ALGON Hails Buhari, Advocates For Rural Agric Development 

The outgoing President of The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Hon. Ibrahim Karaye has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over his policies on revamping the agricultural sector and called for the involvement of the local government councils in the development of the sector. The ALGON President in a press statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, noted that as Nigeria is an agrarian society, with agriculture contributing about 24% of the gross domestic product (GDP) while about  70% of the population live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for livelihood,…

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Nigerian Soldiers invade Abia NUJ Secretariat, Beat Journalists

About 20 soldiers on Operation Python Dance exercise of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday beat up journalists and smashed their phones, Ipads and other gadgets as they invaded the state secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Umuahia, Abia State. The soldiers, who were parading the streets of Umuahia on a show of strength under the exercise, alleged that the journalists took pictures of their exercise without authorisation. The soldiers, numbering over 200, drove through the streets in 15 Armour Personnel Carriers (APCs), 20 trucks and six Hilux vans. On getting…

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I Want To Leave Behind A More Effective, Impactful Senate, Says Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated, ahead of the resumption of the Senate from its annual recess, that his focus since he assumed office as the presiding officer of the 8th Senate on the 9th of June 2015, has been to build an effective and efficient legislature that directly impacts the lives of all Nigerians. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki emphasized that the role of the legislature in a young democracy like Nigeria is often misconstrued,…

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TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING – BECOMING A GREAT LEADER

Any significant progress in history occurred because someone decided to take the lead and influence others to pursue an agenda, resist an order or transform a process. The social nature of mankind is to always have a leader – one person that will take the lead and others would follow.  For any great success to occur, leadership is essential. I believe there are so many issues in our lives, and societies many aren’t comfortable with and we’d very much want to see drastic improvements. But in our small corners and…

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Akinwumi Adesina Chairs Africa50 Stakeholders Meeting In Dakar

The President of the African Development Bank Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Africa50, Akinwumi Adesina, will attend the third shareholders meeting of Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, in Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday, September 12. The event will be held by 11:00 a.m GMT at the King Fahd Hotel. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, as well as Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, [please double check] will also participate in the event. Africa50’s 23 shareholder governments will be represented…

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Top 6 Fascinating African Music Festivals To Put On Your Bucket List

Africa is no doubt a culturally diverse continent. It is, therefore, unsurprising that it is home to some of the most fascinating and best music festivals in the world. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares Africa’s top 6 music festivals to put on your festival bucket list. Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar This semi-autonomous region of Tanzania besides its amazing beaches, has one of the biggest music festivals in East Africa which is Sauti za Busara. Musical artists from all over Africa perform in an open-air amphitheatre. It is…

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6 Tricks For Using Instagram Story Like A Pro

Snapchat may have introduced stories but it was actually made popular after it was ‘copied’ by Facebook’s Instagram. Today, Instagram Stories feature is now used by over 200 million people daily. Hence, it will not be out of place to say that you need to up your Instagram Story game if you use Instagram. These tricks discussed by Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency should help. Use your phone’s camera to take pictures Do not use your Instagram app to take photos and videos because the app has a…

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The Next Chapter For West African Real Estate

Nigeria has faced strong headwinds in the past two years however, the currency uncertainty and falling oil price and production that have weighed heavily on consumer confidence are giving way The Nigerian real estate sector is turning the corner as the country’s economy appears to be emerging from recession. The easing of inflationary pressure, improved investment inflows, increased oil production and an improvement of foreign exchange liquidity, have all contributed to a positive growth outlook for the country. Nigeria has faced strong headwinds in the past two years however, the…

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CBN Inject Additional $250m Into Forex Market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in its relentless effort to keep the inter-bank foreign exchange market liquid, on Monday, September 11, 2017 intervened with another sum of $250 million. A breakdown of Monday’s intervention indicates that the wholesale sector was offered the sum of $100 million, just as theSmall and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) window received a boost of $80 million. Those requiring foreign exchange to address needs such as Business/Personal Travel Allowances, school tuition, medicals, etc. were allotted the total sum of $70 million. The Bank’s Acting Director in…

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