Politics

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

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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 music video which featured epic dance moves, rhymes about Ify and James abilities as the candidates to bring...

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Over 83 Million Nigerians, living in extreme poverty?

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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 people) in 2018, has already overtaken India (1.324 billion people) as the country with the highest number of...

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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

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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

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 & a privilege to be appointed High Commissioner to Mozambique. I hope my appointment as the first British black...

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Nigeria Should Strategically Engage With President Trump

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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, Trump, appointed investment banker, Bayo Ogunlesi, to serve as a strategist on his economic policy team. The...

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Former Governors’ Excessive Pension Scheme Crippling States’ Economies

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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 fronts and embark on development projects as promised during their respective electoral campaigns, have been...

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