NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [22 JULY, 2018].

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Defection: PDP gives Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso, others two-week deadline
Sun, 22 Jul 2018

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems to be in a hurry to get its deal with members of the Reformed -All Progressives Congress (R-APC) done and sealed.

The two sides have been locked in intense talks and negotiations over the last few weeks for the aggrieved members of the APC to switch camps ahead of next year’s elections.

But President Muhammadu Buhari and the new national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, have also launched peace talks of their own to persuade such APC members to reconsider their plan to dump the party.

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With no defection of note happening as expected by the PDP, the party has given Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara and others a two-week deadline to make up their minds and rejoin it.

Also being wooed by the PDP are : Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (Sokoto); Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara); Governor Samuel Ortom (Benue); ex-Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, many Senators and members of the House of Representatives mostly in the Reformed-All Progressives Congress(R-APC) and other willing defectors.

The Nation gathered that the Senate President who met with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, has summoned an emergency meeting of his associates, loyalists and strategists to take a final decision on whether or not to defect.

The meeting, which may hold anytime this week with tomorrow said to be the target date, if all those concerned could make it to Abuja.

It was learnt that Saraki has been in Lagos and Ilorin on whistle stops over the last few days for last minute consultations with his allies.

Sources told The Nation that a committee empanelled by Saraki has recommended that defection is “appropriate and popular” among his loyalists.

Investigation by our correspondent revealed that the two week deadline was conveyed to Saraki in Ilorin by Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday during a closed door session that took place after the Fidau for Hajiya Aishat Baraje, mother of a former National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Kawu Baraje.

Baraje, who was also chairman of the New PDP (nPDP), is one of the key promoters of R-APC.

A top source familiar with the development said: “there is no doubt that the PDP delegation came for the Fidau and to mount pressure on Saraki to hasten action on the proposal to accommodate likely defectors from APC to PDP.

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“Wike, who led the team, asked Saraki to wrap up decision on the defection within the next one week or two weeks in order to enable PDP adjust its structures ahead of primaries for various elective posts in 2019.

“Do not forget that the defection might alter the party structure at the state level and the power sharing formula. The PDP has clearly stated that it will give equal rights and a sense of belonging to all defectors.

“This deadline applies to Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso, other governors, Senators, members of the House of Representatives, Speakers and members of the State Houses of Assembly; and other party chieftains.

“The conduct of primaries by all parties is expected to begin on August 18. Any serious defector, technically, has less than three weeks to do so in order to be able to integrate with the structure of the party.

“And the National Assembly will soon go on break to enable the lawmakers participate in the primaries.”

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Buhari, Oshiomhole upset R-APC defection plan
Sun, 22 Jul 2018

Overtures by President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to influential leaders of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) may have stalled the planned mass defection of members of the group, at least for now.

Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and four APC governors met on Thursday with Senate President Bukola Saraki on the grievances of the group while Oshiomhole has also met individually with the likes of Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara,Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and ex-Kano State governor, Senator Rabiu Kwakwaso, as well as the APC caucus in the National Assembly with a view to dousing the defection fire.

Sources in R-APC told The Nation that the peace talks of the last few days have succeeded in slowing down their defection plan.

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“The defection of our members was to be in batches. We have started as you can see, with some party leaders in some states as well as prominent aides and associates of our leaders announcing their resignation from the APC in the past weeks,” one of the sources said on Thursday, just before the president’s meeting with Saraki.

Feelers from the meeting indicated that the president urged the aggrieved APC chieftains not to dump the ruling party.

The R-APC sources added: “Several meeting were held these past days to review and fine tune the processes outlined for others to move as agreed.

“If everything works out as planned, some members of the National Assembly will announce their defection this week. They will be joined by some party officials in some states as well as other prominent leaders of the ruling party across the states of the federation.”

With Buhari and Osinbajo at Thursday’s meeting were Governors Abdul’Aziz Yari of Zamfara, Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), and Aminu Masari (Katsina).

