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I’m being persecuted for dumping APC — Gov Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state in this interview spoke on why eight lawmakers in the state moved to serve him an impeachment notice and why he dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He also expressed his fear on the looming famine and hunger in the state following the displacement of farmers as a result of their clashes with herdsmen.

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2019: We must be willing to sacrifice for Nigeria — Rev Chris Okotie

Rev. Chris Okotie, founder of the House of God International Ministry who recently renewed his ambition to run for the President of this country in an exclusive interview with Vanguard has said that political gladiators must be willing to sacrifice themselves for Nigeria, adding that only nationalistic sentiments with option of peace as articulated in his letter to the two political parties recently would take the country to the next level.

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ASKIA OGIE: To whom much is given

That element of luck has followed me till date. At that time, I  already applied to work in a bank. I left that job for the banking sector and the transition was easy. Of course, I suffered as a young man, but I found myself always lucky when I started working. A lot of my colleagues, who stayed back in the village  at the time,  didn’t grow beyond  village life

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Insurance is the safest form of risk transfer mechanism -Ilori

We have different kind of losses and they could be financial, psychological, emotional or sentimental. On the other hand, people have different ways of handling their risk either through risk avoidance, risk reduction, risk retention, risk sharing and risk transfer. There is one way of risk handling that is cultural but fast disappearing especially when it comes to supporting ourselves, which is our large family culture.

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Bitcoin is the future of global money payments — Jack Williams

Notwithstanding the Federal Government’s advice against Nigerians’ involvement in bitcoin/cryptocurrency transactions over perceived link with Ponzi schemes, Thomas Jack Williams, Co-founder, B4U Global, in this interview with Egufe Yafugborhi, says with innovations, bitcoin is redefining ease of foreign money transfer and the push for a global currency.

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TRACE Group represents a cultural bridge between different regions – Laouchez

Without Olivier Laouchez, there would be no Trace, the media group dedicated to afro-urban music and entertainment.  The French media group which  has helped to pave the way into the mainstream for black urban hip hop artists demonstratesLaouchez’s ability to reach across the divide with strong representation through a range of entertainment programming.  That has also  emerge him as a significant figure in the globalentertainment industry. 

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Why we are in dialogue with Nigerian government — American investors

President, American Business Council (ABC), Dr. Lazarus Angbazo, who is also the Managing Director of General Electric (GE) in Nigeria, along with the Vice President of ABC, Darrell McGraw, and US Commercial Counsellor,  Brent Omdahl, as well as other leaders of ABC, in this interview against the backdrop of the recent survey report of American businesses in Nigeria, spoke on a number of issues concerning the Nigerian business environment, and the role of American businesses in Nigeria. Excerpts:

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Why CBN’s intervention funds are not making desired impact — MD Coastline MfB

Managing Director, Coastline Microfinance Bank  Limited, Mrs. Fejiro Ugute, in this interview stressed the need to review the criteria for accessing intervention funds of the  Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN so as to make them accessible to microfinance banks. She also spoke on efforts of the bank towards the financial inclusion target of the apex bank.

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