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ENDSARS: A look back

Last Saturday, young Nigerian demonstrators mobilised to occupy Lekki Tollgate to preclude its reopening. In the…

‘Arrest us!’ Defiant young Nigerians insist on right to protest

A notable speculative fiction writer from the 1980s once noted in her ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ work: “The dead cannot…

EndSARS protest: My life comes first, says roadside trader

Precious Effiong, 25, is a roadside trader who sells alcohol in sachets beside the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos where…

#EndSARS: Three hours later, Lagos State Police Commissioner yet to address…

It’s been over three hours since the state commissioner of police, Akeem Odumosun promised to address the press…

South Africa enters deals with J&J and Pfizer for 31 million doses of…

South Africa has entered binding agreements with Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer for the supply of 31 million…

US approves use of one shot Covid vaccine by Johnson & Johnson

A US advisory panel voted unanimously Sunday to approve the one-shot, easier-to-use Johnson & Johnson Covid…

NCDC calls for policy actions to strengthen health sector post COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has called on the government at all levels to strengthen Nigeria’s…

Nigeria to receive 4m doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine Tuesday

Nigeria will take delivery of 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Boss Mustapha, chairman of the…

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Six feared dead as Nigerian Air force aircraft crashes in Abuja

A Nigerian Air Force NAF20, B350 aircraft which departed Abuja at 10:33UTC with 6 persons on board including 2 crew…

Tips for setting financial goals in 2021

Our financial experiences can change if only we are willing to change our approach. Here are a few tips to help you…

What to know before you delete your #WhatsApp

Here are some things you should consider that WhatsApp is not doing with your data

What did Nigeria gain from Border Closure?

After 16 months of shutting the country's land borders, they are now being reopened but the reasons for which they…

AFRICA

AFREXIM, AfCFTA bosses to headline Africa infrastructure summit

Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank, Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General of the African…

Ebola resurgence: Nigeria, Ghana beef up border surveillance as WHO sounds…

Nigeria and its West African neighbour, Ghana, have heightened surveillance across all borders for Ebola virus…

Ebola outbreak in Guinea adds to West Africa’s health woes

At least three people have died in Guinea and several others have tested positive for the deadly Ebola adding to…

Fractured world trade awaits Okonjo-Iweala as WTO DG

A fractured world trade, dangling at historical lows on account of the coronavirus pandemic, awaits Ngozi…

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Start-Up Journal

Meet Debo, an entrepreneur giving glamour to farming

Many young Nigerians are abandoning farming and rural communities, choosing to migrate to urban centers in search…

How Ogunwale helps SMEs find business clarity

Bukola Ogunwale, chief executive officer of Business Coach Zone is helping hundreds of individuals and Small and…

Seedbuilders Innovation champions MSMEs growth to tackle unemployment,…

As the nation's economy continues to depress, Olaoluwa Olorunnisomo, the co-Founder, Seedbuilders Innovation and…

Yemisi Ojeyomi: Interior designer, brand creator with dexterity

In recent times there has been a growing interest in African designs, textiles, and products, and Yemisi Ojeyomi,…

Sponsored

Kimpton Kawana Bay offers African investors the key to global domination

At a time when African investors are pursuing global opportunities to improve their bottom lines and deliver…

2020: A year of disruptive growth and innovation at Farmforte

2020 was a year no one could have adequately planned for. There was no guidebook on how to navigate a pandemic in…

9mobile Begins Free NIN Enrollment at Experience Centres

To enable its customers to physically register for their National Identification Number (NIN) and link it to their…

Universal One launches 576 apartments in Alaro City

Prospective homeowners in Lagos have received a boost in their options for modern, family-friendly homes with the…

Women in Business

ROSA WHITAKER, former US government policy leader, driving investments into…

Rosa Whitaker, CEO/President of The Whitaker Group (TWG), is a visionary, entrepreneur, former US government policy…

