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Senators reject plans to hike electricity tariffs and to scrap federal government subsidies

SENATORS have voted against plans by the Federal Ministry of Power to approve the proposed hikes in electricity tariffs by Nigeria's distribution companies and have also rejected plans to remove subsidies in the light of the present economic hardships in the country.

 

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White garment church clergyman drowns at Lagos beach during Valentine's Day outing

LAGOS white garment church clergyman Prophet Oriyomi Remilekun has been reported drowned by the police during a recent beach hangout in the Ajah area of the state while celebrating this year’s Valentine’s Day with his parishioners.

 

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Waldrum assures Nigerian fans that Super Falcons will get the business done in Douala

SUPER Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum has assured Nigerian football fans that his team will emerge victorious from their Olympic qualifier against Cameroon's Indomitable Lionesses tomorrow in Douala.

 

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I look forward to the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Christian Association of Nigeria (Can) adopting the following stance on the current inflation crisis wracking Nigeria

Ayo Akinfe

[1] We have suspended the collection of tithes and zakat contributions from all our members until further notice. Given the hardships many of them are facing, it would be morally wrong to collect money from them now

[2] Every registered imam and pastor who is a member of our organisations will take a 50% pay cut for this month of February 2024

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Brentford unlikely to release teenage defender Benjamin Fredrick for All Africa Games

ENGLISH Premier League side Brentford are unlikely to release Benjamin Fredrick to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the 2023 African Games taking place in Ghana next month as the club wants him as the season reaches its business end.

 

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Nigeria wouldn’t have this current cost of living crisis if previous governments had implemented the Maputo Declaration signed by President Obasanjo in 2003. Over to you Jagaban

 

Ayo Akinfe

[1] I hope President Bola Tinubu is aware that in 2003, President Olusegun Obasanjo signed the Maputo Declaration compelling the federal and 36 state governors to spending 10% of their annual budgets on agricultural projects?

[2] Designed to combat unemployment, guarantee food security and ensure no African nation is wholly dependent on one commodity, the Maputo Declaration was supposed to represent a commitment to economic diversification

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Zamfara officials stop 50 trucks laden with assorted grains heading for Niger Republic

MEN of the Zamfara State Transport Agency (Zarto) have stopped 50 trucks conveying foodstuffs out of the country to neighbouring Niger Republic as part of a clampdown on traders seeking to exploit the ongoing scarcity across the country.

 

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Nigeria's economic crunch could get worse as government considers scrapping electricity subsidy

NIGERIA'S ingoing economic crisis characterised by soaring inflation could get worse as the federal government is considering scrapping electricity subsidies over the coming days to shore up its dwindling finances.

 

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Nigeria's planned friendly against Argentina in March rescheduled to take place in the US

NIGERIA'S planned friendly against Argentina that was due to take place at China's Olympics Sports Centre in Hangzhouom between March 18  and 26 looks to have now been rescheduled to take place in the US.

 

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10 things President Tinubu needs to do this week to combat the runaway inflation that is currently ravaging Nigeria

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Create a Presidential Anti-Inflationary Directorate (Paid) headed by a leading economist like Lamidi Sanusi, Arunma Oteh, Emmanuel Nnadozie, Obiageli Ezekwesili, etc

[2] Ringfence certain staples like gari, rice, pepper, tomatoes, onions, yam, cooking oil, cassava, etc. Put them on what should be termed the Exclusive Food List (EFL)

[3] Place the distribution of all items on the EFL under the control of Paid

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