Go Into Farming, Okowa Charges Politicians

[Vanguard] Agbor -DELTA State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, weekend, charged Nigerian politicians to go into farming, insisting that investing in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs, was the quickest way to grow the nation’s economy.

[Vanguard] Agbor -DELTA State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, weekend, charged Nigerian politicians to go into farming, insisting that investing in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs, was the quickest way to grow the nation's economy.

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Nigeria’s Problems Started With Awo’s Introduction of Tribal Politics – – Unongo

[Vanguard] Elder statesman and nationalist, Dr. Paul Unongo, is one of the few surviving politicians who played key roles in all democratic dispensations and in the struggle for Nigeria’s independence. In this interview, he speaks on the state of the n…

[Vanguard] Elder statesman and nationalist, Dr. Paul Unongo, is one of the few surviving politicians who played key roles in all democratic dispensations and in the struggle for Nigeria's independence. In this interview, he speaks on the state of the nation, pin-pointing where we started losing our way and the path forward. Excerpts:

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Eid-El-Fitr – Osinbajo, Governors Preach Peace, Unity

[Vanguard] AS Nigerian muslims, yesterday, joined their counterparts in the rest of the world to celebrate Eid-el-Fitiri, Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, said President Muhammadu Buhari would complete the service of the mandate given to…

[Vanguard] AS Nigerian muslims, yesterday, joined their counterparts in the rest of the world to celebrate Eid-el-Fitiri, Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, said President Muhammadu Buhari would complete the service of the mandate given to him by Nigerians in good health.

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FG Must Act On Our Low Taxation

[Vanguard] THE Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr Ben Akabueze, while defending Nigeria’s rapidly-increasing debt burden (which he called “sustainable”) also pointed out that our real problem is our low revenues. He also admitted tha…

[Vanguard] THE Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr Ben Akabueze, while defending Nigeria's rapidly-increasing debt burden (which he called "sustainable") also pointed out that our real problem is our low revenues. He also admitted that we have the lowest tax-to-GDP ratio in the African continent and one of the lowest in the whole world.

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Forex Rate Convergence Imminent

[Vanguard] THE steady appreciation of the naira in the Nigeria Autonomous Foreign Exchange (NAFEX) window, also known as Investors & Exporters window will persist this week, with the NAFEX rate falling to N360 per dollar. Meanwhile, volume of transactions in the NAFEX window reached $2.5 billion last week from $2.2 billion two weeks ago.

[Vanguard] THE steady appreciation of the naira in the Nigeria Autonomous Foreign Exchange (NAFEX) window, also known as Investors & Exporters window will persist this week, with the NAFEX rate falling to N360 per dollar. Meanwhile, volume of transactions in the NAFEX window reached $2.5 billion last week from $2.2 billion two weeks ago.

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Lagos School Kidnap Day 33 – Hope of Abducted Students Release Dashed

[Vanguard] Lagos–Parents of the six abducted Senior Secondary School students of Lagos state Model College, Igbonla, Epe, were weekend, elated when rumours that their children would be released by midnight Saturday, filtered in.

[Vanguard] Lagos--Parents of the six abducted Senior Secondary School students of Lagos state Model College, Igbonla, Epe, were weekend, elated when rumours that their children would be released by midnight Saturday, filtered in.

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Sexagenarian Kidnapped in Ughelli

[Vanguard] Ughelli -GUNMEN, suspected to be kidnappers, weekend, abducted a sexagenarian and father of an Ughelli-based wine dealer at Ughelli, Delta State.

[Vanguard] Ughelli -GUNMEN, suspected to be kidnappers, weekend, abducted a sexagenarian and father of an Ughelli-based wine dealer at Ughelli, Delta State.

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Protest As Herdsmen Kill Father of 7 in Ondo

[Vanguard] Akure–PROTEST, weekend, greeted the killing of a 64-year-old farmer, Linus Ogbee, in Ilion Camp, Igbatoro in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State by herdsmen.

[Vanguard] Akure--PROTEST, weekend, greeted the killing of a 64-year-old farmer, Linus Ogbee, in Ilion Camp, Igbatoro in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State by herdsmen.

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