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Federal Executive Meeting

  The Federal Executive Council, FEC, Nigeria’s highest policy making body at its meeting in Abuja today approved a policy for holistic transformation of local automotive industry that will phase out importation of vehicles. [Details will be posted later.]  

Mandela Invites the World

A good number of world leaders are being expected to gather this weekend in South Africa to give their last respect to Nelson Mandela, former president of the country and the man who led the struggle for a free South Africa.   Mandela, fondly called Madiba by friends and loved ones or Tata, meaning father,

Property Scandal: The Untold Story

It is a classic case of the hunter becoming the hunted. At least, that is the impression that was etched on the minds of many who followed the recent Senate inquest into allegations of corruption levelled against the nation’s embassy in the United States, US. As a matter of fact, in contention was an allegation

WAN-IFRA Conference makes news in Berlin

About 8,000 media practitioners from different countries around the world today started a three-day conference in Berlin,Germany. The meeting will deliberate on development in the media industry, looking at ways of improving the lot of the media, in an age where the audience is fast losing interest in the traditional media, particularly the print. But

The federal government’s alleged ceasefire deal with Boko Haram collapses before taking off

 Last Tuesday was an emotional day at the Government House, Maiduguri, capital of Borno State. Fifty school age children orphaned by Boko Haram militants in different parts of the city were brought to the Government House as recipients of government scholarship. Some of the kids narrated how insurgents stormed their houses and slaughtered their parents,

Nelson Mandela: A Lesson in Leadership

This week, specifically on Thursday, July 18, the world will once again literally stand still for at least 67 minutes in honour of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle hero and former president of post-apartheid South Africa.   On that day, the world will unite to mark the birthday of Mandela, a world revered African

Amaechi: Jonathan’s Dangerous Gamble

The Presidency’s unrelenting efforts to rein in Chibuike Amaechi, Rivers State governor, at all costs pose some threats to President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2015 ambition   As the political horse-trading climaxed for the election of a new leader for the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, last week, governors strove hard to stave off an extant, but not

Tackling The Common Flood

Through a lecture on flood control, the Lagos State University seeks a permanent solution to perennial flooding in Lagos   In recent years, excessive rainfalls have caused devastating flooding in some parts of Lagos, Ibadan, Ogun and Jos, destroying properties and resulting in loss of lives. The incidents are perennial and past efforts at combating

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