Internally displaced persons and a new life
Minister of Defence, Dan Ali had, the other day, at Aso Rock, disclosed that the Federal Government was fine-tuning plans to close the IDPs camps in the North East in order to help the refugees return to their homes and begin a new life.
Corruption, insurgency and the challenges of development
While addressing participants at the meeting of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, the other day, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo observed that corruption
Nigeria and dreams that must live
As young Nigerians in their hundreds get deported from different countries all over the world, their plight should tug at the conscience of those in leadership positions and compel a greater attention to making the country more conducive to the realisation of dreams.
Alarming meningitis death toll
It is very sad that the northern part of Nigeria, which falls within the Sub-Saharan African meningitis belt, has continued to witness an aggressive outbreak of the deadly Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis...
The economy and global top 500 companies
Smitten by a collective guilt of underachievement arising from the continent’s no-show among global top 500 companies, some participants at Africa CEO Forum held in March in Geneva, Switzerland, sought solace in the future.
A Niger Delta Development Bank?
Much as a radical and innovative approach to the development of the oil-bearing and long-suffering Niger Delta region is desirable, it is difficult to see the wisdom behind establishing a bank specifically for the region...
Africa, good governance and economic models
It was indeed a remarkable message to African leaders in Switzerland the other day when business leaders gathered to tell them that they should henceforth place more premium on good governance than on economic models that have made the world’s second largest continent the poorest.
Varsity teachers and their pay
Although, there is yet no official communication to the effect that the salary of university lecturers may be cut, the news gained traction in the wake of the recent meeting by the Owerri zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Awka.
Harmonising all anti-graft laws
There is a glimmer of hope that the Federal Government is serious about reforming institutions which will assist in erasing the growing perception that only a few corrupt individuals are being fought instead of fighting or preventing corruption.