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BusinessDay 04 Mar 2018

BusinessDay 04 Mar

BUSINESS DAY BDSUNDAY Equity investment attracts $4.62bn capital importation in 2017 Tutu: The most expensive artwork by a Nigerian artist p. 24 p. 37 p 40-41 Sunday 04 March 2018 Vol 1, No. 207 N300 Market & Commodities Monitor Brent Oil US $63.34 Gold US $1,323.50 Cocoa US $2,280.00 5yr Bond -0.04 13.57% 10yr Bond -0.05 13.71% 20yr Bond -0.02 13.34% inside Military men in politics and their loyalists have ruined Nigeria - Opadokun L-R: Yaw Nsakor, managing director, Unilever Nigeria; Remi Oni, executive director, Corporate Banking, First Bank of Nigeria; Ben Langat, managing director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria, and Babatunde Savage, chairman, Board of Directors, Guinness Nigeria, at a dinner in honour of Ivan Menezes, chief executive officer, Diageo Plc in Lagos. Nigerians to politicians: ‘Government is not sincere about solving the herder/farmer conflicts’ p. 22 Restoring broken livelihoods in Ogoni p. 29 p. 14-15 We are tired of empty promises ...Urge office holders to respect rule of engagement ZEBULON AGOMUO, CHUKS OLUIGBO & MABEL DIMMA With the wind of declarations, endorsements and lofty promises blowing across the country ahead of the 2019 general elections, Nigerians across the wide spectrum of society have said they are tired of being taken for a ride by political actors who spew out lies in the name of promises in their desperation to garner votes. The cost of living is very high; workers are being retrenched daily. Even some of those still working are not being paid, They also advise politicians and political parties to always keep to the rule of engagement by fulfilling their campaign promises after the electorates must have fulfilled their own part by voting for them. Nigerians who spoke with BDSUNDAY said that despite the lofty promises that have been made by politicians since 1999, neither the citizens nor the country has fared any better. “From the point where we were in 1999 to where we are now, only a liar can tell you that Nigeria as a country has moved an inch forward in terms of development. The Nigerian citizens are the worst hit. It is only the politicians Controversy over IDPs relief materials in Edo ...APC, PDP at daggers drawn cratic Party (PDP) converged on Grand Alliance (APGA) and All Progressives Congress-led IDRIS UMAR MOMOH, in Benin City City Gate Church along Benin/ Freedom Foundation Movement state government and the PDP Sapele Expressway on February (FFM) into the PDP fold. in the state. 22, 2018, not many people could The occasion did not, however, Dan Orbih, the party chairman, When the leadership of the Edo gathering, more so as it was in the campees only. More interesting- classified documents showing al- have guessed it was a political end with the reception of the de- in his usual manner displayed State chapter of morning. But as it turned out, the ly, it created another opportunity leged dereliction of responsibili- People’s Demo- gathering was to receive defectors from the All Progressives for the media, Edo people, for public discourse, especially 8-9. the p. 4

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