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Nigeria Presidency Replies New York Times’ Economic Criticism

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President Bola Tinubu
– Presidency responds to New York Times’ report on Nigeria’s economic crisis
– Tinubu’s administration tackling economic challenges head-on
– Economy showing signs of improvement despite initial challenges

The Presidency has responded to a New York Times report criticizing Nigeria’s economic trajectory, terming it “misleading”.

Special Adviser Bayo Onanuga clarified the government’s economic policies, emphasizing that President Tinubu inherited the economic challenges.

Onanuga noted that the report painted a dire picture without mentioning positive aspects or amelioration policies. He stressed that Tinubu’s administration is working to address inherited problems, not create new ones.

The government abrogated the fuel subsidy regime and unified exchange rates to address decades-long economic bleeding.

Nigeria spent $84.39 billion on fuel subsidies between 2005 and 2022, accumulating debts and infrastructural deficits.

Despite initial challenges, the economy is showing signs of improvement, with a trade surplus of N6.52 trillion in Q1 and renewed interest from portfolio investors. Loans from international institutions are also contributing to Nigeria’s renewed bankability.

The administration is investing in dry-season farming and providing incentives to farmers to control food inflation.

Onanuga emphasized that the government is working tirelessly to restore economic stability.

 

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Pornography Deadens The Brain, Kills Wisdom And Intelligence — Dr Chris Okafor

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Pornography Deadens The Brain, Kills Wisdom And Intelligence -- Dr Chris Okafor

Popular cleric, Dr Chris Okafor is not happy that the world has allowed itself to be esnared by the unholy lure of pornography which he says is evil in it’s entirety.

Dr Okafor, a well known prophet who is the founder of the Grace Nation Church International, Lagos is as alarmed by the rising percentage of the world’s population hooked on pornography as the damage it is doing to their mental faculties.

He describes the trend — fostered mainly by the internet — as horrific especially when considered that it has been allowed to gain a foothold even amongst christians who he says should know better.

Dr Okafor did not mince words in condemning pornography and the decadence it promotes, insisting that it is wholly a demonic agenda.

“Pornography is the devil’s own agenda to pollute the human race before God. God is holy and those who must worship and serve him must do so in spirit and in truth,” Okafor told a full house of worshippers while teaching on the subject “Faculties Of The New Man In Christ,” during a recent Sunday service.

“Pornography and all other sexual sins like homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, masturbation, incest and others is an aberration as it contradicts God’s original plan and purpose for man.

“Pornography is not only a sin, it is a killer. It deadens the brain, kills intelligence and completely erodes one’s ability for rational thought. As a matter of fact, it is a dangerous pastime for anyone, particularly christians to engage in,” he admonished.

He did not also spare the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) adherents who he described as straying from God’s agenda for man.

“I have heard people say it is their sexual preference to engage in same-sex relationship or marriages. How come? Now, let me ask. What was God’s original plan for man as per the issue of relationships? In Genesis 2:24, God made it explicitly clear that He favoured a relationship between man and woman by the very act of creating Eve — a woman — as the fit and proper person to live with Adam — a man.

“So, God created Adam and Eve, and not Adam and Steve. We must, therefore, know where God stands on the issue. And where God stands on an issue must always guide our actions and the way we live in this world,” he added.

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PHOTOS: Plateau Lawmaker Gifts Daughter Brand-New SUV on Graduation Day

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– Plateau lawmaker gifts daughter SUV for graduating from Lead British International School Abuja
– Mixed reactions on social media over extravagant gift
– Economic challenges in Nigeria fuel criticism

Plateau State lawmaker, Yusuf Gagdi, surprised his daughter Aisha with an SUV for excelling in her exams at Lead British International School Abuja.

He shared proud moments from her graduation ceremony on Instagram.

Aisha’s achievement in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations earned her the luxury gift. Her father’s gesture sparked controversy on social media, with some questioning the extravagance.

Critics called the gift “absolute nonsense” amidst economic challenges. Others defended Gagdi, saying he celebrated his daughter according to his means.

Supporters argued that people celebrate their children according to their pockets. The debate highlights differing views on extravagant gifts.

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