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Nigerians react to Mayorkun’s revelation of having no specs when it comes to women

According to an information posted on Nairaland, DMW act, Mayorkun was seen in a video he shared on social media, revealing that he doesn’t have a spec of girls he Bleep as he lays any type of girl. He also said he believes he’s the only guy with this problem as he’s also down with […]

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Buhari promises investment-friendly Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reiterated his administration’s commitment to the creation of enabling environment and making Nigeria an attractive place for business and investment. Buhari made the pledge in his statement at the ninth summit of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation at Istanbul, Turkey. Read full text

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Govt. Official reveals the origin of IPOB

A Nigerian minister accused the government’s political opponents of sponsoring a campaign for secession in part of southeast Nigeria formerly known as Biafra, where unrest has been rising. Secessionist sentiment has simmered in the southeast since the Biafra separatist rebellion plunged Africa’s most populous country into a civil war in 1967-70 that killed an estimated […]

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Nigerian senate insensitive – Odumakin

The President of Women Arise, Joe Odumakin has described Nigerian Senators as insensitive and not in tune with global reality. Odumakin said this while reacting to the decision of the Senate to vote against the proposal for women to express themselves in the polity in the ongoing constitution amendment. Speaking yesterday, Odumakin said “The rejection […]

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Trouble as Etisalat Nigeria becomes 9Mobile

The name change in the brand identity of Etisalat Nigeria to 9Mobile has continued to elicit responses from stakeholders, who are of the view that the move, which is inevitable, may create some financial burden on the telecoms company, but it is not an evolutionary phase that cannot be weathered, writes Emma Okonji When an […]

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5 reasons why there are so many unemployed youths in Lagos

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Lagos, Nigeria is home to most of the multi-national companies in Nigeria. With the capability of combining the economic power of more than three states in the country, Lagos is still home to thousands of homeless and unemployed youths. What is the problem? Most of these youths are uneducated and were not motivated by either […]

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Nigerians make a city in South Africa their own

  The chairman of the Nigeria Union in the North West Province of South Africa, Chacaodili Nwanedo, has revealed that no fewer than 200 small businesses in the area are owned by Nigerians. Nwanedo made his comments in Rustenberg South Africa on Tuesday July 11, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He […]

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We can win despite challenges – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said Nigeria can at present advance in spite of its difficulties. As indicated by him, Nigeria will encounter pivot in the following year and a half if the administration stays centered. Prof. Osinbajo talked in Abuja amid the Presidential Quarterly Business Forum at the old Banquet Hall of the State […]

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Nigeria’s budget only good to pay salary—FG

Speaking at the forum, Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, noted that the budget size of the country was not enough to carry all government’s programmes and also pay salaries of workers, stressing that the country had the least budget size in sub-Saharan Africa. She said:  “Our budget is significantly lower when attached to GDP.  […]

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Arrest of Kanu a Buhari mistake – Agbakoba

The former president of the Nigerian Bar Association Olisa Agbakoba on Tuesday, July 4, accused President Muhammadu Buhari of making a mistake in the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu. Agbakoba while addressing journalists in Lagos on the future of Nigeria said the treason charge against Kanu by […]

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New yam export moves will grow Nigerian economy

Efforts by the federal government to diversify the economy is beginning to yield results, as the federal government is set to export 72 metric tonnes of yam to Europe and the United States today. In a major diversification breakthrough, the minister Of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, announced yesterday that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved […]

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Consider oil sales assets, Saraki tells FG

THE Senate yesterday asked the federal government to stop the blame game and get the nation’s economy out of recession, saying Nigerians were hungry. It also urged the government to raise capital from asset sales to shore up the nation’s foreign reserves and promised to receive any proposal from the executive arm, including Emergency Power […]

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Improve ICT, Software development, Sanusi urges FG

Former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has urged Federal Government to inject more funds into Information Communication Technology (ICT) manpower, infrastructural and software development in order to promote greater broadband penetration in the rural communities across the country.Sanusi emphasised that if government was desirous of diversifying […]

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Foreign exchange auction: Nigeria’s naira holds steady at all markets

  Nigeria’s central bank will sell $100 million at a special foreign exchange auction on Wednesday, the bank said as the local currency held steady in all segments of the foreign exchange market. In a notice to commercial lenders, the regulator said the dollar auction would be for spot and forward deals which would be […]

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Security man to die by hanging for doing jungle justice

The Supreme Court has sentenced a member of a local vigilante group in Benue State, Moavega Igba, to death for killing one Kyernum Kervo 15 years ago for stealing goat meat. The convict was charged alongside one Michael Ankpergjer before the Benue State High Court, Makurdi, for causing the death of Kervo. The facts of […]

