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Swiss Re in talks for Nigerian acquisition to tap African growth

“We’d like to have more investments in places like Nigeria,” Frank O’Neill, Swiss Re’s chief executive officer for the Middle East and Africa, said Tuesday in an interview before the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town. “The challenge is that the valuations are rich. We’re looking for the right kind of partners at a price that makes sense. We’re at an early stage in talks, but we’re positive on the market opportunities.”

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Wike’s bumpy road to office

Governor Nyesom Wike’s path to office was strewn with controversies even to the point of his inauguration. Now what he makes with his opportunity is another matter.
The road to Government House, Port Harcourt for Barr Nyesom Wike after he was declared winner of the last governorship election was bumpy and rough.

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Inaugural speech focused, reassuring — Experts

Economic experts have described the inaugural speech of President Mohammadu Buhari as focused and reassuring. They said the inaugural speech though commendable, is not a speech on the economy. Commenting on the inaugural speech, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Financial Derivative Company Limited, Bismark Rewane said, “It was a very good speech. It was focused. It dwelt on the key issues.

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PDP charges Ambode to govern with fear of God

LAGOS—The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has admonished the newly sworn in Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, to govern the state with the fear of God. This is just as the party described the former Governor Babatunde Fashola’s tenure as a failed period of governance full of propaganda “which can at best score 40 per cent mark.”

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Britain announces fresh support for Buhari to end Boko Haram

Apparently excited by the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s new President, United Kingdom has openly declared its readiness to work closely with Nigeria to end its security and economic challenges. To start with, Britain says it is going to spearhead the group of seven developed nations (G-7 nations) to rally necessary support for Buhari to crush insurgency in Nigeria without further delay.

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‘I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody’

I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown their commitment to democracy and are determined to entrench its culture. Our journey has not been easy but thanks to the determination of our people and strong support from friends abroad we have today a truly democratically elected government in place.

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Buhari’s opportunity, Nigeria’s Chance

President Muhammadu Buhari ended his 1,972 word inaugural speech yesterday with the affirmation that the country now has an opportunity which must not be wasted.

Remarkably, the speech was laced with several opportunities before the nation – some new opportunities and many others fallow opportunities that had constrained the country to a prostrate giant, useless at home and fickle abroad.

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