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Nigerians want Confab recommendations subjected to referendum – NOI Poll

An opinion poll conducted by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Polls popularly known as NOIPolls, has revealed that 79 per cent of respondents would like the outcome of the conference to be subjected to a referendum. This was contained in a press statement issued on Tuesday and signed by the National Conference Assistant S...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Enyeama expresses gratitude to Nigerians over award

Super Eagles number one goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has thanked Nigerians for their support which made it possible for him to be named the best African Player in the French Ligue I this season. In a statement issued on behalf of Enyeama by Ben Alaiya, the Super Eagles Media Officer in Abuja wrote that: ̶...

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Posted on May 13, 2014

Atiku urges Nigerians to unite against Boko Haram

Atiku Abubakar Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called for unity among all Nigerians in the fight against insurgency in the country. In a statement released in Abuja on Friday, Atiku said that all citizens must unite to stamp out the evil that bedevilled the country. “At a moment like this, we c...

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Posted on May 10, 2014

Chibok Girls: A Challenge To Nigerians And The World

By Joe Igbokwe Did anybody watch Dame Patience Jonathan’s outburst on Chibok girls in a meeting with women in Abuja the other day? Did you see the drama? Did you see the body language? Did she believe that the girls are missing? What did it suggest to you as the wife of the President of […]...

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Posted on May 7, 2014

BPE And Privatisation That Is Not Beneficial To Nigerians

John Tosin Ajiboye Privatisation has been defined by economic scholars and jurists “…to encompass a wide range of options for involvement of private capital and management in the running and operations of public enterprises…” It may involve the total transfer of public ownership and asset structur...

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Posted on Apr 22, 2014

Nigerians among 896 boat migrants rescued by Italy

Italy has rescued 896 migrants, among them Nigerians, crossing the Mediterranean by boat overnight, the navy said on Friday, after the government warned of an “emergency” caused by a surge in new arrivals. Three navy warships and two coast guard patrol boats took on the migrants in the Mediterrane...

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Posted on Apr 12, 2014

Nigerians warned against Ebola virus

A quarantine team for Ebola in Uganda The Director of Primary Healthcare in the Anambra Ministry of Health, Dr Chukwudi Okoye, has called on the people to be conscious of the outbreak of ebola disease in some African countries. Okoye said that the state and Nigeria were so far safe from the disease but needed...

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Posted on Apr 11, 2014

Nigerians Repudiate Fani-Kayode over Support for Jonathan

Friends of former Minister of Aviation and current chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Femi Fani-Kayode are yet to overcome the shock the suffered by his visit to President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday. Though Fani-Kayode has said he has not left the APC for the PDP, many of his friends on socia...

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Posted on Apr 10, 2014

About 67.5 per cent of Nigerians don’t have bank accounts

The Managing Director of Unity Bank Plc, Henry Semenitari, said in Abuja that only about 32.5 per cent of people living in the country had bank accounts. Semenitari made the disclosure while making a presentation on “Financial Inclusion through Agency Banking” at a three-day Co-operatives Summit a...

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Posted on Apr 9, 2014

Ghana court jails 2 Nigerians for theft

Two Nigerians identified as Obilo Solomon Chigozie and Nande Okafor have been sentenced to a total of 20 years imprisonment with hard labour by a Ghanaian circuit court for stealing GH25,000. The money belonged to a businessman at Tamso, a suburb of Tarkwa, in the Western Region. Obilo and Nande pleaded guilt...

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Posted on Apr 8, 2014

Africa’s Biggest Economy Tag: Nigerians Blast Okonjo-Iweala

Angry reactions have continued to trail the announcement that Nigeria’s economy is now bigger than that of South Africa following the rebasing exercise carried out by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, at the weekend. The result of a long awaited rebasing of Africa’s most populous nation showed that ...

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Posted on Apr 7, 2014

Ten Nigerians hospitalised in South Africa following gang attack

South African President Jacob Zuma At least ten Nigerians are in hospital and 25 shops owned by Nigerians have been looted following attacks by organised gangs in South Africa. Ikechukwu Anyene, President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, said that the attack began last week in Johannesburg but later spr...

