Wednesday, 18 October 2017
  • The leader of a pro-Biafran group that wants to break away from Nigeria failed to appear in court on Tuesday as his treason trial was scheduled to resume.

    Nnamdi Kanu, who heads the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement, was nowhere to be seen as proceedings resumed at the Federal High Cou...


    ECONOMY Growth in Agriculture and Solid Minerals: The number of sub-sectors of the economy experiencing negative growth has almost halved; falling from 29 sub-sectors for the whole of 2016 to 16 in Q1 2017. Growth in manufacturing has returned to positive territory after five quarters of negative growth. It grew by 1.36% in Q1 2017 after falling to -7.0% in Q1 2016. Our priority Sectors of Agriculture and Solid Minerals have seen improved performance, in spite of the recession. Agriculture…
    Sunday, 15 October 2017 17:01
  • By Gbenga Adebambo: Hire your boss! By Gbenga Adebambo: Hire your boss!
    “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” —Jim Rohn There are two things you need to ensure before starting to read this: the first is the conviction that you really want to be your own boss; the second is to be so sure that your present boss is not aware that you are reading this! Though you have been hired by…
    Saturday, 14 October 2017 13:16
  • By Anthony Chuka Konwea, P.E.: DANCE OF SHAME By Anthony Chuka Konwea, P.E.: DANCE OF SHAME
    A common joke on the Nigerian street has it that if all Nigerians were miraculously transplanted to Germany while all Germans were reciprocally transplanted to Nigeria, within five years Nigeria will look like Germany with well paved roads, 24/7 electricity and a disciplined society, while Germany will look like Nigeria with nonexistent roads, epileptic power supply and an entropic citizenry.The moral of this idle speculation lends credence to Shakespeare’s observation speaking through Cassius: “the fault, dear Brutus is not in…
    Saturday, 14 October 2017 01:11


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  • Buhari regrets nonpayment of salaries in states despite FG’s interventions Business and Economy Buhari regrets nonpayment of salaries in states despite FG’s interventions
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday regretted that despite the various interventions by the Federal Government there are still complaints and agitations by workers over unpaid salaries and allowances in states. He wondered how the unpaid workers had been managing to meet their needs. Buhari made his position known while addressing a delegation of the Nigerian Governors Forum led by the forum’s chairman, Abdulaziz Yari. Yari had led Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom representing South South; Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, representing North West; Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, representing North Central; deputy governor of Ebonyi, Dr. Eric Igwe representing South East; Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi, representing North East; and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, representing South West to a meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The various interventions the current administration had extended to states included bailout, Paris Club refund and budget support. Some governors were alleged to have diverted the bailouts. The President told the governors that the plight of workers in the states need urgent attention as many could barely survive. “How can anyone go to bed and sleep soundly when workers have not been paid their salaries for months. “I actually wonder how the workers feed…
    Tuesday, 17 October 2017 17:00
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  • Geroge Weah, Joseph Boakai face presidential runoff next month Business and Economy Geroge Weah, Joseph Boakai face presidential runoff next month
    Former international footballer George Weah and Liberia’s Vice President Joseph Boakai will face a runoff for the presidency on November 7, the national election commission announced Sunday. With tallies in from 95.6 percent of polling stations, Weah took 39.0 percent of the votes and Boakai 29.1 percent, both well short of the 50 percent barrier required to win outright from the first round of voting held on Tuesday. National Elections Commission chairman Jerome Korkoya told journalists that 1,550,923 votes had been counted and turnout was at 74.52 percent. Three other candidates took a significant share of votes with veteran opposition leader Charles Brumskine at 9.8 percent, former Coca-Cola Executive Alexander Cummings at 7.1 percent and former warlord turned preacher Prince Johnson at 7.0 percent. These candidates will now decide which runoff contender they will direct their supporters to follow, holding significant sway over the final results.
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