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NIGERIANS REACT TO $25,000 OFFER FOR GOALS AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA

Nigerians on social media have expressed mixed reactions towards the offer of a $25,000 cash reward to the national football team for every goal scored in Saturday’s cup of nations

DO A THIRD OF ADULTS IN NIGERIA SUFFER FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

Claim: One out of every three adults in Nigeria has high blood pressure. Source: Dr. Okechukwu Ogah, president of the Nigerian Cardiac Society (October 2018) Verdict: Mostly correct Explainer: 28.9%

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NIGERIAN SHIITES BURY DEAD AFTER CLASHES WITH SECURITY FORCES

MARARABA – Supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric on Wednesday said they had begun burying dozens of people they say were killed in clashes with the Nigerian security forces. The

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WHY SOUTH AFRICANS SHUOLD BE GRATEFUL TO ALL FOREIGNERS LIVING IN SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa is a country, whose people would still have been struggling to eke out a meager existence in the backwaters of their own country, had Nigeria and other African

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NIGERIA’S ALTERNATIVE ENERGY EXPO WELCOMES GLOBAL INVESTORS TO ABUJA IN 8TH EDITION

The 8th annual Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo (NAEE) opened yesterday in Abuja at the Yar’Adua Centre with hundreds of delegates and participants across Africa and industrialized world. Theme: The 8th

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DOES 1 IN 10 CHILDREN IN NIGERIA DIE BEFORE THEIR 5TH BIRTHDAY?

Claim: One in 10 children in Nigeria does not reach their fifth birthday. Source: Oxfam International (October 2018) Verdict: Correct Explainer: UN and Nigerian data supports the claim A report

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SNAP SHOT PICTURES OF POVERTY IN NIGERIA AREN’T ACCURATE. HERE’S THE REAL DEAL

Studies that reflect the movement of poverty levels at a particular point-in-time attract a lot of attention. They also inform academic and policy debates across the globe. In Africa, where

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THEY TRIED TO BURY US; THEY DID NOT KNOW THAT WE WERE SEEDS – NNAMDI KANU LIVES

THEY TRIED TO BURY US; THEY DID NOT KNOW THAT WE WERE SEEDS – NNAMDI KANU LIVES 21 October 2018 Barrister Austin Okeke Writes From South Africa He is alive,

VOICE OF AMERICA HAS FIRED 15 EMPLOYEES IN A NIGERIA BRIBERY SCANDAL

US government-funded broadcaster, Voice of America has terminated or proposed to terminate 15 employees from its Hausa language international radio service in Washington, D.C. following allegations of improper conduct, including

DEATH TOLL REACHES 60 IN NIGERIAN OIL PIPELINE FIRE

Sixty people were killed after a fire broke out on Friday on an oil pipeline in the southeast of Nigeria, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said