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How Chinese demand for natural resources transformed emerging markets

Twenty years ago Zambian copper mines were facing ruin, low prices, failing companies and ancient infrastructure had condemned the industry to a bleak future and with it the miners that depended on the metal for their livelihood. In Sudan conflict

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Thailand rice- ignored at home, consumed in Nigeria

By Dupe Oloyede, Abuja Aljazirahnews has gathered that the specie of rice being imported to Nigeria from Thailand is not consumed by citizens in the same exporting country. Aljazirahnews reports that Nigeria ranks among the world largest importers of rice, and

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Revealed: real reasons why Dariye defected to APC

Intensive power play on the Plateau heightens  Political power brokers realign to control power By Gaaden Puun The real reasons why the former Plateau state governor, Senator Joshua Chibi Dariye recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) to the

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Panic as death scare hits communication minister’s camp

[views] Three aides involved in auto accidents in 2 months Sources claim accidents have a ‘spiritual connection’ Despite anxiety, Shittu nurtures governorship election amidst recession and unpaid aides’ salaries By Desmond Julius, Abuja There is serious panic in the Office

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Cold war in Aso Villa as PMB tightens noose on Aisha Buhari’s powers

Courtesy visits to first lady closely monitored Why Aisha actually lashed out By Abubakar Sodiq, Abuja There are indications that the cold war between the first couple in Nigeria is far from over as President Muhammadu Buhari has initiated moves

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Slumscapes- How residents of the world’s five biggest slums are shaping their futures

[views] By Paola Totaro  As the United Nations prepares a new 20-year plan to cope with the challenges of booming urbanization, residents of the world’s five biggest slums are battling to carve out a place in the cities of the

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DSS raid- Why President Buhari is after me- Justice Okoro

[views] Justice John Nyang Okoro, one of the Supreme Court Justices whose homes were recently raided by officials of the Department of State Security (DSS) has blamed the All Progressive Congress led government of carrying out a campaign of oppression

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Bruised, confused, beleaguered Gov Ayade plans move to APC

[views] By Asare Asare, Calabar For over one month, embattled Governor of Cross River State, Prof Ben Ayade who has not stepped into his office in Calabar for a while is said to be lobbying those who matter politically to save his

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Victim injured by Dangote truck cries for justice (Pictures included)

[views] A victim reportedly injured by a truck owned by African multi-billionaire, Aliko Dangote is slowly dying from life-threatening injuries even as the company indicted stonewalls. By Amina Isah Dangote Group of companies has been accused of inhuman treatment by

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Coal- the curse of a resource

[views] Credits- Samuel Malik, icirnigeria.org For three years, 70-year-old Musa Cindo has not known peace. He has been in and out of hospital in a bid to stay alive but with each passing day, he feels he is closer to

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