Obasanjo says his fish farming business is feeling the impact of high Nigerian diesel costs

FORMER president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented the fact that his fish farming business is suffering from the high cost of diesel in the country and the constant need to provide his own electricity.



About 266 Nigerian doctors register with the UK's General Medical Council during June and July

BRITAIN'S General Medical Council (GMC) which licenses and maintains the official register of medical practitioners in the UK has licensed at least 266 Nigerian doctors during the course of June and July this year.



Nigerian lawyer Hafsah Dauda wins UK Chevening Scholarship award to study psychology

NIGERIAN lawyer Hafsah Dauda has won the United Kingdom’s Chevening Scholarship Award that will enable her to do a Master’s degree in Psychology in the UK at the University of Aberdeen.



Cardiff City snaps up Nigerian-born Kion Etete from Spurs who insist on buyback clause being inserted

ENGLISH Championship side Cardiff City have signed Nigeria-eligible striker Kion Etete from Premier League clubside Tottenham Hotspurs in a £500,000 deal that includes a buyback clause.



I would love it if every Nigerian observed August 3 as a National Reflection Day using it as an opportunity to reflect on how we can overcome insurmountable odds as a people


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[1] Do you know that it was on August 3 1936 that Jesse Owens won the 100 metres dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe at the Berlin Olympics, right in front of Adolf Hitler

[2] It was on August 3 1960 that Niger Republic, our northern neighbours gained independence from France

[3] On this day in 1958, thee world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, became the first vessel to complete a submerged transit of the geographical North Pole


Poultry feed prices soar by 168% according to Centre for Journalism and Innovation Development

POULTRY feed prices have soared by as much as 168% across Nigeria over the last three years according to statistics published by the Centre for Journalism and Innovation Development (CJID).



An extra 12.2m voters join Nigeria's electoral register with about three quarter of them being young

NIGERIA has added an extra 12.2m voters to its electoral roll following the end of the recent registration exercise conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) that saw numbers rise to 96.2m from 84m.



APC governors to appoint Simon Lalong as head of Tinubu's campaign to appease northern Christians

ALL Progressives Congress (APC) leaders are planning to appoint Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State as the director-general of its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) in a bid to appease northern Christians who are particularly incensed about its Muslim-Muslim ticket.



Nigeria misses out on Commonwealth table tennis team gold after losing to India in the semi finals

NIGERIA'S men's table tennis team will have to settle for bronze at the ongoing Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham in the UK after they were beaten by India in the semi finals yesterday.



Atiku tells British high commissioner that he wants to deepen the relationship with Nigeria

FORMER vice president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has assured Britain that he will enhance the bilateral relationship between both nations if elected into office next year.




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