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… ‘Only Contributing Shipowners Eligible’ Ahead of a planned commencement of the disbursement of the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF), the Federal Government has set up a committee to develop guidelines for the distribution of the fund. Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, established the committee at a meeting on Thursday in Lagos […]Continue Reading
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By Jessica Moody Arresting and expelling opposition politicians and seeking an unconstitutional third term in office are moves typically associated with the types of authoritarian leaders who have little regard for the rule of law, freedom of speech, or human rights and who often come under fire by Western democracies and international aid agencies. But […]Continue Reading
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The plan by President Donald Trump to include Nigeria on travel ban list is unsettling Abuja,Nigeria’s seat of power.Nations being considered for new rules include Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania. The news is also generating disconcerting discourse among Nigerians especially in the southern part of the country known to be closely Continue Reading
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The new São Tomé deepwater port was to be the signature project of the reestablishment of relations between China and São Tomé and Príncipe.  But the country’s debt level currently advises against the large-scale state-to-state financing initially forecast. After two years of negotiations, the project’s cost appears to have dropped, from an initial US$800 million to Continue Reading
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The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet’s population, reveals a new report from Oxfam today ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Global inequality is shockingly entrenched and vast and the number of billionaires has doubled in the last decade. Oxfam […]Continue Reading
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By Pauline Le Roux Reversing the escalating violence of militant Islamist groups in the Sahel will require an enhanced security presence coupled with more sustained outreach to local communities. HIGHLIGHTS -Violent activity involving militant Islamist groups in the Sahel—primarily the Macina Liberation Front, the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, and Ansaroul Islam—has Continue Reading
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The Minster of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said that, the Federal Government is open to partnership and collaborations in the areas of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development with Agencies and Governments. The Minister stated this during a meeting with the Ambassador of the United Continue Reading
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By Chief Olabode George The security initiative of the six Southwest states that gave birth to a protective cordon codenamed Amotekun is largely a necessary and proactive response to the widening insecurity, the seemingly loose banditry and the marauding licentiousness that have ravaged virtually all parts of Yorubaland. The governors did not jump into the […]Continue Reading