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Barcelona bring their philosophy to Nigeria

The board is aiming for expansion of the Barça philosophy with the creation of the new institutions which will host 800 students The FC Barcelona Board of Directors has approved the creation of two new FCBEscolas in Charlotte (United States) and Lagos (Nigeria), in accordance with the growth strategy and implementation of new schools around the world. FCBEscola Charlotte will …

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Lagos pensioner blasts Buhari

A Lagos-based pensioner spoke to Naijiant.com this evening and did not spare President Muhammadu Buhari, whom she blamed for her “suffering”. The woman in her 70s, about the same age as the president, said she had never seen Nigeria this bad in all her life. She was sweating profusely as she spoke because of the heat and the fact that …

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Angry Motorists Queue for Fuel Across Nigeria

LAGOS— Angry motorists queued overnight at petrol stations across Nigeria and lines of cars blocked traffic in the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday as the worst fuel shortages for years hit Africa’s top oil producer. President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in March 2015 on a ticket to end the mismanagement and corruption that have kept many of the 180 million …

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World Bank urges Nigeria to focus on skills and productive jobs

Nigeria needs to create 40-50 million more productive and higher-income jobs by 2030 to support its booming population, poverty reduction and inclusive growth, the World Bank has found. The bank called on Nigeria to skill-up its population, focus on agriculture and establish effective social safety nets to support the more than 170 million people in Africa’s most populous country. In …

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No hope of getting paid for Nduka Obaigbena’s staff

There is no realistic hope of recovering unpaid salaries and bills from the failed London and New York-based Nigerian TV channel Arise, unions have concluded. Many journalists, technicians and production companies are owed large amounts of back pay, which the company has promised again and again will eventually be honoured. Media technical union Bectu was preparing court action against Arise …

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Powerless in Nigeria

The inadequacy of electricity supply in Nigeria is a problem that has held back development in the country. It is a problem that several governments have failed to deal with. This article from the Economist looks at the problems of being powerless in Nigeria Electricity in Nigeria Powerless Nigeria has about as much electricity as Edinburgh. That is a problem …

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Beatings and bribes: the corruption behind Lagos’s traffic jams

With three-hour delays and transport authorities susceptible to bribes, Lagos traffic is almost uncontrollable. Yet have efforts to cut down on corruption actually made Lagos’s roads even more dangerous? Amid the heat and noise of a highway overpass in Oshodi, a bustling market town in central Lagos, 28-year-old bus driver Dare explains how the transport “union” works. “They can beat …

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Food prices rise in Lagos

Households in the Lagos metropolis may have paid more to prepare a meal in January 2016, than other key Nigerian cities, as prices for food commodities climbed higher says SB Morgen, a Lagos based research firm. According to the report, “tomatoes, one of the most common perishable commodities in Nigeria, sold in Lagos at an average price of 679.50 naira …

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Nigeria: the rich “repats” who’ve returned

“Time was, they went abroad to seek jobs and fortune. Now thousands of Africans are returning home, disillusioned by the lack of opportunities in western countries ground down by austerity.” This video from Channel 4 News in the UK only looks at returnees to Lagos, but despite the hype from the pampered minority promoting the country, the grinding poverty, lickspittle …

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