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Lagos will be Africa’s model mega-city by 2025 – Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos on Tuesday said the state would by 2025 be Africa’s model megacity, a global, economic and financial hub that is safe, secure, functional and productive. He also said that almost half of the Lagos state’s Internally Generated Revenue is used for the payment of salaries, including

Buhari to Obasanjo: You’re busy globetrotting to notice our achievements (read full statement)

Jude Johnson The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement, accusing him of being ignorant of the achievements of the government because of his busy schedules travelling across the world. Buhari in a statement read by the Minister of Information and Culture on Wednesday, however, commended Obasanjo

JRC, ex-militants vows to resume armed struggle if…

The Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC), which is a coalition of armed groups in the Niger Delta, has served noticed that 4,314 ex-militants in the region are set to renege on the terms of the Presidential Amnesty they embraced in 2008. JRC spokesman, Ms. Cynthia Whyte, in statement sent via e-mail, yesterday,

Capitalism: what is the way forward?

The world economy is entering 2018 on a high note. Economic growth in the United States, the European Union, Japan, and China accelerated in 2017, and large emerging economies are regaining momentum. Global growth forecasts for 2018 are upward of 3.1 percent. Stock markets have reached record highs. Unemployment is

All change!!!  Nigeria is not an oil economy

By Kemi Adeosun Descriptions of Nigeria’s economy often include such phrases as ‘Africa’s largest oil producer’ and ‘the oil-rich African nation’ but oil economies are typically characterised by low population densities and abundant oil resources. Saudi Arabia with 10 million barrels of oil per day and 30 million people, Kuwait with 2.7

Niger Governor  Commends Aisha Ahmed on CBN Appointment

Babatunde Opalana  The Executive Governor of Niger State,  Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has charged the newly appointed Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Hajiya Aisha Ahmed to be above primordial sentiments and work for the overall interest of the country. The Governor, in a statement issued by his Chief

Op-ed: The Party Is Over

  By Sufuyan Ojeifo   This piece shares title with a 1960 Argentine drama film directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, which depicts the political corruption in Argentina in the 1930s, a period referred to as the “Infamous Decade”.  The decade, which began in 1930 with the coup against President Hipolito Yrigoyen by Jose

2014 Confab Report sufficient for Nigeria’s restructuring- CF

 Babatunde Opalana  A socio-political group, Core Federalists has called on the Buhari administration to sincerely yield to calls for the restructuring of the country by embracing, analysing and adopting as working document, the report of the 2014 National Conference if it truly wants to find lasting solutions to the emerging challenges

VAIDS: FG released N1.2trn for capital projects under 2016 budget- Adeosun

•To provide training for professionals ...Jude Johnson    The Nigerian Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has disclosed that the Federal Government has released over N1 trillion for capital projects under the 2016 budget.   Adeosun stated this on Tuesday in a message to the Conference of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers held at the