The scramble for Nigeria by Sylvester Asoya (opinion)

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Editor’s Note: Sylvester Asoya, a senior Nigerian journalist and analyst, takes a critical look at the way the country’s politicians scramble for power with little or no consideration for the suffering masses. Asoya x-rays the country’s many challenges and how these politicians and godfathers overlook same as long as they win control of political territories.
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– A woman took to social media to share how a traffic officer helped her – According to the lady, Cecilia Simons, the traffic cop went above the call of duty to help her – The officer took her to a filling station and paid for gas so that she could start her car and
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– The National Examination Council (NECO) has revealed how it put an end to what it called the monopoly of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) – It said that it achieved this by making sure it releases results of the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) on time – The body also said that
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– The National Examination Council (NECO) has revealed how it put an end to what it called the monopoly of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) – It said that it achieved this by making sure it releases results of the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) on time – The body also said that
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– President Buhari has commiserated with families of victims of bomb blast in Borno – No fewer than 40 persons lost their lives on Sunday, June 16, in bomb blasts at a viewing centre in Mandarari, Konduga local government area of the state – The president, however, commended the efforts of emergency response workers and
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– The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) assembles 17 out of its 685 witnesses to testify against Governor Nasir El-Rufai – The PDP wants the election petition tribunal to declare its candidate, Isah Ashiru, as the winner of the last governorship poll in Kaduna – The party tenders documents to show discrepancies in the figures declared
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– A 32-year-old Nigerian man has reportedly destroyed numerous vehicles at the embassy in London – According to reports, Ewohime Apkovweta was told to present his passport collection slip and when he was unable to, he proceeded to destroying vehicles at the embassy – Apkovweta reportedly destroyed about seven cars, some belonging to the mission
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– Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila promises that his leadership will carry the opposition, including the PDP along – Gbajabiamila says the PDP members will get committees to head as the House prepares to release the list – The speaker explains that he discussed issues of national importance with the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo The newly elected
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– Kogi APC stakeholders have reject indirect primary – Senator Alex Kadiri in an interview with the press, noted that warned the party leadership against Zamfara’s experience – Kadiri, however, said that the party may lose the state if Governor Bello gets second term ticket The All Progressive Congress (APC)’s stakeholders in Kogi state, have
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– The road from Mile 2 to Tincan Island Ports has been shut down by the Lagos state government – The closure of the road which will last from Monday, June 17 to Tuesday, June 18, will be for some minor repairs – This was disclosed on Monday by Taiwo Olufemi Salaam, the permanent secretary,
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– Nollywood actor, Kingsley Abasili has slammed his colleague, Tonto Dikeh on social media – The actor expressed his unhappiness with the actress for being friends with popular cross-dresser, Bobrisky – Abasili also added that it is a shame Bobrisky was allowed to feature in a recent Nollywood movie In the Nigerian showbiz industry, some
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– The government of China says it is making plans to ease procurement of visa for Nigerians willing to travel to its country – China notes that more consideration would be given to Nigerians travelling for the purposes of businesses and investments – The country promises to continue to do business with Nigeria The Chinese
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– Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said that he and other principal officers would be servant leaders in the Senate – According to the deputy Senate president, the upper chamber is ready to give Buhari all the support he needs – The lawmaker who recently emerged the deputy Senate president, thanked his colleagues for voting for
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, June 17, met with the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu behind closed doors inside Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power. Details of the meeting were still sketchy at the time of this report, but Legit.ng learnt that the governor arrived the Presidential Villa at exactly 4.10 pm and the
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– Nigerian singer, Naira Marley, recently regained his freedom on June 14, 2019, after being in prison for some time – The singer has now vowed to help some of the other prisoners as he shares a bit of his prison experience on social media – Naira Marley also explained that he cannot singlehandedly change
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The ousted former president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, has been confirmed dead after he reportedly slumped in court on Monday, June 17. It was learnt that Morsi, who was forcefully removed from office in 2013 died in court, where he was facing charges of espionage, at the age of 67. Egypt’s state television and the
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– The number of the people in the world has rises to 7.7 billion – This was revealed by a report released by the United Nations (UN)’s Population Division on Monday, June 17 – Contrary to popular view and opinion, the report said that males outnumber females in Nigeria, as well as most parts of
