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Much ado about a [rumoured] military coup: More prominent Nigerians weigh in – Financial news Nigeria

As of yesterday, the former Lagos State Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, renowned human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, and the House of Representatives joined the group of Nigerian citizens weighing in on the rumoured military coup responsible for the ongoing uproar within administrative and non-administrative ranks of Nigeria. Last week Tuesday, the Nigerian Chief of

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Weekly Economic Index: How did the Naira fare and what is the current state of Nigeria’s external reserve? – Financial news Nigeria

Since the global oil price crash in 2014, Nigeria has been one of the hardest-hit economies due to its over-dependence on oil as its main source of revenue. China’s economic slowdown, as well as the United States’ rate hike, also affected its economy adversely. As a result, Nigeria’s economic growth has declined dramatically, with

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Queen Elizabeth honours 27-year-old Nigerian, Anne-Marie Imafidon – Financial news Nigeria

Last Friday, Queen Elizabeth II, awarded Nigeria’s Anne-Marie Imafidon an MBE, Member of the Order of the British Empire, for her work inspiring the next generation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). According to reports, at 27, Imafidon is the youngest scientist to get a royal recognition since 1890. Anne-Marie Imafidon, @stemettes

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As the European football league season comes to an end, we look at what’s next for the Nigerian youths who rely on betting for survival – Financial news Nigeria

The major leagues across Europe have just been won and lost. In England, Chelsea have been crowned champions, in Spain, Real Madrid are the champions. In France, Monaco have won the league, while Bayern Munich and Juventus are champions of Germany and Italy respectively. For these new champions, it is celebration time while their contenders

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Cochan Group’s Biocom set to produce 73,000 tonnes of sugar this year – Financial news Nigeria

The first and only Angolan company to produce and commercialise sugar, ethanol, and electricity from biomass, Biocom, is set to produce 73,000 tonnes of sugar, 17,000 cubic metres of ethanol and 200.000 megawatts of electricity this year. This will break the production record since the emergence of the agro-industrial complex in the Malanje Province,

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This new Slack integration developed by Nigerian coders helps track time for remote employees – Financial news Nigeria

One of the biggest reservations employers have about remote working is that it is difficult to track employee activities and work hours. The idea that they won’t be able to keep an eye on their employees and be aware of where they are during work hours makes them uncomfortable. Many employers also don’t trust

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Social media influencer, Nuseir “Nas” Yassin, spent 10 days in Nigeria. Here is what he has to say. – Financial news Nigeria

“Nigeria: Its clothes, food, history, startups, talent, and people!” – Nuseir Yassin Nuseir “Nas” Yassin is a nomadic social media influencer. The 25-year-old spends his time travelling around the world making daily videos detailing his experiences and sharing it with over a million followers on his Facebook page, Nas Daily. Initially, Nas started out making short

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The staff of this Zimbabwean hospital are learning sign language to help deaf patients – Financial news Nigeria

The Wilkins Infectious Disease hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe is determined to bridge the gap between deaf people and access to good healthcare services by introducing sign language as a means of communication. So far, sign language has been taught to 21 staff members, including counselors, nurses, doctors, nurse aides, mortuary attendants, clerks and interns.

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#Africa-EU Summit: Examining the European Union’s partnership plan to stem migration to Europe – Financial news Nigeria

In a Foreign Affairs Council meeting with her African Union (AU) counterpart, Moussa Faki Mahamat, in Brussels, European Union’s (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that the EU is changing its attitude towards Africa, from the aid handout mode to one of a mutual partnership. “We are moving from the traditional, purely aid centred

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Jacob Zuma calls rising murder of women and children in South Africa a national crisis – Financial news Nigeria

South African President Jacob Zuma says that the country is experiencing a national crisis following a spate of violent attacks against women and children. Zuma said this on Thursday after he visited the family of three-year-old Courtney Pieters who was raped and killed. “This is one of the saddest incidents I’ve come across. It’s

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Lagos State emphasises efforts to eliminate street begging and destituting – Financial news Nigeria

Street begging and destituting in Lagos State remain unpleasant features, and various efforts by the government to exterminate them – including making it a criminal offence – remain largely ineffective. However, following some recent progress recorded in their endeavour to curb the menace, the state government has reemphasised its commitment to removing beggars and

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How did HIV drugs worth 1.8 billion Naira expire in Nigeria? – Financial news Nigeria

The Nigerian Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, has revealed that $3.2 million (N1.08 billion naira) worth of HIV drugs expired in storage. This could mean that Nigeria’s stock of HIV drugs is low. According to Adewole, who made this disclosure while delivering a speech at the ‘Dissemination Meeting of 2016 National Health Facility Survey’

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The abandonment of newborn babies in Nigeria is an alarming phenomenon and it needs to stop – Financial news Nigeria

Within the last year, 237 babies abandoned at birth by their mothers have been rescued by the Lagos state government. This is an alarming phenomenon that should disturb everyone in Nigeria. According to the commissioner for youth and social development, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, during a media briefing in April, the abandoned babies are made up

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Will the passing of the ‘Not Too Young to Run’ bill end youth marginalisation in Nigerian politics? – Financial news Nigeria

Earlier in the year, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) called on Nigerians to support the passage of the #NotTooYoungToRun bill by the National Assembly. YIAGA Executive Director, Mr Samson Itodo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the passage of the law would fast track eligibility of youths for

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