Big Brother Naija – Nigerians React to Show Holding in South-Africa

[Vanguard] Nigerians as we know have always lent their voice/opinion in national and international issues when the need arises and the case of the reborn reality show “Big Brother Naija” holding in South-Africa is not different.

[Vanguard] Nigerians as we know have always lent their voice/opinion in national and international issues when the need arises and the case of the reborn reality show "Big Brother Naija" holding in South-Africa is not different.

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Premium Times Pulls Story On Alleged Instagram Comment By Ajimobi’s Daughter, Apologises

[Premium Times] PREMIUM TIMES has announced that it was pulling from its website a January 15 story on an alleged Instagram comment by Ajibola Ajayi, a daughter of Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi.

[Premium Times] PREMIUM TIMES has announced that it was pulling from its website a January 15 story on an alleged Instagram comment by Ajibola Ajayi, a daughter of Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi.

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Govt Steps in, Probes Why Big Brother Naija Moved to South Africa

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government says it is investigating why the reality TV series Big Brother Nigeria, which was re-launched on Sunday as Big Brother Naija, is being shot in Johannesburg, South Africa.

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government says it is investigating why the reality TV series Big Brother Nigeria, which was re-launched on Sunday as Big Brother Naija, is being shot in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Presidency Full of Hypocrisy, Lies – Senator

[This Day] Chairman of Senate Ad hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in North-east, Senator Shehu Sani, on Tuesday accused the presidency of lies and hypocrisy, saying it has cultivated the habit of telling lies to cover up its shortcomings.

[This Day] Chairman of Senate Ad hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in North-east, Senator Shehu Sani, on Tuesday accused the presidency of lies and hypocrisy, saying it has cultivated the habit of telling lies to cover up its shortcomings.

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Buhari Adamant Despite Wrong, ‘Confusing’ Economic Policies – Ezekwesili

[Premium Times] A former Vice President of the World Bank for Africa, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has described the economic policies of the government as “confusing,” expressing regret that in spite of the confusion, the government remains “adamant.”

[Premium Times] A former Vice President of the World Bank for Africa, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has described the economic policies of the government as "confusing," expressing regret that in spite of the confusion, the government remains "adamant."

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Govt to Evacuate More Citizens From Libya

[Premium Times] The Federal Government is to evacuate another set of Nigerians from Libya in February, Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Bandele Onimode, has said.

[Premium Times] The Federal Government is to evacuate another set of Nigerians from Libya in February, Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Bandele Onimode, has said.

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The Second Edition of Big Brother Naija, Meet the House Mates

[Leadership] The second edition of the Big Brother Naija edition kicked off on Sunday, a host of Nigerians chosen at random all over the globe and locally where auditioned and 12 housemates where chosen. Below are the list of house mates :

[Leadership] The second edition of the Big Brother Naija edition kicked off on Sunday, a host of Nigerians chosen at random all over the globe and locally where auditioned and 12 housemates where chosen. Below are the list of house mates :

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Letter: Anthony Mukwita Reviews His Own Book

Editor, It’s just come to my attention that journalist and Zambia’s deputy ambassador to Sweden Anthony Mukwita has authored a book on President Edgar Lungu titled: ‘AGAINST ALL ODDS’-PRESIDENT EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU’S ROUGH JOURNEY TO STATE HOUSE. Much as this … Continued

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Editor, It’s just come to my attention that journalist and Zambia’s deputy ambassador to Sweden Anthony Mukwita has authored a book on President Edgar Lungu titled: ‘AGAINST ALL ODDS’-PRESIDENT EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU’S ROUGH JOURNEY TO STATE HOUSE. Much as this is good and President Lungu definitely needs some propaganda spin to his leadership, whenever propaganda becomes too obvious, it ceases to be relevant. In fact, it borders on annoyance. I say this because I have again just learnt that besides Anthony Mukwita writing the same book, he’s further been given space in local newspapers to review his own book. And the gentleman has so far had this work already published by the New Vision newspaper. Surely, how can someone review his own work and expect them to be objective; what kind of journalism and ethics are that? Maybe it’s expecting too much from Mukwita whose journalism generation many admired only to later to learn it’s ‘sebana wikute’. It’s never too let though for President Lungu to chide some of his praise-singers lest they put off people from his works through such blatant, obvious and see-through propaganda. Lumbi Bwalya. The post Letter: Anthony Mukwita Reviews His Own Book appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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DR Congo Reach AfCON Last 8 As Morocco Knock Out Champions Ivory Coast

