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Idanre tells sad story of Nigeria’s cocoa industry

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Tales from Idanre, Ondo State, the town regarded as the epicentre of cocoa cultivation in Nigeria, depict the retrogression that is the fate of the cocoa industry in Nigeria, PETER DADA writes Idanre, an ancient town in the Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State, is about 20 km away ...

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Petrol stations shut as fuel scarcity worsens

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The ‘Fuel War Room’ activated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to end petrol scarcity within two days is not yielding much result as many filling stations were locked yesterday in many cities across the country. Our reporters witnessed long queues at petrol stations in few stations that opened ...

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EFCC arrests Innoson boss Innocent Chukwuma

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The chief executive of Innoson Technical Manufacturing Company, Enugu, Chief Innocent Chukwuma was yesterday arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged undisclosed financial deals. Chukwuma was arrested at about 11-30am from his Government Reserved Areas (GRA), Enugu residence by armed police officers after an ...

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US Threatens To Bar Nigerian Airlines

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Nigerian airlines have been threatened and might be banned from entering US following new security concerns. The United States federal aviation administration has warned Nigerian airlines to resolve specified security issues within 65 days or risk being barred from flying to its country. This came after a team of US ...

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Farmers, sellers give reason for cost of yam

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Most yam farmers and sellers in Benin have observed that the cost of the produce is not connected with the recent approval given by the Federal Government for yam export. In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Benin, they noted that beside the high ...

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Sallah: Ram Dealers Laments Low Sale in Borno

Sallah Ram Dealers Laments Low Sale in Borno

The spate of insecurity in Nigeria has affected the sales of ram as Sallah approaches following an unprecedented inflation rate. Less than six days to Eid-el-Kabir celebration, ram dealers in Maiduguri are lamenting low patronage by customers. Eid-el-Kabir celebration is marked on the 10th day of the 12th month of ...

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Group accuses DSTV, StarTimes, others of exploiting masses

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A rights group, People Against Corruption and Injustice (PACI), has protested against what it termed ‘arbitrary and exorbitant’ charges by cable TV service providers in Nigeria. The protesters, who took their protest round major streets of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, who later converged on the Nigeria Union of Journalists ...

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US FAA arrives Nigeria to audit aviation sector

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The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would on Monday begin the re-certification of the Category 1 status of the nation’s aviation sector at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in Lagos. Mr Sam Adurogboye, the General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, who disclosed this in Lagos on Sunday, said that ...

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Lagos Sweepers Protest Non-Payment of 5 Months Salaries

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Sweepers employed by Dafunol International Limited, a contractor engaged by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, on Monday staged a peaceful protest over the non-payment of their five months’ salaries. The sweepers who were in their sweeping kits and holding brooms spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in front ...

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MMM Invents New Tactics to Make Members Comeback (Full Details)

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Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox (MMM) which thrilled many people early this year before collapsing some months back has invented a weekly promotional stunt aimed at wooing old and unsuspecting new ‘investors’. The money making scam it would be recalled left many people in shock early this year after it crashed forcing ...

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Economy: FGN as unrepentant saboteur

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Following nearly two years of failed efforts to break through the fence of conditionalities for the release of multilateral loans being dangled by the IMF/World Bank and the European Union, the Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun, threw up her arms and confessed at the quarterly business forum held in July at ...

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