Nigerians unite in hope for Super Eagles’ fourth AFCON title

The Super Eagles take a group photo before their AFCON 2023 semi-final game against South Africa. Photo: AFP The past three weeks have seen a resurgence of patriotism among Nigerians, even in these dire times. A great percentage of the over 200 million people inhabiting the country are striving to survive the harsh economic situation, […]

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AFCON Finals: Shettima leads presidential delegation to cheer Super Eagles

Vice President, Kashim Shettima (centre), celebrating with Super Eagles and their officials in their dressing room after Wednesday’s semifinal victory over South Africa. • Urges national team to make Nigeria, Africa proud• Cardiac society warns Nigerians against over-excitement President Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday directed Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential team to cheer […]

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Tinubu congratulates Nigerian, Ijeoma Uchegbu, elected Cambridge varsity college president

President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Nigerian-born Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience and top-flight researcher, Ijeoma Uchegbu, on her election as President of Wolfson College, one of the 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge. This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Sunday in […]

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‘CAF Awards: A reminder of Nigeria’s possibilities’

Nigeria’s winners and officials at the CAF Awards in Marrakech, Morocco Nigeria has been gripped by euphoria by the success of its footballers at last week’s African Footballer of the Year Awards held in Marrakech, Morocco. At the Awards gala held on Monday, Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala were named Africa’s Footballers of the […]

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Full text of President Bola Tinubu’s 63rd Independence Day Anniversary Speech

Tinubu Dear Compatriots, 1.It is my unique honour to address you on this day, the 63rd anniversary of our nation’s independence, both as the President of our dear country and, simply, as a fellow Nigerian. 2. On this solemn yet hopeful day, let us commend our founding fathers and mothers. Without them, there would be […]

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Business owners to Tinubu: Despite reforms, we can’t breathe

Mushin Market in Lagos • Stakeholders’ Engagement Critical For Manufacturing Sector’s Survival — Yusuf • ‘Recapitalise BoI, BoA To Finance Real Sector’ • High Cost Of Raw Materials, Energy Wiping Our Profits, Says FOBTOB • MAN DG Seeks Policy To Revive Distressed Industries Manufacturers, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) operators, business leaders, and economic […]

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June 12 and the enthronement of democracy

JUNE 12 remains a watershed in Nigeria’s history, the plinth on which the pillars of democracy in the country stand. The take-off point for Nigeria’s Fourth Republic, the June 12, 1993 presidential election produced Nigeria’s freest and fairest presidential election. As the country observes ‘Democracy Day’ today and 24 disappointing years of civil rule, Nigerians […]

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We’ll strengthen democracy Abiola died for – Tinubu

June 12, 2023 Fellow Nigerians, 2. It is exactly three decades today that Nigerians went to the polls to exercise their inalienable right to elect a President of their choice to lead the transition from military dictatorship to a representative government of the people. 3. The abortion, by military fiat, of the decisive victory of […]

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Akeredolu recommends 1963 Constitution to rebuild Nigeria

Says 1999 Constitution defective Wieldy FG must shelve some responsibilities Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has challenged the incoming Bola Tinubu administration to be courageous to confront the problems hindering the development of Nigeria into a true and balanced federation where the states are not treated as mere appendages of the central government. He recommended […]

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