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Commodity exporters yet to feel effects of lower prices — IMF report

Economic growth in commodity-exporting countries is likely to slow more amid expectations for further weakness in commodity prices, particularly of energy and metals, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says in a new study. “A significant deceleration in growth rates is unavoidable for many (commodity-exporting) economies,” the IMF study said. The …

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These terror attacks are not about ideology but evil forces — President Buhari on Abuja bombings

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the reasons for the attack in separate locations in Abuja, last Friday, were evil and not ideologically-motivated. In a personal statement by him, issued in Abuja, Saturday, President Buhari, who described the recent terror attacks in Abuja, Borno and Adamawa, as ‘cowardly’, stressed that …

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Kuje, Nyanya attacks callous, evil- Dogara ..Physical force not enough to defeat terrorism …There should be more of intelligence sharing between security agencies

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has condemned Friday night`s bomb attacks in Kuje and Nyanya, in the Federal Capital Territory. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, Dogara described the attacks as callous and saddening. He …

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UK crime agency confirms arrest of Alison-Madueke, 4 others; releases them on bail

The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA), weekend, confirmed, the arrest and later release on bail of former Petroleum Resources minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, at the same time that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided the Abuja home of the former minister. Alison-Madueke was arrested, Friday, by …

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Governor Ugwuanyi moves to save life of motherless child, promises footing bill of N2m

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has directed immediate medical attention for a motherless child, Master Uchechukwu Nwachukwu suffering from an ailment suspected to be hydrocephalus. Governor Ugwuanyi speaking when he visited Holy Child Motherless Babies’ Home, Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu as part of his Nigeria’s 55th Independence Anniversary and …

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Ex-INEC chair, Jega advocates increased deployment of ICT for conduct of elections

Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has expressed the optimism that increasing use and mastery of technology by the commission would enhance the transparency and credibility of Nigerian elections. He said despite momentary challenges encountered with the Smart Card Reader in the 2015 general election, its …

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October 2015 Holy Ghost Service holds

The October Holy Ghost Service of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, holds Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The theme of the programme is ‘Carriers of His Glory.’ Youths of RCCG have also been celebrating their National Youth Convention. Ministering at the Holy Ghost …

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(OPINION) The military’s misadventure in Burkina Faso by Jideofor Adibe

The September 17, 2015 coup in Burkina Faso against the country’s interim leadership contains important lessons in democratic consolidation in Africa. Under pressure from demonstrators, striking labour unions and the continental regional organizations – the African Union and ECOWAS – the coup leader, Gen. Gilbert Diendere was forced to ‘step …

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