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    Recession: Time For Action, Not Rhetoric

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    Since the official announcement of recession, a number of Nigerian officials has been concerned more about the country’s seepage to disgrace rather than how to navigate the country out of the needless heartaches. I am not surprised at this because the country’s leadership has for long been deluded into appropriating all the superlatives – Africa’s…

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  • From Technical To Official Recession

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    Forget that the minister of finance prevaricated sometimes ago about the state of the nation’s economy at the Senate and also disown her well-known twitter handle over it, it is now official: Nigeria has moved from ‘technical’ to ‘real’ recession. Last week, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) helped her to assert what she was…

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    When Will The FCT Minister Resume?

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    When President Muhammadu Buhari sent the list of ministerial nominees to the Senate in 2015, many believed that among a few other selections, his choice of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister would give a clue as to his government’s direction. However, by the time the veil on Buhari’s appointments was removed, it was Mohammed…

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  • Investigate ‘Turkish Coup Schools’

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    Not a few snorted when Nigeria was mentioned as a country of interest in the ill-fated July 15 coup in Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was unequivocal that the attempted putsch was masterminded by the US-based Fethullah Gulen. Later revelations by the Istanbul added that the Gulen Movement has links with the United Bank of…

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    Budget Padding: Beyond Dogara And Jibrin

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    From provision for solar-powered boreholes in Kano to an urgent need to feed police cadets in Bauchi, various egocentric projects inundated there is preponderance evidence that the 2016 budget was padded. It has returned to the front burner of national discourse whose right is it to provide budget for the nation. While lawmakers hide under…

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    As Cattle Take Over Abuja

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    I have observed how cattle and other livestock have now taken over the city centre of Abuja and I have really fallen short of words. It is not only degrading, but the distortion of    the Abuja master plan also gives me a cause for concern. I am neither a soothsayer nor a doomsday prophet, but…

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  • She Must Not Die in Vain

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    The story of how a 42 year-old mother of seven, Mrs. Eunice Elisha and the wife of a Redeemed Pastor was gruesomely murdered in cold blood in the early hour of Saturday July 9 is a tale out of hell. According to her loved ones, she was murdered like a chicken. That this horrific scene…

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    Defamation: Oduah Threatens Online Medium With Legal Action

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    Former Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah has vowed to take legal action against an online publication, Sahara Reporters over an alleged malicious publication linking her by the medium with an alleged N2.5billion fraud. Oduah said the planned court action has become necessary so as to checkmate the excesses of the Sahara Reporters and…

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  • Get NERFUND to Banish Poverty

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    Two weeks ago the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun shut down the National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND). Two days ago (Tuesday), she directed all staff to immediately return to work. On the face value the directives are seemingly contradictory. But it is a known fact that NERFUND had gone adrift and hardly address the conditions…

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    Metuhs’ Volte Face

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    What next for the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, as his family agree to pay after failing to convince the court to allow him go on medical tourism, asks KUNLE SOMORIN  The battle for integrity for Olisa Metuh, the opposition party’s spokesman was drawn before he was arrested on January 6, this…

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