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Nigeria since independence: Coups, Biafra war, Islamic law, other key events

Investigate use of force by security force on Lekki Tollgate protesters ― US govt

Key events in Nigeria since independence six decades ago, on October 1, 1960: – First coup – The first in a series of military coups takes place in 1966 amid dissatisfaction with progress since independence and frustration that most people in top government roles are northern Hausa-speaking Muslims. The main figures behind the coup are
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Post COVID-19: How Buhari, Osinbajo govt is empowering MSMEs

Post COVID-19: How Buhari, Osinbajo govt is empowering MSMEs

By Chijioke Okoronkwo One of the critical areas of global economy adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sub-sector. The Federal government was proactive and reactive in mitigating the impact of the pandemic on MSMEs. At the onset, President Muhammadu Buhari constituted the Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC), headed
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UN launches Generation Equality Campaign in Nigeria 

Born to prevent war, United Nations at 75 faces deeply polarized world

Born out of World War II’s devastation to save succeeding generations from the scourge of conflict, the United Nations (UN) officially marks its 75th anniversary Monday at an inflection point in history, navigating a polarized world as it faces a pandemic, regional conflicts, a shrinking economy and growing inequality. Criticized for spewing out billions of
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How land tussle tore apart Delta Kingdom

How land tussle tore apart Delta Kingdom

90 hectares duly approved for Ned Nwoko by Obi Nwoko III— Iyase, Odogwu, Eziashi It is a lie – Aligbe, Ifejoku Land not the issue — Prof Demas Nwoko  By Emma Amaize EIGHTY-FIVE-year-old Nigerian artiste, mutable designer, architect and master builder, Professor Demas Nwoko, mused, penultimate Tuesday, in a conversation at his country home, Idumuje-Ugboko,
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Some negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic on world population

By Ikenna Osuoha, News Agency of Nigeria There are clear evidences to prove that the global health emergency otherwise called COVID-19 has impacted negatively on world population. Typical of a pandemic, it has affected the population in all ramifications, especially with the increase in maternal mortality. Dr Eyitayo Oyetunji, the acting Chairman, National Population Commission
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