Finding Nigeria’s 30 million unregistered children
Half-naked children in a village in Kano State were seen huddled and letting out a shriek as they dispersed in various directions. They were playing hide-and-seek game. One Ishaku – aged four – peeped through a broken fence made of clay with mucus streaming down his nostrils.
Employee engagement in Nigeria: The role of leaders and boundary variables
How can I get the best out of my employees and make them go the extra mile to help achieve my organisation’s vision and goals? This is a question every business leader wants an answer to. As a study shows, although many leaders understand the importance of employee engagement, they lack ideas on how to actually create…
NBC, broadcasters’ looming showdown over N4.3bn debt
There is a looming showdown between the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and some radio and television broadcasters in Nigeria over the inability of the commission to recover over N4 billion in licensing fees from the licensees.
Amid bearish results, hope rises for stock market with demutualisation
The loss of N2.49 trillion in seven months by investors in the nation’s bourse is the unsavoury news coming out of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The loss, amounting to 15.64 per cent between January and July, has been attributed to political uncertainty in the country by development experts. Available data shows that the market…
Relief for Osun farmers, rural dwellers with RAMP
Rivers Shasha, located on the fringes of Ife North and Ife South local councils of Osun State, used to ‘swallow’ farmers and rural dwellers yearly. In 2010, it claimed a family of seven in one fell swoop. They had gone to farm in the morning, but while at the farm, it rained cats and dogs.…
Feast of Sacrifice amidst security fears
Today, Muslim faithful in Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, known as the feast or festival of the sacrifice. It is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, the other being Eid-el-Fitr, which comes up at the end of Ramadan every year.
COSON suspension: MPAN counts losses, seeks urgent action by NCC
The Music Publishers Association of Nigeria (MPAN) has urged the Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) to save the music industry from collapse by lifting the suspension that stopped the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) from operating as a Collective Management Organisation (CMO) for musical works in Nigeria. Though, COSON’s legal team, headed by Uche Val Obi…
The bumpy road to youth’s inclusiveness in governance
The dawn of this week signaled the celebration of youths as Sunday, August 14 was the International Youth Day, a day designated by the United Nations (UN) to celebrate young individuals across the world.
Voters’ registration dogged by racketeering, fewer centres
It is three days to the suspension of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), just as efforts by many Nigerians to get the exercise done remain bumpy.