The meeting took place a day after the Senate President and some governors met with the national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus. The governors were Abdufatah Ahmed of Kwara, Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Samuel Ortom of Benue, and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.

Emerging from his meeting with Ortom, Oshiomhole said that the ruling party would not allow Governor Ortom defect to the PDP. He said the national leadership of APC would do everything possible to ensure that peace returns to the Benue State chapter and that Governor Ortom remains in the party.

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Imo: Deputy Gov may resign as impeachment gathers steam
Sun, 22 Jul 2018

As Imo State lawmakers spurn all interventions, including recent moves from top officials at the presidency and Imo stakeholders to stall their impeachment plots, there are indications yesterday that close associates of Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, who have been weighing the options open to him, may have advised him to resign his position as the number two citizen in the state.

This, according to a source, “is to ensure that Madumere would be eligible to contest the governorship election in 2019.” The source said the lawmakers’ resolve to go ahead with the impeachment process “was simply aimed at spoiling Prince Madumere’s chances of contesting and winning the governorship election in 2019. But I can assure you that he is being advised to outsmart them. If he has to resign before the planned impeachment, he will do so. He will do whatever is necessary to contest and win the 2019 governorship election in Imo,” the source said.

The Nation investigation as at yesterday shows however that Madumere has not personally responded to such advice even though he is aware that the impeachment process is ongoing notwithstanding the legal battles to stall it.

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During the week, the legal battle centred primarily on whether the impeachment proceedings can continue when the State Chief Judge, Justice Paschal Nnadi, has not set-up the required 7-Man Committee to investigate the allegations on which the House of Assembly is poised to institute the impeachment proceedings. The courts were approached by the two parties to settle the argument. Madumere, for example, earlier in the week, dragged the State Chief Judge, Justice Paschal Nnadi, the Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Acho Ihim, and Imo State House of Assembly to court, urging it to quash the planned impeachment initiated by the lawmakers. We also gathered from sources that top officials in the presidency intervened on the matter during the week, in a desperate bid to save APC, ahead 2019.

But at the weekend, the Chief Judge went ahead to set up a 7-man Committee to investigate the allegations in the impeachment notice. The committee, to be chaired by Nze Saba Nze has Charles Okoro, Barth N. Opara, Chika Anosike, Nwokona Chidozie, Mrs. Olivia Nwanekezi and Amadi Chidinma as members.

With the inauguration of the committee at the weekend, there is tension in the state that the impeachment process may be fast tracked this week. Already, both the lawmakers sympathetic to the impeachment plot and Madumere’s supporters are holding last minutes strategic meetings to perfect their plans.

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Im back to reclaim what belongs to PDP, Atiku vows as he launches presidential bid
Sun, 22 Jul 2018

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said yesterday that he is back in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reclaim what belongs to the party.

Atiku who was formally launching his bid for the party’s presidential ticket for next year’s election said the PDP would revamp the economy, re-unite the country and secure the lives and properties of Nigerians.

The former vice president delivered a 17-line speech in which he aimed barbs at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and appealed to “all of you wherever you may be that it is time to now re-embrace the party that has given us unity, prosperity and security in this country.”

He said the APC government has failed, “to unite Nigerians. Today we are more divided than in any time in the history of this country.”

Economic growth, according to him has gone down to less than 2% from 7%, adding: “Today we are witnessing the most insecure situation in Nigeria ever since APC took over.

“More people have died in Nigeria under the APC than in Iran and Afghanistan. Is that what you want?

“Today we have the highest unemployment rate in this country. More than 10 million of our people have been made unemployed under the watch of the APC administration. Is that what you want?

“Now what the PDP is going to do is to restore our economy, to unite our country, to ensure we have security of lives and property.

“My fellow brothers and sisters of Adamawa State, it’s time we take back our state PDP! Power!”

