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Nigerian PhD student demands $20,000 refund from University of Wales for frustrating her

NIGERIAN student Josephine Lawal has asked the University of Wales Trinity Saint David to refund the $20,000 she paid as tuition for a PhD programme but had to abandon because she was frustrated out by the racist attitude of its lecturers.

 

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South Korea fields trade minister Yoo Myung-Hee against Ngozi in all-female contest for WTO job

FORMER finance minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been provided with stiff opposition in her quest to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) after South Korea announced it is fielding trade minister Yoo Myung-Hee for the job.

 

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10 genuine Nigerian heroes I would like to erect statues in honour of

Ayo Akinfe

As statues of slave traders and colonisers are being pulled down globally, people are erecting those of genuine heroes like this one of Crazy Horse, the Lakota chief, who fought European annihilation of his people with passion. When leading his men into battle, Crazy Horse used to say: "Hóka-héy! Today is a good day to die!"

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World Bank approves $75m loan to help finance Nigeria's problematic power sector

NIGERIA has received a lifeline in her quest to resolve the nagging problem of epileptic electricity supply after the World Bank approved a $750m International Development Association (IDA) credit for the country's Power Sector Recovery Operation (PSRO).

 

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Obaseki set to stand in PDP primaries tomorrow after rival candidates withdraw their legal challenges

GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki has won a big reprieve in his bid to become the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in September's governorship polls after all the other candidates agreed to withdraw a suit against him and settle the matter out of court.

 

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Police authorities in the UK's West Midlands announce ambitious plans to recruit 1,000 officers

POLICING authorities in the UK have decided to act on the lopsided nature of their recruitment with a plan to establish some sort of equilibrium leading to the West Midlands Police announcing that it will recruit 1,000 ethnic minority officers.

 

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Panic grips Delta State as 20 Covid-19 taskforce members contract virus and pass away

HEALTH officials in Delta State have been thrown into a state of panic after about 20 of its ad-hoc staff recruited to serve on the Covid-19 taskforce suddenly died over the last few weeks after contracting illnesses.

 

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Buratai orders the arrest of lance corporal who criticised Nigerian military high command

NIGERIAN military authorities have arrested one its soldiers Lance Corporal Martins who recently went viral in a Youtube video criticising the chief of army staff Lt General Tukur Buratai and other security chiefs for failing to safeguard the lives of troops.

 

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Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic plans to resume flights between London and Lagos on August 24

RICHARD Branson's Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to resume operations on its lucrative Lagos-London-Lagos route on August 24 hoping that by then the Nigerian government would have opened all the country's airports.

 

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We need a Nigerian Proceeds of Corruption Bill 2020 to punish the members of the public who are complicit in the looting of our common wealth

Ayo Akinfe

(1) Any traditional monarch who confers a chieftaincy title on a person who has misappropriated public funds will be deposed. Their communities will be barred from replacing such a monarch for a 10 year period

(2) Any church or mosque that receives the proceeds of corruption will have its premises sealed and its operating licence revoked

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