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Court questions the legality of Oba of Lagos in Nigeria

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Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu (74), who recently refused shaking hands with the Ooni of Ife, may not be a legal Oba. Akiolu who has been Oba of Lagos for the past 14 years appeared in court this week over a case filed by Princes Adedoyin Adebiyi and Rasheed Modile, challenging his ascendancy to the […]

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Officer in haircut-scandal refuses to apologize

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The Nigeria road safety commander, identified as Andrew Kumapayi, who foolishly cuts the hairs of female employees instead of asking the women to cut their hairs before coming to work or sending them home, should they refuse to do so, has refused to apologize. According to Kumapayi, the haircut was a punishment as well as […]

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$43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m recovered in a house in Nigeria

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While many people are suffering in Nigeria, some embezzle public fund and live luxurious lives. Acting on a tip-off, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recovered a huge sum of money in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. The money recovered was $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m. The owner of the money which was neatly […]

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Photo of Nigerian president sick in London

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Photo of Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, sick in London. Details in the Quick News.

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Over 20 people died in pro-Trump rally in Nigeria

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This is a strange but true news. At least 20 people have died in a pro-Trump rally in Nigeria.The so-called Biafra which comprises of the Igbos (also called Ibo) were demonstrating in support of the new U.S. president, Donald Trump. They are supporting Trump because they believe that unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama, The newly […]

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Ex-Nigerian president sends open letter to Donald Trump

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The former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has written an open letter to the president-elect of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump. Jonathan may have drawn his inspiration from Gerald Levin, who sent an open letter to Donald Trump less than a month ago. However, unlike Levin’s letter, Jonathan’s letter conveyed a different […]

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Nigerian Air Force mistakenly bombed refugee camp

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It was a sad day in Nigeria as the fight against the Islamist group, Boko Haram, backfired against the Nigerian Government. Nigerian Air Force fighter jet mistakenly bombed refugee camp in Borno state, killing more than 50 displaced refugees and wounding many others among whom are some aid workers. The Red Cross has said that […]

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Nigeria trims ties with Taiwan as it courts China

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Taiwan objected on Thursday to an “unreasonable” Nigerian request to move its representative office out of the capital Abuja, a day after China announced plans to invest a further $40 billion in the African country. The protest highlighted Taiwan’s frustration with Beijing’s use of diplomatic and economic power to isolate it internationally. Taiwan’s foreign ministry […]

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President Buhari’s new year message to Nigerians

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Below is the FULL SPEECH of President Muhammadu Buhari’s new year message to Nigerians in 2017. MY NEW YEAR MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS, JANUARY 1, 2017 My dear Compatriots, I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria. I felicitate with you today at a time when […]

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Almost 200 died as church collapsed in Nigeria

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A church building has collapsed in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State in in Nigeria, leaving at almost 200 people dead. The building was said to be filled up of worshippers due to a ceremony in which a pastor was being ordained as a bishop. Report has it that the Reigners Bible Church was […]

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Pakistan and Russia to sell warplanes to Nigeria

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Nigeria is expecting the arrival of warplanes and helicopters it ordered from Pakistan and Russia, its latest effort to counter terrorist and militant activities, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said on Sunday. Nigeria is battling jihadist group Boko Haram, which has waged a seven-year insurgency in the northern part of the country aimed at creating an […]

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How Nigerian President is fooling Nigerians

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I’s been a tough year for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. The mood in Africa’s most populous nation is a far cry from the euphoria that greeted his historic 2015 election — the first time in Nigeria’s history that an opposition candidate unseated an incumbent president in a democratic election. For weeks and even months after […]

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Nigerian soldiers taking bribe from Boko Haram victims

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First, there was the bomb blast that killed eight people. Then, delays as soldiers demanded bribes to escort the survivors on their journey. Finally, the way was blocked by trucks mired in churned-up mud. When the refugees from Boko Haram’s Islamic insurgency eventually made it home to a newly liberated town in northeast Nigeria, they […]

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21 of the 276 abducted Chibok girls released

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The Nigerian Government has succeeded in releasing 21 girls out of the 276 schoolgirls that were abducted by Boko Haram about 2 years ago. After releasing the names of the girls, the Nigerian government said it did not swap the 21 released Chibok schoolgirls for Boko Haram prisoners as previously thought by many. This was […]

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Why do people plagiarize Obama

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Why do people like to copy or plagiarize the Obamas? The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has apologized for plagiarizing American President, Barack Obama’s speech in his “Change Begins With Me” address. In a statement released by Presidential Spokesman Garba Shehu, the Presidency “observed that the similarities between a paragraph in President Obama’s 2008 Victory Speech […]

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Why Nigerian students sued American university

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Nigerian Students Sue Alabama College for Treating Them ‘Like Animals’ – Nigerian students namely Thankgod Harold, Success Jumbo, Savior Samuel, Godsgift Moses, Promise Owei and 30 more others got full scholarships from a Nigerian government fund for four years of education in the United States of America. While studying at Alabama State University which is […]

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Visit to Nigeria

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Visit to Nigeria – By Reuben Abati – Mark Zuckerberg’s two-day visit to Nigeria has done a lot for the country; it is a pity no government official or agency has tried to tap into the gains of that visit. He arrived at a time there was much talk about economic recession, concerns […]

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Greatest fraudster in Nigeria arrested

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According to Interpol, it has arrested one of the biggest scammer in Nigeria. The fraudster who goes by the name, Mike, is accused of scamming $60 million from companies around the world through fraudulent emails. Interpol says one target alone paid out $15.4 million. Mike was finally arrested in Port Harcourt along with a 38-year-old […]

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Fraudster wants to be Nigerian president

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A convicted female fraudster who goes by the name, Tina Beloveth Powerful, and is on the run from British authorities has posted Facebook messages claiming she wants to be the first female president of Nigeria. According to BBC, Powerful, thought to be living in Nigeria, was found guilty of fraud and false advertising in July […]

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Visa-free countries for Nigerians

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Since Nigerian Government announced that it’s citizens will be visa-free to 8 new countries, lots of Nigerians have been searching the internet and wanting to know more about the countries they can travel to without requiring a visa. Nigeria passport holder is presently visa-free to the following 44 countries: 1. Bangladesh (Visa on arrival) 2. […]

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