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Lagos State government pleads with health workers to call off their strike and return to work

 

LAGOS State government has pleaded with its health workers currently on strike protesting over their working conditions and the way they have been treated during the coronavirus pandemic to return to work and seek a negotiated solution to their dispute.

 

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Care homes coalition expresses concern over new UK immigration bill as it will lead to staff shortages

 

CARE homes within the UK have expressed concern about the government's new immigration bill as it will affect ethnic minorities hard given that one in six of all staff in the sector have immigrant backgrounds.

 

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Nigerian Army manages to repel Boko Haram attack on its Maiduguri barracks after fierce fight

 

NIGERIAN Army troops managed to repel an audacious Boko Haram attack on their barracks in the Borno State capital Maiduguri after a bitter exchange of gunfire that lasted for about two hours.

 

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Newcastle initiate talks to purchase Kelechi Iheanacho from Leicester at the end of the season

NEWCASTLE United have made initial enquiries with Leicester City to sign Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho this summer with a view to making him the focal point of their attack during the 2020/21 season.

 

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Osinbajo allays fears of APC presidential hopefuls revealing he has no ambitions for 2023

 

VICE president Professor Yemi Osinbajo has told all those attacking his personality in the hope that it will derail his presidential ambitions has declared that he has no intention of running for the presidency of Nigeria in 2023.

 

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As one who subscribes to the Big Bang Theory, I believe Nigeria needs to host another Festac and use it as a launching pad for an African economic revival plan

Ayo Akinfe

(1) We have all gone over the realities of the current economic climate. In this post-coronavirus era, Nigeria and most other African countries are staring into the abyss. Our reality is that the prices and exports of our primary commodities have collapsed and as we manufacture very little, we are looking at huge debts and massive balance of trade deficits

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No matter how much the naira strengthens it is short term unless we start manufacturing

 

Ayo Akinfe

[1] So the naira strengthens slightly against the dollar again, trading at around N450 as the Central Bank of Nigeria keeps releasing more foreign currency, ending the scarcity

[2] As more dollars are available, businesses can now import produce and multinational firms operating in Nigerian can change and repatriate their profits. This may be the beginning of some sort of confidence returning to the Nigerian economy

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Figures on how much crude oil is produced by each state

Ayo Akinfe

Improve your knowledge of Nigeria and her crude oil industry:

Nigeria's oil producing states

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Buhari should seek to replace the US in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Martin Luther King always spoke about a thing called the "Fierce Urgency of Now." Basically, he meant that we cannot procrastinate and the time to do things is now. Barrack Obama came up with his own version of this when he said: "We are the change we have been waiting for."

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