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Buhari Never Promised To Crush Boko Haram Within Two Months – Mohammed

Alhaji Lai Mohammed

National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) , Alhaji Lai Mohammed in this interview with Temidayo Akinsuyi reels out the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari in office since assumption of office two months ago. He also gave reasons why the party is backing the probe of former president Goodluck Jonathan. Excerpts: Alhaji Lai Mohammed The PDP for the second time have...


External Reserves Rise By $2.27b In July

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

By Sola Alabadan, Lagos Latest data by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the weekend showed that the nation’s external reserves pool improved by $2,270.437 million or 7.82 per cent, to $31.270 billion on July 29, from $29.00 billion the end of previous month. Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) On a month-on-month basis, the rise was $2.262 billion or 7.80 per cent, while on year-to-date basis, the...


Swaziland, Djibouti Not Pushovers –Pascal


By Chibuike Chukwu  And Agustine Akhilomen Lagos Super Eagles team coordinator, Patrick Pascal, has admitted that lower teams like Swaziland and Djibouti are no more pushovers in African football. Amaju Pinnick Amaju Pinnick Nigeria has been drawn bye in the first round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but will face the first round winner between Djibouti and Swaziland in the next round in...


24 Hours Not Enough For My Creativity –Idehen

Pretty Helen Ifueko Idehen is a household name in Auchi and its environs because of her unique style and creativity. She is many things rolled into one. The entrepreneur is a makeup artist, an event planner, a bead maker, cake baker, among many other crafts. The graduate of Political Science from the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma talks with Sam Anokam about her passion. What influenced your becoming an entrepreneur? I have always have crave for creativity. Sometimes I see some things that are made and I think I can do better in those things or I think I have an idea of something different from...


The Ban On Online Degrees In Nigeria


The recent decision by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to ban online Universities and other degree awarding institution operating online seems not well thought out and needs to be redressed. It has the propensity to setback our education system in a world that is increasingly becoming digitalised. According to the Director, Information and Public Relations of NUC, Ibrahim Usman Yakassi,...


Why Buhari Is In Dilemma


The hilarious ovation and national jubilation, which greeted the election of Buhari after the last general elections, could not be compared with the seeming political sequences, which have followed that victory. Today, many people particularly those objective Nigerians don’t appear to be cheering what is going on now in the political system. How APC emerged as a party is the root cause. According...


Larger Than The New Kid On The Block


There is a new kid on the block! But he is leaving most people in the neighborhood with a sense of wariness… like, guess who is here and what is he here for. It ought not so to be, because we are a welcoming society and a happy people. Even Jumbo, my veteran soldier friend, is a happy man whenever he hears that someone has called Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s bluff. He has a biff against OBJ. Jumbo...


Jonathan: Another Knock From Paul Biya


By Augustine Adah Former President Goodluck Jonathan might have been applauded for successfully handing over power to opposition party after losing the March 28 presidential elections, but his action and inaction while in office would continue to generate public discourse for a long time. While the nation is yet to come to terms over the revelation of monumental corruption that dominated his tenure...