Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Makes Waves At Edinburgh

[This Day] Edinburgh being the city it is, standing ovations are rare even at its Book Festival, and handed out as sparingly as its university doles out honorary degrees. So when, at 10:45p.m. on Saturday night, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s audience stoo…

[This Day] Edinburgh being the city it is, standing ovations are rare even at its Book Festival, and handed out as sparingly as its university doles out honorary degrees. So when, at 10:45p.m. on Saturday night, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's audience stood to applaud her, at the end of a day on which she'd been made an honorary DLitt, it was a rare double indeed.

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Fresh Fears Over Ekwueme’s Home As Construction Company Vacates Erosion Site

[This Day] Awka -There are fresh fears for the safety of the homes of some residents of Oko community in Orumba North Local Government Area, Anambra State, including the home of the former Nigerian Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme.

[This Day] Awka -There are fresh fears for the safety of the homes of some residents of Oko community in Orumba North Local Government Area, Anambra State, including the home of the former Nigerian Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme.

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El-Rufai Orders Reopening of Tertiary Institutions in Southern Kaduna

[This Day] Kaduna -The Kaduna State Government has ordered the reopening of tertiary institutions in the southern part of the state about nine months after they were closed down.

[This Day] Kaduna -The Kaduna State Government has ordered the reopening of tertiary institutions in the southern part of the state about nine months after they were closed down.

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Despite Exiting Recession, Govt Admits Growth Remains Fragile

[This Day] Abuja -The federal government’s reaction Tuesday to the news of Nigeria’s emergence from the economic recession was subdued, as the government admitted that the country’s economic growth remained fragile and vulnerable, despite the cheering …

[This Day] Abuja -The federal government's reaction Tuesday to the news of Nigeria's emergence from the economic recession was subdued, as the government admitted that the country's economic growth remained fragile and vulnerable, despite the cheering news from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that the economy grew by 0.55 per cent in the second quarter of 2017, after five consecutive quarters of contraction.

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Govt, NARD Meet Wednesday to Resolve Doctors’ Strike

[This Day] The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has said the federal government will meet with the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) today to resolve the ongoing industrial action.

[This Day] The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has said the federal government will meet with the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) today to resolve the ongoing industrial action.

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Anambra Poll – Court Orders Substituted Service On Kanu, IPOB

[This Day] The Federal High Court in Abuja tuesday granted the request seeking to serve court processes on Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) through substituted service.

[This Day] The Federal High Court in Abuja tuesday granted the request seeking to serve court processes on Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) through substituted service.

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Intel’s Volpi Steps Up Battle Against Wale Tinubu Over Control of Oando

[This Day] One of the founders and majority shareholder of Intels Nigeria Limited, operator of the oil and gas logistics terminals in Onne, Rivers State and Warri, Delta State, Mr. Gabriele Volpi, has stepped up his battle against the group chief execu…

[This Day] One of the founders and majority shareholder of Intels Nigeria Limited, operator of the oil and gas logistics terminals in Onne, Rivers State and Warri, Delta State, Mr. Gabriele Volpi, has stepped up his battle against the group chief executive officer of Oando Plc, Mr. Wale Tinubu, over control of Oando, citing alleged mismanagement, cooked books and huge debts, THISDAY has learnt.

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MPs Halt Debate After Ministers Fail to Explain Entebbe Murders

[Observer] The mysterious gruesome killings of women and girls in Katabi town council and Entebbe municipality in Wakiso district have set parliament and cabinet on a collision course.

[Observer] The mysterious gruesome killings of women and girls in Katabi town council and Entebbe municipality in Wakiso district have set parliament and cabinet on a collision course.

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Report – Only 1% of Nigerians Enjoyed During Economic Boom

[This Day] Only the top one percent of Nigerians enjoyed while the level of inequality increased during the oil boom that predated the recent economic recession in the country, a report has stated.

[This Day] Only the top one percent of Nigerians enjoyed while the level of inequality increased during the oil boom that predated the recent economic recession in the country, a report has stated.

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With Population Growth At 2.7 Percent, Nigeria Still Not Out of the Woods

[This Day] Notwithstanding that the Nigerian economy turned the corner by recording an expansionary GDP growth rate in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017, Nigerians, especially the country’s policymakers, should be under no illusion that the economy is ou…

[This Day] Notwithstanding that the Nigerian economy turned the corner by recording an expansionary GDP growth rate in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017, Nigerians, especially the country's policymakers, should be under no illusion that the economy is out of the woods.

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