Alternative models for Africa’s development

February 2, 2023 Baba Abdullahi Machina, 0

Africa is facing a development crisis, and despite decades of efforts to follow the Western model of development, poverty, inequality, and poor economic management persist on the continent. The reality is that the Western model, based on liberal democracy, free markets, and individualism, may not be the most suitable solution for Africa’s unique challenges and needs. There are alternative models Read More

Pictures: Miss Africa rallies development partners on agro-industrialisation opportunities, impact

January 17, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

An official and Head Digital Media, Miss Africa Organisation, Mr Mathias Amgbah, has stressed the need for stakeholders to support diversification of Nigeria’s economy in the area of agro-industrialisation. Mr. Amgbah who spoke during a press conference in Abuja said the country’s dwindling revenue calls for concerted efforts in a bid to maximise available annual budget allocation especially as it Read More

Outstanding feat: Sterling Bank bags Tourism practitioners award

December 19, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A full service National Commercial Bank in Nigeria, Sterling Bank PLC has been recognized by the International Tourism Practitioners in Nigeria, for its creativity, hospitality and actively supporting Tourism. The award was received by the Managing Director, Sterling Bank Plc, Executive Director Raheem Owodeyi, as well as the Head, Tourism and Creative Sector, Abiola Adelana, at sterling bank Head office Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari @80, assure him of Tinubu’s victory

December 17, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have joined millions of Nigerians to celebrate the 80th birthday anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Forum, however, assured the President that it will work hard to ensure that presidential candidate of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, emerge victorious in 2023 election and Read More

Biden’s $55bn pledge to Africa to drive FX inflows

December 16, 2022 Blessing Anaro Lagos 0

There may be a possible increase in dollar inflow into Africa with the United State of America’s $55 billion pledge to the continent in the next three years. It was reported that Nigeria’s President, Buhari Mohammadu watched the Morroco-France match with the US President, Joe Biden Wednesday. The US government this week pledged $55 billion to Africa over the next Read More

The Natives move against saboteurs in oil sector, commend NNPCL

December 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A citizens-led anti-sabotage group on the aeges of The Natives has said it will do everything possible to defend Nigerians from being shortchanged by some cartels in oil sector, hence it will for a monitoring body across the country against saboteurs. It, however, commended the management of the new Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) led by Mele KyarI, for Read More

African culture not a curse, harness it for wealth creation – Don

December 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

Prof. Stella Omonigho of the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Benin, Benin City, has enjoined Nigerians to appreciate their culture and refrain from perceiving it as a curse. Omonigho gave the advice during a symposium organised by the Centre for Black Arts and African Civilisation (CBAAC) in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Festival of Arts and Culture Read More

In Africa, Nigeria plunged more in HIV, other tropical diseases – WHO

December 9, 2022 Helen Oji Abuja 0

The World Health Organization, (WHO), has said Nigeria bears the highest burden of tuberculosis and paediatric HIV, while accounting for 50% of neglected tropical diseases in Africa. The WHO Country Representative, Walter Mulombo, represented by the Field Presence Cluster Lead, WHO, Ahmed Khedr, made this known on Thursday during the opening of a three-day Conference on “Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Read More

The best fruits and veggies in Nigeria

December 7, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

Fruit and vegetable crop production in Nigeria is unique. The nutrient-rich soil of Nigeria is perfect for cultivating major fruits like pawpaw, citrus, guava, plantains, bananas, mango and pineapple. But there are plenty of delicious vegetables in Nigeria, notably carrots, Amaranthus, papers, okra, onions, baobab leaves, Hibiscus sabdariffa (sobo), and olitorus (ewedu), among others. Fruits have always been associated with Read More

First Bank partner JA Africa in high school Entreprenuership competition

December 7, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme Abuja 0

FirstBank has partnered with JA Africa on Company of the Year (COY) Competition, Africa’s largest high school entrepreneurship competition scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria from 7th to 9th December under the theme, “Fueling Changemakers.” The JA Africa Company of the Year (COY) is a program which equips senior secondary school level students with the entrepreneurial skillset and mindset Read More

25.6m living with HIV, African region most affected – WHO

December 2, 2022 Helen Oji Abuja 0

World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, has said the African region continues to be most affected out of the 25.6 million people living with HIV worldwide. She said this in her message to commemorate the World AIDS Day which is celebrated globally every December 1, adding that, WHO support people living with HIV and remember Read More

