Opinion: Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

Look out Donald Trump, while you’re not watching, China is quietly stealing a continent from you. And India may not be far behind. Currently, the battle for supremacy on the African continent is being fought out between the leaders of Asia’s two superpowers — China and India — and, for the most part, the United States is nowhere to be seen. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi all but tripped over each other last month crisscrossing the continent on personal goodwill visits. Meanwhile, the President of…

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Fire Destroys Baga fish market in Maiduguri- NEMA

The popular Baga Fish Market along Maimalari Barrack in Maiduguri, Borno State was engulfed in heavy fire incident which destroyed many shops and properties on Sunday evening. The spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), North-East in Maiduguri, Abdulkadir Ibrahim disclosed that not life was lost due to the inferno. He said: “Fire engulfed Baga Road Fish market Maiduguri around 8.40pm on Sunday evening. “Response agencies, especially fire fighters and rescue workers responded immediately to the scene to control the fire incident from spreading to other places. “No life…

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General Dikko Restores Order  after Troops Protest in Maiduguri

The Theatre Command yesterday witnessed a riotous reaction from a few unscrupulous troops while conducting a redeployment of troops who are currently deployed at the Maiduguri Airport, following a directive to review troops’ deployment in Maiduguri metropolis in a bid to reinvigorate the security architecture of the city. The redeployment became expedient after a recent assessment of the security situation by the Theatre Command. Regrettably however,  a few of the troops who had misunderstood the development and erroneously assumed it was going to negatively affect their rotation from the theatre…

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FG Partners Chinese Firm On Smart Classrooms, Digital Education

The Federal Government has commenced a process for the implementation of a partnership strategy that will help establish digital education institute and provision of smart learning classrooms across the country.   Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals disclosed this on Monday in a statement released by her media assistant, Desmond Utomwen. According to the Presidential Aide, the Smart Classrooms and Digital Education initiative, which will be implemented in partnership with a Chinese Digital Technology giant, NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited is in line…

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Super Eagle’s To Drop 7 Players including Mikel and Ighalo For Seychelles Game

Gernot Rohr have hinted that seven players who participated for Nigeria in the last World cup tournament in Russia, are unlikely to receive invitation for the AFCON Qualifiers against Seychelles which is to be played in September 8 Completesportsnigerian.com reports. Rohr who remained in Europe after the country’s early exit from the World cup have revealed his plans to bring in some fringe players who could not make it to the last World cup according to an official in the NFF Secretariat in Abuja. “Coach Rohr has remained in Europe to monitor our…

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Aisha Buhari Honoured As Doctor Of Humanity By Sun Moon University

Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Seoul, South Korea where she has just been decorated as Doctor of Humanity by Sun Moon University, South Korea. Making the announcement, the Nigerian first lady wrote, ‘I was honoured today with a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (Honoris Causa) by Sun Moon University in Asan, South Korea. My gratitude goes to the President of the University, Dr. Sun-Jo Hwang and the University Council for this honour. I dedicate this honour to all Nigerian women’.

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EFCC Not Part of Any Saraki Script

The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC , has been drawn to a widely syndicated article by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the President on Political Matters entitled, fifth Columnists in Our Recent History, wherein he portrayed the Commission as a conscript in the devious plots by Senator Bukola Saraki  to undermine the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Ojudu, “From the shenanigans at the Benue House of Assembly, to the siege on National Assembly, the attack on judges home in the night, the so…

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Aguma gave his best to Rivers State says Governor Wike 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the late Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Hon Emmanuel Aguma (SAN) gave his best to the state, serving the  with unparalleled commitment and loyalty. Speaking during a condolence  visit by the Rivers State Council of  Traditional Rulers at the Government House Port Harcourt on Saturday, Governor Wike said: “Aguma believed  in everything we are doing in the state.  He gave his all. He gave his best. “I could call  on him at anytime.  He delivered on his assignments  without  excuses”.…

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Senate Presidency Frenzy: Oshiomhole Exhibiting Thug Mentality- PDP …Says Senate 

PDP rejects INEC investigative panel on underage voters in Kano, Katsina

Leadership Not Party Positions The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole stop his obsession to change the leadership of the Senate, as such is completely out of his reach. The party counsels Oshiomhole to stop his childish tantrums and get educated on the fact that the positions of the Senate President and that of Deputy Senate President do not belong to political parties but to Nigerians, who elect persons into the seats through their elected representatives in…

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Borno students endorse Shettima to contest senatorial elections

Over 1.5 million students under the auspices of Nigerian Union of Borno State Students (NUBOSS) have endorsed Governor Kashim Shettima to contest the Central Senatorial District elections next year. Shettima’s endorsement for the senatorial aspirant, were based on according the education sector top most priority with N17 billion allocations in 2018 budget. Announcing the endorsement at a merit award ceremony on Saturday in Maiduguri, the President of NUBOSS, Mohammed Alkali said the accord of priority to the education sector, will address brain drain that was escalated by Boko Haram insurgency.…

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SERAP asks NBC to Lift Ban on Radio Station

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) “to immediately lift the ban on Jay FM 101.9 Jos, stopping the radio station from playing songs such as Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’, Wande Coal’s ‘Iskaba’ and Olamide’s ‘See Mary, See Jesus’, and rescind the unlawful fine of N100,000 imposed on the station.” The organization said the action by the NBC “amounts to illegal restrictions on media freedom, the right to freedom of opinion and expression and free information and ideas.” The NBC had in a…

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ABU Students Campaign Against Fake News on Social Media

The National Association of Social Science Students (NASS), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Chapter has launched a Campaign to draw attention of youths and students on the danger of fake news on the social media. The campaign which was launched at a Public Lecture with the theme “Social Media, Fake News and National Unity,” was chaired by former Governor Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State and attended by top politicians, scholars, journalists, legal practitioners, youths groups and students. Speaking on the theme of the Conference, the President of NASS, Maitala Ilyas Khalifa…

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