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Envisioning the future towards Edo’s prosperity

By Williams Ifidon ————————– Strong and visionary leadership comes in many guises, and exists in all walks of life. Great leaders share a common set of qualities: they have passion and a sense of vision ; they have mastered the art of communication and the exceptional ability to motivate, inspire and bring out the best in others. With the diversity of the world, we need to understand what it takes to be leaders. A much broader intervention would be required to drive sustainable leadership. The government alone cannot succeed much without the support of the private sector for the...

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Speaker Dogara calls for improved welfare for doctors to stem medical tourism

Speaker Yakubu Dogara of the House of Representatives has stressed that access to healthcare is one of the major concerns of the present government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking when he received the executive members of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) in his office, he said this is in recognition of the responsibility of government to ensure that the overall welfare of its citizens is catered for. “For us, the welfare of our citizens is the number one priority of government. When we talk about welfare, you have to be healthy first...

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Good laws secures our Constitutional Democracy – Speaker Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has said that Nigeria’s first and only Prime Minister, the late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa has remained a political colossus in Nigeria’s history, 50 years after his death. The Speaker said this after he was conferred with the award of the “Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa for the Advancement of Constitutional Democracy in Nigeria” by the Faculty of Law, Nasarawa State University, Keffi on Wednesday. He noted that although some people have been making comparison of him and the late Prime Minister, he is no where close to what the former...

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Key Details Of The 2018 Budget Proposal

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented the 2018 budget proposal to the join section of the National Assembly. Below are key extractions from the budget estimates as presented to the National Assembly. Budget size: N8.612tn (16 % higher than 2017 estimates) Assumptions, projections
================== • Benchmark crude oil price-US$45 per barrel • Oil production estimate – 2.3 million barrels per day • Exchange rate – N305/US$ for 2018 • Real GDP growth of 3.5 per cent • Inflation Rate of 12.4 per cent Expenditure Estimates
================ The proposed aggregate expenditure of N 8.612 trillion (16 per cent above 2017 budget estimate) will...

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No National Challenge is Insurmountable If Executive-Legislative Work Together – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has said there is no national challenge that Nigeria cannot overcome if the executive and legislature work together. The Speaker also commended members of the National Assembly for displaying true leadership qualities, patriotism and a sense of national purpose by providing a peaceful environment for President Buhari to deliver his budget address amidst a hazy relationship between the two arms. Dogara made these statements while delivering remarks at the occasion of the presentation of the 2018 Budget Estimates by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Assembly. He said the Constitution...

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