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Fayemi to Fayose: Be ready to account for Ekiti funds
Sun, 22 Jul 2018

Ekiti State Governor-elect Dr. Kayode Fayemi has explained why he would probe Governor Ayo Fayose.

The probe, he said, is not a vendetta mission but an attempt to know how the state finances were managed when he takes office on October 16.

Fayemi said there is need to know why the state government owes several arrears of workers’ salaries and pensioners’ benefits after receiving three tranches of bailout funds, Paris Club refunds, Budget Support Funds and secrecy with which the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) is shrouded in the last four years.

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The governor-elect also warned against illegal appointments at Ekiti State University (EKSU).

He said: “The ongoing staff upgrade at the university to create vacancies for employment is a subtle means to ensure that Governor Ayodele Fayose’s political agents occupy strategic positions they may not have competences to hold.”

Fayemi was replying to an allegation by the administration of Fayose that his plan to probe the management of the state finances, assets and liabilities by outgoing government was a mission of vengeance and vendetta.

The governor-elect also urged Fayose and his media handlers to accept defeat in good faith after Ekiti people had realised that they had been dealing with a deceitful governor who can no longer fool them.

A statement yesterday by the Director of Media in the Office of the Governor-elect, Wole Olujobi, also urged Fayose to be prepared for life outside office and answer various alleged criminal cases hanging on his neck.

Fayemi said: “We are not surprised that it is now that Fayose is saying that he is ready to open the state’s books for probe and we wonder why he had refused to let Ekiti people know the state’s IGR figures in about four years while nobody knew how he spent budget support facility, Paris Club refunds and bailout cash.

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Beware of fake news, Minister tells Nigerians in Diaspora
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged Nigerians in the Diaspora not to believe everything they read on the social media about happenings in the country, saying most of what emanates from the social media is fake news.The minister who was addressing the staff of the Nigerian Embassy to the United States in Washington, DC, at the weekend, said they should rely on credible sources for news from home.He said the federal government recently launched the National Camp
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Adeleke wins Osun PDP governoship ticket after votes recount
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Defeats Ogunbiyi with seven votesSenator Ademola Adeleke last night picked the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the September 22 election.Adeleke, younger brother of the first civilian governor of the state, the late Isiaka Adeleke, polled 1,569 votes, only seven more than his closest rival, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi who got 1,562.The votes were recounted following disputation about the first count in which the same 1,569 votes were recorded in favour of Adeleke and 1,559 fo
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Killings greatest threat to our existence, says Dickson
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has described the spate of violence and senseless killings, particularly in the North as the biggest threat to the nations corporate existence since the civil war.He faulted the nations lopsided federal structure, over centralisation and politicisation of law and order as threats to contemporary governance.Dickson spoke at the weekend in Abuja while delivering a lecture titled: Cultural Values, National security and challenges of contemporary governance: Pe
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Ekiti: A post-mortem
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
THE July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti State is instructive for its general transparency and the open frankness with which it announces and promotes the electorates base instincts. Neither the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nor the All Progressives Congress (APC) denied buying votes on a massive scale. The Ekiti voters themselves happily sold their votes. The vote sellers may be overpriced, as many men of conscience now think, and the buyers themselves quite cynical and indulgent, but two Saturd

