The New £50 & £20 Notes And How They Affect Nigerians

The new polymer £50 note was introduced into the monetary system in the United Kingdom for the first time on the 23rd of June 2021 and its circulation to branches …

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The Hustle At Ikoyi Marriage Registry

Last week, I discovered that acquiring an official marital status from the government through the Ministry of Interior has become very much like what we used to do those days …

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Forced COVID-19 Vaccinations – How Possible & How Legal?

An internal memo by one of the banks operating in Nigeria, asking its staff to ensure they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or be barred from entering the bank’s premises, has …

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Education Under Attack: UN Tasks Nigerian Government To Provide Better Protection for School Children

On a day set aside as the International Day to Protect Education from Attack, the United Nations today called on the Nigerian government to make for more efforts to protect …

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Sir Victor Uwaifo: Class, Character, Style, Verve, Resilience – All In One Bundle

On the 1st of March this year, I wrote a short post, which partly read: “Happy 80th birthday to an icon of our times, Sir (Prof) Victor Uwaifo, MON. THE …

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Taliban Take-Over In Afghanistan: Lessons for Nigeria 

The war in Afghanistan did not start yesterday. It has been going on for so long that the present generation of writers and analysts could be forgiven for apportioning blames …

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2021 UN International Youth Day: Youth Innovation On The Front Burner

UNIC, NIIA & ECOBANK MARK YOUTH DAY The 2021 UN International Youth Day came up last Thursday with several events, including a symposium organised by the United Nations Information Centre …

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Indonesia’s hostility Towards Nigeria & Nigerians

The recent incident involving the physical assault of a Nigerian diplomat in, Jakarta, Indonesia by that country’s immigration officials has reminded us of several previous incidents of abuse of Nigerians …

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Cash Rewards For Olympic Medals: The Losses & Gains for Nigerian Olympians

Tokyo 2020 Olympics ends this weekend with all the pomp and circumstance you can expect from the Japanese hosts, even without spectators, but with a worldwide audience of over One …

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2021 NATIONAL DIASPORA DAY: MATTERS ARISING

The 2021 National Diaspora Day has come and gone. It was marked last Sunday, 25th July. There was a flurry of activities, mostly online and by various groups, including government …

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