GITEX 2020 and Nigeria’s march to a sustainable digital economy

February 24, 2021 Ismail A. Akanji 0

The Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) is a gathering of the top tier players in the global ICT economy. Every year, thousands of innovators and developers converge on the Dubai World Trade Centre to network, discuss and expose their work to the world. Government officials grace these events to woo investors to their countries and to advertise the many ICT Read More

Otò ge: Why Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq enjoys massive support in Kwara

February 24, 2021 Anjolaoluwa Folajimi 0

For several years, late Chief Olusola Saraki, Waziri Ilorin reigned supreme in the Kwara State politics. From the second republic down to the present democratic dispensation, his name made or marred the political fortune of many aspirants in the State. His political clout transcend over three decades. The political legacy “Oloye” remained unrivalled until 2019 when the “Oto ge” Tsunami Read More

NIA, DSS, counter-intelligence and PMB’s success on insecurity

February 23, 2021 Gidado Ibrahim 0

The primary responsibility of any government is to safeguard the lives and property of citizens. There may be differences in the way countries approach their national security but the ultimate aim is to ensure maintenance of social order. In order to cater for its diverse and huge population, Nigeria has designed multiple layers of organisations focusing on a different aspect Read More

Nigeria: A country living in denial

February 23, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

Nigeria is a country living in denial of its division, challenges and chequered history. Anybody who lays claim to the fact that the country is one is living in illusion or outrightly delusional. Before and after independence, there was already misunderstanding and suspicion accompanied by regional power intrigues. People could not see the cold war brewing among the regional trio. Read More

Re-Zulum “oloriburuku governor”

February 23, 2021 Mohammed Isa Bilal 0

It is unfortunate that some mischievous Nigerians, among them the well educated, are keen at deepening our perceived or real differences to gain undeserved recognition that is based on primordial sentiments. These Nigerians are predisposed to hijack the slightest and flimsy excuse to ingrain discord to further polarize our fragile unity as a nation. These are those who are prone Read More

NITDA as arrowhead of digital economy

February 23, 2021 Abubakar AbdurRahaman Dodo 0

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is committed to fighting cybercrime in Nigeria, owing to which it established National Cyber Security and Research Centre (CSRC), and liaising with similar agencies in some countries such as Cyber Security Malaysia and the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Center (CCIRC). With these in place, NITDA is viewed as the arrowhead of Digital Economy and safety fortress for Read More

Despite ban, Bitcoin crosses $50,000 in Morocco

February 22, 2021 Editor 0

You may think that cryptocurrencies are part of a wave globally, with individuals and companies rushing to adopt crypto as the price of various tokens continues to soar. However, that is not the case. While most major economies are looking at ways to regulate this space, and integrate crypto into their economic systems, many others have taken the opposite view, Read More

Letter to Mahmud, former Jigawa state deputy governor

February 22, 2021 Adamu Muhammad Usman 0

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having an opinion” —George Christopher Lichtenberg. (1742-1799) German writer“Waste no time arguing what a good man should be, be one.” —Marcus Aurdius.  There are individual differences but how I feel, how I think, how I perceive and the life experiences i undergo and religious injunctions I acquire and abide by Read More

PMB, Adamu, Bogoro’s TETfund, R&D and changing paradigm

February 21, 2021 Gidado Ibrahim 0

Unarguably, the 21st century socio-economic dynamics are rooted in knowledge economy. Throughout the history of human civilization, no country has become economically prosperous without discovering what others are yet to know. In other words, at the root of every sustainable national prosperity is the priotisation of science and technology. Research is the key to solving problems, and any Research not tailored Read More

The North and spate of insecurity

February 21, 2021 Muazu Muazu 0

The North is chronically sick if not terminally. Everyday is kidnapping – banditry – violence – insurgency – corruption – armed robbery – pen robbery – exploding of bombs – wanton and extrajudicial killing – freaky happening – cultism – bizarre – deception and a lot of atrocities all over the region. We, the people of the northern Nigeria are Read More

Is selection of ex-service chiefs as diplomats best for Nigeria?