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Sweet and stale palm-wine from Ekiti
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Fresh palm-wine is sweet. When the foaming and frothing stuff is cooled by Harmattan, nothing can be more appealing to the drinking palate. But stale palm-wine is more potent and potentially far more destabilising. Nature converts the sugar into more alcohol which heads straight for the seat of reason. The Yoruba have a proverb which captures the mystery. Pounded yam, even when it is twenty years old, can also burn with severity.Ekiti, the land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, wonderful topog
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How to make it big in Nigeria
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
RCCG begins breakthrough conference Godly Nigerians with resilient and focused spirit can still make it big despite the economic downturn, the Provincial Pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Lagos Province 25, Debo Akande, has declared.He spoke last week during a parley with reporters ahead of the annual breakthrough conference of the province, which kicks off tomorrow.The conference with the theme power to get wealth holds at the RCCG Gateway Cathedral, KM 17 Otunba Runsewe Estate
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Entrepreneurship conference for young business leaders
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
The 2018 Entrepreneurship Conference for young business leaders by producers of Sparklight Show holds next Wednesday at Centre for Multimedia and Cinematography, Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos.The theme is developing strategies towards sustainability in business development through private sector initiative.A statement by the organiser, Tosin Adesile, said the keynote address will be delivered by a former Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria Plc, Otunba Seni Adetu.Lagos S
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Idris mourns Coomassie
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, has described the death of one of his predecessors, Ibrahim Coomassie, as a monumental and irreparable loss to the country.He said the country, Nigeria Police Force and indeed Katsina State where he hailed from, will miss his wise counsel and wealth of experience as a retired experienced Senior Police Officer.Idris described the former IGP as a godly man, who has the interest of all Nigerians, particularly the police officers at heart above
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Save this dying world
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
There are two categories of people living around me. One group says that judging by the events happening these days, the world is surely and steadily moving towards its apocalypse, its breaking point, its end, its death. This group insists that these things are so strange they make the end of the world inviting so that we will be free from hearing of matters that sound stranger than fiction. These people cannot make any head or tail of nuclear wars, fathers raising children through their own dau
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2019: What will Tambuwal do
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
As the preparation for 2019 General Election gathers momentum in All Progressives Congress, following the threat posed by the R-APC and the recent alliance, there is confusion in Sokoto State over Governor Aminu Tambuwals next political move, reports Assistant Editor, Dare OdufowokanFOLLOWING the emergence of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), peopled by some members of the defunct nPDP block in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its participation in a coalition of polit
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Youths are not encouraged to participate in politics
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Yemi Lawal recently assumed the position of Osun State Youth Leader for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) after his principal, Otunba Iyiola Omisore, and others left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) earlier in the year. He speaks on the future of SDP and the plan of the youths to be more actively involved in the politics of the state ahead 2019, reports Adetutu Audu WITH the passage of the Not Too Young to run Bill into law, many Nigerian youths have decided to join the political train ahead o
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Why I dumped the PDP, by Cross River senatorial aspirant
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Mr. Kammonke Abam believes he is not your typical Nigerian politician. The youthful media entrepreneur is aspiring to go to the senate in 2019 where he seeks to represent the Central Senatorial District of Cross River State. He recently resigned from his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in protest against alleged discrimination and injustice against his people. He spoke to Nicholas Kalu. Excerpts:WHY did you resign from the PDP’ My resignation is a statement of protest against the
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Imo impeachment saga: Abuja moves to save Madumere
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Following protests against Imo State House of Assemblys moves to impeach the State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, there are fresh moves by powerful forces in Imo and Abuja to frustrate the move, reports Associate Editor, Sam Egburonu SINCE the Imo State House of Assembly formally served an impeachment notice to the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, on Tuesday this week, the battle of supremacy between his supporters and those of his principal, Governor Rochas Okorocha, has assumed a new dime
