National
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We have a long way to go –Shehu Sani

Nigeria is 54 years today with eminent personalities, reflecting on the journey so far. In this interview, human rights activist, Shehu Sani, speaks on the nation’s independence. Excerpts:

Politics
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Hausa/Fulani to back Acting gov

One of the 2015 governorship aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Abubakar Halilu Girei, has dismissed insinuations that the Hausa/ Fulani extraction has developed cold feet in supporting the candidacy of Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.

Business
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Aviation: N132bn debt threatens operations at MMA2

A huge debt overhang of about N132 billion is threatening the smooth operations of the second domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, with stakeholders fearing the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and Bi-Courtney

Sports
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BRAZIL 2014: FIFA rates Eagles high

Two months after the Brazil 2014 mundial, world soccer governing body, FIFA has given a pass mark to the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Desert Foxes of Algeria, declaring that their performance in the competition was commendable.

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I love eba and ukazi soup

––Ibitein Thompson, current winner of Young Designer competition She couldn’t believe it when she was declared winner of the young…

 

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At 54, leadership remains our key challenge

At 54, leadership remains our key challenge

As Nigeria marks 54 years of nationhood today, I have been scratching my head for that missing link, which has stood between us and our vision of our country. I have looked at how the good Lord spoilt us silly with every imaginable (and unimaginable)[...]

Dimgba Igwe: Looking for a killer in a haystack

Dimgba Igwe: Looking for a killer in a haystack

If you want to understand the degenerative conditions of private and public hospitals in Nigeria, you have to read the story of how the vice chairman of The Sun Publishing Limited (publishers of The Sun newspapers), Dimgba Igwe, died on Saturday, 6 S[...]

Nigeria’s September of shipwrecks

Nigeria’s September of shipwrecks

This September, I was determined to scour for signs that Nigeria was moving in a good direction. I was able to count one solid, uplifting sign: The country’s apparent arrest of the Ebola virus. Given the devastation the virus continues to wreak in Si[...]

Two pastors, two big troubles!

Two pastors, two big troubles!

One is swashbuckling, the other robustly controver­sial. Swarming with a sea of devotees, they are not people you can remain neutral about: You either love or dislike them pas­sionately. Now, both are united in two highly controversial issues that wo[...]

Market Summary

...as at July 15, 2014

Market Capitalisation (₦) 14,189,103,577,525.20 |Volume 251,758,465 |Market Index 42,971.56 |Market Value (₦) 3,003,431,717.63 |Deals 5,692 |Gainers: 33|Losers 27 |Unchanged:
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CAP N40.95 N1.95 5.00% 
AIRSERVICE N2.34 N0.11 4.93%
UAC-PROP N18.30 N0.86 4.93%
TRANSEXPR N2.06 N0.09 4.57%
JOHNHOLT N1.20 N0.05 4.35%
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RTBRISCOE N1.04 -N0.10 -8.77%
ASHAKACEM N32.47 -N1.70 -4.98%
DNMEYER N1.20 -N0.06 -4.76%
INFINITY N1.60 -N0.08 -4.76%
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