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– Philippe Coutinho has reportedly chosen Chelsea as his next destination – The Barcelona star is on the verge of leaving the Spanish side this summer – Coutinho is now said to have snubbed a move to Manchester United and PSG Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is reportedly interested in making a move to Premier
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– Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo says the economy of the state will be driven by agriculture and agriculture value-chain in the next four years – Makinde made the disclosure while addressing the congregation at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Eruwa, Oyo state – The governor said the Eruwa zone, which is largely agrarian, would play
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Good power supply is a prerequisite for home and business functionality however, this is a constant challenge in some developing countries. For instance, in Nigeria only between 40 to 50 per cent of Nigerians have access to electricity, with the Nigerian electricity/ power system suffering an average of 4,600 power outage hours per year. The
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Yvonne Nelson’s baby daddy has spoken out after she flaunted her mother on Father’s Day rather than do a post about him. After she told him off in this manner real, Jamie Roberts voiced out in an epic way. With regards to this, Jamie shared a post on Instagram. As noticed by some people, his
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– The Roman Catholic church is reportedly considering married men becoming priests – According to reports, the change in the age-long tradition of Catholics is considered to enable areas with scarcity of priests have clergies – This recommendation is reportedly going to be discussed at a synod of bishops taking place at the Vatican in
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– Gary Cahill could be re-uniting with former Antonio Conte at Inter Milan this summer – Both worked together during the tactician’s two year reign at the Stamford Bridge – Aston Villa are also interested in signing the 33-year-old as they are short of center back options Inter Milan new boss Antonio Conte is reportedly
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– Female Brazilian fans goes crazy after coming across Lionel Messi – The lady was moved to tears for the unforgettable moment in her life – Argentina lost their first Copa America group match to Colombia by 2-0 An unknown female Brazilian fan was ecstatic after seeing Barcelona captain Lionel Messi at the ongoing Copa
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-A South African woman recently rocked her daughter’s cloth and flaunted it online -The 41-year-old mum got the attention of the internet with her youthful presence -Many wondered if she was truly in her 40s A 41-year-old woman took to social media to show off how amazing she looked in her 16-year-old daughter’s clothing. Social
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– Sheyi Ojo is closing in on a season long loan switch to Rangers – The Nigerian forward played on loan at Ligue 1 campaigners Stade Reims last season – Ojo has made 13 senior appearances for Liverpool since 2017 will be the Gers’ fifth signing this summer Sheyi Ojo, Nigerian forward, at Liverpool is
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A young woman has taken to social media to share footage of the new house she bought and it inspired tweeps. Some people retire without every owning a single property, but one 24-year-old recently bought her first house and her story is inspiring. On Wednesday, a young woman, who has been identified as Phillistus Choene,
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– Senator Magatakarda Wamakko says he is not in the race for any leadership position in the senate – The senator also slammed some news outlet for peddling the news that he is in race for a position in the Senate – Wamakko disclosed this through Bashir Rabe Mani, his special assistant The Senator representing
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– Three people were arrested for the killing of a Nigerian in UK – The Nigerian, Eniola Aluko, was died of gunshot wounds to his neck and chest – The suspects were granted bail following the post-mortem One Eniola Aluko of Nigerian descent has reportedly been shot to death. Aluko was shot in Plumstead, southeast
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– Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met Femi Gbajabiamila – Gbajabiamila was elected by members of the House of Representatives to pilot the affairs of the House for the next four years – The new speaker, who is a member of the APC, is representing Surulere 1 federal constituency in the house Vice President Yemi
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– Francesco Totti has stepped in his administrative duties with AS Roma – Totti believes his ideas in moving the club forward was not appreciated – The 2006 World Cup winner has been serving the club since he joined in 1989 Francesco Totti is leaving as Roma’s technical director because his views are not taken
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– On Father’s Day, some beautiful female teenagers surprised their stepfather in an unexpected fashion – The ladies who had an abusive man for a father changed their surname to that of their stepdad’s – A video showing the emotional reaction of the stepfather was shared online – Many have reacted by sharing their own
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– The Action Alliance suspended Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law of Rochas Okorocha – The party said he has also been recommended for expulsion – Nwosu was accused of engaging in anti-party activities and mismanaging funds Uche Nwosu who is son-in-law of the former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has been suspended by Action Alliance
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– Asier Riesgo is wanted by Manchester City boss Guardiola as back up to Ederson – The 35-year-old goalkeeper is out of contract with his La Liga club Eibar this summer – Steffen is another keeper the Citizens are looking to sign Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has reportedly lined up a surprise move for
