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Manhunt For Senator Goje Intensifies

Manhunt For Senator Goje Intensifies… As EFCC Turn Back Daniel, Alao-Akala, Doma Visitors can report that Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has for undisclosed security reasons, refused to allow visitors to meet with the detained three ex-governors ahead of trial this week.Read more @

Saudi Businessman Kidnapped in Abuja…Captors Demand $150m As Ransom understands that a Saudi businessman, Hamdan bin Tawalah, was kidnapped, minutes after he arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. Sources close to the businessman told that his captors have demanded $150 million ransom.Read more @

President Jonathan Calls For Greater Integration of Ecowas States
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has said that his specific vision for the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, was for the “creation of a sub- region without frontiers where people could have access to its resources and createopportunities for social production and jobs in the framework of equitable distribution system”.Read more @

Nigeria & Ghana to Strengthen Trade Relations
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has stated that Nigeria and Ghana will continue to strengthen economic and trade relations for the benefit of the African continent and called on citizens and investors in both countries to explore and maximize the relationship.Read more @

Islam & Peace-Building in West Africa - By Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar mni,(Sultan of Sokoto)
“A man without learning is like a country without inhabitants. The finest [qualities] in a leader in particular and in people in general, are the love of learning, the desire to listen to it and holding the bearer of knowledge in great respect….. If a leader is devoid of learning, he follows his whims and leads his subjects astray, like a riding beast with no halter, wandering off the path and perhaps spoiling what it passes over. For a leader has set himself up to deal with people’s natures, to settle their disputes and undertake their government. All that requires outstanding learning, keen insight and extensive study. How would he get on if he had not made the necessary preparations and made himself ready for these matters…..” [Bayan Wujub al-Hijra]. Read more @

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