Ogechi Adeola (PhD), Associate Professor, Marketing and Academic Director,…

Ogechi Adeola is an Associate Professor of Marketing and the Academic Director of the Sales & Marketing Academy…

Bashirat Odunewu, Group Executive, Energy & Infrastructure Group,…

Bashirat Odunewu was appointed Group Executive, Energy & Infrastructure, Corporate Banking in 2019. Until this…

IFEYINWA MAUREEN OKAFOR, strategically treading the path to global…

Ifeyinwa Maureen Okafor is the CEO, International Packaging Industry, a former Adviser, Imo State Government and an…

Interview

‘Brands need to invest in data to target the right consumers and develop…

Isime Esene is the Chief Intelligence Officer, RED | For Africa. Culture Intelligence from RED is Africa’s leading…

‘The more multifaceted women are, the easier they can overcome adversities’

Funmi Akinsanya-Alake is a Transition & Accountability Coach, helping women who have had setbacks in their…

‘Our investments create jobs, drive inclusive growth in Nigeria’

CDC is the UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) and impact investor with a mandate to support the…

Abuja has the potential and resources to attain smart city status – Essiet

Abiodun Essiet is a special adviser to the chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council on information communication…

Companies

Andersen restrategise, adopts new brand name

Andersen Global has announced a rebranding strategy for Africa, in line with its move to the unified brand name of…

Greenwich Merchant Bank appoints Bayo Rotimi as MD /CEO

Greenwich Merchant Bank Limited, a financial services provider with focus on high- end financial products and…

Northern Nigeria flour mills sees first nine-month profit in five years

Northern Nigeria Flour Mills (NNFM), a listed miller on the Nigeria Stock Exchange has turned the corner to post…

SEPLAT drives sustainability with growing gas business, says Roger Brown

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, leading indigenous energy company, has identified its fast-growing gas…

Economy

Fewer Nigerians have access to financial services

While COVID-19 pandemic gave rise to online transactions in Nigeria and resulted in a boost to digital financial…

How CBN’s N736bn COVID-19 interventions paved way for Nigeria to exit…

Aggressive interventions by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to offset the negative repercussions of the COVID-19…

Explained: Why Fitch cut Nigeria’s 2021 growth forecast despite oil…

Global credit ratings agency, Fitch, has overlooked the rally in oil prices and lowered its economic growth…

Nigeria yet to conclude on $1.5bn World Bank loan over disagreement on FX…

Nigeria is yet to reach a conclusion with the World Bank over a $1.5 billion loan it approached the bank since last…

Energy

Energy sector takes a toll from lockdown

When the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Nigeria, February, Jude Emelike was providing support services to…

Independent System Operator: Exploring its Dynamics in the Current Ailing…

The importance of power evacuation infrastructure in the electricity value chain globally cannot be…

NNPC rules out petrol price increase in March, cautions against panic…

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has advised motorists to stop panic buying of Premium Motor…

Rise in renewables sees decline in oil discovery skills

Renewable energy has continued its blazing rise, creating a growing market for new jobs and causing a decline in…

Politics

PDP Reps condemn arrest of Yakassi

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the House of Representatives has expressed dismay over the report of…

How National Assembly’s weak oversight role encouraging poor governance in…

In recent times, security in Nigeria has so degenerated to a worrisome point that it has affected all strata of the…

Devt projects: How insecurity puts wedge in Nigerian governors’…

Perhaps, at no other time than now, since the return of Nigeria to civil rule, have the governors on the Nigerian…

Markets

SEPLAT shows resilience in FY 2020 despite challenging year

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (Seplat), a leading Nigerian independent energy company listed on both the…

Financial market to see excess liquidity as CBN issues N4.1trn special…

Nigeria's financial market would be awash with liquidity this week as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is expected…

Investors in Nigeria’s equities lost N1.4trn in February

Investors in Nigeria’s stock market are caught in the web of huge capital loss cumulatively valued at about…

Deadlock in SEC case as Oando heads to appeal court ruling

The management of Oando Plc has indicated its willingness to appeal Thursday's court ruling presided over by…

