I love African Literature. I have a Ph.D in literature and one of my dessertations was on African literature. I did my masters in Journalism before that. When I was doing my masters I was going to the university library thinking that I was going to research for my thesis and I ended up in the African literature section, reading everything there because it was interesting and the story telling was the best. I love Nigerian literature and oh!, Iâ€™m biased. I love Nigerian writing, by definition its
Under the new power tariff regime, electricity consumers in R2 class, said to be under residential, will payN24.30 per kilowatt in Abuja; Benin-N24.08; Enugu-N27.13; Ibadan -N23.09; Jos- N26.93; Kaduna â€“ N27.36 and N28.05 (in single phase and three phases); Kano â€“ N20.26 and N26.41; Ikeja â€“ N21.30 and N21.80; Port Harcourt â€“N24.91; Eko- N24.00 and 25.79; Yola â€“N23.25 and N24.75 per kilowatt. Meanwhile, residential customers under R2 class within Abuja
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An Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama has declined to quash the 19-count money laundering charge that was preferred against the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
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The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, Monday, lamented that the true owners of some oil blocks and other oil and gas assets in Nigeria cannot be identified from the records of the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, as it accused owners of some of the assets of suppressing certain information and manipulating their records in the CAC, making it impossible to link them with the assets.
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The Imo State Branch of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has joined its counterparts in other states of the federation, to call on the Federal Government to reverse the hike in the electricity tariff, even as it warned that labour will not enter into any dialogue with Imo State Government over the over 3, 000 workers it sacked.
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Pandemonium on Sunday night, broke out in Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, as students of the institution went on rampage destroying property worth millions of naira.
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The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has set aside over N1 trillion to promote lending to the real sector of the economy with a view to stimulating economic activities in the country. The Governor of the CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this at the 21st Seminar for Finance Correspondents and Business Editors in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, yesterday. Mr. Emefiele who spoke through the Deputy Governor, Corporate Services, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, justified the massive interventions of the apex bank in
Citizens of Niger Republic, based in Nigeria, have commenced voter registration ahead of the country's presidential election scheduled for Feb. 21, 2016.
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Even the dead weren't safe from Boko Haram when the Islamist insurgency erupted in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri nearly seven years ago.
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Nigeria's army on Sunday said it has launched a probe into recent attacks by Boko Haram militants which claimed dozens of lives of lives near Maiduguri, capital of northeast Borno state.
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The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria on Sunday said the Federal Government must ensure steady power supply before increasing electricity tariffs.
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Minister of Finance Mrs. Kemi Adeosun Monday in Abuja disclosed that the federal government has a balance of N2.2 trillion in the Single Treasury Account on a daily basis.
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Agricultural policies aimed at alleviating poverty in Africa could be making things worse, according to research by the University of East Anglia (UEA).Published this month in the journalÂ World Development, the study finds that so-called â€˜green revo...
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President Muhammed Buhariâ€™s is proposing to spend over N6trillion in the 2016 Appropriation bill, even though government â€˜reasonablyâ€™ expects to earn about N3.8trillion as revenue. Indeed, according to the budget proposals, N984bn will be borrowed in Naira from personal and corporate holders of surplus cash to fund the shortfall, while $4.5b (N900bn) will also be borrowed from the international market at the current exchange rate of about N200= $1 and prevailing commercial interest rates will
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, led Federal Government of plotting indefinite incarceration of its detained leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and other IPOB detainees with its recent linking of the group with the alleged seizure and threat to blow up a merchant ship.
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Ibadanâ€”NO fewer than 17 persons have been confirmed dead, while 79 others were seriously injured in an auto crash that occurred on Lagos-Ibadan expressway yesterday.
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LAGOSâ€” THE Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an appeal over the decision of the World Bank to provide insufficient information on how the government of Nigeria spent the recovered stolen funds by the late General Sani Abacha.
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