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UAE lifts visa ban on Nigerian passport holders

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that Nigerian passport holders can now obtain visas for travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), starting today, July 15, 2024. This follows an agreement reached between the governments of Nigeria and the UAE. Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, made the announcement on his official Read More…

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Supreme Court weakens federalism, strengthens unitary system

THE Supreme Court on Thursday, July 11, 2024 made landmark judgements on local government areas, LGAs, in the country. First, it gave the salutary order that they must be run by elected persons. Its second order that LGAs be paid directly by the centre, seeks more or less, to de-link them from the states they are located. In other words, it Read More…

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Nigeria’s artisanal mining shakes up global lithium market amid price plunge

By Lagos Metropolitan News Desk The global lithium market has experienced significant turbulence over the past two years, with prices plummeting due to an oversupply and weaker-than-expected demand for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. This downturn is exemplified by the dramatic fall in the CME contract for lithium hydroxide from a 2022 high of $85,000 per Read More…

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Defence forces strike hard: 187 terrorists neutralised, 183 arrested, 109 hostages rescued in one week

In a powerful display of military might, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) announced that troops eliminated 187 terrorists, apprehended 183 others, and rescued 109 kidnapped hostages in various operations nationwide over the past week. The Director of Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, revealed these successes during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday. The operations Read More…

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ECOWAS Court orders Nigeria to compensate #endSARS victims

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered Nigeria to pay 2 million naira each to several victims of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests in Lagos. The protests were organised against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force over allegations of brutality. Justice Sengu Koroma, the Judge Rapporteur, ruled that Nigeria must compensate Read More…

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Nigeria gears up for roadshow to lure back oil majors to onshore drilling

Nigeria is gearing up to host a specialised oil and gas roadshow aimed at enticing back international energy companies that previously withdrew from its onshore sector, a senior government official announced on Monday. Following the departure of major players like Shell and Exxon, who shifted focus to deep offshore exploration, Nigeria has faced challenges in Read More…

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From Preacher’s Daughter to Champion for Women: The Journey of Rantiade Benson-Idahosa

When Rantiade Evon Benson-Idahosa was growing up, she must have thought that her life was meant for the spiritual path because she was the daughter of the famous Archbishop Benson Idahosa and his equally influential wife Archbishop Margaret Benson Idahosa. However, things took another turn, and she became a lawyer of no mean repute in Read More…

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Nigerian democracy as a pole vault

Nigerians celebrated twenty five years of Democracy  last Wednesday, June 12. I did not mean to dampen the enthusiasm. I am not a killjoy.  But democracy is not a declaration, it is  a praxis. It is not what we wish, but what we live.  Is this something  to voice out in   a country that has rolled out the drums to celebrate Democracy Day?  I remember a basic Read More…