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    Grazing Reserves Commission Bill A Time Bomb – Sen Owei

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    As controversy swirls over the Grazing Reserves Commission Bill, former chief whip in the 4th Senate, Senator Rowland Owei, has said that such a bill is a time bomb if passed into law. In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday, Owei described the  purported Grazing Reserves Commission Bill as “a dangerous bill’ and that…

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    Poor Electricity Supply Hurting Tourism More Than Ebola

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    With the Ebola health crisis taking its toll on lives and the economy, the Chief Executive Officer of Casalinda Hotel & Gallery Resort, Mr. Gandi Obiefule, in this interview with EZRA IJIOMA, talks about the challenge of managing the crisis in the tourism industry. He also spoke about other challenges facing the industry. Excerpts: What…

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    FG Wastes N3.4bn Monthly On Ajaokuta Mill

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    The federal government is wasting N3.4bn monthly on Ajaokuta Steel Mill, the chairman of the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), Alh Kola Belgore, has said. “That is what we are paying for doing nothing monthly currently at Ajaokuta.” He lamented that despite the huge potential of Ajaokuta Steel Mill, it remained unproductive. “There are…

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    Making Economic Growth Inclusive In Nigeria

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    There is no doubt that Nigeria has experienced high economic growth in the last decade. The growth has come from both high crude oil prices in the international market and increased productivity in some sectors. EZRA IJIOMA examines how the economic growth can be made inclusive. At current growth rates, it is projected that Nigeria…

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    FG Reiterates Support For Professional Bodies

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    The federal government has pledged its commitment to support professional bodies in the financial sector to build their capacity to enhance their contributions towards policy formulation and execution. The coordinating minister for the Economy and Honourable Minister of Finance, Dr.Ngozi Okonjo–Iweala announced the commitment during the courtesy visit by Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria…

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    Civil Defence Recovers N1.5bn From Job Racketeers

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    Men and officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have recovered N1,547,000,000 from over 600 persons arrested for engaging in illegal recruitment activities over the years. This was disclosed by the public relations officer of NSCDC, Mr. Emmanuel Okey, at the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA), and the…

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    Why Power Outage Has Continued Despite Privatisation – NERC

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    Despite the privatisation of the Power Holding Companies of Nigeria (PHCN), there is still inadequate supply of electricity because of distortions and disruptions in gas supply to power plants. This was disclosed by the chairman/chief executive officer (CEO), Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Mr Sam Amadi, when he visited LEADERSHIP’s corporate office yesterday. The NERC…

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    Abubakar Audu Cannot Leave APC – Dino Melaye

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    As leadership crisis continues to rock the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, the two-time governor of the state, Prince Abubakar Audu, has been described as the leader of the opposition in the state and thus cannot leave APC for another party. Addressing newsmen yesterday in Abuja, a confidante of Audu and one-time federal…

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    Ebola Can Destroy West Africa’s Economy – ECOWAS

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    Vice President of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Dr Toga Gayewea Mcintosh, has described the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as not only a health emergency but a “destructive element” in the region’s march towards socio-economic development. In remarks made at a forum organised by the ministry of foreign affairs in…

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