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Before Nigeria sinks deeper into poverty

The World Bank’s latest Economic Update on the Nigerian economy, which indicated that the poverty rate in Nigeria could even worsen beyond what it currently is, except a new trajectory of development is followed should not be ignored by authorities in the country. The World Bank’s Economic Update also projected …

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Editorial: Let digital platforms drive electoral reforms

WITH the challenges confronting the conduct of elections in the country rising astronomically, the Senate has begun the process that will lead to an improved digital electoral framework for the 2023 general election. A bill to this effect passed Second Reading last week. This is a welcome development, coming just …

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Presidential gaffe on Niger Delta militants

Militancy in the Niger Delta region is as old as the country itself. So, it is trite to attribute its advent to the current administration in any form. Only children who have been growing without the benefits of history lessons would not remember that there was some minority rights militancy …

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Curious twist over livestock project

The 10-year N100 billion National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) of the Federal Government to comprehensively modernise the livestock sub-sector is a flawed method to achieve a laudable objective. The plan continues to be viewed with suspicion as an instrumentality to impose a distant federal authority and interest upon the land …

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59 years after, Nigeria represents poverty

Unlike the ongoing effusion of national pride in China (today) and Botswana (yesterday) that are also marking their national days, gloom, anxiety and seething discontent are pervasive among Nigerians at home and abroad on the country’s 59th anniversary. The reasons are not far-fetched: In June 2018, Nigeria grabbed the title …

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Ekweremadu’s ordeal in Nuremberg

Former Deputy President of the Senate of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremadu recently experienced a dose of the peoples’ fury against what some self-appointed ‘ambassadors’ daubed ‘bad politics’ in faraway Nuremberg, Germany. The proscribed Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) claimed responsibility for the assault and vowed to attack more Nigerian officials …

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Protecting CBN from Miyetti Allah

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) reaction to the Federal Government’s move to ban the importation of milk is curious and should not be allowed to go unchallenged. There appears to be more to the MACBAN’s strange response than meets the eye because the policy instrument is supposed …

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Decongest Apapa with ports outside Lagos

A recent lamentation by the Organised Private Sector (OPS), that the Nigerian economy lost a whopping N6 trillion to the protracted gridlock in Apapa should spur the authorities to seek ways of decongesting Lagos, which is to open other ports in other geo-political zones in the country. Port Harcourt, Onne …

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