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I’m proud of Nnamdi Kanu and i’m supporting him – Father

IN an interview with One of Punchng correspondent, IHUOMA CHIEDOZIE. Nnamdi kanu’s father, HRM Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, the traditional ruler of Isiama Afara, a community in Umuahia, Abia State, talked about how proud he his of his own son who is the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra and The Movement for the […]

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Vice Pres. Osinbajo’s 48 hours as President in review

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Friday started what the Presidency described in a three-paragraph statement as a short vacation. For six days, according to Punchng, the 73-year-old retired general would not be at his duty post. Unlike what happened under late President Musa Yar’Adua that forced the National Assembly to adopt the doctrine of necessity, Buhari […]

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The 50 richest people on earth

BUSINESS INSIDER: The wealthiest 50 people in the world control a staggering portion of the world economy: $1.46 trillion — more than the annual GDP of Australia, Spain, or Mexico. That’s according to new data provided to Business Insider by Wealth-X, which conducts research on the super-wealthy. Wealth-X maintains a database of dossiers on more […]

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The implication of Nigeria’s proposed $3.5bn emergency World Bank loan

It was recently reported that Nigeria is seeking for an “emergency loan” of $3.5b to help finance the 2016 Budget. According to the Financial Times, Nigeria is seeking funding of $2.5b and $1b World Bank and Africa Development Bank (ADB) respectively. The medium quoted the Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun: I’m getting sub 3 per […]

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Corruption: Transparency International ranked Nigeria 136th among 168 nations

Transparency International has ranked Nigeria 136th among 168 least corrupt countries in the world, with a score of 26 per cent. The ranking, which was for 2015, was released on Wednesday and showed that Nigeria dropped by one point in the TI index, which rated countries on a scale of zero (perceived to be highly […]

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ICC petition: Falana replies Okonjo-Iweala

In my application to the Special Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) last week, I requested for investigation into the allegations of crimes against humanity committed by serving and retired military officers and their civilian accomplices. Having diverted over $8 billion earmarked for the procurement of arms and armament for counter insurgency operations I […]

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Nigerian Banks loan impairment: Evil day postponement

By their 2015 nine months earning outlooks, Nigerian Banks have by all indications posted the quite impressive numbers. Not only have banks posted impressive net interest income growth on a year on year basis, they also posted double figure profitability growth. This is against the backdrop of quoted companies in the consumer goods sector, oil […]

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Christine Lagarde’s Curious Visit

The news has been awash of the visit of the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, to Nigeria on a working visit to Africa but dedicating a whole four days to Nigeria. Not surprising, she did us the “honour” of having to touch down on our soil first. Trust the ludicrousness of […]

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Buhari Shouldn’t Push Dasuki To Say All – Abdulsalam, LP Chair

The National chairman of Labour Party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, in this interview with Vanguard criticised the 2016 Budget proposal presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the N6.08 trillion proposal as unrealisable. Alhaji Abdulsalam also bares his mind on recent happenings in the country. Excerpts: By Chris Ochayi What is your reaction […]

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Nigeria Seeks IMF Assistance as Economy Struggles

The sting of low oil prices has forced Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari to seek help from the International Monetary Fund, according to Reuters. The president plans to boost spending to stimulate the economy, but Nigeria will need help from the organization to do so. The government plans to borrow up to 900 billion naira to […]

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CBN Forex Policy Prone To Abuse, Corruption – Yusuf, LCCI DG

The Director-General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Muda Yusuf, in this interview with GBENRO ADEOYE, says government’s capacity to meet financial obligations will be greatly constrained in 2016, The Punch report. What do you make of the 2016 national budget as presented by President Muhammadu Buhari? Although the details of the […]

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