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President Buhari’s pilgrimage to Mecca highlights the need for a Religious Finance Bill 

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Saudi Arabia observing the lesser hajj. As far as I am concerned, he should not leave the country until he has secured a minimum of $50bn in foreign direct investment. If he does not, his trip is a meaningless jamboree 

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Ohaneze Ndigbo warns southeast governors against making land available for cattle ranches

PAN-Igbo cultural association Ohaneze Ndigbo has warned governors across the southeast geo-political zone not to fall for the temptation of making land available for temptation of making land available for Fulani cattle herdsmen to open ranches.

 

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Fayemi sacks 2,000 teachers employed by Fayose saying due process was not followed in their recruitment

EKITI State's Governor Kayode Fayemi has sacked 568 primary and secondary school teachers of the 2,000 employed by his predecessor Ayo Fayose after the July 14 2018 gubernatorial elections.

 

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Taiwan becomes first Asian country to approve gay marriage after lawmakers Same Sex Act

TAIWAN has become the first Asian country to approve same-sex marriage after parliamentarians voted in favour a bill that made lesbian and gay rights legal across the island nation.

 

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Iwobi tops the charts as the most widely used academy graduate in the English Premier League

SUPER Eagles playmaker Alex Iwobi has been voted as the English Premier League academy graduate who made the most appearances during the course of the 2018/19 season after he featured for Arsenal 50 times during the campaign.

 

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Plateau State governors follows Ganduje's lead and splits Jos traditional council into three

PLATEAU State's Governor Simon Lalong has taken a cue from his Kano State counterpart Abdullahi Ganduje and moved to reduce the influence of the Gbong Gwom of Jos Da Jacob Gyang Buba by carving out two traditional councils from his domain.

 

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We need a Nigerian Patriotic Act to shake us out of our present lethargy 

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) Today, I want us to spend 24 hours reflecting on the life of this gentleman here Commander Dudley Morton and use it as a basis to ask ourselves whether the key piece missing in the Nigerian jigsaw puzzle is actually the absence of unconditional patriotism. I sometimes wonder whether we would live in a far better society if our commitment to the nation was not predicated on getting something back in return 

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Bauchi State House of Assembly passes law reversing previous act enabling it to recover looted funds

MEMBERS of the Bauchi State House of Assembly have passed a bill to repeal the State Public Property and Funds Recovery Tribunal Act of 2017 that was enacted to recover funds thought to have been misappropriated by previous governors.

 

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Nigeria's cabinet approves taking out of fresh $1bn Chinese loan to fund hydro-electric power plant

NIGERIA'S Federal Executive Council (Fec) has approved a government decision to obtain a $1bn bank loan from China's Exim Bank to fund the Gurara II Hydropower project as part of ongoing plans to increase electric capacity in the country.

 

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Christian Chukwu to arrive in UK tonight where he will undergo treatment at private London hospital

FORMER Super Eagles skipper Christian Chukwu will arrive in the UK tonight for medical treatment on his nagging prostate cancer ailment at the prestigious Saint Elizabeth and Saint John’s Hospital in London.

 

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