NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [1ST APRIL, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Sunday,  1st April, 2018.


Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The war of words between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the ‘looters list’ released on Friday by the federal government raged on yesterday with the PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, giving Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed a 48 hour ultimatum to withdraw the allegation against him.

Secondus is also demanding from the minister N1.5billion as damages.

The immediate past national publicity secretary of the PDP, Mr. Olisa Metuh, whose name also features on the list alleged a plan by the government to jail him at all cost.


 
He claimed to have been “reliably informed that the Federal Government has ordered a conviction at all cost to ensure that the PDP is tainted before the elections.”

The PDP queried President Muhammadu Buhari’s moral rectitude to fight corruption.


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The APC, in a dig at the PDP, asked the leadership of the opposition party to take a cue from one of its top member, Alhaji Ibrahim Mantu by publicly confessing their sins against Nigerians, seek their forgiveness, and turn a new leaf.

Secondus, in a letter by his counsel, Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN) to Mohammed demanded that the allegation that he collected N200miliion from the office of the National Security Adviser be withdrawn within 48 hours.

He called the allegation libellous and threatened that failure to withdraw it would lead to litigation.

The PDP chair also demanded a public apology from the Minister.


 
Secondus’ media aide,   Ike Abonyi, quoting from the letter with reference No. EESE&C/1/31/03/18 yesterday said Mohammed’s publication has “damaged the image of Prince Secondus as he has been “humiliated, castigated and vilified by many as a result of the falsehood published by the Minister.”

He warned that Secondus  “shall within 72 hours from today, proceed to a court of competent jurisdiction to ventilate our client’s right under the law and shall further seek the protection of the court against you” should the minister fail to withdraw the allegation.

The PDP national chairman had, in his first reaction to the allegation on Friday, challenged the minister to get ready to establish his allegations in court.

He said that the Minister was out to damage his reputation and distract him from serving his party but that he has failed woefully.

His spokesman, Abonyi said:”For the purposes of some gullible public Prince Secondus never collected any money from the NSA under any guise.

“It’s on record that on April 6, 2016, a Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice James Tsoho, awarded Secondus N10 million damages against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for illegal detention over the same matter. The court had declared Secondus’ arrest and detention illegal.”

 

Metuh alleges media trial

Metuh, in a separate reaction, accused the Information and Culture Minister of subjecting him to media trial.

He accused the Federal Government of breaching the 1999 constitution by subjecting him to two criminal charges before the court and the media.

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Metuh, who is currently standing trial for allegedly collecting N400 million from a former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki in 2015, described the case against him as contrived.

Giving a detailed narration of the case against him and his ongoing trial by the Federal Government, Metuh said, “Since my arrest on the 5th day of January 2016 and subsequent arraignment, I have refrained from publicly discussing my persecution and travails by the government because as a lawyer, trained in the finest traditions of the Bar, I know that it is wrong to discuss a matter that is subjudice.

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The Presidency yesterday expressed shock at the recent statement made by a former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Theophilus Danjuma, in which he asked Nigerians to defend themselves against attacks by bandits.

The former defence minister, speaking at the maiden convocation and 10-year anniversary celebration of the Taraba State University (TSU), Jalingo had based his call for self defence on what he branded collusion of the soldiers with bandits who have been making life miserable for Nigerians in parts of the country.

He said the military men were no longer neutral and charged victims of such attacks to resist them.


 
“If you are depending on the armed forces to stop the killings, you will all die one by one,” Danjuma had told the people of Taraba State of which he is one.

He added: “This ethnic cleansing must stop in Taraba State. It must stop in all the states of Nigeria. Otherwise Somalia would be a child’s play.”

However, Presidential Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, responding via a statement in Abuja said prominent Nigerians with national influence should use their influence wisely and not continue to engage in public declarations that are likely to inflame emotional passions and threaten National Security.

The Presidency, he said, “is very worried that criminal gangs will feel justified in defying legal governing and democratic institutions, and authority of legitimately elected democratic government if unrestrained pronouncements are made.”

He said silence can be dignified although it can be misinterpreted and exploited sometimes.

