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Independence Day: Nothing to celebrate, Nigeria is now the poverty capital of the world – Seun Kuti

Singer Seun Kuti has said that there is nothing for Nigeria and Nigerians to celebrate. The singer said this amid the Independence Day frenzy on October 1, adding that the country is near collapse.

Kuti noted that the country produces enough to feed its citizens, but Nigerians are forced to beg for food aid due to lack of organisation.

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CBN postpones eNaira digital currency Launch


The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced the postponement of the launch of the country’s digital currency, eNaira.

The bank had earlier said it would launch the currency today, October 1. It announced a postponement Thursday citing lined up events for the country’s 61st independence anniversary.

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Nigeria’s federation built on falsehood 61 years after independence, Gani Adams reacts

The Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, on Thursday, lamented that it is unfortunate that Nigeria’s federation is still built on falsehood 61 years after independence.

He noted that the country has the potential to be great again if the regions are given the autonomy to develop at their own pace.

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61st Independence Day: Buhari-must-go protest rocks Abuja

Protesters in the early hours of Friday stormed the Dantata Bridge on the popular Airport Road in Abuja, demanding the resignation of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

The protest coincided with the nation’s 61st Independence Anniversary.

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Independence Day: Nigerian Govt Declears Friday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday, October 1, as public holiday to mark the Nation’s 61st Independence Anniversary Celebration.

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates all Nigerians on this year’s Celebration of the Country’s 61st independence and assured Nigerians of Government’s commitment to tackle and eradicate all forms of challenges –be it political socio-economic and all diverse problems.

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