Despite IMF Warnings, Buhari Seeks Approval Of External Borrowing Plan
Even as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday for the third time this year, expressed concerns over the rising debt profile of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sought the re- consideration and approval of the National Assembly on the 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan of the Federal Government.... Read more
NDDC has collapsed  – Gov. Wike
  . As NDDC’s Acting Executive Director of Projects, Ojougboh says a sitting Nigerian senator is handling 300 of the commission’s project.     From Dianabasi Effiong Gov. Nyesom Wike has declared that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has collapsed with lose of capacity to deliver development to... Read more
Again $20bn Award Looms Against Nigeria
By Ubong Akro Nigeria recently secured a reprieve on the controversial award of $9.6billion to Process and Industrial Development-P&ID by a British Commercial Court. Securing a stay of execution and right of appeal to the obnoxious award is a huge relieve to all well-meaning citizens. Issues as this, only... Read more
Clampdown on Commercial Motorcycles In Nigeria: Security of Lives, Property Supersede Economic Cost, Say Stakeholders
By Dianabasi Effiong Time there was in Nigeria when commercial bicycles operators thrived side-by-side with cars, lorries and trains, as means of transportation in major cities. The pendulum, thereafter, swung when commercial motorcycle operators had a field day in major towns and rural areas of Akwa Ibom and Katsina... Read more
Aftermath of Danjuma’s Petition On Persecution Of Christians: Nigeria Writes British Parliamentary Group
The Nigerian Government has repudiated claims by a group styling itself as Northern Christian Elders Forum, who alleged that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is practicing bigotry and alienating Christians. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement... Read more
OPM’s Free Specialist Hospital: New Healthcare Direction In Nigeria
A joint report on maternal mortality by the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, World Bank and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that Nigeria has approximately 58,000 maternal deaths, accounting for 19 per cent globally. This means that at least 800 women die in every 100,000 live births... Read more
Justice over greatness Threats to truth and justice are mounting. How should we respond?
During the spring of 1816, four decades after Thomas Jefferson drafted the United States’ Declaration of Independence, he exchanged letters with an old colleague and companion from his days as minister to France’s court of Louis XVI. This friend, Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, had written to Jefferson... Read more
At Last, Science Prevails
By Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu The greatest global challenge today, especially in Africa is how to make our food more sustainable by 2050. In Nigeria, as in many other African countries, food security and nutrition remain a critical challenge. Production constraints like inversion of insects/pests and diseases, inadequate rainfall and poor... Read more
DSS Arrests Two IS Commanders in Abuja Days After ISIS Commanders Were Reported as Sneaking Jihadis Into Nigeria
Abuja –  The Department of State Services (DSS) said it had arrested two Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) commanders in Kukuntu village, Gwagwalada, Abuja. The suspects are: Bashiru Adams and Rufai Sajo. A statement issued by an operative of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo, on Thursday in Abuja,... Read more
Driving Exponential Change Through Skills Transfer
By Wanjira Kamwere Despite increased economic and social volatility people can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to advances in technology. Wanjira Kamwere, Business Development Manager and Program Lead, Myskills4Afrika – Microsoft. explains how through the Microsoft MySkills4Afrika programme, the organisation which was recently awarded a Halo Award: North America’s highest... Read more