He said: “It is both shocking and scary to hear the recent comments by a senior citizen calling for Nigerians to defend themselves.


 
“The Presidency commends the Nigerian military’s efforts to maintain peace and stability, despite being pulled in various directions by elements determined to destabilize the country and government for their selfish reasons.

“What country would survive if its citizens rise against the country’s organized, trained and equipped military?

“We advise former leaders to take advantage of the various fora where people with a history of national security can offer advice to the government without resorting to the exploitation of emotional sentiments.

‘The civil war motto: “TO KEEP NIGERIA ONE IS A TASK THAT MUST BE DONE” rings very timely at this time in our nation’s history. We must be careful to avoid the mess that destroyed other African countries like Somalia.”

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
In what could be described as a sweet victory from a hard earned bout, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua on Sunday emerged the clear winner to add the WBO heavyweight belt to his WBA, IBO and IBF titles.

The Nigerian born professional boxer defeated Joseph Parker at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in the heavyweight unification bout with a unanimous points verdict.

Joshua who was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, to Nigerian parents, Yeta, and Robert Joshua added the WBO belt to the WBA and IBF belts he already holds, but he took the distance for the first time in his professional career.

It was his 21st straight career victory, although previously unbeaten New Zealander Parker delivered a battling display without seriously troubling Joshua.


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Joshua, almost a stone lighter than when he beat Carlos Takam in Cardiff last October, did enough without setting the fight alight, while Parker had his moments, even if an upset victory never looked on.heer size and power of Joshua was keeping him mostly on the retreat and he was wobbled a little again.

The WBO title holder was keeping himself in the rounds but having difficulty doing enough to win them. He did; however, appear to edge the fifth when he broke past the AJ jab to land a couple of good rights.

Suitably encouraged, Parker went on all-out attack at the start of the sixth and drove Joshua around the ring with a series of rights. When Joshua landed a heavy right himself the Kiwi absorbed the shock, true to his resilient reputation.

Plan B for team Parker, if he could not land an early knockout, was to test Joshua’s allegedly suspect stamina deep into the fight. Joshua was warned by referee Giuseppe Quartarone for throwing a huge right uppercut on the break.

The punch was reminiscent of the one which undid Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley but fortunately it did not have the same effect. Had it done so there might have the risk of a disqualification.

Parker was doing his best to drag Joshua into a brawl. AJ was tempted but held his temper and picked off the opponent with a sizeable left at close quarters. This time Parker staggered but again he took a punch which might have finished many another heavyweight.


 
We were in the rounds in which Joshua had predicted a knockout victory, but his rhythm was being interrupted by the tape on his glove coming loose. That made for a messier round and Parker may have edged it with a couple of right-hand sorties.

Joshua reasserted himself with three big lefts which reddened Parker’s right eye. But once again he was having trouble putting his man away.


Sun, 01 Apr 2018
INDICATIONS emerged yesterday that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may currently be divided over earlier resolution at the last NEC meeting of the party that a technical committee be set up to review President Muhammadu Buhari’s opposition to the elongation of the tenure of the party’s NWC which ends in June.

Investigations by The Nation revealed that some members of the NWC and other prominent chieftains of the party are opposed to the setting up of the review committee, preferring instead to have the party announce dates and procedures for the immediate conduct of congresses that will usher in new leadership at all levels for the party at the expiration of the tenure of the John Odigie-Oyegun-led NWC.

In a like manner, a former member of the NWC has said that the idea of a technical committee may be a ploy by the current chairman of the party and his allies to buy time and see if they can circumvent the directive of President Buhari in their bid to stay in office beyond June. According to him, this disagreement among party chieftains is responsible for the delay in setting up the technical committee 96 hours after the decision to do so was made public.

A top ranking member of the NWC, while speaking with The Nation in Lagos yesterday, confirmed that the committee was yet to be set up. According to the politician, there are issues over the propriety of subjecting the outcome of a NEC meeting to a technical committee to be instituted by the NWC “which is a respondent in the matter to be adjudicated upon.”


