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  • The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade has passed on.

    He died on Tuesday evening at the age of 85.

    The monarch, who was installed almost 35 years ago, died in St. Mary Hospital in London, where he was flown about five days ago.

    Sources in Osun State said the Oba was flown abroad in an unconscio...


  • By Farouk Martins Aresa: Buhari...democrat or dictator
    By Farouk Martins Aresa: Buhari...democrat or dictator It has been over six week since Buhari took over the new Government in Nigeria but looking at the criticism he has received, one would think he has been there for a year. Comparing this to the last time he took over as a dictator, when the impact was immediate after initial celebration that welcomed him and Idiagbon. What he lacks now is ruling by decree or fiat. While his voters may be patient for the next 100 days, the…
    Written on Sunday, 26 July 2015 08:37 in Parliament
  • By Obinna Akukwe: PDP, Ohanaeze Hails President Buhari’s Involvement in Zik’s Son’s Burial
    By Obinna Akukwe:  PDP, Ohanaeze Hails President  Buhari’s Involvement in Zik’s Son’s Burial by Obinna Akukwe The Peoples Democratic Party has hailed the determination of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari to give Owelle Chukwuma Azikiwe, first son of Nigeria’s first president, Rt Hon Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, a decent burial, despite opposition from some politicians in the zone who abandoned the family. Speaking with Rev Obinna Akukwe, Director General, Igbo Mandate Congress (IMC) in Abuja on Thursday, after a meeting of committee of close friends and family members of the late Owelle, on Thursday in…
    Written on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 08:20 in Parliament
  • By Farouk Martins Aresa: Obama's string of achievements
    By Farouk Martins Aresa: Obama's string of achievements What does African oil producing countries; especially Nigeria, Ghana and Equatorial Guinea have in common with American Republicans against our son Barrack Obama? They may not join the rest of the world in the celebration of Iran Nuclear Agreement that has sent world market oil price down. Iran can produce 3.1 million barrels of crude oil daily. Hard hit by oil market glut, Buhari will pitch sales and help against crude oil theft on high seas, in the meeting with…
    Written on Sunday, 19 July 2015 11:01 in Parliament


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  • Niger State Government Borrows N1.8Billion To Pay Salary Arrears
    Niger State Government Borrows N1.8Billion To Pay Salary Arrears Following the inability of the local government councils to mobilise enough money to pay workers salaries, the Niger State House of Assembly has given approval for the state government to obtain an overdraft of N1.85 billion to pay the arrears.Marafa who was elected on Tuesday was nominated by Alhaji Bashir Lokogoma, APC, Wushishi, and Alhaji Bako Alfa, APC, Bida North.The approval came yesterday during a brief session of the House based on the letter from the state governor, AlhajiAbubakar Sani Bello.The speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon Marafa Ahmedhad read a letter from the governor dated 29/6/2015 requesting that the overdraft would make up for the shortfall in the 25 local governments’ 2015 budget.According Leadership the amount was to be used to pay the one month arrears of salaries of the workers of the 25 local government councils in the state.Consequently the state governor took the step to avert industrial action from the workers and rescue the councils’ workers from the suffering inherent in the non-payment of their salaries.After brief deliberation the House gave the approval for the governor to take the overdraft on the state local government joint account and the speaker therefore directed the clerk of the…
    Written on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:50 in Business and Economy Read 285 times
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    Buhari urges American entrepreneurs to exploit liberal trade, investment climate in Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari when in Washington urged American entrepreneurs to use the opportunities offered by the liberal trade and investment climate in Nigeria to do profitable business. President Buhari who gave the advice at a business forum organized by the United States Chamber of Commerce and The Corporate Council on Africa, said that his administration would continue with the Federal Government’s privatization programme in various sectors of the economy. According to him, the privatization exercise will be expanded to include the nation’s Aviation, Telecommunication, Energy, Gas, Solid Minerals, Health, and Infrastructure development sectors. In His words, “It is my intention to create the necessary environment for future investment in Nigeria. We are the most populous nation and largest market in Africa with vast human and natural resources and blessed with abundant young skilled workforce. We are, therefore, proud candidates to become the destination of choice for United States investments in Africa”. He added, "I will work assiduously to welcome new investors to our country. I would like to remind you all that we are continuing in major privatization programme with sectors ranging from Telecommunication, Energy, Gas, Solid Minerals, Aviation, Health and Infrastructural development, but with improved moral architecture. We will…
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