Tag: Nigerians

Buhari says Nigerians are “very forgetful”

The President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, slammed Nigerians, saying they are “very forgetful” of the “achievements” of his regime in the last six years. He also said those who want to criticise him should do it objectively. Buhari, who spoke on Friday evening during an interview aired on NTA, said[Read More…]

‘A missed opportunity for Nigeria’ – Nigerians reacts as Twitter announce Ghana its African Headquarters

Nigerians are not holding back in expressing their emotions after micro-blogging site and social media platform, Twitter announced that it would make Ghana its African Headquarters. Announcing the decision In a post on its official blog on Monday, the company said the move was to expand its reach to communities[Read More…]

Here’s why Nigerians are to pay N4,000 monthly – Presidency

The estimated 25 million Nigerians that will benefit from the Federal Government’s Solar Home Systems that commences this week will be expected to pay about N4,000 monthly, the presidency has said. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement[Read More…]

Lagos lawmaker says most young Nigerians are high on drugs in reaction to #EndSARS protest

The lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin constituency 1 of Lagos State, Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, says most Nigerian youths are high on drugs all the time. Alli-Macaulay said this during a plenary at the Lagos State House of Assembly on the looting and pandemonium in the wake of the #EndSARS protest that was[Read More…]

Farooq A. Kperogi: #EndSWAT/#EndSARS Youth steamroller and theory of rational ignorance

An unprecedently seismic youth-led force is convulsing the foundations of Nigeria, which once and for all settles the widespread notion that Nigeria’s youth are lazy, ignorant, and detached. I call this the EndSWAT/EndSARS youth steamroller. Like the literal steamroller, this Nigerian youth steamroller is massive, resolute, persistent, fearless, implacable, and[Read More…]

Just In: Again, thugs armed with machete and sticks attack #EndSARS peaceful protest in Alausa Lagos

Thugs allegedly sponsored by the Lagos State government have again launched an attack on peaceful #ENDSARS protesters demonstrating at the Lagos State House of Assembly. Eyewitness accounts say, police and security operatives guarding the state’s Assembly were missing as the thugs arrived in a BRT bus. Alawusa, commonly known as Alausa is[Read More…]

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says millions of Nigerians are extremely poor

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday admitted that millions of Nigerians are extremely poor. He said elected leaders would be irresponsible if they don’t collaborate and sort out what he called the nation’s life-threatening problems. Osinbajo said these at the closing of the two-day executive-legislative leadership retreat held at the Presidential[Read More…]

Nigerian Govt say more than 82.9 million citizens are poor in a latest Poverty and Inequality report

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says more than 82.9 million Nigerians are poor by national standards. The NBS made this known in its report on Poverty and Inequality in Nigeria 2019, released on Monday. It explained that the figure showed that 40.1 per cent of total population were classified[Read More…]

US State Department to Issue Rules Restricting Pregnant Women from travelling

The State Department is adopting a new set of rules that will make it tougher for pregnant foreigners to visit the U.S. on tourist visas, an effort to prevent individuals from coming to the U.S. to give birth. Wall Street Journal reports that the new rules unveiled on Thursday, which[Read More…]

From 2020, Nigerians to pay more for Schengen visa to gain entry into the European Union – Here’s why

Nigerians will have to pay an increased fee of €80 when applying for a visa to Schengen countries. The Schengen visa is a visa that allows access to the European Union (EU) passport-free zone that covers 26 European countries. According to an official from the information monitoring and media division[Read More…]