By Olatokunbo Adesanya The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) was established in 1964 by an act of Parliament, primarily to achieve a full complement of the military defence system of Nigeria, both in the air and on the ground, among other functions. At its infancy, the NAF was forced into battle,...
By OLUSHOLA BELLO, Lagos Two global rating agencies, Moody’s Investors Service and Global Credit Ratings (GCR), have rated Dangote Cement high for its financial strength and corporate outlook. In the reports published, both global rating agencies described the outlook of the Africa’s largest cement producer as stable. Moody’s assigned three respective...
BY MARK ITSIBOR, Abuja For the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, only a few innovations and steps need to be taken for the Nigerian economy to hug the headlines for the prowess of attracting investors’ confidence within the shortest possible time and put 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...
David William Moyes is a distinguished Scottish professional football coach and former player. His illustrious career spanned a period of about four decades, first as player with different clubs, then as a coach, and most recently as a manager of some of the highly regarded clubs in Europe. As...
For those of us who are from the Savannah region, Baobab tree plays an important role in our socio-cultural life. In Hausa, baobab is called “Iccen Kuka” which in Fulfuldi it is known as Leggal Bolki. It is the tree that survives hundreds of years. It is adopted to...
By Ofonwuk Jimmy The very first step towards unlocking the economic growth potential of a state or organization is to create a strategic economic vision. This, perhaps, derives its effectiveness, functionality and usefulness from the trite saying, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” The monumental implication of an exercise of...
By Ifeanyi Omokwe By the time Dr Abraham Nwankwo stepped down as the Director General of the Debt Management Office (DMO) last week, the office had become one of the most critical institutions of the Federal Government driving the economic reform agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Not only has...
By Karen Goulding Africa suffers artificial drought of hard core and outstanding professionals in every field. This plaque has become more visible with Africans’ joyful acceptance of the neo-colonial erroneous, biased and destructive verdict of Africa as a continent of failures. But Africans are equally and competitively, very intelligent like the...
BY John Nnia Nwodo Mr Speaker sir,Honourable members of Anambra State House of Assembly, I am delighted to be here in this Honourable House to share thoughts with you on a number of issues confronting our people in this state and Igbo land as a whole. Anambra state is outstanding amongst...