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Brazilian president looks to introduce direct flights to Nigeria in a bid to boost trade

PRESIDENT Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil has offered to strengthen his country's economic ties with Nigeria with plans that include introducing direct flights in a bid to bring the volume of trade between both nations back up to the $10bn figure at which it once stood.

 

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Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria blames subsidy removal for current inflation

PRESIDENT Tinubu's policies have been blamed for the current economic crisis in the country by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) which asserts that the administration's reforms are responsible for today's runaway inflation.

 

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Super Eagles are the world's 10th most expensive national team with a net value of over €450m

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles have been valued as the 10th most expensive national team in the world with a net worth of at €451.6m in a recent global evaluation that put them up there alongside the big sides of Europe and South America.

 

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I am yet to see President Tinubu's Niger Delta development plan so would suggest he puts together a programme that looks something like this

Ayo Akinfe

[1] From henceforth, the Nigerian Delta Development Corporation (NDDC) will become a quasi-government body with 50% of its directors coming from the private sector

[2] The NDDC will have 10 public sector directors, one from each of its nine member states and one representing the federal government. They will sit on the board along with the 10 private sector directors

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Organised labour and federal government make headway over N1m minimum wage demand

NIGERIAN trade unions and the federal government have made some progress in their talks about resolving the ongoing cost of living crisis wracking the country at the moment after organised labour agreed to lower its demand for a national minimum wage of N1m ($670).

 

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I am waiting to see a blueprint on the abolition of begging and its replacement with a vocational programme by Nigeria’s Northern State Governors Forum

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Several states in northern Nigeria have passed laws to ban begging over recent years. On the face of it, such pronouncements may sound laudable but it is just sloganeering unless it is backed up with a plan to train, rehabilitate and get these beggars into productive endeavours

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Luton Town's Elijah Adebayo said he remains open to playing for the Super Eagles

NIGERIA-eligible English Premier League striker Elijah Adebayo has declared that he is prepared to commit his senior international future to the Super Eagles in a development he said would please his parents greatly.

 

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Nigerians are still waiting for the President Tinubu’s security blueprint which they hope will erase all the agony of the Buhari years

Ayo Akinfe

[1] I suspect that crime is now among the top five sectors in the Nigerian economy today. Kidnapping has got to be up there with oil exploration as a booming business

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Kenyan tourist industry sets sights on Nigeria as it seeks fresh clientele to replace falling numbers

KENYA'S tourist industry has stepped up its targeting of the Nigerian market in response to falling numbers as global visitors dwindle in the face of harsh economic conditions that has left many with less disposable income.

 

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Lagos development area offers its doctors a 100% pay rise to stem incessant emigration

IKOYI-Obalende Local Council Development Area of Lagos State has approved a 100% pay rose for doctors in its service in a desperate bid to stop the incessant development of them emigrating abroad in search of better living standards.

 

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