Resort Savings & Loans sustains loss position

The mortgage industry has continued to struggle with operational challenges and Resort Savings and Loans Plc., which has been contending with high operational costs is not insulated. Chris Ugwu writes     The housing sector plays a more critical role in a country’s welfare than is always recognized, as it directly affects not only the well-being of the citizenry, but also the performance of other sectors of the economy. Adequate housing provision has for many years engaged the attention of most countries. However, despite various efforts, a major area of…

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When a federal minister overreaches

People who do not know me erroneously think that it’s possible for any hirelings or whosoever to stop me by any means – whether through abuse or attack or howsoever – from talking or writing about my state and community of birth. No, it’s not possible. The more they abuse and attack me, the more I know that I’m making a valid point. Today, I’ll talk about an arrogant and despotic brother, his Hobbesian disposition, unlawful trespass to land, and illegal arrests and detention of innocent youths from our town…

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PDP to Buhari: Your scorecard is very poor

Oyegun: You’re talking nonsense   The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a critical assessment of the almost two-year-old All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government and returned a damning verdict: President Muhammadu Buhari has failed in every facet of the nation’s life. The party, which based its assessment on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Easter message to Nigerians, said Mr. President claimed achievements were insult to the intelligence of Nigerians who have been at the receiving end of his government’s mismanagement in the last two years. Spokesperson for the PDP National Caretaker…

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What we do with dogs, monkeys, dolls – Commercial drivers

An ancient traditional practice of sacrificing live dogs on the altar of Ogun, the god of Iron, by commercial drivers in search of protection is still being practiced today, mainly by truck and commercial bus drivers. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports A very experienced driver, who has been a commercial transport driver for over 30 years, Mr. Akinrede Ephraim, who is in his early 60s, said that the practice of deliberately killing dogs with a vehicle for protection against accidents does not work for him. Rather, he believes strongly in drivers praying…

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Igbo won’t be president in 2019 –Primate Ayodele

•False prophecy –MASSOB •Biafra is unstoppable –IPOB •We’ll not be enslaved like our  fathers –Ohanaeze Youths Founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Oke- Afa, Lagos, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, who prefers to be simply addressed as Servant of the Most High, has said that an Igbo person will not be president in 2019. Ayodele also said warns against underestimation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and what they can do in the 2019 elections. He said: “Government must not underestimate IPOB. And if any Igbo politician wants to use…

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N’Korea ‘ready for nuclear attack’ amid show of force

  North Korea has warned the US not to take provocative action in the region, saying it is “ready to hit back with nuclear attacks”. The comments came as North Korea marked the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founding president, Kim Il-sung. Soldiers, tanks and other military hardware were paraded in Pyongyang in a show of strength on Saturday. It comes amid speculation that the current leader, Kim Jong-un, could order another nuclear test. “We’re prepared to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war,” North Korean…

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KIDNAPPING: ‘Big business’ that took over from armed robbery

Kidnapping began some years back with the agitation in the Niger Delta region for resource control. Overtime it assumed an alarming dimension with schools becoming targets and pupils taken away for ransom. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, looks at this disturbing menace that has seen many Nigerians lose millions to abductors   Ikorodu, the aquatic neighbourhood in the ‘centre of excellence’, has been in the news lately, though for the wrong reasons. It is gradually but steadily becoming kidnappers’ den. But, before this new dimension to criminality, armed robbers had…

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‘Nigerians should expect rising suicide’

Against the increasing rate of suicide and suicide attempts being recorded in Nigeria, a Professor of Sociology at the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Wahab Elias, has said except urgent intervention is made by the government to mitigate the biting impacts of the socio-economic crisis on the people, more Nigerians will choose the suicide option. Elias, who described the development as a form of protest killing, said historically, suicide becomes common when society is building towards revolution. The sociologist, who explained this while delivering the university’s 60th inaugural lecture, said…

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Elections must be festivals, not wars – Stakeholders

Speakers at the 2017 conference of the Association of Political Consultants in Africa on Tuesday in Lagos agreed that the African continent must evolve ways to ensure that election periods are no longer associated with violence but marked as period of celebrations. They expressed regrets that while advanced democracies of the world have seen election times as times for healthy debates and creative competitions, African countries see election periods as war moments which create tension and anxieties. Among those who spoke at the opening ceremony of the threeday conference at…

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