If you ask me, the biggest problem with Nigeria is the mentality of the people. Until we sort that out we are going nowhere as a nation

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[1] Nigerians are fond of blaming their plethora of socio-economic woes on bad leadership. To that I say fa,fa, fa, foul. Our leadership is a mirror image of society. There are 109 senators in the National Assembly, if you went to Oshodi market and picked 109 Nigerians at random, you would find that their attitude and outlook is no different from that of the senators

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Kaduna State government pledges to keep spending on school feeding to address almajiri problem

GOVERNOR Uba Sani of Kaduna State has pledged to make sure that all the almajiri children within his jurisdiction are provided with qualitative educational opportunities in a bid to combat the growing menace of street urchins.

 

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We missed a great opportunity by not organising a pan-African economic summit around the swearing-in of President Ramaphosa to address our plethora of socio-economic woes

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[1] As we speak, Africa accounts for about 4% of world trade and 1% of global manufacturing despite having 18% of the planet’s population. Such an arrangement is simply not sustainable and has to be urgently addressed whether anyone likes it or not

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Arsenal expected to launch a €100m bid for embattled Super Eagles striker Osimhen

ENGLISH Premier League giants Arsenal are planning to launch a €100m bid for embattled Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen who is currently facing the prospect of Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) disciplinary action that could see him suspended.

 

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President Tinubu is currently in South Africa for the swearing-in of President Ramaphosa. Whether they like it or not, the two nations need to come up with a common foreign policy

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[1] Not too long ago, xenophobia mobs in South Africa were attacking fellow Africans. Looking back, I just shake my head in despair. We set an ugly precedent and gave the green light to xenophobes all over our continent that they can engage in ethnic cleansing and achieve their objectives. Evacuating victims did not help the cause of standing up against xenophobia

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NFF expected to unveil Finidi's successor as Super Eagles head coach in Abuja next week

NIGERIAN Football Federation (NFF) officials are set to unveil the new Super Eagles head coach next week having drawn up a shortlist of three with the new national team helmsman due to be announced in Abuja.

 

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Nigeria-eligible teenager Tyrique George signs fresh three year deal with Chelsea

ENGLISH Premier League giants Chelsea and Nigeria-eligible teenage winger Tyrique George have signed a new three year contract that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2026/27 season.

 

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Were I in President Tinubu’s shoes, I would use the quiet of this public holiday period to sort out some thorny foreign policy issues starting with our northern neighbour Niger Republic

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[1] One policy of former President Muhammadu Buhari I was in love with was his romantic affair with Niger Republic. No matter how long we delay things, ultimately Nigeria and Niger Republic need to merge one day. That is inevitable!

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Canuk to hold health and wellbeing day at Empires Lounge on June 29

DIASPORA umbrella body the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (Canuk) will hold its first-ever health and wellbeing day on June 29 at Empires Longue restaurant along the Old Kent Road in southeast London.

 

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