By Rasaq Oboirien
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Feb 24th, 2014
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•Adesokan win Girls U-19 Singles final •Bulus fall to Slovakia’s Matej NIGERIA’S female badminton players showed class at the Uganda International Badminton championship that ended at the weekend in Kampala as they won gold in the Women Doubles and Mixed Doubles events. It was a...
By IAfrica
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Feb 24th, 2014
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While most of the country is poring over recently published election manifestos, and pondering the different visions for the future of us all that they spell out, a political earthquake of possibly bigger significance is beginning to gather momentum. As you read this, Cosatu’s Central Executive...
By Lucas Ajanaku
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Feb 24th, 2014
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• Bars them from SIM cards sale The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has imposed fines totalling N647,500,000 million on three of the four global system for mobile (GSM) comunication service providers in the country. The affected operators are Airtel, Globacom and MTN. They are bein...
By IAfrica
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Feb 24th, 2014
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As the purported end of the Marikana Commission and the 2014 elections head for a flashy collision, it is clear that there is no chance that the commission will complete its work by April. Expect that it be extended, again. Despite this, the inquiry is making some startling revelations. GREG MARINOVI...
By Okwy Iroegbu-Chikezie
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Feb 24th, 2014
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Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has assured the organised private sector (OPS) that government will continue to put the appropriate policies in place that will allow the growth of the maunfacturing sector. Speaking during an interactive session w...
By John Ofikhenua
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Feb 24th, 2014
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• Rolls out 18 priority areas The Board of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has reviewed its 10,000mega watts(Mw) five-year target to 15,000Mw evacuation capacity. It has also rolled out 18 areas of priorities it intends to pursue over the next few years. TCN is under the managemen...
By IAfrica
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Feb 24th, 2014
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You know it’s election season when political parties and governments start getting extra testy in their dealings with journalists. Social media now offers a whole new stage for public figures to go to town on those who’ve earned their displeasure. Over the past week, representatives from ...
By IAfrica
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Feb 24th, 2014
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For those nervous about Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi was a comforting, reassuring presence at the helm of the central bank. He is the country’s Trevor Manuel – a steady pair of hands implementing much-needed banking reforms and fighting corruption. But now he’s gone, sacrificed by a presi...
By Frank Ikpefan
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Feb 24th, 2014
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• Govt eyes N24b from groundnut value chain The Staple Crop Processing Zones will add additional N1.4 trillion to the gross domestic product (GDP), the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has said. It will also help to create 250,000 jobs across the coun...
By IAfrica
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Feb 24th, 2014
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For around four hundred years, scientists and students have relished the impact that early scientists like Galileo had on learning, knowledge and our growing understanding of the real world – as well as their bravery in confronting both obscurantism and just plain ignorance. Except, that is, pe...