#RevolutionNow protest is irritating – Femi Adesina

2 min read Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has stated that the #RevolutionNow protests embarked upon by some Nigerians is irritating.   In an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Thursday August 5, the presidential spokesperson averred that only a few youths out of the 200 million Nigerians in the country embarked on the protest.   Adesina said;  …

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Lawyer appeals dismissal of female soldier who got pregnant after she was raped by suspected bandits

2 min read A lawyer to a Female Soldier recently dismissed by the authorities of the Nigerian Army, for getting pregnant after she was raped by suspected bandits who attacked their vehicle while she was on transit from Lagos to Oyo state, Barrister Johnson Oyewole has appealed to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai to upturn the decision. An Army board of inquiry (BOI) investigated the…

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The ‘shecession’: why economic crisis is affecting women more than men

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From February to May, 11.5 million women lost their jobs compared with 9 million men – underlining how women are more vulnerable to sudden losses of income

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Why smart people are more likely to believe fake news

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Research shows that smart people are more susceptible to fake news and conspiracy theories – but why?

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Peppa Pig criticised for using the word ‘fireman’ in episode

2 min read People have criticised the children’s TV show Peppa Pig after it referred to firefighters as ‘firemen’ in an episode called The Fire Engine. London Fire Brigade (LFB) posted a message on social media saying: “Come on @peppapig, we’ve not been firemen for 30 years. “Using out of date stereotypical gender specific wording prevents young girls from becoming firefighters.” They say…

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Lessons from Adeosungate By Reuben Abati

8 min read Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance (2015-2018), Kemi Adeosun threw in her letter of resignation on Friday, September 14, to bring to a temporary closure, the public outcry and the embarrassment that her possession of a fake National Youth Service Corps Exemption Certificate had generated since July when it was first reported. Her letter of resignation in which she blames “trusted…

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The APC Ship Is Sinking…, By Reuben Abati

9 min read They have allowed the demons to take charge and they have stubbornly refused to listen… The APC is imploding, it has in fact imploded, its sins have caught up with it, its nemesis is on grand display and some characters are learning very bitter lessons. When we wrote much earlier that the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party was…

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IBB’s full text on 2019: Towards national rebirth – urges Buhari to go

8 min read IN the past few months and weeks, I have played host to many concerned Nigerians who have continued to express legitimate and patriotic worry about the state of affairs in the country. Some of them have continued to agonize about the turn of events and expressly worried why we have not gotten our leadership compass right as a country with…

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[Full Letter] Obasanjo Letter to Buhari – A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT

12 min read THE WAY OUT: A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT Special Press Statement By President Olusegun Obasanjo ———————————————————————————————- Since we are still in the month of January, it is appropriate to wish all Nigerians Happy 2018. I am constrained to issue this special statement at this time considering the situation of the country. Some of you may be asking,…

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Obasanjo scolds Buhari, asks president to forget about 2019

19 min read Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, in a blistering and excoriating 13-page statement, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019. Mr. Obasanjo, in a special press statement entitled, “The Wat Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement” said Mr Buhari has performed far below expectation and should honourably “dismount from the horse” to join…

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