Daring Beijing 
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Daring Beijing 

The U.S. and China have been at each other’s neck again this week, in what observers tagged one of the world’s potential military flashpoints.  What’s the latest between them?  The U.S. Navy had conducted a “freedom of navigation operation” on Tuesday near a Chinese-held island in the South China Sea. In reaction, China called the…

FG adopts Mother Tongue as the language of teaching in Primary schools
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FG adopts Mother Tongue as the language of teaching in Primary schools

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has announced that the language of instruction for teaching in primary schools will henceforth, be in their mother tongue.  The mother tongue is the first language (L1) a child learns to speak when learning how to talk. It is usually the language of his/her parents, and most often, their…

China’s threat, GDP to determine the outcome of Taiwan’s local election  
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China’s threat, GDP to determine the outcome of Taiwan’s local election  

As the Taiwanese went to the polls on 26th November 2022, to elect leaders for its 22 Counties and village representatives, China’s claims over the Island and the domestic performance of the incumbent government are indicators that may influence their choice of vote. The election, which holds once in four years and is described as…

FG: $1b worth of stolen public assets recovered under Buhari 

FG: $1b worth of stolen public assets recovered under Buhari 

The Federal government has reported that about $1b worth of stolen public assets has been recovered since 2015.  Where are the assets?  The information was made public by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who briefed reporters after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday. According to…

Bolsonaro Wants Brazil’s Election Annulled 
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Bolsonaro Wants Brazil’s Election Annulled 

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has rejected the outcome of the country’s recent presidential election.  What’s he saying?  About a month after his failed re-election bid, Bolsonaro on Tuesday demanded that the electoral authority annul votes cast on most of the country’s electronic voting machines, as he blamed a software bug for allegedly compromising the integrity…

State House Perm Sec says allocation for it is inadequate.
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State House Perm Sec says allocation for it is inadequate.

The State House Permanent Secretary, Tijjani Umar, has lamented the inadequacy of the N7.2b allocated for the ‘maintenance’ of the Presidential Villa in the proposed 2023 budget.  How much would be enough?  Umar would like to have as much as N40b for the State House as it was in the 2022 budget. The N7.2b was…

Truss Resigns

Truss Resigns

In our last story on British Prime Minister Liz Truss’ stormy early days in office, we wondered how long before she gets to still waters. She has found the still waters, but outside No. 10 Downing street. What do you mean?The embattled PM succumbed to the raging storm that has made her time in the…

US Museum returns another Benin Bronze to the Nigerian government

US Museum returns another Benin Bronze to the Nigerian government

The Rhode Island Museum has returned a Benin bronze sculpture called the “the Head of Oba”, which has been in its collection for more than 70 years, to the Nigerian government.  The sculpture is among some of the culturally precious artefacts that have been repatriated to Nigeria since Germany signed an agreement in August to…

FG intervenes in Kogi’s dispute with Dangote 

FG intervenes in Kogi’s dispute with Dangote 

The Federal Government has intervened in the raging dispute between the Kogi State Government and the Dangote Group.  What’s the dispute about?  The ownership of Dangote Cement Plc and the company’s alleged failure to pay taxes and other sums owed to the state government have been the subject of the lingering dispute between the two…

Warning of Armageddon

Warning of Armageddon

On Thursday night the president of the United States warned that the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” was the highest it’s been since the Cuban missile crisis 60 years ago. Presidents don’t exactly throw the A-word around every day, so we should probably talk about this a bit more. The path to nuclear  According to Biden…