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Economy: Fed govt as unrepentant saboteur

Notably, however, Nigeria has a mixed enterprise economic system; consequently, Government does not require gigantic budgets in order to create the conducive environment that facilitates participation by the much larger private sector in delivering basic projects and essential services.

The milestone of the constitution review

Saraki had always strived to ensure that every promise he made as leader of the senate were kept and one of the memorable and citizen-driven steps the senate had taken is the timely and successful completion of the constitution review process.

The vindication of the Benue Anti-Open Grazing Law

The signing of the Bill into law by Governor Ortom before enthusiastic stakeholders marked a historic turning point in the years of unprovoked attacks by violent herdsmen against some farming communities in the State.

The pursuit of ‘fiscal’ federalism

What is fiscal federalism? In economics, it is a subfield of public finance that studies the financial relations — revenue and expenditure — between the different levels of government in a federation.

A changed Buhari?

According to a developing story, President Muhammadu Buhari’s health has improved, and he will soon return to Nigeria. From a human perspective, that is good news and I wish the Nigeria leader well.

America on my mind

This much-needed vacation coincides with the invitations I had received from groups in the US that wanted to present me with awards during separate programmes.

A grubby, illegitimate constitutional amendment

In the last week of July 2017, both chambers of Nigeria’s National Assembly voted on a slate of 33 amendments to the 1999 Constitution. The proposals under consideration were extensive but way short of the 116 amendments proposed in a similar but unsuccessful exercise in 2006.

The false narratives of ethnic agitations and how to stop them

There is no question at all that great leadership comes from some sort of self-sacrifice, great leadership comes from some sort of compassion. I want to thank General Yakubu Gowon for playing that role at a crucial moment in our history.

About Nigeria’s confidence in the military

It is time for every Nigerian to consciously resolve to stand up to support the Nigerian military in the counter-insurgency war. The time has come to collectively save Nigeria.

Nigeria: Of known and strange things

Just how popular is President Muhammadu Buhari and how has the public perception of him changed in the past two years? The answer depends on who you ask, which political group such a respondent aligns with and what other side of the divide the person belongs

Is Nigeria the next Haiti?

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Poverty pummels the Island country just as ferocious hurricanes visit it from time to time with the fury and anger of a violated person.

As APC ‘brings’ order from chaos

This is because traditionally, the red light district is a house of ‘sin’ and the ancillary activities that go with commercialized sex works such as smoking and drunkenness. In the house of commercial Sex, commotion and noise are the order of the day.

When the Nigerian Senate killed hope

Even then, I am sure that those who are not given to our people’s usual unbridled optimism would have known far ahead of time that the National Assembly was not likely to deliver that utopia to us, at least not so soon.

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Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

President Buhari congratulates Aliko Dangote at 64

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari as sending good wishes to Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on his birthday.
Ghana captain Andre Ayew found his scoring boots after a five-match drought as he netted to help Swansea City to a 3-0 away triumph over Millwall in the Championship on Saturday.

Ghana skipper equals record as Swansea City beat Millwall

Ghana captain Andre Ayew found his scoring boots after a five-match drought as he netted to help Swansea City to a 3-0 away triumph over Millwall in the Championship on Saturday.
Leeds United recorded a remarkable 2-1 away win against Manchester City in their Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds United shock Manchester City at Etihad

Leeds United recorded a remarkable 2-1 away win against Manchester City in their Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

VP Osinbajo: Time to provide more electricity for Nigerians is now

A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.
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Luis Suarez link with Liverpool return in summer

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is considering leaving Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window to return to his former club Liverpool, according to reports in Spain.

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The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has called on the state governors to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act.

Strike continues as resident doctors insist demands not met

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has said that the ongoing strike action by its members will continue as most of their demands were not yet met.

NCDMB committed to Nigeria’s oil, gas industrialisation – official

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has restated its resolve to serve as a catalyst for the industrialisation of the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry and its linkage sectors.
Marketers of cooking gas on Wednesday blamed its increasing prices on massive importation, causing anguish to end users.

Nigeria to generate N10 billion through increased LPG use

Managing director of Rain Oil Limited, Dr.Gabriel Ogbechie has said Nigeria would be able to generate over N10 billion ($27 million) annually if 50 per cent of kerosene users can switch to using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or cooking gas.
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U.S. blacklists seven more Chinese supercomputing entities

The U.S. Commerce Department said Thursday it was adding seven Chinese supercomputing entities to a U.S. economic blacklist for assisting Chinese military efforts.

Easter message: Nigeria’s troubles increasing steadily – Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, took another swipe at the Federal Government, on Sunday, saying that Nigeria’s troubles were growing by the day while the nation’s leadership paid deaf ears to warnings of an impending disaster in the country.