With the prevailing high cost of petrol in the country occasioned by the removal of subsidy on the product about three months ago, Nigerians who hitherto used generating sets as alternative sources of electricity in their homes and offices are turning to inverters to save cost and consequently reduce noise pollution, writes MARIA DIAMOND As Nigerians…
The Lagos State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos, struggling to weed itself off the notoriety of human rights abuses, is currently returning to its old frenetic posture
With the recent licence revocation of some microfinance institutions, the Nigerian economy is currently being serviced by about 700 microfinance banks. Matched with the estimated 36.9 million existing micro businesses, there are an average of 53,000 businesses competing for funding from each available micro-lender. But the nagging poor access to funding for micro businesses is…
Among the top 10 countries that produce oil, including the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Canada, etc., there are no frequent reports of oil spills compared to Nigeria where oil spills occur increasingly.
Food security is a growing challenge across the globe today. It is a phenomenon that is multi-dimensional with economic, environmental and social angles. Unfortunately, the greater share of the population of the undernourished is located in the developing countries.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s G20 Summit visit to India, on the special invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is coming almost exactly 61 years after Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of the Republic of India, visited Nigeria.
Good News to residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). They now have a new minister who has just stepped into office. The minister, His Excellency, Mr. Nyesom Wike, is not a small figure in political parlance. As the immediate past governor of Rivers State, he stood out as an action-oriented, no-nonsense fighter and ended…
At the twilight of the last administration, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) began probe of several sitting governors and their deputies. But by stroke of luck or political twist, the EFCC Chairman is now in custody while all his suspects are freemen and in the new administration in various capacities. So much for the…
As part of efforts to identify challenges, opportunities and make holistic recommendations to promote compliance on food fortification and workforce nutrition in Nigeria, stakeholders in the food industry met during the week in Lagos. The meeting, themed, ‘Fortifying Nigeria’s Future: Interface Session with Stakeholders (State and Non-state actors) Towards Promoting Fortification Compliance and Workforce Nutrition,’…
Bosun Tijani’s experience is not an isolated case. It is the daily reality of an average Nigerian that has been denied opportunities for being a green passport holder. The situation is even compounded by the recent visa restrictions placed on Nigerians by different countries, even from Africa
The country is still at a crossroad, as conflict between armed herdsmen and farmers has continued to flourish without any hope of ending soon
Setting aside the divided house and basketball federation, Nigeria’s D’Tigress won the FIBA Afrobasket Championship in Rwanda to consolidate its continental dominance. Alex Monye reports that with better coordination on the home front, Nigerian teams can be world-beaters. Setting aside the divided house and basketball federation, Nigeria’s D’Tigress won the FIBA Afrobasket Championship in Rwanda…