CBN governor says Nigeria lost as much as $1.4bn due to the import ban on 43 products

CENTRAL Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Olayemi Cardoso has revealed that Nigeria lost a total of $1.4bn over the last eight years due to the federal government's import ban on 43 items which made it illegal to bring them into the country.



I would like to see the Tinubu administration declare 2024 as the Nigerian Year of Agriculture and launch an ambitious agro-processing plan centred around the following crops

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Coconuts

[2] Cashews

[3] Cocoa

[4] Palm oil

[5] Plantain

[6] Groundnuts

[7] Neem

[8] Gum arabic

[9] Millet

[10] Sorghum

Surely we know that we should build a food processing industry around these crops. This should involve the construction of processing plants, railway lines, export terminals, silos, warehouses, etc.


Kano police fear recent court judgement in governorship elections could lead to ethnic pogroms

KANO State Police Command officers have arrested seven persons for participating in a protest following the recent Court of Appeal judgement sacking Governor Abba Yusuf amid fears that it will lead to ethnic pogroms.



Were I the Nigerian Football Federation president these are the 10 things I would do to revive the flagging fortunes of the Super Eagles

Ayo Akinfe

[1] I would seek an immediate audience with President Bola Tinubu and make it crystal clear to him that we need to replace Jose Peseiro with Herve Renat ahead of African Cup of Nations that starts in January 2024

[2] I would ask President Tinubu to use his influence with President Emmanuel Macron to get the Fédération Française de Football (FFF) to release Mr Renat from his contract immediately so we can finalise his appointment before Christmas


Awoniyi to miss African Cup of Nations after undergoing operation for groin injury

SUPER Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi is certain to miss the forthcoming African Cup of Nations after his clubside Nottingham Forest revealed that the injury he recently picked up on international duty will rule him out of action for several months.



I would like to see President Tinubu establish a Nigerian Directorate of Futurustic Thinking with a mandate to think the unthinkable

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Those of you who did chemistry will be familiar with this gentleman Robert Boyle, popularly referred to as the father if modern chemistry. He died in 1641 and when his study was visited after his death, they found a wishlist of 24 things he hoped man would achieve in the future


Tinubu says he deserves to be in Guinness Book of Records for what he did in Lagos State

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has declared that he deserves to be listed in the Guinness World Records for the reforms he introduced when he was Lagos State governor between 1999 and 2007 stating that his track record prepared him for the presidency.



10 goals President Tinubu must set for Nigeria and insist that we achieve then over the next 50 years

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Building an economy that is at least worth $2trn, placing her among the top six economies globally as her population dictates

[2] Establish an automobile brand that is synonymous with the country like say Volvo and Sweden, Fiat and Italy, Toyota and Japan, Lada and Russia, Citroen and France, Daewoo and South Korea or Proton and Malaysia


Nigeria loses $16bn to gas flaring over the last decade according to environmental report

NIGERIA has lost a staggering sum of $16bn to gas flaring over the last 10 years as natural gas which should have been piped to buyers generating revenue for the government was being wastefully pumped into the environment according to a new report.



Fenerbahce get Osayi-Samuel to help convince international team mate Iheanacho

TURKISH giants Fenerbahçe has resorted to using Super Eagles fullback Bright Osayi-Samuel in a desperate bid to woo striker and team mate Kelechi Iheanacho from Leicester City during the forthcoming January transfer window.




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