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Proprietess of Aba nursery and primary school arrested for defying coronavirus lockdown

ABIA State government has arrested the proprietess of Aba private nursery and primary school the Blessed Child Study Centre Blessing Chukwu for operating her business in violation of the coronavirus lockdown order.

 

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Rivers high court refrains Victor Giadom from parading himself as APC chairman

NIGERIA'S ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been thrown into further turmoil after a Rivers State high court granted an ex parte order restraining deputy national secretary Victor Giadom from parading himself as party chairman.

 

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I have just been doing some number crunching and realised that if the Nigerian government introduces a pilgrimage tax of $200 per person it will raise about $22m annually which could be used to eliminate the almajiri problem

Ayo Akinfe

[1] As we desperately seek to replace the $30bn or so we used to get from crude oil exports, nothing should be off limits. It cannot be business as usual, so we need to be prepared to think the unthinkable. Our main challenge in this post-coronavirus era is to raise capital for investment in infrastructure, job creation and social services like education and health

[2] Do you know that 80,000 Nigerians go on pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina every year?

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Nimasa confident floating dock will combat Lagos port congestion and raise N12bn in revenue

NIGERIAN Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (Nimasa) officials have revealed that they are confident of generating about N12bn ($30.86m) annually from the use of the new floating dock the agency has recently acquired.

 

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China promises to make Covid-19 vaccine available to African nations free of charge

CHINA has pledged that as soon as its scientists discover a coronavirus vaccine it will be made available to all African countries free of charge as part of its commitment to help the continent recover from the debilitating economic impact of the pandemic.

 

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Obaseki formally joins PDP and looks all set to be declared as its gubernatorial candidate

GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki has formally joined the main opposition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) just under a week after leaving the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at a brief ceremony in Benin City.

 

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Swiss citizenship advice firm Henley & Partners Group opens Lagos office targeting rich Nigerians

CITIZENSHIP and residency advisory firm the Henley & Partners Group has decided to open an office in Nigeria as part of a drive to woo wealthy Nigerians looking to acquire citizenship of foreign nations.

 

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Nigeria's suspends plans to resume all domestic flights this Sunday as Covid-19 cases keep rising

NIGERIA'S federal government has suspended plans to resume domestic flights across the country on Sunday June 21 after health experts warned that it would unsafe to do so in the face or rising coronavirus cases.

 

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With US food companies renaming their products in response to the fight against racism Nigeria should be leading the race to launch African brands to fill the vacuum


Ayo Akinfe

(1) As you all know by now, Quaker Oats has announced that it is changing the name of its Aunt Jemima brand of syrup and pancake mixes. It says it recognises that Aunt Jemima's origins are based on a racial stereotype

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IMF says Nigeria needs to invest almost $50bn in its power sector over the next 10 years

INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) officials have advocated $49bn worth on investment in Nigeria's power sector between now and 2030 as a means of addressing the non-ending problem of epileptic electricity supply.

 

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