CBN’s footprints in education sector

October 24, 2021 Kelvin Gilbert 0

  It goes without saying that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the leadership of Mr. Godwin Emefiele as governor, has impacted Nigeria’s developmental strides more than any other in recent history of the bank. The apex bank’s intervention programmes in various sectors of the economy including the creation of a N100 billion targeted credit facility; N100 billion health Read More

Audi’s giant strides in NSCDC

October 24, 2021 Sunday Attah 0

Our shared humanity and a sense of sympathy and empathy for others is fast diminishing. Man’s inhumanity to man is ruthlessly expressed in a way that makes animals in the jungle preying on each other for food a plaything. The descent into chaos and ill-feeling is difficult to understand, talk more of fathoming a way out. Leo Tolstoy said; “if you Read More

Sokoto APC congress, Wamakko and the Judases

October 21, 2021 Salisu Dan-Inna 0

Democracy is unarguably the end product of a globally acclaimed process where those with the majority take the lead and or the majority. This means that majority carries the vote. This has been so in all transparent and acceptable political processes. The import of the above maxim or submission is therefore that those with the majority would always emerge victorious Read More

Erelu Bisi Fayemi: The First Lady we know

October 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

There is this unusual saying that when a tree brings forth good fruits all round the season, people will also constantly haul stones at it to get the best and most from it. The more fruits they get, the more they think they can get and the more stones they haul. Peradventure they have the feeling that some other persons Read More

On Nigeria’s Homegrown Transparency Ranking

October 21, 2021 Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim 0

Nigeria has consistently ranked lower than average in most indexes that measure countries’ transparency, accountability and Integrity. However, the fact that the ranking organisations are mostly overseas makes it easy for Nigerians and the government to fault the validity and accuracy of the data and methodologies employed. Most recent example is the presidency’s attack on Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (CPI) Read More

FIRS’ budget: Sifting the grain from the chaff

October 20, 2021 Umar Hayatudeen 0

Holding a public office in Nigeria often catapults the public office holder to full public glare where he is rationally and irrationally criticised for every action he takes, irrespective of whatever consequences of such criticisms to him or her vis-a-vis the duties and responsibilities he or she is saddled with. This is especially when the criticisms emanate from sources where facts Read More

Mustapha: Ilorin gets new Turaki

October 20, 2021 Rahem Adedoyin 0

Ilorin, capital of Kwara state and the seat of the emirate, is agog today as one of its illustrious sons, Mallam Saliu Mustapha, is turbaned the new Turaki of Ilorin. Royalty (led by His Royal Majesty, Dr. Ibrahim Sulu Gbari, CFR), the political clan (led by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR), Kwara state stakeholders (led by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq), captains of Read More

Ibrahim, The Sun Newspapers award and matters arising

October 20, 2021 David Onmeje 0

The Sun Publishing Limited, publishers of The Sun newspaper, is one of Nigeria’s leading tabloid. Within a short time of its operations, the medium carved a niche for itself in credibility and media excellence in the industry. Therefore, The Sun Publishing Limited has upped the ante by adding another garland on the shelf of the numerous public service accolades, received Read More

Benue APC congress and the Akume factor

October 19, 2021 Musa Wada 0

Benue state is in a mood of celebration over the peaceful, fair, just and transparent state congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The doomsayers had prior to the event which was held at Makurdi, the state capital, predicted that the APC would implode due to the seeming grieviances and acrimony that would arise from the exercise. But the doomsayers Read More

Imperatives of Nigeria’s development plans

October 19, 2021 Musa Ilallah 0

The origin of development planning in Nigeria can be traced to the colonial period, specifically 1946 when the 10-year plan for development was launched. Prior to that, two development plans had been launched in 1929 and 1940 for all the British colonies across the globe. Core objectives of a development plan for a developing country like Nigeria include Increase in Read More

Railways: Back on track in North-east

October 18, 2021 Modu Abba 0

One of the major achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration that is often underrated is the unwavering commitment to the restoration and modernisation of the nation’s railway system. It was most unfortunate that the rail service across the country suffered decades of neglect in callous disregard of its strategic relevance to economic development and national integration. Even when the Yaradua/Goodluck Read More

Pandora Papers: Another can of worms

October 18, 2021 Aminu Saidu 0

Five years ago it was the Panama papers, an undercover investigation that exposed how highly influential politicians, business moguls and other high ranking personalities were secretly  and fraudulently hiding their riches offshore in order to avoid being taxed by the countries where those fortunes were made. This investigation led to the indictment of an Panama based law firm Massock Fonseca Read More

