Thursday, June 20, 2019

Politics of the Economy

Biafra at 50

  It was on May 30, 1967 that Col. Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, the military governor of Eastern Nigeria, declared that region the Republic of Biafra. A...

DSS Warns Security/Anti-corruption Agencies from Using its Name for Illegal Operations

The Department of State Services (DSS) has noted, with dismay and total condemnation, the activities of impostors including some security agencies who have continually...

Metuhgate: Jonathan ask Metuh to deposit N1bn expenses

.   Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday asked the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to set aside the subpoena ordering him to appear in...

President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2018 Democracy Day speech ON MAY 29, 20187

  My Dear Nigerians! Today marks the 19thyear of our nascent democracy and the 3rdAnniversary of this administration. I am thankful to Almighty God for bringing...

Why South East Development Comission Will Be A Ruse

Oil was discovered in Nguzu and Edda of the old Afikpo division now in Ebonyi state by the colonial government donkey years back .It...

With the Galaxy of intelligence,Nigeria wasted over $18 billion on the...

Smartest people, mediocre nation. BRITISH Nobel laureate Dorothy Hodgkin once noted that the University of Lagos was one of the world centres of expertise...

THERE ARE DOUBTS SURROUNDING JAMB’S READINESS TO CONDUCT THE 2017 UTME

The 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, is set to take place as from May 13 to May 20. It was initially scheduled to...

Peace The Panacea To The Development Of The Mabilla Plateau –...

Following the fact finding mission undertaking by the Presidential committee on the North East Initiatives (PCNI) and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution...

CHAIRMAN OF STANBIC IBTC BANK RESIGNS

  On Tuesday, 21st March 2017, Mr. Atedo Peterside, Chairman of Stanbic IBTC Bank, sent a letter to the board stating that he would be...

Osibanjo: How Uniting the South and Threading Carefully in front of...

You don't go around giving an acting president 10 days ultimatum to do your bidding. That is a travesty and insult to our collective...

We Spent The Last Two Years Digging Nigeria Out Of Mess...

  The President also appealed to the party faithful not to relax and support the presidential committee led by former governor Bola Tinubu, to reconcile...

What President Buhari Told UN General Assembly [Full Speech]

On behalf of my country, Nigeria, I congratulate you Mr President on your election and Mr (Antonio) Gutteres on his first General Assembly outing as...

Governor Wike takes oath of office for a second term

  ▪outlines the direction of his administration for the next four years Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, re-elected Governor of Rivers State, on Wednesday, in the presence of...

WHEN YOU LEAVE THAT POSITION – A WARNING TO OUR LEADERS

  I was motivated to write this piece after going through "The Ceramic Cup", an experience of a former United State Under Secretary of Defence,...

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...

We have Registered About 18.5 Million Nigerians

Engr. Aliyu Aziz Abubakar, the Director General of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) engaged journalists and other media houses on the recent strides the...

FG To Support Family Of Quintuplets With Housing Under Fish Programme

As part of efforts to ensure the welfare of Nigerians and Civil Servants in particular, the Federal government at the weekend, promised to support...

Private – Public Overlap: Why is The Government Against this Practise...

THE Nigerian medical space is in dire need for restructure as it is with the other sectors of the economy. In a move to...

A Zimbabwean University Graduate, Francis Gwatidzo Hawks Banana For A Living...

A Zimbabwean man, Francis Gwatidzo wears his academic graduation cap and gown as he offers bananas to a motorists on a street in Harare,...

Biafra : A Metaphor For Restructuring – Chidiebere Okere

    Biafra is now a metaphor for restructuring. Biafra is on everybody's lips- both to those for, and to those against. Biafra trends more than...

Yemi Osibanjo : Can he demonstrate a sufficient will power ?

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. ~Benjamin Disraeli. This statement is in tandem with what the...

2019 General Elections: NCC collaborates with INEC

The Management of Independent National Electoral Commission lead by its Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission Head...

Army Chief Hails Theatre Commander, Troops for Eliminating 5 Key BokoHaram...

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General TY Buratai has commended the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru,...

AKWA IBOM YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FUNDS BILL: FULL IMPLEMENTATION IS IMPERATIVE

  Capacity building has always been the bane of developing economies like Nigeria, with majority of the labor force being the youth in many states...

Recycling: Perfecting The Act In Nigeria By Politicians

Globally, everybody is encouraged to go green, if you cannot go green, then recycle. But, there are thing that should be recycled  and from...

Governor Wike faults method adopted by security agencies in destroying illegal...

  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the black soot damaging the state's environment is mainly caused by Federal Security Agencies destroying...

Biotech Centre To Be Established in Abuja – FG

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is to establish a Biotechnology Centre of International Standard in Nigeria, at the National Bio- Technology Development...

