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    Anyaoku asks Buhari to stop living in denial over insecurity

Anyaoku asks Buhari to stop living in denial over insecurity

Emeka Anyaoku, former secretary-general of  Commonwealth, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the national assembly to stop living in denial over the widespread killings in the country.The elder statesman made the comment hours after Buhari told his supporters at Aso Rock that save for isolated cases, Nigeria is seen as peaceful.The president said insecurity is not peculiar to [...]

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    Nigeria’s enlightenment era should start now

Nigeria’s enlightenment era should start now

BY NDIDI UWECHUE   Given all the killings, terrorism, violence and insecurity happening in Nigeria, and add to it systemic corruption, I have taken it upon myself, as my patriotic duty, to guide citizens, particularly young people, so that they can make the best choices at this time of increasing chaos and turmoil.Citizens ought to develop an interest in the way [...]

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    Amaechi: I know politicians who have suddenly become billionaires

Amaechi: I know politicians who have suddenly become billionaires

Rotimi Amaechi, a former minister of transportation, says some politicians have suddenly become billionaires.Speaking at the fifth edition of the Nigeria symposium for young and emerging leaders held in Lagos on Friday, the ex-minister asked Nigerians to hold those they elect accountable. He also asked politicians to invest in infrastructure and create jobs in order to make crime less attractive.“I know [...]

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    An international diplomat’s frank views on Nigeria

An international diplomat’s frank views on Nigeria

We met by chance on a sweltering hot day recently as I was sitting poolside shooting the breeze in a well-known Abuja hotel, when he sauntered to the table next to me. He was dressed in white open neck shirt, grey linen trousers and black loafers and had the look of an executive of a Forbes 100 corporate organization.While waiting [...]

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    Nigeria excluded as South Africa grants Ghana visa-free entry

Nigeria excluded as South Africa grants Ghana visa-free entry

Nigeria was not listed among the seven countries recently granted visa free entry by South Africa. This addition follows the country’s new e-visa system which will be launched in November. In a statement on Thursday, Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s minister of home affairs, said the development will boost tourism and contribute to the economy of the country. “We do this by making life [...]

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    PREVIEW: From ‘best loser’ to host killer — will South Africa be too super for Eagles?

PREVIEW: From ‘best loser’ to host killer — will South Africa be too super for Eagles?

Nigeria aims to book a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals when they come up against South Africa on Wednesday night.The Super Eagles prevailed 3-2 over Cameroon in the second round. However, the Eagles were second best, for most of that game, and will need to improve to book a semi-final spot.South Africa may have picked their [...]

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    Ojodu: El-Rufai may be humoring south-west for political advantage

Ojodu: El-Rufai may be humoring south-west for political advantage

Babafemi Ojodu, a former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, may be "humouring the south-west for political advantage."El-Rufai had portrayed Nigeria as “two countries: a developing south and a backward, less educated and unhealthy north, with world’s highest number of poor people.”But in an article entitled "El-Rufai is Wrong", Ojodu said the [...]

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    AfCFTA: For Nigeria, it’s ruin or glory

AfCFTA: For Nigeria, it’s ruin or glory

The race for competitiveness is every bit as fierce as the competition among companies in the marketplace. Countries compete for investment, talent, growth, and opportunity in a globalized world, and those that are pushed out of the running surrender the greatest prize of all: human development, prosperity, and happiness for their people” - Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rasheed Al Maktoum (Ruler of [...]

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    Who speaks for the Yoruba in the killing fields of Nigeria today? (2)

Who speaks for the Yoruba in the killing fields of Nigeria today? (2)

President Buhari cares for his people. But although he is president of Nigeria, his people are not the people of Nigeria. His people are the Fulanis in particular, and Northern Nigerians in general. That is the token of a “good politician.” A good politician promotes the interests of his people.But what happens to members of the president’s party who are [...]

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    World’s largest trade deal in 24 years, 1.2bn customers… five things to know about AfCFTA

World’s largest trade deal in 24 years, 1.2bn customers… five things to know about AfCFTA

President Muhammad Buhari has finally signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. The president signed it at the 12th extraordinary session of the assembly of the union on AfCFTA and the first mid-year coordination meeting of the African Union (AU) and the regional economic communities (RECs) in Niamey, Niger Republic.Buhari had delayed signing the agreement, explaining that he needed [...]

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    VIDEO: The Iwobi’s goal that sent Nigeria into quarterfinals

VIDEO: The Iwobi’s goal that sent Nigeria into quarterfinals

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, scored the third goal that sent Nigeria into the quarter-finals of the 2019 African Cup of Nations match holding in Egypt.Nigeria defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-2 in round of 16 matches.Cameroon are the defending champions.Below is the video of the superb finish.Iwobi goal from TheCable on Vimeo. [...]

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    Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Five things to know ahead of the crucial tie

Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Five things to know ahead of the crucial tie

Nigeria versus Cameroon is one of the greatest rivalries in African football. The last competitive match between both countries in 2004 left Nigeria with an upper hand, thanks to a sublime free kick from Jay Jay Okocha.  Prior to this Cameroon has stopped Nigeria on the way to AFCON victory more than a once, enhancing a fierce rivalry between both teams.Here [...]

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    Lawan: Cost of infrastructure projects in Nigeria highest in the world

Lawan: Cost of infrastructure projects in Nigeria highest in the world

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the cost of executing projects in Nigeria is usually higher than any other country in the world. Lawan, who spoke when he hosted Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) in Abuja, faulted the public procurement act which according to him, breeds corruption and slows the speed of project implementation in the country.TheCable had reported [...]

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    Who speaks for the Yorubas in the killing fields of Nigeria today? (1)

Who speaks for the Yorubas in the killing fields of Nigeria today? (1)

President Buhari is a Northerner. He sees Nigeria essentially from a Northern perspective. Even El-Rufai, one of his more ardent supporters, admitted in the past that: “(Buhari's) insensitivity to Nigeria's diversity and his parochial focus are already well-known.”Buhari favours the North in everything. According to Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank, Buhari required that the bank’s development [...]

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    When the bell tolls

When the bell tolls

BY MAHMUD MUSTAPHAIn the past few weeks, alarm bells have been ringing about the danger facing the Nigerian economy. These alarm bells cannot be said to be frivolous or borne out of partisan inclinations because they are coming from tested economists and those who know about how well-run economies look like.The most recent is by the Emir of Kano, Lamido [...]

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    The winning habits of successful forex traders

The winning habits of successful forex traders

BY ABIOLA AKINLEYEWho is a forex trader? A forex trader is an individual who exchanges one currency for another in the global financial market. The financial market is an over-the-counter (OTC) market, where financial instruments are traded. It is considered the largest and most liquid market in the world, with a daily turnover of over 5.6 trillion dollars.  Anyone who wishes to [...]

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July 12, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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