5TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHIBOK ABDUCTIONS: PMB SAYS THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR THEIR RETURN

President Muhammadu Buhari would like to remind the parents of the school girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State that he has still not forgotten their daughters who were kidnapped from their dormitory five years ago (April 14, 2014). He promised the parents when he met them, at the beginning of his first term as president, that he would bring their daughters home. He is aware that this promise he made is the main reason the people of Chibok voted overwhelmingly for him in the February elections, and although…

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PMB SEEKS REGIONAL COOPERATION TO CHECK ILLEGAL FLOW OF SMALL ARMS INTO NIGERIA

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday arrived in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital seeking wider cooperation among countries of Sahel and Saharan regions to counter the infiltration of small arms to Nigeria, flowing into the hands of militia forces, bandits and insurgents who are becoming a threat to human rights and internal security. The Nigerian leader is participating in the one-day Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD, alongside his host and current Chairperson of CEN-SAD, Idriss Deby Itno and their counterparts…

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World Bank/IMF Spring Meeting: Finance Minister Woo Global Investors To Nigeria

…says ease of doing business has improved The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed has assured global investors that Nigeria is ready for business as it has improved significantly the ease of doing business environment. The Minister stated this while wooing investors who attended the 2019 World Bank/IMF Spring Meeting in Washington DC, United States of America, assuring them of high returns in investment. A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Minister on Media and Communications, Mr. Paul Ella Abechi, said the minister made the call while…

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SAM OGRIH EMERGES NIGERIA’S REAL ESTATE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Nigeria’s leading Real Estate mogul and Managing Director of Delta Mega Trend, Mr. Sam Ogrih, has been voted Nigeria’s Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year by the CEOs Club Network, the world’s oldest and largest association for CEOs of large corporate organizations. Mr. Ogrih, an accountant turned builder, is been awarded for his unique innovation and approach to real estate development – promoting real estate as an business that provides huge returns on investment for subscribers. In his letter to Mr. Ogrih, the Chief Executive Officer, CEOs Club Network Nigeria,…

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NIGERIAN ARMY AND BOKO HARAM’S MISADVENTURE IN DAMATURU

By Luqman Bashir Before an international coalition routed the Islamic State (ISIS/Daesh) from Syria, the fanatical terrorists had wrongly assumed an aura of invincibility. They carried out daring attacks, intensified their barbarism and did everything possible to court international attention. That quest for international attention was perhaps partly responsible for its adoption of Boko Haram faction as its Franchise in West Africa, which gave rise to the concept of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). It is certainly no coincidence that mindless Boko Haram/ISWAP attacks peaked at the same time…

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FOR THE RECORDS: MY 2017 PILGRIMAGE EXPERIENCE IN ISRAEL

By Ebriku John Friday The Year 2017 that just passed was remarkable to me in many ways. I started the year with lots of hope and aspiration, which is the ideal thing to do but it never occurred to me that the unimaginable was lurking around to make the year memorable for me. God proved Himself and through the instrumentality of the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Dr Tor Uja, who graciously approved a slot for my online news portal, www.theleaderng.com, when the head of the…

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Onnoghen succeeded in destroying judiciary before his shameful resignation – group

Onnoghen succeeded in destroying judiciary before his shameful resignation – group The Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative has described as an insult to Nigerian the resignation of Justice Walter Onnoghen, the former Chief Justice of Nigeria. The group said Onnoghen’s infamous resignation was belated because he had succeeded in battering the Nigerian judiciary sector before taking the exit door. Recall that Onnoghen had on Friday resigned from office following the recommendation by the National Judicial Council. Speaking on the development, Comrade Okpokwu Ogenyi, National Coordinator of the group…

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Minister of Finance Signs $523,823 TA Agreement Grant With Islamic Devt Bank In Morocco

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, yesterday, disclosed signing a $523,823 (N185,957,165 million) Technical Assistant Agreement grant by the Islamic Development Bank (ISDB) Group, in Marrakesh, Morocco. This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance on Media and Communications, Mr Paul Ella Abechi. According to the statement, the Minister signed on behalf of the Federal Government and President of the ISDB Group, Dr. Bandar M. H. Hajjar, signed on behalf of the Group, at the 44th ISDB Group Annual Meeting…

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CROSS RIVER GOVT TAKES OVER DISPUTED LAND IN YALA

Following a fact finding mission by Cross River State Government delegation to Yala Local Government Area to ascertain the state of things in the disputing communities of Oba/Itega Okpame on Saturday, the government has decided to take over the ownership of the disputed land pending the peaceful resolution of the matter. Governor Ben Ayade had delegated his aides led by the Director-General, Cross River State Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, Barr Alphonsus Ogar Eba to end hostilities and ensure peace is restored between the disputing communities. The affected communities…

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OBA/ITEGA OKPAME: CROSS RIVER DUE PROCESS DG, BAR OGAR EBA LEADS GOVT DELEGATION TO YALA

…Assures of peaceful resolution As part of government efforts to end the land dispute between Oba and Itega Okpame communities in Yala Local Government Area, the Director General, Cross River State Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, Barr. Alphonsus Ogar Eba on Saturday leads a special Cross River State Government team comprising of senior government officials to the disputing communities. The delegation which is in Yala Local on a fact finding mission and to sue for peace and meet with traditional, religious, political leaders and youths of Oba and Itega…

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