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Remembering George H.W. Bush – A Wise Foreign Policy Leader

Remembering George H.W. Bush – A Wise Foreign Policy Leader

By Bruce Riedel As the deputy chief of the Persian Gulf Task Force at the Central Intelligence Agency in August 1990, I had a front-row look at how President George H.W. Bush handled complex and dynamic foreign policy challenges. Bush was a master at comprehending the intricacies of national security. With his National Security Advisor

Assessing George H.W. Bush’s National-Security Legacy

The first president Bush made the world safer as the Soviet Union crumbled. Ronald Reagan broke the back of the nuclear arms race. Then George H.W. Bush cut bloated strategic forces and nuclear arsenals down to size. He took initiatives to remove the least safe and secure warheads from operational deployments, a move designed to

NPA MD Advocates for Improved Security at the Nation’s Ports

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman has called on all Ports Facility Security Officers (PFSOs) to double their efforts and remain ever vigilant in their various facilities in order to curb high level of insecurity and threats in Nigeria’s Maritime domain. Hadiza Bala Usman made this call in her goodwill message

Applications for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2019 Opens on TEFConnect

On the 1st of January 2019, at 12am, WAT, the Tony Elumelu Foundation will begin accepting applications for the fifth cycle of its Entrepreneurship Programme. 1,000 selected applicants will join the current 4,470 beneficiaries of the Programme. Since 2015, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme – the only African-funded entrepreneurial catalyst of its kind – has empowered

NSE Hosts Conference on Exchange Traded Products

Lagos, Nigeria – The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is set to host the 2018 edition of its Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) conference tagged – Exchange Traded Products: Evolving investment themes, Accessing New Markets and Enhancing Portfolio Alpha. The event scheduled to take place on December 5, 2018 at Oriental Hotel, Lekki Road, Lagos, is set

Nigeria at a Crossroad: Donald Duke to the Rescue

Donald Duke, along with other young presidential Turks, is a new face in the Nigerian political firmament. He is a new face, not because he coming on board for the first time, but because his latest foray afford the Nigerian people another golden opportunity to choose the right leader, moving from the past to the

Nigeria’s Manufacturing Index Rises Further in November

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) stood at 57.9 index points in November, indicating an expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 20th month. The index grew at a faster rate when compared to the index in the previous month. All the 14 sub-sectors surveyed reported growth in the review

Tightening Noose Against Policy Riggers Of ‘41 Items’

Why interventions are not quick fixes of structural gaps CBN insists policy option is potent, saves $21b in food imports It is not going to be a journey as usual for banks, companies and individual operators behind activities aimed at undermining the extant policy on the 41 items banned from accessing foreign exchange at the

N2.3trn Stock Market Losses Widen Entry Opportunity for Investors

One month to the end of the year, the Nigerian stock market has shed N2.348 trillion following persistent weak demand for stocks in a bear market. Specifically, in the last 11 months, N2.348 trillion has been eroded from the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market capitalisation.While the market shed N1.766trillion in 10 months to October 31,

Oil Marketers Issue Seven-day Ultimatum to FG to Pay N800bn Subsidy Debt

Oil marketers on Sunday in Lagos gave the federal government a seven-day ultimatum to settle outstanding debts totalling N800 billion, failing which depots would cease operation across the country. The marketers, comprising Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) and Independent Petroleum Products Importers (IPPIs), said failure to