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New technologies reducing oily diets health risks


The application of technologies in everyday life is growing worldwide as scientists’ keep on discovering more solutions. It is a well-known fact that too many fats and oils in your diet can increase one’s risk for a number of potential health challenges including obesity, heart disease or cancer. In continuation with its knowledge-sharing series, Yudala – the largest online and ...

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Again, saving the naira: Using that Soludo option


Since the introduction of free-flotation of Naira by the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN), the value of the currency in the face of global currencies had been on a steady but momentarily up and sustained fall. However, By Dan Agbese, a seasoned analysts and writer look at naira in retrospect, remembering how former CBN chief maneuvered and got it right ...

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Welcome Address by Minister of Environment at the Green Bond Conference @NSE

Green bond launch

Protocol I am highly delighted to welcome you all today to this Stakeholders Investment Conference, an idea which was born during our first Advisory Group Meeting in September 2016. The Green Bonds process is an attempt by the Environment sector to contribute to this Administration’s efforts to diversify the economy, create jobs, improve security, provide a framework for Sustainable Development ...

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Can emerging Public Private Partnership in Lagos really cleanup the state?


Whereas indications are becoming clear that the age long Private Sector Participatory (PSP) approach in dealing with waste management in Lagos State is becoming out of date and grossly ineffective, it is important to look at the new model being canvassed by the Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. The current arrangement is highly cumbersome- LAWMA in its role as regulator is ...

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Boko Haram: Winning the peace after the war

CWG boss

By Austin Okere I was recently in Yola at the invitation of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) to give the keynote address at the maiden business and entrepreneurship boot camp. I was very enthralled by the school and have written about my visit and the pleasant interaction with the young minds.I will deeply cherish the recognition bestowed on me ...

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Speech by Comptroller Umar Yusuf on this year’s International Customs Day (ICD) 26/01/2017

Cutoms boss

The WCO is noted for its work in areas covering the development of international conventions, instruments, and tools on topics such as commodity classification, valuation, rules of origin, collection of customs revenue, supply chain security, international trade facilitation, customs enforcement activities, combating counterfeiting in support of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), drugs enforcement, illegal weapons trading, integrity promotion, and delivering sustainable ...

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The chilling, hope-packed inaugural speech of Gambian President, Adama Barrow on 19/01/2017

Fellow Gambians and friends of The Gambia, I am humbled to stand before you to address the whole world on this historic occasion. This is a day no Gambian will ever forget in one’s life time. This is the first time since The Gambia became Independent in 1965 that Gambians have changed their government through the ballot box. I must ...

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Full text of Donald trump’s inaugural speech as 45th US President by noon, Friday January 20, 2017

Chief Justice Roberts,  President Carter,  President Clinton,  President Bush,  President Obama, Fellow Americans and people of the world: Thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years ...

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What do the people of Southern Cameroons want?

By Julius AyukTabe I was going to title this article “What do Anglophone Cameroonians want?” To avoid any confusion of identity with those who simplify being Anglophone in Cameroon as being able to speak English, I want to be clear that the revendications in Cameroon centre on a people who originate from a specific geographical region. This region was known ...

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Nigeria: a chance for re-awakening the economy

By Austin Okere Nigerians are gradually coming to terms that the cheese has indeed moved this time. The days of lucre and easy money, fuelled by petrodollars are far behind us; no thanks to shale oil and other sources of energy. The aimless swagger has been replaced by a renewed sense of purpose and the need to produce in order ...

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