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Commonwealth finance ministers to meet as fears of another global debt crisis looms

COMMONWEALTH finance ministers will meet in Washington DC later this week to come up with plans that will prevent members states from incurring heavy debts that will cripple their economies.

 

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Ecowas court orders Nigeria to compensate soldier who was dismissed for losing his rifle

MILITARY authorities have been asked by the Economic Community of West Africa (Ecowas) Court of Justice to pay Nigerian soldier Barnabas Eli a sum of N10m as compensation for his dismissal for losing a rifle.

 

Back in 2012, Private Eli was dismissed from the Nigerian Army after he lost his rifle. In addition, he was sentenced to two years imprisonment by a court martial without recourse to the confirming authority before enforcement.

 

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Retired military men want federal government to establish ministry of veteran affairs

RETIRED military officers have asked the federal government to upgrade the Veterans Affairs Division of the defence ministry to a full fledge ministry to cater for their welfare and that of their families.

 

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APC asks police to investigate attack on the Benin home of its chairman Oshiomhole

ALL Progressives Congress (APC) leaders have asked the inspector-general of police Mohammed Adamu to investigate the recent armed attack on the home of its national chairman Adams Oshiomhole in Benin.

 

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Aisha arrives back in Abuja saying she stayed in the UK for medical reasons like her husband

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari's wife Aisha has debunked stories that she has spent the last few months in the UK because she is unhappy with her husband's plans to marry a second wife saying she stayed away to spend time with her children.

 

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It is innovation and not so-called good government that will lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty over the next decade

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Over the last week, we have had a lot of commentary about the government’s proposed 2020 budget. Personally, I see it as offering less than 10% of what is required. There is no way you can make $28bn work for 200m people. When the sums being invested in human development are so minuscule, it is clear that poverty will remain with us for the foreseeable future if we are expecting the government to be our messiah

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Super Eagles and Brazil's Selecao share the spoils in Singapore as they draw 1-1

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw with Brazil this afternoon in an international friendly game which took place at the Singapore National Stadium succumbing to a second half equaliser after taking the lead early in the match.

 

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Rohr to play 4-3-3 against Brazil tonight with Ndidi, Awaziem and Simon returning to the line-up

SUPER Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed his line-up for today's friendly game against Brazil taking place at the Singapore National Stadium with only three changes from the team that drew 2-2 with Ukraine last month.

 

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It is time for Sadiya Farouq to stand up and be counted. She must tell the West to put all their aid money into an African investment bank so we have capital with which to create jobs

By Ayo Akinfe

[1] Over the last week, Nigeria's minister for humanitarian affairs, disaster and management, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has been in the news for the wrong reasons. While everyone has been talking about her private life, she has been in New York, attending a United Nations campaign against poverty. October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and she was engaging in the discussions there

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