Covid-19, digital economy and Nigeria’s challenges

July 2, 2020 Mahmoud Kura 0

Coronavirus has hit a great number of countries. It proved to be even worse than the crucial economic, strategic, and political battles happening around the world. The coronavirus outbreak has and still is impacting all industries, including the information and communications technology industries. With COVID-19, we are already seeing early signs of a shift in how consumers and businesses behave. Read More

Islamic finance corporation supports Senegal’s COVID-19 plan with EUR 8m

June 3, 2020 David Agba 0

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has approved a Murabaha Financing of EUR 8 million for the Senegalese bank, Banque Islamique du Sénégal (BIS), to support the Bank’s trade finance operations within Senegal’s private sector. The financing is aimed at helping Senegal, a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Read More

Covid-19 and the almajiri

  There is no doubt that the world has been thrown into a state of confusion with the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. To this end, there have been discourses on finding lasting solution to the scourge, as concerns grow about world safety and socio-economic stability.In Nigeria, there has been over 600 cases reported. Consequently, the invasive nature of the virus Read More

UN, FG launch COVID-19 Basket Fund to harmonize investments in pandemic response plans

April 6, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The United Nations system in Nigeria and federal government Monday launched the COVID-19 Basket Fund to complement ongoing efforts to mobilise resources in support of the National COVID-19 Multi-Sectoral Pandemic Response Plan, developed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.The Basket Fund would serve as the One COVID-19 Financing and Investment Platform for diverse stakeholders like the UN, multilaterals, bilaterals, Read More

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Ondo gov’s wife tasks women on active politics

March 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Ondo state governor’s wife, Mrs Betty Akeredolu, has advocated for more participation of women in politics.Mrs Akeredolu said this  Tuesday at the 4th Ekiti Gender Summit adding that the aim was to increase their number at both state and federal legislature to balance gender equality. The summit was organised by the office of wife of Ekiti governor in conjunction Read More

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Sokoto establishes micro-finance bank, disburses N1bn soft loan

February 21, 2020 Editor 0

Sokoto state government has disbursed an interest-free loan of N1 billion to traders and artisans in the state. The disbursement of the loan was done at the flag-off of the state micro finance bank in its effort to improve the lives of the citizenry and accelerate socio-economic development. Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state who flagged off the operations Read More

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Senate lauds N35bn Oloibiri oil field contact

October 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Senate Tuesday, commended the federal government for the conceptualization, design and award of N35billion contract for the establishment of the Oil and Gas Research Centre and Museum, OGRCM in Oloibiri, Bayelsa State, the first oil field in Nigeria to promote tourism and improve the socio-economic well-being of the people. It, however, urged  the government to give priority attention to the development of Read More

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Conflicts in Nigeria, direct response to poor socio-economic issues – WANEP

May 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Bridget Osakwe is the national network coordinator, West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP). In this brief interview with ENE OSANG, she stressed inclusion of women in formal peace processes at all levels, and called for more efforts from government to tackle insecurity. How would you describe the current security situation in the country considering the promises made by government to Read More

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EEDC to upgrade, improve service delivery in 2019

January 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) Plc, has assured its customers in Southeast that it would upgrade some transformers and relieve overloaded ones for improved service delivery in 2019.The company in a release from its Head of Communications, Mr Emeka Ezeh, disclosed that the plans were due to series of engagements with customers. According to Ezeh, “EEDC identified areas of focus Read More

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APGA’ll rescue Nigeria from current epileptic leadership ― Youths

January 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The John Gbor Youths Initiative yesterday in Abuja, expressed optimism that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) presidential candidate would rescue Nigeria from of its present epileptic leadership saga, when it assumes leadership after the forthcoming presidential poll. The youth group said the APGA federal administration would equally redirect the country’s destiny towards the path of peace, progress and prosperity. Read More

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Atiku not solution to Nigeria’s problems, says Abia APC

November 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC)Abia State chapter on Monday, took a swipe at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, saying he is not the solution to the myriads of Nigeria’s economic problems. Instead of being the solution, the party alleged that Atiku contributed to the current socio-economic quagmire and posited that the PDP flag bearer was Read More

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Of Kwara, Prof Oba and verdict of history

November 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

Throughout human history, those who emerged as leaders are seldom known by random acts that just anyone can do. Leaders emerged through their heroic, extraordinary conducts in dire times and that was what often stood them out from the crowd. Leaders do what every other persons would not do. From Nelson Mandela to Mahatma Gandhi, we saw how leaders are Read More

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Zamfara Rep empowers 1,500 women

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  A member of the House of Representatives, representing Anka/Talata/Mafara of Zamfara federal constituency, Dr. Lawal Hassan Anka, has empowered 1,500 less privileged women to improve upon their living conditions. Presenting goats, sewing machine and other items to the beneficiaries yesterday in Anka, Lawal said the gesture was to ensure that the privileged women engage in small scale businesses at Read More

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We shall hold govt accountable in 2018 – NLC

January 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

MOSES JOHN writes on the expectations of Nigerian workers in 2018 as captured in President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba’s New Year Message. Excerpts 2017 and workers The previous year saw the working people, pensioners and other Nigerians facing series of daunting socio-economic and security challenges, even though we had hoped that the year would offer succour Read More

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Operators are dragging their feet over the implementation of the much talked about Risk Based

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Supervision (RBS) in the insurance industry, despite its ability to rescue the drowning financial subsector. In this report, DAVID AGBA writes that with its operational advantages, domestication and implementation of RBS to cater to the peculiarities of insurance industry in Nigeria, may be the path to toe in further developing the industry and deepening its impact on the economy. Whenever Read More

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Pirates attack, kill maritime workers in Bayelsa

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  By Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa Another boat attack by pirates has killed a boat operator, and member of the Nigerian Maritime Workers Union (NMWU) along the Brass water ways route, less than 24 hours after gunmen had attacked a boat on the same axis. The victim of the latest attack was the former chairman of the Akassa unit of the Read More

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Obaseki hails Okpekpe I0km race new status

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has commended organisers of the annual 10km Okpekpe International Race for its new status as an International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Silver Label event. The governor said the elevation acknowledges the standard and relevance of the race in promoting sports development. In a statement, the governor said his administration will continue to Read More

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Vote wrongly and regret it, NUP candidate tells Anambra electorate

November 7, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu Governorship candidate of National Unity Party (NUP) for the November 18 Anambra governorship election, Sir Justin Amechi Nnoli, has cautioned Ndi-Anambra to be mindful of the persons they entrust their future to the next four years or else they would live to regret it. Nnoli, who handed down the caution campaign weekend, said that his party Read More

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Saving Lake Chad

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Being one of the greatest lakes on earth is now once an attribute Lake Chad had. Not only was it among the largest, but its then size can only be compared to seas such as the Caribbean. Around 5000BC, it had covered over a million square kilometers, that was half the size of the present day Mediterranean Sea and one-third Read More

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Edo Assembly speaker urges APC members to be good ambassadors

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City Speaker, Edo state House of Assembly, Hon. Kabiru Adjoto, has charged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to shun acts of indiscipline and actions capable of portraying the party’s image in bad light. Adjoto said the party would not hesitate to sanction erring members, adding that the party’s leadership “is key to enforcing discipline, Read More

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World Bank, North-east and Buhari

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Louis Okoroma The past couple of days saw the outbreak of what might be referred to as a needless controversy over a request made by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Chief Executive of the World Bank, Dr. Kim Jong, for the World Bank to focus attention in its operations and activities in Nigeria, on the troubled and devastated North Read More