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“You Have To Listen To Save Nigeria”, Emir Of Kano Accuses Buhari Of Not Heeding Advice Like GEJ

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The Emir of Kano, His Highness Muhammadu Sanusi has some strong words for the Muhammadu Buhari led administration in light of the current economic recession Nigeria is going through.

Emir Sanusi who was the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria during the Goodluck Jonathan era is giving us strong indications that Buhari and his administration are not listening to his advisers and Nigeria could end up worse for it.

He took to his Instagram page where he wrote,

You have to listen. The past Federal administration failed to diversify the nation’s economy during the oil boom. Mr. Buhari should not make the same mistakes. He specifically accused Mr. Jonathan of refusing advice given to him on how to turn the economy around. Warnings of impending economic doom were also ignored by the former president. President Buhari’s administration is toeing the same path like the Jonathan government. If this government continues to behave the way the last government behaved, we will end up where Jonathan ended.

He then goes on to talk about how a select few have become billionaires by devaluing the Naira.

Read his entire article after the jump…it’s long but a must read,

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The Best Tweets & Memes That Captured #WorldJollofRiceDay

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Yesterday August 22, was #WorldJollofRiceDay…yep even Jollof Rice has it’s own day set aside for it! As a result Jollof Rice was trending globally with West Africans around the world doing everything they could to prove their Jollof Rice is the best.

Even the Classic man, Jidenna has something to say about it, when he tweeted that he was counting down to landing in Naija so he can eat the best bowl of Jollof in the world!

Jidenna you are the true son of your father!

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#Rio2016 Nigeria Wins First Medal As U23 Team Win Bronze, Twitter Nigeria Reacts!

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The Nigerian Olympics male football team last night beat Honduras 3-2 to win the bronze medal.

Despite all the obstacles they had to overcome at the Olympics, and against all odds, they did it!

First of all, they were stranded at Rio and when they finally made it, they had financial issues with the hotel they stayed in, which finally led to some members of the team being sent away. They almost boycotted the game with Germany due to the entire drama but finally made their way to the game.

Nigerians are really proud of them and took to twitter to express it

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#Rio2016 “He Never Essperred It”, Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru Comes A Very Close 2nd To Usain Bolt In 200m Heats

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Last year a Nigerian athlete went viral when he said 4 words we would never forget…”I Never Essperred It“…4 funny words which that would automatically become a part of Nigerian lingo.

Today he’s gone viral again…his name is Divine Oduduru and today in Rio competing for the Olympics, he came a very close second to the world’s fastest man – Usain Bolt, while competing in Heat 9 for the 200m race. Oduduru finished second with a time of 20.34s while Bolt, ran a time of 20.28s.

This means the underdog is qualified for the semifinals.

Watch the video after the jump

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#Rio2016 Nigeria’s Dream Team Bans Sports Minister, Dalung From Camp Ahead Of Germany Semi Finals

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Nigeria’s U23 Football team at Rio has banned the Minister of Sports – Solomon Dalung from their dressing room before and during their semi final match against Germany tomorrow [August 17].

The reason the team is banning Dalung alongside his delegation is to avoid any distractions that he brings. The need 10000% focus to take on Germany and hopefully win!

In other news the Sports Minister has sent packing from Rio two players and three officials. They are alternate players – Stanley Dimgba, Yusuf Mohammed, alongside the team’s media officer – Timi Ebikagboro, curator and team coordinator.

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One Of The Men Declared Wanted By Nigerian Army In Connection With New Chibok Girls Video Has Reported Himself For Questioning

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The Nigerian army have declared wanted journalist, Ahmed Salkida who released the most recent video of the abducted Chibok girls.

Yesterday a video was released by Boko Haram showing the school girls were still held captive by the terrorist group.

The video was released on social media yesterday by journalist Salkida, who is in contact with a faction of Boko Haram that split from the main Islamist militant group after its leader was removed by the Islamic State.

In the proof of life video a Boko Haram fighter said,

If our members in detention are not freed, let the government and parents of the Chibok girls know that they will never find these girls again.

Some of the girls in the video are shown holding babies, a girl who spoke in the video says that 40 of the girls have been “married.”

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#Rio2016 Solomon Dalung Denies Mikel Obi Paid Hotel Bill For Team Nigeria Officials

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Yesterday we told you about how Mikel Obi saved Team Nigeria officials from a very embarrassing situation after the could not pay their hotel bill at a hotel in Rio at the ongoing Olympics.

According to the report Mikel who is the captain of the U23 Football team repping Nigeria at #RIO2016 put down $4,000 of his own money to pay the bill which should have been paid for by the Ministry of Sports.

READ: #Rio2016 Mikel Obi Pays $4,000 Hotel Bill For Nigerian Football Team Officials Who Were Detained For Non-Payment

The Minister of Youth and Sports – Solomon Dalung who referred to Nigeria as the United States of Nigeria when the team got stranded in Atlanta, is now debunking the reports about Mikel Obi.

READ: #Rio2016 “We’ve Been Disrespected From All Angles” Siasia Backs Nigerian Football Olympic Team’s Decision To Boycott Quarter-Finals

Read what he had to say after the jump

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“You Probably Forgot I’m Now ‘Chief'”, Joseph Yobo Corrects PMB Following Presidency Visit

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Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo was part of a delegation of Niger Delta traditional rulers who paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari earlier today at Aso Rock.

After the meeting Yobo let PMB know that he is now a traditional chief, when the President’s official Twitter account posted about the former footballer’s visit to the Villa.

PMB (whoever is managing his Twitter) wrote about the visit, “Joseph Yobo was also part of the delegation that visited me this morning”. To which Yobo jokingly replied,

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#Rio2016 Mikel Obi Pays $4,000 Hotel Bill For Nigerian Football Team Officials Who Were Detained For Non-Payment

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It is being reported that footballer, Mikel Obi parted with his money to ensure that the Nigerian U-23 football Olympic team in Rio, were released after they were held in Sao Paolo over unpaid bills for an extra five officials

READ RELATED:Despite Arriving Rio A Few Hours Before Their Match, Nigeria’s U23 Beat Japan 5 – 4 In Olympics Opening Game

It had been mandated by the organisers of the games to have a team of 25 players, made up of 18 players and seven officials, and even sports minister Solomon Dalung has ordered this rule be strictly adhered to, but five additional officials managed to follow the team to Rio…

READ RELATED:Sports Minister Dalung Apologizes To Dream Team For Late Arrival In Rio…But What About Embarrassing United States Of Nigeria Remark?

According to Africanfootball, the hotel refused to let the additional five go until Mikel came forward and paid the bill.

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South Africa Takes Over From Nigeria As Africa’s Biggest Economy With Over $5Bn GDP Difference

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More bad news for Nigeria’s economy…

It’s being reported that South Africa has overtaken Nigeria as the biggest economy in Africa.

According to a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) SA’s GDP at the end of 2015 was $301 Bn, while Nigeria’s GDP was $296 billion, that’s $5 Bn more than Nigeria. Both these figures are at each country’s current exchange rate to the dollar.

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