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Nigeria, JICA to partner on power, infrastructure projects

Babatunde Opalana  Nigeria has held bilateral discussions with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) power and infrastructure projects as well as some pipeline projects. The Nigerian delegation was led by the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, while the Senior Vice President of JICA, Mr. Hiroshi Kato, led the JICA delegation. Other members

We’ll be prudent in management of our loans – Adeosun

….IMF, World Bank project higher growth for Sub-Saharan Africa, Global Economy in 2018 BabatundeOpalana  The Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed on Sunday that the Federal Government would be prudent in the management of the country’s foreign borrowings.  The Minister also revealed that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group

$26bn oil war: Osinbajo disowns Baru on jumbo contracts

Denies approving the multi-billion contracts Only signed financing arrangements  Jude Johnson    The Vice President has denied ever approving any of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) controversial contracts worth up to $26 billion, while in the Acting President capacity. This is coming against the backdrop of revelation by the Group Managing Director

Restructuring: Northern leaders sing discordant tunes but…

...vow to negotiate on own terms ·       We’re not opposed to restructuring-Tambuwal ·         We cannot be stampeded-Ango Abdullahi ·         More states will not address imbalance in country-El Rufai   The northern leaders have expressed diverse opinions and views with regard to the heightened clamour for the restructuring of the country. They were however, united

Contract war: NPA set to re-engage firm indicted in $20m bribery scandal

FG may dump probe as NPA shortlists firm, 21 others Intels hits back as NPA terminates pilotage agreement May cancel multibillion dollar investment in Badagry Deep Seaport Jude Johnson   The indications have emerged that the Federal Government may stop ongoing investigation of a $20milion bribery scandal in the Nigerian Ports

Ekweremadu canvasses for constitutional reforms, single-term in Africa

Babatunde Opalana    The Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has prescribed far-reaching constitutional reforms as a panacea for the challenges of leadership and development in Africa. He observed that even though many African countries, Nigeria inclusive, had recorded relative success in reviewing the constitution, the issues that plague the