Nigeria deeply divided, says UN report

A report just released by the United Nations, UN, on Nigeria’s Common Country Analysis, CCA, has revealed a deeply divided society on the basis of the plurality of ethnic, religious and regional identities that had tended to define the country’s political existence. The report also painted a gloomy picture, with most of the development and social indices in the country …

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Suspected Boko Haram members arrested in Kano

The Department of State Services (DSS) in collaboration with the military, has arrested suspected two high profile members of Boko Haram. Ibrahim Abubakar and Idris Audu, alias AYA were arrested in Kano according to Tony Opuiyo, a spokesman for DSS. He said that Audu was an IED specialist who was being groomed to penetrate security agencies in the country. Opuiyo …

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Nigerians head back to the farm to beat recession

Too broke to pay for costly imports of rice and palm oil, Nigeria is looking to agriculture to help lift itself out of a recession. The once-flourishing sector was abandoned during the oil boom but has the potential to grow as Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari pushes to diversify Nigeria’s economy. In a grim recent report, the National Bureau of Statistics …

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I never warned Buhari against second term bid – Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has denied that he warned President Muhammadu Buhari against seeking re-election in 2019. Obasanjo who was reacting to the report credited to his former Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Alex Nwokedi, in an on-line publication; Post Nigeria,on Saturday, described it as completely false and destructive. Obasanjo, in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi …

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Buhari orders arrest of food aid thieves

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered police to arrest government officials accused of stealing food aid intended for victims of Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s spokesman gave this indication  on Thursday. “The president has asked the Inspector General of the police to catch some of these alleged thieves, to look out for them and make public …

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Hold Jonathan responsible for nation’s woes, Gov Badaru tells Nigerians

Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State has asked Nigerians to hold the immediate past administration of President Goodluck Jonathan responsible for the current economic recession in the country, saying despite being aware of what the future held, the then president carried on as if the economy was immune to such challenges. The governor said for the country to get out …

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Breaking News: FG disowns U.S-based lawyer demanding 40 % of Abacha’s loot

The Nigerian Government on Thursday disowned a U.S-based Nigerian lawyer, who is laying claim to 40 percent of the $550 million (N218.3 billion) of the Abacha loot, which the United States Government is about to return to Nigeria. Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, in a 44-page document made available to Vanguard on Thursday, described Nnaka as a man …

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Change can not be attained on a bed of roses – Buhari

President Mokammadu Buhari on a one day visit to Osun State commissioned a multi Million naira Osogbo Government High School as part of the activities marking the 25th anniversary of the creation of the state. Addressing guests before proceeding to commissioning, President Buhari declared that change can not be attained on a bed of roses and demanded understanding of Nigerians …

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Recession: Buhari begs Nigerians to be patient, promises real change

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday pleaded with Nigerians to be patient with his administration while assuring that the pains they are currently going through will soon give way to development. Buhari, who said ‘change’ was aimed at restoring the nation on the path of integrity and prosperity said this in Osogbo on Thursday at the inauguration of the Osogbo Government …

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