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22 Apr
“The word of the reckless pierces like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing” Proverbs 12:18. Imo State, the Eastern Heartland, is under siege and bleeding. Gun-wielding men, perpetuating violent crimes are having a field day. No one is safe, not even the security agents. The once peaceful State is now enveloped…
21 Apr
The World Bank defines its mission in two ways - to end extreme poverty and to increase shared prosperity. With education a proven way to increase income for individuals and prosperity for whole societies, one way the Bank seeks to fulfill that mission is to seek out, support and invest in programs which transform education…
15 Apr
The unresolved disagreement between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government weighs heavily on youths out of school. While some have taken to vocational skills, others still lay idle in the discomfort of the economy finding it hard to support themselves and family. In light of enjoying the free time created…
7 Apr
With an efficient healthcare delivery that ensures citizens’ rapid access to critical and emergency Primary Health Care (PHC) services, Nigeria’s fragile system is swiftly mutating to a robust one while struggling like every other country across the globe to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. I participated in a recent retreat organized by…
7 Apr
The term iGaming hasn't really become part of the general public's lexicon, but as iGaming refers to any activity that involves betting online, it's a mammoth industry and is seeing significant growth in Nigeria. It is also an extremely competitive industry and for a provider to gain an edge, generally, they need to be first…
21 Mar
They are apolitical, non-partisan and yet contribute to socio-economic developments through the facilitation of worthy projects and empowerment programmes. Professor Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo and Engineer Kale Kawu Agaka have demonstrated that beyond political office, one can make positive impacts. At different times events, I have encountered the two personalities of the Generation X and observed…
17 Mar
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended the one-month warning strike by additional two months, meaning Nigerian students may stay at home for another three months. With the development, the lecturers would not work for a whole quarter of a year though would receive their monthly salaries and allowances while demoralized learners will…
12 Mar
Nigerians were alarmed by the reports that the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) created by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) failed three integrity tests.  ASUU's preferred payment option was created as an alternative to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) that the Federal Government uses to pay its workers in…
8 Mar
Salutations to you. As I write this piece (on Thursday, 16th of December 2021), which was triggered by a short phone conversation with one of the most impactful mentors I am proud to associate with; Mr Olufemi Awoyemi, the founder and chairman of Proshare Nigeria (Nigeria’s premier financial, business and economic information hub since 2006).…
5 Mar
Beyond theory, strategic communication doesn’t seek publicity in whatever ways through the media. It considers the dynamics of the environment, the target audiences, their behaviours, and trending issues for effective messaging. Creative thinking is crucial in strategic communication, towards offering better ideas, and sound judgment in responding to issues in the most responsible manner. Sometime…
19 Feb
ASUU is perennially in the news and sometimes for the very wrong reasons. Two recent events precipitate this piece. The first is the resolution to yet embarking on another strike over the Federal Government’s indisposition to honour agreements. Whilst this may be within the legal objects of ASUU, quite a number of members have questioned…
19 Feb
One of the key factors that promote the development of digital economy is establishing Information technology centres, where business, innovation and entrepreneurship are nurtured by building ideas. It is used in many countries as a tool to promote the development of both upstream and downstream IT components for economic development across all sectors. The  National…

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