Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Nigeria's Dangerous NGO Regulation Bill

Nigeria’s House of Representatives is presently considering what perhaps qualifies as the most dangerous piece of legislation to come before the National Assembly since the return of civilian rule in 1999. It is the NGO Regulation Bill sponsored by the Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Umar Buba Jibril. The Bill is stunning in its audacity, far reaching in its scope and a danger to elective government in Nigeria. It should not be allowed to pass.

Biafra: Boycott Or Not, Winner Will Be Declared in Anambra Election - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has stated that whether people boycott elections or not, winners must emerge in any scheduled election.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

How to Book Cheap Flight Ticket


Booking travel is so easy to do, yet all too often we wind up spending more than we wanted. 
Thank fee-happy airlines for that— there's no limit to what they'll charge for, from meals to checked bags and flimsy pillows. 
According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, airlines made $4.2 billion in baggage fees alone in 2016.  
With summer travel season in full swing, we've rounded up the best money-saving tips out there.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Nigerian Newspaper Headline News For Today, Tuesday 18/07/2017

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Pressure mounts on PDP to sanction Sheriff, others
Terrorism became bigger under Jonathan, Presidency replies Dasuki
How Diezani, others diverted NNPC’s $1.8bn –FG
WASSCE results out, 59% pass Mathematics, English
I covered my husband’s mouth with pillow while assassin stabbed him to death – Wife
LASG stops vacation teaching over fear of kidnappers
Shameful! Suicide is still a crime in Nigeria

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Strong Igbo Women: The Aba Women's Riot

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The "riots" or the war, led by women in the provinces of Calabar and Owerri in southeastern Nigeria in November and December of 1929, became known as the "Aba Women's Riots of 1929" in British colonial history, or as the "Women's War" in Igbo history. 
Thousands of Igbo women organized a massive revolt against the policies imposed by British colonial administrators in southeastern Nigeria, touching off the most serious challenge to British rule in the history of the colony.  The "Women's War" took months for the government to suppress and became a historic example of feminist and anti-colonial protest.  

This Summer: Remember to reclaim your VAT when you leave Europe or UK

If you’re travelling to the United Kingdom or the rest of Europe this summer remember to claim back the value added tax (VAT) on your shopping as you export the goods; it is estimated by that €8 billion (28.60bn Naira) is left unclaimed every year by oblivious tourists. 
At London’s Heathrow Airport, a new VIP service was launched by Travelex last week to help speed up the cumbersome process by offering customers refunds by appointment.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

News in Nigeria Right Now This Saturday Morning

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1. A Nigerian based in the United States of America, Mr. Toyin Dawodu, has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, asking it to compel the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to appoint a medical panel to determine the health status of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari.

2. Report has claimed that residents of Ikorodu have apprehended and lynched a suspect accused of belonging to the group. According to the report, the suspect was caught at Igbo Oluwo, brutally beaten and set ablaze by angry residents after the killing of a couple and two of their three children.