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World Bank presidency: Okonjo-Iweala challenges US

Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister for the economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said that “emerging economies must be given a fair shot at leading the institutions at the heart of global finance or they will end up going their own way.” Okonjo-Iweala, who is developing countries candidate for the World Bank presideny said […]

APGA’s founding chairman dumps party, floats UPGA

The founding national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Chekwas Okorie, has finally dumped the party and formed the United Peoples Grand Alliance (UPGA.) He had voluntarily halted the leadership dispute in APGA and discontinued all court actions to that effect, after what he described as soul-searching meeting with political associates from […]

Benue students protest killing of colleague

Hell was let loose on Wednesday evening as students of Benue State University, Makurdi stormed the Gboko/ Makurdi highway to protest the killing of a 400 level student who was killed by an articulated lorry.  The Nigerian Tribune  learnt that the security operatives drafted to the troubled area to beef up security, allegedly killed another […]

WORLD BANK PRESIDENCY Nigeria, US split Brazil, Russia, China, others •Why S/Africa champions Okonjo-Iweala’s campaign

AS leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) meet in New Delhi, India, today, intensive lobbying is ongoing as United States’ diplomats and BRICS officials slug it out over plan by the leaders to adopt a common candidate for the World Bank presidency. The BRICS is an international political organisation of leading […]

Mark accuses NCAA, others of conniving with foreign airlines to hike air fare

The Senate President,  David Mark, on Wednesday,  accused the aviation regulatory agencies in the country of conniving with foreign airlines to fix  high air fares. Specifically, Mark described the arbitrary price charged by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic as exploitative and unreasonable. Senator  Hope Uzodinma  with 27 others in a motion entitled: “Violation of Aviation […]

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