Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    Lagos: Moving ahead with Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos: Moving ahead with Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Since its creation more than 50 years ago, Lagos State may not have got any Governor or a candidate seeking to become the leader of the state that is more qualified than Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the coming governorship election.The APC candidate in terms of profile and experience both in private and [...]

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    A new argument for Buhari

A new argument for Buhari

August last year, I made a post on my Facebook page with the title, ‘The Argument for Buhari’. The post acquired a life of its own with a sizeable number of people sharing on Facebook and circulating via Whatsapp. I later developed it to a full length opinion article for a few online publications. This is a sequel to the [...]

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    ALSCON: A tortuous journey after privatisation

ALSCON: A tortuous journey after privatisation

Recently, the Bureau of Public Enterprise, the Federal Government agency with the responsibility to sell off government holdings in State Owned Enterprises, (SOEs) said 37 per cent of the privatised companies are underperforming while some are still engulfed in legal dispute.The Director General of BPE, Mr. Alex Okoh, painted the grim picture of how 2 out of every 5 privatised [...]

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    My 10 takeaways from Kadaria Ahmed’s show on herdsmen/farmers crisis

My 10 takeaways from Kadaria Ahmed’s show on herdsmen/farmers crisis

Kadaria Ahmed again stamped her persona and brilliance as the anchor of her show, The Core, on Channels TV yesterday night. The panelists which comprised the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh and 3 other people ( a lecturer from the Bayero University Kano, a Police AIG and a female CSO activist ) offered valuable insights into what the real [...]

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    Nigeria is ‘100% in line’ with Tobacco regulations

Nigeria is ‘100% in line’ with Tobacco regulations

Christiana Ukoli, a professor and leader of Nigeria’s delegation at the on-going World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, says Nigeria is 100% compliant with the WHO conventions on Tobacco control.Ukoli recalled that former President Goodluck Jonathan signed a Tobacco control law in May 2015.She explained that the law sets strong regulatory and control for smoking and promotion [...]

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    Change of Indian currency unsettles WHO delegates

Change of Indian currency unsettles WHO delegates

In a major anti-corruption move, the government of India announced currency change in a national broadcast midnight of Tuesday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Effective from Wednesday, the government abolished the 1000 and 500 notes of rupees.However, the change of currency has put virtually all the delegates including diplomats attending the on-going World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control COP7 [...]

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    WHO COP7: Nigeria kicks against shutting journalists out

WHO COP7: Nigeria kicks against shutting journalists out

Nigeria delegation at the ongoing World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Convention of Parties 7th Conference (WHO FCTC COP7) in Delhi, India has kicked against the undemocratic stand of the world health body to ban journalists from covering the proceedings of the conference.About 50 journalists from different parts of the world were accredited to cover the COP7 conference by [...]

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    Incentives as a vehicle to boost non-oil exports

Incentives as a vehicle to boost non-oil exports

A major plank on which the economic reconstruction programme of the current Muhammadu Buhari led administration rests on is the diversification of the economy through agriculture and solid minerals. Simply put non-oil exports.  With the country formally declared to be in recession, the economy- businesses and citizens are reeling in existential pains of meeting basic needs and this is caused [...]

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    Incentives as a vehicle to boost non-oil exports  

Incentives as a vehicle to boost non-oil exports  

A major plank on which the economic reconstruction programme of the current Muhammadu Buhari-led administration rests is the diversification of the economy through agriculture and solid minerals. Simply put, non-oil exports.With the country formally declared to be in recession, the economy, businesses and citizens are reeling in existential pains of meeting basic needs and this is caused by the burst [...]

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    One year without Anyiam-Osigwe

One year without Anyiam-Osigwe

It was love at first sight when we met through his younger sister, Peace and for seven years until his untimely death on Saturday, November 29, 2014 Michael Anyiam-Osigwe became to me a friend, brother, confidant, intellectual soul mate and the giant who offered his shoulder for me to stand on.My relationship with Michael started, I will say, first from [...]

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