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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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Saudi Arabia and Israel behind Buhari’s atrocities against Nigeria’s Shia – Islamic Human Rights Commission Chairman

4 April 2019 Massoud Shadjareh, the Chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) was a guest on the Iranian state-owned Press TV programme, Africa Today discussing the continued detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the predominantly Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). Zakzaky has been held by Nigeria’s Gestapo – the Department of State Services (DSS) since …

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#NigeriaDecides2019: INEC official shot in Benue State

24 March 2019 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that one of its officials was shot in Benue State, as a (s)election rerun was being held yesterday to determine who will govern the state for the next four years. Breaking News: 1. @inecnigeria can confirm that its Governorship election collation officer for Gboko LGA Benue State, Prof. (Mrs.) …

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Ojukwu v Nwobodo: The battle of Nkpor

18 March 2019 Nigeria’s recent presidential and governorship (s)elections in Rivers State, aka “Rivers of Blood”, has, once again, brought to the fore the violent battle for supremacy in that state between two former allies, current governor Nyesom Wike, and his predecessor and transport minister Rotimi Amaechi. The struggle between the two, which has led to fatalities, has involved thugs, …

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Lagos collapsed school building shows criminal negligence of Nigerian govts

14 March 2019 10 people have been reported dead when a building in Lagos that also housed the Ohen Nursery and Primary School, and residential apartments, caved in around 10am yesterday. No one is quite sure about the casualty figures. Nigerian emergency services claimed that 37 people were rescued alive. The building, according to Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, had …

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Enugu State governor Ugwuanyi’s “project”

13 March 2019 Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State was reelected last Saturday by a landslide. He got 449,935 “votes”, while his closest rival from the All Progressives Congress (APC) received 10,423 “votes”. Ayogu Eze, of the APC called the results “phantom”. However, apart from the questionable results that secured a second term for Ugwuanyi, he didn’t take any chances …

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AAC candidate for Enugu State governor ends up “not voting for himself”!

11 March 2019 An old quote that has been incorrectly attributed to Joseph Stalin has been given a new lease of life in Nigeria: ‘Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.’ Chidi Nwanyanwu, the African Action Congress (AAC) candidate for Enugu State governor, allegedly told a friend that he voted for himself in Saturday’s (s)election and the official results ended …

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