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Adeleke wins Osun PDP governorship primaries
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Sen. Ademola Adeleke, representing Osun West Senatorial District has been declared the winner of the Peoples Democratic (PDP) governorship primary ahead of Sept. 22 election.Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, who is the Chairman of the election panel said Adeleke scored 1,569 votes.Dickson said that Adelekes closest rival, Mr Akin Ogunbiyi, the Chief Executive Officer of Mutual Benefit Assurance, scored 1,562 votes.Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, a former Secretary to the State Government, scored 56
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NEYA IYERE expectant
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
NEYA Iyere, nee Orji Kalu, the daughter of the former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, and her husband, Lawrence, are expecting their first child. The couple got married at a grand wedding ceremony last December.Neya, who is the heiress to the Orji Uzor Kalu dynasty, we gathered, is already counting days awaiting the arrival of the tiny patter of feet. To say the CEO of Jus Human Beauty Spa, Abuja, is the apple of her fathers eyes is stating the obvious. Little wonder, the former gove
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OGHENETEGA EFEDEDEs all-rounded business exploits
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
BENEATH his seemingly low profile traits in virtually all his endeavours, all indications point to one fact: that enterprising Oghenetega Efedede is one undisputable and successful Nigerian entrepreneur who has proved that the first thing needed in the entrepreneurship journey is not money, but action, perseverance, passion and the will to make it. Efedede is the CEO of Cape Music Entertainment Television, (CMETV). CMETV is a pan African cable television channel launched in 2017. The channel sta
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MARIFA WHYTE shuns socials
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
MARIFA Whyte, several years ago, held sway on the social scene.Beautiful and of mixed race, she runs Savers Q discount card, a premier lifestyle discount card, and later kids funspot, Tickle bay.Well, she went into a relationship with wealthy businessman, Mohammed Asibelua, and husband of Abuja-based business woman behind Momo Couture, Fati.Their relationship eventually produced a child. Unfortunately, their whirlwind romance soon became shaky when Fati Asibelua finally welcomed a pair of twins,
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KENNY BLAQ: Punches past the poor economy with Oxymoron
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Kenny Blaq is a house hold name in the comedy section of the entertainment industry. In this interview with OLADIMEJI ADEWALE and BELLO ADEFEMI, he opens up on the thrills and challenges of being one of the youngest stand-up comedians in Nigeria.ARGUABLY the most popular stand-up comic out of Nigeria in the last couple of years, Otolorin Kehinde Peter has carved a niche for himself in the industry. His unique style of infusing popular music and satire into his performances earned him the most so
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About LEKAN ALABIs 40th wedding anniversary
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
OLOYE Lekan Alabi, the Agba-Akin Olubadan of Ibadanland, is in party mood. The pioneer General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the Odua conglomerate, will be celebrating his 40th wedding anniversary with the wife of his youth.The event is billed for August at St. Johns Wood Anglican Church, Hampstead, Great Britain, where the union was consummated 40 years ago.This will be followed by their second honeymoon in Madrid, Spain. The Nigeria leg of the appreciation reception will hold in October at Lal
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SHINA PELLER flags off campaign
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
HOUSE of Representatives aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Shina Abiola Peller, has flagged off his campaign.Shina, the son of the late great magician, Prof Moshood Peller, has been telling whoever cares to listen that his desire to serve the people of his constituency motivated him to come out to jostle for the national assembly ticket, adding that his candidature will fast-track projects that would bring development to his constituency.Peller pledged purposeful r
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HELEN GODSWILL SOLOMON announces entry
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
REVOLUTIONARY female leader, Dr. Mrs. Helen Naomi Godswill Solomon has officially declared for the seat of presidency come 2019.Tagged it is possible,she made the declaration amidst her teeming supporters and her party, Peoples Redemption Partys officials at Avalon Hotel, Ado road, Ajah, last weekend.Solomon who pledged to revamp the economy of the country and implement policies that will take Nigerian to the promised land noted that women are effective leaders in running the affairs of the coun
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Nigeria accounts for only 1% African imports
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Nigeria accounts for only a paltry 1% in the value of African imports, a development which does not bode well for the largest economy in sub-Sahara Africa.The above submission was made by scores of experts who spoke with journalists on the sidelines of the Intra African Trade Fair in Abuja recently.According to these experts, there is need for improved intra-African trade engagement among the African Union. This becomes inevitable because Nigeria accounts for only a paltry 1% in the value of Afr