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-A social media user recently shared a WhatsApp chat exchange between a female job seeker and a HR officer -The job applicant blocked the HR who wanted to share information regarding her application -Social media users dragged the applicant for being rude in her approach Despite the harrowing experience a lot of Nigerian job seekers
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– Premier League have unveiled new Nike Merlin ball for next season – The ball boasts of special features that could reportedly result in more goals – It also has special panels and will start out with a pink color scheme next term in English topflight Nike are reportedly keen to increase last season’s record-breaking
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– Nollywood actress Gbemisola Gomez popularly known as Scarlet Gomez, recently lost her newborn son – The husband, Temi Gomez, took to social media to share the tragic news – She also confirmed the news on her Instagram page, sharing photos from her baby shower These are certainly trying times for Nollywood star, Gbemisola Gomez
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– IGP Adamu met with senior police officers to review the security situation the country – The police chief said crime rate is declining, a development he linked to ‘Operation Puff Adder’ – Adamu also unveils new security plan, saying despite the successes recorded, “the battle is still far from being over” The Inspector General
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– The EFCC trial of Babachir Lawal has suffered a setback as court rejected some uncertified documents by the anti-graft agency – According to the judge, the documents were not properly dated and assembled – Consequently, the judge admitted seven original documents and rejected 10 uncertified ones An FCT high court, in Maitama, on Monday,
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– Mohamed Salah on Sunday, June 16, produced superb performance against Guinea – He dribbled Guinean goalie Aly Keita which was to the delight of some Liverpool fans – Salah will be the star man for Egypt in their campaign at the 2019 Nations Cup Mohamed Salah has been applauded by Liverpool fans after dribbling
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– Arsenal have promoted Freddie Ljungberg to assistant first-team coach as part of overhaul – Ljungberg has been working with Arsenal’s Under-23s – The 42-year-old club legend will now takeover Steve Bould’s responsibilities Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg has been promoted to assistant first-team coach. According to UK Sun report, the 42-year-old club icon, will now
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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has inaugurated three ad hoc committees. The ceremony was held at Room 414 of the House of Representatives wing of the National Assembly complex, Daily Trust reports. READ ALSO: IGP in closed-door meeting with senior officers Lawmakers from the various political parties were also in attendance at
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– Bode has been criticised by the Lagos state APC for supporting Kola Abiola’s claims about his father’s relationship with Chief Bola Tinubu – Kola alleged that Tinubu begged former military head of state, General Sani Abacha, to make him deputy administrator and commissioner in Lagos state – Describing George as a failed politician, the
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– Maurizio Sarri has informed Juventus he wants the duo of Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri – The Italian tactician replaced fellow countryman Max Allegri at the Turin-based club – Sarri also wants the club to sign want-away Man United star Paul Pogba Maurizio Sarri has reportedly told Juventus to raid Chelsea for the signings of
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– Governor Mohammed of Bauchi state has said he would prosecute former chairman of SUBEB – The chairman has been accused of awarding contracts without accessing funds to pay for them – The governor also added that his administration would employ 1000 teachers to improve education in the state Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir
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– There is no court order preventing the Kano State Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission from investigating alleged mismanagement of Kano Emirate Fund – The disclosure was made on Monday, June 17, by the chairman of the commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado – Rimingado says there is no court of law that is empowered to stop a
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– A lady recently shared a very emotional post about the day her father cried – According to the woman, on Father’s Day, her father was told that her sister was expecting a baby – The news caused him to break down in tears and act all endearing – Many have commented on the adorable
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-A Nigerian doctor has warned against consuming local drinks as some of the bottles are not properly cleaned before use -He disclosed that some of the hospital cleaners pick up used bottles and sell to drink vendors -The doctor warned consumers of local drinks to take extreme caution A Nigerian doctor has taken to social
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– Frank Lampard is on the verge of succeeding Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge – The former Napoli boss officially departed Chelsea for Juventus at the weekend – Lampard wants former teammate Didier Drogba as part of his backroom staff Frank Lampard is reportedly keen to bring Chelsea legend Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge to
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– The Action Alliance has suspended its chairman and national secretary – The party accused the duo of corruption and anti-party activities – AA also called on the EFCC and ICPC to investigate the financial spending of the party The National Working Committee of the Action Alliance (AA) has suspended the chairman of the party,
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