Dangote cement plc vs BUA cement: The fight over gold deposits in Edo state

From pre-independence to post-independence, Obu River has been a gold mining area of Afemai land. Akoko Edo and Owan are also gold mining areas in Afemai land of Edo North. I challenge the two companies who are fighting over Obu mines to provide a laboratory for testing solid minerals in Nigeria if actually they are […]

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Food security in Nigeria

The current spate of killings by Fulani herdsmen and the rampaging Boko Haram insurgency is posing serious risk to government’s efforts to ensure food security and Nigeria’s capacity to attract investors in the agricultural sector. Frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in different parts of the country; Benue, Nassarawa, Ekiti, Delta, Kaduna, Ebonyi, among others, […]

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2018 budget implementation may be tough – SGF

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The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Thursday alerted Nigerians that Federal Government may not fully implement the 2018 budget if the National Assembly fails to pass the fiscal estimate on time. Mustapha also said the preparation for the 2019 general elections, expected to commence at the end of February, wouldRead More

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Lagos revenue hits N504b, says Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday, said that the state generated a total of N503.7 billion revenue in 2017, despite the harsh economic climate…
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Day of anger, anguish in Benue

CROWDS of people in black dresses, weeping women, frightful kids and 73 polished mahogany caskets. Benue State was in pains yesterday. It was all at the funeral of the victims of the herdsmen killings that have sparked a big outrage. The sober ceremony, to many, marked the 41-year-old state’s most tragic moment. The herdsmen invadedRead More

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Dangote still Africa’s richest with $12.2b net worth

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President of Dangote Industries Alhaji Aliko Dangote remains Africa’s richest with a net worth of $12.2billion, according to Forbes. This is an increase of $100 million from his worth when the assessment was done by the influential magazine last year. Dangote is the continental richest for the seventh year in a row. Bill Gates isRead More

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Ethiopia bans foreign adoption

Ethiopia has banned the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreign families, according to the country’s state-run News Agency ENA, citing concerns over abuse.