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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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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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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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South Africa: Ratings Agency Downgrades Credit Rating to ‘Junk’ Status

The credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded South Africa’s foreign currency sovereign credit ratings to below investment status. The move, widely predicted in the wake of President Jacob Zuma’s firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, is likely to make borrowing more expensive, result …

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Trump travel ban: US judge blocks new executive order

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US District Judge Derrick Watson cited “questionable evidence” in the government’s argument that the ban was a matter of national security. President Trump described the ruling as “unprecedented judicial overreach”. The order would have placed a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on …

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Court bars APC from contesting Anambra Central senatorial district election

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dashed the hopes of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Anambra Central senatorial district election as it dismissed the suit by Sharon Ikeazor seeking to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to accept her as a substitute for Dr Chris …

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Brexit: Parliament gives approval

Brexit

The British Parliament has passed a bill that will allow Prime Minister Theresa May to start talks to leave the European Union popularly known as Brexit. The Queen will now sign it into law, clearing the way for May to trigger Article 50, beginning the process by which Britain will …

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Malabu Scandal: Court ruling on Shell, Eni’s bid to take over OPL 245 stalled

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Ruling on two applications seeking the return of OPL 245 to two multinational oil companies, Shell and ENI, has again been adjourned, following a fresh application on the matter. The oil firms, through their Nigerian subsidiaries, had challenged the propriety of the Nigerian government withdrawing the oil block from them, …

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LeadCity University student sentenced to death

Moshood Owolabi

A 200-level student of Lead City University, Ibadan, Moshood Owolabi, is to die by hanging for stabbing his fellow student to death. Delivering judgment on Wednesday, Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte of an Ibadan High Court sentenced Mr. Owolabi to death by hanging for causing the death of one Seun Kolawole, two …

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Ethiopian Airline commences flight to Kaduna Airport

Kaduna Airport

Kaduna Airport: One hundred and ten passengers, Wednesday, landed and took off from Kaduna International Airport with Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 flight at 11:30am Nigerian Time. Ethiopian Airline Boeing 787 landed in Kaduna International Airport with 50 passengers from Addis Ababa at 11.30am and took off with 60 passengers to …

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Soludo, Utomi; Why we want Nnamdi Kanu released

Former Central Bank governor, Charles Soludo, and some key leaders of the south-east region on Tuesday said their demand for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was based on the yearning for “national cohesion”. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Mr. Soludo …

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France; President Hollande not injured by Accidental Discharge

Two people were wounded when a weapon was accidentally fired Tuesday as French President François Hollande was giving a speech in the western city of Villognon, the mayor told CNN.   Hollande was not injured, but two other people were, Mayor Claude Guitton said. Their injuries were not life-threatening.   …

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Xenophobic Attacks: Senate Rejects Calls To Severe Ties With South Africa

The Senate has rejected a call by some lawmakers urging the Nigerian government to reconsider its diplomatic ties with South Africa over the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in the former apartheid country. Senator Rose Oko from Cross River, alongside three others, namely, Tejuoso Olarenwaju, Ibrahim Kurfi and Obinna …

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