Senate Directs IGP To Prosecute Killer Herdsmen

By Ahuraka Isah, Disturbed by incessant cases of killings across the country by suspected herdsmen, the Senate yesterday ordered the Inspector- General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to arrest all armed killers masquerading as herdsmen in neighborhoods, forests and farms in different parts of the country. Accordingly, the Red Chamber constituted an ad-hoc committee to…

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Military Allays Fears Of Coup

By Sunday Isuwa, and ISAIAH BENJAMIN, The military yesterday dismissed rumours of impending coup in the country, saying  Nigerians should not panic as there was no such attempt to topple the government of the day. The Director of Information in Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche  stated this at a press conference attended by spokesman…

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FEC Approves New Committee To Fix Minimum Wage

BY JONATHAN NDA-ISAIAH and BAYO AMODU, The Federal Executive Council yesterday approved a 29-member national minimum wage committee to negotiate with labour unions and work out a new minimum wage for workers in the country. Labour Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige, announced this at the end of the FEC meeting chaired by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo….

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Leveraging On ICT For Economic Diversification

by Nkechi Isaac, The diversification of the Nigeria economy has become imperative in the face of dwindling revenue from the oil sector. Stakeholders in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector posits that the sector provides a veritable option for diversifying the nation’s economy because it has the added advantage of being able to improve…

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Glo Records Largest Internet Penetration In Q1 2017

Globacom has once again demonstrated its data pedigree in Nigeria by recording the largest percentage of data subscribers in relation to the total number of customers on any network in the country. This was revealed in the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) report covering the first three months of year 2017. Globacom, at the end of…

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CBN Unveils 36 Items Approves for Forex

By OLAJIDE FABAMISE, The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has come out with 36 items considered valid for foreign exchange access. In a circular dated May 17, 2017, signed by the director, Trade and Exchange Department of CBN, W. D. Gotring, the bank said it was in response to the misconception emanating from the recent…

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Cassava, Sorghum Bread Initiative To Save Nigeria $3.5bn Annually

By CHIKA IZUORA, A fresh approach toward utilisation of Cassava and Sorghum flour in bread production has been estimated to save Nigeria as much as $3.5billion every year. The initiative aims at achieving 20 per cent Cassava flour inclusion in bread and it is projected that if the objective is achieved more Cassava growers would…

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Pogba Leads Man Utd To Emotional Europa League Triumph

In the most painful of weeks for their city, Manchester United provided a fitting tribute on Wednesday by winning the Europa League with one of their most clinical performances of the season. The 2-0 win over Ajax came less than 48 hours after the terrorist attack which claimed 22 lives at the Manchester Arena, but…

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Budgets: Planning With Mixed-up Targets

In this report, AHURAKA YUSUF ISAH takes a cursory look at Nigeria’s budgeting history and argues that the yearly allocations of 70% for recurrent and 30% capital retards development and encourages stealing. The National Assembly had barely at middle of the year after fuddling and prevaricating for five months passed the 2017 Appropriation Bill on…

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Transparency International’s Distorted Verdict On Nigeria

By   Israel Abiodun Transparency International (TI) has stoked the fresh flames of the overt conspiracy on Nigeria and the distortion of the country, which has become the delight of some international organizations. They see nothing positive about Nigeria. They paint it as black and evil or as a nation incapable of achieving nothing.  The forecast…

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Time For New Political Parties

BY OSEGHALE ERAHODU To say the average Nigerian has lost all hope and confidence in the democratic dispensation is stating the obvious, especially for those  who, two years ago, were making world-wide headlines in celebrating the momentous triumph of “people power” by voting out a sitting government and electing a highly popular opposition leader and…

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Prayer, Fasting Cannot Make Nigeria Great – Osinbajo

by Jonathan Nda- Isaiah, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday  said no amount of praying and fasting can take Nigeria’s economy to the desired growth without commitment and hard work . According to him,  known great economies were built by men and women with patriotic zeal and not spirits while  calling for all hands on deck…

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Polio: Kaduna Maintains Zero Status Since 2012 – el-Rufai

BY ISAIAH BENJAMIN, Kaduna State has maintained a zero polio status since November 2012, the state Governor,Malam Nasir el-Rufai has disclosed. The governor who disclosed this during the ongoing ministerial briefing through his Commissioner for Health Dr. Paul Manya Dogo reiterated the commitment of the state government to do anything humanly possible to maintain such…

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Convention: APC Meets Osinbajo For New Date

By ANDREW ESSIEN, The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has revealed that the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that did not hold is because of the leadership of the party could not meet President Muhammdu Buhari, who is the leader of the party, to come up with the date for…

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Herdsmen Crisis: Kogi Community Interface Miyetti Allah

By OMONU YAX-NELSON, In a bid to stem the recurrent herdsmen menace in Oganenigu Community, Dekina Local Government area of Kogi State, a delegation led by the Senior Special Adviser, SSA, to Gov Yahaya Bello on Emergency Management, Ocholi Yakubu has paid a visit on the National headquarters of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of…

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