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Current Account Deficit Linked To Drop In Exports, Remittances

LAGOS – Analysts have said that Nige­ria’s current account (CA) deficit that widened to 5.1 percent of Gross Domestic Products (GDP) in the first quarter of 2020 may have been as a result of a fall in exports and remittances. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in a preliminary data pub­lished last week, said Nigeria’s …

Edo, Ondo Guber Polls: PDP To Concede Tickets To Obaseki, Ajayi

TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI; BOLU-OLU ESHO LAGOS / AKURE – Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, is set to emerge as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the September 19 governorship election in the state, Daily Independent has gathered. In Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor of the state, who resigned his …



Bleak Outlook For Nigerian Airlines Post COVID-19

LAGOS – Players in the Nigerian avi­ation industry have warned Nigerian airlines to desist from individualistic opera­tions if they want to remain in business post COVID-19. The government was also advised to grant the airlines tax-free holidays and reduce charges and levies for the op­erators but cautioned against giving the airlines direct cash. Stakeholders urged …

FG Admits Irregularities In Implementation Of IPPIS

 INNOCENT OWEH; CHIDI UGWU ABUJA – The Federal Govern­ment has said flaws in the implementa­tion of the Integrat­ed Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS) had been acknowledged by the relevant agencies han­dling it and efforts were on to correct them. To this end, the govern­ment has written bursars of universities to compile all problems that …

FG May Review Security Votes Of Armed Forces Over Insecurity

ABUJA  – The recent criticism by President Muhammadu Buhari over the nation’s armed forces, insisting their performance was woeful and that no excus­es would be entertained again, may soon prompt a review of security votes by the Federal Government. This became obvious on Sunday, when Senate President Ahmad Lawan paid President Buhari an unscheduled visit …

Shaibu, Ajayi: A Tale Of Two Deputies

LAGOS – The political atmosphere is tensed in Edo and Ondo states ahead of the governorship elections slated to hold on September 19 and October 10, 2020 respectively. Despite the concerted efforts by the federal and state governments in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had said the dates announced for the …

Competence Shouldn’t Be Sacrificed For Zoning – Maduka

 Dr. Godwin Maduka, a medical doctor with a specialty in anesthesiology, is the founder of the Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Centre in the United States. In this interview, Maduka, a frontline governorship aspirant in Anambra state and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), speaks on why he wants to succeed Governor Willie …



Yekini Beats Yeboah To Emerge Best Striker In Africa

LAGOS – Even in death, Rashi­di Yekini, the for­mer Super Eagles forward, has con­tinued to be celebrated, as he was recently voted the best Striker in Africa in a poll conducted by world football governing body, Federation of Internation­al Football Association (FIFA). The contest was between him and Ghanaian legend, Anthony Yeboah, where the world …

First Goal For Getafe Thrills Etebo

LAGOS – Oghenekaro Etebo has expressed his happi­ness after netting his first goal for Spanish LaLiga side, Getafe in a league encounter against Eibar on Sat­urday. The Super Eagles midfielder found the net in the 30th minute off an assist from An­gel Rodriguez to help Getafe draw 1-1 with Eibar at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. …

Osimhen’s Father Burial: Onuachu Stuck In Lagos

 Racing Genk of Belgium striker, Paul Onuachu is stuck in Lagos because of the continued closure of Nigeria’s airports in order to prevent further spread of corona virus across the country, especially by people travelling in from overseas. DAILY INDEPENDENT gathered that Onuachu travelled into the coun­try in the company of fel­low-Belgium-based attack­er, Imoh Ezekiel …

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