Friday, July 19, 2019

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    Understanding the Buhari approach to the exchange rate

Understanding the Buhari approach to the exchange rate

By Baba Grumpy As an individual of Ekiti origin, I bristle at dishonesty and arrogance. I believe legend has it that the Ekiti man will rather suffer than kowtow to the rich man. Of course, many Nigerians will beg to differ considering how Stomach Infrastructure contributed to the election of the current governor of the state.I benefited immensely from the Nigerian [...]

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    NTIC Foundation: Touching lives in Nigeria

NTIC Foundation: Touching lives in Nigeria

By Joshua Ocheja Foreign capital typically finds its place among the most promising market indicators, as transnational investors constantly seek maximum returns on their investments. But for the First Surat Group Company, it is obviously not all about the bottom line.The First Surat Group is the parent organisation of the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges (NTIC). These institutions have been operating in [...]

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    Re: A prayer for Aregbesola, the impatient reformer

Re: A prayer for Aregbesola, the impatient reformer

BY KIKIOWO ILEOWO In my few years of sojourn on earth, I have encountered diverse people, but of all them, Nigerians stand out!Nigerians are a special breed of people. Our ability to stay satisfied with underdevelopment and even crucify those who dare change the status quo is unprecedented.I read with amusement, an article put together by a citizen who heads an [...]

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    PIB: A melting pot for national assembly

PIB: A melting pot for national assembly

By ABU QUASSIM Penultimate Monday, while receiving a delegation of the International board of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, articulated what many had suspected to be the position of both chambers of the eighth National Assembly on the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).Dogara said [...]

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    Amendment of Procurement Act: Using ‘made in Nigeria’ to jump-start the economy 

Amendment of Procurement Act: Using ‘made in Nigeria’ to jump-start the economy 

BY BAMIKOLE OMISHORE With the continuous fall in the value of the Naira against other currencies in the world market, it is gradually becoming imperative for Nigerians to come to the realization that it is time to focus on patronizing locally-manufactured products. It has indeed dawned on many of us that the economy will not improve except we take pride and [...]

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    NDA cadets, the military and Citizen Sunday

NDA cadets, the military and Citizen Sunday

BY GODWIN ONYEACHOLEM The memory of a widely transmitted gory video of a gang of iniquitous cadets of the Kaduna-based Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) literally tearing a young man apart will not fade away as long as Nigeria exists. Indeed, in the narrative of recurrent, systematic brutalization of Nigerians by men and women who wear the varying assorted uniforms and emblems [...]

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    Will Ondo fare better after 2016 governorship election?

Will Ondo fare better after 2016 governorship election?

BY OLUBI OLASOGBA Of the states in the South West Region, attention will be shifted towards Ondo state this year as the governorship election is scheduled to hold there in October. The two-term tenure of the incumbent governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, will lapse and a new chapter in the life of the state would be opened. Ongoing alignment and realignment within [...]

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    A prayer for you, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

A prayer for you, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

BY OLUWATOMILOLA BOYINDE It is of no necessity to remind you what you went through to regain our "stolen" mandate and to retain that 'not-of-present' an enviable seat for another four years. It was neither a "Kiriji" nor was it a "Jalumi", but it was a battle, a fierce one you fought, and like "Agbogun Gboro" who liberated your forefathers from [...]

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    Supreme Court of injustice

Supreme Court of injustice

By Godwin Onyeacholem President Muhammadu Buhari deserves the sympathy of the multitude of Nigerians and foreign friends who want him to succeed, the multitude yearning for the change he earnestly promised, that change the country can’t wait to see and which his administration has consistently insisted would be faithfully delivered.And he alone, no one else, would determine the destiny of this [...]

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    To Segun Adefila: Crown Troupe of Africa at 20

To Segun Adefila: Crown Troupe of Africa at 20

BY JAMES YEKU Dear Segun, Your Crown Troupe of Africa furnishes an avant-garde space that is yet unsurpassed in the recent history of Nigerian performance traditions. I first encountered Crown Troupe on stage at Iganmu, some miles from the Lagos suburbs where I grew up in Orile. The social commitment of the group’s performances was unmistakably pungent as the cast, inside the [...]

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    Looting the looters: The paradox of anti-corruption crusades

Looting the looters: The paradox of anti-corruption crusades

BY JOHN SUNDAY OJO Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. ― Friedrich NietzscheFrom Nigeria’s political nuptials, the ubiquitous ecology of corruption in institutional boulevard has been a cogged wheel that backpedaled developmental liberation, whereupon Nigerian [...]

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    Corruption fights back: EFCC vs a reactionary elite

Corruption fights back: EFCC vs a reactionary elite

By Chido Onumah & Godwin Onyeacholem Slowly but steadily, the ultra conservative wing of Nigeria’s largely self-absorbed and callous elite is spoiling for a fight. And it’s all about the renewed war against corruption which has induced in this group an emotion that can only be described as culture shock. As a result, the unconstructive and clearly combative reaction to a [...]

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    Abia appeal court ruling: A game that failed

Abia appeal court ruling: A game that failed

BY GODWIN ADINDU By now, those involved in the grand conspiracy to thwart the will of the people of Abia State would have realised that their plot has failed flat. After the Appeal Court ruling – a mere contraption of justice – the next game, as ordered by the Appeal Court judges, was to conduct a kangaroo swearing-in of Mr. Alex [...]

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    ICT industry review 2015: Company in focus – MTN Nigeria

ICT industry review 2015: Company in focus – MTN Nigeria

BY ANDREW IDEMUDIAN In 2015, ICT and telecoms operators in Nigeria adopted aggressive digitization and promotional strategies to improve infrastructure investments and data traffic, boost their capabilities, rationalise product and service offerings, improve customer experience, and evolve asset portfolios and business; and though the transition has not been smooth, key players in the space also had to develop new products and [...]

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    Northern academics and the future of literature

Northern academics and the future of literature

By Ibrahim Ado-Kurawa I have always admired and still respect this generation of northern scholars and writers Usman Bugaje (pictured), Ibrahim Sulaiman, late Tijjani al-Miskin, Ibrahim Khalil, Hameed Boboyi, Auwal Yadudu, Abdalla Uba Adamu, Zainab Alkali, Balaraba Ramat, Attahiru Jega, Ibrahim Muazzam, Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, Emir Muhammad Sanusi II, Bashir Galadanci and Bashir Aliyu. And the most senior Professors Sani Zahradeen, [...]

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    Tyranny is fighting back

Tyranny is fighting back

By Favour B. Afolabi As Tyranny as Corruption: indeed, the phrase "Corruption Fights Back" is true but it should also be noted that “Tyranny also fights back” and, sure 'an excuse of fighting Corruption' can be used by intending Tyrants to eliminate all those they consider, past, present, and future enemies - all under the cloak of fighting corruption - political [...]

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Exchange Rates

July 12, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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