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Nigerian Youth Arise…

The ark of moral universe may be long, but it bends towards justice. Martin Luther King Jr The past few days have been dreadful days, most especially, if you are a Nigerian; her residents or you entertain a degree of goodwill for her. This is because we have realised that power lies in our hands…
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Factors that led to the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914

The amalgamation of the three areas that existed separately between 1861 and 1913 to form Nigeria was due to some reasons. INCREASED REVENUE IN THE SOUTH Between 1900 and 1913, there was a steady increase in the revenue of the southern protectorate while British treasury continued to give subsidy to the northern protectorate. The southern…
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Past development policies in Nigeria and their responsibility

Nigeria has applied many development policies in the past. They are truly pro-poor policies, but generally gender-neutral. This means that they give no thought to the fact that there are differences between poor men and women. These past development policies in Nigeria included: 1. Agricultural Development Projects (ADPs): To stimulate increased food production and enhance…
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Together despite all odds, Now 60

Together despite all odds, Now 60 Since the day when River Niger and River Benue became lovers, And 1914, when Northern and Southern Nigeria got married, To 1960, when Nigerians got liberated and united We have seen; and we’ve conquered several odds to stay together as one. Together, we’ve torn wide apart the jaws of…
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Nigeria is not the best country, but it is a good one

If you don’t know how you are blessed, you will think your father’s farm is worse than your friend’s father’s farm. Do not be deceived, Nigeria is not the best country but it is a good one. $1 is #500 and so what? Let me elucidate from my little experience. Can anyone in the USA…
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COVID 19: Omotola Jalade tested positive

Nigerian Nollywood ace actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has confirmed being positive to COVID 19. Sharing this information on her social media account, Omotola Jalade (@Realomosexy) wrote; “Hello all, I know must have been wondering where I’ve been. Well, I contracted Covid. I have been ill, in isolation and now getting better. More on these details…
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COVID 19: Update on vaccine production in Nigeria

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, met with pharmaceutical companies regarding a COVID-19 vaccine. At the virtual meeting with representatives of Pfizer & Biotech, Osinbajo stated that what was critical in the vaccine development is the health & safety of Nigerian citizens. Pfizer & Biotech are promoters of COVID-19 vaccine pushing for how Nigeria will…
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No herbal medicine manufacturer can claim effectiveness to treat COVID-19 – NAFDAC

The Director General of The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye has on denied Paxherbal product as treatment for Coronavirus. Prof. Adeyeye, revealed on Saturday that no clinical study has been done on any product to prove their efficacy. The Director-General of NAFDAC further debunked the information spreading…
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COVID-19: Nigeria announce plans to impose total lockdown

Nigeria has hinted on plans to impose total lockdown on movements in the country. The chairman of the Presidential Task Force, Boss Mustapha made this known during a press briefing. Mustapha warned that there will be total lock down if the coronavirus cases in the country does not decrease in the next two weeks. In…
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COVID-19: Nigeria set to reopen schools

Schools in Nigeria are now allowed to reopen, this was contained in a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. This announcement came on Monday, June 29 after the Presidential Taskforce Briefing with President Buhari. Notably, schools in Nigeria has been on the lockdown for about three months since the…
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coronavirus cases in Nigeria hits 23,293

Nigeria has recorded six hundred and eighty-four new cases of coronavirus in the country bringing the total number to 23,298 confirmed cases. Lagos state remains the state with the highest number of new cases. Lagos recorded 259 new cases on June 26. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, also announced on Friday that 554…
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Top 15 African Artists; Only two Nigerians made the list

Top 15 African Artists, a rating provided by Billboard saw several North African music arts topping the list.  Self proclaimed ‘African Giant’, Burna Boy and Davido struggled to find a spot on the top 15 list. This has left West Africa music fans wondering what could be the problem with Western artists in 2020. Wizkid…
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Buhari is not in charge of Nigeria – Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka has argued the fact that Nigeria is not under the leadership of its elected president. The Nigerian playwright, poet and essayist expressed his concern on the health of the nation going by the manner in which the country is being administrated. Soyinka resounded that President Muhammadu Buhari is not in charge of Nigeria.…
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BATTLE LINE: Wizkid unfollows Davido as retaliation continue

The “Joro” hit-maker, Star Boy Wizkid retaliates to Davido’s unfriendly attitude towards him on Instagram. Davido recently announced that he was embarking on cleansing. His next move was to unfollow Wizkid and Peruzzi. The CEO also mentioned that he had changed his phone number and will only call those he needed to. Award-winning music star,…
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Davido has locked Wizkid, Peruzzi out of his world

