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Nigerian Exceptionalism (2): The quest for world leadership,

•Professor Bolaji Akinyemi

Before I was born palm kernel was taken out of Nigeria and taken to another country and today we go to that country and import palm oil. It is shameful

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Naira’ll succumb to more vulnerabilities if America raises rates by December – Otunuga

If they had followed the comments the finance minister made about cutting rates, and had followed it, and cut it back to 12%, they would have created some instability which would have upset some investors. But then this is a double inflation as well because it is a battle between growth and inflation. So of course the high rates right now was causing concerns about the investment because of high debts to pay back but at the same time, price stability is probably what the CBN is trying to do, to cut the inflation rate which is 17.6% and also trying to stabilise the naira.

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Ex-militant leader accuses JTF Cmdr of secret detention

Mr. Kingsley Muturu is Delta State Chairman of ex-militants under the Phase 2 of the Amnesty Programme. In this interview, he shares alleged experience of harassment in the hands of the military Joint Task Force (JTF) in Niger Delta. He also condemns the arrest and secret detention of another ex-militant leader, Mr Francis Muturu, aka ‘General Aboy’, as well as calls on the Minister of Defence, the Inspector-General of Police, Director of SSS and others to intervene in the matter.

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Rakiya Abacha gets baby girl

The family of a former military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha is in a very joyful mood at the moment. The atmosphere in the Abacha household became even brighter with the pitty-patter of tiny feet that was recently welcomed into the family. The last daughter of the family, Rakiya can safely be described as the happiest person on earth at the moment as she recently welcomed a baby girl. The new baby’s name is Takwara Fatima Aida.

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•Members of the South East/ South South Professionals with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after a meeting with the the VP.

‘Only restructuring’ll bring equity, justice in S/East, S/South’

TROUBLED by the unwholesome activities of herdsmen on its Eastern flank, destabilised by the actions of militant groups in the South and disappointed at the perceived failure of its leaders, the southern part of Nigeria seems to be in distress. Of the 11 states in the region that is split into South East and South South geopolitical zones, only a few appears to be succeeding while others are struggling to attain key parameters of governance.

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