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Nigeria Immigration Service apologises for the criminal acts of its officers

6 May 2019 The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has, via its official Twitter account, issued an apology for the behaviour of immigration officers against a Nigerian traveller at Lagos Airport in October 2017. The apology came after a Naijiant.com report of the incident was posted to the NIS Twitter account. The NIS wrote in response: Apologies please. We take exception …

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Chris Ngige, a little man with stupidity of gigantic proportions

24 April 2019 The minister for labour, Chris Ngige, who is also a doctor, said on national television last night that it was not a problem that Nigeria was losing many doctors, who migrate in search of greener pastures, every year. He said: “No, I am not worried. We have surplus.  If you have surplus, you export. It happened some …

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Wole Soyinka on BBC Hardtalk: Buhari has failed on Fulani herdsmen

23 April 2019 Nobel Literature Laureate Wole Soyinka appeared on the BBC’s Hardtalk programme yesterday being quizzed by Zeinab Badawi.  Soyinka slammed Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari for his “slow response” in dealing with the terror caused by Fulani herdsmen across many parts of Nigeria. The author of the classic “The Man Died”, with its killer quote: “The man dies in all …

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Another Buhari blooper: “I visited all 36 states in Abuja”

15 April 2019 A video of President Muhammadu Buhari has emerged on social media with him speaking to a group of Nigerians during a visit to Dubai last week. The president appears in his comments to have granted full independent status to the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja by claiming that, during the (s)election campaign in March, he “visited all …

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie breaks down the Lagos vibe for Esquire magazine

13 April 2019 Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie penned her views (titled “Still becoming, at home in Lagos”) about living in Nigeria’s “megacity”in the current (May/June) edition of Esquire magazine and it was a fascinating account of the good, bad and ugly. She wrote: “I have lived part-time in Lagos for 10 years and I complain about it each time …

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Islamic Movement of Nigeria condemns Tony Blair’s visit to Kaduna

12 April 2019 Members of the Shia-dominated Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) demonstrated in Abuja on Wednesday, condemning former British prime minister Tony Blair’s visit to Kaduna, where he was hosted by the governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai. Blair was in Kaduna last Friday, he was also there in July 2017, and the demonstrators blamed Britain and other countries …

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Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State is the most useless governor in Nigeria – Kadaria Ahmed

7 April 2019 Broadcaster Kadaria Ahmed, responding to the incessant killings in Zamfara State, has blasted the current governor, Abdulaziz Yari, for the failure to curtail the violence. In the meantime, President Muhammadu Buhari is swanning around Amman, Jordan on a World Economic Forum summit on the Middle East and North Africa. He probably didn’t get the memo that Nigeria …

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