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Soludo’s Vanguard Lecture:‘The Hard Facts To Rescue The Nigerian Economy’

Introduction: Let me thank the leadership of Vanguard Newspapers for inviting me to lead the discussion on “The Hard Facts to Rescue the Nigerian Economy.” As I reviewed three of my recent interventions on the economy (“Buhari vs. Jonathan: Beyond the Elections” (January 2015); “Can a new Buharinomics Save Nigeria?” (November 2015); and “A Fragile State with a Failing Economy: Making Progressive Change work ...

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Nobody Can Make Rivers People Feel Like Second Class Citizens – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  has  stated that nobody can make Rivers people  feel like second class citizens, pointing out  that  all Nigerians  are equal  stakeholders in the country. He said  that Rivers people  deserve the total  respect  of other Nigerians  because  of  their contributions  to  the sustenance of the country. Speaking during the courtesy visit by Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural  O ...

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Who are We, Who are They? By Hassan Hassan

There is a new bipolarity among Nigerians replacing the class groups of upper and lower. The new divide is WE and THEY. What is the isle of difference between us? Who are WE? Who are They? We are talking, communicating and raising understanding. They are mute, don’t answer questions, don’t ask questions but operate undercover. We are working, helping our government to serve, and giving out everything in con ...

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Kidnappings in Lagos, By Dele Agekameh

At about 3pm on Friday, February 24, 2017, I received a phone call. The caller was Bola Frazer. She introduced herself as the producer of a programme on Channels Television. She expressed the station’s growing concern about the spate of kidnappings in Lagos and the need to seek expert opinion on how to curb the menace. She was, therefore, inviting me to appear on the programme scheduled for 7:30pm that Frid ...

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Kano To Employ Female Teachers For Public Primary Schools , Ganduje Reveals

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has announced plans by his government to recruit female holders of National Certificate of Education, NCE, to teach in public primary schools across the state. He stated that already, females with such qualification have been directed to submit their credentials to their local governments of origin for authentication. The governor, announced this during the grad ...

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Emir of Bauchi to Preside as FUTA Graduates 4,241, Honours AfDB President

The Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, is set to graduate 4241 students from various Departments who have met basic requirements for their enrolled courses. The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwan Suleiman, who is the Chancellor of the University will preside over the Grand Finale on Saturday ,March 18 during which  Dr. Akinwumi  Adesina, the nation’s former Minister of Agriculture and current Presiden ...

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CAN Rejoices With Buhari, Nigerians, Urges All To Sustain Prayers

(Press Release) The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), his eminence, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, his family and the populace on his return to the country 51 days after he left for London, for medical reasons. Buhari who returned Friday had a brief meeting with the Federal Executive Council, service chiefs and other top government functio ...

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NASFAT Offers Special Prayers for Buhari, Nation

By Abdul Alli, Abuja The Nasirul-Lahi-l-Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) on Friday organised a Special Jumat prayer for the country, Nigeria, the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians in general. The Special prayer session was led by the Zonal missioner and Chief Imam of NASFAT Mosque, Abuja, Imam Sharafudeen AbdulSalam Aliagan who thanked Allah for seeing President Muhamma ...

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NIMASA: 130 Nigerian Youths Graduate In Egypt

The Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP), an initiative of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has once again graduated 130 cadets from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Alexandria, Egypt. This feat has further increased the pool of Seafarers in the sector as it brings to a total number of 1,045 graduates from the NSDP project, represe ...

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Why Germany Must Support Nigeria’s Economic Recovery Effort- Official

Head of Bundestrat, the upper chamber of the German Parliament, Ms Malu Dreyer, has said that Nigeria as the leading country in Africa must be economically strong and therefore deserved the support of a European giant like her country. Dreyer who spoke at the weekend while receiving a delegation of the Senate led by its President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, in Berlin said Germany attached great importance ...

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Buhari Announces Next Move, Will Transmit Letter To NASS Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday transmit a letter to the National Assembly notifying the lawmakers of his return, the Presidency said Saturday. Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina announced Buhari’s next move on his twitter handle at the weekend. According to Adesina, “PMB will Monday transmit letter to N' Assembly on his return to the country. That makes his return to work formal, and constituti ...

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Kano Recruits 765 Tax Officers for Revenue Mobilisation

The Kano State government has recruited 765 tax officers as part of its reform agenda towards ensuring effective and efficient revenue generation for the overall socio-economic development of the state. Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who stated this during the official presentation of letters of appointment to the recruited staff of the Kano State Internal Revenue Service, KIRS, at the Government House in ...

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