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Boko Haram: Gani Adams decries S/West govs’ attitudes

As the Boko Haram insurgency continues to take its toll in the North-Eastern part of the country, leader of Odua People’s Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, has expressed fears over likely spill over to South-West if not properly curtailed. He was speaking recently at the Oranyan Festival,

Politics
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2015:Jonathan and PDP’s right of first refusal

For those who understand the nature of politics in Nigeria, the picture of 2015 general elections is getting clearer by the day. As the clock ticks toward the general election, what seemed like a cloudy political atmosphere is gradually thinning out and politicians are getting set for the game they know best.

Business
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Oando profit more than doubles

(LAGOS) Nigerian energy company Oando said on Tuesday its pre-tax profit in the first half rose 103 percent to 12.53…

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Abia’s dogs of war

Abia’s dogs of war

I must confess that the motivation for today’s piece is a Facebook posting by Chris Kehinde Nwandu (CKN), titled: Recommended Books for This Weekend. CKN had himself copied it from one Wale Olayanju. This list of books, which is as satirical as it is[...]

Honour to people who don’t deserve it

Honour to people who don’t deserve it

When people say the national honours award has become a farce, they are probably right. Every year, you find that the list is dominated by people, who should not be honoured because they contributed nothing of significance to the nation’s development[...]

The selfie meets the peacock

The selfie meets the peacock

The dramatic rise in popularity of the so-called selfie—the self-taken photograph—strikes me as a symbolic way of understanding a dominant aspect of social behavior in the world. The selfie has, I suggest, further, encouraged the inflation of the ego[...]

The tangle in Jalingo

The tangle in Jalingo

Since the drama started, I have watched it from a distance, refusing to write or comment. Two reasons informed my po­sition: I felt the man at the centre of the storm, who had just miraculously sur­vived an air crash deserved his peace and did not ne[...]

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:
Gainers
Name Price Change % Chg
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%
Losers
Name Price Change % Chg
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%
COSTAIN N1.25 -N0.06 -4.58%