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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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Stray Bullet: Untold Stories of the Three QC Girls Who Died with their Dreams [The Cable]

Nigeria lost three of its brightest citizens who were students of Queens College

Vivian wanted to be celibate. Bithia scored A with ease. Praise aspired to be like her dad. The three girls who died at Queen’s College, Lagos, had their worlds well laid-out before them, but their dreams have gone to the grave with them. O’FEMI KOLAWOLE of The Cable writes. Vivian: The gynaecologist and rev’d sister we never had Vivian wanted ...

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The Story of QC Principal Who Bought N17m SUV While Students Drank Polluted Water

What on earth could have made a principal, who is a mother, act the way she did over issues of the safety and well-being of preteen teenage girls placed under her care? Story Highlights Principal, posted to Queen’s College in 2015, was initially celebrated as an achiever Former principal acquired a Ford Explorer SUV valued at over N17 million with ...

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Why Are Thousands of Young Ghanaians Making the Dangerous Trek to Reach Europe?

Many young Ghanaians dangerously travel across the Sahara to reach Europe

So we ask: why are thousands of young Ghanaians making the dangerous trek across the Sahara to reach Europe in search of a better life? Kwesi Sampson made his first illegal trek across the Sahara desert nearly a decade ago in hopes of reaching Europe. He didn’t make it. Sampson worked construction jobs for three years in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, ...

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Stray Bullet: Are Men Actually Superior to Women? (What Evidence Says)

Men vs Women, who is superior?

Dear African woman, let no man take away your self worth all in the name of culture, religion or history. “Men are superior to women” is a common expression you hear not just from men themselves but sadly from many women, too. It’s an old expression that many still cling to even in the 21st century, especially here in Africa. ...

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Emir Sanusi: A Group of People from Each and Every Ethnic Tribe in Nigeria is Very Selfish

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Emir of Kano

While he was the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi– now Emir of Kano– made some eye opening remarks at the launching of Sir Olaniwun Ajayi’s book titled “Nigeria , Africa ‘s failed asset?” Here are a few of his remarks. It is our fault that we have not been able to transform to being Nigerians “Before ...

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