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Nigerian pastor Nims Obunge runs for London mayor

8 November 2019 Nims Obunge is the senior pastor of Freedom’s Ark Church, in Bruce Grove, Tottenham, and well known among Nigerians and other black people in London, from his ministry and work with several faith organisations, government and voluntary agencies around curbing violent crime in the British capital. He is running as an independent to be mayor of London …

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Buhari’s “private visit” to London, more questions than answers

Globetrotter-in-Chief

5 November 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari is at it again on a London trip shrouded in secrecy, evasion and probable lawbreaking.  The Globetrotter-in-Chief returned to Nigeria from a trip to Russia last month and then headed off to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia three days later.  He didn’t bother return to Nigeria from Riyadh and instead flew from there to London last …

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When the British likened Nnamdi Azikiwe to “Hitler”

23 October 2019 A flyer from 1947 surfaced on social media last week publicising an event entitled “How can Nigeria help Britain”, organised by the Pan African Federation of Great Britain. Speakers at the event included a delegation of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC) headed by Nnamdi Azikiwe (Zik).  Zik at the time was a firebrand …

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Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie: Identity matters, in Nigeria I’m Igbo, in America I’m black

6 October 2019 Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke to The Economist’s public policy editor, Sacha Nauta, race, gender and politics at the second annual Open Future Festival. She spoke about how how her identity is both “internal and external”, depending on where she is and other factors. Watch the event below. In response to a question around how she …

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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’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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UN expert on housing blasts the crisis of inhumane living in Nigeria

23 September 2019 Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, at the end of her 10 day visit to Nigeria, addressed the media in Abuja on the initial findings from her trip. Day 11 – PRESS CONFERENCE:I am deeply concerned about the urgent human rights crisis presented by the inhumane living conditions in Nigeria’s informal …

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Priti Patel’s comments about Nigeria back in the spotlight again

18 September 2019 Back in November last year, when Priti Patel, the current home secretary in the UK, was just a Conservative backbencher, she penned an article in support of Process and Industrial Development (P&ID), who were involved in a $9bn legal tussle with the Nigerian government. Naijiant.com questioned her involvement at the time. Priti Patel made some good points …

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Nigeria’s Central Bank alleged offer of appointment to Ebonyi grads is unconstitutional

14 September 2019 Uchenna Orji, the information commissioner in Ebonyi State, said at a press conference on Thursday: “… because of the way the Governor [of Ebonyi State Dave Umahi] engaged the CBN [Central Bank of Nigeria], the CBN graciously approved to absorb all First Class indigenes of Ebonyi State origin in economics to work with the bank. “So anybody …

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Xenophobic attacks: From South African frying pan to Nigerian fire

13 September 2019 189 Nigerians arrived in Lagos in the early hours of yesterday from Johannesburg on a free Air Peace flight, following the violent attacks against foreigners in South Africa. The evacuees were among the first to return home and they face an uncertain future in Nigeria that hasn’t changed for the better since they decided to try their …

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