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Nigeria’s “King Maker” to run for President 2023

Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos — the biggest economic hub in Nigeria, has declared his intention to run as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – the most populous country in Africa. As one of the most influential faces of the Nigerian politics and the current leader of the ruling All Progressives …

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Christmas: On A Swinging Economy, Festive Traveling Culture Holds Tight

Christmas: On A Swinging Economy, Festive Traveling Culture Holds Tight

While boarding buses from one street to another in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, the sudden establishment of new roadside motor parks continues to increase as each day draws closer to Christmas and New Year celebrations. The Nigerian economy as well as other economies still suffers from the hit and evolution of Covid-19. …

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COVID-19 TRAVEL BAN: Nigeria Claps Back

COVID-19 TRAVEL BAN: Nigeria Claps Back

The Nigerian Federal Government is set to restrict airlines coming from Canada, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia, into Nigeria from Tuesday, December 14, 2021, in response to the Covid-19 “red-listing” of a majority of African nations by Canada, the UK, Saudi Arabia, etc. This decision of the Nigerian government to retaliate was disclosed by …

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Mark Emmanuel: Kidnap Survivor Shares His Experience In Edo State

Mark Emmanuel: Kidnap Survivor Shares His Experience In Edo State

Mark Emmanuel Amechi is a personality development expert, a motivational speaker, a career counselor, and an author with four published books. He has a great passion for information sharing. And together with his wife, they founded an NGO called Scent Of Water Nigeria. The two are happily married with four kids. Currently in a wheelchair, …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Umaru Musa Yar’Adua

Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was a Nigerian politician who was the President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010. He was declared the winner of the Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. He previously served as the governor of Katsina from 1999 to 2007; and was a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). In 2009, Yar’Adua left for Saudi Arabia to receive …

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Ikoyi Building Collapse: "Everything turned to dust" Construction Worker says

Ikoyi Building Collapse: “Everything turned to dust” Construction Worker says

A 22-storey building under construction collapsed overnight in Ikoyi, Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria with a quick report coming from Authorities that about 15 people are dead while others are still missing. The building under construction located in the upmarket district of Ikoyi came falling down floor to floor as witnesses narrated. The wreckage …

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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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