Bakare condemns CBN forex policy, high interest rates

Gbenro Adeoya and Ramon Oladimeji The Founder of The Latter Rain Assembly and convener of the Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare, says the Central Bank of Nigeria must change its foreign exchange policy and lower the interest rates to get the country out of recession. According to him, the country’s multiple naira exchange rates […]

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2017 AFCON venues

Gabon will this month become the third consecutive hosts of the biennial Africa Cup of Nations who were not originally awarded the tournament. Strife-torn Libya were replaced by South Africa in 2013 and Morocco withdrew as 2015 hosts over Ebola virus concerns with Equatorial Guinea stepping in at short notice. Continuing post Moamer Kadhafi-era violence […]

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We picked N5,000 stipend beneficiaries two years ago – Presidency

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Sunday said beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer could not be said to have been chosen based on any partisan consideration because they were picked before the inception of the present administration. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, made the clarification […]

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Nine hospitalised after auto crash in Nsukka

The Police Command in Enugu State has confirmed that nine people are in critical condition in two hospitals in Nsukka, after an auto crash on Jan. 8. The command’s spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said in Enugu on Monday that hospitals were Enechi Hospital Ukehe-Nsukka and Bishop Shanaham Hospital, Nsukka, Enugu State. Amaraizu said that auto-crash occurred […]

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Soldiers arrest ex-militant leader, others ahead of Osinbajo’s visit

Ahead of Tuesday’s visit by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, tension on Sunday enveloped the Niger Delta region over alleged arrest and invasion of some ex-militant leaders’ homes in the state by soldiers. Our correspondent reliably learnt that scores of ex-militants, including a top ex-militant […]

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Scores killed as B’Haram attacks troops in Yobe

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja A yet-to-be-ascertained number of soldiers were said to have been killed after Boko Haram insurgents attacked an Army brigade in Buni Yadi, Damaturu, Yobe State, on Saturday evening. Our correspondent learnt that the attack, which was on the 27 Brigade, occurred around 6pm, during which there was a fierce exchange of gunfire. […]

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