Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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    Presidency: Trader Moni still on, to reach 10 million petty traders

Presidency: Trader Moni still on, to reach 10 million petty traders

The presidency has said Trader Moni, a scheme to provide small funds for petty traders in Nigeria, is still on, and would reach 10 million petty traders in the country.Laolu Akande, a senior special assistant to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, made this disclosure late Wednesday, saying the government has continued giving the loans since the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the [...]

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    Why politics is war in Nigeria

Why politics is war in Nigeria

Selfishness, the pursuit of self-interest and self-aggrandisement are the driving forces of Nigerian politicians. From bottom to top and back again, of those emotions, not one is free, not one is clean, not even President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s widely touted emblem of what is sane and altruistic in the polity.In the recently concluded elections, Buhari for instance, left no one in doubt as to the prime status of his ambition [...]

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    50,000 Indians doing business in Nigeria, says high commissioner

50,000 Indians doing business in Nigeria, says high commissioner

Abhay Thakur, Indian high commissioner to Nigeria, says "50,000 Indians" comprising professionals, investors, technically skilled, medical doctors and educationists are involved in various businesses in Nigeria.Thakur spoke at a NAN forum in Abuja, on Tuesday.He said India was Nigeria’s largest trading partner globally, with bilateral trade between both countries "at nearly $12 billion and Indian companies investing in projects worth [...]

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    OBITUARY: In our hearts lies Pius Adesanmi, the prophet who foretold his death

OBITUARY: In our hearts lies Pius Adesanmi, the prophet who foretold his death

"I am at an age now where I should be confident that, should anything happen to me and I quit this realm eternally, somebody like you would go out of your way to find Tise and worry about her welfare," Pius Adesanmi wrote in a mail to a friend when he slipped in the snow and hurt his ankle in [...]

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    CDD: Threats of violence kept some voters away

CDD: Threats of violence kept some voters away

The Centre for Democracy and Development’s (CDD) election analysis centre (EAC) has raised concerns over the conduct of the governorship and state house of assembly polls.In a statement on Sunday, it listed violence, faulty card readers, arson, vote buying as some of the abnormalities that plagued the polls.Voter apathy, electoral irregularities, payment and training of ad hoc staff and collation challenges [...]

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    Dangote speaks on elections, says there are better days ahead

Dangote speaks on elections, says there are better days ahead

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says there are better days ahead for the business community in Nigeria, despite the elections ongoing in the country.Dangote said there is a lot happening in Nigeria, and elections did not deter his companies from investing in the country."I think from the business community, things are going to continue to grow in terms of trajectory. [...]

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    Elumelu: Access to electricity is critical to economic growth

Elumelu: Access to electricity is critical to economic growth

Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holdings, says access to electricity is critical to growing Nigeria's economy.Speaking in an interview with Sky news, Elumelu said he believes that the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari will focus on improving the power sector.He added that another sector that is critical to the economy is the private sector which helps in creating employment [...]

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    Voting for peace and progress

Voting for peace and progress

It’s decision day for Nigerians as voting began this morning as early as 8.00 am at all polling units nationwide. Over 72 million Nigerians, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), are eligible to vote in a highly anticipated election that was postponed by one week.Media reports indicate the elections have been largely orderly and peaceful. This is good [...]

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    Democracy is not easy to maintain, says Buhari in state broadcast

Democracy is not easy to maintain, says Buhari in state broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari says democracy is not easy to achieve or maintain, praising the Nigerian people for their tolerance and patience to see democracy thrive in the country.Addressing the nation via a state-wide broadcast on Friday, Buhari urged Nigerians to have faith in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deliver on credible elections.The president also asked Nigerians to come [...]

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    2019 elections and Jonathan’s sermons of peace

2019 elections and Jonathan’s sermons of peace

BY WEALTH DICKSON OMINABO Down the Southern part of Nigeria is a humble man with a temperament of peace. With a political philosophy of humanism, he goes about preaching peace to the world and urging his friends, brothers and of humanity to see peace as their kinsmen and harmony as their in- law. He is a fellow who lives out the attributes [...]

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    Are you a farmer? Here’s how you can access up to $1m loan

Are you a farmer? Here’s how you can access up to $1m loan

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has launched a multi-million euro fund which provides loans and equity investments for rural small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), farmers' organisations, agricultural entrepreneurs and rural financial institutions across the globe.The agribusiness capital (ABC) fund launched during IFAD’s annual general council meeting in Rome, Italy, seeks to mobilise 200 million euros from investors [...]

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    West Africa’s democratic tipping point?

West Africa’s democratic tipping point?

BY OLUSEGUN OBASANJO , JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA, ERNEST BAI KOROMA, SAULOS CHILIMAThe decision to postpone Nigeria’s presidential election, made just hours before polls were due to open, has raised fears about the integrity of the eventual vote. Those fears must not be realized – and not just for Nigeria’s sake. Just as a strong and stable democracy in Africa’s most populous [...]

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    Aruna Quadri speaks excellent Yoruba in ITTF new ‘topspin master’ promo

Aruna Quadri speaks excellent Yoruba in ITTF new ‘topspin master’ promo

Aruna Quadri became Nigerian culture advocate in the new promo released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for the 2019 World Championship scheduled for Budapest, Hungary.Considered as the best import from Africa, Quadri spoke in Yoruba language in the promo on the quality of his forehand which makes him a threat to opponents in the game of table tennis.Being [...]

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    Why Nigeria may have no hope

Why Nigeria may have no hope

Believers in God, especially Christians of the Pentecostal persuasion, of which yours truly is an apologetic member, would consider this headline near heretic and that is understandable.For this class of faithful, thoughts and confessions are the life to the attainment of desire or even the promises of God for the individual or nation. A part of the Scriptures says that [...]

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    Meet Wendy, Nigeria’s NASA whizz who is the ‘most promising engineer in US government’

Meet Wendy, Nigeria’s NASA whizz who is the ‘most promising engineer in US government’

One of Nigeria's greatest strength -- and perhaps weakness -- is her ability to make global headlines for birthing some of the most ingenious people to have walked the planet.Today, on this episode of Nigeria's talent export is Wendy Okolo, one of the first black women to bag a doctorate -- not honorary -- degree in aerospace engineering, anywhere on [...]

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    Buhari vs Atiku: The prophesies and a morning after…

Buhari vs Atiku: The prophesies and a morning after…

Let me tell you a few short stories: In 2015, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari won the general election, he got two important goodwill messages; one from Tunde Bakare, the other from Femi Adesina. Both men had independently followed General Muhammadu Buhari for many years, and believed in his ability to change Nigeria. This was why Adesina, a revered journalist [...]

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