Connecting citizens with govt through smartcard
IT must have appeared daunting initially and many in Ondo State, pooh-poohed the idea, dismissing it as unworkable, impracticable.
Roadmap for safe road transportation
It is an open secret that Nigeria has unenviable global injury and mortality record of road traffic crashes and its attendant negative effect on the economy.
Intensifying war against smuggling in S’East, S’South
They come with unparalleled ingenuity on daily basis to beat the law. Expensive spirits are packaged in spare tyre and unimaginable corners in cars and trucks to beat the Nigeria Customs. Indeed, you never know with smugglers in the country.
Impact of rice quota policy on millers, farmers
THE rice quota policy introduced by the Federal Government is posing serious threat to the survival of local rice producers in the country, as many of the processors now have their warehouse filled with unsold rice.
New approaches to measuring unemployment rate
RECENT changes in the parameters for measuring unemployment statistics may have come as a surprise to many. But the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), umpire of national statistical data, insists the paradigm shift was long overdue and more appropriate for measuring unemployment rate in a nation like Nigeria which has highly entrepreneurial workforce.
Imperatives of power assets protection
THERE is growing concern over how the activities of vandals and communities hinder the completion of some of the power facilities in the Niger Delta and the South East regions. Why this challenge linger, over 800 Megawatts (MW) of electricity generated from some of the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs) plants are trapped. The affected…
Nigeria’s grim statistics and Buhari’s blueprint
Remarks by the National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 9th yearly Ramadan Lecture, organised under the aegis of the Lai Mohammed Ramadan Lecture Series, at Oro, Kwara State on July 2, 2015 PROTOCOL Ladies and gentlemen, this is a very critical time in the life of our nation. While Nigerians have…
Fresh push for industrial sector revival
IT has often been said that democracy and development are two sides of the same coin. If this assertion is anything to go by, then the Bank of Industry (BoI), a development bank should be responsible for institutionalizing a solid base for the growth of major indices that could deepen the growth of the economy through support for small and medium enterprises SMEs in Nigeria.
Towards reducing articulated vehicles-induced carnage
Who feels it knows it, seems to be apt in describing the hardship, sorrow and tears, articulated vehicles bring to bear on Nigerians on daily basis
Boosting economy through market integration
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the capital markets of countries in the West African sub-region will be integrated by the first quarter of 2016. The Chairman, Nigeria Securities and Exchange Commission, Suleyman Ndanusa at the opening session of the fifth meeting of the West African Capital Markets Integration Council (WACMIC) held recently in Abuja said significant…