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Uche Orji: Footprints of service at NSIA

In 2012 when the Nigeria Sovereign Investment (NSIA) was established by former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Uche Orji was 14 years into a successful international banking career when he got a call to apply for the position of Managing Director of the Authority. Then, he was a Managing Director-level analyst at UBS Securities in New […]

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Petrol subsidy: Inside Nigeria’s biggest drain pipe

Retaining petrol subsidy will cost Nigeria nearly N7 trillion in 2023. This is over a third of Nigeria’s N19.76 trillion budgets for the year. PAUL OGBUOKIRI reports that how the country arrived at this figure remains the eighth wonder of the world as NNPCL, the body that has the responsibility to produce reliable data on […]

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Bequest School sends forth students with optimism, hopes for future

Genesis Glorious Bequest College in Ajegunle, Lagos celebrated its end of the session on July 20. Revd. Wilson Akpughe, the director and founder of the school founded Bequest school at the turn of the millennium and he said one of the main reasons for founding the school was to help contribute to the community where […]

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Why Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Mill can’t be recovered –Experts

…to import Ukraine iron ore, Guinea coal …It can’t work for Nigeria –Prof Gaba   After 14 years of legal encumbrances, which is part of the over 40 years of inactivity in the multi-billion dollars Ajaokuta Steel Company, the Federal Government last week reached a deal to pay off $497 million, as settlement for the […]

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Female genital mutilation: Dehumanising harmful traditional practices

A woman is only complete if she undergoes female circumcision –Ebonyi community women Female genital mutilation (FGM), according to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is a procedure performed on a woman or girl to alter or injure her genitalia for non-medical reasons. It most often involves the partial or total removal of her external genitalia. […]

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2023 budget: Borrowing, consumption, no capital projects, bad planning –Experts

…as govt’ll fund subsidy, salaries, others with loans   In this report by PAUL OGBUOKIRI economists ex-ray government’s plan for zero allocation to capital projects in the N19.76 trillion which would be financed by over N11 trillion loans   As Nigeria prepares for general elections next year that promise to be one of the most […]

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TRCN fights quackery in teaching profession

In April 2022, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, the Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), remarked at an event that teachers own the keys to national development because they produce all other professionals. Ajiboye added that the growth of any nation is measured by the quality of education it produces, noting that quality teaching […]

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Nasarawa: Keeping check on criminals, insecurity

Despite security challenges being experienced in Nigeria, Nasarawa State, a state in the North Central, where insurgency, banditry and kidnapping is rampant is adjudged to be one of the most peaceful states in the country. The relative peace being enjoyed in the state wouldn’t have been realistic without the sacrifice and painstaking efforts of the […]

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Oil Theft: FG won’t relent in chasing people with dubious sources of wealth –Kyari

The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, (NNPCL) Mele Kyari, in a recent interaction with the media in Abuja, said the government was on the trail of oil thieves. He stated that those persons with inexplicable sources of wealth are now under the watch of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission […]

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A country threatened by hunger, insecurity

Nigeria is currently threatened by hunger and insecurity and many believe that the government is not doing enough to tame these monsters, reports ISIOMA MADIKE A few days ago, there were reports everywhere on how the banditry situation in the North West had assumed a new dimension. The reports listed Katsina, Zamfara and neighbouring states’ […]

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