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Amaechi confirms his intellectual bankruptcy at the Senate

The former governor of Rivers State, presidential campaign financier and ministerial nominee Rotimi Amaechi, finally walked into the Senate chamber for his confirmation hearings yesterday. The hearings had been put off three times, as the Senate tried to strike a deal on what to do about the several corruption petitions against Amaechi. He then proceeded to demonstrate that he wasn’t …

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British foreign minister petitioned on Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest

Harriet Harman, the Labour Party former Deputy Leader and MP for Camberwell and Peckham, has sent a petition on behalf of Nnamdi Kanu to the British Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond. See the letter below (click on the image to enlarge) Kanu,the “Director” of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) separatist movement, was arrested on 17 …

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The homeless of Badia East failed by the Lagos State government

Thousands of families with children are sleeping rough after being evicted from their homes in Badia East in Lagos. The Lagos State government led by Akinwunmi Ambode has ignored its constitutional responsibilities. The Nigerian Constitution is quite clear on this. Chapter 2, section 16(2)(d) states: “The State shall direct its policy towards ensuring that suitable and adequate shelter, suitable and …

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How oily deals make millions of dollars disappear in Nigeria

A transparency watchdog NGO, Global Witness, has detailed how shady oil deals help millions of dollars disappear in Nigeria (other African countries) and contribute towards poverty. The report “lays bare how anonymous companies facilitate the loss of national wealth on an epic scale.” It details contracts in Nigeria, Angola and the two Congos. The report is available here. Nigeria’s missing …

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Pat Utomi disturbing the peace

Pat Utomi, who was desperately seeking a position in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, showed his disappointment in missing out on what many had predicted he would get, by voicing disappointment in the current regime. He now claims that Nigeria is “ripe for revolution” and asked the ruling All Progressives Congress to “change APC from within, Nigeria’s chances are running out”. …

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Ahmed Musa looking to make his mark on Manchester United

Nigeria’s new captain Ahmed Musa of CSKA Moscow faces Manchester United in Moscow this evening hoping to make his mark against the English team. Musa comes into the game in good form. If he keeps his composure in front of goal, United could be in big trouble. This article is from ESPN. Nigeria star Ahmed Musa ready to shine against …

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Emenike quits the Super Eagles

Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike has quit the national team. On a pure footballing basis, it is not such a bad move. He has been struggling for form and the likes of Odion Ighalo of Watford have risen above him in the pecking order. But with goalie Vincent Enyeama also quitting, Nigerian fans will hope that this is not the start …

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