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Primaries: Buhari meets nine APC govs in Aso Rock
Fri, 05 Oct 2018

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President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met behind closed doors with nine governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting was summoned by Buhari to resolve the crises that have erupted from the recent governorship, Senate and House of Representatives primary elections in some states. Among the governors that met with the President over the crises are Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Sani Bello (Niger). Others are Simon Lalong (Plateau), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) and Tanko Al- Makura (Nasarawa). Most of the governors have issues with the primaries held in their states. They were led out of the President’s office after about two hours’ meeting by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari. Kyari followed them to the entrance where they entered their vehicles.

He also drove in his vehicle and followed the governors as they moved out from the administration gate. But before the governors entered their vehicles, Okorocha spoke briefly to State House correspondents on the purpose of the meeting. He said: “We came to review the various crises characterizing our primaries, especially the APC, with a view to finding solution. “So, we are looking for a way out in this regard.

We are going to find solution, our party believes in justice, equity and fairness. “We are requesting that let the right thing be done and let everyone contest the elections,” he said. Some of the governors were not happy about the NWC’s decision on the primaries in their respective states. Some of the governors were not comfortable with the party’s decision to offer automatic tickets to some lawmakers who remained loyal to the party when some others defected to the opposition.

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Abia 2019: Ogah visits Kalu, names Azubuike as running mate
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
The winner of the Abia State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries, Dr. Uche Samson Ogah, has nominated Hon. Martins Azubuike, a member of the state House of Assembly, as his running mate for the 2019 election. Ogah, who disclosed this when he visited a former Abia State Governor and APC chieftain, Dr. Orji Uzor []The post Abia 2019: Ogah visits Kalu, names Azubuike as running mate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Buhari to Mbeki: Fighting corruption not negotiable
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration’s determination to fight and eradicate corruption in the country was not negotiable. The President stated this yesterday while receiving former South African leader, Thabo Mbeki, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari told the visiting former South African leader, for him, the idea of tackling corruption in Nigeria []The post Buhari to Mbeki: Fighting corruption not negotiable appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria’s oil, gas export sales hit $416m in one month
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Nigeria has recorded a total crude oil and gas export sales of $416.07 million in June, which is 35.78 per cent higher than the previous month. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which yesterday announced this in the June 2018 edition of the Monthly NNPC Financial and Operations Reports, also indicated that the crude oil []The post Nigeria’s oil, gas export sales hit $416m in one month appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN to intensify forex restriction
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Mobile courts to try naira abusers The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may intensify its foreign exchange restriction on certain items as part of efforts to ease pressure on the country’s external reserves and boost local production.The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, dropped this hint while briefing newsmen on []The post CBN to intensify forex restriction appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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NJC sacks Justices Ajumogobia, Agbadu-Fishim
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
26 judges face probe Judge to refund 2-year salary over age falsification The National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday recommended the dismissal from office of Justice R. N. Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court and Justice James T. Agbadu-Fishim of the National Industrial Court (NIC) of Nigeria. The Council, under the chairmanship of the Chief []The post NJC sacks Justices Ajumogobia, Agbadu-Fishim appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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New treatment raises hope for snake bite victims
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Scientists have come up with a new treatment for mice infected with the deadly venom of mamba, one of the world’s deadliest snakes. Going by the results of the study trial, the new medication, using substances extracted from human blood samples, showed promise on the rats. Findings of the new study trial was published in []The post New treatment raises hope for snake bite victims appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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13.2m Nigerian children out of school ‘ UBEC
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has revealed that the number of out-of-school children in the country has increased from 10.5 million to over 13.2 million. The increase, according to the commission, was as a result of socio-economic factors and the Boko Haram insurgency, which has displaced millions of children in the northern part of []The post 13.2m Nigerian children out of school ‘ UBEC appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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PDP: APC planning to disrupt our convention
