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I’m proud of our youths excelling at home, abroad, says Buhari in Rwanda

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President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed Nigerian youths excelling at home and abroad, saying the country will welcome inputs and investments from compatriots with international exposure for the economy to thrive. The president spoke at a town hall meeting with Nigerians...

National grid: SERAP sues Buhari over ‘missing N11trn electricity fund’

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari “over his failure to probe allegations that over N11 trillion meant to provide regular electricity supply since 1999 may have been stolen, mismanaged or diverted...

The cost-of-living crisis has a global toll By GARBA SHEHU

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Last week, thousands marched in the streets of London to protest the soaring cost of living in Britain and demand the government do more. The story was the same in Italy, in Israel, in Australia, in Germany – where...

17 people found dead in South African nightclub – Police

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At least 17 young people were found dead at a nightclub in a township in South Africa’s southern city of East London on Sunday, police said. “We got a report about 17 (people) that died in a local tavern in...

Reflection on the harrowing fate of vulnerable Nigerians

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By Jerome-Mario Chijioke Utomi - In 2011, the United Nations introduced the concept of International Widows' Day to ensure that widows are treated equal to other women in the society. International Widows' Day 2022 is observed to highlight the voices...

Time to License the Vote Trade

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ENGAGEMENTS BY Chidi  Amuta The recent presidential nomination primaries of the two big parties and the just concluded Ekiti state governorship elections are united by a paradox. In both,  Nigerian democracy recorded some dubious progress. An orderly and fairly credible electoral processes...

Jacob Zuma slams graft report as gossip, irrational

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South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, fingered to be a graft enabler, on Saturday rubbished as “unlawful” and “full of gossip” a judicial report detailing how rampant corruption gutted state coffers during his nine-year-tenure. Known as state capture, the web...

African Leaders, Gender Equality and Demographic Dividend

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By Jerome-Mario Chijioke Utomi - Recently, MS Keiso Matashane-Marite, the Chief Section, Gender Equality, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says Africa is making progress on issues around gender equality and youth empowerment. Matashane-Marite, going by media reports, said this when...

CHOGM 2022: Buhari congratulates Patricia Scotland on reappointment, lists expectations for Commonwealth

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Baroness Patricia Scotland, on her reappointment as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. Leaders of the Commonwealth meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday reappointed Scotland by consensus for a further two years to complete the balance of...

Waldrum picks Ebi, Oshoala, Plumptre, 22 others for WAFCON

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Super Falcons’ Head Coach Randy Waldrum has picked team captain Onome Ebi and 24 other players to represent Nigeria at the 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Morocco. Ademola Olajire, Director of Communications at Nigeria Football Federation (NFF),...