Saturday , 1 October 2016


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James Faleke’s Tortuous Dance with Providence by Raymond Nkannebe

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Whatever your political persuasion or misgivings about him, truth is: Mr. James Faleke deserves our pity. But he also deserves our praise. Pity, because of the chain of circumstances that brought him face to face with providence and the blow it dealt him. A circuitous chord that has terminated adverse …

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How Did We Get So Hungry As A Nation?

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Also,a former Governor of the Central Bank and now Emir  of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, threw cold water on some of  the  assumptions used. His words: “When I was the Governor of the CBN, the economy was growing at 37 per cent. The oil sector was not adding anything to GDP …

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Spotting The Tell-Tale Signs of Dementia

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How to spot early tell-tale signs of Dementia. The first symptoms of dementia could begin as many as 12 years before patients are diagnosed, research shows. Forgetting to turn off the lights, mislaying objects around the home or coming back from the shops without something you meant to buy could …

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Employees And Extra Income Streams

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Is your dwindling bank account impacting your health? The American Psychological Association released a survey showing that money stress impacts Americans’ health nationwide. And, as it turns out, the wealthy are also stressed about money – not just those in lower income households. You can eliminate some of that financial …

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Making ‘Africa Rising’ A Reality In Nigeria

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Until a few years ago, Africa Rising was a dominant theme in conversations about the global economy. A lot of that enthusiasm appears to have since cooled, so that in newsrooms and think-tanks and conference panels around the world, the confident assertion of ‘Africa Rising!’ has been replaced by the …

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National Restructuring and the Ambivalence of a Nation by Raymond Nkannebe

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You will agree with us that since the early 80s, nothing has formed the subject of our national debates and engagements more than the chequered (mis) fortune of the word ‘Restructuring’. It has been accepted more than once as a friend; rejected as an enemy, and finally smuggled through the …

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‘Change’ Stole Our School Fees

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September is here. The holidays are over. It’s time for the ‘leaders of a tomorrow that never comes’, to go back to school. Parents with one child are having nightmares while those with more than one can’t even sleep. As for those with children studying abroad, the Lord is their …

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Postponed Edo Polls; Vintage Voice of Jacob and the Hand of Esau by Nkannebe Raymond

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Fellow Nigerians, it appears not too many of us seem to appreciate the degree of political fraud that was pulled off last week by the (mis)ruling party in Edo state− hence, the seeming cold acceptance that has greeted the “democratic coup” (in the words of Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose) …

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What You Weren’t Told About The New Abuja-Kaduna Rail (3)

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Now, to what you weren’t told about the new Abuja-Kaduna Train Service, which is based on my observation this last Saturday, you will be shocked to discover that there’s the likelihood of purchasing your ticket at the Kubwa sub-station especially, and still not be able to board the train. I’ll …

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What You Weren’t Told About The New Abuja-Kaduna Rail (2)

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Three hours later, at exactly 10:40a.m, I decide to try my luck one more time at the Kubwa Train sub-station. This time, as I alight from the okada that conveyed me to the station, an air of optimism enveloped me as the ‘mammoth’ crowd I encountered earlier that morning, was …

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What You Weren’t Told About The New Abuja-Kaduna Rail (1) By Ayodele Daniel

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By now, you must have heard about the Abuja-Kaduna Standard Gauge Rail line that is now the toast of most travelers along that route & “tourists” alike. There are those who have one business or the other to do in Kaduna or Abuja, who now have a choice between a …

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Information Nigeria Digital Marketing Training – August Edition

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  Information Nigeria’s one-day training on digital marketing was a well-attended crash course on the rudiments of digital marketing. Among the facilitators were some of the leading experts in SEO, content as well as content marketing. Technology and the internet has changed the way we do business as well as …

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Photos From The Cinderella-Themed Wedding of Kunbi Oyelese and Lanre Tomori

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From the pictures, you’ll agree Kunbi Oyelese has definitely found her Prince charming. And her beau, Lanre Tomori can’t just take his eyes off his bride. Here are some few photos from their Cinderella-themed wedding shared by the couple’s wedding planner 2706 Events and captured by Jide Odukoya Photography.

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Opportunities present themselves during recessions By Abiodun Aderibigbe

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Nigeria is in a recession. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is expected to confirm this in less than two weeks when it releases the country’s second quarter (Q2) GDP results. The economy had contracted by 0.36 in the first quarter and it could not have done better in the …

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In Nigeria, older banks now lead in innovation By Eyiuche Chukwuweike

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After spending six years as a regional bank, Wema Bank has stepped up to compete at the national level, and not even the current economic crisis can stop it from winning, it seems. In 1945, as the Second World War grinded to a bitter halt and much of the world …

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International Youth Day: Rethinking The Nigerian Youth By Douglas Imaralu

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The potential of Nigeria’s youth population is arguably contradictory: on one side, pockets of shinning stars; on the other, a largely untapped resource. But there is growing evidence that young people can be agents of change, when given a chance. As we commemorate International Youth Day, this article explores the …

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Dividend payment and investing in the time of recession By Penelope O.

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There are two types of people; those who keep making money by working till they die and those who keep making money by having their assets work for them. Many Nigerians invest in different asset classes but the most popular among Nigerians for decades have been equity-based instruments, real estate …

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HIV-Positive s*xual Predator In Malawi Arrested After BBC’s Expose

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The Malawi Government finally woke up from its deep sleep after it decided to arrest an HIV-positive Man hired to have s*x with young female children in an apparent “Ritual Cleansing” process in the country. Sadly, his arrest only came after an investigative report by the BBC. Ed Butler, a …

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Before We March To Republic Of Biafra – Ayodele Daniel

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While this author does not subscribe to the speculation, especially in official circles, that the calls for an independent state of Biafra as currently championed by the Indigenous People of Biafra and Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra is politically-motivated, he believes that these groups agitation for …

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7 Things That Could Make You An EFCC Guest

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the last couple of months have arrested, investigated, filed suits, frozen accounts and seized properties of some notable Nigerians. If you have ever wondered what offenses could land anyone in their net, well, INFORMATION NIGERIA brings you all 7 of them in this piece.

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