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Investor Alert: Ecobank may $400 million convertible bond

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) Plc, the pan-African financial services holding company for the Ecobank group, may issue about 6.7 billion ordinary shares under a $400 million convertible bond issue being planned by the company. Shareholders of ETI earlier this month authorised the board of the financial services group to raise up to $400 million through […]

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France to invest 1billion Euros in Nigeria’s oil & gas

Calls Nigeria its best trading partner in Africa   The French government has said that it has set aside about one billion euros to be invested in the Nigeria Oil and Gas industry, stating that Nigeria remains her first economic trading partner in Africa. France Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Denys Gauer, declared this when […]

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Saving the Nigerian economy through ICT

Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has said that the ministry would leverage on information and communication technology (ICT) to  rejuvenate the Nigeria’s economy as well as encourage online jobs through the implementation of various initiatives. The minister stated this recently in a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the Ife Youths Economic Summit […]

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Talk of justice: Man who was dismissed for exposing corruption, reinstated

A man who was sacked for exposing alleged fraud at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2016, Ntia Thompson, has been reinstated. An assistant director in the Servicom Unit of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA), he was first suspended on December 19, 2016. He was dismissed on February 23, 2017, for exposing […]

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Former military president warns Nigeria against repeating civil war

Former Head of State, Gen Ibrahim Babangida has said the time to restructure Nigeria has come. The former military president made the assertion on Monday, June 26, during prayers to mark his 75th birthday celebration at the Hilltop in Minna, Niger state. IBB launched an appeal to Nigerians to draw back from further campaign of […]

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Nigeria: Is the problem only corruption?

Nigeria is not sufficiently fortunate to point the finger at corruption for every one of its issues. That would be too simple. A nation as multidimensional as our own can’t accuse each and every issue for debasement. Notwithstanding the strength of the corruption story, unmistakably our fixation on defilement comes at a heavy value, a […]

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NLC seeks to raise minimum wage to N110,000 – Adeyemi

Labour unions in Nigeria will have to  increase demand for minimum wage from the federal government from N56,000 to over N110,000, Deputy President of the Nigeria Labor Congress, Comrade Peters Adeyemi hinted. Adeyemi pointed out that probably the union will present double” of N56,000 if given another chance to review the minimum wage. He said, […]

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Nigerian journalist brutalised by police

A Nigerian journalist, Ibraheema Yakubu, who was arrested while covering a procession by Shiites in Kaduna Friday, says he was beaten and slapped by the police, before being detained. Mr. Yakubu reports for the Hausa service of the German Deutsche Welle, DW radio. He was arrested as he covered a scene in which locals attacked […]

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CVR Lagos: Reduce crowding in centres

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State says efforts are being made to create additional centres for Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in 13 local government areas of the state. Dr Mustapha Mudashiru, the Administrative Secretary of the commission in Lagos State, made this known on Saturday in Lagos. He said the commission had […]

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Ambode reveals who’s behind Lagos kidnappings

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday said some kidnappings in the state were the handiwork of enemies within and vowed to rescue six students of Model College, Igbonla who were abducted by gunmen over three weeks ago. Ambode spoke at Lagos House in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria when he received on courtesy visit members […]

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Nigerian soldier who is also a kidnapper, arrested

The Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has arrested a soldier in Lagos for allegedly being part of the gang of the notorious kidnapper, Chukwudi Onuwamadike, alias Evans. A police source, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria, on Saturday, said that the team led by an assistant commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, […]

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Nigeria: Kwara gets N2.48 billion Fed. allocation for June

The Kwara State Government has received a total of N2.48 billion as federal allocation for June The State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Ilorin. The commissioner, while giving the details, said that the sum was made […]

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Nigeria: Youth kills self because of poverty

Lahore: A 35-year-old man reportedly committed suicide by setting himself ablaze in North Cantonment. He was identified as Nasir of Joray Pul. It was reported that Nasir had ended his life over poor domestic conditions. Meanwhile, a 20-year-old youth was killed by a speeding car in the limits of Rang Mahal police on Sunday. The […]

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Minimum to guage winning streak in 2019 – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said the issue of the new minimum wage will be a key factor in determining the outcome of the 2019 general election. According to the labour union, workers are paying keen interest in the action of elected officials in respect of the implementation of the new minimum wage. Workers […]

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Spending from expansionary budget provides stimulus to economy – Adeosun

Nigeria’s economy has been riding in a stormy weather for several months. Things came to a head in the second quarter of 2016, when the economy slipped into recession and since then, it has been struggling to swim out of the murky waters. While there are estimations by local and international analysts, International Monetary Fund […]

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