrastructure, Be Completed?

3,050MW-capacity Mambila hydro-power plant in Taraba state

Mambila Power Station, a hydro-power plant, is Nigeria’s biggest power infrastructure which was conceived by the Nigerian government about 35 years ago. When completed, is expected to multiply Nigeria’s generating capacity considerably. Specifically, it is projected to deliver 3,050 megawatts of electricity. The epileptic power supply in Nigeria is stifling job creation and economic growth; the current power infrastructure better ...

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Epe Boys: What Kind Of A Country Would Allow Its Future Leaders Be In Captivity?

Who will rescue the kidnapped Epe Boys?

Today marks 42 days since the kidnap of six pupils of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe. And that’s less than a year students and teachers of the same school were kidnapped.  There have been reports on speculations of their release upon the collection of N10m as ransom by the kidnappers. But till date, these young promising students are still ...

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