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  • Kogi Traditional Ruler Attacked By Assailants

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    The hitherto peaceful Oganenigu community, Dekina LGA of Kogi State was thrown into pandemonium last week, when masked men armed with various dangerous weapons swooped on the traditional ruler of the community, His Highness Imaji Omojayi. The assailants numbered about three and dressed in overall black, sneaked into the palace through the alternative gate and…

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  • Ambassador Cakil: Working Fine Lines On Turkey, Nigeria Relationship

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    The dynamism and strength of diplomatic relations between nations is determined by the mastery of their representative (Envoy)  in those countries. For the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E. Hakan Cakil,his diplomatic acumen salvaged what international affairs analysts thought was an irredeemable diplomatic face-off. OMONU YAX-NELSON writes.Since Turkey opened an Embassy in Lagos, then capital of…

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  • 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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