Nigerian sculpture artist Yinka Shonibare commissioned to build giant statue in Leeds city centre

NIGERIAN sculpture Yinka Shonibare has been commissioned by the David Oluwale Memorial Association (Doma) to honour his life with a new giant sculpture to be erected in the Leeds city centre.

 

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After the 20th of January we will offer you political asylum in Nigeria if you pledge to come and make the following investments

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(1) Open an agricultural equipment plant that will manufacture 10,000 tractors a year

(2) Open a hydroelectric plant that will generate 2,000MW of electricity

(3) Get one of the US automobile giants to open an assembly plant in Nigeria

(4) Get a US pharmaceutical giant to open a factory that manufactures the Covid-19 vaccine in Nigeria

(5) You open a food processing plant that processes our cocoa into chocolate

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President Trump’s refusal to despatch the National Guard to protect the Capitol Hill building is identical to President Buhari’s unwillingness to unleash the Nigerian Army on armed Fulani herdsmen

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(1) We are all still reeling from the high drama of yesterday when Trump supporters tried to stage a coup by taking over the US Congress. I actually like the fact that I am alive to witness these once-in-a-lifetime events which we will most likely never see again

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Boris Johnson breaks ranks with Trump and condemns attack on US Congress as disgraceful

BRITISH prime minister Boris Johnson has broken ranks with his key ally President Donald Trump and condemned the invasion of the US Congress by his supporters describing the action as a disgraceful attack on democracy.

 

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Leeds look to sign Nigerian-born midfielder Michael Olise from Reading in £8m move

NIGERIAN-born playmaker Michael Olise is poised to join English Premier League giants Leeds United from Championship side Reading during the current January transfer window in a £8m move.

 

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Nigeria is going nowhere until its people and subsequently political leaders start thinking like Reverend Raphael Warnock, the first elected black senator in the state of Georgia

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(1) In March 2014, Reverend Warnock led a sit-in at the Georgia State Capitol to press state legislators to accept the expansion of Medicaid offered by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

(2) He and other leaders were arrested during the protest

(3) From June 2017 to January 2020, Reverend Warnock chaired the New Georgia Project, a nonpartisan organization focused on voter registration

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London general practitioner Dr Augustine Obaro becomes the latest Nigerian doctor to succumb to Covid-19

TRIBUTES have been pouring in for Nigerian medical doctor Augustine Obaro who passed away on New Year's Day after succumbing to complications when he contracted the dreaded coronavirus during the course of his work as a general practitioner.

 

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10 Nigerian power plants stay idle because they cannot sell electricity to distribution companies

TEN of Nigeria's 29 power plants are currently lying idle because they are unable to sell the electricity they generate to transmission and distributions companies (Discos) resulting in more blackouts because of the reduced available wattage.

 

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Tragedy avoided as Cross River State magistrate slumps while protesting two year salary arrears

TRAGEDY was recently avoided in Calabar when one of the magistrates currently protesting outside the governor's office of the non-payment of their two year salary arrears by the Cross River State slumped but was immediately resuscitated by colleagues and state house staff.

 

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Leading Republican attorney in Georgia resigns as polls open to elect two senators in run-off

LEADING Republican attorney in the US state of Georgia Byung Pak has reigned as a prosecutor with the state's legal department as Georgians go to the polls today to elect two senators in a Congressional run-off election that could define the Biden presidency.

 

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