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Campaign Against Fake News

 The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Information and Culture, has just launched a National Campaign Against Fake News’ which aim it says, is to sensitise all Nigerians of the dangers posed to the peace and security, and indeed the corporate existence of Nigeria.

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STATE OF EMERGENCY ON CORRUPTION

  At a brief ceremony in the State House on July 5, President Muhammadu Buhari  signed an executive order which in the main empowers security  and anti-corruption agencies  to freeze assets of individuals with corruption cases.

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Nigeria Overtaking India’s Poverty

Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the largest number of people living in extreme poverty, with an estimated 87 million Nigerians, or around half of the country’s population, thought to be living on less than $1.90 a day, making the country the world’s poverty capital.

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No to FG Funding of Ranches

The Federal Government recently disclosed that the National economic Council (NeC), chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has approved a 10-year National Livestock Plan which will cost about N179 billion. Under this plan, 94 ranches are to be built in 10 states that have been experiencing the unfortunate herdsmen/farmers clashes. …

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Welcome, Not-Too-Young-To-Run Act

President Muhammadu Buhari presented a special gift to the Nigerian youths as he marked his third year in office when he signed into law last week, the Not-Too Young- to- Run Bill. The Act symbolizes at long last the official recognition of the Nigerian youth and the potentials and capabilities …

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Democracy Day 2019

As hAs become the practice since 2000, May 29 each year is set aside as public holiday by the federal government to mark the country’s return to democracy on that day in 1999. This year’s celebration is signi cant because it’s the last before the 2019 general election which would …

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2018 Budget, Not Again

 After keeping the 2018 Budget for about half a year, the national Assembly last Tuesday, passed the n9.12tn spending plan for the country. The budget as approved by the legislature showed an increase of about n508bn over and above the initial proposal of n8.612tn presented to the two chambers of …

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Beyond the Ban on Illicit Drugs, Substance Sales, Consumption

 The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) recently sealed the production lines of Emzor Pharmaceuticals industry in Lagos and two Ilorin – based companies, Peace Standard Pharmaceutical ltd and Bioraj Pharmaceutical ltd, citing the companies’ inability to provide required documents for NAFDAC officials during the inspection …

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Senator Melaye’s Arraignment

  Nigeria, and indeed the international community have been following with keen interest the travails of Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi -West Senatorial District in the National Assembly in the hands of agents of the State. Last week, Senator Melaye was brought on a stretcher during his arraignment on …

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EDITORIAL: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, 1936-2018

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a stalwart of the anti-apartheid struggle passed away in a Johannesburg hospital on April  2, 2018, at the age of 81. Born Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela in the village of Mbongweni, Bizana, in the Transkei and the fourth of eight children, Winnie was the daughter of two teachers. …

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