Black Ladder


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Maybe President Buhari should use Nigeria's traditional rulers to address our ongoing security and economic crisis

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[1] Traditional rulers will be obliged law to provide refuge for victims freeing from ethnic and religious persecution within their domains

[2] No state is to have more than five traditional monarchs to save costs

[3] All traditional monarchs will be tasked with collecting income tax within their domains as was the original design by the British


African Development Bank makes $430m available for Enugu-Bemanda highway to link Nigeria and Cameroon

AFRICAN Development Bank (AfDB) officials have promised that the $430m Enugu to Bamenda highway linking Nigeria and Cameroon by road will be completed later this year opening up the economies of both countries to each other.



Google to invest $6m in Nigeria and several African countries to help Internet start-ups

INTERNET services giant Google has announced ambitious plans to invest $6m in Nigeria and several other African countries as part of a major expansion drive aimed at increasing its presence in developing markets.



Air Peace expands its operations further with the launch of three new additional routes

NIGERIA'S fastest growing airline Air Peace has added three new routes to its domestic network as its ongoing expansion plans that has seen it fly to eight new international destinations over the last six months  continues.



Customs gives all private jet owners up until July 6 to register their aircraft of have them impounded

NIGERIA Customs Service (NCS) has threatened to impound any private jet in the country which does not have unverified documents as from July 6 as part of a clampdown on unregistered aircrafts.



Newly promoted Premier League side Watford reach deal to buy Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Dennis

SUPER Eagles striker Emmanuel Dennis is set to join newly promoted English Premier League side Watford after his Belgian Club Brugges reached an agreement with the Hornets on his sale.



10 things we need to do if we want to recapture the glory of 1949 when our national football team The UK Tourists were feted like royalty across Britain with the red carpet rolled out for them in every city


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[1] Increase the size of our gross domestic product to about $5trn

[2] Become the world's largest manufacturer of electronic automobiles

[3] Take a cue from India who pride themselves on being the Pharmacy of the World and become the largest manufacturer of tropical drugs

[4] Overtake Vietnam as the world's largest manufacturer of telephone handsets


World Bank predicts Nigeria may generate as much as $1.12bn from electronic money transfer tax

WORLD Bank officials have estimated that Nigeria could earn as much as N462bn ($1.12bn) from electronic money transfer (EMT) taxes this year following the introduction of the levy last year and its growing popularity.



Lagos Free Trade Zone and European Business Chamber begin talks about working together

LAGOS Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) officials and the European Business Chamber have begun talks aimed at exploring opportunities for opening up investment in a bid to spur economic development and regeneration.




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