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ADB: Let Akinwunmi Adesina be

Adesina

WE join all people of goodwill all over the world to urge the United States government and others behind the call for an independent investigation of the African Development Bank, ADB, President, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, to allow him to face his work without further distraction. With three months left of his first five years, Adesina
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FG faulted over claims of downstream oil sector deregulation

Buhari’s food alarm

“I wish the farmers could go and stay in their farms so that we can produce what we need sufficiently so that we don’t have to import. In any case, we don’t have money to import so we must produce what we have to eat”. PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari sounded this urgent “call to arms” to
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BREAKING: IMC mum as NDDC loses EDFA

NDDC in need of effective cleansing

THE Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is seen as one of the most corrupt federal establishments. The common impression is that those appointed to commanding positions in the organisation routinely go there to acquire enough financial “war chest” with which to actualise political ambitions in their states. Today, the NDDC, which was set up by
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Buhari’s five years in the saddle (2)

TAKING it from the regime’s three-point agenda: revival of the economy, securing the country and fighting corruption, it can be safely said that nothing has really changed (except in many cases for the worse). The economy was sagging when he took over in 2015. It went into recession later that year and marginally broke the
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COVID-19 Lockdown: Nigerians eagerly awaiting your address, PDP mocks Buhari's silence

Buhari’s five-years in the saddle (1)

TODAY, Friday, May 29, 2020 is the fifth anniversary of Muhammadu Buhari’s ascent to power as an elected President. We will assess this era by examining the two sides of the coin. First, the obverse side: What are the contributions the administration has made towards leaving Nigeria better than they met it? The first is
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Ese Oruru gets justice at last!

THE Ese Oruru saga is a photographic image of the kind of society Nigeria has become in recent years. It shows that as far as the citizen is concerned government is virtually irrelevant since it has continued to prove unwilling and incapable of protecting the ordinary person from evil forces prowling boldly in the open.
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UK says China has questions to answer over coronavirus outbreak

Security agents and COVID-19 infection mess

IT is a sad irony that our security agents mobilised to man our checkpoints and state boundaries have become perhaps the biggest facilitators of community and nationwide spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. In addition to the policy of social distancing between individuals, governments also sought to establish barriers between the states and communities
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(JUST IN) Flight ban violation: Flairjet pays N1m fine to FG

The impounded British aircraft

ON Sunday, May 17, 2020 the Minister of Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Sirika, tweeted information that made the headlines both on the traditional and social media platforms. According to him, a British-registered airline, Flair Aviation, flouted the terms of its mandate to fly into Nigeria. It was permitted to conduct humanitarian operations but “regrettably, we caught
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Black, Asian people in England more likely to die from COVID-19 — Report

COVID-19: Taking stock (2)

IT has been eleven weeks since the war on the new coronavirus diseases was declared at the Federal level by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 30, 2020.  As the pandemic rages, some of the most sophisticated healthcare systems in the world were made to look ordinary, with millions of people infected and hundreds of thousands
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