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Be careful with that conference!

President Goodluck Jonathan’s acceptance of the National Conference/Dialogue on the 53rd Independence Day last week, may be a Greek Gift. He was adamantly against it just a few months ago; and so was Senator David Mark, just a few weeks ago. For them both to make such a sudden and complete U-Turn makes the whole thing suspicious. If they plan to use it to cause some confusion toward the 2015 elections, then they better make another U-Turn in the best interest of stability, as well as the existence of this country. If that is not the case, and I want to believe it is not, then they should only receive and widely publish the report of the conference committee just formed, but suspend all other actions on the conference until well after the 2015 elections. In fact, I would want such a suggestion to come from the committee members themselves. No such a conference or anything about it, besides the ad hoc committee’s work, should take place before the elections.

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The Arab World Wants Nigeria Dead. Zoological Republic of Nigeria the most corrupt country on earth.

The Arab world desperately wants Nigeria dead or under their firm control. In June 2010, Gadhafi announced in Libya that Nigeria should split into several countries or at least on religious basis of Islam versus Christians or North versus South. If this failed, the Arabs want a Somali or Sudan situation in Nigeria, preferring the Somali scenario if they cannot control Nigeria because as they claim, Nigeria is too large. What they mean by too large is that Nigerian influence in Africa is creating a clog in their efforts at Arabizing all of Africa. The arrow head of the Arab world’s Arabization policy in Africa is Gadhafi who after forcibly annexing the Auzon Strip from Chad,

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As president inaugurates national confab committee Nwabueze opts out , Count Jigawa State out – Gov Lamido

Luminary, Professor Ben Nwabueze, on Sunday, declined the offer to serve on the national conference panel on health ground. The leader of The Patriots, however, welcomed the initiative, saying it was a bold step. In his letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday, the octogenarian, a former education minister, requested the president to nominate another eminent lawyer, Chief Solomon Asemota, to replace him on the committee chaired by the former university don, Senator Femi Okunrounmu. In the letter to President Jonathan, said to have been written on behalf of “The Patriots,” Nwabueze, a staunch advocate of a Sovereign National Conference (SNC), congratulated him for taking an indisputable bold step towards ensuring that a national conference was convoked before 2015.

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Nigeria’s economy is weak – CBN •No, it’s healthy – Okonjo-Iweala

DEPUTY Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (Financial System Stability), Dr Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, has said that the nation’s economic performance had been rather weak. He stated this on Saturday in a lecture delivered at the Golden Jubilee ceremony of the pioneer graduates of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). Moghalu regretted that Nigeria’s economic performance does not reflect its endowments. “With a population of 170 million people, Nigeria is generously endowed with human, physical and natural resources. “The country is ranked the 6th largest producer of crude oil and also has the 6th largest gas reserves in the world. ” It also has very significant reserves of solid minerals which remain undeveloped. The country is richly endowed with about 34 different types of solid minerals in

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175 killed in attacks on Benue community, says lawmaker

A Benue State House of Assembly member representing Agatu Constituency, Sule Audu, has said 175 people have been killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the area since April. Agatu Local Government is located in Benue South Senatorial District. Its residents are mostly peasant farmers and fishermen. Addressing reporters in his Makurdi home, Audu noted that among those killed by the suspected mercenaries were children, women and the aged, who were either shot or hacked down with machetes. The lawmaker said four villages in Agatu – Egima 1 and 2, Ikpele and Omogbou – had been deserted, following a series of attacks by suspected hired mercenaries.

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Centenary village to cost N3.2tr, says Abubakar

The proposed Centenary Village, an ultra-modern city within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to mark the 100 years of the Nigerian nationhood, will cost N3.2 trillion, former Head of State Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar said yesterday. Gen. Abubakar, who is Chairman of the Board of Centenary Village Plc, spoke while presenting a report to President Goodluck Jonathan at the State House in Abuja.The Centenary Village Plc is a public liabilities company to be jointly set up by the private companies which will finance the project. The former military Head of State, who led other members of the company’s board to the Presidential Villa, said the Centenary Village would be wholly financed by the private sector. Abubakar said the board had in the report also requested Jonathan to grant certain concessions to the private investors who are willing and ready to be part of the project.