Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    The travelling president and a nation at a standstill

The travelling president and a nation at a standstill

BY DARA ADENEKAN It’s no longer news that the present economic performance of the country is at an all-time low. The sky-rocketing rate of inflation is so appalling that one begins to ask himself, how did we come this far?Ranging from the shameful rise in the exchange rate of the dollar to the naira, the frequent fuel scarcity and long [...]

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    World Water Day: Our role in addressing the global water challenge

World Water Day: Our role in addressing the global water challenge

BY PETER NDEGWA Today, is World Water Day, an international observance that shines the spotlight on the importance of freshwater and helps people to learn about water issues, and the role they can play to promote sustainability of fresh water resources.Water is essential for nearly all aspects of society and the economy, in particular food production and security, domestic water supply [...]

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    The creeping impunity

The creeping impunity

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    Deposit insurance: Between a quick fix and a lasting solution

Deposit insurance: Between a quick fix and a lasting solution

By Nusrah Wali When most people have a headache, they reach for the nearest pain reliever and pay little attention to the reasons behind the headache. This strategy usually ends up providing them with immediate, yet temporary relief as the headache returns shortly after the medication wears off. This creates a vicious cycle of over reliance on drugs without ever fully [...]

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    Reviewing national policy on education 2008 

Reviewing national policy on education 2008 

BY BABATOPE FALADE The National Policy of Education of 2008 documents the efforts that government at the federal and state levels intend to invest and are investing to ensuring Nigeria is a literate country.The document also depicts the structure, framework and responsibilities for education administration in Nigeria. Notably, the levels of education, professionals, planning mechanisms and governmental framework was clearly spelt.Unequivocally, [...]

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    A more tolerant world is possible

A more tolerant world is possible

BY PELU AWOFESO I was at the Bristol International Airport, browsing the shelves of WH Smith while waiting to board a flight to Newcastle when my eye caught the cover headline of The Independent: “New terror attack on Ankara”. The blast, similar to the one in the same city the previous month, killed dozens and the toll, as is always the [...]

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    CBN and the local industry debate

CBN and the local industry debate

By Maureen Babatunde There were mixed reactions last year when the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) decided to stop forex supply for the importation of 41 items. The major criterion for exclusion was any item Nigeria can produce domestically. For as long as we continue to import these items, the local producers will suffer, according to the CBN. Rice, cement, textiles, [...]

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    James Eneojo Ocholi: A post-humous testimonial

James Eneojo Ocholi: A post-humous testimonial

By Tunde Olusunle Ramon Mora Street in the Old Kado area of Kado District, Abuja, has lost its erstwhile serenity and anonymity, since Sunday March 6, 2016. Those familiar with the neighbourhood easily remember it is typically landmarked by hawkers of marine produce, flowing over from the famous 'Kado Fish Market,' which is just about two kilometres away.Since that fateful Sunday, [...]

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    Nostalgic memories of Muazu’s days at Wadata Plaza

Nostalgic memories of Muazu’s days at Wadata Plaza

By Tony Amadi The near civil war that engulfed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over Ali Modu Sherrif’s chairmanship has not happened before and it is amazing how one wing of the party leadership can foist their will on the party and think they can get away with it. Unlike the present chaos that greeted the appointment of Sheriff, Ahmadu Adamu [...]

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    Hardship in Nigeria: My grief, my plea, my hope

Hardship in Nigeria: My grief, my plea, my hope

BY KEN ADEJUMOH Nigeria seems to me like the wilderness the Israelites experienced for 40 years before they eventually entered into the promised land of Canaan. This has been my worry: how many more years are we going to be in this state where nothing seems to be working? Having experienced a hectic morning to get to the office, I am forced [...]

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    Buhari not to blame for the economy, really

Buhari not to blame for the economy, really

By Dro Ameh As expected with PMB approval ratings dipping, The February result from a poll conducted by Governance Advancement Initiative for Nigeria showed that Mr. Buhari’s approval rating dropped from 63.4% in January to 32.8%, and more Nigerians held the president responsible for the struggling economy for the first time but is the President really to blame?The depressing power supply, traffic condition and supposed [...]

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    Path to improved civil-military relations

Path to improved civil-military relations

By Johnson Obioha The Nigerian Army in the last one month have been on the “charm offensive” to improve its human rights records and reinvigorate its Civil-Military Relations (CMR). This can be seen under the leadership of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai through the re-absorption of some dismissed soldiers and officers accused of acts of cowardice amongst [...]

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    Buharism and the crisis-ridden economy – a call to rescue

Buharism and the crisis-ridden economy – a call to rescue

BY AYO BANKOLE AKINTUJOYE For some of us who were ardent supporters of the Buhari/Osinbajo campaign team during the electioneering period, our faith in the team’s ability to swiftly turn around the socio-economic situation of the country is fast dwindling for reasons not so far-fetched.Firstly, the war against corruption, though enjoying a lot of media attention, is still the same as [...]

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    X-raying Buhari’s policy direction

X-raying Buhari’s policy direction

By Olusegun Hakeem-Adebumiti Nigeria is passing through a hard time at the moment. The economy is dwindling and the market is not smiling. Poverty and unemployment rate is on the high side and sky rocketing. Fuel scarcity has become a reoccurring decimal and the dollar is continuously putting pressure on the naira, while the sale from crude oil is no more [...]

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    A new shopping list for NASENI

A new shopping list for NASENI

BY NKECHI ODOMA The current economic situation has finally forced us as a nation to accept the truth that a monoculture economy that is almost dependent on crude oil exportation is not in our collective interest.Our dependence on oil revenue is only rivalled by our unrealistic and unsustainable culture of importation, to the extent that a fruit like banana that grows [...]

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    Celebrating ‘Agege bread’ over 5.0 CGP academic record

Celebrating ‘Agege bread’ over 5.0 CGP academic record

By Fejiro Oliver “Some people insist that 'mediocre' is better than 'best.' They delight in clipping wings because they themselves can't fly. They despise brains because they have none.” - Robert A. HeinleinUntil the news of Ese Oruru ‘abduction’ came into the cyberspace, the nation especially the Facebooking and Tweeting activist children were falling over themselves on who can make the most [...]

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Exchange Rates

November 13, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS359475418
KANO359476420
PH360476420
ABUJA359478419
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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