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    Border closure: Ghana trade union calls for boycott of Nigerian goods

Border closure: Ghana trade union calls for boycott of Nigerian goods

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has called for a boycott of goods imported from Nigeria.The union made the call following the closure of the Nigerian border. In August, the federal government closed land borders to check activities of smuggling.But David Kwadwo Amoateng, regional secretary of GUTA, said the federal government is not being fair to the foreign trader.Amoateng [...]

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    Nigeria’s multiple taxation and the diasporans’ hypocrisy

Nigeria’s multiple taxation and the diasporans’ hypocrisy

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    Losing weight to save Nigeria

Losing weight to save Nigeria

This story makes me grin all the time. After our wedding in 2001, my wife and I decided to pay "thank you" visits to family members, friends and well-wishers. We visited my mother-in-law's boss at the time. As we chatted on various topics, we noticed he was sweating inside his well air-conditioned office. My wife, ever alert to people’s well-being, [...]

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    Hushpuppi: My driver earns as much as a Nigerian commissioner

Hushpuppi: My driver earns as much as a Nigerian commissioner

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    Business and accountable governance in Nigeria: The obligations of leadership

Business and accountable governance in Nigeria: The obligations of leadership

BY SEGUN IGEIs there any difference in the topic above and – “The untold truth: The need for recalibration”? For those who were present truly today at the Second Annual Lecture of TheNiche Newspaper would have grappled with the rightly analogy typified by those two semantically and lexico-grammatically similar topics right away. The untold truth appears to have been told [...]

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    IMF backs Nigeria on border closure

IMF backs Nigeria on border closure

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed Nigeria’s closure of its borders with some neighbouring countries over issues bordering on illegal trade.Abebe Selassie, director of the African Department at the IMF, gave the position at a media briefing on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington, D.C.He was responding to a question on whether the closure negates [...]

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    PROMOTED: Glo shuts down Ikeja Computer Village as 100 Nigerians win in ‘My Own Don Beta’ promo

PROMOTED: Glo shuts down Ikeja Computer Village as 100 Nigerians win in ‘My Own Don Beta’ promo

It was excitement all the way at Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday as 100 Nigerians emerged winners in the first draw of Recharge and Win Big Promo (My Own Don Beta), an empowerment promo packaged by national telecommunications company, Globacom. The winners emerged in a computerised live draw held openly at Oremeji Street, supervised by officials of National Lottery Regulatory Commission and [...]

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    Over 12m Nigerians benefitting from SIPs, says minister

Over 12m Nigerians benefitting from SIPs, says minister

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says over 12 million Nigerians are benefitting from the social investment programmes (SIPS).The minister said this on Friday during an event to flag off a partnership between the National Social Investments Office (NSIO) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).“I am pleased to say [...]

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    Onyeama: Nigeria does NOT have direct communication link with its missions

Onyeama: Nigeria does NOT have direct communication link with its missions

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says Nigeria does not have any direct communication link with its foreign missions.Speaking when he appeared before the house of representatives committee on foreign affairs on Thursday, the minister said the country's embassies and high commissions lack 21st century communication technologies.Onyeama, who came to defend the ministry’s proposed budget for 2020, said the lack [...]

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    IMF: Nigeria’s growth too slow to reduce poverty

IMF: Nigeria’s growth too slow to reduce poverty

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Nigeria's economy would have to grow at a faster pace to witness a reduction in its poverty numbers.Kristalina Georgieva, the IMF managing director, made this known on Thursday at the opening press conference of the IMF and World Bank meetings."Nigeria matters to the whole of Africa. When Nigeria does well, Africa does well. The [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria will prosper if we get infrastructure right

Buhari: Nigeria will prosper if we get infrastructure right

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will get better if needed infrastructure is put in place.In a series of tweets on Friday, the president said good infrastructure will lead the country towards prosperity.He reiterated his commitment to providing infrastructure, saying it will be a priority of his administration."I firmly believe that if we get infrastructure right in Nigeria, our roads, rail, [...]

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    YIAGA, Ford Foundation to hold conference on Nigeria’s democracy in Washington

YIAGA, Ford Foundation to hold conference on Nigeria’s democracy in Washington

Samson Itodo, executive director of YIAGA Africa, says his organisation, National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the Ford Foundation will hold a conference on Nigeria's 20 years of democracy in Washington DC, US.The conference which is scheduled to take place between October 22 and 23 has as its theme: 'Nigeria’s Democracy at 20: Reflections and Reform'.In a statement issued on [...]

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    PHOTOS: Amaechi in China to inspect locomotives built for Nigeria

PHOTOS: Amaechi in China to inspect locomotives built for Nigeria

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, is currently in China to inspect some of the locomotives (trains) built for Nigeria by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCRC).Surrounded by some CCRC officials, the Nigerian minister test run one of the two motored cars at the company's premises in Qisuyan district, Changzhou, China.Below are some of the pictures of the trip released by [...]

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    Lai: Some Nigerians can’t recite the national anthem

Lai: Some Nigerians can’t recite the national anthem

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says some Nigerians cannot recite the national anthem.Mohammed spoke on Thursday in Abuja at the public presentation of the "Mindshift Advocacy for Development Initiative", a campaign for value-reorientation and attitudinal change among Nigerians.The minister, who was represented by Samuel Soughul, a director in the ministry, said as patriotic citizens, Nigerians are expected to love everything associated [...]

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    REVEALED: West Ham goalkeeper makes Nigeria’s 21-man list for U-17 World Cup

REVEALED: West Ham goalkeeper makes Nigeria’s 21-man list for U-17 World Cup

English Premier League goalkeepers from West Ham United and Bournemouth Football Club will be keeping the shots as Manu Garba lists his 21-man final list for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, TheCable can report.The goalkeepers are Jinadu Daniel (picture) and Oluwabusola Joseph.The Eaglets, who made a return to the biennial international men's youth football championship, will be led by Samson [...]

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    Otunuga: On paper, 2020 budget can improve Nigeria’s economy

Otunuga: On paper, 2020 budget can improve Nigeria’s economy

Lukman Otunuga, a senior research analyst at global forex trading firm, FXTM, says the 2020 budget as presented by President Muhammadu Buhari has the ability to elevate Nigeria's economy -- on paper.Otunuga said some of the revenue targets set by the executive arm of government are quite ambitious, running the risk of falling short and affecting budget implementation as seen [...]

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