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Let us not lose sight of the positives and the things that make Nigeria a potential super power and sleeping economic giant

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) We have a 60% literacy rate today. At independence, I doubt if up to 5% of the population was literate. I am sure that for many middle aged Nigerians today, their parents were the first people to get an education in their families

(2) Nigeria currently has 150 universities. At independence we only had one because the British had no intention of elevating our living standards. They came in search of raw materials to furnish their industries

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US accuses Iran of bringing down Ukrainian plane saying it was hit with surface to air missile

AMERICA has accused Iran of shooting down the Ukrainian airline which crashed near Tehran yesterday saying that the Iranian military hot it with a Russian-made surface to air missile which brought it down shortly after take-off.

 

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South African community in Northern Cape Province gives all Nigerians 12 hours to vacate the area

LOCAL people in the South African Northern Cape Province have Nigerians and other foreigners 12 hours to vacate the area after a Nigerian man stabbed a local policeman to death following an altercation.

 

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Northern Youth Council of Nigeria says Amotekun like Ipob and Boko Haram is a terrorist body

MEMBERS of the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) have condemned the recent creation of the security arrangement in the southwest known as Operation Amotekun describing it as a threat to national security.

 

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Kaduna State government refuses to bow to pressure and release El-Zakzaky as Iran tension grows

GOVERNMENT prosecutors have dismissed the prospect of withdrawing charges against the Shiite leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky saying it is up to the court to determine his fate.

 

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Ndidi in the sidelines for a month with knee injury that will require minor surgery

SUPER Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is to undergo a minor operation on his knee that will keep him out of action for a few weeks in a setback from his clubside Leicester City who are currently chasing a Champions League spot in the English Premier League.

 

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My vision 2050 dream is anchored on the creation of the superpower to be known as the People’s Republic of Songhai


By Ayo Akinfe

(1) I dream that by 2050 we will have created superpower called the People’s Republic of Songhai made up of the current nations of Nigeria, Cameroon, Benin Republic and Niger Republic. With Nigeria set to become the world’s third most populous nation by 2050, we do not really have many other options

(2) Populated by 1bn people, Songhai will have a gross domestic product (GDP) of $70trn and an annual budget of $10trn

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Nigeria's foreign reserves fall to two-year low but look set to rebound as Middle East crisis looms

NIGERIA'S foreign reserves have fallen to a two-year low of $39.84bn according to a recent economic report published by the Financial Derivatives Company as crude oil sales remained below government projections over the last quarter.

 

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APC vice chairman southwest advises other zones to replicate the launch of Operation Amotekun

ALL Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Chief Bankole Oluwajana has advised other geo-political zones to emulate the recent security arrangement in the southwest whereby state governors got together to launch a regional security scheme called Operation Amotekun.

 

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Iran threatens to unleash Hezbollah units on Israel and Dubai if US retaliates its attack

IRAN has threatened to unleash Hezbollah forces on Dubai and Israel over the coming weeks as its ongoing spat with the US intensifies following the recent killing of head of the Iranian Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani.

 

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