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Monthly Archives: October 2016

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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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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Umahi releases woman held in prison for stealing N400 cocoa yam; Says Abakaliki Prisons not fit for humans; Offers to build new Prison

A woman held at the Abakaliki Prisons for allegedly stealing cocoa yam worth N400 has been released on the orders of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State. Umahi ordered her freedom after being briefed on Friday by the National Human Rights Commission on the outcome of its investigation into the …

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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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