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Nigeria's Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) should explain to us why Nigeria has not attracted even $1bn in Islamic Finance to fund infrastructural projects since the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was founded in 1969

By Ayo Akinfe

[1] Following the recent assassination of Iran's Major General Hossein Salami, religious tensions are bound to rise in Nigeria again. Our Muslim faithful will feel aggrieved that the Yanks have turned on the Islamic faithful and are persecuting Muslims. However, should that be their main priority?

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Etebo to leave Stoke for Spain's Getafe next week on loan deal that could become permanent

SUPER Eagles midfielder Peter Oghene Etebo is expected to leave English Championship side Stoke City next week on loan to Spanish Primera Liga side Getafe with the prospect of converting it into a permanent move at the end of the season.

 

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As Ndigbo return to their bases after the Christmas break on planes and luxurious buses please think about how to make 2020 the year in which your industrial prowess doubles the size of Nigeria’s GDP

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Getting Innoson to purchase the rights of The Beetle from Volkswagen so it can manufacture electric cars in Nnewi

(2) Establishing a massive cattle ranch in Abia State to supply the leather for a shoemaking conglomerate in Aba

(3) Getting a pharmaceutical giant like Pfizer to open a plant in Owerri or Orlu

(4) Expanding on Rochas Okorocha’s statue parks across Imo State to quadruple Nigeria’s tourism revenue

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With Nigeria hitting 60 this year and set the become the third most populous nation on earth by 2050 it is time for us to start thinking the unthinkable

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Unlike most Nigerians, I do not believe in doing just the basic. I believe we should be looking to leapfrog the industrialised nations. I am prepared to think the unthinkable and push the boundaries of human know-how to breaking point

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Nigerians in diaspora remit at least $25bn back home during the course of 2019

NIGERIANS living abroad are believed to have remitted a total of $25bn back to the country during the course of 2019 according to figures just released by the Nigeria Diaspora Commission chairperson Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

 

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Fayose lashes out at opponents criticising him for enjoying an exotic holiday abroad

FORMER Ekiti State governor Ayo Fayose has hit back at critics who have criticised him for enjoying a flambouyant Christmas holiday abroad while claiming he needed to travel overseas for medical treatment.

 

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Oluwo of Iwo curses all those who blame him for his break-up with Queen Chanel

CONTROVERSIAL monarch the Oluwo of Iwo has placed a curse on anyone that blames him for recently separating from his Canadian-Jamaican queen Chanel Chin who he broke up with on December 15 last year.

 

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Volkswagen ends the production of its iconic vehicle the Beetle known as the common man's car

GERMAN automobile giant Volkswagen has ended the production of its iconic vehicle the Beetle in a move that could have a significant impact on the Nigerian car market as it is the country's work horse.

 

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Arsenal turns its attention to Joe Aribo in desperate bid to shore up its porous midfield

STRUGGLING English Premier League side Arsenal have turned their attention to Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo with a view to signing him from Glasgow Rangers during the January transfer window.

 

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Let us make the Aba footwear industry Nigeria’s cash cow in 2020 by drastically improving quality and marketing

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Happy new year everyone. Welcome to 2020, the year Nigeria turns 60. Our collective goal should be to make it a turning point for our beloved nation

(2) Let me lighten your day up with some mouth-watering data. Do you know that the global footwear industry was worth $290bn in 2019?

(3) By 2024, this is set to rise to $330bn as more shoes get sold worldwide

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