Monthly Archives: February 2018

Babafemi Ojudu: I Won’t Leave APC

Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, has dismissed as mischief the rumours that he is  on his way out of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for another political party. Ojudu said that he would not leave APC for another political party to achieve his political aspirations. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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APC: Oyegun Meets Buhari Over Tinubu’s Outburst

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr John Odigie-Oyegun, on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari, barely 24 hours after being accused of sabotaging reconciliation efforts in the party. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the party chairman, who met behind closed door with the president in the State House after the Friday prayers, declined comment ...

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African Oil And Gas And The Quest For Prosperity – A Review Of The Book “BIG BARRELS”

Book Review by Funke Michaels, Curator, ReadAFRICA.global BIG BARRELS has arrived very late. For many like myself, who struggled with the scarcity of positive Africa-specific case studies at business school; it’s about time, too. By showcasing examples of countries where the ‘Resource Curse’ is being overcome, NJ Ayuk and Joio Gaspar Marques have placed a finger right on the pulse ...

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Aggressive Diversification, FDI As Panacea For Nigeria’s Economic Problems

  By Chris Uba   Against the backdrop of the ongoing measures by the major oil consuming and industrialized countries of the world to develop alternative energy sources which includes the development of electronic vehicles, it has become imperative for Nigeria to reinvigorate its economic diversification efforts. This will help to put the country on a strong footing if oil ...

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Banks Groan Under TSA

Chris Uba Basking  in euphoria of his  historic victory in the February 2015 presidential election , after three unsuccessful attempts to  rule Nigeria in civil capacity, President Muhammad Buhari  is determined to  make strong impression on Nigerians: to root out the culture of mindless corruption  and  profligacy  habit that  has gained  foothold on the country and replace it with prudency and frugality in the use of resources.   The former military leader ...

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Nigeria Signs African Trade Agreement In March

Nigeria will sign the Continental Africa Free Trade Area Agreement in March as part of efforts to prioritise trade as a significant instrument for reform in the country. President Muhammad Buhari Buhari said on Saturday at the opening of the 39th Kaduna International Trade Fair that the agreement would promote regional trade. “One of the important initiatives of our government ...

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Ahiara Priests And The Echoes of Luther

  [By VALENTINE OBIENYEM ] We all are witnessing the unfolding unsavoury events at Ahiara Diocese. Since they are the principal party to the conflict, people from that Diocese have neglected to view the matter objectively. But even in their subjectivity, people like me could see some sense amidst the dissonance of their utterances and pens. Indeed, a number of ...

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How Anambra Short-Changes Local Councils

[By ALOY UZOEKWE ] This piece is an expose on the servant/master relationship between the state governments and the local governments. It is also to correct the erroneous perceptions that the local governments are irredeemably corrupt, inconsequential in the body politic as far as democracy dividend deliverables are concerned and that they are mostly manned by misfits. It serves as ...

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