Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    Eagles move up four places in latest FIFA ranking

Eagles move up four places in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles moved four spots up from 48 to 44 in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.On the continent, the three-time African champions now occupy the third position.The Super Eagles also gained 16 points from September's 1415.Belgium overtook world champions France who dropped a spot down from first to the second spot.The top 10 teams are:Belgium (1)France [...]

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    Osinbajo: We are working to reduce population growth by 50% through educating women

Osinbajo: We are working to reduce population growth by 50% through educating women

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is working to reduce Nigeria's population growth by half, via educating women.Speaking at the just concluded Nigerian Economic Summit (NES24), Osinbajo said studies have shown that educating women and girls could reduce population by half."Now, one of the major challenges that we have is massive population growth, that we are experiencing about three percent [...]

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    Peter Obi: An 11-year-old said I don’t keep my promise… nobody tells you truth in govt

Peter Obi: An 11-year-old said I don’t keep my promise… nobody tells you truth in govt

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state and running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) says people hardly tell you the truth in government.Speaking at the just-concluded Nigerian Economic Summit (NES24) in Abuja on Tuesday, the former governor said it took an 11-year-old schoolgirl to tell him he was not keeping his promises."For me, [...]

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    Presidency: We won’t allow Nnamdi Kanu ruin the relationship we have with other countries

Presidency: We won’t allow Nnamdi Kanu ruin the relationship we have with other countries

The presidency says it will not allow Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ruin the cordial relationship Nigeria has with other countries.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said this in reaction to the reappearance of the IPOB leader.Kanu, who had not be seen publicly in 13 months, resurfaced in Israel, according to a video released by Radio Biafra.In [...]

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    Zainab Ahmed: MTN sanctions were very damaging for Nigeria

Zainab Ahmed: MTN sanctions were very damaging for Nigeria

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says the federal government's sanctions on MTN damaged Nigeria's reputation among foreign investors.Speaking at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja on Tuesday, the minister said the Central Bank of Nigeria is working closely with MTN to resolve the issues around the latest sanctions.Ahmed said some of the positions of the government was taken, so [...]

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    Tackling poverty from grassroots through human capacity development, empowerment

Tackling poverty from grassroots through human capacity development, empowerment

BY OLUMIDE ADERINOKUNIn June 2018, the Brookings Institution, an American think-tank research group, published data from the World Poverty Clock which showed that Nigeria, with an estimated population of 200 million, had overtaken India {population of 1.32 billion} as the “poverty capital” of the world. Specifically, it reported that with 87 million Nigerians already living below the poverty line, six [...]

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    ‘One comma, one semicolon shouldn’t stop investments’ — Saraki hits presidency on PIGB

‘One comma, one semicolon shouldn’t stop investments’ — Saraki hits presidency on PIGB

Bukola Saraki, president of the Nigerian senate, says one comma, one semicolon, should not stop the level of investments that could come into the country's petroleum sector. [...]

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    Osinbajo: Religious leaders intervene whenever I want to sack some corrupt people

Osinbajo: Religious leaders intervene whenever I want to sack some corrupt people

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says whenever he wants to sack a public official who has been found to be corrupt, he gets many calls from religious and political leaders not to do so.Speaking on at 24th Nigerian Economic Summit plenary on corruption and rule of law, in Abuja on Monday, the vice-president said the Nigerian elite are often times in the [...]

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    Nigeria has issued first gold-refining licence, says Udoma

Nigeria has issued first gold-refining licence, says Udoma

Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, says the federal government of Nigeria has issued the first gold refining licence, as a result of the economic recovery and growth plan.Speaking at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES24) in Abuja on Monday, Udoma said this was one of the many outcomes of the ERGP focus labs.The minister added that the primary [...]

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    Atiku to supporters: There will be threats and insults, ignore them… speak facts only

Atiku to supporters: There will be threats and insults, ignore them… speak facts only

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on his supporters to speak facts only, when campaigning for him.The former vice-president took to Twitter on Sunday morning to say insults, threats and falsehoods will come, but his supporters must show respect, even when they disagree."For everyone who supports me, I ask you to conduct yourself [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili: Nigeria must do better in global competitiveness

Oby Ezekwesili: Nigeria must do better in global competitiveness

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPP), says Nigeria must do better in global competitiveness ranking.Ezekwesili said this on Saturday while reacting to the recently released global competitiveness report which ranked Nigeria 115 out of 140 profiled countries.The former vice-president of the World Bank for Africa said Nigeria’s move from its previous position of 125 [...]

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    2019: I need your support, Obi tells south-east leaders

2019: I need your support, Obi tells south-east leaders

Peter Obi, ex-governor of Anambra state, has appealed to stakeholders in the south-east to support his nomination as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.Obi, who was in Enugu to discuss with Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of the state, and some elders, said the vice-presidential position would help the Ndigbo settle the issue of marginalisation.The south-east leaders [...]

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    Fashola: The problems of electricity can’t be solved by magic

Fashola: The problems of electricity can’t be solved by magic

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the problems of electricity are slowly being solved as no one can do it by magic.Fashola said this on Thursday while inaugurating the 2x100MVA, 132/33kV power transformers at the Ejigbo Transmission Substation in Lagos.The minister said out of the 800 containers of power equipment abandoned at the port for about 10 [...]

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    Job creation is what I do best, says Atiku ahead of NBS unemployment report

Job creation is what I do best, says Atiku ahead of NBS unemployment report

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says job creation is what he does best.The 71-year-old former vice-president said this ahead of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) release of labour statistics, expected Thursday, October 18 and Monday, November 6, 2018."The most effective way to fight crime is to provide opportunity to create wealth, because poverty [...]

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    DEFENDING NAIRA: Foreign reserves fall by $2.1bn in 30 days

DEFENDING NAIRA: Foreign reserves fall by $2.1bn in 30 days

Nigeria's foreign exchange reserves have declined by $2.15 billion in the last 30 days, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) position itself in defence of the naira.Since the United States Federal Reserves raised interest rates on September 26, 2018, the Nigerian reserves have dropped by $1,541,891,539, as investors continue voting their monies out of the Nigerian economy.The reserves moved [...]

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    Atiku: My policy document is ready… 40% of my cabinet will be women, youth

Atiku: My policy document is ready… 40% of my cabinet will be women, youth

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says 40 percent of his cabinet will be made up of women and youths.The former vice-president said his policy document for Nigeria, if he wins the 2019 election, is ready.He added that Nigeria became the world headquarter for poverty under incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari."Nigeria under Buhari is now the [...]

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