Digital banking services changing Africa’s financial services sector – Expert

November 29, 2022 Segun Odunewu Lagos 0

The Country Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, Ola Williams, says digital revolution is changing how banking gets done, as every bank is eager to evolve, using secure and compliant technology to fundamentally reimagine their business. Ola Williams in a paper said maintaining a competitive edge and differentiation means understanding customer needs and adapting to market trends while reaching the under-served and the Read More

WAW detergent recognized among 100 brands transforming Africa

November 23, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos 0

Peace Legend Awards, an apex event organised by animation, has recognised the WAW detergent as one of the 100 brands that are transforming Africa, based on its continuous impact and investment in improving the continent. The WAW detergent is a unique, bold multipurpose laundry care brand from the stable of Henkel Nigeria. It leaves laundry smelling fresh and amazingly clean, Read More

The myth of ‘debt trap’ in China-Africa cooperation

November 17, 2022 Charles Onunaiju 0

FORMER US Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson who was sacked mid-air by his principal, formal President Donald Trump while returning from a visit to Africa in 2018, orchestrated the hype, on a visit to the Africa Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He said that “Chinese investment does have the potential to address Africa’s infrastructure gap,” but added a Read More

COP 27: Investment in agroecology’ll address climate crisis

November 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

As the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) returns to Africa after six years, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is calling on international support for sustainable, locally-driven agriculture solutions to address the climate crisis. AFSA, Africa’s largest civil society organisation representing more than 200 million farmers, pastoralists, fisherfolks, indigenous peoples, women’s and youth movements, and faith groups Read More

The quest for a renewed Africa

October 24, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

In the last few weeks, I stumbled on a paper that I wrote over 10 years ago on the future of Africa after attending a conference in South Africa. The theme of the conference was, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”, with emphasis on finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on shared interests on matters such as the Read More

Ethiopian Airlines records Africa’s first conversion of B767 passenger aircraft into freighter

October 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the completion of passenger to freighter conversion of one of its three B767 aircraft with partnership with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) having launched a B767-300ER freighter conversion line at Ethiopian MRO facilities in Addis Ababa. The airline had introduced the aircraft models in 2004 saying the conversion is aimed at replacing the ageing airplanes with Read More

Mitigating the effects of ‘Japa’ syndrome

September 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

The word ‘japa,’ which means ‘to flee’ in Yoruba is now trending in the country, particularly for those that desire to leave for greener pastures abroad. A report by the Africa Polling Institute in 2021 claimed that seven out of 10 Nigerians were willing to relocate to other countries for various reasons with a good number of them recording successes. Read More

Over 133,000 women, others benefited indirectly from cashew production – TechnoServe

September 15, 2022 Adeola Tukuru Abuja 0

The Chief Party of TechnoServe, Krishanu Clakravarty has revealed that over 133,000 women, children and men benefited from cashew production in Africa. TechnoServe is an international nonprofit organization that promotes business solutions to poverty in the developing world by linking people to information, capital markets. Krishanu said during a media parley organized by TechoServe business solutions on its prosper cashew Read More

We’re expanding our services beyond Africa – UBA

September 15, 2022 Segun Odunewu Lagos 0

Group Managing Director of United Bank of Africa (UBA), Oliver Alawuba has revealed that the plans of the tier one bank is to further expand beyond Africa its services to increase capital inflow into Nigeria. Alawuba who disclosed this at the bank’s closing gong ceremony on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) recently, said UBA is well positioned Read More

China-Africa relations beyond waxing and waning of financial lending

September 14, 2022 Prof. Sheriff Ghali Ibrahim 0

The veritable pedigree of China-Africa relations incepted not on the principles of financial lending, but the principle of mutual respect, solidarity and rejection of global imperialism, colonialism and domination of all kinds against humanity. This was developed at the Bandung Conference where the legendary Chairman Mao made this clear that the developing countries of Africa and Asia have the same Read More

African continent must embrace innovation for sustainable economic devt- FG

September 13, 2022 Binta Shama Abuja 0

The Director-General of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Dr. DanAzumi Mohammed Ibrahim has called on African countries to embrace the culture of innovation for sustainable economic development of the continent. Dr. Ibrahim made the call while flagging off the 2022 Commemoration of African Day for Technology and Intellectual Property Rights held in Abuja, on Tuesday. He Read More

Lagos is 9th biggest economy in Africa, not 3rd, study shows

August 31, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

A report by AFP fact check has debunked the claim by some government officials that Lagos state, Nigeria’s former capital and economic hub is the third biggest economy in Africa. Recall that recently, during the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference in Lagos on August 22, Vice Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kashim Shettima had echoed the assertion. Read More