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Nigerians paid out almost $500m in bribes to public officials during the course of 2023

NIGERIANS paid out a total of N721bn ($465.18m) in bribes to corrupt public officials during the course of 2023 according to recent statistics just unveiled by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

 

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Lagos police arrest couple trying to sell their two year old in bid to fund japa travel abroad

MEN of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a couple for attempting to sell their two year old don in a desperate bid to raise money to fund a trip to Canada as the notorious japa syndrome continues unabated.

 

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NFF table €2m for Herve Renard in desperate bid to revive Nigeria's flagging World Cup hopes

NIGERIAN Football Federation (NFF) officials are reported to have offered French coach Herve Renard a €2m a year contract to take over the management of the Super Eagles and qualify the team for the 2026 World Cup.

 

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Today, Kwara State is the subject of review as our Make Nigeria Better bandwagon continues to roll out across the nation

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Known as the state of harmony because it is made up of numerous ethnic groups, Kwara State is a very important Nigerian melting pot. Since 1996, however, when the old Borgu Province was handed to Niger State, Kwara has become overwhelmingly Yoruba. I for one have argued that its name should be changed to Oya State (The Yoruba’s call River Niger Odo Oya) and it should be part of the southwest geo-political zone.

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Former accountant-general asks for more time to refund money he is accused of embezzling

FORMER acting accountant-general of the federation Anamekwe Nwabuoku has pleaded for more time to enable him refund the public funds he was found charged with embezzling by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

 

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Today, our Make Nigeria Better series takes us to Gombe State which has adopted the nickname Jewel of the Savannah

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Nicknamed Jewel of the Savannah because of its natural beauty, Gombe State is the smallest in northern Nigeria in terms of landmass and unfortunately has the fourth lowest human development index and one of the lowest gross domestic products in the country. It is another virgin state that remains untapped

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Super Eagles striker seeks N1bn damages from UK clergyman for having affair with his wife

SUPER Eagles striker Kayode Olanrewaju has dragged UK evangelical pastor Tobi Adegboyega to court seeking N1bn in damages in him for emotional trauma and a loss of goodwill after it emerged that the clergyman had an affair with his wife Ezinne.

 

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Canuk's 2024 gala dinner to hold at Mayfair Banqueting Suite in Chadwell Heath on December 14

DIASPORA umbrella body the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (Canuk) will hold its 2024 end-of-year annual gala dinner at the Mayfair Banqueting Suite in Chadwell Heath on December 14.

 

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Nigeria-eligible centreback Caleb Okoli signs five year deal with Premier League new boys Leicester City

ENGLISH Premier League side Leicester City have completed the signing of Nigeria-eligible centreback Caleb Okoli from Serie A side Atalanta after putting pen to a five year deal with the player for a fee said to be around €15m (£12.6m).

 

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Today we visit Ebonyi State known as the salt of the nation as part of our Make Nigeria Better series. Appropriately named, the state could easily survive off salt alone

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Ebonyi State is the smallest and least developed of the five in the southeast geo-political zone. I would argue that this gives it the most potential as it remains relatively untapped. With a population of about 3m and a landmass of 6,400 km2, Ebonyi is what I would call virgin territory

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