Saturday, March 23, 2019

WILL THERE EVER BE PRESS FREEDOM IN AFRICA?

Freedom of the press or media is the freedom of communication and expression through various mediums including electronic media and published materials.   Article 8 of...

BRT: Changing the Transport Narratives & Saving The Fat Backside Woman

The only permanent thing in life is change , so goes a popular saying and the change has come! We must embraced it, but...

EFCC Uncovers Another Huge Foreign Currencies in Lagos

A tip from a whistle blower today led operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to intercept huge sums of money in...

French Drugs Maker Targets Africa With Nigerian Acquisition

Biogaran SAS, a closely held French pharmaceuticals manufacturer, plans to tap into Nigeria’s $1.3 billion drugs market as a launchpad for its expansion into...

CBN ANOUNCES NEW FOREX POLICY FOR STUDENTS AND OTHERS

The Central Bank of Nigeria introduced new Forex rates. According to the CBN, it would no longer trade the naira at N375 per dollar...

FROM BREXIT TO COMMONWEALTH: AFRICA NEEDS TO PREVENT “EMPIRE 2.0”

  Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May activated Article 50 of the European Union, a process which actively commenced the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU),...

CAN NIGERIANS DO WITHOUT DSTV?

  On Saturday, 1st of April 2017, Nigerian DSTV users were hit with a shocking announcement revealing the increase in subscription charges of every DSTV package...

The Wedding Party drives Nollywood to new heights

The Nigerian Film industry has taken another step towards becoming one of the world’s most important film industry’s, with ‘The Wedding Party’ a Romantic...

CAPITAL FLIGHT OR REPARATION : HOW MONEY FROM NIGERIA FUNDS FLAMBOYANT...

  The rise of the flamboyant real estate in the village of Miziara in Lebanon has been attributed to the inflow of revenue from Lebanese...

FOUR KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM KEMI ADEOSUN’S FIRST FACEBOOK LIVE BROADCAST

As at 4th April 2017, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, took to Facebook to address some of the questions about the economy on...

Sir Bob Geldof, Acquires stake in Nigerian Biscuit Company, Beloxxi

Popular Irish Musician Sir Bob Geldof, Acquires stake in Nigerian Biscuit Company Beloxxi Industries Limited in a $80m Deal A private equity firm with interest...

Lagos State: Celebrating Tinubu’s Birthday and Presenting a Bust as a...

A man that made other states to understand that their affairs  an be run without stipends from Abuja. A move that angered Obasanjo. A...

The Fulani Herdsmen: Modernism, Nomadic  and Stealth Destruction

  “Fulanis from across the country and neighbouring countries gathered here last week and they requested for my permission to go and retaliate but I...

NIGERIA NOW OPERATES A 48-HOUR VISA ON ARRIVAL SYSTEM

  In a bid to attract foreign investors, professionals, and businesses into the country, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has launched an online Visa on...

Nigeria Ports Will Be Corruption Free – Hadiza

  My attention has been drawn to malicious lies being bandied around by a Prince Henry Nwazuruahu on my person. I wish to CHALLENGE him...

Nigerians can now apply for driver’s license online

In the spirit of the continuous revamping of processes of public ventures and ease of making transactions which has seen the Nigerian Immigration service...

IMF says Nigeria’s lack of a reform-document is hindering talks over...

According to a report from Reuters , the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will warn Nigeria that its economy needs urgent reform and the absence...

FEC approves N82bn road projects in 12 Northern Nigeria states

  The federal executive council (FEC) has approved the construction of roads in 12 states at the cost of N82.5bn. Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works...

Willie Obiano’s Account of Stewardship in the past three years.

This is essentially made up of excerpts from his special Broadcast to Ndi Anambra on March 17 to commemorate his 3rd Anniversary. This method...

Government to blame for collapse of Akwa Ibom church – Head,...

The Church building collapsed on December 10, 2016 during the ordination of its founder, Apostle Akan Weeks, as Bishop, leading to the death of...

Abuja Airport Closure: Measures To Ease Air Travellers’ Plight Very Effective...

