Ghana Elections Smooth but Tensions High

[Daily Trust] I am writing this column around 6 pm on Thursday, about 24 hours after Ghanaians voted and two issues stand out. Virtually all of us who observed the elections were impressed at the smooth, professional, almost incident free manner in whi…

[Daily Trust] I am writing this column around 6 pm on Thursday, about 24 hours after Ghanaians voted and two issues stand out. Virtually all of us who observed the elections were impressed at the smooth, professional, almost incident free manner in which the elections were conducted in most polling stations. Electoral procedures were strictly followed, turnout was very high, and the verification machines worked almost without failure and voters found their names on the register. It was almost perfect. Nonetheless, there

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

2017 – the Year of Start-Ups and Small Business

[Guardian] In a few weeks, the familiar greeting of ‘Happy New Year’ will fill the air as we all begin the journey into yet another year. Most Nigerian’s (including myself) are created with the most optimistic DNA enmeshed in us, as such, we will expec…

[Guardian] In a few weeks, the familiar greeting of 'Happy New Year' will fill the air as we all begin the journey into yet another year. Most Nigerian's (including myself) are created with the most optimistic DNA enmeshed in us, as such, we will expect the new year to bring with it tidings of peace, love, warmth and a better economic performance for both our nation and our respective businesses.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Court Grants Order to Arrest, Sack Amaechi, Onu

[Guardian] Abuja -Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division has granted an order of mandamus seeking the arrest and immediate sack of Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and his Science and Technology counterpart,…

[Guardian] Abuja -Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division has granted an order of mandamus seeking the arrest and immediate sack of Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and his Science and Technology counterpart, Ogbonnaya Onu, over recent allegations levelled against them by two justices of the Supreme Court.

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We Made No Provision for Falcons’ Victory, Minister Confesses

[Guardian] Abuja -The Federal Government yesterday declared that it had premonitions that the female national team, the Super Falcons, will not win the 2016 Africa Women Nations Cup hence it failed to work out the funds for the team’s bonuses and other…

[Guardian] Abuja -The Federal Government yesterday declared that it had premonitions that the female national team, the Super Falcons, will not win the 2016 Africa Women Nations Cup hence it failed to work out the funds for the team's bonuses and other allowances.

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Supplementary Budget and Virement – Is There a Difference?

[Daily Trust] Since the request for Virement was passed by both Houses of the National Assembly, it has ignited a lot of debate as to its constitutionality especially in the Senate where the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu objected and raised a…

[Daily Trust] Since the request for Virement was passed by both Houses of the National Assembly, it has ignited a lot of debate as to its constitutionality especially in the Senate where the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu objected and raised a point of order during the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume's debate. The Deputy Senate President's objection was indeed thought provoking as he said quite correctly that he had gone through the constitution and found nowhere through the length and breath of the Nigerian constitut

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Contributory Pension Begins in Edo January

[Daily Trust] Benin -Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has promised to resolve all pension issues to enable all eligible pensioners join the contributory pension scheme by next month.

[Daily Trust] Benin -Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has promised to resolve all pension issues to enable all eligible pensioners join the contributory pension scheme by next month.

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Security Agents Overrun Bakassi Strike Force in Gun Battle

[Daily Trust] Calabar -Security personnel attached to the Operation Delta Safe engaged members of the Bakassi Strike Force, a militant group operating in the creeks of Akpabuyo and Bakassi, in a fierce gun battle yesterday.

[Daily Trust] Calabar -Security personnel attached to the Operation Delta Safe engaged members of the Bakassi Strike Force, a militant group operating in the creeks of Akpabuyo and Bakassi, in a fierce gun battle yesterday.

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‘Naira Depreciation Threatens Ecowas Single Currency’

[Daily Trust] The ECOWAS effort at achieving full integration of the sub-region through adoption of a single currency is under threat due to the steady decline of Nigeria’s currency, the naira.

[Daily Trust] The ECOWAS effort at achieving full integration of the sub-region through adoption of a single currency is under threat due to the steady decline of Nigeria's currency, the naira.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

CBN to Increase Credit to Corporate Sector in 2017

[Daily Trust] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday said the overall availability of credit to the corporate sector was expected to increase further in first quarter of 2017.

[Daily Trust] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday said the overall availability of credit to the corporate sector was expected to increase further in first quarter of 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria