I would just love it if these D-Day celebrations sparked off a Pearl Harbour moment in Nigeria with President Tinubu summoning the country’s leading industrialists to Aso Rock and getting them to agree an action plan

Ayo Akinfe

[1] If you ask me, the three most significant events in the history of mankind are the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution and World War Two. They altered the production process to such an extent that humanity changed forever

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Government and organised labour still unable to reach agreement on national minimum wage

NEGOTIATORS looking to resolve the intractable matter of a new Nigerian minimum wage have once more been unable to reach an agreement with organised labour asking for a monthly sum of N250,000 ($170) and the federal government offering N62,000 ($42).

 

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As we continue to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, I ask how can Nigeria master the discipline that pulling off such an operation required

Ayo Akinfe

[1] World War Two is one of my greatest passions ever. I forever marvel at the way it transformed industrial production, unleashed an unprecedented wave of human ingenuity, led to the integration of women into the global workforce and mechanised virtually everything we do

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Nigeria chances of making World Cup hang by the thread after another 1-1 draw with South Africa

NIGERIA'S chances of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup are now hanging by a thread after the Super Eagles could only manage a 1-1 draw with South Africa's Bafana Bafana in Uyo tonight giving them a pathetic three points from a possible nine.

 

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Nigerian Governors Forum rejects new minimum wage proposal of N60,000 a month

NIGERIA'S 36 state governors have rejected a proposal from the federal government to increase the country's minimum wage to N60,000 (£41) per annum from the current N30,000 saying they will not be able to afford it.

 

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IMF predicts that Nigeria's GDP will enjoy steady economic growth between now and 2029

INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) officials have predicted that Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow to reach $1.85tn by 2029 in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms from the current $1.365trn as a result of consistent economic growth.

 

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Nigeria should have sent a team of technocrats to France to learn how the allies managed to put together the logistics of the D-Day operation in 1944

Ayo Akinfe

[1] I spent yesterday June 6 celebrating the D-Day 80th anniversary. In an unprecedented act of bravery, courage, valour, creativity, audacity and initiative, some 150,000 men were landed on an 80km stretch of land off the Normandy coast of France within 24 hours in 1944

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Bill calling for the creation of Orlu State passes first reading in House of Representatives

MEMBERS of the House of Representatives have approved a bill creating a new state in the southeast geo-political zone to be known as Orlu State that would bring the total number of federating units in the nation to 37.

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Caf postpones 2025 African Cup of Nations until following year to protect players from burnout

CONTINENTAL body the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has moved the 2025 African Cup of Nations to January 2026 in response to pressure that the tournament will clash with Club World Cup taking place in the US next year.

 

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