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Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi proposes law that tackles cultural practices in Northern Nigeria – Financial news Nigeria

One cannot deny the severity of issues befuddling the northern part of Nigeria, among which poverty, poor education, and gender inequality take the front burner. Even though sentiments expressed on ethnic associations have been based on cultural practices propagated by what we call “single stories”, these issues coupled with poor socio-economic conditions in the

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Enugu state government seals eight banks over alleged 1 billion naira tax debt – Financial news Nigeria

On Monday, the Enugu state government sealed eight commercial banks for alleged failure to remit 1 billion naira in taxes to the state government. According to the chairman of the State Board of Internal Revenue, Emeka Odo, the affected banks were Access Bank Plc, Stanbic IBTC, Skye Bank, Union Bank, Unity Bank, Heritage Bank,

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UNICEF says 1.4 million children could die of starvation in four countries this year – Financial news Nigeria

On Monday, 21st February 2017, the United Nation children’s agency stated that almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition due to famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen could die in 2017. According to famine early warning system (Fews Net), aid agencies have been unable to reach out to those in Borno

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FAKE NEWS ALERT: Kai, Garba Shehu! Nigeria is NOT the second largest producer of rice in the world – Financial news Nigeria

In what is becoming a trademark of the Buhari-led administration, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu has released the latest newsletter of alternative facts from the government coffers. On Sunday 19th February, the media aide announced to a group of students that Nigeria has now become the second

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Federal Government says the 2018 census will be biometric based – Financial news Nigeria

On Tuesday, Barrister Muhammadu Aminu Jason, the Sokoto state commissioner of the National Population Commission, disclosed that the 2018 census will be biometric based to avoid human error. According to Aminu, the commission will today commence the third phase of Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) in Illela local government area of Sokoto State. Aminu said

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Buhari says he needs a longer period of rest – Financial news Nigeria

On Tuesday, 21st February 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari said that he needs a longer period of rest following the results of the series of medical checkups that was carried out during his medical vacation. Hence, he will be staying back in London longer than initially planned. “President Muhammadu Buhari thanks the millions of Nigerians who have

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Church leaders charged with manslaughter in Benin over “prayer deaths” of members – Financial news Nigeria

Late last month, the death of five people, followers of the Very Holy Church of Jesus Christ of Baname made news headlines in Benin. The deceased died from asphyxiation as they awaited the descent of the Holy Spirit in a completely sealed “prayer room.” In reaction to that event, four of the church priests

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Nigerians suffer Xenophobic attack in South Africa again – Financial news Nigeria

Attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West were confirmed by the Nigerian Community in South Africa on Saturday. Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, President, Nigeria Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the attacks began at 4.00 a.m. He said that the union had reported the

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Somalia to print first banknotes in 25 years with the help of IMF – Financial news Nigeria

Following the change of currency notes, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is backing Somalia’s plans to replace its tattered currency notes that were printed before the Horn of Africa nation went into civil war almost three decades ago. “About 98 percent of the currency circulating in the country is fake,” Samba Thiam, the IMF’s

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This is why Telcos in Nigeria may ban unlimited Skype and Whatsapp calls – Financial news Nigeria

On Monday, 20th February 2017, telecommunication companies (telcos) announced that they may have no choice than to ban the use of mobile applications such as Skype and Whatsapp that allow unlimited voice and video calls between their users. These applications are said to provide Over the Top (OTT) services but telcos are considering disabling

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Audu’s tweets are not the problem right now, the killings are – Financial news Nigeria

Nigeria’s social media space was in turmoil yesterday after it emerged that Audu Maikori, Lawyer and Chocolate City entertainment group C.E.O., had been arrested by the Nigerian police in his home in Lagos on Friday. He was later released late Saturday evening from where he was held in detention at the Police headquarters in

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FUTMinna students burn school properties over student’s death – Financial news Nigeria

On Wednesday, the students of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, went on a rampage, setting ablaze the school’s clinic on Bosso campus. The students also reportedly vandalised the school libraries, lecture rooms, a female hostel and a microfinance bank on the campus during a protest against the death of a student, identified

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Onitsha tanker explodes as 3 filling stations, 15 buildings, 30 vehicles burn down – Financial news Nigeria

On the night of Thursday, February 16, 2017, the commercial city of Onitsha was in panic as a tanker explosion fire incident burnt down Mobil Filling Station opposite Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS), Onitsha. The incident destroyed two other filing stations in line and burnt down about fifteen residential buildings and over thirty vehicles

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A moonwalk to remember: DR Congo may not holds elections due to funding – Financial news Nigeria

The moonwalk may have been perfected by late popstar, Michael Jackson, making millions cheer at the feat but there’s another man who’s proving that the dance step isn’t such a big move especially when it comes to the duality of footsteps. Meet the Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, Joseph Kabila, all-time policy dancer, intending

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