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DRIVEN by the goal to make the transformation agenda of Federal Government a reality, the Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, has given ultimatum to all government offices under his jurisdiction to perform or face the consequence.

Giving out the ultimatum, which is first of its kind in the country, Aganga compelled government officials to strive to meet expected targets of President Goodluck Jonathan transformation goal to enable government fast track the goal of making the country one of the industrialised nation, come year 2020.

As he read out the score cards to Directors, Chief Executive Officers of agencies and parastatals, the minister noted since the transformation agenda of Jonathan is a task that must be done; government functionaries must perform to achieve the goal.

…Challenges arrest, fingers Tompolo

THE last has probably not been heard of the arrest of the country's former Minister of Interior, Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho who was arrested and handed over to the State Security Service on charges of oil theft.

Captain Iheanacho was arrested in Lagos last Friday by security operatives attached to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) with some top officials of his company, Integrated Oil and Gas limited. The company is alleged to be involvement in illegal oil dealings.

Faction challenges sharing formula

AT a time the Federal government is fiddling with the methodology to adopt in tackling the menace of the Boko Haram insurgency in the country, an uprising is rearing its ugly head among the ex-militant leaders in Niger Delta. The burning issue at stake is the recent “largesse” extended to the ex-militant leaders by the Federal Government. It involved a N5.6billion contract awarded to the ex-leaders of the Niger Delta militant groups for monitoring of oil pipe-lines in the sub-region.

PASTOR Michael   Olufemi Ajila-FNIM, hails from Ilaro quarters in Ado Ekiti. He attended St Joseph's Primary School and Annunciation Secondary School both in Ikere Ekiti. He completed his secondary school in Loyola College, Ibadan, Oyo State. Ajila bagged B.A (Hons) degree in philosophy from the University of Ibadan. And owing to his desire for knowledge, Dr Ajila studied management and marketing in the Manchester Business School United Kingdom.

WHILE speaking during the induction ceremony, the current President, Chief (Dr) Michael Olawale-Cole assured the participants that better hope lies ahead of the country. But as the hope would be a mirage without taking drastic step to actualise the dream of becoming an industrialised nation by 2020, Olawale-Cole said “Since this institute believes in Nigeria project and its individuality, it knows that the problems besieging the nation currently are temporary and that Nigeria will rise again. There is hope for this nation. The hope can only be actualised through concerted efforts by both old and new members of NIM to make Nigeria become an industrialised nation by 2020 through hard work and unity.”

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