ON RATS AND RODENTS DRIVING PMB OUT OF OFFICE

    It is a very shameful and disgraceful statement that emanated from the presidency to the effect that PMB, after a whole 105 days abroad...

Nigerian Singer D’Banj Electrifies Crowd at Koroga Festival

      It was a double treat for Nairobi revelers last weekend as they were treated to a two-day party of the Koroga Festival held at...

THE IMPLICATIONS OF PRESIDENT BUHARI ADDRESSING THE COUNTRY IN HAUSA

President Muhammadu Buhari made a brief virtual resurgence from his administrative hiatus, by way of an audio recording. The benevolent message on the recording...

EFCC To Appeal Dismissal of N190m Fraud Charge against Oronsaye

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is to appeal the ruling today by Justice Olasumbo Olajumoke Goodluck of the FCT High Court, Abuja...

Nigerian Communications Commission Holds 37th Edition of Consumer Town Hall Meeting...

Nigerian Communications Commission Holds 37th Edition of Consumer Town Hall Meeting in Epe Town , Lagos State. -Theme: Information and Education as a Catalyst for...

Jim Iyke joins protesters in Abuja seeking Buhari’s resignation

Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has joined outspoken entertainment personality, Charly Boy, and other protesters demanding the resignation of Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari. Charly Boy had on Monday started...

Kogi State Unpaid Salaries: 40 Senators Donates 1,260 bags of...

    As part of efforts to alleviate the sufferings of workers in Kogi state, some Senators have donated a total of 1,260 bags pf rice...

AKWA IBOM, HOTEL BOOKING LIMITED SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON WEB...

  Akwa Ibom State Government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hotel Booking Limited to train youths of the state on Web development and...

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...

Bola Tinubu pays air fare to fly back the body of...

  A National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, on Monday bankrolled the freight fare of late Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya from...

ATIKU STANDS FOR A BETTER NIGERIA – GROUP

Nigerian voters have been requested to ensure a new dawn that will usher a better Nigeria by voting for Atiku Abubakar as the next...

Kashamu not excluded from PDP National Convention

  The attention of the media office of the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has been drawn to...

Lagos Sea Ports: A Blessing or A Curse To The Country...

  Lagos already has two sea ports - Apapa and Tincan Island ports. By the time the port at Lekki Free Trade Zone comes up...

EID-EL-KABIR: 70 Trailer Load Of Lake Rice Arrive Lagos

    In an effort to ensure even distribution across all the sale centres, the Lagos State Government on Wednesday said that at least 70 trailer...

LAGOS APC ASKS BODE GEORGE TO GROW UP AND GET A...

  Our attention has been drawn to a statement being peddled by Mr Kola Abiola and the serial election loser in Lagos Chief Bode George...

ICT start ups don’t impress Nigerian Banks

Technology has and still continues to play a vital role in the development and advancement of African economies at large. Constantly  reinforcing regional trends...

Against All Odds , Tony Elumelu Foundation Brings Emmanuel Macron To...

Tony Elumelu Foundation ,a non governmental agency that is focused on youth empowerment, owned and been managed by Tony Elumelu has brought Emmanuel Macron...

IMO STATE HAS NOT ADOPTED AND DOES NOT INTEND TO ADOPT...

  The attention of the RESCUE GOVERNMENT of Imo State has been drawn to the wild and unsubstantiated rumour currently making the rounds that parts...

NIG@57: Gov Ambode Seeks Viability of All States

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday emphasized the need for Nigeria to remain united, saying there was more to gain in being...

Yemi Osinbajo’s speech at #Biafra50 could usher in a new era...

  The Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation today held a conference to mark 50 years since Nigerian experienced the Biafran War. The event was tagged ‘Memory...

Federal Executive Council Approves Eastern & Western Narrow-Gauge Rail to the...

  The Monthly National Economic Council (NEC), chaired by Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo. The Federal Executive CounciL (FEC) has approved an Interim Agreement for concession...

House clears the air on NGO regulation Bill

  ...Some NGOs collected funds for North East IDPs and disappeared ...Churches, Mosques, Esusu, Market Women Associations not affected. 1. Religious bodies and organizations are NOT NGOs 2....

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...

SOUTH SOUTH TERM, NIGER DELTA AND THE IGBO QUESTION? (1)

To some Nigerians, the term Niger Delta connotes a political term to categorise the oil producing region. In their own view the term Niger...

Lagos Saves N87bn with Removal of Roundabout in Lekki-Epe Expressway

  The removal of six roundabouts along the Lekki-Epe Expressway has saved residents and motorists in the corridor about N87billion yearly, a report of the...

