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Who wants to be a millionaire – Nigerian National Assembly version

Senator Philips Tanimu Aduda, who represents the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was in London recently.  As usual with many Nigerian politicians, he stayed at the Hilton Hotel in Paddington. The hotel is quite handy for Nigerian politicians with a lot of looted public funds to spare because just to the left of reception is …

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Nigeria’s decaying National Library – a symbol of the rot within

19th century American industrialist Andrew Carnegie said “a library outranks any one thing a community can do to benefit its people.  It is a never failing spring in the desert.” The state of Nigeria’s National Library in Abuja is an indication that the country’s rulers have no interest in what would benefit Nigerians and there is little chance of spring …

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Nnamdi Kanu is a no-show on court date

The leader of a group calling for the secession of a Nigerian territory formerly known as Biafra did not appear at a court hearing on Tuesday, stoking concerns among his supporters who say they haven’t seen him in weeks. Nnamdi Kanu’s family and backers say they haven’t heard from him since what they described as a military raid on his …

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May quizzed about plight of Igbos in Nigeria

Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Kirsty Blackman challenged Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday about human rights threats to Igbos in Nigeria. The challenge came in the weekly encounter in the UK Parliament known as Prime Minister’s Questions, in which MPs question the PM about government business.  Blackman, representing Aberdeen North, asked May: “At the last census, there were 3,000 Aberdonians …

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