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University Workers Begin Nationwide Protest Monday

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and Non-Academic Staff Union have directed their members to commence a nationwide protest with effect from Monday, July 2019 over alleged breach of the agreement by the Federal Government. The unions were aggrieved by the exclusion of their members from the administration of the National University Pension Company solely operated by the Academic Staff ...

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96 million Nigerians Multidimensionally Poor, Says UN Agency

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says the number of Nigerians, who are multidimensionally poor has increased from 86 million to 98 million in the past decade up to 2017. This is contained in a statement on Thursday by Mr Lucky Musonda, UNDP’s Communications Specialist, Head of Communication Unit. Musonda stated that the figures are part of a recent Multidimensional Poverty ...

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AFCON 2019: Nigeria Beat South Africa To Reach Semi-finals

*Buhari hails victorious Super Eagles   William Troost-Ekong scored a dramatic late winner to send Nigeria into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final at the expense of South Africa. Samuel Chukwueze hit the opener as he controlled Alex Iwobi’s cross, before scoring at the second attempt. Bongani Zungu equalised with a header initially ruled out for offside before VAR replays ...

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Nigeria’s Debt Profile Rises To N24.947trn As DMO Releases New Figure

Nigeria’s total debt profile now stands at N24.947 trillion or $ 81.274 billion as at March 31, 2019, following a 2.3% increase, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has said. The Nation reports that the DMO released the figure in the morning of Wednesday, July 10. The DMO said: “The total public debt grew marginally by 2.30% when compared to the ...

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Ighalo’s Goal Secures Maximum Points For Nigeria

Substitute Odion Ighalo’s 77th minutes lone strike was all Nigeria needed to beat Burundi on Saturday in Alexandria to begin the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on a promisory note. The former Watford front man curled finish past Burundi goalkeeper Jonathan Nahimana from an Ola Aina back heel flip to register his presence in the tournament. Ighalo was the highest ...

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Onaiyekan Bemoans Insecurity In Nigeria, Says We Are No Longer Safe

John Cardinal Onaiyekan, the Archbishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, has urged government at all levels to do more in addressing worsening insecurity in the country. Onaiyekan said this on Tuesday at the 5th Anniversary of Lumen Christi Television Network and Presentation of Annual Maiden Lecture at Catholic House, Lekki, Lagos. According to him, “we cannot pretend that everything is fine ...

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Nigeria’s GDP Declines To 2.01% In Q1

Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)  rate declined to 2.01 per cent (year-on- year) in the first quarter of 2019 (Q1, 2019), compared to 2.38 per cent growth recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report has shown. The NBS attributed the performance to the elections which “were held across the country during the first quarter ...

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Your Excellency, The Chickens Are Home To Roost, By Festus Adedayo

In the next few days, specifically nine days from today, the party will be over between many of the current state governors and their mandates to steer the ships of their respective states. Four, or in some cases, eight years which, on May 29, 2011 or 2015, looked like yesterday and the day of their accomplishment which seemed like an ...

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Boko Haram, Herdsmen Fighting To Islamise Nigeria, Africa –Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented the deadly activities of Boko Haram and herdsmen in the country. According to him, the challenges have grown beyond what Nigeria alone can tackle following the groups’ collaboration with the Islamic State West African Province fighters. Obasanjo said, “It is no longer an issue of a lack of education and employment for our youths ...

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DSS Warns Coup-plotters Ahead Of Presidential Inauguration

The DSS has issued a strong warning to those it said are trying to force a change in government – In a statement issued on Friday, the security operatives said it will not tolerate those instigating violence – DSS said those calling for change in regime will be dealt with reversely and brought to book. Few days after the Nigerian ...

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