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DSS dawn raid drama in Port Harcourt

Nigeria’s secret police – the Department of State Services – alongside police officers raided the homes of some Supreme Court and Federal High Court judges. The affected Supreme Court judges were, Sylvanus Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro. The Federal High Court judges were Muazu Pindiga, Adeniyi Ademola, Abdullahi Liman and Nnamdi Dimgba. Judges Ngwuta, Okoro, Adeniyi and Pindiga were abducted and …

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Buhari demonstrates why Nigeria is in trouble

The Nigerian economy is in recession for the first time in over 20 years. President Muhammadu Buhari never passes up an opportunity to remind Nigerians that the profligacy of the previous administration was a factor in putting the country in dire straits. However, Buhari’s hypocrisy has to be seen in order to be believed. Last night, he served up further …

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Lest we forget

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and a host of others in his administration have spent a lot of time blaming different sources for Nigeria’s economic woes. If it’s not the previous Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration, it is the fall in the price of oil, the vandalising of oil installations by militants in the Niger Delta, and so …

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The best is yet to come for Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho scored his third goal in three games as Manchester City demolished Bournemouth in the Premier League yesterday. The Nigerian youngster now has 12 goals in 13 starts for City. After Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne had put City ahead from a 15th minute freekick, Iheanacho started the break from a Bournemouth freekick that ended with Raheem Sterling squaring …

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Blinding them with bullshit on Al Jazeera’s The Stream

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former finance minister was a guest on Al Jazeera’s The Stream today. It was nothing but an exercise in self-promotion, aided by the two hosts, who seemed more pleased to be in her presence than interested in asking questions that would have concerned Nigerians, given the current recession. It was nothing but soft balls from them and …

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Govt official in Abuja scared of Fulani herdsmen

Abuja residents have been groaning in recent times about the increase in cattle grazing and being herded in public places and the streets of the nation’s capital. Apart from the public safety risks posed by the cattle, it is also a cause for embarrassment that a purpose-built national capital could be experiencing this ancient grazing practice in this day and …

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“The Kid” Kelechi Iheanacho strikes again in the Manchester derby

In a game hyped as a clash between Jose Mourinho, in the dugout for Manchester United, and his old adversary from La Liga, Pep Guardiola now coaching Manchester City, it was Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho who made the critical touches that decided the game with an assist for the first goal and scoring the winner. Man City’s Iheanacho, still on …

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British MPs debate the missing Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria

British MPs took part in a debate today scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee on the missing Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria. A background briefing paper for MPs before the debate stated: “In April 2014, 276 school girls were abducted from a secondary school in the town of Chibok, north-eastern Nigeria, by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Their kidnapping led …

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23 years since that Jay-Jay Okocha goal, Oliver Kahn is still dizzy

It was 23 years ago when Nigerian icon Jay-Jay Okocha’s Eintracht Frankfurt were up against Oliver Kahn’s Karlsruhe. What happened next would become part of Germany’s Bundesliga folklore. Legendary goalie Kahn has still not forgotten. He tweeted yesterday: “23 years ago today… Jay Jay Okocha scored a sensational goal against me. And I’m still dizzy ” Follow @naijiant

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Nigerian economy slips into recession

Nigeria has slipped into recession, with the latest growth figures showing the economy contracted by 2.06% between April and June. The country has now seen two consecutive quarters of declining growth, the usual definition of recession. Its vital oil industry has been hit by weaker global prices, according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Crude oil sales account for …

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