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By Jerome-Mario Utomi I  was not optimistic about Africa. In less than 10 years after independence, Nigeria had had a coup and Ghana a failed coup. I thought their tribal loyalties were stronger than their sense of common nationhood. This was especially so in Nigeria, where there was a deep cleavage between the Muslim Hausa
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Malaysia reports 45 new Coronavirus cases, one death

Singapore reports 73 new coronavirus cases

Singapore reported 73 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, the city-state’s biggest daily jump, taking its tally to a total of 631 infections. The health ministry said around that half of the new infections were imported, with the other half local cases. READ ALSO: Egypt imposes nightly curfews to curb COVID-19 spread Singapore, which has
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Singapore cautions public, clubs ahead of lockdown

Singapore Police, on Wednesday, said it would patrol Singaporean bars and nightclubs staging “farewell” events, ahead of a government-enforced shutdown due to coronavirus. A joint statement on Wednesday by Singapore’s Police, Tourism Ministry and Enterprise Board warned that operators of events with fewer than 250 participants must implement all necessary precautionary measures. It also urged
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Residents of Okobaba protest demolition of their properties, demand compensation

Delta Govt signs MoU with Singapore firm on development of Asaba

By Festus Ahon – Asaba Delta State Government has signed Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with International Enterprise Singapore company, Meinhardt LTD as part of efforts to boost investments, infrastructural development in the State and promote comparative cost advantage. The Chairman, Delta State Investment Development Agency, Mr. Paul Nmah who disclosed this in Asaba, said that
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Nigeria Notes: Politics as a Vocation Nigerian-Style

One year shy of 60, Nigeria still gropes in the dark

THE Lugardian contraption called Nigeria has come of age. Hasn’t it existed for over a century? It was in 1914 that the Southern and Northern protectorates were amalgamated, and the geographical space was called Nigeria. So, Nigeria is a disparate political entity and a conglomeration of ethnic nationalities. And for a considerable length of time, the geographical space, which was christened Nigeria by Flora Shaw, was a British colony.

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