POLITICAL ECONOMY SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS – ROTIMI SANKORE.

By Best Ofori Agitations for resource control and restructuring of the country has been the major issues on the front burner in Nigeria for a long time now. For some sections of the country, there are palpable fear that the twin policy of restructuring and resource control could alienate and ultimately dismember the country. However, a frontline journalist and policy expert, said, such fear is borne out of ignorance of the workings of the economy. “If the people are educated on the way the economy works, their fears will be…

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DONALD DUKE WINS SDP PRESIDENTIAL TICKET, POINTS THE WAY FORWARD.

Kunle Job….A former Governor of Cross River State of Nigeria, Donald Duke, has emerged as the flag-bearer of the Social Democratic Party SDP in the 2019 presidential election. He emerged the winner at his Party’s National Convention held at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja in the early hours of Sunday by polling 812 votes to defeat his closest rival. Professor Jerry Gana, a former Information Minister. Mr. John Dara scored 104 vote while Professor Iyorwuese Hagher, a former Ambassador and Minister polled 72 votes. Mr Felix Osakwe, a former Ambassador…

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FRSC SEEKS HELP FOR TRUCK/TRAILER OWNERS IN BUYING NEW VEHICLES TO REDUCE CRASHES

The spate of Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) involving Trailers, Tankers, Heavy duty Trucks and articulated vehicles in Nigeria is worrisome to the Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC, which is determined to explore all avenues to solve the recurring problem. Speaking on a Safety Programme on radio, ‘OGA DRIVER’ on Star 101.5Fm in Lagos recently, Mr. Clement Oladele, The Ogun State Sector Commander of FRSC, identified the causes of the crashes which include the human and mechanical factors. “Many of the vehicles except those of a few corporate fleet owners are…

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PMB’s health: gloating is of no value

I learnt an enduring lesson on the day General Sani Abacha died. It was June 8, 1998, and death had laid its icy hands on the maximum ruler, and the scepter had fallen from the grip of the king. I was deputy editor of National Concord, the newspaper owned by Basorun M.K. O Abiola, the man Abacha not only inveigled out of his mandate as democratically elected President, but whom he had also locked up in military gulag for five years. Mr Dele Alake, who was to become Commissioner for…

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ZENITH BANK REVAMPS DELTA STATE PRINCIPALS CUP

Zenith Bank Plc once again demostrates its commitment to sports  development by coming to the rescue of the Delta State Principal cup Football Competition in Nigeria. The on-going competition, which was abandoned for many years, features about 1.646 secondary schools in all the 25 Local Governments of the state. The official opening ceremony on Monday 20th March in Asaba . According to Peter Amangbo,The Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc, The Principal’s Cup project is part of the bank’s ways of developing the Nigerian Youth “We always try to…

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WORLD BANK DOING BUSINESS REPORT 2017. BUHARI ADMINISTRATION RELIEVED

Nigeria’s ranking remains unchanged despite headwinds The Buhari administration is gratified that the various reform initiatives put in place towards instituting a positive business environment is slowly but gradually yielding some dividends as Nigeria’s ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business remains static, halting a falling trend in the past several years. According to a release by Laolu Akande, The Special Assistant to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the latest World Bank’s Doing Business 2017 ranking report released on Tuesday, October 25th which ranked Nigeria 169 out…

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HOW NIGERIA REGAINED ‘AFRICA’S LARGEST ECONOMY’ STATUS

Despite Nigeria’s current economic challenges, the nation has been projected as Africa’s largest economy by the International Monentary Fund (IMC) Nigeria has now reclaimed the top spot with the new report of the IMF which placed Nigeria ahead of South Africa and Egypt which are second and third respectively. In August, Nigeria was reported to have lost its position as Africa’s biggest economy to South Africa, following the recalculation of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). But the IMF’s World Economic Outlook for October, puts Nigeria’s GDP at 415.08 billion…

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CORRUPTION : CSNAC ACCUSES NJC OF LYING

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has accused the National Judicial Council (NJC) of lying that it acted on all petitions of misconduct against judicial officers. It said it was a false claim of the NJC that it had been dealing promptly with allegations of misconduct against judicial officers. The letter written by Mr. Olanrewaju Suraju, Chairman of CSNAC, alleged that the Council was “completely misleading because it is far from the truth’’. In the letter entitled, “Cover up of judicial corruption and Impunity by the National Judicial Council’’,…

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THE ‘LEAVE EU VOTE’. WHY CAMERON WANTS TO QUIT

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, he said “fresh leadership” was needed. Flanked by his wife Samantha, Mr Cameron announced shortly after 08:15 BST that he had informed the Queen of his decision to remain in place for the short term and to then hand over to a new prime minister by the time of the Conservative conference in October. He would attempt to “steady the ship” over the coming weeks and…

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‘OPEN LETTER TO ASIWAJU BOLA TINUBU’. THE FACE OF ADEBAYO ADEYINKA. WHAT NIGERIANS DONT KNOW ABOUT HIM

Contrary to the misconception generated by some Nigerian Newspapers, Online Publications and the Social Media, the thought provoking piece, ‘Open Letter to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’ , which went viral and is still trending in the media was written by Mr Adebayo Adeyinka and not the retired General Adeyinka Adebayo, an elder statesman and former Military Governor of Western Nigeria or  other persons who have been givencredit for the write-up. Adebayo Adeyinka, is a banker, public affairs analyst, motivational speaker and writer whose articles have been shared widely on social…

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