New chair for Trustfund

The Acting Managing Director/ Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mr. Ismail Mohammed Agaka, has been appointed as the chairman, Board of Directors of Trustfund Pensions Limited. Until his appointment as the acting managing director/ chief executive NSITF last February, he was the pioneer general manager, social security development department from September 2015. The new chairman obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in international studies from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1983 and a diploma in social security financing from the International Training Centre of…

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Biafra is unstoppable –Ikedife, IPOB

Elder statesman and a former President General of Ohanaeze, Dozie Ikedife, has replied the British Government over its recent statement that Nigeria remains indivisible, saying no one can stop the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra. This came as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and it’s leadership worldwide while condemning a statement credited to Alhaji Tanko Yakassai that the Biafra agitation is annoying and the oil in Biafraland does not belong to indigenous people of the land; said that the elder statesman needs to take a lesson in history…

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Britain, France and Biafra

Two noteworthy groups have emerged on the scene since this Biafra agitation reached its present crescendo. They are those who believe the agitator’s ambition is not achievable and those who are already envious of its success. A lot belong to the later, those afraid of the Biafra project succeeding. It’s against this backdrop that I feel it would be a huge disservice to allow two senior foreign diplomats go unchallenged for injudiciously hauling themselves into the domestic matter of our country. The British and French envoys in Nigeria recently forgot…

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Need for transparency in NSE’s demutualisation

With demutualisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) finally approved, there’s need for transparency in the implementation of the programme. Chris Ugwu writes In charting the course of actualising a world class market and also ensuring that enough time is allowed and due process followed, members of the NSE, after many years of consultations, recently consented to demutualisation of the Exchange. The approval will enable the local bourse to finally achieve its goal of converting from non-profit organisation to profit-making entity. The idea of demutualising NSE was mooted in 2001…

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Backlog of C-of-O: Landlords flay Ogun Homeowners’ Charter

It is no longer news that the Ogun State government under the administration of Governor Ibikunle Amosun has commenced the Homeowners’ Charter initiative to grant some property owners the required building approvals and Certificates of Occupancy (C-of- O) to establish their ownership of the property. However, three years after, thousands of property owners, who subscribed to the programme, are yet to collect their titles, making many to believe that the initiative is a scam. New Telegraph gathered that over 200,000 residents subscribed to the scheme while less than 23,000 C-of-O…

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