February 19, 2021 Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele 0

Nigeria has been grappled with insecurity, especially the Boko Haram terrorism, for over a decade now. Despite various military victories in the last five years of the current administration, the issue remains yet unresolved. Over time, experts have suggested that Nigeria needs better international collaboration to finally defeat the insurgents. Without a doubt, this remains true! This is because there Read More

Pius Anyim Pius: Still impacting his milieu at 60, by James Ume

February 19, 2021 James Ume 0

He is no less a child of providence, wielding influence with alluring humility and exemplary focus. He has spoken and continues to speak to both regional and national uncertainties and fears with courage and conviction. He has demonstrated with his life’s trajectory that law, spirituality, politics and philanthropy fundamentally address transformation of the human condition for good. To-date, he unabashedly Read More

Celebrating Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, at 45

February 19, 2021 Jamila Musa 0

As a first–time visitor, the first thing that strikes you is Abuja’s marvelous ability to hold you utterly enchanted and leave you that way for several months as you remain in it. And even if you did go away, it still leaves a very lucid picture of its amazing coolness and serenity in your mind, such that you ever long Read More

Face of Hajj House: One year after

February 19, 2021 Fatima Sanda Usara 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria moved into its permanent headquarters at the twilight of the Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar led 3rdNAHCON board. This followed series of bureaucratic hiccups, from which the commission emerged successfully. Unceremoniously then, Barrister Mukhtar moved into the edifice to avoid expending another capital vote on rent despite the necessary renovation still impending. The gradual movement from Read More

Appraising Oche’s leadership strides

February 18, 2021 Ekpo Edache 0

Mama Ene, not real name, a petty trader residing at a rural community of about three kilometers away from Otukpo the traditional and commercial headquarters of Idoma land, otherwise known as Benue South Senatorial District, Benue state, couldn’t hold her joy when news recently broke out that Hon. Oche Joseph, a philanthropist from Ugboju Ifete, Otukpo local government area of Read More

Afrobasket qualifiers: D’Tigers pip Rwanda, to face Mali

February 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria continued its dominance on the continent with another emphatic 64-51pts win over Rwanda at the ongoing 2021 FIBA Afrobasket qualifiers in Tunisia. The win which was hard fought came on the heel of a solid defensive display in the second half against a stubborn Rwandan team who led for the better part of the game. It was all about Keith Read More

Restructuring: Making Nigeria work

February 18, 2021 Abachi Ungbo 0

It goes without saying that mutual suspicion runs deep amongst the ethnic groups, with significant exchanges of hate poisoned arrows flying routinely across the divide. In effect, instigating enormous tear on the fabric of our unity. Thus, making attempts at stitching a mammoth task. Undoubtedly, spats between members of a family cannot be foreclosed but flag of caution needs to Read More

Between El-Rufai and negotiating with bandits

February 18, 2021 Mustapha Maikudi Abdullahi 0

For the record, I do not condone violence in all of its ramifications. Violence by anybody, individual or group is violence, thus, it must not only be condemned, but redress and justice issue to the deserved party. As Shehu Usmanu Dan Fodiyo said, “the greatest injustice is to put something where it does not belong”. Thus, banditry as we are Read More

EFCC: Is Abdulrasheed Bawa Ready?

February 18, 2021 Zayyad I. Muhammad 0

At 40, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who was on Tuesday appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, will have age at his side. A career operative of the EFCC with 16 years of work experience. Bawa is very lucky- he knows the EFCC in and out. But for Bawa to truly retrigger the EFCC in Read More

Peace or war, time to decide for Nigeria

February 18, 2021 Musa Gambo 0

Nigeria as a country has never had enemies worst than its own people who refuse to reason beyond geographical, religious or ethnic boundaries. The recent unwelcome happenings across the country have never been more ugly in Nigeria than now, from the dreaded Boko Haram sect unleashing their terrorism in the Northeast to the marauding bandits in the Northwest kidnapping and Read More

Political economy of cows: A call for modern innovative approach, by Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

February 18, 2021 Muhammad Sani Abdullahi 0

About five years back, Ambassador Kayode Garrick brought Nigeria a present from Uruguay in form of some useful lessons on cattle development transformation in the post-modern world. He gave us a food for thought in an article published by Guardian newspaper of April 11, 2016, which— of course because of its significance— the Daily Trust reincarnated it three years later Read More

An afternoon with Nigeria’s chief technology officer

February 17, 2021 Gimba Kakanda 0

The first thing he did was to remind that cryptocurrency is enabled by a technology with applications far beyond the disputed virtual currency. “The world is fast evolving,” he said, “But there’s no plan to stifle any technology or innovation in Nigeria.” If Nigeria were a startup, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, as the Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Read More

Kano’s return as Trans-Sahara trade route

February 17, 2021 Musa Ilallah 0

Tuesday, February 9, this year, will remain very significant in the lives of Nigerians in general and Kano, Katsina. Kaduna, Jigawa and all the North-west and North-central states, in particular, as it was the day President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the commencement of the construction of yet another vital transportation infrastructure in the country.  The virtual Read More

Bad image for women

February 17, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

 Women, the fairer sex were cast in some bad light with trending news and its accompanying videos that went viral over the weekend. In the first instance, staff of an ivory tower (an institution meant to impact academic excellence as well as mould good characters) went overboard by circulating a most uncharitable announcement about their out-gone female vice chancellor, which Read More