EDITORIAL: Beyond The Euphoria Of #NotTooYoungToRun

Young Nigerians across the country have been jubilant since the passage of the #NotTooYoungToRun bill by both houses of the National Assembly, penultimate week. The import of the bill if approved by at least 24 State House of Assemblies is that as young as 25 years, any Nigerian can aspire to a seat in the State House of Assembly, House of Representatives and can also contest for Chairmanship of Local councils. The age limit for running for Governor/Senator was pegged at 30 while for President, 35 respectively. Ordinarily, the opening…

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President Buhari Receives His Media Team In London | Photos

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, August 12, 2017 received members of his media team at Abuja House, London. Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) Femi Adesina, Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) Garba Shehu, Personal Assistant (Social Media) Lauretta Onochie were among those who visited him. Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Lai Mohammed and Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (Foreign Affairs and Diaspora) Abike Dabiri-Erewa were also part of the president’s guests. Buhari also received a Get Well Soon card signed by all 36 ministers of the country. See photos below:  

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Nigeria Will Get Out Of Recession – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has said that the Buhari government is working to get the country out of recession. Lai Mohammed said this in Abuja on Friday while speaking at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the visiting Chinese Vice Minister of The State Council Information Office Guo Weimin, in the area of media and cultural relations. He said that the government is working to actualize its electoral promises, and the fight against terrorism and corruption is yielding positive results. He said: ” Contrary to the lies that are…

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US Military Is ‘Locked And Loaded’ Trump Warns North Korea

President Donald Trump says the US military is “locked and loaded” to deal with North Korea, ramping up the rhetorical brinkmanship. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path!” he tweeted. He spoke as Pyongyang accused him of “driving” the Korean peninsula to the “brink of a nuclear war”. North Korea has announced plans to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam. The Pacific island’s homeland security agency issued a fact sheet on Friday with…

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Facebook, Google Lose $123M To Swindler

The Court of Appeal of Lithuania has decided to extradite to the United States a Lithuanian scam artist identified as Evaldas Rimasauskas, who conned $123 million out of FaceBook and Google by sending fake emails. “Assumption that the damage was done to the companies registered in the United States became the ground for the extradition of Rimasauskas,” the court said in a press release on Friday. The decision to extradite the scammer was irrevocable, the court said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York accused Rimasauskas…

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Drought Hits Ethiopia, Claims 2 Million Animals

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that two million animals have been lost to a “devastating” drought in Ethiopia. The UN agriculture agency said that the drought had devastated herders’ livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources. It said the current food and nutrition crisis was significantly aggravated by the severe blow to pastoral livelihoods. “For livestock-dependent families, the animals can literally mean the difference between life and death – especially for children, pregnant and nursing mothers, for whom milk is a crucial source of nutrition. “With…

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Kenya Election: Uhuru Kenyatta Defeats Raila Odinga

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected following Tuesday’s vote, election officials say. Mr Kenyatta, in office since 2013, took 54.3% of votes, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%. After the announcement, Mr Kenyatta called for unity, telling opposition supporters: “I reach out to you… We are all citizens of the same republic”. But the opposition rejected the results even before they were declared, calling the process a “charade”. However it has been endorsed by international observers. Mr Kenyatta said they had ensured a “free, fair and credible…

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Of Protest Merchants And Genuinely Concerned Nigerians

By Johannes Tobi Wojuola  Fairly, it is in the lawful and democratic right of every Nigerian to express themselves through peaceful protests and lawful assemblies. Mr Deji Adeyanju, the convener of the Concerned Nigerians group, currently hosting the #ResignOrReturn protests and his crowd are exercising this right. That should never be an issue. But the question that should be of issue is to what extent and what intent does this protest by a politician want to achieve? To push a political interest in the masqueraded façade of being Concerned Nigerians? That…

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