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Trade Minister, Enelemah, identifies strategies to move the economy forward at the 6th FBNQuest Investor Conference

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okey Enelamah, has reiterated government’s commitment to ending the current economic recession through strategic policies such as robust partnership between government and the private sector, support to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), as well as intervening in high potential sectors including manufacturing …

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Ayade presents 2017 budget of N301B to House of Assembly

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade Monday presented the 2017 Appropriation Bill of N301 Billion to the state House of Assembly. Christened “Budget of Infinite Transposition”, the budget, according to the governor, seeks to achieve three cardinal objectives of “improving and expanding infrastructure through Public Private Partnership, planting the …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation reports partnerships with AfDB, ECOWAS, Coca-Cola, Ministry of Information; Minister restates Nigeria’s commitment to ease of doing business

At a large annual gathering of African entrepreneurs, held over the weekend in Lagos, Nigeria, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) hosted almost 1,000 women and men from 54 African countries, for the 2nd TEF Entrepreneurship Forum. In his keynote address, Foundation Chairman, Tony O. Elumelu announced partnerships with regional institutions …

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Access Bank grows Q3 profit to N72bn

Access Bank Plc has announced an impressive profit of N72 billion for the nine months ended 30 September 2016 based on enhanced business efficiency as a result of the effective execution of its long-term strategy. The Bank’s Profit Before Tax (PBT) showed an increase of 19% from N60.4 billion recorded …

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Opinion: Debt, death and destiny By Aniebo Nwamu

Democracy is, indeed, “the worst form of government except for all the others”. If the current regime in Nigeria were a military one, some jackboots would have simply agreed to borrow $30billion during a Federal Executive Council meeting, and that’s all. That’s how destructive military regimes accumulated over $30billion within …

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Boko Haram kills 5 Soldiers, 3 others in ambush

Operation LAFIYA DOLE troops carrying out clearance operations on suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ hideouts in Talala and Ajigin, southern part of Borno State, were ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Ugundiri village, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, while returning to base after clearance operations Sunday. Unfortunately, 5 soldiers, …

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Troops arrest Boko Haram drugs supplier in Bama

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on patrol from Bama to Pulka, intercepted suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ drugs and other logistics suppliers from Firgi and Zawan axis, Bama Local Governmet Area of Borno State, at suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ crossing point, trying to cross into Sambisa forest Sunday afternoon. A statement …

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Don’t drag Buhari into Judges arrest – Presidency

The Presidency has advised journalists and other Nigerians to stop linking President Muhammadu Buhari to the legal travails of some recently arrested Judges in the country. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said President Muhammadu Buhari would be the last person to …

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Saraki lauds Army for buying Aba made shoes

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commended the Nigerian Army for its decision to purchase 50,000 pairs of shoes from local manufacturers in Aba for the use of officers and soldiers as he said the move shows that the military is living up to its billing as an institution …

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FUWA President solicits support for the downtrodden

The President of Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, FUNAI, Women Association and wife of the Vice Chancellor of FUNAI, Ebonyi State, Dr. (Mrs.) Chinyere Nwajiuba is soliciting support for the downtrodden especially indigent women, youths and less privileged children of the society. Dr. Nwajiuba made the call when she led other …

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Re-evaluating the Boko Haram Conflict By Jideofor Adibe

This piece was first published by Brookings’ Institution on its blog on February 29 2016 (https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2016/02/29/re-evaluating-the-boko-haram-conflict/). I have edited it for space. I decided to republish it following a report by Premium Times of October 26 2016 that the Army has instituted a probe into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance …

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