Ohanaeze threatens to call for election boycott if APC and PDP field northern presidential candidates

OHANAEZE Ndigbo has warned that it may call on Nigeria's Igbos to boycott the 2023 elections over the refusal of the country's two leading parties to zone the presidency to the south of the country.

 

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Arsenal's Tim Akinola returns from Dundee as he steps up his rehabilitation programme

NIGERIAN-born midfielder Tim Akinola has returned to his parent club Arsenal to work on his recovery after he suffered a serious ankle injury  while out on loan to Dundee United ahead of the start of pre-season training.

 

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As the 2023 elections loom, Nigerians have got to stop harking back to the First Republic as the old regions were too large and consequently large swathes of the country were left neglected

 

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[1] As the debate the future of Nigeria rages, many people are clamouring for the dissolution of states and replacing them with regions as federating units. However, that proposal is based on raw nostalgic emotion that does not stand up to scrutiny

[2] During the First Republic, our regions were too large and unwieldy. Premiers were located in their regional capitals far away from the nooks and crannies of their regions

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APC presidential candidates from across the southwest agree to keep their campaign civil

PRESIDENTIAL aspirants from across the southwest geo-political zone seeking the All Progressive Congress (APC) ticket have all agreed to conduct their campaigns in a brotherly manner devoid of personal attacks and bitterness.

 

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BA's attempt to serve jollof rice on its London to Accra flight mocked by passengers

WEST African air travellers have taken to social media to mock BA's attempts to serve its passengers jollof rice aboard a London to Accra flight with those who were served the dish complaining that what they were served looked nothing like the delicacy.

 

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Do you know that one in every 40 people on earth is Nigerian and it is our task to make Nigeria account for one fortieth of global production

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[1] No matter how you look at it, large under-performing countries like Nigeria, Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh are the only hope for humanity in the post-Covid-19 era. With global economic output down by about a third, they are the ones who can drag the human race out of this morass

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Nigerian airlines to ground all domestic flights as from Monday in response to high aviation fuel costs

NIGERIAN airline operators have issued a notice warning the general public that they will ground all their flights as from Monday May 9 and stop all domestic flights as a result of the exorbitant cost of aviation fuel.

 

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UK introduces new high potential individual visa regime for graduates in selected fields

BRITAIN is to introduce a new high potential individual visa regime with effect from May 30 that will allow graduates in certain sectors from developing countries to be given priority as their skill sets are desperately needed in the UK economy.

 

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Buhari tells Igbo leaders during Ebonyi meeting to allow the courts decide Nnamdi Kanu's fate

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has told Igbo leaders that he will not intervene in the ongoing legal case of Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) leader Nnamdi Kanu pointing out that he would leave the matter to the courts to determine.

 

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UK's National Crime Agency uncovers another stash of Abacha loot totalling $23m

BRITAIN'S National Crime Agency (NCA) has recovered a fresh stash of cash totalling more than $23m stolen from Nigeria by the late military dictator General Sani Abacha who ruled the country between 1993 and 1998.

 

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