The COP26 Africa Needs

By Akinwunmi Adesina, Ngozi okonjo-Iweala, Vera songwe, Ibrahim Mayaki AS world leaders head to Glasgow for the United Nations Climate […]

Mixed Legacies of Jonathan Ministers

As long as their tenure lasted they were the backbone of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration; their successes and their failures are what Nigerians are left with as they the new administration of General Muhammadu Buhari, president-elect takes over on May 29, to improve on

Looming Crisis over Unpaid Salaries

As the new central government comes in on May 29, one of the crisis that is likely to get its attention is unpaid salaries and pensions which has been causing agitations in many states of the federation …

Row over Fuel Subsidy

Nigerians are still suffering from scarcity of fuel as the federal government and the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria bicker over fuel subsidy …

FG Moves MDAs’ Accounts to CBN

THE federal government has said that it had successfully moved all the capital accounts of its ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of finance, who confirmed the development in a statement made available on Tuesday, …

First Bank Educates Youths on Financial Literacy

THE First Bank of Nigeria Limited has reiterated its commitment to drive financial literacy among the youth and unbanked segment of the economy. Speaking at the CBN Financial Literacy Day event in Ado-Ekiti recently, Gbenga Shobo, executive director, Lagos and West for First Bank, said the bank was …

Chibok Community Visits Okonjo-Iweala

Representatives of the Chibok community has expressed their thanks to the federal government for rebuilding the Chibok Seconday School which was destroyed by Boko Haram while eagerly awaiting the return of their kidnapped girls …

Fuel Scarcity Petering Out

For about a week, Nigerians across the country experienced fuel shortage which caused long queues at filling stations, but just as promised by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, coordinating minister of economy, the situation appears to be getting better as the week progresses …

Group Wants Sanusi to Apologise to Jonathan

Sequel to the release of PricewaterhouseCoopers audit report which cleared the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation of allegations of not remitting funds to federation account, the Move-on Nigeria, a civil society group is asking Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Emir of Kano, who raised the alarm to apologise to …

Akpabio’s Phobia: Is It Claustrophobia or Dikephobia?

THE recent utterance of Governor Godswill Akpabio leaves much to be desired and has instigated in me a desire to investigate his reasons for this his state of mind as a Sociologist. This has led me to pontificate and adumbrate on this situation lately. He recently has expressed great concern about what …

Events of the Year: Economy

NIGERIA’s economy in the year 2014 had a mixed bag of the good, the bad and the ugly. In the first quarter of the year the nation was greeted with the good news that the country has rebased its gross domestic product, GDP, from 1990 to 2010, resulting in the 89 percent increase in the estimated size of …