Buhari presents 2020 budget of $28.4bn based on oil price of $57 and output of 2.18m barrels a day

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has presented his 2020 budget to the National Assembly with projected spending of N10.33trn ($28.4bn) centred around significant investment in capital projects to create jobs and develop infrastructure.

 

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NYSC introduces verification exercise for foreign graduates in drive to combat fraud

DIASPORA graduates who want to participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will have to go through a new verification programme that involve them submitting their original certificates as part of a drive to combat fraud.

 

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Chelsea's Tomori finally opts for England as Southgate invites him for Euro 2020 qualifiers

CHELSEA centreback Fikayo Tomori has pledged his international future to England in favour of Nigeria after receiving a call-up from Gareth Southgate and is looking forward to featuring in the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

 

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Looking at a map of Nigeria I have come to the conclusion that we should make Auchi our Detroit and mass produce low-cost vehicles there

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) We Nigerians love blowing big big grammar whenever we are discussing our country’s socio-economic woes but sometimes this is not necessary as all we need to do is learn from history. There is a popular saying that you do not need to reinvent the wheel and this is most poignant in the global automobile industry. If we sort this sector out, it will spur development in so many other areas, turning Nigeria into an industrial giant within a short space of time

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Oxfam warns that one quarter of the world's extremely poor could live in Nigeria by 2030

OXFAM International has warned that 25% of the world's poorest people may live in Nigeria by 2030 as no fewer than 94.47m Nigerians live below the extreme poverty line according to the latest findings contained in the recently-published World Poverty Clock.

 

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Unicef warns that Borno faces a serious malnutrition problem among victims of Boko Haram insurgency

NIGERIA is facing a serious malnutrition problem in the northeast part of the country with as many as 233,000 children treated for acute malnutrition between October 2016 and May this year according to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef).

 

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National Assembly to be presented with bill that caps the age of presidential candidates at 70

MEMBERS of the National Assembly will soon begin debating a bill that will bar anyone over the age of 70 from running for Nigeria's presidency after a motion requesting this was proposed by a member of the House of Representatives.

 

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Rohr invites London-born Efosa Solomon-Otabor as a replacement for injured Samuel Kalu

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles will be without the services of Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu for the international friendly against Brazil taking place in Singapore on October 13 after he picked up an injury in training with his club.

 

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Foursquare Gospel Church suspends Unilag lecturer demanding sex from female student

NIGERIA's Foursquare Gospel Church has suspended University of Lagos (Unilag) lecturer Dr Boniface Igbeneghu from all ministerial duties after he was caught on video asking undergraduates for sexual favours in exchange for marks.

 

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The biggest legacy bad leadership has created is that it gives Nigerians a lame excuse which they conveniently hide behind

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Yesterday, the 17th World Athletics Championship ended in Doha. Thanks to this 23 year national heroine Ese Brume, Nigeria ended the tournament with a medal. Tobi Amosun was unlucky not to win a medal in the women’s 100 metres hurdles too as she came fourth. Both of them really put it gutsy performances and should be highly commended for their gallantry

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