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The Managing Director of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, NEPZA, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba has reiterated that the present huge investments in the nation’s economy by private operators of the Free Trade Zones, (FTZs) remained a positive indicator of the scheme’s capacity to significantly contribute to growth and development. Adesugba made the remark when the Continue Reading
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The deal which was organised by the National Peace Committee was held in Benin City, the state capital. In attendance is the Chairman, National Peace Committee and former Head of State, Abdulsalam Abubakar, member of the committee and Catholic Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah among others. Also, members of the political, traditional, and […]Continue Reading
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By Oluwasoromidayo George Dabalen and Paci (2020), in their World Bank blog article, estimated that a decline in GDP per capita of 3% would increase the number of Africans living below the international poverty line of $1.90 (2011 PPP) by 13 million. If the downturn is prolonged or becomes even more severe, considerably more than […]Continue Reading
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The Federal Ministry of Transportation has constituted a committee to draw up guidelines for the disbursement of the ten billion naira Federal Government palliative fund for road transport operators and workers. The Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, who disclosed this when the immediate past and the incumbent National President of the National Continue Reading
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Against the backdrop of heightened concerns about the security situation in  the country, Governor Hope Uzodimma of lmo State has  said  that he is confident that President Muhammadu Buhari’s responsive initiative and prompt actions in beefing up the nation’s defence arsenals and reinvigorating the security services will adequately address the challenges. Apparently in Continue Reading
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“Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpeting, and farewells him with hooting, only to welcome another with trumpeting again.” —Khalil Gibran, “Pity the Nation,” The Garden of the Prophet, 1933 Whenever there is a storm in the Sahel, the first suspect is always Paris. France lurks around and watches over its former […]Continue Reading
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The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has described the Niger Delta Development Commission (NCDC) as an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) where people make withdrawals to contest elections. The minister made the assertion when members of the Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) visited him in Abuja. “As a Governor I knew that […]Continue Reading