Nami’s FIRS: A new era of tax efficiency

October 17, 2021 Musa Abubakar 0

 The job of alternative revenue generation, especially, in a Nigeria facing the clear and present danger of losing its primary revenue source to aggressive innovation in technology is one that must be approached with all sense of seriousness, responsibility and expertise. This is even as tax experts have before now lamented Nigeria’s lackluster approach to taxation as several tax streams Read More

PDP’s quest for national chairman and the Saraki factor

October 15, 2021 Osazemen Imagbenikaro 0

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, one of the oldest and major parties in Nigeria, is to hold its national onvention to elect leaders into the National Working Committee on October 30-31, 2021. However, there is no clear indication as to which of the six geo-political zones of the country will produce the national chairman, consequent on the fact that the Read More

Medical Bills, Youth Empowerment, Scholarships, Projects: How Kogi Chief of Staff, Pharm Asuku is Touching Lives and Impacting Kogi

October 14, 2021 Onoja Johnson Baba 0

The ascension of Governor Yahaya Bello as the head of Kogi State didn’t just convey extraordinary administration to the people. It moreover made room for explicit individuals to get the opportunity of reaching lives and lifting such incalculable people across families and religions in the state to say the very least. Through the emergence of Yahaya Bello, a lifter of Read More

Safety concerns and Nigeria’s agric products export potential

October 14, 2021 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

Growing Nigeria’s non-oil export is critical to the much-sought economic growth, employment and poverty reduction. Not least, in light of the reality of hydrocarbon resources losing its reliability and honoured position as a revenue source. Over the years, this realisation has spawned myriad of non-export campaigns, commentaries as well as other initiatives aimed at creating export opportunities for developing countries Read More

Between Twitter ban, fake news and Dele Giwa’s murder

October 14, 2021 Abdullahi Suleiman Otiwe 0

Tuesday, 19th October, 2021 will mark the 35th year of the squalid murder of the Nigerian finest investigative journalist, Dele Giwa. He was coldly murdered through a venom letter bomb he opened to his face.  Because Giwa’s murder was of conscience, for the media and in this epoch month of October that our country attained her Independence in 1960 after Read More

Internet fraudsters and EFCC’s redemptive mission

October 14, 2021 Dele Oyewale 0

Every arrest of a suspected internet fraudster by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is headline-grabbing. For the truly patriotic Nigerian, who desires a better identity and image for the nation, such arrests are healthy and commendable. Nigeria is a nation of hard-working, decent and resourceful individuals and every enterprise of deception and impersonation must be smashed Read More

2021 World Teachers’ Day: Setting legacies for the future

October 14, 2021 Kayode Ojewale 0

If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased – Maya Angelou (1928-2014), Poet and civil rights activist.What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others – Pericles (495-429 BC), Greek Statesman. Recovery from a breakdown, setback, illness, heartbreak, Read More

Need for tenancy bureaux In real estate practice

October 12, 2021 Jasper Oleka 0

As credit bureau is to financial institutions (with regards to credit transaction/facility), so is tenancy bureau to real estate firms (with regards to real estate rental market/tenancy administration). The main deliverables of the tenancy bureau include a tenancy report on every prospective tenant as well as sitting/subsisting tenant. This comprises of demographic information of the tenants: like names, address, gender, Read More

Dangiwa: The passion to transform Katsina state

October 12, 2021 Oche Onoja 0

‘We all cannot be masters and all masters cannot be truly followed’  – Williams Shakespeare in Othello. The differences between masters and followers are just some few pertinent extra-ordinary positive characters. Yes, I mean just that extra. I am talking about extra diligence, intelligence, and humane lifestyles, charismatic, hardworking, God-fearing, etc. This is why in some cases especially in this Read More

Global voices and the criminalisation of Chinese entrepreneurs

October 11, 2021 Dr. Austin Maho 0

In the August 31, 2021, article in the “Global Voices” an online publication. there was a piece by one Nwachukwu Egbunike title: “Chinese firms in Nigeria face widespread labour abuse allegations, tainting bilateral relationship” This piece is a response to the article, because it falls within the growing spat of misinformation about China and the Chinese which is fuelled mostly Read More

Sokoto’s APC congresses, unity and Wamakko factor

October 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Democracy has been largely defined as the government of the people, by the people and for the people.Globally, democracy is the most acceptable system of governance and any other system is largely detested across the world. In a democracy, the mandate of leadership belongs only to the electorate and they only borrow or lend it to the elected leaders and, by Read More

How customer care is critical to Galaxy Backbone’s operations

October 10, 2021 Bashir Ibrahim Hassan 0

Enabling ICT inclusion is central to Galaxy Backbone Limited’s discharge of its mandate of addressing the connectivity, transversal and other technology imperatives for ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The organisation has also been committed to synergy with the private sector to help provide digital services to Nigerians and Africa. Its Managing Director, Mohammed Abubakar, Read More