Daily Archives: February 3, 2021

FG begins plan to rebase GDP, identify viable sectors

From Isaac Anumihe, Abuja the Federal Government, yesterday,  announced the commencement of National Business Sample Survey (NBSS) with a view to rebasing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and identifying viable sectors of the economy. NBSS will involve indepth study of sampled establishments based on the sectors identified in National Business …

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Access Bank partners American Express to broaden card usage

Access Bank Plc has partnered American Express to broaden the acceptance and usage of American Express cards in the country. Mr Robert Giles, Senior Banking Advisor Retail Banking, Access Bank, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos. Giles said the partnership would enable American Express Card holders …

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Family asks Ogun govt. to reject firm’s document for title

By Lukman Olabiyi Members of Eerule Olamide family in Shagamu area of Ogun State have urged the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, to reject any document presented by Premier Standard Limited for the purpose of obtaining title in respect of an expanse of land situated at Kilometer 55, Lagos-Ibadan, Expressway. The …

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Lekki Gardens: Residents bemoan attacks by developers

By Maduka Nweke Some staff of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited have been accused of allegedly leading a band of thugs to break into the Premier-1 Residential Estate in Lekki area of Lagos . The residents claimed that they were attacked monday morning, a move they said was resisted by the …

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Why I support president of Igbo extraction in 2023 –Ishaku

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku believes that for justice and equity, Nigeria should have a president of Igbo extraction in 2023. Among other issues also in this interview, he proffers solutions to the deteriorating security situation in the country and the growing tension between herdsmen …

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Reasons for insecurity in Nigeria –Odinkalu, Ex NHRC chair

By Chukwudi Nweje Prof Chidi Odinkalu, former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC),is the senior team manager for the Africa Program of Open Society Justice Initiative. He says the thriving insecurity in the country is not a failure of the military but a reflection of the poor quality …

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Blasphemy retrial

Editorial   It seems convicted Kano-based Muslim musician Yahaya Sharif-Aminu has a chance to escape a controversial death sentence for blasphemy under Islamic law, also known as Sharia. The Appeal Division of the Kano State High Court observed irregularities in the trial that led to his conviction and ordered a …

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