Several African leaders are currently in London for a summit called by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. When they go back, President Buhari should consider developing a continental transport programme to boost trade between them

Ayo Akinfe

[1] A Yaoundé-Douala-Calabar-Ikom railway line that will transport Cameroonian cocoa to the processing plant at Ikom in Cross River State

[2] A Lomé-Cotonou-Badagry-Apapa-Warri-Port Harcourt railway line that will link up West Africa’s coastal ports

[3] An Abuja-Niamey-Ouagadougou-Bamako-Conakry-Dakar railway line that will open up the Ecowas region to finished Nigerian goods

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Dozens rushed to hospital in Enugu State after brutal attack by Fulani herdsmen this morning

DOZENS of indigenes of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State are currently lying critically ill in hospital after a brutal attack by gunmen suspected to be Fulani cattle herdsmen in the early hours of today.

 

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Germany to return up to 7,000 Benin artefacts looted in 1897 by the end of October

GERMANY has agreed to return over 7,000 historical artefacts plundered from Ancient Benin Kingdom to Nigeria by October this year as part of the ongoing programme to reverse the colonial plundering of Africa.

 

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Several Ipob members clad in Jewish garb and chanting Biafra songs arrested at Nnamdi Kanu's trial

SEVERAL members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) clad in Jewish attire have been arrested outside the federal high court in Abuja where they went to attend the ongoing trial of the their leader Nnamdi Kanu.

 

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Buhari due in London today for education summit and medical check-up with his doctors

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is due to arrive in London later this evening to participate in a global education summit on financing called Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and to touch base with his medical doctors.

 

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Benin Republic's Yoruba monarchs meet and agree to ask their president to release Sunday Igboho

YORUBA monarchs in the Republic of Benin have resolved to write to President  Patrice Talon asking him to intervene in the ongoing Sunday Adeyemo saga by asking the country's security agencies to release him immediately.

 

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If every Nigerian including all our elected leaders were preoccupied with these 10 thoughts, Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho would not have found a fertile ground for their ideas

By Ayo Akinfe

[1] How do we get Nigeria to produce 50m tonnes of steel a year?

[2] How do we produce inter-city trains that run at 200km per hour?

[3] How do we build five deep sea ports along our 853km Atlantic coastline

[4] How do we generate about 260,000MW of electricity like say Indonesia and South Africa?

[5] How do we increase our gross domestic product to $1trn?

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Sunday Igboho's lawyer says Nigeria is yet to make a formal extradition request to Benin Republic

NIGERIA is yet to file a formal extradition request to the Republic of Benin over Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo according to his lawyer Ibrahim Salami who said the Beninoise authorities were only asked to arrest him.

 

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Given our taste, I am still perplexed as to why Nigeria is not the world's largest manufacturer of luxury furniture

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Given that 45% of Nigerian timber exports is rosewood, a highly prized wood used for the production of luxurious furniture we need to ban its export immediately

[2] By 2025, Nigeria must match Brazil’s production of 11bn kg of timber production

[3] In each of our 36 states, there must be at least five pulp, laminated wood, sawmill, plywood, furniture or paper mill factory

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Ipob fires back at Ijaw leader Edwin Clark describing him as a general without an army

SECESSIONIST group the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) has hit back at Ijaw leader Chief Edwin Clark for warning it to desist from speaking on behalf of the south-south geo-political zone saying he too has no mandate to speak for the people.

 

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