DR Congo reached the Africa Cup of Nations last eight as Group C winners with a victory that eliminated Togo. Tournament top scorer Junior Kabananga converted Chancel Mbemba’s pass for the opener, his third goal in three games. Kabananga hit … Continued

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DR Congo reached the Africa Cup of Nations last eight as Group C winners with a victory that eliminated Togo. Tournament top scorer Junior Kabananga converted Chancel Mbemba’s pass for the opener, his third goal in three games. Kabananga hit the post with a flicked header before Ndombe Mubele doubled the lead after the break, looping the ball over the keeper amid static defending. Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba’s tidy finish gave Togo hope, but Paul-Jose M’Poku’s free-kick secured a deserved DR Congo win. In the group’s other game, holders Ivory Coast were knocked out after a 1-0 defeat by Morocco, who go through as group runners-up. DR Congo go on to play the Group D runners-up in the quarter-finals, which will be one of Mali, Ghana or – most likely – Egypt. Togo had to beat DR Congo to go through and the game began with ill fortune as goalkeeper Baba Tchagouni was forced off injured. He had to be replaced by third-choice stopper Cedric Mensah as first-choice Kossi Agassa had been allowed to return home after his house was vandalised by fans angry with his performance in the previous game, a 3-1 defeat by Morocco. After Fo-Doh Laba’s goal, former Arsenal and Manchester City forward Emmanuel Adebayor blasted a chance for an equaliser straight at the keeper and was denied by a goalline clearance in injury time, but DR Congo were comfortable for the majority of the match. Jonathan Bolingi had a goal ruled out for offside, and the striker might have wrapped the result up sooner with a shot deflected just wide before M’Poku’s free-kick swerved in off the underside of the bar. Meanwhile, Morocco beat Ivory Coast 1-0 to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals and knock out the champions. Rachid Alioui scored with a terrific shot from 25 yards to earn the win for Morocco and their coach Herve Renard, who led the Ivorians to the 2015 title. Ivory Coast needed a win to go through but gave a listless performance, creating only two chances of note. Source: BBC Sport The post DR Congo Reach AfCON Last 8 As Morocco Knock Out Champions Ivory Coast appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Opposition Dreading Pres. Lungu’s Candidature for 2021 – Kanyanta

President Lungu’s leadership style has sent shivers to the opposition. President Lungu has brought the country together and proved that he is the president for all Zambians. A healthy democracy requires a strong opposition, but to be in the opposition … Continued

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President Lungu’s leadership style has sent shivers to the opposition. President Lungu has brought the country together and proved that he is the president for all Zambians. A healthy democracy requires a strong opposition, but to be in the opposition does not mean criticizing even the developmental programs of the government. The opposition must provide checks and balances but unfortunately, the Zambian opposition is only looking for ways to wrestle power from the Patriotic Front Government with no interest for ordinary Zambians. Currently, there’s a lot of political cacophony about the eligibility of president Lungu to contest the presidential election in 2021. It is a known fact that the opposition political parties are afraid of Lungu’s candidature in 2021 because his works will speak for him to the voters, and they do not stand any chance if he decides to run. President Lungu continues to outwit the opposition leaders because he relies on sound judgment while they rely on bombastic rhetoric. Talk is cheap, action speaks louder than words. The Patriotic Front Government has scored in infrastructure development and education though there is still much needed to transform the educational pedagogy. The government’s initiative to diversify the economy is another step in the right direction. The government’s agricultural strategies such as the reduction of taxes on farming equipment will enable the country have successful yields and in the long term become the bread basket of Southern Africa. The president continues to show leadership by applying common sense solutions in fighting armyworms and must be applauded by every Zambian including the opposition. Most crops have since been prevented from destruction; unfortunately, the opposition has chosen to remain blind to reality. Zambians must stop being critical of others without genuine reasons but give credit where it is due. So far, President Lungu deserves credit. Kanyanta Clever, MBA Financial Consultant New York, USA The post Letter: Opposition Dreading Pres. Lungu’s Candidature for 2021 – Kanyanta appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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