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Discussions begin for Britain to return looted Benin bronze artefacts

British Museum and other European institutions seek way to create a permanent exhibition of looted artefacts in Nigeria A bronze sculpture of a cockerel that adorned a Cambridge University dining room is among a huge haul of looted antiquities that may now be returned to west Africa. The British Museum will take part in a European summit to discuss the …

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Nigerians tell absent Buhari: ‘Resume or resign’

President under growing pressure after spending more than 90 days abroad seeking treatment for an unspecified illness. Nigerian protesters in Lagos and Abuja are demanding President Muhammadu Buhari either resume his job as president or resign, after more than 90 days of absence. Demonstrators have rallied in Abuja for three days, demanding action by the government, with many claiming Buhari’s absence …

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London oils the wheels of Diezani Madueke’s corruption

Previous editions of Private Eye magazine have exposed various foreign ministers and officials ploughing dubious fortunes into UK property using shell companies in tax havens.  Now a US court case detailing allegations of money laundering and cabinet-level corruption in the former government of Nigeria reveals that when it comes to hiding hot money, this route remains a firm favourite. The …

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Okocha: My style was closest to that of Neymar

He says Neymar has what it takes to succeed Messi and Cristiano “He plays with joy, but not just to entertain the fans,” he adds At present, he sees no African players who could make the shortlist The Nigerian Jay Jay Okocha is arguably one of the most talented African footballers of all time. Blessed with sublime footwork and a …

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Kelechi Iheanacho joins Leicester City

– Kelechi Iheanacho completes transfer to Leicester City from Manchester City – The 20-year-old forward signs a five-year contract at King Power Stadium – Nigeria international Iheanacho has scored 21 times in 64 appearances for Manchester City – He could make his first Leicester City outing against Borussia Monchengladbach tonight The 20-year-old Nigeria international has put pen-to-paper on a contract …

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Analysing the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution

The growing calls for restructuring in Nigeria, recent events, and the reactions they have spawned, have shown the Nigerian Constitution as an increasingly unworkable document. As a result, the National Assembly has commenced the process to amend the Constitution, and on Wednesday 26 July, and Thursday 27 July, the Senate and the House of Representatives voted on some of the …

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Wilfred Ndidi: Work hard & focus

Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi is confident the hard work done during pre-season is preparing the Foxes for a successful Premier League campaign. – Wilfred Ndidi looks to the positives after a 1-0 friendly reverse at Wolves – The Nigerian international midfielder says his pre-season is shaping up nicely – Leicester City next face Burton Albion at Pirelli Stadium on Tueday …

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The effect of the Badoo cult on Ikorodu’s economy

57% of respondents in a recent SBM survey in Ikorodu have said that they will leave Ikorodu if the Badoo gang violence persists. On another hand, for more  than 60% of respondents to our survey, living costs have gone up since the violence escalated. Over the last half decade, there has been a rise in gang violence in Lagos, Nigeria’s …

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Nnamdi Kanu as a metaphor

A month ago, my boss, Kadaria and I, in a project for Channels TV, got to interview Nnamdi Kanu. It was an interesting drive from the hotel to his place in Umuahia. Two things that struck me, the organisation of his movement, and how close the Kanu compound is, to the Abia Government House. For crying out loud, there were …

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