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…
Fresh perspective to fuel subsidy removal
THE search does not preclude age, sex or even proximity to the producing states, Nigerians troop out in their hundreds looking for where petrol is available.
Lagoon School promotes female participation in science subjects
To help female students develop interest in science-related subjects, the management of Lagoon School, Lekki, Lagos, an all-female secondary school recently organised a science quiz and project competition for select secondary school students in Lagos.
Sustaining a critical legacy in Nigeria’s resurgent agric sector
THE June 20th edition of the Economist Magazine has an article on Nigeria titled: “After Oil”. The article stated among other things that falling oil prices have left a deep hole in the government’s finances, but the economy is beginning to diversify. Furthermore, the magazine argues that investment in agriculture carries more promise compared to…
Prosperity and poverty of nations: Using global models to explain and mitigate underdevelopment in Nigeria
CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY Inaugural lecture by Prof. Benedict Bernard Benapena Naanen, BA (Nigeria), MA, PHD (Dalhousie), Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, University of Port Harcourt. The development structures and institutions that had been put in place in the late 1940s and 1950s continued till the outbreak of the civil war in 1967. The war…
How Africa’s most important failure can at last come right
FIVE-and-a-half decades ago, when Nigeria elected its first government at the end of colonial rule, many expected the country to rise quickly to become Africa’s leading power. It had people in abundance, the region’s best universities and vast natural resources. It exported great pyramids of peanuts, was one of the world’s leading sources of cotton…