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Nigerian medical doctor sets new world record for creating world's largest painting

NIGERIAN doctor and visual artist Dr Fola David has set a new world record for creating the largest painting by an individual after his drawing Unity in Diversity showcasing the diverse ethnic groups that make up the country entered the history books.

 

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Today’s Make Nigeria Better series takes us to Yobe State on the far northeastern fringes of Nigeria known as the Pride of the Sahel

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Yobe State is arguably the most arid state in Nigeria as its northern tip is in the sahel savannah, which as we all know borders the Sahara Desert. Those who nicknamed Yobe State the Pride of the Sahel, probably had in mind a scenario whereby its economy would be dominated by its climate and environment but alas, this is simply not happening as Yobe State does not have a booming Sahelian economy. If we can get peace to return to Yobe State, the sky is the limit

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Super Falcons midfielder Toni Payne signs for English Women Soccer League side Everton

SUPER Falcons midfielder Toni Payne has completed a move to English Women Soccer League (WSL) side Everton for an undisclosed sum ending her six year sojourn in Spain with la Liga club Sevilla.

 

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Planned nationwide protest forces House of Reps members to take temporary pay cut

MEMBERS of Nigeria's House of Representatives have agreed to take a 50% cut in their massive salaries for six months in order to support the federal government in its bid to provide succour for Nigerians currently reeling from the impact of hyper-inflation.

 

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Falcons succumb to first loss in 15 games as they lose pre-Olympic friendly to Canada 0-1

NIGERIA'S Super Falcons played their final Olympic warm-up game against Canada yesterday at the at La Quinta Football Centre in the southern Spanish city of Malaga succumbing to a narrow 0-1 loss against the defending champions.

 

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Tinubu approves new minimum wage of N70,000 after meeting with trade union leaders

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has put paid to the ongoing debate about a new national minimum wage by approving a figure of N70,000 ($44) per month with a caveat that the matter will be reviewed once every three years from now on.

 

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Today’s edition of the Make Nigeria Better series takes us to Katsina State one of centres of armed banditry in the country that has been inappropriately named the Home of Hospitality

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Katsina is another one of those states that will make you despair. It is 30th in the Nigerian human development index, has a low literacy rate, has a high number of out-of-school children and due to the rampant unemployment in the state, its youths are signed up to banditry gangs which carry out kidnappings, armed robbery and acts of terrorism

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Trade unions threaten month-long strike if National Assembly obstructs minimum wage plans

LABOUR unions have threatened to shut the Nigerian economy down for a month with an indefinite strike to protest against plans by the National Assembly to deregulate the national minimum wage.

 

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