Whether they like it or not Nigerians have to get ready to storm the Bastille one day

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Today is August 10. On this day in 1792 a large scale insurrection against the French monarchy occurred in Paris, following on from the original uprising in 1789. It later led to the French Revolution and that epitome of liberty, equality and fraternity known as the Paris Commune formed in 1871

(2) In 18th century France, corruption was more rife than it is in Nigeria today, the leaders were more uncaring and the life of the French peasant was sheer hell

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Boris Johnson to introduce fast-track visa programme for geniuses as Brexit brain drain danger looms

BRITISH prime minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to introduce a new fast-track visa route for the brightest and best in a bid to attract the world’s top scientists to the UK after October 31 when the country leaves the European Union (EU).

 

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European Union grants 40 Nigerian students scholarships under its Erasmus Plus programme

FORTY Nigerian students have been granted scholarships by the European Union (EU) as part of its Erasmus Plus programme aimed at offering educational opportunities to promising youngsters in developing nations.

 

Erasmus Plus is an EU flagship programme for higher education and with the scholarship, the students will be able to study in European countries. It also offers opportunities to students and staff to attend or work with European higher education institutions.

 

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Nigeria set to become the open defecation capital of the world on independence day this year

NIGERIA is on course to be crowned the official open defecation capital of the world after a recent Unicef report revealed that 47m Nigerians still defecated out in the open which will make the nation overtake India by October 1.

 

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Buhari asks defence headquarters to investigate soldiers killing three policemen in Taraba

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria's defence headquarters to investigate the recent killing of three policemen and a civilian at Ibi in Taraba State after they were shot by soldiers of the of 93 Battalion of the Nigerian Army.

 

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Alex Iwobi joins Everton from Arsenal in five year deal involving £40m transfer fee

SUPER Eagles playmaker Alex Iwobi has left Arsenal and joined English Premier league rivals Everton in a £40m deal that involves him signing a five year contract with the Merseyside club nicknamed The Toffees.

 

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There is nothing stopping Nigeria marketing abula globally the way the Italians have done with pizzas and as the Turks have done with kebabs

By Ayo Akinfe

 

[1] You know, when you write daily columns, you need regular "lightbulb moments" to inspire you and I got one last weekend when at a Nigerian wedding in London there was an almighty scramble for abula, or what is commonly known in Nigeria as amala. At this event, Gucci-clad, designer-wearing, well dressed middle class, middle aged Nigerian professionals were falling over each other to get a taste of this wonderful delicacy

 

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Former Zamfara governor Abdulaziz Yari denies having 21 exotic cars in his compound

FORMER Zamfara State governor Abdulaziz Yari has threatened to sue three media outlets after they reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recovered 21 vehicles from his country home.

 

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Macban chairman in the southeast says most criminals are not Fulani but locals and from other ethnic groups

FULANI herdsmen's body the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (Macban) has said that its members are not responsible for the killings and kidnappings taking place across the southeast blaming in on local criminals.

 

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Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori open to idea of switching to Nigeria as Omeruo signs four year deal with Leganes

CHELSEA defender Fikayo Tomori has indicated that he may switch his allegiance to Nigeria and make himself available for selection into the Super Eagles despite having played for the England youth team.

 

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