The International Criminal Court on Thursday said former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo can leave Belgium under certain conditions following his acquittal last year over post-electoral violence that killed 3,000 people. Gbagbo and his deputy Charles Ble Goude were both cleared of crimes against humanity a year ago, eight years after the former West AfricanRead
Who are the ‘we?’ Speak for yourself only, some cynics would say on merely seeing the headline of this piece.
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The family of a Libyan smuggler killed by migrants have taken revenge by killing 26 Bangladeshis and four Africans, the country’s UN-recognised government said Thursday. The killings allegedly by the Libyan smuggler’s family took place in the town of Mezdah, some 150 kilometres (95 miles) south of the North African country’s capital Tripoli, the interiorRead
The President of the Senate Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has appointed Hon. Sani Fema as his Special Assistant on Sports Development.
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The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday said “no decision” had been taken regarding a US push for an outside probe into its president, Akinwumi Adesina accused by whistleblowers of ethics breaches. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Washington is dissatisfied with the outcome of an internal inquiry that has exonerated AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina.Read
NIGERIA’S foreign exchange market under the five years of the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency is characterised by two bouts of naira devaluation, each preceded by prolonged period of steady decline in external reserves, triggered by sharp fall in crude oil price, and exit of foreign portfolio investors from the country.
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…Says this is how not to worship Allah Following reports of observance of congregational Eid-il-Fitr prayers in Kano, Borno, Nasarawa, Jigawa in defiance to the Jamaatu Nasril Islam (JNI), the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Federal Government’s pray-at-home directive on Eid-il-Fitr day to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, anRead
INFLATION has been erratic in the last five years driven by some external and internal factors, including the precipitous fall in crude oil prices in 2016 that saw the country slip into recession coupled with major fiscal moves by the government like the shut-down in land borders in 2019.
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THE Nigerian economy has been facing challenges for the past five years following its over dependence on oil as a major source of its revenue as the country recorded the highest growth in Gross Domestic Product, GDP of 2.65 per cent in 2015.
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Ten “terrorists” died in an offensive against a jihadist base in the west of Burkina Faso on Thursday, according to the army’s chief of staff. The West African country is battling an Islamist revolt, which has also exacerbated deadly inter-ethnic tensions. Since 2015, nearly 900 people have died and 840,000 have fled their homes. ARead More
THE Federal Government’s main economic strategy is anchored on diversification of the economic base away from oil dependency.
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SINCE 1999, Federal Government’s allocation to the health sector has been abysmal. In the last 21 years, the Federal Government has produced a budget of N82.2 trillion out of which it allocated N4.096 trillion or 4.98 per cent to health.
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Twitter on Friday flagged a post by US President Donald Trump on the unrest in Minneapolis as ‘glorifying violence’, saying the tweet violated its rules but would not be removed. “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet toRead
IN several ways, the war against COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria had begun long before the confirmation of the index case in February 2020. Even before the first test was carried out and admission of the first patient, there were concerns in all quarters about Nigeria’s state of readiness and level of preparedness. The reason for the concerns was not unconnected with the nation’s “weak” health system.
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By Udeme Akpan with Agency Report The global oil market remains dull as 50 unsold cargoes of Nigeria’s Bonny Light await buyers, indicating that the volatile market is still flooded with unsold stocks. Reuters, which confirmed the situation, disclosed that despite the coronavirus pandemic, India purchased a bulk of the nation’s crude yesterday. It stated:Read
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has approved for the relaxing of the COVID-19 lockdown to allow Muslim faithful observe Friday congregational prayers in the state. Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa the Secretary to the State Government, said this in a statement in Katsina. Inuwa said that the governor also lifted the ban on Church services everyRead More
ACCORDING to American Poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 -1882), "The first wealth is health." Taken further, a healthy man is a wealthy man, so says a saying. By analogy, a healthy nation is a wealthy nation.
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Katsina Police have reported they killed two suspected kidnappers, arrested six notorious bandits and recovered 130 rustled cows. The Katsina Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Katsina. “On Wednesday at about 22:00hrs, based on intelligence report, we gathered that a notorious syndicate ofRead
Stanbic IBTC Group recently held its first-ever digital graduation ceremony in honour of the 17th Stream of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC Graduate Trainees who were trained digitally. In his welcome remarks at the ceremony, Yinka Sanni, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC said the decision to organise a ‘virtual’ graduation ceremony for the graduates wasRead
A group, Coalition for Niger Delta Cohesion (CNDC), hs berated attempts by some elements in the Niger Delta region to cast aspersions on the National Security Adviser (NSA) Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd).
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