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by Tonye Max Cookey-Gam FOLLOWING the change of leadership earlier this week, major political realignments have started favouring the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which chieftains in Kaduna, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday returned to the ruling party. Beside...
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Nigerian business leaders may bask in the nation’s inclusion (along with Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey) among the ‘Mint’ economies, predicted by Brics creator Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs to lead the next generation of emerging markets.  That status will be confirmed if, as expected, Nigeria overtakes...
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As the number of people killed and displaced by South Sudan’s bloody, month-long civil conflict continues to rise, negotiations taking place in Addis Ababa have inevitably focused on requirements for a ceasefire. An agreement came on 23 January, when negotiators representing the President Salva Kiir ...
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by Nathan Williams Former Minister of Aviation turned political blogger, Femi Fani-Kayode, condemns the signing of an anti-homosexuality bill by Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, describing the act as unfair and heart-breaking. The signing of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013 ...
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By Yilma Bekele We love to visit the past. There is no one like us that digs deeper, travel further to harvest the bounty of our rich past. To say we dwell on the past is definitely an understatement. I would not be surprised if scientists after mapping our brain find a special pocket where […...
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By Eleanor Ross, Huffington Post Some disappeared, others were given lengthy prison sentences. One thing all thirty men arrested in 2012 in Ethiopia had in common was that they had criticised the state and the policies of the former Premier, Meles Zenawi. And yet last week Japan’s Prime Ministe...
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Though the economies of Zimbabwe and Kenya may be following different paths altogether, parallels can be drawn between the two Sub Saharan Africa countries. Like most African countries, the Financial Services sector largely remains virgin territory with huge upside potential for growth and developmen...