Chinyelu Susan “Chi” Onwurah , one of the recently elected parliamentarians in the UK who got a congratulatory message from the Nigerian government has dissociated herself from the country.

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According to Nigerian journalist and writer, Molara Wood, Chi Onwurah said, “I am not Nigerian; I am British” when questioned about her origin at the 2017 Caine Prize for African Literature ceremony held yesterday night in London.



“I was born in Wallsend, grew up on Hillsview Avenue in Kenton and went to Kenton School before studying Electrical Engineering in London.

I have lived in many different cities around the world, without ever for a moment forgetting where I am from: Newcastle.



My values and beliefs were formed in Newcastle based on the people I grew up with and my own experiences,”Onwurah said.

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    For Tunji Adegboyega

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    Tunji, your feedback and evaluation have spoken for the plenty of this nation. The CBN needs the poor folks to be poorer and the wealthy, richer. If not so, let Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi inform the folks the true image of the N5000 in his thoughts. Extra of your incisive feedback. From Akinleye, H.O.
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    CBN is simply doing what it’s alleged to do financially and economically. If these within the agriculture sector, manufacturing, mining, energy are lagging in progress to earn Nigeria the required FOREX, blame not Sanusi, he has completed and is doing sufficient to sanitise the banking business at this time, and if not for his stabilising the naira as he has achieved,the alternate charge as we speak wouldn’t be lower than N250 to at least one US greenback. He referred to as the bluff of the IMF in January. Why is it solely Nigerians that refuse coins? From Lanre Oseni.
    I utterly agree with you that individuals appear unsatisfied at no matter strikes by President Jonathan makes; nonetheless, going by his current works I consider he would emerge one of the best president of this soil ever in the long run. I by no means stop praying for him to hit the expectation of the folks. Nameless
    Is it not unusual that amongst the so-referred to as NEMT members who supported the introduction of the N5000 naira notice are these enmeshed within the oil subsidy rip-off? Make no mistake about this … From Akindele Kayode.
    It seems just like the CBN is about to go forward with it. Why can we not stress Mr Sanusi and CBN to re-denominate the naira? Pray, what is that this our hatred for coins, a media creation? Think about if the current N100 have been to be simply N1.00 and also you wanted solely N1.60 for one dollar. Think about petrol going for simply N0.Ninety seven. Sure, we’d gladly use coins. However we love illusion. Large figures excite us. Billionaires! Vanity. God bless. From Harry Dee.
    I’m very shocked regardless of your being knowledgeable that you simply couldn’t see that what the implementation of N5000 observe is telling you is that the naira is over-valued and has to devalue. Prefer it or not, print N5000 or not, the foreign money will all the time discover its true stage. For so long as we have now chosen the trail of corruption on this nation we shall proceed to expertise inflation manifesting in excessive denomination forex. That’s the actual fact. Remember the cedi on the peak of Ghanaians unhealthy economic system. Be careful, N10,000 notice is coming and we shall see nugatory minimal wage of N50,000 per thirty days. Be ready to purchase bread for N1000 …. These are all rewards of corruption.


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