Today’s Business Day Newspaper Headlines Friday 1st February 2019

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With Kotoka airport, Ghana again points the way to Nigeria
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
With the opening of the newly-constructed Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, Nigeria’s West African neighbour has once again given a badly-needed lesson to Africa’s largest economy on what can be achieved in infrastructure development with the right political will. Ghana, usually seen as Nigeria’s smaller neighbour, currently leads the country []
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A decade of Boko Haram, but no trauma care for victims
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
Abba Gambo, a professor at the University of Maiduguri, and a member of the El Kanemi Royal Family, has lost 32 siblings to the Boko Haram insurgency, which according to reports got violent in 2009. His elder brother, Abba Ibrahim, who was a traditional ruler as district head of Gudumbali was killed right in his []
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USDA partially admits wrong data on Nigeria’s rice imports
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has partially adjusted its data on Nigeria’s rice imports, which was found to be flawed in a fact check published by BusinessDay in November, 2018. The USDA in its December 2018 report titled ‘Grains: World Markets and Trade’, had to make elaborate explanations on Nigeria’s rice production and []
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Nigeria’s declining health workforce: Its implication ahead achieving health-related SDGs
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
The ability of Nigeria to meet its health goals is dependant largely on the knowledge, skills, motivation and deployment of the health workforce responsible for organising and delivering health services. While several studies show a direct correlation between the numbers of health workforce and population health outcomes, Nigeria is faced with the dearth of human []
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Politics grounds governance in Lagos
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
Governance in Lagos, Nigeria’s most viable state and commercial nerve-centre, is grinding to a halt as politics, politicking, self and group interests take the centre stage few weeks to the commencement of the 2019 general elections. High-level mistrust and bickering among top political actors and powerbrokers in the state is worsening the situation, resulting in []
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Fixing tomato value chain could reverse N72bn losses (1)
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
Tomato farmers in Nigeria often complain of huge losses and at a point last year, claimed to have lost about N10 billion worth of produce. This occurred because of the commodity perishing in large volumes, without them being able to sell off or get preservation. ‘The Open market cannot mop all the harvest,’ said Abdulahi []
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France, Italy and Africa
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
Last week France summoned Italian ambassador in Paris Teresa Castaldo for comments made by Italys Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio in which he accused France of manipulating African countries and thereby exacerbating the European migration crisis. Speaking at a meeting in Italys Abruzzo region, Di Maio asserted that he believed France would drop in []
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Red wine, dinner and a tale of three doctors
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
The other day Basirat was on the phone, inviting you to dinner. Basirat is an ophthalmologist, and the President of the Rotary Club, Gbagada. Back when you were CMD of the local teaching hospital, you groaned mentally whenever her name showed up on your phone pad, because invariably it meant she wanted a favour for []
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It’s governance, stupid!
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
If there is an axiom that should galvanize Nigerians to see the future clearly and demand more from those who govern, it is that ungoverned spaces become ungovernable places. The absence of governance in Nigeria manifests as deep mistrust, anarchy, insurgency and a pervasive breakdown of law and order in areas the size of small []
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HLA spurring innovation to improve leadership, accountability in Nigeria’s healthcare
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
The Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) has recently offered an innovative capacity building programme aimed equipping healthcare leaders with the skills and abilities they need to successfully reform the primary healthcare systems of their states and realize ambitious health targets. The programme HLA’s Leadership Enhancement and Accountability for the Public Sector (LEAPS) was recently held in []
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Manufacturing PMI at 58.5 expands for 22nd times in January on slower rate
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday, released the first Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the year, which revealed that the manufacturing sector of the economy expanded for the 22nd consecutive times but on a slower rate. The PMI for the month of January 2019 stood at 58.5 index points, compared to 61.1 index []
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Lessons Nigeria can learn from India in poverty fight
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa and the world’s poverty capital can learn a lot from India, the second most populated country in the world. The number of people living in extreme poverty in India is falling while the opposite is true in Nigeria, where the population is growing faster than its economy. Extreme poverty []
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Investors 18% bid for NTB show quest for higher rate after elections
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
Over ambitious investors are raising their bidding for the Nigerian Treasury Bills (NTB), at higher rates more than the rates the Central Bank could offer, all in anticipation for a higher rate after the general elections. Investors oversubscribed the short and long term instrument auctioned by the Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria []
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