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    Ambode inaugurates Badagry bridge, expects improved economy

    Sesan Olufowobi Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday inaugurated Imeke-Ajido Bridge, a major link bridge in the Badagry area of the state, saying it would boost tourism and enhance movement of goods and services. The bridge, which is 500-metre long, was designed with sidewalks on both sides. Ambode ...

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    Bata dance intoxicates me like wine — Funmi

    Multi-talented artist, Funmi Ajamufua, reflects on her journey in dance, AKEEM LASISI writes Watching Funmi Ajamufua dance is always a great delight. Neither the popular art audience within and around Lagos nor the royalty, business and government executives, are able to resist her, especially when she is doing solo dances. ...

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    Budget padding and Nigeria’s economy

    Tunde Temionu Logically, “padding” in whatever form, is one of the elements of corruption. Although like so many other English words, “padding” has several meanings. Its literal interpretation in accounting is “false entry”. Its applications by those who have a penchant for corruption are opaque and varied in nature. It ...

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    NAICOM granting unnecessary waivers to insurance firms – Workers

    Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The crisis rocking the National Insurance Commission has assumed a new dimension with the workers’ union accusing the management of granting unnecessary waivers to defaulting insurance companies. The workers, under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Services’ Employees, made ...

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    808 killed in Southern Kaduna, Catholic Church alleges

    The Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan alleged yesterday that the latest attacks in southern Kaduna State had claimed 808 lives with 57 injured. It also alleged that 53 villages were attacked Governor Nasir El-Rufai has described the attackers as foreign Fulani herdsmen, who were avenging past attacks on them and their ...

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    Nigeria imports rice, wheat with N1tr annually, says CBN

    Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele said yesterday that Nigeria spends the equivalent of N1trillion in foreign exchange annually to import rice and wheat. Emefiele spoke in Jibia, Katsina State, at the launch of the CBN Anchor Borrowers Programme and 2016/2017 Dry Season Farming. ‘’Nigeria’s import bill is ...

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    Jammeh appoints six foreign judges to Supreme Court to hear his petition

    Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has appointed six foreign judges into the Supreme Court to join the remaining member, so that his election petition could be heard. Sources in the country however could not give the names of the judges. The President also yesterday ordered the electoral commission building taken over ...

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    Senate Pushes For Diaspora Voting In 2019

    The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs is pushing for Diaspora voting in the coming general elections in 2019, Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sen Monsurat Sunmonu has said. She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York on Thursday that giving franchise to Nigerians abroad would give ...

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    Business in Brief: Number of companies on TASE continued to drop in 2016

    Tel Aviv Stock Exchange shares generally lower on year's last day of trading.

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    What are aid groups' priorities for 2017? - Expert views

    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Iraq, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, World, YemenAfter a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging. The Thomson Reuters Foundation asked aid agencies to name their three priorities for ...