It is time for Ebonyi State to stand up and be counted by living up to its nickname as the salt of the nation

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) With the global crude oil market dancing Atilogwu over the last few weeks as Donald Trump continues to make the world an uncertain place with his clownish behaviour, Nigeria needs to wake up to the reality that she can no longer rely on petroleum to fund her budget. Somehow, this reality has not dawned on our people in Aso Rock but very soon they will be hit by a sucker punch but alas, by then it will be too late 

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Niger State government offers 44,000 hectares of land for cattle colony and Ruga settlement

GOVERNOR Abubakar Bello of Niger State set aside 44,000 hectares of land to develop Nigeria's largest cattle colony under an ambitious plan to open 23 grazing reserves in a bid to address the ongoing menace of Fulani cattle herdsmen and boost meat production.

 

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Oil industry poised for more volatility as 26 US shale producers file for bankruptcy so far this year

CRUDE oil prices are poised for more volatility over the coming months as a total of 26 US shale firms have filed for bankruptcy since the beginning of the year indicating that their attempt to provide an alternative remains fraught with difficulties.

 

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Enugu monarchs want law changed to make them chief security officers within their domains

TRADITIONAL rulers in Enugu State have asked that they be made the chief security officers of their domains in an ambitious plan to combat the growing menace of armed Fulani herdsmen and kidnappers.

 

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Head of civil service hospitalised after she collapsed during EFCC questioning over N3bn scam

HEAD of the civil service of the federation Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita has been admitted to hospital after she collapsed during interrogation at the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a N3bn ($8,236,770) contract scam.

 

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Governor Ihedioha appoints Nwankwo Kanu as his senior special assistant on sports

FORMER Super Eagles skipper Nwankwo Kanu has been appointed as the senior special assistant on sports to the Imo State governor Emeka Ihedioha in what is his first political appointment in the country.

 

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Buhari should concentrate on improving the local food distribution network not interfering in the workings of the CBN

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) Nothing stifles a nation’s economic development as much as a lack of coherent policy. Contrary to what many Nigerians think, the total lack of understandable, consistent, logical and coherent government economic policy is the main reason behind our under-development as a nation and not corruption. Even if you totally eliminate corruption, you still need to invest the proceeds for it to make any difference in people’s lives 

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Glasgow Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo gets surprise invite as Rohr calls up 23 for Ukraine friendly

GLASGOW Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo is the surprise package in the list of 23 players Super eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has invited to camp to prosecute the September 10 friendly game against Ukraine in the southern city of Dnipro.

 

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Fulani herdsmen turn on each other in Owerri as dispute over cows leads to brutal stabbing

TWO Fulani herdsmen turned on each other in the town of Agbala in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State stabbing each other brutally leading to them having to be rushed to the nearby Owerri Federal Medical Centre.

 

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Zamfara re-introduces Sharo cultural festival to rehabilitate repentant Fulani bandits

GOVERNOR Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has re-introduced an event called the Sharo Cultural Festival created to embrace repentant Fulani armed bandits and integrate them back into society as part of the peace programme aimed at ending the continuous bloodshed.

 

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