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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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OpenGovtNg: Are You Willing to See a Prosperous Nigeria? Then Watch This Short Film

Join the call for a prosperous Nigeria

Nigeria has been held back for several decades mostly as a result of bad leadership; and of course poor followership. But things are changing. How? Many active citizens of Nigeria have awaken to the reality that it is their primary responsibility to hold their government leaders accountable, at all times. No break, no excuses! There’s an ongoing Open Government Campaign ...

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At Last! Kenya is Cutting the Salaries and Bogus Allowances of Its Highly Paid Lawmakers

Hello! Can we have more pay cuts? (Photo: bbc.com)

Kenya is set to cut the salaries and allowances of top state officers in a bid to reduce the country’s wage bill to sustainable levels and to improve government service delivery. The decision is being made just weeks to a closely fought election and with a backdrop of protests and strikes over low pay by doctors, nurses and teachers among ...

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How the Nigerian Education System is Killing Creativity

The Nigerian Education section needs serious attention

I met a brilliant young man a couple of days ago and we got talking. He graduated from a university a little over two years ago and narrated some of the ordeals he had to go through. “I wasted six years of my life to study a four-year course,” he said. “And I didn’t fail because I wasn’t serious or ...

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Are You a Nigerian? Then You Should Know These 4 Facts About the National Flag

The first Nigerian flag designed by Taiwo Akinkunmi (Photo: Aljazeera)

The national flag of Nigeria, like those of other countries, is a symbol of sovereignty of the nation. It’s expected to be a symbol of pride for the nation and its citizens within and outside the world. However, in Nigeria, the much needed importance is yet to be fully accorded to the flag by many of the citizens. But that ...

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Stray Bullet: Really, Can Buhari Solve the Unemployment Crisis in Nigeria? [STATISTICS]

The alarming unemployment rate in Nigeria

The unemployment rate in Nigeria has risen to 14.2% in q4 (4th quarter) 2016 from 13.9% in q3 (third quarter) 2016. And this is according to the Statistician General of the National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria, Dr Yemi Kale. This means the number of unemployed persons has risen to 11.55 million in q4 of 2016 from 11.19 million in ...

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#Biafra at 50: Effects Of Another War Will Be Unbearable

When I visited the National War Museum in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, last year, my intention was to learn more about the civil war in Biafra over 40 years ago; however, I ended up being depressed. I was not just depressed because the museum did not meet the international standards, or because many Nigerians — especially the youths — ...

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Like Ethiopia, Nigeria Can Also Be Transformed Within 10 Years. But How?

Within a decade, the story of Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation, changed from that of hopelessness to uncommon transformation and development. Standing as the only African country to defeat a European colonial power and retain its sovereignty, Ethiopia has a mixed story of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Between 1970s and 2003, Ethiopia passed through various forms of ...

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Meet Babajide Olatunji, the Nigerian Artist Who Is Using Charcoal to Retell African Stories

Babajide is one of the gifted artists that are retelling the story of Africa with their craft. His story is so inspiring that you can't even afford to miss it.

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