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Buhari warns VCs against funds mismanagement

FRIDAY OLOKOR President Muhammadu Buhari has warned authorities of the nation’s universities against mismanaging their institution’s allocation or engaging in gross moral and ethical violations. The president said any university council or management indicted of immoral acts or fraudulent practices would henceforth be made to face the full wrath of the law. Buhari’s  Riot Act […] The post Buhari ...
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Recession: Foreign banks in Nigeria set to acquire local ones

STANLEY OPARA Some foreign banks which are operating in Nigeria are planning to acquire and recapitalise weak banks in the country, recent developments have shown. The weak banks are currently valued below their true worth in the country’s capital market, following the prevailing negative sentiment of investors, which has diminished their capital status, making them […] The post Recession: Foreign ...
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Policemen to escort air travellers on Abuja-Kaduna Highway

ADELANI ADEPEGBA The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered the deployment of three helicopters to carry out aerial surveillance of the Abuja-Kaduna highway. The action followed the closure of the Abuja airport and the diversion of planes to the Kaduna airport. The police boss also directed that 300 personnel be on duty on the […] The post Policemen to escort air travellers on ...
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Christians demand shelter for Southern Kaduna victims

JOHN ALECHENU The Christian Elders Forum of Northern States has called on the Federal Government to provide shelter for the over 30,000 internally displaced persons who are victims of the ongoing Southern Kaduna crisis. The group also urged the state government to offer the victims relief materials to reduce their sufferings. It warned officials and […] The post Christians demand shelter for ...
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FG begins health insurance for corps members

FRIDAY OLOKOR The Federal Government has commenced modalities for the compulsory enrolment of all serving members of the National Youth Service Corps on the National Health Insurance Scheme. The decision was aimed at providing all corps members with unhindered access to better health care. The Executive Secretary of the NHIS, Prof. Usman Yusuf, unveiled the […] The post FG begins health insurance ...
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Boris Kodjoe & his Son Wear Red Nail Polish in Support of #WomensMarch and Feminism

US-based Ghanaian-German actor Boris Kodjoe took to his Instagram page to show support for feminism and the women’s march that held on Saturday. Him and his son Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe wore red nail polish on their left fingernails and made a fist in solidarity with the women’s rights movement. He wrote – To all the […]
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Ooni on Adams

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said he did not order the leader of the Oodua People’s Congress to vacate his office as the national coordinator of the group. Oba Ogunwusi also appealed to factions within the OPC to work together in the interest of peace among members of the group and Yoruba […] The post Ooni on Adams appeared first on Punch Newspapers.
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The Trump Era Begins

Donald John Trump is not new to fame. He rides around in his own limousine, has personal airplane emblazoned with his family name and enjoys holding court in Trump’s Tower, but all that is different from being inaugurated as the 45th President of the world’s most powerful country, the United States of America, writes Adeola […]
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2019: Akande, others meet on Yoruba political agenda

OLUFEMI ATOYEBI Major political leaders in the South-West on Saturday met at the launch of a forum called, ‘Yoruba Patriots Movement’, during which decisions were made on how Yoruba will be a major political stakeholder ahead of the 2019 general elections. The event, which had a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief […] The post 2019: Akande, others meet on Yoruba political ...
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Hope for global health in 2017

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Trump: Thousands of women protest across the world

BAYO AKINLOYE  with agency report Hundreds of women in the United States of America and other parts of the world on Saturday protested against newly inaugurated US President Donald Trump. The protests were being staged across four continents: America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The protests followed Trump’s oath of office taken on Friday. Demonstrations against […] The post Trump: Thousands of ...
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Charting the Path to Economic Recovery, Growth

One of the local markets in Lagos…traders are patiently waiting for the buyers Buoyed by the need to get the economy back on the path of recovery and growth, analysts have been exploring strategies that could achieve the recovery and growth objectives. Olaseni Durojaiye writes Given the dismal performance of the nation’s economy last year, […]
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Making Nigeria an Interesting Destination for FDI

As the Federal Government seeks both local and foreign private sector investment to help revive the economy, two experts and founders of Helios Investment Partners, Temitope Lawani and Babatunde Soyoye, have proffered useful tips on existing opportunities to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). Abimbola Akosile writes Nigeria, which was rebased as Africa’s largest economy in […]
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Police shoot UNIOSUN students, colleagues protest

FEMI MAKINDE There was tension in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Saturday as students trooped out to protest the shooting of two undergraduates of Osun State University who were playing football. Our correspondent gathered that the two students, Abiola Kazeem (Department of Physics Electronics) and Ibrahim Ajao, were shot in the waist and neck […] The post Police shoot UNIOSUN students, colleagues ...
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IPOB didn’t obtain permit, rally illegal — Police

Chukwudi Akasike The Rivers State Police Command on Saturday said it got no written or verbal message from the Indigenous People of Biafra before the group embarked on a solidarity rally for President Donald Trump on Friday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. The state Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Magaji, disclosed this […] The post IPOB didn’t obtain permit, rally illegal ...
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BREAKING: Jammeh leaves The Gambia

Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia’s leader for 22 years, flew out of the country late on Saturday after declaring he would step down and hand power to newly elected President Adama Barrow, ending a political crisis. After marathon talks with Guinea’s leader Alpha Conde and Mauritania’s Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Jammeh accepted to peacefully give up […] The post BREAKING: Jammeh leaves ...
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As MPC Meets Tomorrow, Analysts Predict Rates Retention to Further Check Inflation

A worker busy in one of the vehicle assembly plants in Nigeria Kunle Aderinokun As the monetary policy committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) converge on Abuja tomorrow for its maiden meeting this year, economic analysts have predicted that its members would vote for retention of the policy rates. Specifically, the analysts […]
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The Perennial Power System Collapse

The repeated collapse of Nigeria’s electricity transmission infrastructure has worsened supply to homes and offices, bringing back long-standing doubts on the durability of the transmission network, writes Chineme Okafor Last week, Nigeria’s overall power generation averaged about 1,681.36 megawatts (MW), down from a peak of 3,131.1MW that was generated before a reported system collapse, which [… ...
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Revisiting MTN’s Repatriation of Profits

While interested parties await findings of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions investigating the alleged illegal repatriation of profits by MTN Nigeria, Olaseni Durojaiye examines the issues surrounding the implementation of capital importation policy The scarcity of foreign exchange that plagued the nation’s economy for the better part of last year [… ...
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