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it has uncovered plots by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to disrupt its National Convention holding this weekend in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. PDP holds its National Convention between October 6 and 7 to elect its candidate for next years presidential election. The National Publicity Secretary of the []The post PDP: APC planning to disrupt our convention appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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When lepers protest
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
The People Affected with Leprosy (PALs) at the Eku Lepers’ Colony in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State want to enjoy rest all round. For their clamour for a better welfare package to work out, they have decided to act out their resolution. They started turning the heat on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa shortly []The post When lepers protest appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Job losses, poor pay headline celebration
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
The fact that most Nigerian workers have been the victims of successive administrations’ faulty policy twists, including that of the current leadership, put a blight on the country’s 58th independence celebration. Sunday Ojeme reports Patriarch of the struggle The struggle by Nigerian workers to earn reasonable pay and a boost in other aspects of []The post Job losses, poor pay headline celebration appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Herdsmen-farmers’ crises, floods stunt growth
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Nigeria’s agricultural sector has made relative progress but the continued herdsmen-farmers’ attacks and ravaging floods have impaired growth, Taiwo Hassan writes. Performance of Nigeria’s agricultural sector since the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime can be described as mixed. Since his administration came into power, he has demonstrated his zeal and passion for the []The post Herdsmen-farmers’ crises, floods stunt growth appeared first on Newtelegra
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Passenger traffic to hit 32m by 2036 ‘TATA
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
There are indications that Nigeria’s passenger traffic could hit 32 million by 2036 if the country maintains the momentum between now and that period, New Telegraph has learnt. This figure is part of the projection of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that it expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near []The post Passenger traffic to hit 32m by 2036 ‘TATA appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Nigeria to benefit from $200bn crop fortification programme
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
There are indications that Nigeria is one of the countries listed in Africa to benefit from the $200 billion revolutionary crop production programme that is expected to provide bio-fortified food for Nigerians. Reports gathered from the United States-based agency, Harvest Plus, revealed that the organisation was ready to release the grant to Nigeria via []The post Nigeria to benefit from $200bn crop fortification programme appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Premium: Post-recession trauma, election dash insurers’ expectation
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
With two months left into the end of the current year, indications have emerged that Nigeria’s insurance sector may find it difficult to realise a significant increase in gross premium as elections approach with effects of the last recession still having a gripping command on policyholders’ willingness to renew their policies. Although some of []The post Premium: Post-recession trauma, election dash insurers’ expectation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Gains, pains of telecoms revolution
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Amidst challenges that had seen the industry players plead for help on many occasions, Nigeria’s telecommunications sector remains one of the major drivers of the nation’s economy and stakeholders are optimistic of seeing the subdivision replace oil as the economic mainstay of the country in the nearest future. SAMSON AKINTARO reports Looking back at []The post Gains, pains of telecoms revolution appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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CBN dismisses fears over foreign reserves’ decline
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
injects $210m into inter-bank FX market Nigeria’s foreign reserves position of $44 billion is sufficient enough for financing between 14 and 17 months imports, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said in Abuja yesterday. The apex bank also dismissed a claim linking recent reduction in the level of foreign reserves to the []The post CBN dismisses fears over foreign reserves’ decline appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Stock market records mid-week loss
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Trading activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday closed downward, as the overall market performance indices dropped by 0.79 per cent. Transactions on the stock market had the previous day, which marked the beginning of trading, also closed on the negative trajectory. However, at the close of trading, the []The post Stock market records mid-week loss appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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How NSE can recover, by Capital Bancorp
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Capital Bancorp Plc, one of the investment firms in Nigeria, has advocated a complete review of strategy to boost investor confidence in order to re-position the nation’s capital market in the wake of on-going inclement operating environment characterized by downward trend in virtually all performance indicators on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Chairman, Capital []The post How NSE can recover, by Capital Bancorp appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Recession: Experts tackle FG
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Barely a year after coming out of recession, fear of a possible relapse is gripping the Nigeria following a red flag by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Abdulwahab Isa reports The fragile state of the economy was headlined last week as the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which []The post Recession: Experts tackle FG appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Why Tambuwal’ll emerge PDP candidate ‘ Ogene
