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Eaglets Win U-17 World Cup For Record 5th Time

Golden Eglet

Eaglets Win U-17 World Cup For Record 5th Time. The concluding day of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 saw Nigeria live up to their tag of pre-tournament favourites by overcoming a spirited Mali side 2-0 in the final, thereby retaining the crown they secured so impressively two years ago in the United Arab Emirates. Belgium had earlier finished …

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Nigerian Wins World Scrabble Championship

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday evening congratulated a Nigerian, Wellington Jighere, after he emerged as the World Scrabble Champion. It is first time for Africa. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said that the President conveyed his congratulatory message to Jighere in a telephone conversation he had with the 36-year-old Nigerian who …

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President Buhari Applauds British Support For The Recovery And Repatriation of Nigeria’s Stolen Funds

Nigerian Currency

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, 6th October 2015 in Abuja applauded the renewed support from Britain and Switzerland for the recovery and repatriation of public funds stolen from Nigeria. At separate audiences with the new British and Swiss Ambassadors, who were at the Presidential Villa to present their letters of credence, President Buhari noted that British, Swiss and other foreign anti-crime …

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2016 Budget Will Include New Policies To Boost Economic Diversification

President Buhari(AU)

President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed Monday, 5th October 2015 in Abuja that the 2016 National Budget being prepared by his administration will include fresh policies and measures to encourage the rapid diversification of the Nigerian economy away from its current over-dependence on the oil and gas sector. Speaking at an audience with the President of the Movement of the Enterprises of France …

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Nigeria Removed From The List of Polio-Endemic Countries

President Muhammadu Buhari welcomes yesterday’s announcement by the World Health Organisation that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria. President Buhari is delighted by the announcement which follows the absence of any case of the wild polio virus in Nigeria since July 24, 2014. The President applauds the concerted efforts of government officials, health workers, volunteer groups, civil society, religious …

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