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Dangote promises to make a renewed bid for Arsenal next year after competing his refinery

NIGERIAN billionaire Alhaji Aliko Dangote has pledged to pit in a renewed bid for English Premier League giants Arsenal in 2021 once he has finished the construction of the petroleum refinery he is currently building in Lagos.

 

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Buhari's close ally Pacac chairman Prof Sagay throws his weight behind Operation Amotekun

CHAIRMAN of Nigeria's Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (Pacac) and close adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari  Professor Itse Sagay has thrown his weight behind the establishment of the regional security outfit Operation Amotekun.

 

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With the launch of Amotekun and the sudden emphasis on regional cooperation I think it is time for us to come up with an integrated Middle Belt economic programme

By Ayo Akinfe

 

[1] Amotekun is not perfect and a lot still needs to be worked out to prevent it becoming an uncontrollable paramilitary force outside the ambit of the law but it is a good idea in principle. Having a regional security that provides intelligence to the police and armed forces is a good thing as local people know the terrain and know where all the criminals are hiding out in their communities

 

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Nigerian crude oil output rises to 2.2m barrels a day in defiance of Opec reduction agreement

NIGERIAN crude oil production has grown to a four year high of 2.2m barrels a day over the last month as output has been stepped up in defiance of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) directive limiting daily supply to 1.77m barrels.

 

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It is the spirit of a people that make a nation but somehow that fact is lost on Nigerians hence this over-reliance on “good government” to solve all our socio-economic woes

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Today is January 12. On this day in 1957, the Southern Christian Leadership Council was founded with Martin Luther King Jr as its leader at Ebenezer Church in Atlanta

(2) On January 12 1948, Mahatma Gandhi began his final fast in the quest for Indian independence

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Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council proposes creating Operation Ogbunigwe across the southeast to mirror Operation Amotekun

PAN-Igbo cultural organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo has proposed the creation of a security outfit to be codenamed Operation Ogbunigwe for the southeast geo-political zone following the successful launch of a similar body called Operation Amotekun in the southwest.

 

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Aside from the quest for solid minerals does Nigeria actually have a policy on rocks given how much of it we have across the country

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Nigeria is actually a very rocky country. In the northeast and north central geo-political zones in particular, we have large swathes of rocky plateaus. Have we ever thought about how to cash in on this?

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Nigerian police take Pos machines to checkpoints in a bid to extort money from motorists

CORRUPT Nigeria Police Force (NPF) officers have taken extortion to new levels with the introduction of Point of Sale (Pos) machines at checkpoints that enable them to deduct money straight from motorists' bank accounts.

 

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Boko Haram kidnap four soldiers and two policemen along Damaturu-Maiduguri road

BOKO Haram has stepped up its attacks in Borno State over the last few days carrying out a deadly attack along the Damaturu-Maiduguri road that resulted in the sect kidnapping four soldiers and two police officers.

 

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Former police boss Owoseni says Amotekun vigilantes will be allowed to carry Dane guns

FORMER Lagos State police commissioner Fatai Owoseni has shed further light on the creation of the Southwest Stakeholders Security Group known as Operation Amotekun yesterday saying that its members will be allowed to carry dame guns.

 

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