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Are a majority of Nigerians corrupt?

The corruption of public office holders in Nigeria is an issue most reasonable Nigerians agree has to be addressed before the country can move forward. However, a former governor of Sokoto State Attahiru Bafarawa has flipped the script and suggested that it is the corruption of Nigerians that forces those in public office into corruption. Bafarawa said in an interview: …

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Nigeria and low oil prices

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said during an interview at Davos, Switzerland that Nigeria should be able to cope with the drop in oil prices. His comments indicate he was talking about “Nigeria” as in the Nigerian government and not the country. This is because his comments centred on increasing tax coverage to raise additional revenue for the government beyond oil. …

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Retired colonel and “security expert” advocates war crimes in the Niger Delta

Retired Col Hassan Stan-Labo, a regular on the Lagos-based Channels TV as a “security expert”, today openly advocated the committing of war crimes against civilians in the Niger Delta. Stan-Labo said that “Obasanjo’s leveling of Odi should take place if the communities” in the Niger Delta, where hostilities have kicked off again with the blowing up of oil pipelines, “do …

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James Ibori allegedly tried to bribe UK police

This report provides details of how James Ibori may have tried to get inside knowledge of the investigation against him from Metropolitan Police officers. CPS accused of suppressing police corruption evidence Payments from private investigators to officers covered up, claims QC, after case against two men accused of spreading corruption allegations is halted Rob Evans Saturday 23 January 2016 Criminal …

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Ighalo strikes again to end Watford’s losing streak

Watford’s Nigerian hitman Odion Ighalo netted his 14th goal of the English Premier League season and set up teammate Craig Cathcart for the second goal to help his team beat Newcastle 2-1 at Vicarage Road yesterday. The win saw Watford end their four-game losing streak. Several teams have lately started playing three at the back to neutralise the Watford strike …

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Ngige, small man with a big house

The funeral of Chris Ngige’s father brought photographs of his luxury mansion in Alor, Anambra State to several Nigerian websites. Ngige is currently the Minister for Labour. He was governor of Anambra State from May 2003 to March 2005 and then a senator representing Anambra Central from 2011 to 2015. He was a civil servant before he went into politics …

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Enugu coal industry to be revived?

Osita Okechukwu, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Enugu State, has revealed on a Lagos-based TV channel this morning that the federal government has finalised plans to revive the coal mines in Enugu. He stated that an agreement has been reached with a Chinese firm to invest in the mines. He claimed that when the industry is …

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Archbishop Chukwuma accuses Father Mbaka of wanting an oil block

Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, of the Anglican Church in Enugu, has accused Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka of “looking for an oil block”. The controversial and self-absorbed Chukwuma, who is also the Chairman of the Enugu State Committee on Adoption, has been at loggerheads with Mbaka for a very long time. He once called on the Catholic Bishop Conference to “discipline” Mbaka …

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Nigerian Labour Congress threatens to shut down Imo State

The leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Imo State has given governor Rochas Okorocha a 14-day ultimatum to reinstate the 3,000 state employees he sacked or face a complete shut down of the state. The workers were sacked earlier this week following what the government called “a productivity audit recently conducted in the parastatals, agencies and departments.” But …

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Ighalo: Actions are more important than words

Odion Igalo, of Watford and Nigeria, spoke to Fifa.com about his background, previous clubs and taking the English Premier League by storm. In a time in which many African youngsters are thrown into the deep end of international football at an early age, Odion Ighalo is an exception. The Nigerian striker was nearly 26 when he was called up to …

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