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Tunisia lifts ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

President’s initiative secures Tunisian women’s right to choose spouse despite opposition from mainstream Muslim clerics Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims as the president seeks to secure equal rights for the country’s female population. “Congratulations to the women of Tunisia for the enshrinement of the …

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Size Matters: Developing Businesses of Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa

industrial complex for the production of galvanized roof sheets, Kampala, Uganda. Photo: Getty Images.

“Policymakers will need to better understand the drivers of, and obstacles to, the growth of African companies if they are to achieve national development goals and create better jobs.”   Africa is overwhelmingly young – and getting younger. The coming ‘youth bulge’ is set to more than double the continent’s …

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Again, lessons from other lands

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If truly Nigeria wants to learn about how to deal with corruption, the country is not short of examples, at least from other lands. Indeed, there is a surfeit of such examples. That corruption remains a festering sore in Nigeria merely shows the lip-service being paid to the cankerworm by …

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PDP: What manner of reconciliation?

PDP leaders renew assault after Ondo election loss

The reconciliation and harmonization committees set up by the National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have failed in its primary assignment to restore peace in troubled state chapters. Instead, they have compounded the problems of the party. The objective was to reintegrate the feuding members, …

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Uber Taxi: Some people will come back to Uber now that its CEO has resigned

Travis Kalanick’s decision to resign from his post as Uber’s CEO isn’t likely to turn around the company’s fortunes overnight. But it could give Uber a small boost in one area: ridership. Among consumers who have scaled back or ceased using Uber, nearly 30% believe replacing Kalanick could coax them …

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Trump, Russia and a Shadowy Business Partnership

The special counsel’s investigation of the White House has come more sharply into focus. Robert Mueller is examining whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice when he fired James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Washington Post recently reported. As we’ve heard for months now, there is also …

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Finland tests basic income for the unemployed

JUHA JARVINEN, an unemployed young father in a village near Jurva, in western Finland, brims with ideas for earning a living. He has just agreed to paint the roofs of two neighbours’ houses. His old business, making decorative window frames, went bust a few years ago. Having paid off debts, …

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Mohaz group builds largest poultry farm in South-east

AT a time the Federal Government is seriously pursuing diversification of the economy, with agriculture as the major focus, the South-East may soon become the highest supplier of chicken and eggs in the country, with the massive investment in this line of business of late. At Umueze village, in Ihiala …

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Want More Time? Get Rid of The Easiest Way to Spend It

For the month of May I time-traveled back to 2007, when social media platforms were still just websites you visited. I removed Facebook, Twitter and Reddit from my phone. Throughout the month, if I wanted to use those platforms I had to log in manually at my desk. This decision …

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Whistle blower: Garba Shehu commends patriotism of Nigerians

The Presidency has commenced efforts to strengthen the mechanism of the Whistle blower policy following breakthroughs in the war against corruption and unaccounted wealth. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this development to State House correspondents on Wednesday in Abuja. He noted …

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Malabu Oil Scandal: Jonathan must have gotten $200 million, middleman tells FBI

Former President Goodluck Jonathan probably received as much as $200 million to approve the controversial $1.3 billion sale of OPL 245 oil field, Italian prosecutors said in court documents. The documents, which were extracts of a thorough investigation by Italian authorities into the deal, also confirmed that Shell and ENI …

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What Shell CEO told colleague about $1.3 billion Malabu Oil scandal

The boss of one of the world’s biggest corporations was placed under secret surveillance as part of a pan-European corruption investigation into the way the firm paid $1.3 billion for an oil block in Nigeria, explosive documents leaked to Finance Uncovered reveal. The leak includes a recording of a wiretapped …

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Zambia opposes condoms distribution in schools

The Zambian  government said it is opposed to plans by some civil society organisations to  distribute condoms in secondary schools,  as a way of  tackling unwanted pregnancies. This follows reports in some local media that some civil society organisations involved in reproductive health,  plan to start distributing condoms and contraceptives …

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Bayelsa: Police Command Arrests Soldier, Engineer For Kidnapping

three police men torture man to death

The Bayelsa Police Command, on Saturday, announced that it it arrested a serving soldier and an engineer for the April 4 kidnap of a woman in Warri. The suspects were paraded before journalists by the Bayelsa Police Commissioner, Mr. Asuquo Amba. According to the Mr. Amba,  the suspects abducted one  Aya …

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SSS Detains Okey Ndibe at the Lagos International Airport

The SSS just picked up Professor Okey Ndibe at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. He has been taken to the office of the agency for questioning. This is a developing story. We will keep you updated as more information become available.

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