Category Archives: Local News

Cassava exploitation can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation – NIRSAL

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The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) says exploiting the potential in cassava can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. A statement by the management of NIRSAL in Abuja said Mr Aliyu Abdulhameed, the Managing Director of the organization, stated this at the 4th International Cassava Conference held in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. Adulhameed […]

NBS releases transport fare watch report (May 2018)

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has released its Transport fare watch report for May 2018. The report covers the following categories, namely bus journey within the city per drop constant route; bus journey intercity, state route, charge per person; air fare charge for specified routes single journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and […]

Skewed Zimbabwe presents global stock investors with a conundrum

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Investors’ interest in Zimbabwe may have risen since soldiers forced long-standing President Robert Mugabe to quit in November, but figuring out when to re-enter the southern African economy is causing a dilemma. While Zimbabwe, whose economy almost collapsed under Mugabe, has no traded bonds, its stock market, with a capitalisation of almost $12 billion, is […]

Buhari deserves prayers, says Ondo lawmaker

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The lawmaker representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Bamidele Baderinwa (aka White), at the weekend donated a block of classrooms to the management of Emmanuel Primary School at Ikota in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State. Baderinwa, who was represented by his political associate, Tunde Ogunlade, handed over the keys to the […]

APC governors move to prevent convention crisis

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AHEAD of the National Convention, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), governors are meeting on Wednesday to agree on candidates for National Working Committee (NWC) posts. There were indications yesterday that the governors will present a list of consensus candidates to President Muhammadu Buhari. According to a source, who spoke in confidence, the governors are […]

Evans abandoned as lawyer withdraws from kidnap cases

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Suspected billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, no longer has a lawyer for his criminal and civil matters. Evans’ former counsel, Olukoya Ogungbeje, Friday withdrew his representation. Ogungbeje, who represented Evans in his multiple kidnapping, murder and attempted murder trials at the Lagos High Court and two civil suits at the Federal High Court […]

Ramadan: I fasted against advice —Buhari

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari revealed yesterday that he shunned advice from concerned Nigerians who asked him not to observe this year’s Ramadan on the grounds of ill health. He said that after skipping the 30-day fasting exercise last year because of his poor health, he felt that he was strong enough to observe it this year, […]

Nigeria inflation dips to 11.61%

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Nigeria’s yearly inflation rate has dropped to 11.61 per cent in May. This is the 16th straight month of steady decline in inflation. The latest slump is below Federal Government’s projection of 12.42 per cent set in the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. Food inflation declined to 13.45 per cent from […]

Eid-el-Fitri: IG orders massive deployment of policemen nationwide

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INSPECTOR-General (IG) Ibrahim Idris yesterday ordered massive deployment of policemen across the country, as part of measures to ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Fitri celebration. According to the directive, police personnel are expected to be deployed to praying grounds, recreation centres, public places and other areas. A statement issued in Abuja by the Force spokesman, ACP Jimoh […]

Nigeria will be ready for World Cup in 2022 – Odegbami

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Former Nigerian international, Chief Segun Odegbami has advised Nigerians to be humble, and not expect much from the Super Eagles as they go into the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off in Russia today. The 1980 Africa Cup of Nations winner gave this advice in Channel Televison’s Sunrise Daily”. Odegbami expressed joy in the […]