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MAJOR EVENTS IN NIGERIA HISTORY 1980-2000

Nigeria; 1980 –2000 1980 : Coalition of the National Party of Nigeria and the Nigeria People’s Party to get a majority in the Parliament. 1983: Despite widespread criticisms, massive deportation of non-nigerian citizens, mostly Ghanaians, to their country on account of taking jobs meant for Nigerians amidst the  massive drop in Oil boom. Re-election of Shehu Shagari in an election reported to be marred by rigging and other forms of irregularities. Later that year, Major Muhammadu Buhari overthrew the government…

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MAJOR EVENTS IN NIGERIA HISTORY (1960-1980)

Nigeria: 1960-1980 1960: Nigeria gains independence from Britain. Alhaji Tafawa Balewa becomes the Prime Minister and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the Governor-General. 1961: The people of Northern and Southern British Cameroons vote whether to join Nigeria or become a part of the French Cameroons. The North vote to join Nigeria, becoming the Sardauna Province of Nigeria while the south vote to leave. 1963: Nigeria becomes a republic, separating itself from the British monarchy. Nnamdi Azikiwe becomes the first President of the country.…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SESUGH LORNENGE, WINNER OF SEVERAL MEDALS IN THE JUST CONCLUDED INTER- FACULTY GAMES

INTERVIEWER: Can we meet you. SESUGH LORNENGE: My name is Sesugh Lornenge, I am a 600level medical student. I am the current Alexander Brown Hall sports minister and I have passion for sports particularly athletics. INTERVIEWER: You represented UIMSA in the just concluded Inter faculty games, how would you describe the experience? SESUGH LORNENGE: It was quite interesting, we were able to put up a good team with which we came home with 13 medals which ranked us second behind…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ABA FEMI, WINNER OF SEVERAL MEDALS IN THE JUST CONCLUDED INTER- FACULTY GAMES

INTERVIEWER: Can we meet you? ABA OLUWAFEMI: I am Aba Oluwafemi, a 500 level medical student of the University of Ibadan. I love music, swimming and basically exploring new things. INTERVIEWER: You participated in the recently concluded Inter-faculty Games.Which faculty did you represent and games you competed in? ABA OLUWAFEMI: Yes I did, I represented University of Ibadan Medical Student Association, UIMSA, and I competed in Swimming. INTERVIEWER: How many awards did you win? ABA OLUWAFEMI: Well, in swimming it…

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NCC says no plan to disqualify Nigerians under 18 years from getting SIM cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied claims that it planned to disqualify Nigerians below 18 years of age from getting Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards. A media report Wednesday claimed that the NCC was planning to stop Nigerians, under 18 years, from having access to SIM cards. The Commission said parents and guardian can acquire SIMs for their children and wards under 18 years, but be ready to take responsibilities for whatever might happen thereafter. NCC in a statement…

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England announces new ‘life-saving’ drug for sickle cell patients

England’s National Health Service (NHS) has announced a new “life-saving” drug Crizanlizumab to help people suffering from sickle cell disease (SCD). Crizanlizumab is expected to be delivered through transfusion drip and “works by binding to a protein in the blood cells to prevent the restriction of blood and oxygen supply that lead to a sickle cell crisis,” NHS said in a statement. About 5,000 people living in England will be treated with the drug in the next three years. SCD is…

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Soldiers beat, arrest Chiwetalu Agu for wearing biafra flag outfit

Nollywood veteran Chiwetalu Agu was on Thursday reportedly beaten and arrested by soldiers in Onitsha, Anambra State, for wearing an outfit made from the Biafran flag. In a video that went viral on social media, a man claimed that the actor had stopped at a market in Onitsha to buy bread when he was attacked by soldiers who beat him up for his Biafran outfit. Another voice from the video was heard saying “This is Onitsha right now, Upper Iweka…

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Budget of “Growth” raises doubt amid high debts, low incomes

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ,before a joint session of the National Assembly ,unveiled a record N16.39 trillion “Budget of Economic Growth and Sustainability” for 2022,with a projected 25 percent year-on-year rise in government spending as the economy struggles with the impact of the pandemic. The President, decked in a white agbada, said he expects the total fiscal operations of the Federal Government to result in a deficit of N6.26 trillion, representing 3.39 percent of estimated GDP, slightly above the three…

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Blessing Okagbare faces three more doping charges

Nigerian sprint champion Blessing Okagbare is facing the possibility of a lengthy ban from athletics after three more doping cases surfaced. Okagbare was barred from participating in the Olympic 100-meter semi-finals in July for a doping offence and was handed a four-year ban. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said Okagbare tested positive for banned substance recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) in a sample collected out-of-competition on 20th June in Nigeria. She also tested positive for another banned substance in Slovakia the following…

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NIGERIAN PRODUCER, REXXIE RECEIVES GRAMMY CERTIFICATE FOR TWICE AS TALL

Nigerian producer, Rexxie has revealed that he recently took possession of a Grammy certificate which was sent to him for his production credits on Burna Boy’s Grammy-winning album, Twice as Tall. He revealed this via a post on his Instagram page on Tuesday, the 14th of September 2021. Rexxie worked with Burna Boy on his 2020 album, Twice as Tall which won the singer his very first Grammy Awards for Best World Music Album. The producer had credits on two of the tracks on the album, Comma and Bebo. Announcing the arrival…

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