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Freedom from Egmont hammer

WITH President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Mr. Modibbo Hamman Tukur as the Acting Director General of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, pursuant to Section 5(1) of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit Act 2018, Nigeria has finally complied with all requirements of the Egmont Group and secured her freedom from threats of expulsion.

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Jigawa: How not to ‘help’ orphans

THE states of the North-East and North-West geopolitical zones are among the poorest in the Federation, with the lowest profiles in education and human development indices. The 2018 National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, indicates that eight out of the top ten poorest states are from there: Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Adamawa, Jigawa, Gombe and Bauchi States.

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Boko Haram getting beyond us?

Newly-elected President Muhammadu Buhari, riding on the crest of promises to eradicate Boko Haram within months, launched a major offensive in May 2015. By December that year, the regime was already boasting of having “technically defeated” the terrorists, asserting that they no longer occupied “an inch” of Nigeria’s territory.

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