• UN Security Council Delays Vote On Israeli Settlements

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    The UN Security Council delayed a contentious vote on a draft resolution demanding that Israel halt settlements as President-elect Donald Trump weighed in and said the United States should veto the measure. Egypt requested that the vote be postponed, one day after submitting the draft text to the council, a move that triggered immediate calls…

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  • Only Nigerians Can Genuinely Develop Nigeria – DTCA DG

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    The Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa, DTCA, is putting     on its thinking cap and rolling-up its sleeves as it brainstorms for a goal-oriented 2017. This indication was made clear yesterday, during a welcome address at one day “Diaspora Panel Discussion For Diaspora Engagements in 2017,” with the theme, “Setting Agenda For Diaspora Engagements in…

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  • Only Nigerians Can ‘Genuinely’ Develop Nigeria – DTCA DG

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    The Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa, DTCA, is putting on its thinking cap and rolling-up its sleeves as it brainstorm for a goal-oriented 2017. This indication was made clear on Wednesday, during a welcome address at a one day “Diaspora Panel Discussion For Diaspora Engagements in 2017,” with the theme, “Setting Agenda For Diaspora…

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    Oil Prices Jump On New Output Deal

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    Oil prices have surged after oil producing countries that are not OPEC members agreed to cut output. Brent crude jumped to $57.89 a barrel – the highest since July 2015 – before falling back to $56.79, although that was still a gain of 4.5% on the day. On Saturday, non-OPEC countries agreed to cut their…

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    N-Power: Assessing FG’s Mass Employment Scheme

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    In this report, OMONU YAX-NELSON observes that the Federal government’s N-Power programme is yet another ambitious programme aimed at addressing the challenges of youth unemployment. The National Bureau of Statistics put the Nigeria’s unemployment rate at 13.3 percent in second quarter of 2016, up from 12.1 percent in the three months to March, reaching the…

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    MMM: The Haze, Fear And Euphoria

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    Disturbed by the operations of the MMM scheme, the House of Representatives recently directed security operatives to beam its search on the scheme. In this piece, OMONU YAX-NELSON interrogates the scheme and asks if it was a scam or solution to the current economic challenges facing households across the nation The directive by the House…

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    NAIJA Green Card Has Become Special Purpose-vehicle Access Discount – Daramola

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    Hon Abimbola Daramola, represented Ekiti North Federal Constitution 1, in the 7th House and currently the chief of staff to the deputy speaker of the Green Chamber, Yussuff Lasun. In this interview with OMONU YAX-NELSON, Daramola gives insight into his new innovation, the ‘Nigerian Green Card’, which he describes as a special purpose-vehicle to access…

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    Integrity Rough, But Way To Go -Babayo

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    Isaac Newton, one of the world’s finest and foremost inventors of all times, said, “If I see farther than others, it means, I was standing on the shoulder of a giant.”   The foregoing, aptly captures the lives of many pathfinders. They take steps that appear to be unpopular but in the end, it usually…

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    Nigeria At 56: Challenge Of Constructive Management Of Diversities

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    Ethnic diversities have been harnessed for greatness by many global political and economic giants. But Nigeria, richly endowed by nature, with array of beautiful cultural configuration, has since independence been contending with one crisis too many, in what analysts identified as the ‘challenge of constructive management of diversities. Omonu Yax-Nelson reports.  The global socio-political and…

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    War On Terror In Final Stage – CDS

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    The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Gabriel Olorunshakin has said the war on terror is in its final stage adding that Boko Haram is almost gone and that what the nation is witnessing now is nothing to reckon with. The CDS who was represented by the Ag. Director of Defence Information, Brig-Gen. Rabe Abubakar…

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