 
“The President, who is the leader of the party, spoke at the last NEC meeting and he was not contradicted by anybody. He made his position clear and buttressed it with constitutional reasons. We believe the way to go is to put modalities and dates in place for the conduct of congresses as advised by Mr. President and other leaders of the party. The idea of a technical committee, given the shortness of time, is unacceptable.

“That the said technical committee is yet to be constituted 96 hours after the meeting is a proof that it is unpopular. We know those insisting on it and we know their intentions. We have told them we will reject it as we cannot be judges in our own case. The NWC is a party to the matter to be reviewed and it should not be the one to set up such a body,” our source claimed. 


Sun, 01 Apr 2018
British-Nigerian Anthony Joshua moved a step closer to becoming undisputed heavyweight champion of the world on Saturday after beating New Zealander Joseph Parker on a unanimous points decision in their title unification bout.The 2012 Olympic champion, taken to 12 rounds for the first time in his professional career after 20 previous knockouts, added Parkers WBO belt to his own WBA Super, IBF and IBO titles.The three judges scored it 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 to Joshua, leaving only Deontay W 

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Sun, 01 Apr 2018
THREE days after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Uche Secondus, offered a public apology to Nigerians for his partys misdeeds in office, the Information minister, Lai Mohammed, responding to a challenge from the opposition party, named him as one of those who allegedly looted the country. Mr Mohammed was careful to rest the naming and shaming on ongoing court cases, perhaps aware that his claims could be litigated. Should Mr Secondus decide to challenge the minister, it is 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Sends present to momLEAH Sharibu, the only Dapchi schoolgirl left in Boko Haram captivity, is said to have made an attempt to escape from the camp of her captors.The bid however failed and was returned to the terrorists three days after by those who found her in the bush, according to The Guardian of London quoting her fellow captives.Leah, the only Christian among the 110 abductees, remains in captivity because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.Her mates also said she was emotionally 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
THE Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Akanbi, Telu I, stoked the fire of controversy yesterday by adopting the title of an Emir.He officially declared himself the Emir of Yorubaland.Speaking at the installation and the turbaning ceremony of the first Waziri of Yorubaland, Fadhilaru Sheikh Yahquub Abdul-Baaqi Mohammed, the Oluwo, who adorned an Islamic regalia, said whoever calls him an Emir of Yoruba was in order.The monarch said Iwo is using the title of Waziri to announce to the world it is trul 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The federal government may bow to pressure as it has started reviewing the requests by the States and private sector for an extension of the tax amnesty programme, the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS).Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on yesterday confirmed that the Federal Government was currently reviewing the requests by the States and private sector for an extension of the tax amnesty programme, VAIDS.The tax amnesty programme, which expired midnight on yesterday, 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Two females, a 35-year-old and an 11-year-old girl by names Toyin Ogundimu and Sherifat Olalere, have died when a building collapsed at 9, Agbede Street, Markaz, Agege, Lagos, while one Mustapha Salaudeen was rescued and treated at the scene by the ambulance crew of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA.The building which was said to be old and distressed came down yesterday afternoon.Speaking to The Nation, the General Manager, LASEMA, Adeshina Tiamiyu, said the agency received a 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The Ondo State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) wants passengers to caution drivers against reckless driving during and after the Easter festival.The Deputy Sector Commander and Head of Operations, Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, says it is imperative for the FRSC to advise the public on the necessity of cautioning drivers against reckless driving in view of the spate of carnage on the road.He spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).It is not just about drivers alone, members of public 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
A presidential aspirant in the 2019 general elections, Adamu Garba II, has confirmed he will be seeking the ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the contest.According to youthful Garba 11, founder/CEO, IPI Solutions Nigeria Limited, a leading cloud computing company based in Lagos, his decision to contest on the platform of the ruling party is because of the need for Nigeria to preserve its democratic institutions.At a press conference in Lagos yesterday, the young presidenti 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
I know, I know, you wish me a happy Easter, right' Believe me, I would wish you a happier one but for these very unhappy times we are living in. Before you can recover from one piece of bad news, another one has taken its place, and before you can recover from even that, a worse one is already unfolding so much so peoples heads are turning of their own accord in every direction preening for where next the fly will enter the ointment from: north, south, east or west.Seriously, what bothers m 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Of recent, unwholesome exchanges between clerics and politicians are becoming the norm in the Southeastern part of the country. The development becomes so worrisome when viewed against the background that instead of junior or younger priests engaging in these unbecoming practices, it is the elderly and leading members of the clergy that descend to the arena of partisan rabble rousing.Not long ago, Nigerians were stunned by reports of ugly encounter between some supporters of a political party an 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
At a grand rally held in Aiyetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun state last Thursday, which was well attended by prominent sons and daughters of Yewaland, the people of Ogun West senatorial district spoke in unison concerning the 2019 governorship race in the state as stakeholders and some political parties endorsed the Speaker of the States House of Assembly, Suraj Ishola Adekunbi as their preferred candidate for the governorship race in the State.According to Chief Ishola Olateju, f 