Davido announced recently that he has some cleansing to do, little do we understand what was going on with the DMW Record Label. The CEO, one of Nigeria’s most enjoyed entertainer revealed furthermore via his Instagram that he made a mistake of putting others before him. “I have put people before me, I think it’s…
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Face mask is now compulsory in the state – Lagos State Governor

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor has confirmed that face mask is now compulsory in the state. The governor made this know via Twitter on Sunday. Sanwo-Olu explains that the face mask help to protect people from droplets and secretions from coughing and sneezing. He therefore stated that compulsory wearing of face masks in the…
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WORK MISCONCEPTION IN NIGERIA

We must come to the understanding that most Nigeria youths like other youths of the world do not only lack employment, they are thirsty after empowerment and encouragement.

THE TRANSFORMATION OF TIE AND DYE TEXTILE IN LAGOS

The introduction of tie and dye to Lagos state cannot be credited to a single individual. Tie and dye production was an industry that started in different parts of Yorubaland almost at the same time due to the availability of dye. However, many believe the home or birth place of tie and dye is Osogbo, perhaps because of the large population of dyers and the historical records that are presentable.

I WILL “BORROW YOU” the MONEY!

I WILL “BORROW YOU” the MONEY! I was once at a dinner reception for a former Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria. After his stint as VC of NOUN, he moved on to Accra to head the secretariat of the Association of African Universities and was visiting Ottawa in that capacity. We…
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Do You Know What A Luta Continua Mean

 A Luta Continua! I was wet behind the ears. I was a Jambite. It was matriculation day at the University of Ilorin. After matriculation on the main campus of the University, I returned to the mini-campus in the company of new friends – fellow Jambites. At the entrance gate to campus, we ran to a…
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Abiku (By J.P Clark)

Coming and going these several seasons, Do stay out on the baobab tree, Follow where you please your kindred spirits If indoors is not enough for you. True, it leaks through the thatch Where floods brim the banks, And the bats and the owls Often tear in at night through the eaves, And at harmattan,…
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Change isn’t African Magic

Our government says change begins with me, yet they haven’t given me anything to change into. Just imagine you asking me to stop wearing my old clothes and you didn’t provide me with new ones. Talk is cheap… Change don’t drop from the sky… It is a give and take situation. Just like paying for…
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THE PROBLEM OF NATIONAL INTEGRATION IN NIGERIA

Unfortunately, the peaceful coexistence of Nigerians has always been confronted by a lot of challenges since the inception of the country and most of these challenges are products of ethnic politics and sentiments.
This study will therefore examine the problem of integration in Nigeria

The Naked Lady Found in Ajah and Developing Stories

Several stories are coming in about the naked lady found on Ajah road, Lagos Nigeria. While some claim she was dropped off by a man in a Jeep; some said it was a Benz, other say it was just an ordinary car. Meanwhile, there are other stories about this same lady in Ajah. First here…
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Onitsha On Fire [PICTURES AND VIDEO]

BREAKING: Several lives, cars and shops have been burnt down as a result of fire today in Onitsha, Anambra State. According to reports, a petrol tanker fell and exploded right in the market, causing fire that razed through MCC to Upper Iweka road in Onitsha, Anambra state. Another report has it that the fire outbreak…
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Something is not right at Aso Rock – Aisha Buhari is telling

From the supposed rumor of President Buhari getting married to one of his ministers, to the blocking or locking out the seating First Lady from Aso Rock among other things rumor has, we all can smell the smoke. Now it is either there is a cooking festival at the Presidential Villa (meanwhile Aisha is not…
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Goodluck Jonathan Responds to Cameron’s New Book

“In his book, Mr. Cameron failed to mention that I wrote him requesting his help on Chibok. Why did he suppress that information? I remind him that copies of that letter exist at the State Houses in Nigeria and London. He never called me on the phone to offer any help. On the contrary, I…
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Before You Take It – Read this!

“To be opened, what is your interpretation of job? What comes to your mind when you hear the word – job? What do you think about it when you are soul searching? What is the reflection you normally get about it?” I know by seeing the caption, you will pause for some seconds and ask…
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I Will Not Train My Servants and Spoil My Children by Jibowu Mosiko

I was one of the few privilege child. A son to a “Headmaster” in the early ’70s and in one of the remotest village in Nigeria-Akutupa Kiri. No electricity, no pipe borne water, no motorable road but a road not better than a footpath,  infact during that time, we were normally lucky to see “trucks”…
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Oldest Medical Hospital in Nigeria

The first and oldest medical hospital in Nigeria is located in Lantoro, Abeokuta. It was founded by Catholic Missionaries in 1895.

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