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*Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo

Economic crises can be avoided with suitable contingencies – Soludo

The focus of the presentation was actually on monetary policy under uncertainty and they asked me to speak on Brexit to governors of central banks of the 53 Commonwealth countries. The concern was about the possible implications of Brexit on the economies of the Commonwealth and being governors of central banks, what this could mean for monetary policy. The major hypothesis there was that Brexit can only be seen as just one of the many sources of uncertainties in the global economy today.

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Tanko Yakassai

How the North tamed Yoruba ambition – Tanko Yakassai

We made appreciable progress in the transportation sector. Although the British left us with a functional rail system, our leaders however extended the rail to boost the transport system in Nigeria. On water transportation they decided to dredge the river Niger to facilitate water transportation to the north for increased commercial activities. By independence, the road from Kano to Lagos was not tarred like several other major roads we have today, but the story is different today.

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Buhari to Niger Delta militants: You can’t hold Nigeria to ransom

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, warned Niger Delta militants that they could not continue to hold Nigeria to ransom. Buhari also said his administration was working hard to reposition Nigeria for prosperity, urging Nigerians not to be deterred by the current economic crisis, which, according to him, will not last. The President, who recalled his promises during his campaigns as a presidential candidate, stated that he would not deviate from the hallmark of transparency and honesty. The remarks were contained in his broadcast to commemorate the 56th independence anniversary of Nigeria.

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