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Posted on Apr 4, 2014

Nigerians leaders not ashamed of being called thieves, says Kalu

GBENRO ADESINA/IBADAN Former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu has decried the corrupt leadership in Nigeria, saying they are so immersed in corruption, that they are no longer ashamed of being called thieves. “Nigerians do not deserve the kind of leaders they have at the helm of affairs,”he said. The for...

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Posted on Apr 4, 2014

544 Nigerians return home from Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Office of Migration (FOM) said 544 Nigerians previously living in Switzerland returned home in 2013 under its Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme (VRRP). This is contained in a statement issued by the FOM at the end the 5th Meeting of the Technical Committee for the Swiss-Nigerian m...

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Posted on Apr 2, 2014

The BEAM: Nigerians Support National Confab Debate

On this edition of the programme, a Youth Leader, Ife Adebayo, gave credit to the proposed National Conference and said that those opposing the initiative by President Goodluck Jonathan are those who have interests in the ‘fractured’ system. He advocated that elected delegates to attend the Confer...

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Posted on Nov 18, 2013

National Conference Not Priority For Nigerians, Says Govs Fayemi, Fashola

The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola and his Ekiti State counterpart Dr. Kayode Fayemi have declared that indeed the idea of the proposed National Conference may be good but certainly should not be priority for Nigerians. Both men responded to the questions of whether the nation indeed needs a natio...

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Posted on Nov 16, 2013

5 Nigerians Nominated For African Player Of The Year Award

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the nominees for the yearly awards. 25 players made the cut for the flagship African Player of the Year category, and 21 for the African Player of the Year based in Africa. Five Nigerian players were nominated for the player of the year award; they incl...

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Posted on Nov 16, 2013

Nigeria’s Foreign Operations Have Helped Nigerians Abroad – Osunyikanmi

The Director General, Technical Aid Corps for Africa, The Pacifics and Caribbean, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi has defended Nigeria’s commitment of financial and human resources to foreign aids all over the world. This is in reaction to questions being raised about the relevance of Nigeria’s outpouring of generos...

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Posted on Nov 15, 2013

Nigerians confident the Super Eagles would defeat Ethiopian Antelopes

A cross-section of Nigerians on Thursday said they were confident that the Super Eagles would beat the visiting Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia on Saturday in Calabar. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigerian senior men football team will face their Ethiopian counterparts in a 2014 FIFA World Cu...

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Posted on Nov 14, 2013

U.S Declaration On Boko Haram Is Bad News For Nigerians

Following a move by United States blacklisting Boko Haram and Ansaru militant groups as foreign terrorist organisations, a Certified Protection Professional, Femi Adegbulu, has warned that this spells bad news for the citizens, especially international travellers. During an interview on Channels Television’...

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Posted on Nov 14, 2013

We Need Nigerians’ Support —Mba

The Super Eagles of Nigeria’s midfielder, Sunday Mba, has said that what they need is Nigerians’ support in their second leg World Cup playoff against Ethiopia this weekend in Calabar, Cross River State. He said that the players are ready for the game, adding that the fans should be prepared to encourage ...

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Posted on Nov 14, 2013

PDP Crisis: Baraje Urges Nigerians To Remain Calm

The former Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Kawu Baraje, on Tuesday appealed to Nigerians to remain calm and steadfast following his suspension from the party. Baraje made the plea in a statement he signed in IIorin while reacting to his suspension and three other members...

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Posted on Nov 12, 2013

Attack on Nigerians: FG Summons India Envoy

Nigeria has demanded an unreserved apology from the India over the death of its citizen identified as Obodo Simeon. Professor Viola Onwuliri, Nigeria Minister of Foreign Affairs told journalists at the sidelines of Pre-Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting press conference in Abuja on Monday. Simeon was fou...

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Posted on Nov 11, 2013

Nigerians lag behind the world in phone usage

Despite the high growth of telephone subscription in Nigeria, the past 13 years, only one in three Nigerians has access to mobile phone, a new report has said. In contrast, phone penetration in South Africa is 66 per cent of its population. In Nigeria it is 30 per cent. The global average is nearly one [&hell...

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Posted on Nov 11, 2013

100,000 young Nigerians to gather at TBS event in 2014

By Citizens Platform On 18th January 2014, 100,000 young Nigerians from across the nation will declare their stand for the future of their nation at the mainbowl of Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos. “100,000 Voices” as the event is being themed, will reach tens of thousands of attendees and then millions of ...

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Posted on Nov 11, 2013

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