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NFF expected to unveil Finidi's successor as Super Eagles head coach in Abuja next week

NIGERIAN Football Federation (NFF) officials are set to unveil the new Super Eagles head coach next week having drawn up a shortlist of three with the new national team helmsman due to be announced in Abuja.

 

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This cost of living crisis that has seen Nigerian inflation soar to over 30% must be giving President Tinubu sleepless nights. Surely, the government must unveil an anti-inflationary policy centred around mass production to address it

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Like every other economy in the world, Nigeria lives at the mercy of supply and demand fundamentals. We are thus particularly vulnerable to inflation as with a population of 200m, there is always going to be a massive demand for consumer goods

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Nigeria-eligible teenager Tyrique George signs fresh three year deal with Chelsea

ENGLISH Premier League giants Chelsea and Nigeria-eligible teenage winger Tyrique George have signed a new three year contract that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2026/27 season.

 

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Were I in President Tinubu’s shoes, I would use the quiet of this public holiday period to sort out some thorny foreign policy issues starting with our northern neighbour Niger Republic

Ayo Akinfe

[1] One policy of former President Muhammadu Buhari I was in love with was his romantic affair with Niger Republic. No matter how long we delay things, ultimately Nigeria and Niger Republic need to merge one day. That is inevitable!

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Canuk to hold health and wellbeing day at Empires Lounge on June 29

DIASPORA umbrella body the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (Canuk) will hold its first-ever health and wellbeing day on June 29 at Empires Longue restaurant along the Old Kent Road in southeast London.

 

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Would you not just have loved it if President Tinubu used the ocassion of Fathers Day to announce a series of initiatives to better the lives of young Nigerian men

Ayo Akinfe

[1] There will be free primary and secondary education for every Nigerian child

[2] Our federal government will offer one free meal a day to all primary and secondary school pupils

[3] The federal government will pay a N20,000 monthly stipend to all unemployed school leavers under the age of 24

[4] Every state government will be compelled by law to open at least one vocational training centre in each of Nigeria's 774 local government areas

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Canuk organises family fun day to Southend-on-Sea beach on August 3

DIASPORA body the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (Canuk) has arranged a coach trip to Southend-on-Sea beach on Saturday August 3 as part of its community bonding programme aimed at fostering togetherness.

 

In the second-ever such programme of its kind, Canuk has hired two coaches that will leave from Euston and North Greenwich stations in London at 10am on August 3. They will travel to Southend-on-Sea beach for the day and then leave at 5pm in the evening.

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Over the last three days, the G7 has been meeting in Italy. I hope that as part of his Renewed Hope Agenda, President Tinubu sent them a set of proposals that read like this

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Nigeria is willing to offer all G7 member states observer status at the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas). This is to facilitate massive investment in West Africa with an annual minimum target of $500bn

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Canuk AGM initiates plans towards becoming a community interest company

DIASPORA umbrella body the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (Canuk) has initiated plans towards becoming a community interest company (CIC) after delegates to its recent annual general meeting (AGM) mandated the executive committee to call an emergency general meeting (EGM) to look into the matter.

 

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Who else is perplexed that President Tinubu’s Democracy Day speech made no mention of resource control at given that he could not stop talking about it while in opposition

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Nigeria will be made up of 42 states, with seven per each of her constituent geo-political zones

[2] Each state will be responsible for creating and funding its local governments as it deems fit. Local governments will be funded internally by the charging of a local tax, which will be augmented by a state grant representing no more than 10% of their total expenditure

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