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Charles Soludo’s solution-free Independence Day speech

2 October 2019 It was Nigeria’ Independence Day yesterday and I woke up this morning thinking I should write about President Muhammadu Buhari’s address to the nation.  But then thought to myself that many Nigerians have had enough of the president’s monotonous incompetence.  The more Buhari’s incapacity to govern Nigeria manifests itself, the more many Nigerians look longingly towards the …

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Nigeria warned it risks humanitarian disaster by expelling charities

29 September 2019 Aid agencies strongly deny Nigeria’s claims they are diverting funds to Boko Haram Nigeria has been warned it risks a humanitarian disaster if the government goes ahead with its threat to throw aid agencies out of the north-east of the country, claiming they are in league with extremist Islamic groups. A spate of aid offices have been forcibly …

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Jamilu Collins: Facing Bayern Munich was the toughest game of my career

29 September 2019 Paderborn defender Jamilu Collins struggled at the start of Saturday’s game against Bayern Munich but then gave his team hope. Despite defeat, the 25-year-old Nigerian’s first performance on a bigger stage was promising. Jamilu Collins looked as though he had just finished a training session. He had taken his shirt off, revealing his six pack, but there …

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Nigeria’s Attorney-General Abubakar Malami embarrassed in BBC interview

28 September 2019 Nigeria’s attorney-general Abubakar Malami must have felt like a criminal in the dock as he was grilled yesterday by the BBC’s Peter Okwoche. Malami was once described by Second Republic politician Junaid Mohammed as a “joker” and a former “charge and bail lawyer” in Kano. It was no joke in this interview, with Malami showing he was …

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