BY Osita Chidoka My In-law Nnamdi Kalu-Ezera, last week averted my mind to the growing dichotomy between Nigeria the country and Naija the creative outgrowth of our country. Nnamdi is my wife’s cousin and lives in the United States where he has been since after the Biafran war. His father...
BY Oyetunji Isiaka Mr Godwin Emefiele marked three years in office on June 3, 2017, as the helmsman of the nation’s apex bank. Prior to his appointment, there were squabbles between the Bank and the fiscal authority, which led to the suspension of his predecessor. It was thus a...
By Azu Ishiekwene At a time when you would think there are enough small fires in the country, the religious army has started yet another small fire in schools. For most of the time this week, the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council had to whip out the hoses to douse...
By Osita Chidoka mbassador Baba Gana Kingibe, then Secretary to Government of the federation called me and inquired about a meeting I had in London with then EFCC Chairman Nuhu Ribadu and Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to launch an international media campaign to discredit President Umaru Yar’Adua as part of plans...
Bernard Okhakume Perhaps to appreciate the consideration of BRAND for an operative ingredient in economic growth development and growth, it is fundamentally important to expand our collective appreciation of the contextual boundaries ordinarily set for its common reference; we need to dissolve the concrete definitions of a brand in both...
By Amarachi Obiego Let's have a quick look at bullet points from the US Report as presented by Stanford University economist, Tony Seba. The report was innocuously titled: Rethinking Transportation 2020 – 2030. There would be no more petrol or diesel vehicles sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The...
By Bisi Daniels Many people have danced to the imposing Twin Towers in the Central Business District of Abuja in celebration of their appointment as helmsmen of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Why not? It is an exalted, career-peak position many people will lobby or die for, but it...
By Kayode Tokede, Lagos This year marks 12 years Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directed Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in the country to have a minimum capital base of N25 billion. This led to a lot of consolidation in the banking sector as some banks failed the re-capitalisation exercise introduced...
BY Barrister, Hannatu Musawa Ramadhan which began on Friday, the 26th of last month is sadly coming to an end. From all indications, the Holy Month of fasting will end in the evening of Saturday the 24th of June, i.e. this weekend. This annual observance which is also one of...
Abba Mahmood Today, it is exactly nineteen year since Nigeria’s Head of State, General SaniAbacha died in office, the first Nigerian leader to do so not through a military coup. He took over power on 17th November 1993 when a Lagos High Court declared the Shonekan-led Interim National Government (ING) illegal....