Use Of Motorcycles Banned In Adamawa State – Police

In what seemed like a desperate strategy to curb the menace of rising insurgence, farmers-herdsmen clashes, banditry, incessant kidnappings among other unbelievable vices, the police in Adamawa State has announced a total ban on motorcycle operators across the state. A statement by its Public Relations Officer, SP Othman Abubakar earlier today (Tuesday May 7, 2019) said the ban became necessary to check the incessant use of motorcycle by criminals for kidnapping, banditry and communal clashes. The statement also warned that the command would commence patrol to arrest anyone who violated…

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CBN Desperate To Revive Nigeria’s Textiles Sector, Warn Smugglers

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said the financial institution is currently investigating the accounts of individuals and corporate organisations that are currently involved in smuggling and dumping textile materials into Nigeria. The CBN governor, whose first term in office is expected to expire in June disclosed this yesterday when he flagged-off the distribution of cotton seeds and other inputs to over 100,000 cotton farmers in Katsina State for the 2019 farming season. Katsina is the home state of the incumbent president,…

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Bloomberg Names Possible Candidates To Replace Emefiele As CBN Governor

According to a news story anchored by Solape Renner and Paul Wallace of Bloomberg today, Nigeria’s central bank governor for the next five years will have to balance fighting inflation and propping up the currency against pressure to boost an economy that is expanding slower than emerging-market peers. Godwin Emefiele’s first five-year term ends in June and he could be reappointed. But with less than a month to go, the top post has also been linked to the regulator’s most senior female official and other potential candidates at institutional and…

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How Northern Nigeria Parents Traffic In Their Own Children

By Ismail Adamu The man in a village at the outskirts of Tsafe in Zamfara State is just one in thousands, may be millions, of parents in Northern Nigeria, but he provides a perfect example. He produces so much more children than he can cater for. Once his male child is around age four to five, he buys a plastic bowl for him and takes him to the bus station in Tsafe and gives the driver N500 and says ‘a daura min shi a injin’ (let him sit at the…

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