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Naira vulnerable to further losses in future – FXTM

Mr. Lukman Otunuga

The global markets have been flung onto a chaotic rollercoaster ride in 2016 as the ongoing concerns over slowing global growth, depressed oil prices and persistent Brexit uncertainties have weighed heavily on investor sentiment. Stock markets started the year pressured, but have been surging higher on hopes of potential stimulus measures while risk aversion continues to keep Gold buoyed.

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Austin Tam-George

Wike’s weak side in real life – Tam-George, Commissioner for Information

Governor Wike has taken concrete conciliatory steps to work with everyone, even those in the opposition. He has an office and a special adviser on inter-party relations. The Governor’s intention is to keep his ears and doors open for cooperation and collaboration. But the APC’s response has always been to slam the door shut. They seem to be unable to cooperate, even in the interest of the State. It’s an unacceptable behaviour in a democracy.

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Niger-Deltans are their own worst enemies – Sandys, author in his 70s

Septuagenarian author and community leader, Sandys Omadeli Uvwoh, has been an advocate for a peaceful and robustly developed Niger Delta. In this interview conducted in Warri, Delta State, Sandys advances the advocacy, saying the under-development suffered by communities in the oil – rich region is largely self-inflicted by Niger Deltans themselves, political office holders and community leaders in particular.

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Most of the people elected into public office in Africa are thieves —Lumumba, ex-Director of Kenya Anti-Graft Commission

In this interview with Professor Patrice Lumumba, a former Director of Anti-Corruption Commission in Kenya and the Director of the Kenya School of Law, he discusses the challenges of fighting corruption. Lumumba, who was on Channels Television, expresses the hope that with a sustenance of the momentum in President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption, the dividends of a corrupt-free society would be there for all to benefit.

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•Professor Thomas Kehinde Obidairo

Secrets for good health at 80- Obidairo

At the University of Benin where he was popularly known as TKO, after his initials, Professor Thomas Kehinde Obidairo was one of the least expected to engage in a brawl or even post a Technical Knock Out on anyone. However, what he lacked in physical aggressiveness, he more than made up for in his academic calling, pioneering academic departments and ventures in the Universities of Lagos, Benin, the Lagos State University and the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN.

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Modu Sheriff is being used to destroy PDP- Babatope

PDP will continue to exist as one major party in Nigeria. The Makarfi-led faction is the authentic party that emerged from the Port Harcourt convention the last time. The party met in Port Harcourt and decided to have a Care-Taker Committee and that was headed by Makarfi. Modu Sheriff – Sheriff joined PDP barely two years ago and now wants to be chairman. That is not possible.

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Prof Adamolekun

Restructuring: Nigeria must devolve power or die – Prof. Adamolekun

PROFESSOR Ladipo Adamolekun, 74, an Awoist, erudite scholar and administrator, is not happy with the state of affairs in Nigeria and has urged urgent solutions. According to him, the clamour for restructuring of the country is fast becoming a slogan in the face of a failing state. For the giant of Africa to return to the era when Nigeria worked with features such as educational excellence, meritocracy and strong institutions, the former University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) lecturer said we must practice fiscal federalism with the centre losing most of its powers to the federating units.

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Cardinal Okogie

Constitution writers had in mind only a Nigeria awash with petro-dollars – Okogie

The Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, in this piece, says those who wrote the Constitution appeared to have in mind only a Nigeria awash with petro-dollars. Nigerians are witnessing two scenes of a drama. Scene one is the drama of clamour and resistance – clamour for restructuring and resistance to restructuring of the federation, that is, if Nigeria can be called a federation in the proper sense of the word.

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Gov Ibikunle Amosun

Non-Payment of Salaries: Amosun did not deride his colleagues- Governor’s spokesman

It’s a combination of what some people have described as financial wizardry and foresight. I will take the foresight part first. During his first term of office, the governor, realising the great potentials of Ogun State, being the gateway to the rest of the country and even the West African sub region, decided to ensure that the state is able to attract the brightest and the best from all over the world. In order to achieve this, he embarked on massive infrastructural development projects, building roads, bridges and opening up the state for massive foreign and local investments.

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