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and former member of the House of Representatives, in a media parley with some journalists, x-rays this weekends presidential primary of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and arrives at a shocking conclusion. TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports Your party, the APC, has just concluded its []The post Why Tambuwal’ll emerge PDP candidate ‘ Ogene appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ex-Oyo Speaker emerges AD governorship candidate
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Dr Akin Onigbinde has emerged the governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy in Oyo state. Onigbinde emerged as AD candidate at the party congress which held on Saturday at A-Three Hotel, Along Iwo []The post Ex-Oyo Speaker emerges AD governorship candidate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Tambuwal to PDP delegates: I’ve capacity to defeat Buhari
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Sokoto State governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Aminu Tambuwal, has urged all the party’s delegates for tomorrow’s presidential primaries to vote for him as PDPs flag bearer for the 2019 presidential. Tambuwal who spoke through his support group, Aminu Tambuwal Support Group in an open letter to PDP delegates on the presidential []The post Tambuwal to PDP delegates: Ive capacity to defeat Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagosians are tired of APC ‘ Gbadamosi
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi is a chieftain of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos State. In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE and TAOFEEKAT OSENI, he speaks on state of governance in the state, his governorship aspiration and 2019 general elections How prepared is your party, the Action Democratic Party (ADP), for the forthcoming 2019 []The post Lagosians are tired of APC ‘ Gbadamosi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Obetta emerges PDP House of Reps consensus candidate
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Mr. Chidi Obetta, has emerged as the consensus candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for Nsukka /Igboeze South federal constituency. In statement issued and signed by Igwe Aloy Ezeugwu (chairman), Igwe Cletus Okwor (secretary) and Igwe Spencer Ugwuoke (patron) of Nsukka Traditional Rulers Council, the traditional rulerssaid they were directed by Governor []The post Obetta emerges PDP House of Reps consensus candidate appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Useni: A come back bid after 34yrs
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
The choice of a septuagenarian senator, Jeremiah Useni, as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has raised some eyebrows in the polity. WALE ELEGBEDE writes on the come-back bid of the 75-year-old former military governor His nickname during his heydays was Jerry Boy and he has a record []The post Useni: A come back bid after 34yrs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Ambode: The godfather had his way
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
After weeks of maneuvering to secure his party’s ticket for a second term, Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, bowed to his benefactor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, following his defeat in the governorship primaries by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, FELIX NWANERI reports Former governor of Lagos State and a []The post Ambode: The godfather had his way appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos APC guber candidate, Sanwo-Olu praises Buhari, Osinbajo, others
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Following his victory in the just concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary elections in Lagos State, APC governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and all the partys leaders for holding true tenet of democracy. The Director, Media and Publicity of Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu []The post Lagos APC guber candidate, Sanwo-Olu praises Buhari, Osinbajo, others appeared first on Newtelegr
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C’River: Intrigues that shaped guber primaries
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
The three major political parties in Cross River State have concluded their primaries to elect their governorship candidates for the 2019 general elections, but they were not without intrigues, CLEMENT JAMES reports Clearly, the forthcoming elections, especially the governorship election, is expected to generate enormous interest in Cross River State, where, except during the []The post C’River: Intrigues that shaped guber primaries appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Bosso quits FC Ifeanyiubah
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Ladan Bosso has told SCORENigeria he has has stepped down from his managerial position at NPFL side FC Ifeanyiubah. ‘I left the club after our Aiteo Cup Round of 64 win in Abuja,’ said Bosso, who is president of the Nigeria Coaches Association. ‘I told them I won’t come back until the players confirm to []The post Bosso quits FC Ifeanyiubah appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Enyimba c an turn tide against Raja ‘ Abdallah
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Enyimba of Aba coach, Usman Abdallah ,has urged Nigerians not to write off the club as he believes they can still reach the CAF Confederation Cup final despite losing 1-0 to Raja Casanblanca in the first leg of the semifinals. Abdallah said the Peoples’ Elephant were capable of tuning the table against Raja Casablanca of []The post Enyimba c an turn tide against Raja ‘ Abdallah appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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GOtv Boxing Night: NextGen Best Boxer Vows To Win N1.5m
