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BusinessDay 08 Apr 2018

BusinessDay 08 Apr

BUSINESS DAY BDSUNDAY 2019 Watch: Boko Haram: ?? Shekarau, the The benevolence of a mathematical politician vampire p. 10-11 p. 27-29 p. 40-41 p. Sunday 08 April 2018 Vol 1, No. 212 N300 Market & Commodities Monitor Brent Oil 5yr Bond $67.37 0.00 13.50% Gold 10yr Bond US 1,335.20 0.00 13.64% Cocoa US 2,448.00 inside 20yr Bond 0.00 13.56% Mantu’s confession: INEC should deregister PDP, APC, SDP – Agoro p. 6 Charlatans in control of Nigeria - Balarabe Musa ZEBULON AGOMUO Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Old Kaduna State, elected in 1979 on the platform of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), a party founded by late Mallam Aminu Kano, has described the political actors of today as a band of charlatans and thieves who seek public office for personal gain. Musa, who spoke exclusively to BDSUNDAY, said that those masquerading as leaders were It is sad to talk about what Nigeria has become. We didn’t have it like this before. What we have now are charlatans, thieves and not leaders charlatans who did not understand the raison d’être of leadership. “It is sad to talk about what Nigeria has become. We didn’t have it like this before. What we have now are charlatans, thieves and not leaders. That is why a lot of things are going wrong in the country. People kill others because of this same corruption; some people sponsor others for some selfish reasons, but everything boils down to corruption,” Musa said. Comparing the Second Republic brand of politics with what is being played now, he said the difference is what p.4 ‘For 2019, Governor Emmanuel’s good work will set him apart’ p. 24-25 ‘Many so-called church leaders today are answering the call of their belly, not the call of God’ p. 30 L-R: Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs; Yemi Osinbajo, vice president, and Okechukwu Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and investment, at the launch of Nigerian Economic Diplomacy Initiative (NEDI), a concept developed by the Foreign Affairs Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment. The event held at the Presidential Villa was attended by state governors, ministers, heads of MDAs, Nollywood and Hollywood stars, youth leaders and other government functionaries. Libya returnees in Edo want to go back …over government’s failure to live up to promises The Edo State government said it has welcomed 3,155 Libya returnees into the state since October 2017 and is making efforts to resettle the deportees. CHINWE AGBEZE, BDSUNDAY investigative reporter, spent six days at Motel Plaza in Benin where all the returnees are sheltered before they are unleashed on the society. Her findings show that the government’s effort amounts to mere window dressing. In their frustration, many of the returnees are still eager to make a return journey to Libya not minding the torture and the hardship they had to face there. P. 16-18

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