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Nigeria Should Strategically Engage With President Trump

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Nigeria Should Strategically Engage With President Trump

By Kede Aihie U.S. President. Trump has kept the media and world leaders busy, with his unconventional presidency and of course his tweets. How should Nigeria strategically engage with the new administration? The closest Trump policy in almost three weeks since becoming president, has touched Africa, is via the travel ban on seven countries with Muslim majority, which includes Libya, Somalia and Sudan. Window of opportunity President, Trump, appointed investment banker, Bayo Ogunlesi, to serve as a strategist on his economic policy team. The...

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Former Governors’ Excessive Pension Scheme Crippling States’ Economies

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Former Governors’ Excessive Pension Scheme Crippling States’ Economies

While thousands of retired civil servants across Nigeria who laboured for their states for 35 years wallow in abject penury and die without getting their pensions and other entitlements, and while many serving civil servants go without pay for upwards of 10 months, former state governors (since 1999) who spent maximum of eight years as governors. The inability of most state governments to meet their financial obligations on various fronts and embark on development projects as promised during their respective electoral campaigns, have been...

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Headline News – Nigeria Magazine

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Headline News – Nigeria Magazine

Stephen Keshi: brawler, talker and most successful black African coach of all time The former Nigeria and Togo manager, who died on Tuesday evening aged just 54, was, at international level, the finest African coach of his generation The first time I met Stephen Keshi was in 2002. He was lying on a sun-lounger by a pool in a hotel in Bamako and I was one of about a dozen journalists crouched at his feet, eager for the views of the great centre-back turned assistant coach. The next time I saw him, four years later, he was fighting Emmanuel...

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Democracy Day: Full Text of National Broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari

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Democracy Day: Full Text of National Broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari

My compatriots, It is one year today since our administration came into office. It has been a year of triumph, consolidation, pains and achievements. By age, instinct and experience, my preference is to look forward, to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and rededicate the administration to the task of fixing Nigeria. But I believe we can also learn from the obstacles we have overcome and the progress we made thus far, to help strengthen the plans that we have in place to put Nigeria back on the path of progress. We affirm our belief...

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Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) query some items in Nigeria’s 2016 budget, says N668.8 billion expenditures that are “frivolous, inappropriate, unclear and wasteful

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Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) query some items in Nigeria’s 2016 budget, says N668.8 billion expenditures that are “frivolous, inappropriate, unclear and wasteful

News Update Centre for Social Justice, CSJ, has queried some items in the 2016 budget, adding that the fiscal document contained N668.8 billion expenditures that are “frivolous, inappropriate, unclear and wasteful.” The budget, which has drawn flaks from some Nigerians, was presented to the 8th Assembly some weeks ago by President Muhammadu Buhari The group stated this in Abuja yesterday while unveiling a report that analyses the 2016 budget. Lead Director, CSJ, Eze Onyekpere, who presented the report under Citizens Earth Platform, CEP,...

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