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Nigeria Reveals Plans To Land in Space in The Next 20 to 30 Years

Ogbonnaya Onu, Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology, says Nigeria still has the dream of joining the league of countries in space exploration even if it takes her 20 or 30 years to fulfill this dream. According to Linda Ikeji's Blog, the Minister said this when he spoke at the 2020 National Convention of the... Continue Reading →

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I’ve Been Vindicated Because Nigeria Is Still ‘Jaga Jaga’ – Eedris Abdulkareem

Nigerian musician, Eedris Abdulkareem, says he feels vindicated 18 years after he released his hit song, ‘Nigeria Jaga Jaga’. The singer who made an appearance on Channels TV’s Rubbing Minds on Sunday, explained that while he had been openly criticised by some at the time he released the song, including the then-president of the country,... Continue Reading →

NUC Scraps Mass Comm In Universities

The National Universities Commission has phased out Mass Communication degree in Nigerian universities. The commission said it had unbundled Mass Communication into seven separate degree programmes to meet current demands. The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said this would take effect from the 2020 university admission year Daily Post reports. Speaking with journalists in... Continue Reading →

Nigeria, Israel, And India Among Survey Lists As US President Trump Strongholds

A survey by the Washington-based Pew Research Centre has listed Nigeria as one of the strongholds of United States President, Donald Trump. This is as the survey found that support for President Trump remains largely negative around the world. The Centre discovered that across the 33 countries surveyed a median of 64 percent said they... Continue Reading →

No Diplomatic Row Between Nigeria And Ghana – Foreign Affairs Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria, has said there is no diplomatic scuffle between Nigeria and Ghana. The spokesperson of the Ministry, Mr. Ferdinand Nwonye, who made this known in a statement in Abuja, also said the Nigerian High Commission has not been evicted from its diplomatic property in Ghana BBC reports. Nwonye explained that... Continue Reading →

I Will Be Standing Down In 2023, Buhari Tells Nigerians In New Year Message

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he will leave office in 2023. The President said he is determined to help strengthen the electoral process both in Nigeria and across the region. He stated this in his New Year letter to Nigerians, which was released by the Presidency on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. “I will... Continue Reading →

Nigerians Usher In 2020 With Prayers, Fireworks

Nigerians have joined the rest of the world to usher in the new year 2020. In most parts of the country, many Christians visited various churches where services were held since Tuesday night to herald the New Year. While the religious citizens were engaged in prayers and thanksgiving services, some Nigerians visited centers and parks... Continue Reading →

FG Puts Debt Stock At $83bn, Says Nigeria Not In Trouble

The Nigerian Government has put the total public debt stock of the nation at $83 billion. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed, disclosed this while addressing a press conference on Monday in Ikeja, Lagos State. He decried that the country’s debt stock was being misrepresented by those he described as scaremongers. According... Continue Reading →

Nigerians Spent €5.3m On Visa Applications To Europe In 2018 —Report

Statistics by SchengenVisaInfo have shown that in 2018, Nigerians spent €5,315,220‬ on visa applications to Europe. The report added that €2,644,560‬ of the stated amount was spent by applicants who were refused a visa. The statistics also indicated that in 2018, Schengen embassies and consulates in Nigeria processed 88,587 visa applications, 44,076 of which were rejected. “With... Continue Reading →

Nigeria, Others Pushed Global Debt To $188tn – IMF

Total global debt rose by $3tn to $188tn at the end of 2018 as Nigeria, China and other countries increased their borrowings, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. Nigeria’s total public debt, which stood at N21.73tn as of December 31, 2017, rose to N24.39tn at the end of 2018, according to data from the... Continue Reading →

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