The Power of Twitter as James & Ify Win Harvard UC Election!!!

By Esosa Aihie 21 year old, James A Matthew and 20 year old Nigerian,  Ifeoma ‘Ify’ White-Thorpe, two Harvard University minority students were both elected President & Vice President of the Undergraduate Council (UC) last week Thursday 21st November after running a campaign focused on inclusion and diversity and a catchy music video that went viral between the 12th & 21st of November.   Their engaging...

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Over 83 Million Nigerians, living in extreme poverty?
Jun27

Over 83 Million Nigerians, living in extreme poverty?

By Kede Aihie Over 83 Million Nigerians, living in extreme poverty, a million more than the total population of Germany. According to the Interim Vice President and Director of Global Economy and Development, Kristofer Hamel, Chief Operating Officer (World Data Lab), Martin Hofer, Research Analyst, the number of Nigerians living in extreme poverty is growing by six persons every minute. The report states that Nigeria (200 million...

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Nne Nne Iwuji-Eme, a career diplomat of Nigerian descent has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Mozambique
Mar25

Nne Nne Iwuji-Eme, a career diplomat of Nigerian descent has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Mozambique

Nne Nne Iwuji-Eme, a career diplomat of Nigerian descent has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Mozambique. She will take up her new role in July 2018. She is the first British black female career diplomat to be appointed High Commissioner. Ms Iwuji-Eme has spent 16 years in the Foreign Office, in different roles. She has also worked at Defra & Royal Dutch Shell. Ms Iwuji-Eme said: “It is an honour &...

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Nigeria Should Strategically Engage With President Trump
Feb08

Nigeria Should Strategically Engage With President Trump

By Kede Aihie U.S. President. Trump has kept the media and world leaders busy, with his unconventional presidency and of course his tweets. How should Nigeria strategically engage with the new administration? The closest Trump policy in almost three weeks since becoming president, has touched Africa, is via the travel ban on seven countries with Muslim majority, which includes Libya, Somalia and Sudan. Window of opportunity President,...

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Former Governors’ Excessive Pension Scheme Crippling States’ Economies
Sep30

Former Governors’ Excessive Pension Scheme Crippling States’ Economies

While thousands of retired civil servants across Nigeria who laboured for their states for 35 years wallow in abject penury and die without getting their pensions and other entitlements, and while many serving civil servants go without pay for upwards of 10 months, former state governors (since 1999) who spent maximum of eight years as governors. The inability of most state governments to meet their financial obligations on various...

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Headline News – Nigeria Magazine
Jun10

Headline News – Nigeria Magazine

Stephen Keshi: brawler, talker and most successful black African coach of all time The former Nigeria and Togo manager, who died on Tuesday evening aged just 54, was, at international level, the finest African coach of his generation The first time I met Stephen Keshi was in 2002. He was lying on a sun-lounger by a pool in a hotel in Bamako and I was one of about a dozen journalists crouched at his feet, eager for the views of the...

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