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Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Olamide Oni, representing Ekiki Federal Constituency 2, retired as senior police officer and immediately joined politics. In this interview with Deputy Editor, Nations Capital, Yomi Odunuga, the Efon Alaaye-born lawyer explained why he is at loggerheads with Governor Ayo Fayose, the political intrigues that may spell doom for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state and his thoughts on how the police can be empowered to tackle the various security challenges in the country. Excerpts:Bein 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Considered the weakest base of the Peoples Democratic Party in the nation, the main opposition may suffer further losses due to varying issues and contentions in the Southwest region, reports Sunday OguntolaDisgruntled members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southwest region are gearing up to leave the party for another platform, it can be authoritatively revealed.The development may leave the party, which has only one governorship slot and a few House of Assembly members, further w 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Mr. Patrick Ukah, Delta State Commissioner for Information in this interview with Okungbowa Aiwerie, Senior Correspondent, speaks on the achievements of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, why he deserves a second term and sundry policy issuesDo you think Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has done enough to seek the mandate of Deltans for a second term'I will not particularly respond to the word enough because continually we will continue to improve on the performance we met on ground and continue to do more to e 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The outcome of last weekends state congress of the Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP) in Osun State, which produced Olasoji Adagunodo as the authentic chairman of the party, has unsettled permutations in the race for its governorship ticket, reports Dare Odufowokan, Assistant Editor.The election of Hon. Olasoji Adagunodo and others in his camp as the new members of the state working committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun state, after years of intra-party rivalry, following the boycott of 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
OLADIPUPO Adebutu, the Chairman, House Committee on Rural Development in the Federal House of Representatives, and one of his favoured buddies, Asiwaju Bolarinwa Oluwole, the House of Representatives aspirant, will be honoured with chieftaincy titles by the Ewusi of Makun Kingdom Sagamu, Ogun State, Oba Timothy Akinsanya, come April 2 at the sprawling palace of the royal father in Sagamu Remo.While Adebutu and wife will be bestowed with the chieftaincy titles of Otunba Badekale & Yeye Otunba 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
THE former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, may not be actively involved in politics again, but joy is resonating in his household.Dr. Adanna, one of his twin daughters, and her husband, David Steinacker, have welcomed their second child, a son named Noah. The bundle of joy arrived last week.The post Ikedi Ohakim is a grandfather again appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
SOCIALITE and medical doctor, Babatunde Okewale, is set to score another feat.The seasoned gynaecologist will be opening another outlet of his St Ives Clinics Group in Abeokuta, Ogun State, today. The state-of-the-art clinic will be launched by Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Executive Governor of Ogun State, joined by scores of eminent personalities, among who are Senator Lanre Tejuosho, Iyalode Alaba Lawson, and many more from the political, government and health care sectors.The post Tunde Okewale s 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
MANY people dont know Allen Ifechukwu Onyema is the Chairman of Air Peace Airline. A lawyer, businessman and a conflict resolution expert, but one thing that gets him angry all the time is when some people mischievously suggest that Air Peace is owned by former first lady, Patience Jonathan, and that he is only fronting for her. This is not unconnected with the name of the airline, which is a sobriquet of the ex-first lady.However, Onyemas demonstration of his affection and love for his family m 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
IT is no longer news that Africas richest man, Aliko Dangote, literarily shut down Lagos as he rounded off the wedding of his daughter, Fatima, to Jamil, the pilot son of former Inspector-General of Police, M.D Abubakar.The wedding which kicked off with a series of elaborate celebrations over the past week had top dignitaries including American business magnate and principal founder of the Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates, and wife, Melinda, in attendance.Well, the event has come and gone, the 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
In a shocking turn of events, Big Brother Housemate, Bamike has today exited the show.This occurred immediately after the Saturday light Party where all housemates were dressed in their traditional attires.Ebuka, the host of the Sunday Live Show was the harbinger of this message of doom.He made an appearance during the party as he took his time to relate with housemates, sharing jokes while inspecting their closet.Situations changed when Ebuka announced that another guest would join the housemat 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Official sponsors of the ongoing Big Brother Naija show, Payporte, have expressed their displeasure at the comments made by housemate CeeC about her party dress before she altered it on Saturday.They took to their official Instagram handle @payporte and wrote: PayPorte is very displeased by the comments made by @ceec_official about the outfit given to her.We take our time to style all housemates with respect to the theme of every Saturday party. We consider this a disrespect to our brand and con 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Nigeria defensive midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, sat down with FIFA.com to talk about himself and hope for the Super Eagles as the world count down to the World Cup in Russia. Ogenyi Onazi exhibits a personality that is taller than him. A member of the Nigeria World Cup team to Brazil 2014, the 25-year- old has had his fair share of ups and downs very much like the Super Eagles. For much of the four years since Onazi made his FIFA World Cup debut with Nigeria, things have been somewhat trying while 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Former Nigerian international and a member of the Super Falcons to the 2000 Olympic Football Tournament in Sydney, Lami Rachel Adamu, shares her romance with football before bailing to packaging of suya and kilishi in the USA with MORAKINYO ABODUNRIN.She was one of the lasses that represented the country in the 1990s and a member of the Super Falcons to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, but Lami Rachel Adamu has revealed why she quit the world of football for a spot in the exotic packaging of Ki 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
His club might be finding it tough in the Italian Serie A but Nigerias Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo has been described as one of the most intelligent strikers with FC Crotone.On his way to Serie A, the 25-year-old Nwankwo, fondly known as Simy in the football world, enjoyed rare reviews in the ProLiga for his proficiency in front of the goal post and ended on the high as the top scorer with an impressive 20 goals.The 2015/2016 season (with Gil Vicente) was my best so far in terms of numbers goals I s 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Kelechi Oliver Anuna, the America-born Nigerian basketball player who star for Eko Kings and the Nigerian national team (DTigers), has yet spoken glowingly about his Shoe Drive Initiative, adding that sport is a good vehicle to drive away poverty.The 28-year-old currently starring for Potros de Nuevo Casa Grande in Mexico alluded to the oft saying thatgivers never lack, consequently his philanthropic gesture.Sports can help a lot in life and to excel , you need good equipment but what better way 