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After government, Indians hire more Nigerians
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Sanjeev Tandon is the immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Lagos Island, Vice President Projects at Kewalram Chanrai Group Nigeria, General Secretary, Indian Cultural Association as well as Founder, Tandon Foundation. In this interview with Ibrahim Apekahde Yusuf he speaks on the exploits of the club, prospects and new vistas of opportunities open to Nigerians. Excerpts: Milestones achieved as president of Rotary clubAt the risk of sounding immodest, I can tell you matter-of-factly th
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NEXIM decries lack of SMEs funding
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Nigeria Export Import Bank (NEXIM) is worried about high level informal trade in Africa but in Nigeria in particular and their inability to secure finances to grow their businesses.The Managing Director of NEXIM Mr. Abba Bello cried out to dignitaries at the Afreximbank anniversary and Annual General Meeting in Abuja that his bank was concerned about the high level of informaltrade in Africa,with informal non-oil exportsrecently estimated at a minimum of$12 billionannuallyin Nigeriaas againstrec
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Between black and green teas, which is healthier
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
If not for the mild drama that ensued between a lady and a waitress at a popular high brow hotel in Victoria Island Lagos, maybe I would have written an entirely different thing for this edition.This beautifully dressed lady, probably in her fifties, sitting not too far from my table ordered green tea and was enraged when she found the hotel had none in stock though they had an array of other teas, beverages and coffee.Demanding to see the supervisor, she registered her complaints. Apologising p
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Cost of Pay TV around the world
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Last weeks announcement of price adjustments by pay TV operator, MultiChoice, has unsurprisingly provoked disaffection among its subscribers. The company, in a text message sent to its customers, announced that with effect from 1 August, subscription rates for the five bouquets on its DStv platform will go up. Its highest bouquet, DStv Premium, will rise from N14, 700 to N15, 800. Compact Plus will go from N9, 900 to N10, 650, while Compact, which currently costs N6, 500, rises to N6, 800. Its t
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Controversy trails whereabouts of 100 rice milling centres
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Although official records show that the Federal Government has since set up rice over 100 rice milling centres but farmers across the country hardly know where these mills are located fueling fears that these so-called are white elephants projects. Olugbenga Adanikin who toured some farm settlements across the country reports Horror stories of farmersIn the last farming season, an aged farmer who did not want his name in print got 43 bags of rice paddy. This, he said was even little compared to
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Okin unveils multipurpose bar soap
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Remonic Manufacturing Company Limited makers of Okin branded soap launched a multipurpose bar soap in Lagos.At the ceremony which took place at the company factory in Ogba axis of Lagos at the weekend, Mr. Dele Ajiboye, the General Manager Remonic Manufacturing Company Limited reassured the customers, distributors and other stakeholders present that the company is ready to storm the market with a readymade product that will compete well among its competitors in the market.Also the company ceased
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10-year-old Nigerian wins innovate competition
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
Ericsson, through its ninth annual participation in the Girls in ICT Day across the Middle East and Africa, recently hosted the second edition of the annual Girls Who Innovate Competition under the theme The Future of Education. This year, 10-year-old Kambinachi Kanu, a final year primary school pupil ofTemple Preparatory School, Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria,emerged the global winner in the 9-12-year-old category.The initiative aims to support the Sustainable Development Goals set by theUnited Nation
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Fight against illicit trade in W/Africa: Lessons from Togo
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
News had filtered from across the border that our neighbours, the Togolese Government had on June 29, 2018 demonstrated to its population and the world at large, its firm commitment to fight against illicit trade across all sectors. This news came as part of celebrations marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the Government had organised a massive destruction ceremony of all products previously seized by the various agencies involved in the fight against illici
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Eko Disco rehabilitates facilities in Ikoyi
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) said on Saturday it had commenced the rehabilitation of work on power facilities in Ikoyi and environs to improve services to its customers in the area.Mr Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, said in Lagos the network improvement work was being handled by Marolls Engineering Limited.According to him, the exercise will start with the rehabilitation of Moore Road 11kv Feeder and Injection substation.He said the reha
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