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We’re Still Waiting for the Capital Spending Boom

We’re Still Waiting for the Capital Spending Boom

I don’t have any good reason for posting this, but I’m bored and wanted to remind everyone of how corporate American is responding to the Republican tax cut that was supposed to supercharge capital spending. Here you go: Still nothing. But a new report is scheduled for next week. Maybe that will finally be the...

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Worker faces N88,000 human hair theft charge

A computer engineer, Ikechukwu Okoroafor, on Tuesday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing human hair valued at N88,000 from his employer. Okoroafor, 28, pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining and stealing. Prosecuting Inspector Ingobo Emby alleged that the defendant and others at large committed the offence between July...

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NYSC seeks EFCC’s help to check fraudulent corps members’ mobilisation

THE National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to support the scheme to combat fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates for national service. The organization said it needs the support of the anti-graft agency to closely monitor the activities of unscrupulous higher institutions that present unqualified graduates for mobilisation...

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Oshodi residents, traders lament over flood

Residents and traders at Oshodi, Lagos Mainland, on Tuesday lamented over the flood that occurred after the morning rain. There was a downpour in parts of Lagos yesterday, which lasted about four hours, causing traffic jam. Agege Motor Road was overtaken by flood, preventing roadside traders from displaying their goods. Our reporter, who visited parts...

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UNICAL hosts fifth Niyi Osundare global poetry festival

THE University of Calabar (UNICAL) has hosted the fifth edition of the Niyi Osundare International Poetry Festival. It was the first time the event was held outside the Southwest. This year’s theme for the annual festival, which celebrates world acclaimed poet and literary icon, Prof Niyi Osundare, is: Popular Poetry and the Search for Development...

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Landlord blocks tenants’ entrance

A civil servant, Jumoke Alonge, was on Tuesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly blocking her tenants’ entrance with a fence. Alonge, 58, who lives at Ipaja, Lagos, pleaded not guilty to a charge of breach of the peace. Prosecuting Sergeant Kenrich Nomayo alleged that Alonge committed the offence on April 11 at...

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Falana warns against continued detention of El-Zakzaky

ACTIVIST lawyer Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has urged the Federal Government to release detained leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. The popular lawyer noted that the continued detention of the Islamic cleric and killing of peaceful Shi’ite protesters by security forces could lead the country into fresh insurgency the nation cannot...

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Court remands customer over sex worker’s death

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded in prison, a man, Bidemi Mojuba, accused of stabbing a sex worker to death, following a disagreement over payment. Magistrate O. A. Olagbende made the order at the instance of the prosecution. She remanded the defendant at Ikoyi Prison pending advice by Lagos State Director of Public...

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Five die, others injured in accidents

Five persons were on Tuesday killed and two injured in two accidents in Lagos. The Nation learnt that two people died at Ogba, Lagos when a Toyota Camry with number plate AAA191AR crashed into a building around 12am. The other three were crushed by a truck marked LSD461XD around 5pm at Agboju, along Badagry Expressway....

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Supplier ‘dupes’ pharmacist of N4.25m

A drug supplier, James Okafor, who allegedly obtained N4,250,000, from a pharmacist under false pretence, on Tuesday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court. Okafor, 49, was arraigned by the police before Mrs. M. O. Ope-Agbe on a four-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence, stealing and assault. Prosecuting Sergeant Cyriacus Osuji alleged that the...