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Again, Nigeria drops in latest FIFA ranking

By Emmanuel Okogba The Super of Nigeria again dropped in the latest FIFA ranking released Thursday as they now occupy the 51st position in the world and 9th in Africa. Super Eagles Last month’s ranking saw the Gernot Rohr led side drop to 50th place and it doesn’t seem to …

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Nigeria commences 48-hr visa issuance at New York Consulate

The Nigerian Consulate in New York has said that applicants for the Nigeria visa can now get it in 48 hours with the introduction of the issuance of the biometric visa. L-R: Acting Consul-General of Nigeria in New York Tanko Suleiman listening to Mr Abdul Momodu, Managing Director, Online Integrated …

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Nigeria o n’ibaje

By Vincent Uba When in 2006, His Excellency Babatunde Fashola, contested the governorship election of Lagos State, with the slogan “Eko o nibaje”, I tried to find the meaning which I was told was “Lagos must not spoil”. The slogan did not sound serious to me then. It didn’t sound …

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Nigeria’s debt profile not politically motivated

In an interview published in a national daily (not Vanguard) on Monday, November  6, 2017, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, exercised his inalienable freedom of expression on some national issues, especially in the areas of youth empowerment, citizens’ obligation to pay taxes, …

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U.S. resolute to fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, says Ambassador

Abuja – The U. S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, said on Monday that his country would remain committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis in Nigeria. A rally to mark HIV/Aids Day.Mr Stuart made this known at the opening ceremony of a two-day Nigeria HIV/AIDS Intervention symposium held …

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Dogara begs China to establish production plants in Nigeria

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged the Peoples Republic of China to open more opportunities for Nigeria to benefit from the bilateral trade agreement between the two countries. Speaker Dogara Dogara speaking when he received a delegation from Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led by …

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Osinbajo says inaccurate billing responsible for irregular power supply in Nigeria

Uyo –  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the problem of irregular power supply in Nigeria is caused by inaccurate billing system resulting from insufficient metering machines. Osinbajo Osinbajo made the remarks on Saturday in Onna local government area of Akwa Ibom while inaugurating an Electric Metering Factory as …

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Breaking: Nigeria out of recession – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Nigeria has exited its worst economic recession in more than two decades, notching up growth of 0.55 per cent in the second quarter of 2017. In its report released on Tuesday, the data showed that the economic recovery was driven by improved performance …

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Ghana, S. Africa in trouble as Nigeria set to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Nigeria hammered African champions Cameroon Friday to virtually seal a 2018 World Cup place, but Ghana drew and South Africa lost to suffer serious qualifying setbacks. Current and former Chelsea midfielders Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel scored one goal and created another as Nigeria overwhelmed Cameroon 4-0 in southeast …

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Thinking Nigeria

By Owei Lakemfa ON a visit to Windhoek, Namibia in 2013, I took a taxi to the city centre. I indicated to the driver the building I wanted to alight. He apologised that he had to take me to a nearby taxi stand. He explained that there are rules and …

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