SOME CONCERNS AND CLARIFICATIONS

Tokyo International Conference

Day two in Japan and it was mainly for exhaling, catching our breath, receiving briefings and preparing for the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), which holds from August 28-31. The program outline is rich and holds much for Africa in different spheres like deepening sustainable and resilient society, building peace and stability, agriculture, climate change, and disaster risk reduction, human resource development, education, blue economy, and many others. From concerns and comments on social media, one is compelled to make some clarifications. No, not in response…

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Men of power: Nigeria’s most influential power brokers

Men of power

In this piece, OLALEKAN ADETAYO attempts to unmask the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and some of the activities that make many see him as the most powerful presidential. Kyari: The ultimate power broker Although he has two prominent namesakes who share both first name and surname with him — a former military administrator (deceased) and a serving deputy commissioner of police — he cannot be mistaken for any of them. Those who frequent the Presidential Villa, Abuja or those who work there cannot miss him. Even…

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President Muhammadu Buhari off to Japan for Tokyo International Conference

Tokyo International Conference

President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to travel to Japan tomorrow to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development. A statement by the Presidency said the conference would take place in Yokohama city from August 28 to 30 after which the president would be back to the country on August 31. This year’s conference is themed, ‘Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future’. The Japanese Prime Minister and host, Shinzo Abe, is expected to perform the opening ceremonies of the conference. According to Special Adviser to the President…

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Wadume: APC gave me N13m for 2019 election

Wadume

Wadume: •I’m a political thug, not a kidnapper •I made N6m from a sitting governor •How I escaped from soldiers who wanted to kill me •Slain policemen identified themselves before soldiers killed them •Wadume’s uncle, brother, cousin reveal their roles. Suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Balla, a.k.a Wadume, who has been in the middle of the raging storm between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police over the murder of three police operatives and two civilians by soldiers in Ibi town, Taraba state has finally opened up and made startling…

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Ogbeni Rahuf Aregbesola – I have No idea of my office

Rahuf Aregbesola

Interior: “Except For Newspapers, I Have No Knowledge Of My Ministry” – Rahuf Aregbesola Ogbeni Rahuf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior has admitted that he lacks knowledge of how his ministry operates as the little he knows about it was what he gleaned from the pages of newspapers, Igbere TV reports. Aregbesola who disclosed this Wednesday in Abuja during his maiden visit to the ministry told top officials of the ministry that apart from stories about the ministry on the pages of the Newspapers, he had no idea of its policies…

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FG To Appeal British Court Orders Over Seizing Of $9bn

FG To Appeal British Court

FG To Appeal British Court: According to the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata, the government has instructed its lawyers to appeal against the court which sat in London. The ruling on Friday is the latest development in the case which started in 2010, regarding an agreement to build a gas processing plant in Calabar, Cross River State. The project collapsed between Nigeria and the Irish firm after the former is said to have failed to meet its end of the bargain. FG…

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