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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…

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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

Risks facing Africa require urgent IMF special fund – Afreximbank report

The risks facing Africa and the rest of the world make the issuance of additional International Monetary Fund…

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…

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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

Axxela Completes Another 18km Natural Gas Pipeline in South West Nigeria;…

March 1, 2021 (Lagos, Nigeria) — Axxela Limited (“Axxela”, or the “Company”) via its subsidiary Transit Gas Nigeria…

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…

Women in Business

With a PhD at 26, her eyes on the mark, WENDY A. OKOLO steadily soars

Wendy A. Okolo (PHD) is an Aerospace Engineering researcher in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames…

Tosin Faniro-Dada, MD/ CEO of Endeavor in Nigeria

Tosin Faniro-Dada is the Managing Director & CEO of Endeavor in Nigeria. Tosin is passionate about supporting…

Funbi Matthew, Chairman Of The Board, Centre for Organisation Leadership…

Funbi Matthew is a proven organisation development and strategic human capital, dedicated business management…

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…

Interview

The Boss Series: A must-have manual for startups and entrepreneurs

In 2019, the failure rate of start-ups was about 90 percent. Research concludes 21.50 percent of start-ups fail in…

Employers want those who can adapt, innovate and embrace change –…

JENNIFER OYELADE, director of Transquisite Consulting, an international human resource consultancy and expatriate…

PaywithSpecta is boosting consumer spend, fueling economic growth –…

In this interview, Shina Atilola, divisional head, Retail and Consumer Banking at Sterling Bank Plc, shares the…

Nigeria-South Africa: Over 30 bilateral agreements, little implementation…

South Africa and Nigeria are the largest economies on the African continent, and both are expected to play leading…

Companies

FMDQ Exchange approves registration of Fidson N10bn Commercial Paper on its…

Committed to the continuous development of the Nigerian financial market, in collaboration with market…

IWD: Stallion-Bajaj plans to establish Africa’s first women-only assembly…

Stallion-Bajaj Alliance, the distributor of Bajaj 3-wheeler and 4-wheeler intracity smart cab, is perfecting plans…

Peter Obaseki retires as Chief Operating Officer of FCMB Group

The Board of Directors' of FCMB Group Plc has announced the retirement of Peter Obaseki, the Chief Operating…

OPay outlines growth plans as total transactions hit $2bn in 2020

Nigerian payment and financial service company, OPay has unveiled its growth plans for 2021 and beyond after…

Economy

Failed food blockage in Nigeria confirms law of economics

Some food traders' attempt to pull the plug on supplies to their largest market came unstuck as it fell on the…

What Nigeria must do to attract more diaspora investment

More than two years after Somadina Iruegbu, a Nigerian UK-based businessman, acquired a large plot of land in one…

Diaspora Nigerians face same challenges discouraging other investors – NIPC…

The needs of Nigerians in diaspora who are interested in investing in Africa’s largest economy are consistent with…

Food prices spike over blockage of trucks

Food prices are spiking again in Southern Nigeria as trucks conveying food items from the North are prevented from…

Energy

Brent moves towards $70 as Goldman Sachs raises Q2’21 forecast to $75

Brent, the benchmark for Nigeria’s crude oil, is moving towards $70 a barrel, less than 24 hours after the…

Double wahala for electricity customers: bad service, unresolved complaints

The power surge that day was unusual, the wires shrieked and bright sparks lit up the night sky in Yaba, a Lagos…

Oil price soars after surprise OPEC+ decision to hold off on production…

Brent, the benchmark for Nigeria’s crude oil climbed 5 percent to $66 per barrel on Thursday after the Organisation…

Oil rises in early trade amid OPEC+ crunch meeting

Oil climbed to $64.65 per barrel on Thursday morning as the market awaits the decision of a crunch meeting of the…

Politics

11 political parties to participate in Delta LG poll Saturday

The Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) has revealed that a total of 11 political parties would be…

Confusion as Reps, INEC disagree on constituency review responsibility

There appears to be confusion as to whether it is the responsibility of the National Assembly or the Independent…

Police assure of protection as Deltans go to LG polls Saturday

Delta State police command has assured the people of the state of protection of lives and the sanctity of the…

Markets

Naira firms by 1.09% as liquidity improves at investors window

Nigeria’s currency on Thursday gained 1.09 percent against the dollar following improved liquidity at the Investors…

Nigeria’s equities market loses over N200bn in 4 days

Listed stocks on the Nigerian Bourse have lost approximately N228billion within just four (4) trading days into…

Ardova proposes final dividend of 19kobo

Ardova Plc, a Nigerian leading indigenous and integrated energy company, has released its consolidated and separate…

NSE engages issuers to deepen activity in ETF market

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday, March 3 engaged with Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Issuers’ in the…

Technology

How crypto exchanges checkmate scam activities in Nigeria

On the last Friday in February 2021, the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo became the most important voice…

5 top crypto career opportunities for Nigerians

Any ardent Twitter user who follows a sizable number of the Nigerian tech community would have in recent times…

MEST, Prototipi, others to deploy EU project on technology adoption

DIGILOGIC, a three-year Horizon 2020 project to boost cooperation and long-term, sustainable partnerships between…

FG renews telcos’ NIN registration licence for 5 years

The Federal Government has extended the tenure of NIN enrolment agent licences issued to mobile network operators…

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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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Coronavirus

Nigeria administers first COVID-19 vaccine to frontline health workers

Nigeria has officially kicked off vaccination against COVID-19. A frontline health worker publicly received the…

Ogun set to begin vaccination, launch Amotekun in Yewaland – Abiodun

The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that the state was ready to receive Covid-19 vaccines and begin…

NAFDAC analysing COVID-19 vaccines for adverse effects – Official

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday said it is analysing the…

COVAX makes next stop in Kenya with 1.02m vaccine doses delivered

Roughly 10 hours after Nigeria received its vaccine shipment, its east African peer, Kenya, has been delivered 1.02…

Recession

Role of sectoral credit allocation in Nigeria’s exit from recession

Many people are happy that Nigeria has exited the last recession, especially as the country’s economic data shows…

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…

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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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Create awareness, educate Nigerians about endometriosis – Expert

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Rep declares UBE Act amendment as urgent national priority

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NSE to commemorate International Women’s Day 2021

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) will join securities exchanges all over the world to commemorate International…

Peter Obaseki retires as Chief Operating Officer of FCMB Group

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