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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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Nigeria to hold local elections amid fears of violence

8 March 2019 Security analysts warn there is a risk of election-related violence in parts of the country. Millions of Nigerians are expected to cast their ballots on Saturday in local elections, two weeks after the country’s presidential and legislative polls were marred by violence and fraud allegations. On the eve of the vote, which will see governorship and state …

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Shi’ites protest at US embassy in Abuja, claim America is supporting terrorism in Nigeria

8 March 2019 Followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the predominantly Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), protested in front of the United States embassy in Abuja yesterday, claiming that the US was “promoting terrorism” in Nigeria by backing the Nigerian government’s brutality against Shia Muslims. Followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky staged a protest to @USEmbassyAbuja condemning the …

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I’ll work harder this second term – Buhari

At the end of this second and final term, I will, God willing, return to Daura and settle down. Until then, I will continue to do my best for Nigeria, in security, infrastructure, jobs, fighting corruption. I will work even harder than I have done; I will not let Nigerians down.— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) March 6, 2019 Follow @naijiant

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Former Central Bank of Nigeria governor’s £33m British property empire

6 March 2019 The current edition of the UK’s investigative journalism magazine, Private Eye, has a story called “Abuja on Thames” about a former CBN governor’s property portfolio. It states that: “The family of a former central banker of Nigeria who looted his country under its 1990s military dictatorship has amassed a £33m British property empire.” It continues: “Paul Ogwuma, …

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