While a lot is being said about tertiary education in Nigeria, issues about basic education, especially primary school education, have not taken centre stage. For months, the major conversations around education in Nigeria have been about the Academic Staff Union of Universities; their demands, rights and responsibilities. However, there has hardly been any nationwide conversation…
For about three decades, the Lagos State government tinkered with the idea of relocating sawmillers from the Okobaba Sawmill, at Ebutte Metta, Lagos Mainland Local Council.
At first, it seemed like ‘their’ problem. However, the last few years have shown that ‘their’ problem has become everybody’s. With a nation constantly facing onslaughts from terrorists and a Commander-in-Chief with knack for expressing condolences and ‘shock’, the Nigerian economy is taking a serious beating on all sides with dire consequences for the future.
The year 2020 may have gone, but the effects of the global lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic are still visible in every work of life with many countries and organisations working to stabilise economically. One of the most-hit sectors during the pandemic is labour, employability and how people work in compliance with the new normal. Unusual…
Kidnapping has been a growing menace in Africa’s most populous country. The first major kidnap incident in the country made the headlines in 2014 when Boko Haram jihadists kidnapped 276 schoolgirls in Chibok town, Borno State. Estimates from Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, ACLED, showed that at least five times more people were…
Access to high quality, reliable and sustainable water still remains low, despite considerable progress in Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector,
William Shakespeare’s popular saying, ‘all is well that ends well’ best captured the feeling for Team Nigeria to the 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games, which ended in Birmingham...
President Geingob speaks on Namibia, leaving a legacy, skillsets, newfound oil, Pan-Africanism and lifelong Nigerian mentor
3 Aug 2022
President Hage Gottfried Geingob (born 3 August 1941) is the third and the current President of Namibia, in office since 21 March 2015. He was the first Prime Minister of Namibia from 21 March 1990 to 28 August 2002, and he served as Prime Minister again from 4 December 2012 to 21 March 2015. Between…
1 Aug 2022
The Chairman of Del-York Group, in conjunction with his U.S. partners, Messrs. Huffine Global; paid a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to meet with key government officials, investment fund managers and strategic investors interested in taking advantage of potential strategic partnership opportunities between the Kingdom, the United States and Africa. Hot on the…
Russian Invasion: Ukraine calls for more powerful defense equipment as it decries over 17 attacks against civilians
28 Jul 2022
*As country celebrates “Day of Ukrainian Statehood” As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to rage with its attendant socio-economic consequences on the countries around the world, Ukraine government has called for additional more powerful an effective anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense system. In an interview with Bridget Chiedu Onochie, the Charge d’ Affairs, Embassy…
The Guardian's Special Focus on leading champions of local content driving Nigeria's economic growth: Part one
21 Jul 2022
Over the last twelve years, Nigeria has grown to master the practice of local content, to the extent of mentoring other resource-rich countries such as Uganda in promoting their own industries. Nigeria is one of the few countries to have enacted a primary regulation dedicated to it, with a broad objective to domicile a share of the US$18 billion average annual spending on exploration and production by IOCs. Nigeria’s pursuit of local content has greatly facilitated the growth of local service providers and contractors. It has also fostered a mutually-beneficial relationship between international and local companies.
21 Jul 2022
Although those heady and uncertain days in 2020 when the dreaded outbreak of the Corona Virus convulsed the globe appear to be receding, the devastation imposed continue to stare governments and citizens in the face.