Niger Delta Crisis Will Be Over Soon, Buhari Tells Obama |The Republican News

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President Muhammadu Buhari and team holds a bilateral meeting with America's President Barack Obama and his team on the sidelines of UN General Assembly, in New York. PHOTO: TWITTER/PRESIDENCY NIGERIA President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday assured Barack Obama, the American President, that Nigeria was making steady progress towards resolving the Niger Delta region problem, which had led to economic sabotage on a grand scale.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

Adesina said the president gave the assurance at a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing 71st edition of the UN General Assembly, holding in New York.

“We are making definite progress on how many factions of the militant groups exist, their leadership and operational basis, and we have equally sought the cooperation of the oil majors.“In a short while, I believe the issues would be resolved,’’ Buhari said.

He thanked America for assisting Nigeria in provision of armaments, training for Nigerian troops, and sharing of intelligence, which had…

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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Tuesday that negotiations were ongoing for the concession of narrow gauge lines across the country to General Electric (GE).

Mr. Amaechi, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the agreement would be signed before January 2017.

“We are negotiating to concession the old narrow gauge lines from Lagos, Kano, Funtua, Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Aba, Umuahia, Enugu, Makurdi, Jos, Bauchi, Gombe to Borno,” Mr. Amaechi said.

“The entire western and eastern lines will be rehabilitated but we will concession the project to GE and they are bringing in 2 billion dollars to embark on the project.

“If we concession the lines to them and they run it with their money, then you can be rest assured that movement of goods will continue but at a slower speed.”

The minister said the concession would…

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Anticorruption Investigators and Prosecutors: Bookmark this Web Site!

GAB | The Global Anticorruption Blog

The International Anticorruption Resource Center, a Washington-based group of American investigators and former prosecutors, has developed a first-class web site on how to investigate and prosecute corruption crimes that everyone in the business of investigating or prosecuting corruption crimes should bookmark.  Divided into three main sections – Detection, Proof, and Evidence – the site guides the reader through the entire process of developing and presenting a corruption case: from the first interview with a whistleblower through assembling the facts to proving them in a court of law.  While there are any number of Web sites with material useful for investigators and prosecutors (here and here for examples), this is the only I have found that pulls together in one place the basics that every anticorruption investigator or prosecutor needs.

Although clearly aimed at those in the early stages of their career, I recommend that even the most harden…

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African Human Recycling


In the average African home, Nigerian homes to be precise, things are never thrown away after use (unless it’s
tissue paper).
That small Blue Band or cooking fat container will be used to keep steel wire at
the sink. Or coins. The large cooking fat containers will be used as flower pots.
And the Sunlight or Toss detergent containers for pegs. While those ice cream
containers will be used to store food, or they will be used as lunchboxes for the
children. The empty jerrican of cooking oil will be used for storing water or for
fermenting porridge. Or for buying paraffin oil.
The empty bottles of soda that are gathering dust and spiders under the sink or in
a dark corner of a cupboard will be used as mosquito coil stands. That old t-shirt
or towel will be used as a duster/mop or a bathroom doormat. The old hand…

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