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Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Round 4One ungainly moment from Parker in the third as he seems to move in, and they only just avoid a clash of heads. Joshua was cut in his last fight against Carlos Takam but both men seem to have avoiding doing any damage with that exchange.Round 3Joshua, for the first time, goes really on the offensive. Parker holds and quickly gets himself out of there, a sign of Joshua feeling that he is happy with his work so far.Round 3Into round three we go. Parker struggling to land in the opening seve 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Schalkes win over Freiburg Saturday forced a shift in Bayern Munichs title party despite Bayerns 6-0 demolition of Borussia Dortmund.Bayern Munich will have to wait to celebrate their sixth successive Bundesliga title triumph following Schalkes 2-0 victory over 10-man Freiburg.Jupp Heynckes side could have confirmed their crown with a win against rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, but only if second-placed Schalke dropped points in their earlier clash with Freiburg.However, second-half goals 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
In order to further technological development in the education sector and among the next generation, Vodacom Business Nigeria has organised a robotics training session for thirty-six young students from the S.S. Peter & Paul Nursery and Primary School. Loving Gaze, an independent non-profit organisation that serves the underprivileged communities in Lagos State, runs the school.The young students, aged between 8 and 10, through a practical course on robotics, were given the opportunity to le 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Diamond Bank Plc, has lent its support to make women succeed inMicro Small and Medium Enterprises, (MSMEs).Head Regional Business, Northern Directorate, Sufiyanu Garba who disclosed this in Abuja, said the bank is in full support of women in Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, (MSMEs) and has introduced a lot of iniative for women in that area.Sufiyanu Garbadisclosed this during the Diamond Bank first customer workshop in Abuja, where he stated that the bank is in full partnership with women to 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The repeated call to consumers by the National Agency for Food, Drug, Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to beware of fruits treated with calcium carbide [CC] at a press briefing recently in Lagos readily brought to my mind, an encounter with a fruit seller.Out to buy fresh fruits, I saw this fruit retailer pushing a wheel barrow filled with mangos. Majority of the fruit were yellowish green. Having heard of how some unscrupulous farmers and traders use CC, a material most commonly used for wel 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Tayo Adedugbe, a small business and youth empowerment/projects consultant, is the Executive Producer of Game Changers Nigeria Show, a television magazine programme which empowers businesses in the bottom of the pyramid. In this interview with Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf he shares his experiences and perceptions about SMEs and other related matters.What really informed the idea behind Game Changers Nigeria Show'Game Changers Nigeria Show was created in order to change common narratives amongst th 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Indications are that Nigeria may be schemed out of the $25billion investment opportunities extended to African countries by the The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).This development is coming on the heels of Nigerias refusal to sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) during the last Extra Ordinary summit by African heads of states in Kigali, Rwanda.Speaking in an exclusive interview with Prof. Jonathan Aremu, a consultant on Economic Integration to ECOWAS and other multilate 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has given a thumbs up to the federal government on the modest gains achieved with the executive orders in the area of Ease of Doing Business.The human rights lawyer in a statement at the weekend,recalled that parlous state of the economy led the newly inaugurated Buhari administration to take certain far-reaching measures to revive the economy, as a crucial part of the governments economic transformation policy in 2016 with th 

