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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Chief Obafemi Awolowo

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Chief Obafemi Awolowo

Chief Obafemi Awolowo was a Nigerian nationalist and statesman who played a key role in Nigeria’s independence movement, the First and Second Republics and the Civil War. The son of a Yoruba farmer, he was one of the truly self-made men among his contemporaries in Nigeria. OBAFEMI AWOLOWO: BRIEF BACKGROUND: As a young man he was …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Anthony Enahoro

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Anthony Enahoro

Anthony Enahoro was one of Nigeria‘s foremost anti-colonial and pro-democracy activists. He was born the eldest of ten children in Uromi in the present Edo State of Nigeria. In 1953, he became the first to move the motion for Nigeria’s independence which was eventually granted in 1960 after several political setbacks and defeats in parliament. Anthony Enahoro has been regarded by academics and many …

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Twitter to resume operation in Nigeria in few days time

Twitter to resume operation in Nigeria in few days time

Social media giant, Twitter, anticipates full-time operation once again in Nigeria after June suspension. With no precise date, Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information shared that the ban will be called off  “in a few more days”. According to the Minister, the Nigerian authorities and Twitter officials came to a final agreement that is best …

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Nigerian Federal Government Launches The Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Program

Nigerian Federal Government Launches The Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Program

The Nigerian Federal Government with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP has launched the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Program (NJFP) 2021. This program lays emphasis on Nigerian youths in the public and private sector organizations who are “highly skilled The Jubilee Fellows Program is expected to serve Nigerians – from North to South and …

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Insecurity: Nigeria, Somalia, others, the next Afghanistan?

Insecurity: Nigeria, Somalia, others, the next Afghanistan?

Taliban taking over Afghanistan once again after years of fighting scares people already living in fear in unstable states where insurgency, insecurity and terrorism are the order of the day. The fall of Kabul was an ecstatic moment for Jihadists around the world. In Somalia, sweets were handed out. And in countries like Nigeria where …

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Who Takes Care of the Doctors? Nigerian Doctors Blame the Government

Like many other sectors in the country, the healthcare sector complains of poor leadership and lack of support from the government including low remunerations and poor facilities. As a result, the country saw its doctors going on strike as well as looking elsewhere to practise and work happily. In a recent job interview where the …

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Nigerian fintechs urge customers not to panic after CBN freezes accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) after securing an injunction at Federal High Court in Abuja, freezes the accounts of four Nigerian fintech companies: Chaka; Risevest; Trove; and Bamboo; for operating as asset management companies without a licence. However, the companies urge their customers not to panic, assuring them safety of their funds as they …

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Nigeria 2023: Vice President, Osinbajo gains APC support to become the next president of Nigeria

Two years into President Muhammadu Buhari‘s second term as President of Nigeria, some stakeholders of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), are calling on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to become the next president of Nigeria by 2023.  BACKGROUND TO OSINBAJO RUNNING FOR NIGERIA 2023 PRESIDENCY Progressives Consolidation Group (PCG), headed by Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed and …

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