Monthly Archives: October 2019

Nigeria’s border closure has implications for Africa’s economic integration

The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries. Wikimedia Commons Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong, University of Bath Nigeria recently partially closed its border with Benin in an effort to stem the smuggling of rice. It then went on to close its land borders to the movement of all goods from Benin, Niger and Cameroon, effectively banning trade flows ...

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APC Accuses PDP And Atiku Of Fresh Plot To Malign Supreme Court Justices

Ahead of the hearings of the Supreme Court on the 2019 presidential election petition, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged a new and sinister plot by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar to malign Supreme Court Justices using foreign media organisations. The party further alleged that among the columnists “contracted to make spurious ...

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Zenith Bank/NFF Future Eagles Put Hungary To The Sword At The 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup In Brazil

Almost all the impact players for the Golden Eaglets in Saturday night’s 4-2 defeat of Hungary in the opening match of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament in Brazil are products of the annual Zenith Bank/NFF Future Eagles Championships, including the goal scorers. The competition, sponsored by NFF’s partner, Zenith Bank Plc, was launched in 2016 and has been ...

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Akwa Ibom Senatorial Election: APC Reports Appeal Panel To NJC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has become pertinent to report to the National Judicial Council (NJC), the alleged antics of a Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar which delivered what it calls a strange “judgement” on October 18, 2019, recognising Senator Albert Akpan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the Akwa Ibom North East ...

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SERAP Seeks Details Of Spending On Failed $460m CCTV, Other Chinese Loans 

Scio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, asking her to “urgently provide information on the total amount of money paid to contractors from the $460 million loan obtained in 2010 from China to fund the apparently failed Abuja Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) contract, the ...

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Trust Is Fundamental To Life’s Success, Says Osinbajo

“I have come to realize that trust or trustworthiness is fundamental to the success of practically everything you will do in life. In other words, if you can build your reputation in such a manner that you can win the trust of others, your bosses, co-workers, clients, business partners, you will be tremendously successful. If you cannot be trusted or ...

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Throwing Of Eggs At Bad Leaders: Obi Clarifies Statement

Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has reacted to fake news being circulated on some social media platforms accusing him of advocating the throwing of eggs and sachet water at poor-performing leaders. Speaking Saturday with  Aviation Correspondents who sought his clarification at the local wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Obi said: “It is rather unfortunate ...

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Anambra To Regulate Movement Of Heavy Duty Trucks 

Raymond Ozoji,  Awka Following the occurrence of multiple fire incidents in  Anambra state recently  due to the brake failures of petrol tankers, the state government says it has taken corrective measures to regulate the movements of articulated trucks within the state. The state commissioner for transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko stated this during an exclusive interview with our correspondent in his ...

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Anambra Communities Get Access Roads After 27 Years   

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Anambra state government has taken road construction to hard-to-reach areas of Anambra-west, Anambra-east, Ogbaru and Ayamelum local government councils, said to have lacked access roads since the state was created in 1991. The state commissioner for works, Engr. Marcel Ifejiofor disclosed this to newsmen in Awka at the weekend. Ifejiofor said that Governor Willie Obiano had taken ...

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