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US barred Buhari for 15 years over sharia — Atiku


Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from the United States for 15 years due to his religious views. Atiku was quoted as saying this during an interview with Dele Momodu, which was part of his weekly column titled, ‘Pendulum’, published in The Boss Magazine. Buhari had, at a seminar organised by the Supreme Council for Sharia ...

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Nigerians abducted, sold us into slavery in Libya –Returnees

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A Buraq Air’s Boeing 737 with tail number 5A-DMG landed on the tarmac of the cargo terminal of the Murtala International Airport and out came 20-year-old Clement Chibuzor, along with 149 other Nigerians whose ghoulish appearances told of the horrific experiences they must have experienced in Libya. Over the past two weeks, Nigerians have added their voices to the global ...

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To fix Nigeria, we must restructure our minds –Fela Durotoye

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At what point in your life did you decide to become a life coach? First, let me say that what I do today is the work of a nation-builder. A nation-builder is someone who has four characteristics in the form of ABCD. By A, it means someone who accepts responsibility for the well-being of their nation, not just their well-being ...

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Davido, Wizkid beat international rivals to win MOBO Awards


Nigeria was duly represented at the 2017 MOBO Awards as Wizkid and Davido both won honours at the event held at the First Direct Arena, Leeds England. Wizkid, real name Ayo Balogun, beat Jay-Z, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and others to clinch the best international artist award at the event on Wednesday. David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, beat Eugy, ...

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Reps hold public hearing on CCTV bill


The House of Representatives on Wednesday commenced the public hearing on a Bill to empower Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps to control Close Circuit Televisions in the country. The Bill seeks to amend the NSCDC Act 2003 to provide guidance for the enforcement of security measures through the requirement for installation and management of CCTV. It is to ensure ...

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Nigeria to begin manufacturing Electric Cars

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The National Automotive Design and Development Council in Nigeria has intimated the public that electric cars in the West African country would soon be a reality. It made the statement on Thursday, 16th November 2017, noting that it will collaborate with relevant stakeholders to achieve the goal. The Director General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Mr. Jelani Aliyu MFR disclosed this at the ...

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Ooni preaches cultural renaissance at Chatham House


The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has advised Africans to uphold their cultural values against all odds. According to him, the continent has a lot to learn from Asia, which, he said, had continued to put its culture first despite its relationship with other races. The Ooni said, “Asians are still holding on to their heritage. We Africans should ...

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Men are to blame for Nigeria’s woes –Ezekwesili


A former Vice-President of the World Bank and former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has said that male political leaders are to blame for the poor state of affairs in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. She also absolved women of any blame, saying they have had only a “marginal” role to play in the poor governance that has ...

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Budget: FG adjusts 2018-2020 MTEF/FSP by N1.5tn


The Federal Government on Monday gave details of the adjustments it made to the 2018-2020 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, explaining that they were incorporated in the 2018 budget proposal presented to the National Assembly on November 7 by President Muhammadu Buhari. The President, had before the budget presentation, submitted an earlier version of the MTEF, but captured ...

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Congrats to the publisher, Nigerian-Canadian News Canada, Ms Ngozi Ugoh for the Award from the National Ethnic Press & Media Council of Canada. Our 2nd award from the Council and the 3rd award this year. RECOGNIZED FOR “BEST EDITORIAL, FREE EXPRESSION/CONCEPT AND VISUAL PRESENTATION” AND MANY YEARS OF CIRCULATION.  About Us The Nigerian Canadian News, one of Ontario’s leading providers of community ...

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Shoprite offers 50% discount on Black Friday sales


Shoprite Nigeria has announced that it is offering discounted sales to its customers to mark the Black Friday. According to the retail giant, most of the products under its food and beverage and household appliances segments will be sold for less than half their prices. Shoprite has described the promotion as Nigeria’s biggest while also announcing that it was extending ...

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28 stocks boost equities’ appreciation by N28bn

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The Nigerian equities market, on Thursday, gained N28bn as 28 stocks appreciated. A total of 513.8 million shares valued at N6.448bn exchanged hands in 4,243 deals. The equities market rebounded as the All-Share Index rose by 22 basis points to settle at 36,688.75 basis points, while the year-to-date return expanded to 36.5 per cent. Accordingly, market capitalisation increased by N27.8bn ...

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WAEC releases Nov/Dec WASSCE results


The West Africa Examinations Council on Tuesday released the results of the 2017 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates. According to WAEC, 34,664 candidates obtained a minimum of credits in five subjects and above including English language and General Mathematics. The figure represents 26.01% of the 133,223 candidates that sat for the examinations in Nigeria.The percentage of candidates ...

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CBN injects $210m into FX market

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As the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria commenced its last meeting for 2017, the bank injected has $210m into the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market. The CBN Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okorafor in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja, said the interventions were in the Wholesale, Small and Medium Enterprises and invisibles windows. He ...

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Nigerians deserve to know why Nigeria Airways failed –Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he was under tremendous pressure from some prominent Nigerians desirous of establishing another national carrier for Nigeria. He, however, said his position remained that Nigerians need to know how the nation lost the former national carrier, Nigeria Airways. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari ...

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Alex Ekwueme dies in London hospital

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Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu Second Republic vice president, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, is dead. The elder statesman’s death was disclosed in a statement issued by the Ekwueme family of Oko, in Anambra State. The statement was reportedly released in the early hours of Monday. The statement, signed by the former vice president’s brother, and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe ...

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Nigeria targets N945bn revenue from non-oil sector in 2018


The Federal Government plans to raise the sum of $3.1bn (N945.5bn) from the country’s non-oil export sector through value addition from 11 agricultural products. Details of the projected revenue from the exportation of these products are contained in a document prepared by the National Committee on Export Promotion. The document is the implementation framework, which the committee, had prepared to ...

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Patience Jonathan used NGO as front for money laundering – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said a recent application filed by Patience, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, before the Federal High Court in Abuja has justified its assertion that a non-governmental organisation, Ariwabai Aruera Reachout Foundation, being investigated for corruption, was a front for the former first lady. The EFCC stated this in its response to ...

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