PDP: Trouble looms as pressure mounts on Ekweremadu to quit

  …Those who worked against Atiku are now calling the shots against those who supported him …This is a civil war that could cost PDP...

We’ve Learnt From Our Mistakes, PDP Apologises To Nigerians

Giving a keynote speech on Monday, at an event in Abuja with the theme: Nation-building: Resetting The Agenda, he admitted that although the party...

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...

We are here to change Nigeria’s narrative for Good – Enyinna...

  One thing is that pertaining to other things of life, there is always the need to rethink any standing positions especially, if the status...

Imo Guber: Youths root for ABC Transport Boss

  As the preparations for various parties primaries are coming to a head, youths from the 27 local government areas of Imo State have cued...

Nigerian Law School Churns Out 4,294 Lawyers!

  New Lawyers The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Samuel Nkannu Walter Onnoghen has charged legal practitioners in the country to always resort to...

IMO STATE: THE NEED TO HAVE A TECHNOCRAT THAT CAN CHANGE...

  Imo state is sick no doubt about this. It is no longer news that the economy of Imo state is in a such terrible...

JAMB: KILLING THE EDUCATION WITH THE RECENT REDUCTION OF CUT OFF...

The highest examination body in Nigeria known as Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) is once more in the news! Not because of revenue as...

PPC CHOOSES VICTOR OKHAI, AS THEIR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

  A polyglot with the rare capacity to understand and speak Nigeria's three major languages of Edo, Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba and three major international...

Annual States Viability Index ASVI: 36 States Generate N931bn IGR Against...

  Lagos Generates More IGR than 30 States Combined …. Economic Viable States: Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Edo, Kwara, Enugu, Kano and Delta States … Poor...

Anambra Elections : 15 Questions before you decide (not) to Vote

    Residents of Anambra State are about to take their Socio-political destinies in their hands in line with the assertion that 'the choices of today,...

Anambra state and political maturity 101

My State, Anambara makes me proud because of some features it embodies and exemplifies. One of them is POLITICAL MATURITY. The run for who occupies...

Enugu Traditional Ruler Hails Success of Python Dance II

      His royal majesty, the igwe of Enugu, Odezuluigbo 111 of Nike, Chancellor Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi and the Deputy Chairman Enugu State Council...

PRESIDENT BUHARI SPEAKS ON THE ABIA STATE DELEGATION THAT VISITED AND...

His words .... Today I received a delegation of traditional rulers from Abia State, led by His Royal Majesty, Dr. Isaac Ikonne, Enyi 1 of...

ECOWAS Endorses #NotTooYoungToRun campaign

The #NotTooYoungToRun Campaign has received a big boost as The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) endorsed Campaign.   The endorsement was made by the...

Why We Appointed Wole Soyinka to Head FRSC 30 Years Ago-...

  A Goodwill Message on 30th Anniversary of FRSC I am  delighted that the Federal Road Safety Corps is marking its 30th year of existence....

Nigerian Senate adopted the Electoral Acts Committee Report and has therefore...

. Key points of the amendment include 1. Card Reader technology to be fully implemented henceforth. There shall now be full biometric accreditation of voters with...

MAY 30 SIT-AT-HOME: CHANGING THE NARRATIVES AND DYNAMICS OF THE IGBO...

  May 30th, 2017, will be a day that Nigeria and Africa mustn’t forget in a hurry! A day the Biafrans will want to remember...

PresidentVisit:Pleateu Declares Public Holidays , Citizens Came En Mass & Show...

The president, Muhammadu Buhari was on a working visit to Plateau state. The citizen of the state came out en masse to welcome the...

Nigeria, Chad Meets on War on Terror Campaigns, Security Agencies in...

The Nigerian Armed Forces Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin and his Chadian counterpart, Lieutenant General Mohammad Ibrahim Saed, are in a...

Anambra Refutes Reports on Discovery of Arms, Yams in Nnewi

    The attention of the Anambra State Government is drawn to stories trending in the public domain stating that arms were found in a vehicle...

WHY IS BISOLA ABAYOMI-OJO YET TO BE EXTRADITED TO ANSWER FOR...

Although 9,293 people have currently signed the ongoing petition against Anthonia Bisola Abayomi-Ojo, the United States Government insists that only a warrant for her...

ARE THE BIG BRANDS CRUMBLING UNDER THE FEET OF THE SMALLER...

Market share is a dog eat dog world and the winner takes it all! There is no room for slacking , sleeping and feeling...

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...

Middle Belt will not join North if Nigeria breaks – Jerry...

      Former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana has said that the Middle Belt minorities will not follow the North if Nigeria breaks up. Gana said...

Bauchi Police Boss Assures Igbo Community of Adequate Security

    In order to ensure Public safety among all citizens in Bauchi State,the Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command, CP Garba Baba Umar has today...
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