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The federal government of Nigeria has secured a court order to freeze the account of all those that have bank accounts in Nigeria with no associated BVN. You may recall that the federal government gave a directive two years ago urging all Nigerians to identify themselves with the newly instituted process called BVN. BVN means Bank Verification Number. The BVN is managed by VFS Global Services in partnership with Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS). VFS Global Services setup a number of satellite locations to reach as many Nigerians abroad as possible. With this new court order shown below, You…
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Nigerian Stabbed to death on the Train in Calgary   This is not the type of news that anyone would expect from a peaceful country like Canada. Nicolas Nwonye, 46 , an engineer from Enugu state left Nigeria a couple of years ago in search of greener pastures in Canada only to be stabbed to death in cold blood last week. Did Nicolas get into a fight? No! Nicolas started a new carrier change program in Calgary just 4 weeks ago. On this fateful day, he went to the Library to study for his assignments. On his way home, he…
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  Will Nigeria Survive Muhammadu Buhari’s Government? The 9-month span of Mr. Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency is not long enough to pass final judgements on his stewardship but long enough to predict the future of Nigeria. Nigerians should start thinking whether the president has the right temperament to govern a complex country like Nigeria; whether he understands convoluted relationships between the federal government and states, between the government and citizens, between dictatorships and democracies, etc. The country should consider if the president understands the differences in the last sentence; does he have the nuances necessary to maneuver though these intricate relationships;…
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Nigeria’s Future, a Few Indecent Proposals. As implausible as it may seem, Nigerians of all ethnicity, of all political beliefs and of all education and life status agree that Nigeria is not working for them and want to change the existing situation. In light of this agreement I venture to make a few indecent proposals. It is possible that may be one would be acceptable to a large segment of our population to make the change happen. Indecent Proposal 1.By an act of the British Parliament, Nigeria became an independent country within the Commonwealth on October 1, 1960. Prior to…
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