Abubakar Bili Tafawa Balewa, one of the grandsons of the late Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, served as Special Adviser on Youth Development in Dr. Adamu Muazu’s administration from 1999 to 2003.
From a side business to being fully profitable, Anas Essa talks Diamond White Smile
When Anas Essa started Diamond White Smile as a side business in 2017, he had no idea that what he was building was going to be a profitable venture. His mindset was instrumental in setting him up for success. “Mindset is everything.” he admits. “It is very easy to get discouraged in the beginning and…
Why local pharmaceuticals should be prioritised in disbursement of N100bn intervention fund
We have been on this for a while and we are not losing faith in government to support the sector for a sustainable development with the intervention fund.
COVID-19: ‘Government must distinguish B2B from mass gatherings to foster trade’
Virtual Agrofood and Plastprintpack Africa is a trade fair like our previous editions. However, because of the restrictions occasioned by Covid-19, this year’s event is virtual, and as a result, covers the African continent. Exhibitors and attendees meet virtually and also discuss in-group chats.
‘Nigeria needs to show good leadership at all times’
I do not have any problem, I do not think I have issues with anyone; they are the ones after me. In 2015, I worked for PDP (Peoples Democratic Party); I rose to the rank of Deputy Director, Contact and Mobilisation of the Presidential Campaign.
“We are taking engineering to another level”, says Babagana
Engr Babagana Mohammed is the President and Chairman of Council, Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE). In this interview with LAWRENCE NJOKU, in Enugu; he spoke about the challenges facing the profession and how they have been surmounting them among others. Excerpts… When were you sworn in? I was sworn on 11th January 2020 as President…
‘Why government should improve investment in healthcare’
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the medical services, President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa in this interview with STANLEY AKPUNONU stressed the role of digital technology and why there should be more investment in the healthcare industry. What’s your take on the funding of the health sector and the role of technology…
‘Nigeria is unfortunate to have leaders who hear but do not listen’
They have written a report sheet for the Presidency. It shows there is something the youths can do for a better Nigeria. They’ve just told us how well or how bad they have performed.
‘With availability of basic needs, many Nigerians will shun crime’
Adeyemi Oke, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, recently distributed over 600 bags of rice to the less-privileged in some parts of Lagos State and paid hospital bills of many as part of what has now become a yearly routine when he marks his birthday. He had also donated about N10 million worth of rice during the…
‘Women should showcase their innate potential’
Mrs. Olubukola Abitoye is the Chief Executive Office of Digital Space Capital. She has over a decade of professional experience in Investment Banking, Assets Management, Insurance brokerage, etc. She has a proven track record as a key player in driving strategy and financial transformation in key banking institutions. She was the General Manager of Sky…
Churches still not paying tax, but their non-ecclesiastical activities are taxable, says Okoro
To justify subsidy removal resulting in the fuel and electricity price hikes, government usually cites: continual budget deficits running into trillions of Naira; the dwindling fortunes in oil and tax revenues, and dissensions with oil marketers resulting in fuel scarcity and long fuel queues.
‘Corruption has crippled every effort to develop this nation’
Rev. (Dr.) Felix Omobude is the National President of Pentecostal Fellowship (PFN) and General Superintendent, Gospel Light International Ministries, a.k.a New Covenant Gospel Church (NCGC). He spoke with AYOYINKA JEGEDE on Nigeria at 60, way forward and other national issues. Nigeria just turned 60, what’s your impression considering the rate of development and growth? In the…