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Bill Gates faults Nigeria's economic recovery plan saying people must take priority over infrastructure

BILL Gates has urged the federal government to step up investment in health and education rather than concentrate on physical infrastructure to the detriment of human capital development if it wants to expand the Nigerian economy.



Nigerian born Nnene Iwuji-Eme appointed first ever British black female high commissioner

NIGERIAN-born Nnene Iwuji-Eme has become the first British black female career diplomat to be appointed high commissioner after the UK Foreign Office named her as the new envoy to Mozambique.


Ms Iwuji-Eme who takes office in July, will succeed Ms Joanna Kuenssberg, the outgoing high commissioner. Over the course of her career, Ms Iwuji-Eme has spent 16 years in the Foreign Office, with roles ranging from economic adviser for Africa to chief press officer to the Africa minister.


World heavyweight boxing champ Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua eyes mega unification fight

NIGERIAN-born world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua is looking to become the undisputed champion of the division by following up his impending fight against Joseph Parker with a unification bout.



Anti-graft officials ask Abuja high court to grant them permission to seize Ekweremadu's 22 houses

ANTI-graft officials have asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to temporarily seize some properties including two houses in the UK belonging to the deputy senate president Senator Ike Ekweremadu.



Ibori begins his appeal against 13-year prison sentence by Southwark Crown Court in 2012

FORMER Delta State governor Chief James Ibori has launched an appeal against his 13-year conviction by Southwark Crown Court in the UK in 2012 alleging corruption in the ranks of British police.



Dapchi parents reach agreement with Boko Haram not to allow their daughters receive Western education

PARENTS of the recently-released Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) pupils have revealed that they reached an agreement with the terrorists not to send their daughters back to school again.



Former employees reveal how British data firm was paid £2m by Nigerian millionaire to back Jonathan

BRITISH data analytics company Cambridge Analytica has revealed that it was hired at a whopping cost of £2m by a rich Nigerian to campaign for former president Dr Goodluck Jonathan during the 2015 general elections.



Kogi State Inec office publishes timetable for Senator Dino Melaye's recall process

SENATOR Dino Melaye could be facing a recall from the senate this summer after the Kogi State chapter of the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) announced dates for the commencement of the recall process.



PDP raises suspicions about Dapchi abductions saying it may have been an APC stage-managed event

NIGERIA'S opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the federal government to explain the real circumstances surrounding both the abduction and the alleged release of 110 Dapchi schoolgirls this morning.



Mikel Obi pulls out of Nigeria/Poland friendly after being unable to secure a Polish visa

SUPER Eagles skipper Mikel Obi has pulled out of Friday's friendly match against Poland taking place in Wroclaw due to his inability to sort out his work permit issues that will make him eligible for the game.




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