Frowns, Smiles Follow Kaduna Airport’s Boom Time

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The boom time the Kaduna International Airport has been expecting since January, when the federal government announced its decision to close down the Abuja International Airport for six weeks finally came on Wednesday. As the gove…

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The boom time the Kaduna International Airport has been expecting since January, when the federal government announced its decision to close down the Abuja International Airport for six weeks finally came on Wednesday. As the government announced the closure of the Abuja Airport by midnight of Tuesday in line with the plan, Kaduna Airport responded almost immediately with a flurry of activities.

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Agatu Still in Fear, Says Rep

[Daily Trust] The people of Agatu in Benue State are still living in fear due to the presence of heavily armed herdsmen, a member of the House of Representatives has said. Adamu Ochepo Entonu (Apa/Agatu Federal Constituency), said at a press conference…

[Daily Trust] The people of Agatu in Benue State are still living in fear due to the presence of heavily armed herdsmen, a member of the House of Representatives has said. Adamu Ochepo Entonu (Apa/Agatu Federal Constituency), said at a press conference in Abuja yesterday that the herdsmen were empowered to resettle in Agatu by the state government without being disarmed.

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I Still Have Confidence in President, Says Woman Who Named Son After Buhari

[Daily Trust] Jos -Jos-based housewife Khadija Auwalu named her son after President Muhammadu Buhari in 2011, after she went into labour queuing to vote for him. She delivered her son and returned to the polling unit to cast her vote for Buhari, instan…

[Daily Trust] Jos -Jos-based housewife Khadija Auwalu named her son after President Muhammadu Buhari in 2011, after she went into labour queuing to vote for him. She delivered her son and returned to the polling unit to cast her vote for Buhari, instantly catching the nation's imagination. Now, many years later, Daily Trust spoke to her.

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Why Government Is Losing the Propaganda War

[Daily Trust] No non-partisan Nigerian with even the littlest intelligence doubts that willful lies and propaganda are the Buhari government’s most potent tools of governance. That’s why I called the government a “propagandocracy” in last week’s column.

[Daily Trust] No non-partisan Nigerian with even the littlest intelligence doubts that willful lies and propaganda are the Buhari government's most potent tools of governance. That's why I called the government a "propagandocracy" in last week's column.

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The Long, Long Wait for National Identity Cards

[Daily Trust] “When I enrolled for the National Identity card early last year, I had expected the card would be ready in at most six months’ time. Whenever I go to their office, it has always been ‘go and comeback tomorrow’,” says Song Muru, a Msc stud…

[Daily Trust] "When I enrolled for the National Identity card early last year, I had expected the card would be ready in at most six months' time. Whenever I go to their office, it has always been 'go and comeback tomorrow'," says Song Muru, a Msc student of the University of Abuja.

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Land Laws Key to Agriculture Investment in Malawi – Minister Muluzi

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development Atupele Muluzi has said land laws will increase the impact of agricultural investment and production in the country.

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development Atupele Muluzi has said land laws will increase the impact of agricultural investment and production in the country.

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Interest Rate Caps Eat Into Kenya Banks’ Profits

[East African] Kenya’s weaker-than-expected economic growth, election fears and interest rate controls have started impacting corporate earnings, with some listed financial service providers recording declines in earnings per share, effectively eroding…

[East African] Kenya's weaker-than-expected economic growth, election fears and interest rate controls have started impacting corporate earnings, with some listed financial service providers recording declines in earnings per share, effectively eroding dividends to shareholders.

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Libyan Partners Abandon Broke Uganda Telecom Ltd

[East African] Significant differences emerged between Uganda and Libya during a recent shareholders meeting, leading to a falling out over the troubled Uganda Telecom Ltd, leaving Kampala with the cash-strapped company and no money to turn it around.

[East African] Significant differences emerged between Uganda and Libya during a recent shareholders meeting, leading to a falling out over the troubled Uganda Telecom Ltd, leaving Kampala with the cash-strapped company and no money to turn it around.

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