  The Federal Government has said the measures put in place to ensure comfort and safety of travellers using the Kaduna International Airport are working...

TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION FLAUNTS 1,000 ENTREPRENEURS WHOSE IDEAS WILL...

The 3rd Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation selection announcement took place at Heirs Place, Ikoyi. This announcement, which was done to name the selected 1000...

ARIK AIR WORKERS SHUT DOWN OPERATIONS OVER NEW MANAGEMENT’S INTOLERANCE TO...

  Aviation workers in Nigeria have followed through with their threat as they have shut down Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest airline, leaving passengers stranded. Several unions...

Wear or Don’t Appear: Ali Goes to Court For Interpretation

  To wear or not to wear uniform seems to be the major discourse going on in the Nigeria Senate. This matter has been raging...

Nigeria remains ‘critical’ market in Africa despite recession, say investors

We won’t leave, MTN restates Investors have expressed confidence in the resurgence of Nigeria’s struggling economy, describing it as ‘very critical’ to building African companies...

Why is Nigeria not like China?

    After the death of Mao Zedong in September 1976, China faced a critical choice. Mao’s chosen successor, Hua Guofeng, decided to maintain the status...

Are You Addicted to Digital Devices? Take the Test

Please put down your smartphone for a moment (after reading this paragraph on your smartphone) and ask yourself if you’re addicted to your smartphone. You...

Federal Government of Nigeria to Develop National Transportation Master-plan

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it was in the process of developing a national transportation master plan that would help in diversifying the...

Nigeria Bottling Company Speaks on Fanta,Sprite and Vitamin C Poisioning  Accusation

“Our attention has been drawn to media reports which contain misleading information on the safety of benzoic and ascorbic acids as ingredients in soft...

NAFDAC appeals as NBC declares Fanta, Sprite safe

  The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has filed an appeal and a motion to stay execution of action of...

Nigeria to partner Germany In Sustainable Development

Nigeria is to partner with the people and government of the Republic of Germany for sustainable development.Ambassador Sheni stated this when the German Ambassador...

Nigeria: New Credit Infrastructure to Improve Access to Credit and Financial...

A lack of adequate collateral is preventing many of Nigeria’s small businesses from accessing the capital needed to grow, according to a new report...

Nigeria: Rising inflation dampens consumer confidence

But despite the potential side effects these measures could have had, GDP grew by 4.9%, the naira traded at N150 to the dollar and...

FACEBOOK STOPS  DEVELOPERS FROM USING DATA TO VIOLATE PEOPLE’S PRIVACY  RIGHTS

Facebook barred software developers on Monday from using its massive data pool to create surveillance tools, closing off a process that had been exploited...

GLO & MTN Remains Africa’s Top Brands

During the economic downturn, African brands have regressed against non-African brands, with their share declining from 24%, 25% and 23% in 2013, 2014 and...

The Nigerian Oil Sector: The Lack of Ownership and Visionary Leadership

  Oil is now $51 per barrel. Nigeria on my mind. We must STOP our leaders from negotiating for political power with economic items they...

Sexual Harassment Is What I am Used To As a Director...

In this interview with Chima Okereke, a seasoned practitioner and director in the Nigerian motion picture industry known as Nollywood. He discussed the challenges...

Biafra: Why lasting Solution Must Be Found Using Economics

Biafra, has turned out to be that proverbial bee that has perches at the Nigeria’s scrotum. Allow the bee,it stings the hell out of...

‘The Hard Facts To Rescue The Nigerian Economy’

By Chukwuma Soludo Introduction: Let me thank the leadership of Vanguard Newspapers for inviting me to lead the discussion on “The Hard Facts to Rescue the...

A Cursory Look at Nigeria’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan

Nigeria’s GDP performance improved slightly in the 4th quarter of 2016, and showed us a route to recovery. The current recession has affected all...

Agriculture not the best way for diversification in Nigeria

  Go back to the farm, youths must farm and operation feed the nation. I know must of us must have come across these jingles...

FG To Power Tertiary Institutions With Solar Energy

The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril has disclosed that the Federal Government was set to power nine Universities in the country...

