Revolution? No, the right to tickle the government
Revolution is perhaps the most romanticised word in the English language. It is also the most troublesome, the most feared, the most embraced, yet the most distrusted. The word conjures two pictures in the mind simultaneously – one ugly and frightening and the other benign with the smile of breaking dawn.
Osoba, life and the times
As I was saying… The Chairman/ Managing Director of the Daily Times, Alhaji Babatunde Jose was an apostle of a free-market economy. Flowing from this principle was the conviction that a newspaper is a business...
JCI Nigeria reiterates commitment to youth empowerment
The President of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Nigeria, Adetola Juyitan, has proposed to partner with like-groups to push the limit of youth empowerment and development. Juyitan said this recently in Lagos while giving an account of the stewardship of JCI Nigeria in the last six months.
NIMN gives deadline to unregistered marketers
The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) has said marketers who have not complied with the Institute 2003 Act, no. 23, which makes it illegal for anyone to practice without being a registered member of NIMN, should do so by August 31 or risk being dragged to court.
Scholars investigate ‘communication misuse’ in 2019 elections
With the outcome of the 2019 presidential election still the subject of litigations at the election petitions tribunal, a tripartite partnership has adopted an integrated mixed methods research approach to investigate the uses and misuses of communication in Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election campaign.
Our crown of gloom
In the ’50s the Michael Okpara government of Eastern Nigeria had farm settlements. Farmers lived in those settlements close to their farmlands and there were facilities in these settlements that supported family life. They had water and electricity. Schools and dispensaries were not far away.
Advertising industry loses without APCON, says Prima Garnet CEO
The marketing communications industry is now in a season of convergence. Functions of other sectors of the economy are mixing up with its, increasingly blurring, if not blotting out the borderlines completely. It also means that only a professional with incredible ability to multitask and still recognise unique similarities and differences of the converging industries could hold and sustain the fortunes of the sector.
On kidnapping: Breaking the silence of the lambs
A few weeks ago someone I know got kidnapped and was released after about a week and paid nearly N10m in ransom. One hears about these things but I never think too deeply about them. But this one made me wonder to myself - what if you don’t have the money to pay? So I took the question to the place I go when I am seeking answers - social media.
Rant HQ organises trade fair to promote SMEs
In an apparent reference to the on-going conversation surrounding the call for stronger regulation of the social media by the government of Nigeria, the founder of one of the largest, and arguably the fastest-growing Facebook group RantHQ, Ms Suzan Ade-Coker, has advocated for self-regulation by key actors on the social media as a solution to the menace of social media.
ORS activates brand in Uyo, Enugu, others
Sequel to the successful brand activations in Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Ogbomoso, Oyo State and Ilorin in Kwara State, the hair product for women in Nigeria, ORS (Organic Root Stimulator) has moved the activation to Enugu, Abia, Edo and Akwa Ibom states where it is engaging and training over 4000 hairstylists.
AMCON’s VIP debtors
In the real world of legitimised money lending and money borrowing, this, apparently is what Lawal Kuru, managing director of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON is about to do to his 350 or so odd friends or clients who are hugely indebted to AMCON.