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Tinubu bans government officials from going on publicly-funded foreign trips for three months

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has placed a three month ban on government officials going publicly-funded foreign trips in response to the growing economic crisis gripping the country that has pushed the price of basic foodstuffs.

 

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I am looking forward to President Tinubu delivering an Easter message in which he tells Nigerians to abandon once and for all any dismemberment talk and focus on nation building

Ayo Akinfe

[1] When I look at the way Nigerians throw in the towel simply because their nation is going through the birthpains of nationhood, it makes me shudder. Are we really that fickle and shallow that we have zero staying power?

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Solid minerals minister wants National Assembly to pass laws making value addition compulsory

NIGERIA'S minister for solid mineral development Dele Alake has called on the National Assembly to offer legislative support to promote local value addition in sector as a means of aiding job creation in mineral-rich communities.

 

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Nigeria is not just any country, she is the largest black nation on earth and it should embarrass all of us that we are not sitting at the high table of humanity in terms of production and inventions

Ayo Akinfe

[1] China - Mankind’s most populous nation and the currently jet setter in terms of innovative and technological development. Before the end of the 21st century, I can see them taking humanity to unimaginable heights

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House of Reps calls for scrapping of trade deal that allows UK lawyers to practise in Nigeria

NIGERIA'S House of Representatives has asked the Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment to halt the signing and implementation of the trade partnership with the UK that allows their lawyers to practise in Nigeria.

 

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World Bank offers funding of $40m to help African nations with climate smart agriculture

WORLD Bank officials have approved a $40m to African nations to fund what is known as Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and address critical gaps in climate resilience and food security across the African continent.

 

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Osimhen to miss Nigeria's forthcoming friendlies against Ghana and Mali due to injury

SUPER Eagles talisman Victor Osimhen will miss Nigeria's forthcoming international friendlies against Ghana and Mali taking place over the next week after his club revealed that the striker will be kept in Italy to recover from an injury he is nursing.

 

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Were I in President Tinubu’s shoes I would release Nnamdi Kanu today and appoint him as the head of Nigeria’s Essential Goods Directorate with a mandate to get the southeast to mass produce all these in 2024

Ayo Akinfe

[1] A modern day molue that is electric, comes with air conditioning and costs about half the price of a competitive bus. We should be looking to supply the likes of London Regional Transport with red versions of these vehicles

[2] Flatscreen TVs that you can hang on the wall like clocks

[3] All-in-one iPads and mobile phone sets

[4] A combined microwave/toaster

[5] Tinned jollof rice packs that can rival Heinz baked beans

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Scottish giants Celtic offer trials to Nigerian teenager described as the new Lionel Messi

SCOTTISH giants Celtic have offered Nigerian American-born teenage sensation Mezi Ikemba an opportunity to participate in trials in the hope of signing a professional contract with the club ahead of next season.

 

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As a Lagosian, President Tinubu should have a very robust marine policy. This should include the widespread dredging of Nigerian rivers to boost agricultural output

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Is there any agency in Nigeria dealing with the issue of silt in our rivers?

[2] Across the far northern tip of Nigeria, farmland is being eroded by desert encroachment

[3] Large parts of southeast Nigeria are made up of soft clay soil not suitable for agriculture and prone to erosion

[4] If we dredged just the rivers Niger and Benue alone and packaged this silt, we could use it to turn both of these badly affected areas into lush farmland

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