Osun 2018 : THE UNEQUALED AGENDA

By: Akinyemi Oluwaseye “The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.” – Thomas Jefferson On Thursday 28 June 2018, the roads navigating Osogbo stood still with grandeur. The bike-riders were frolicking in unison with uncommon euphoria. The excitement that radiated the faces of the market women competed with the radiance of the glowing sun. School children erupted after closing hours to joyful jubilation; waving their hands to the…

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2018: There Will Be Political Turmoil, Popular Pastor Reveals

Spiritual Director of Nso Na Agha Eucharistic Adoration Ministry Abakaliki, Ebonyi state Rev. Fr. Kenneth Nomeh yesterday said there will be political turmoil in the country this year. He also said there will be bloodshed in the country and warned against it. Speaking in Ugwuachara, Abakaliki the headquarters of the Ministry in his new year prophesy to usher in the year, Nomeh said the chaos and bloodshed will be caused by politicians through their inordinate ambitions. He revealed that many politicians will do a lot of bad things including seeking…

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Global cybersecurity spending to hit $96bn in 2018

Firms say security breach is main factor influencing security spending International research and advisory firm, Gartner, is projecting that worldwide information security spending will total $96.3 bllion in 2018, an increase of eight per cent from 2017. The firm, which provides information technology related insight for IT and other business leaders located across the world, said in its latest report that  organisations were spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats and the evolution to a digital business strategy. “Overall, a large…

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NLNG mulls 2018 for N4.575trn Train 7 FID

From an initial investment of about $6 billion, NLNG has grown into a $15.6 billion investment with an asset base of about $11 billion The Final Investment Decision (FID)  on Train 7 expected to gulp $15billion (about N4.5.75 trillion) would be taken in 2018, New Telegraph has learnt. The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), prospective owner and operator of the train, said this in document sighted by New Telegraph. The company, according to the document, had already told investors and stakeholders at the World LNG Summit in Portugal the steady…

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2018: NNPC, geologists raise oil & gas outlook

The highest body of earth scientists in Nigeria, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have raised the bar for the oil and gas sector’s outlook in 2018. While NAPE averred its position through its Immediate past President, Abiodun Adesanya, chief strategist for the NNPC conveyed the corporation’s outlook in a separate document. Stating that the outlook for the sector looks better in 2018, Adesanya, who based his group’s belief on the spate of efforts by the government as well as the relative peace…

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Global M&A values to hit $3.2trn in 2018 –Report

Investors seem more influenced by long term strategic decision making The easing of key economic and political risks and the emergence of positive macroeconomic deal drivers will accelerate global deal activity in 2018, pushing global Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) values to $3.2trillion, the third edition of the Global Transactions Forecast issued by Baker McKenzie, has predicted. According to Michael DeFranco, Global Head of M&A, Baker McKenzie: “2017 played out as we predicted and there have been a number of positive developments in the global economy that have led to the…

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‘IT spending in EMEA to exceed $1trn in 2018’

IT spending in Europe the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) is projected to total $1 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.9 per cent from estimated spending of $974 billion in 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner Inc. In 2017, however, all categories of IT spending in EMEA underperformed global averages. Currency effects played a big part in the weakness in 2017, and will also contribute to the strength forecast in 2018, the report stated. “The U.K. has EMEA’s largest IT market and its decline of 3.1 per…

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