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Appraising the politics of Buhari’s infrastructure development

NIGERIA is Africa’s largest economy. She will need to spend at least a princely $3 trillion over 30 years to close its nightmarish infrastructure deficit. This is not mere tattle-tale but a researched fact from Moody’s Investors Service, released last November.

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This circumspect and very objective projection would probably have swamped most national leaders. Clearly, President Muhammadu Buhari is not one of such leaders. Some may ask – why is infrastructure development so critical?

It’s hardly disputable that infrastructure transformation is crucially important to foster countries economic development and prosperity. Investments in infrastructure contribute to higher productivity and growth; facilitate trade and connectivity and promote economic inclusion.

Femi Fani-Kayode visits Orji Kalu, reiterates reason for joining APC

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has reiterated that he defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in order to join hands to move the country forward.

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He spoke on Monday in Abuja, when he visited Sen. Orji Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Senate.

Fani-Kayode visited Kalu, alongside the Majority Leader, House of Representatives Alhassan Doguwa, and a member of the House of Representatives Sani Maruf at Kalu’s Aso Villa residence.

Fani-kayode recounted the friendship ties with Kalu which spans over 40 years.

Russia lists terms for higher trade relations with Nigeria

The Russian government on Monday said its trade volume with Nigeria presently stood at $600m because Russia is also an oil producing nation.

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The Deputy Head of Mission, Russia Embassy, Valery Shaposhnikov, gave the explanation during a joint press conference with the Nigeria – Russia Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Abuja founded and chaired by businessman, Dr Obiora Okonkwo.

According to him, the trade volume with Nigeria would increase with the buying of agricultural produce from the country by Russia.

Police launch probe as 13 wedding guests killed in Rivers crash

Thirteen persons have been feared dead in a fatal road crash on the Akpoku-Udufor Road in the Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The state police command, while confirming the incident, said it had launched an investigation into the circumstances leading to the crash.

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PUNCH Metro gathered that a bus filled with passengers and a truck had a head-on collision, though it was not established which of the drivers was at fault.

Our correspondent learnt that the bus occupants were from Etche and travelling to Imo State for the traditional marriage of one of their sons around 3pm when the incident occurred.

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