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Now that recession is over, what next?

Penultimate Tuesday, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) gave a lot of Nigerians the news they desperately wished to hear – Nigeria is out of recession. After fi ve consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth that started in Q1 2016, ...

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Open letter to education minister

Honourable Minister Sir, in an earlier open letter on the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), my thoughts centred on how best to shorten the duration of the strike, while remaining on the path of constructive ...

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PMB should shore up food security

Tth e recent announcement by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that Nigeria has successfully exited the worst economic recession in 29 years brought joy and a sense of relief to many Nigerians. Th is wonderful news came at a ...

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Jigawa spends N4bn on water in 2 years

Jigawa state government said it has spent over N4billion on  water supply in two years as part of efforts to bring water scarcity in the state to an end. State Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Ibrahim Garba Hannahgiwa, made this know ...

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Enugu PDP holds LG primaries in 260 wards

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu state on Saturday held peaceful ward primaries across the 260 electoral wards and elected councillorship candidates for the November 4 local government elections and three-member ad-hoc delegates for the party’s local government primary election ...

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Lafia emir pledges support to Police

Emir of Lafia in Nasarawa state, Dr. Isa Mustapha Agwai 1, has pledged that traditional institutions will continue to assist and cooperate with Nigeria Police Force to ensure the success of its activities in fighting crime in the country. He ...

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Bride, groom kidnapped on wedding day

Suspected kidnappers abducted a couple in Akunnu, Akoko North-east local government of Ondo state, while on their way to Akure for their wedding ceremony. The groom, Moses Yakubu, and his bride were travelling from Okene, Kogi state yesterday for the ...

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Kaduna Electric loses 638MW in 152 outages

Kaduna Electric has refuted claims of load rejection, while blaming the Transmission Company of Nigeria for intermittent interruption of power supply in its operational area after losing 638.2 megawatts last month in 152 outages requested by TCN.   Management of ...

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Nasarawa to partner Turkish Int’l College

Nasarawa state Governor, Umaru Al-Makura, has expressed readiness to partner with the Turkish International College in improving the quality of education in the state. He disclosed this at the weekend during a courtesy call by members of the Turkish Community ...

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Nigeria’s elite and education

Duncan Green’s “From Poverty To Power” vividly describes a person’s life from the cradle to the grave as interwoven in chances dominated by the extraordinary levels of inequality and lack of education that characterize the modern world. He paints a ...

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2019: ADP dares other political parties

Ahead of 2019 general elections in the country, the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has said that it has every structure on ground to defeat any other political parties that comes its way. Speaking in Abuja during a press conference, the ...

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Critics and Buhari’s govt

Whenever overbearing critics make disparaging remarks about the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government, they often like to hammer on the so-called government’s slow nature in delivering electoral promises. Th ough people have the right to talk, comment and ask questions ...

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3 in coma, 7 injured in Abuja accident

Ten passengers were reported to have sustained serious injuries yesterday in a ghastly motor accident which occurred at the Bolingo Junction Area 10, Abuja. Th e News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the accident involved a commercial bus heading ...

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A presidency and its contradictions

APC! Change! Th e crowds were mammoth and so was the frenzy generated by the idea of the new coalition which had as its presidential fl ag bearer, a man reputed to possess the talisman that will conjure out of ...

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