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Opeyemi ‘Sense’ Elijah, best boxer at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 4, has vowed to win the best boxer award at GOtv Boxing Next- Gen Search 16 billed to hold on 14 October at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Attached to the award is a cash prize of N1.5million, specifically for []The post GOtv Boxing Night: NextGen Best Boxer Vows To Win N1.5m appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Lagos SWAN Week: Journalists honour Akinwunmi
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
The Sports Writers’ Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter on Thursday honoured the 1st Vice President, Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi on his re-election to the Glass House. Speaking at the epoch making event held at the Lagos SWAN Secretariat, SWAN boss, Debo Oshundun, said the ceremony was aimed to honour and also to encourage Barrister []The post Lagos SWAN Week: Journalists honour Akinwunmi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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BUA heads for England after Stan Chart Cup victory
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
BUA Titans, the football team of BUA Group on Monday October 1, emerged champions at the 2018 Standard Chartered corporate Cup Nigeria ‘ a five-a-side football tournament hosted by Standard Chartered Bank in Lagos, Nigeria in partnership with Liverpool FC of England. By this victory, the team which defeated Plus Petroleum 2:1 after a penalty []The post BUA heads for England after Stan Chart Cup victory appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Success’ goal nominated for Watford award
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Super Eagles Isaac Success’s goal against Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the League Cup has been shortlisted for Watford’s Goal of the Month award for September 2018. The Nigeria international has to beat off competition from Roberto Pereyra, Craig Cathcart and Andre Gray to win the monthly accolade. Within forty seconds of the []The post Success’ goal nominated for Watford award appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Teams observe rest, visit Childrens Home in Kano
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
After three days of basketball action, players and officials participating in the Kwese Premier League Finals in Kano will take a rest today to visit less privileged children at the Nasarawa Children’s Home in Kano. According to the coordinator of the League Management Board, Mr Bello Ajibarede, the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF delegation to the []The post Teams observe rest, visit Childrens Home in Kano appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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HIFL 2018: UNILORIN, OAU win
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
UNILORIN Warriors secured a comfortable first leg win at home against UNICAL Malabites in the first round of semifinal matches of the 2018 Higher Institutions Football League UNILORIN Warriors striker, Kabir Akanbi, scored the only goal in the 55th minute to put the home team in just one goal advantage for the second leg in []The post HIFL 2018: UNILORIN, OAU win appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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I’m not under pressure, says Iwobi
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Alex Iwobi has opened up on his new-found freedom at Arsenal, insisting ‘there is no pressure’ on him as new manager Unai Emery, as well as his teammates, are in full support of his new style. On Saturday, the 22-year-old continued in his rich vein of form coming off the bench to make a game-changing []The post I’m not under pressure, says Iwobi appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Mixed views on love affairs
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Next week, God willing, we shall examine the growing fad of ‘Baby Mamas’ in our society. This unconventional way of parenting is fast assuming another dimension that requires a critical thinking. Meanwhile, readers won’t lay to rest the issue of ‘Agony of Loveless Marriage’ through their reactions some of which I found compelling to publish []The post Mixed views on love affairs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Anxiety as PDP goes for broke
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant ‘ Charles de Gaulle Nigeria as an Independent nation was 58 years old on Monday having been born October 1st, 1960. Rather than celebration by the citizens it has been lamentations galore all through with everybody blaming every other person except him or []The post Anxiety as PDP goes for broke appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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When commonsense is not common
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
If a writer does not generate hostility, he is dead ‘ Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, Nobel Laureate in Literature (2001) Nigeria is one country where commonsense appears not to be common. Otherwise, the minimum wage issue would not have degenerated into a crippling strike action before commonsense prevailed. Agitations and negotiations for a new minimum []The post When commonsense is not common appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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Our thoughts on Nigeria @ 58
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
For most people, Independence Day is a day to show patriotism to Nigeria as a country as everyone savours the joy and pride of being called Nigerians. With the state of the country right now, a lot of people feel it is not worthy to celebrate the Independence anniversary as the country has made no []The post Our thoughts on Nigeria @ 58 appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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It’s not time for Nigeria to celebrate ‘ Zaaki Azzay
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
The creative industry has arrived. The only thing disturbing the creative industry now is government. Once government can key in into the entertainment industry, I am very sure, there would not be need to rely on crude oil again, because right now, Nigeria is in control of Africa and some parts of America and Europe. []The post It’s not time for Nigeria to celebrate ‘ Zaaki Azzay appeared first on Newtelegraph.
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