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A Country that depend only on Crude Oil- Nigeria Spent N813bn on Sugar, Wheat, Others in 2013

•   Importation of rice, toothpicks, furniture gulps N100bn in first quarter The federal government spent a total of $4 billion (N813 billion) in 2013 on items which are currently being produced or could be competitively produced in the country. The amount spent on six items including rice, sugar, wheat, fish, furniture, milk and textiles in…

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Boko Haram : Shettima Insists on Amnesty as Church Escapes Bombing in Jos

Alhaji Kashim Shettima • Soldiers kill TCN staff, injure others mistaken for insurgents in Borno Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri and Seriki Adinoyi in Jos    
 Determined to seek practical ways of ending the Boko Haram insurgency, the Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, yesterday reiterated his call for the granting of pardon through a programme…

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Pilgrimage: Debtor states, LGs, others to spend N70bn

State governments, including those that owe workers’ salaries, organisations and individuals will spend nothing less than N70bn on the 2015 pilgrimages to Mecca and Jerusalem. The Federal Government, states and local governments, spend huge amount of public funds on sponsoring Muslim and Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem and Mecca annually. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria…

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APC to Ekweremadu: you’re wrong on Boko Haram attacks

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said yesterday that  the current spate of  attacks by the terror sect,Boko Haram, “are actually the desperate pangs of a dying monster.”Reacting to a comment by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu that the attacks had increased since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in May,APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, …