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Ogun: Not an amusing start for Amosun

THE 40,000 capacity Moshood Kasimawo Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta, Ogun State was filled to the brim last Sunday morning. People stood on the tarmac and on the football pitch. The crowd was not only huge but ecstatic. It was not a gathering of just the masses but the crowd was representative of all classes of people. Indeed, many who had not been to any state function in the last 5 years were there.

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Unusual strides in labour

THE Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Chukwuemeka Wogu, is not one to walk away from a fight. Over the past year, the bulky red-capped middle aged chief from Abia State has squarely taken on the challenge of ensuring industrial harmony in various sectors of the economy as well as creating _ or inspiring resources to create _ the much needed jobs for a teeming army of unemployed in the country.

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Sovereign Wealth Fund: Aganga’slegacy

THE appointment of Dr. Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga as the nation’s Finance Minister on April 6, 2010, elicited high expectations in many quarters, especially among private sector operators. The expectations stemmed from his background as Managing Director, MD, of Goldman Sachs, based in London, United Kingdom, a position he held until the ministerial appointment. Dr. Aganga’s wealth of experience, Nigerians had hoped, would be put into use in the formulation of macro-economic policies that would jump-start the economy.

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New hopes in Gombe

THE high turnout was simply unexpected. Given the speculations in some quarters of the State prior to the event of the eruption of another cycle of violence like the one that trailed the Presidential election in April only a few persons could have mustered the courage to leave their homes to witness the ceremony. But that was far from being the case. In fact, the people defiled every conceivable ill_thought of crisis and came out in their numbers to catch a glimpse of the epoch_making event which threw palpable joy and excitement in the air.

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As Jonathan begins a fresh term: I will not let you down, he tells Nigerians

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan told the moving story of one of his fans on Facebook- the popular social network – while delivering his speech after he was sworn for a fresh term of four years on Sunday. He said the fan whose name he gave as Bamidele Oregba lost his father three days after the result of the last month’s Presidential election was declared.

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Political IOUs for Jonathan

Nothing succeeds like success”, goes a familiar saying and the hoopla that have greeted the success of President Goodluck Jonathan in the recently held presidential election is a confirmation. People love winners and like to be associated with victory. That is why it should be no surprise that many are beating their chest with claims of how they worked for Jonathan and ensured his victory in their “area”.

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