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FG misses school feeding take-off target


Primary schools throughout Nigeria resumed for the first term of the current school year shortly after the Sallah holidays in September 2016, with many Nigerians eager to see the commencement of school feeding involving 5.5 million pupils nationwide.

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The 21 schoolgirls at the thanksgiving service in Abuja.

Return of 21 Chibok Girls

It came like a bolt from the blue on Thursday, 13th October 2016, when the news of the return of 21 of the 219 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, who had been captives of their Boko Haram Islamist terror group abductors since April 14, 2014, unfolded.

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US Embassy owes Reps apologies

THE long-awaited report of the Hon. Nicholas Ossai-led House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges probing the alleged sexual misconduct of three members of the House while on an official assignment to Cleveland, Ohio in the United States of America in April this year, has come out with a verdict of not guilty.

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Why recession may not end in 2017

Economic recessions occur when aggregate spending by governments, consumers and investors drop below the levels required to sustain the previous tempo of economic activity. Recovery starts when increased spending occurs significantly. Furthermore, a recession such as Nigeria is experiencing does not come suddenly. There usually are signs to indicate that the economy is slowing down.
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Borrowing our way out of recession

Every member of the Buhari administration who has spoken about the current recession has assured Nigerians that the recession will end “very soon”. Unfortunately, (typical of government in our climes) no one has defined the time frame meant by very soon – leaving the officials an escape route in the event that nothing happens for a year or more.

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Nigeria’s alarming heart failure rate

On 30th September, this year’s World Heart Day, the increase in recent times, of confirmed and suspected cases of cardiac arrests, heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related disorders came into sharp focus. Heart disorders are making a steady and deadly rise in Nigeria. Everyday, we read reports of persons “slumping and dying”.

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President Buhari interacts with troops of HQ 1 BDE in Dansadau Zamfara State as part of the 2016 Nigerian Army Day celebration on 13th July 2016

That N4.9b military uniforms import

Are we really serious about looking inwards to get Nigeria out of the economic recession? How serious are we in achieving the much-touted diversification of the economy? What policies do we have binding all arms and departments of government to ensure that goods that can be manufactured in Nigeria are no longer imported from foreign
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Rethinking our 2017 oil benchmarks

It has been almost a decade ago when the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) found itself in a position to influence the global price of crude oil. But, after almost two years of collective suffering as the price of the commodity has languished below $50 per barrel, OPEC decided on a bold but dangerous gamble.

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