Internal Debt: When Internal Debt Servicing Swallowed Over N1trn

Figures from Debt Management Office, DMO have shown that the cost of servicing the country’s rising internal debt has hit more than N1trillion mark for the first time from 2015 By Shedrack Ifurueze Debt Management Office, DMO recently said that the federal government had spent over N1.02 trillion to service its domestic debt since the past two years. This comprises of N25 billion spent on the repayment of the principal and N993.13 billion on interest payment within the years under review. Since the end of December 2015, Nigeria’s total public…

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North Backs Restructuring

By Stephen Ubanna Those who think that the entire north is against the restructuring of the entity called Nigeria, may have to do a rethink. Investigatioon by the Magazine shows that if the All progressive Congress , APC, government of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari decides to  go-head with the restructuring of the country according to the Party manifesto, states in the north  east and north central geo-political Zones may be out for it. The contribution by some powerful and influential individuals from these regions in support of restructuring of the…

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Aisha: A First Lady’s Outburst

By Oji Odu Senator Shehu Sanni, All Progressives Congress (APC) representative, Kaduna Central, stirred the hornet nest in his twit where he used animals to describe the state of President Muhammadu Buhari’s health. But the wife of the President, and First Lady of Nigeria would not take likely to it. “God has answered the prayers of the weaker Animals, The Hyena’s and the Jackals will soon be sent out of the kingdom. We strongly believe in the prayers and support of the weaker animals,” Aisha Buhari replied. Senator Sani of…

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Edo APC unsettled after Obaseki Supreme Court judgement

The Supreme Court Monday upheld the election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, as the duly elected governor. The peoples Democratic Party, PDP,candidate for the governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God , has gone to the election Tribunal seeking to claim the mandate given to Godwin Obaseki. He lost both in the Tribunal and appeal Court and headed finally to the Supreme court. The supreme court set up a panel of seven justices led by the Chief…

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JODER Train Journalists on Peace Building and Diversity Reporting

By Akinwale Kasali In furtherance to his commitment on promoting peace, democratic stability, conflict prevention and conflict management, foremost Media Rights Group, Journalists for Democratic Rights, JODER, organised a training for journalists on conflict reporting and diversity reporting. The media group also held the first ever Nigerian bloggers, online media summit at the International Press Centre, IPC, Ogba, Lagos, on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The summit tagged “Conflict Prevention, Conflict  Management and Peace Building”, brought together several online publishers, bloggers and reporters to interact and proffer ways of making the…

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2018 World Cup: Ex-Internationals Calls for Early Preparation for Cameroon

Former Captain of the Green Eagles, Segun Odegbami has warned that the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are well prepared psychologically for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles. Odegbami, who won the 1980 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations with the Green Eagles in Lagos, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. The former Green Eagles captain stressed that the Super Eagles must be fully prepared for the August 27 showdown with the Cameroonians at the Godswill Apkabio International,…

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“Restructuring Only Way Forward”- Alaafin of Oyo

THE Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has joined other eminent Nigerians across the country who are making persistent calls for restructuring noting that the present structure will never allow states under it to thrive or make any meaningful progress. The prominent Yoruba monarch said this yesterday in Ibadan at a book launch in honour of the former Premier of Western region, Late Samuel Ladoke Akintola which held at the International Conference of the University of Ibadan. He explained that the soldiers who eventually killed him had earlier come by…

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Controversies Trail Yusuf’s 30-Man CHAN Squad

By Akinwale Kasali After months of waiting, Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf finally names a 30-man squad for the African Championship qualifiers. Sadly, controversies has trail the team, with some section of soccer analysts and enthusiasts questioning the rationale used by the coach is choosing the players. Tomiwa Babalola, a sport journalists, said the selection of the squad was quite fair, but questioned the exclusion of Ojo Olorunleke from the squad, as well as Femi Thomas, the Rivers United goal tender. in the same vein, Jerry Musa,…

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