Technology

How Crypto exchanges in Nigeria regulate users

The decentralised nature of the cryptocurrency market has different interpretations for different actors. For…

Nigerians now use 80,000 terabytes of internet monthly, above SSA average

Nigerians now consume 80,000 terabytes of internet data every month says Umar Garba Danbatta, executive…

Nigerians work hardest to buy internet data

The average Nigerian will need to work 27 minutes 55 seconds for 1 gigabit (GB) internet data, says a new report…

Eloho Omame steps down as Endeavor CEO after 3 years

Eloho Omame, the founding managing director of Endeavor Nigeria a platform that selects, mentors, and…

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Life and Culture

Of violation, tears and bleak hope: A review of Kehinde Badiru’s I know Why…

Foremost postcolonial Nigerian poet, Niyi Osundare, opines that “in the intricate dialectics of human living,…

Meet Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the new WTO boss

It took 73 years to happen but Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has made history as the first woman and the first African to be…

Iroko TV to raise fund at London exchange

Considering the need to maintain its high-quality movie contents and world-class production, Iroko TV, West African…

Dove award-winner, Sinach sets date for new song, album

Multiple award-winning worship leader, Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu popularly known as Sinach, has set 13 February for…

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Commentary

London’s Heathrow airport records £2 bn loss in 2020

London’s Heathrow airport has recorded a net annual loss of £2 billion in 2020, as a result of the huge impact of…

Coronavirus

How COVID-19 shaped Nigeria’s 2nd biggest sector in 1yr

It has been one year since Nigeria recorded its first case of the Covid-19 virus and the mitigation measures aimed…

South Africa enters deals with J&J and Pfizer for 31 million doses of…

South Africa has entered binding agreements with Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer for the supply of 31 million…

One Italian in, 1,905 dead: Nigeria’s race against COVID-19

When COVID-19 hit Iyabo’s 70-year-old mother, she and her siblings whispered to the doctors not to disclose it to…

US approves use of one shot Covid vaccine by Johnson & Johnson

A US advisory panel voted unanimously Sunday to approve the one-shot, easier-to-use Johnson & Johnson Covid…

Recession

Nigeria limps out of recession in Q4 with 0.11% growth

After contracting for two consecutive quarters, the Nigerian economy managed to limp out of recession in the fourth…

Nigeria may not wriggle out of recession in first quarter of this year –…

Johnson Chukwu, an economic/ financial expert, has said that Nigeria cannot wriggle out of the present recession in…

The perils of being an economist

The year 2020 was a rather tumultuous one for the world economy. The spread of the novel coronavirus from the…

Leadership: Addressing the challenges of a Recession

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a virulent recession in many countries globally, Nigeria's case is a bit…

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Six feared dead as Nigerian Air force aircraft crashes in Abuja

A Nigerian Air Force NAF20, B350 aircraft which departed Abuja at 10:33UTC with 6 persons on board including 2 crew…

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Ticketing corruption by railway staff, soldiers, policemen derailing Abuja-Kaduna rail project (2)

‘Army general buys 30 tickets’ I step out of the train knowing, without being told, that…

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COVID-19: CBN’s intervention policies saved banking sector

February 27, 2021, marked one year the first Coronavirus (COVID-19) case was dictated in Nigeria. As at today,…

South Africa enters deals with J&J and Pfizer for 31 million doses of COVID vaccine

South Africa has entered binding agreements with Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer for the supply of 31 million…

Fostering economic growth through industrial revamp in Akwa Ibom

The industrial sector of any country is a catalyst for economic growth and if properly utilized will foster an…

Energy sector takes a toll from lockdown

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Incessant attacks on students reawaken probe into Safe Schools Initiative

The spate of abduction of Nigerian students and teachers by armed bandits and terrorists has justified calls for…

Goods worth millions of naira destroyed as fire razes shops in Edo

Goods worth millions of naira were on Saturday night consumed by fire at some parts of Oregbeni Market along Ramat…