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Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The Green River Project (GRP), a sustainability initiative in Nigeria, and the people that benefit from this are at the heart of a new advertising campaign across CNN Internationals digital platforms. The campaign explores how Eni, one of the biggest energy companies in the world, positions the influence of the 30-year project by providing a source of employment and improving living standards.The campaign tells stories from people in Nigeria whose way of life and work has been enhanced by Enis s 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
President Muhammadu Buharis refusal to sign the African Continental Free Trade Agreement(AfCFTA)at the just concluded African Union summit in Kigali,Rwanda, has raised mixed reactions from a cross section of Nigerians over the propriety or otherwise of that decision. Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf in this report examines the issuesHow free is free trade' This is one simple question that has been hotly debated so much with welter of criticism rife amongst the organised private sector most of who hav 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Prof. Jonathan Aremu,a professor of International Economic Relations at the Covenant University is also head of Trade Policy Commission at the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) as well as member, Technical Working Group,Rule of Origin at the African free Continental Free Trade Area. In this interview with Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf,he gives a birds eye view of the AfCFTA initiative. Excerpts:Where have been a lot of hue and cry over Nigerias inability to sign the AfCFTA deal. Whats your take on t 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The apology by Nigerias former ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is a classical case of how not to apologise.The partys national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, who was a powerful member of the partys leadership when the misdeeds were committed, said having realised that the party failed Nigerians and thus paid for the sins by the poor performance at the polls in 2015, needed to seek forgiveness as another election is due in less than a year.The glib apology, while an improvement 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
When oil magnate and Chairman of energy conglomerate, Aiteo, Benedict Peters promised to hit back at his detractors following the myriads of malicious, unfounded and false allegations targeted at tarnishing his image, nobody saw it coming like a whirlwind. However, with the series of court victories he now has in his pockets, the energy boss is not just making the news, he is also beginning to set the records straight about his life and business.Recently, a High Court sitting at Federal Capital 
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