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Lamido Sanusi reappointed emir of Kano after Governor Yusuf reverses Ganduje's sacking

ALHAJI Lamido Sanusi is set to be reinstalled as the emir of Kano after Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf approved his appointment following passing of the Kano State Emirate Council Repeal Bill 2024 which he signed into law this evening.

 

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I am surprised that the Tinubu administration has not introduced drastic anti-inflationary measures such as this

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Create a Presidential Anti-Inflationary Directorate (Paid) headed by a leading economist like Lamidi Sanusi, Arunma Oteh, Emmanuel Nnadozie, Obiageli Ezekwesili, etc

[2] Ringfence certain staples like gari, rice, pepper, tomatoes, onions, yam, cooking oil, cassava, etc. Put them on what should be termed the Exclusive Food List (EFL)

[3] Place the distribution of all items on the EFL under the control of Paid

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Port Harcourt refinery expected to come back on stream at the end of July ending fuel scarcity

PORT Harcourt's oil refinery is on course to resume operations by the end of July refining 210,000 barrels of crude a day in what petroleum officials believe will mark the end of Nigeria's ongoing petrol scarcity which has created widespread inflation.

 

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Teeside University throws out Nigerian students as depreciation of naira affects their ability to pay their fees

BRITAIN'S Teesside University has ruthlessly thrown dozens of Nigerian students out of the campus and ordered them  to leave the UK after a currency crisis left them struggling to pay their tuition fees on time.

 

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Arsenal offer Napoli Jesus plus cash in a desperate bid to get Osimhen and challenge Man City

ENGLISH Premier League giants Arsenal has offered Italian side Napoli their Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus and a large sum of cash in exchange for Super Eagles goal scorer Victor Osimhen in a desperate bid to make their team good enough to challenge for the title.

 

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Nigeria’s federal government has just allocated N90bn ($43.5m) to subsidise the 2024 hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Were I in President Tinubu’s shoes, here is what I would do instead

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Do you know that 80,000 Nigerians go on pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina every year? Rather than subsidise the hajj, I would tax it heavily and turn it into a revenue source for the government

[2] Do you know that 30,000 Nigerians go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem and Rome every year? They too will equally be taxed at the same rate as their Muslim counterparts

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Nottingham Forest extend Ola Aina's contract by another year after avoiding relegation

ENGLISH Premier League side Nottingham Forest has activated the one-year extension clause in the contact of Super Eagles fullback Ola Aina that will enable him to play for another season at the City Ground.

 

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Air Peace dismisses suggestions safety procedures on its London to Lagos route are in question

AIR Peace has dismissed allegations by its detractors that there are question marks surrounding the operating of its London to Lagos route saying any claims that the safety of its activities were in question is simply untrue.

 

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If you ask me, the Renewed Hope Agenda policy of Nigeria’s federal government should include a social housing programme that looks something like this

Ayo Akinfe

[1] As from October 1 2025 every state government and the Federal Capital Territory authority is compelled to construct a minimum of 10,000 housing units a year

[2] Every one of our 774 local government areas is compelled to construct at least 1,000 housing units a year

[3] All government ministries, agencies, departments and parastatals are compelled to offer mortgages to any employee who has spent up to three years in service

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