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Nigerians are upset that Big Brother Nigeria is being shot in South Africa

Unlike Ghana, Nigerians on social media have promised not to get involved in a tweet-fight with South Africa for obvious reasons. The fact that the 2nd edition of popular reality show, Big Brother Nigeria is currently being held in South Africa just months after 'The Voice Nigeria' held there is not cool with Nigerians. Check out the reactions below;

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School Feeding Programme: Nigeria Releases N375m For 700,000 Pupils In 5 States

The federal government of Nigeria has released N375 million for the implementation of its school feeding programme in five states. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice-President, on Sunday in Abuja. According to him, the money was release this year. The spokesman also disclosed that the amount, which was paid directly to the cooks, was meant to feed almost 700,000 primary school pupils in the five states

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Nigeria’s Power Generation Has Dropped To 2,662 Megawatts

Nigeria’s power generation capacity has dropped from 3,959 megawatts on January 4 to 2,662 megawatts on January 22, 2017, the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN said today. The Nigerian Electricity System Operator, SO, website, a sub agency of TCN, disclosed the figure in its daily forecast on power generation data in Lagos on Sunday. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), TCN attributed the drop to low water levels at the hydro power stations and dearth of gas to the power

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The Fear of Beef And Decline of Creativity: The Nigerian Rap Industry | By Joe Heman

Rap is a game of contest. It’s always been, and in reality should always be. MCs are gladiators, the music is the arena, microphones are physical weapons while the lyrics are the invisible lethal ones. Engaging in the industry is signing into the battle of will and stamina (lyrically speaking) and of course it’s a competition. It has that Darwinian appeal to survival of the fittest. Nas typified this clearly in his track “Rule” featuring Amerie off that beef-spurred album “Stillmatic” thus:

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Sorry, But My Country Is Ugly, By Okey Ndibe

Sorry, But My Country Is Ugly, By Okey Ndibe I’ve known for a while that Nigeria was in a sorry shape, but not even that knowledge prepared me for a side of the country I saw when I arrived on January 3 for a ten-day visit. The last time I traveled by road from Lagos to my home state of Anambra was in 2002, when my wife and I were Fulbright fellows teaching in Nigeria for a year. On this recent visit, I had little choice but to go by road. Friends and relatives had warned me that flights from

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MMM: The Fool And His Money Are Parted

MMM: The Fool And His Money Are Parted – Yinka Odumakin Those who were in Lagos around 1991-2 would remember Forum Finance located on Allen Avenue in Ikeja, a company that employed a number of young men and women in flashy cars going about town duping the gullible of their hard earned money. Its famous advert was “Forum go double your money!”. This piece was written by Yinka Odumakin. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official

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Super Rich Churches In Nigeria Must Pay Tax – Sheikh Abdur-Rahman Ahmad

The Chief Missioner Ansar-ud-Deen Nigeria, Sheikh Abdur-Rahman Ahmad, has said that super rich churches in the country must pay tax, adding that religious leaders in churches and mosques are answerable to God and the government. In an interview with The Punch, the Islamic cleric revealed that a certain law was enacted during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, regarding the church tax issue. When asked: Do you think the regulations of the Financial Reporting Council are specifically

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Nigeria Raises Army Battalion For Gambia, Ready To ‘Forcefully’ Remove Yahya Jammeh

Following threats by the ‘defeated’ Gambian President Yahya Jammeh not to step down after the expiration of his tenure, the Nigerian Army has raised an Army battalion that would be deployed in the troubled Gambia to forcefully wield the big stick. President Jammeh: The recalcitrant ruler also vowed not to hand over to the winner as expected on January 19.Anytime after January 19, the Army battalion, known as the ECOMOG NIBATT 1 – from the Army’s 19th Battalion based in Okitipupa, Ondo

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FIFA Rankings: Nigeria Begins 2017 At 50th Position

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are ranked 50th in the world, according to the January 2017 FIFA Rankings released on Thursday morning. As seen on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria broke into the first 50 by displacing Burkina Faso who went down by three spots. The Super Eagles climbed a place upward to become the seventh best African football playing nation behind Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Congo DR. The Super Eagles gathered 619

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Nigeria Suspends FRC Code That Forced Adeboye To Step Down As RCCG GO

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the suspension of the controversial Corporate Governance Code that forced Pastor Enoch Adeboye to step down as the Nigeria overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). The Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechuckwu Enelamah, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday. The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC), under Jim Obazee, had directed non profiting organisations — including churches and mosques — to

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Buhari Approves Use Of Guns For Airport Security Personnel In Nigeria

The President Muhammadu Buhari led government has approved the use of arms and ammunition by airport security personnel. This disclosure was made known by the Minister of State (Aviation), Senator Hadi Sirika, at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday. The minister said: “We are very serious about aviation security; just last week, the President approved that aviation security should bear arms. So, we are trying to make them take the form and shape of

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FG Begins Payment Of N5,000 Monthly To Poorest Nigerians

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has commenced the payment of N5,000 monthly to one million vulnerable and poorest Nigerians. This is contained in a statement issued on Monday by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Vice president Yemi Osinbajo. In the statement, Mr Akande quoted the government as saying that the payment was effected through the Conditional Cash Transfer, CCT, of the government’s Social Investment Programmes, SIP. It also

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