FG releases Economic Recovery Plan

  The Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) which unveils a road map for Nigeria’s economic recovery, growth and sustainable development has been released. It...

NCS Provides Update on Customs Duty for Vehicles

  In response to public complains and suggestions, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has approved the adjustment of points of payment...

U.S. Supports Justice and Security Dialogue in Plateau State

  The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Nigeria program provides equipment, training, mentoring, and capacity- building support to various Nigerian law enforcement...

EMPOWERING WOMEN IN AGRIBUSINESS VALUE CHAIN IN NIGERIA

  The role of women in food production, processing and marketing has become more relevant as a way of fighting poverty and ensuring food security...

The stories of Zion and Tochukwu – Tony Elumelu

  I received at my office Zion Oshiobugie, a Tony Elumelu entrepreneur based in warri, a teacher and motivational speaker. 10 years ago Zion was a...

GE Partners with The Tony Elumelu Foundation on Lagos Garage

    The partnership results from the mutual interest of both organizations to foster economic growth and empowerment in Nigeria by building a skilled workforce and...

Customs Duty: NCS Gives Deadline for Vehicles Owners

Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has approved a grace period of one month, between Monday 13th March to Wednesday 12th April...

Where the minorities marginalised by Igbo in 60s?

A Cross Riverian (A Calabar man) Some weeks back on one of your posts I made a rebuttal about the erroneous and mischievous rants of...

How I Combine Banking and Catering Business – Amaka Onyebuchi

In this interview with eTimes News , Chiamaka Onyebuchi the founder of Amandaz Kitchen, an online food service firm located in Lagos. She specializes...

Borno State Reports First Lassa Fever Outbreak in 48 Years

    Borno state in northeast Nigeria has recorded its first Lassa fever outbreak in almost five decades. The last confirmed outbreak of the deadly disease...

General Motors quits Europe

General Motors' chief executive has refuted claims that the sale of its European Opel business was prompted by the Republican's proposed border tax policies....

A CBN Director Has Explained Why They Can’t Regulate Bitcoins

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that unlike it is being touted in some media quarters, they are not against financial innovations....

Dangote Foundation commits N200m for Kano Specialist Hospital rehabilitation

  The Foundation handed over to the hospital management a renovated maternity ward, two ultra-modern maternity laboratories, upgraded water supply system Eclampsia ward, theatre and...

Andela: Tech startup questions why Nigerian engineer was detained at JFK

"What is an abstract class and why do you need it?" "Write a function to check if a Binary Search Tree is balanced." Those are the...

ABUJA HOSTS, FPG TECHNOLOGIES EVENT, TAGGED BUSINESS AGILITY WITH CONFIDENCE

  FPG Technologies & Solutions Limited, one of Nigeria’s foremost IT company known for providing mobile, cloud and IT security solutions to various sectors of...

10 reasons most organizations and government around the world are now...

  1. The need to increase efficiency of operations 2. The need to effectively compete in the marketplace 3. The need to effectively use integrated technologies to...

FG to hire 350,000 more unemployed graduates

The federal government has announced plans to hire 350,000 more unemployed graduates under the N-Power Volunteer Corps. The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity...

Court, CBN Asked to Wind Up Heritage Bank Over Insolvency, Distress...

CBN The Federal High Court in Abuja and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have been asked to wind up and revoke the operational...

MTN Moves Closer to Nigeria Listing That May Regain Goodwill

.   MTN Group Ltd. has been having a tough time of it in Nigeria, its most lucrative market Protesters last week vandalized the company’s headquarters in...

SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS AGREE ON SECURITY, ECONOMIC INTEGRATION

Last Sunday, the governors of the South East geo-political zone met in Enugu and agreed to pursue vigorously security and economic integration with a...

South Africa and Nigeria Brawl: A Tale Of Two Giants Fight

  South Africa and Nigeria ,the two biggest economy in Africa has been on a diplomatic brawl over the xenophobic attack on Nigerians living in...

Our products are testimonials to why local content is viable

Managing Director of Mira Technologies, an indigenous software development firm, Mr. Ifeanyi Ifeabunike, speaks on local software and their quality, robustness and acceptance.    What are...
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