Adekuoroye Wins Nigeria’s First Ever Silver At UWW Championships

[Guardian] For the first time in the history of United World Wrestling Championships (UWWC), Nigeria yesterday climbed the medals’ podium with Odunayo Adekuoroye winning silver medal in the 55kg.

[Guardian] For the first time in the history of United World Wrestling Championships (UWWC), Nigeria yesterday climbed the medals' podium with Odunayo Adekuoroye winning silver medal in the 55kg.

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Does Freedom of Speech Justify Hate Speech?

[Guardian] The increasing incidents of inflammatory speeches clearly designed to stoke ethnic and communal hatred has led to calls for legislative intervention by the Nigerian State. Those calls are evidently informed by the belief that there is a lacu…

[Guardian] The increasing incidents of inflammatory speeches clearly designed to stoke ethnic and communal hatred has led to calls for legislative intervention by the Nigerian State. Those calls are evidently informed by the belief that there is a lacuna or gap in our existing laws on the subject. But, is that really the case? Acting President Yemi Osinbajo does not seem to think so, as in his opinion, hate speech is "a specie of terrorism" under the Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011, as amended. Is he correct? If he

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Legislators Exotic Cars Amidst Cash Crunch

[Guardian] It is no news that oftentimes activities in the House of Representatives, just like those in the Upper Chamber, present a theatre of the absurd. Once again, in another script from their usual theatrics, the so-called ‘honourables’ were alleg…

[Guardian] It is no news that oftentimes activities in the House of Representatives, just like those in the Upper Chamber, present a theatre of the absurd. Once again, in another script from their usual theatrics, the so-called 'honourables' were alleged to have prepared to buy 360 exotic cars worth N6.1billion for their members, amidst alleged cash crunch in a biting economy. That they also play out this paradox with nonchalance is a demonstration of insensitivity, even as it speaks volume about their sense of duty,

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Ezekwesili, AIG-Imoukhuede, Others Offer Solutions to Nigeria’s Economic Woes

[Guardian] Former Minister of Education, Dr. Obi Ezekwesili, has offered a three-pronged solution to Nigeria’s economic challenges. She lists them as sound policy, strong institution as well as effective and efficient public and private investments.

[Guardian] Former Minister of Education, Dr. Obi Ezekwesili, has offered a three-pronged solution to Nigeria's economic challenges. She lists them as sound policy, strong institution as well as effective and efficient public and private investments.

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Resist Decriminalisation of Homosexuality – MP

[Ghanaian Chronicle] The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South Constituency, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, has urged his colleagues to remain resolute in defending the constitution, and resist strongly any pressure on the country to decriminalise homose…

[Ghanaian Chronicle] The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South Constituency, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, has urged his colleagues to remain resolute in defending the constitution, and resist strongly any pressure on the country to decriminalise homosexuality.

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The Hate-Speech Bill

[Guardian] The fiendish spirit of divisiveness is on the prowl in the Nigerian nation-space. Everywhere you go, you can hear deprecatory protests against marginalisation, against the corporate existence of Nigeria, against inequity, social injustice, e…

[Guardian] The fiendish spirit of divisiveness is on the prowl in the Nigerian nation-space. Everywhere you go, you can hear deprecatory protests against marginalisation, against the corporate existence of Nigeria, against inequity, social injustice, ethnical and religious intolerance, against the unhindered ravages of Fulani herdsmen and hues and cries for the restructuring of the Federation or even the outright balkanization of Nigeria as a country. These protests are given a common-on fillip by the philippics of t

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Nigeria Losing Share in Global U.S.$560 Billion Space Tech Revenue – Experts

[Daily Trust] Despite having three satellites in the orbit, Nigeria is losing out in the annual space technology revenue of about $558.2bn due to lack of ground infrastructure and epileptic power supply and inter agency bickering , two space technology…

[Daily Trust] Despite having three satellites in the orbit, Nigeria is losing out in the annual space technology revenue of about $558.2bn due to lack of ground infrastructure and epileptic power supply and inter agency bickering , two space technology experts have said.

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Police Deny Arresting Good Samaritan, Warn Against Falsehood

[Guardian] Allegations that a Good Samaritan, Happiness, was arrested by policemen at Ifako Division, Lagos command after picking up a missing four-year-old girl has been debunked by the Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, yesterday, warning Lagos resi…

[Guardian] Allegations that a Good Samaritan, Happiness, was arrested by policemen at Ifako Division, Lagos command after picking up a missing four-year-old girl has been debunked by the Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, yesterday, warning Lagos residents to stop acts that could pit the people against security forces.

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Soccer Coach Gets Life in Prison for Raping 14-Year-Old Boy

[News24Wire] A former Limpopo soccer academy coach has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a High Court sitting in Thohoyandou for raping a 14-year-old boy three years ago.

[News24Wire] A former Limpopo soccer academy coach has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a High Court sitting in Thohoyandou for raping a 14-year-old boy three years ago.

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