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In a country where 94.4 million people are languishing in poverty, skills in its various facets have been identified as one of the ways Nigeria can win the fight against poverty. The aforementioned was revealed by the Managing Director of SystemSpecs, John Obaro, during the 6th public lecture organised by the Foursquare Gospel Church in Lagos, …

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For the past 16 years, the Big Brother entertainment franchise has thrilled Nigerians, first as Big Brother Africa and now as Big Brother Nigeria. Despite widespread criticism of the show by Nigerians, it continues to garner huge viewership. The show debuted in Nigeria in 2006 without much commercial success and was discontinued. It was brought …

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Elder statesman and chieftain of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Thursday, insisted that power brokers promising to hand over to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in 2023 are merely deceiving him. Adebanjo who made the disclosure to newsmen said he is disappointed that though Tinubu rode on the back of restructuring to become governor in 1999, he …

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Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has warned against zoning of the Presidency between the North and South regions of Nigeria. The governor gave the warning in a prologue titled ‘Defeating a Determined Incumbent – The Nigerian Experience’, written in contributiion to a book by the Director-General of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukma. The …

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Former Bayelsa East Senator and Chairman of Silverbird Group posted has indicated that Silverbird will now patronise only electric cars from henceforth. In a tweet over the weekend, the common-sense politician and electric car advocate revealed that he has given a company-wide directive to that effect. “I have just given a company-wide directive that all …

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Abayomi Ojo It would have been an amusing arrogance, had the All Progressives Congress’ failure not been a sad reality, that in the midst of this apparent doom, the Peoples Democratic Party shamelessly views the collective suffering of the people as signalling a ray of hope; an opportunity to come back in 2019. Again, we …

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by Niran Adedokun   The All Progressives Congress must have felt very triumphant with what looked like a successful National Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. The party’s national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, at his almost ever ebullient best, ventilated the victory of his executive committee and by extension that of the party immediately after the …

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In August 2017, Sierra Leone had it so bad when more than 1,000 of its citizens were killed by mudslides in a hillside settlement near Freetown, while about 300 buildings were washed away. For a country that was still recovering from the deadly Ebola epidemic, it was a crippling national disaster, both psychologically and materially. …

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Since the first and only time President Muhammadu Buhari faced the nation during the presidential media chat, he has been more or less aloof. Except for some official occasions, and a random interview or address with a foreign medium in the past, he has mostly hidden inside the safety of Aso Rock. Now and then, …

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This Saturday past, as I was reflecting on the situation in Ethiopia, I checked my archive of tweets on the matter; as I must. Imagine my displeasure when I discovered those of outgoing prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn were suddenly unavailable. Being quite familiar with how technology can fail you at the most crucial times, I …

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