Teachers test meant to promote excellence, says agency
Amid controversy over the ongoing Computer Based Test for teacher’s recruitment in Oyo State, the consulting firm handling the project, Education Advancement Centre...
ECOWAS, others target 50 million African women to $42b-worth business
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and East African Community (EAC), have concluded plans to connect...
Enlarging the surface area of poverty, lack and destitution in Nigeria
The official announcement of the proposal to “shore up” the economy via the instrumentality of a 7.2% hike in Value Added Tax (VAT) on a variety of consumer items and of the thankfully rested re-introduction of payment of toll on a number of the nation’s major highways in the wake of the setting up of a “crack” Economic Advisory Council...
Counsel for the Economic Advisory Council
The creation of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) in September generated all sorts of public reactions. One notable reaction was the view that its creation has diminished the remit of the Vice President, in as much as the Economic Management Team (EMT), previously chaired the Vice President, was abolished. This belief reflects an inchoate understanding…
'Increase in VAT, minimum wage to spike inflation by Q1 2020'
Following the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage and the planned increase on Nigeria's Value Added Tax (VAT), a research analyst has said the moves are capable of heightening inflationary pressure by the first quarter (Q1) of 2020.
Legal and institutional restructuring for next Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Independence Day address to the nation may have created an enabling platform to encourage new discussions on how to transform Nigeria’s economy. The President’s setting up of an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) is an important tool in this regard.
‘Competition for investments among African economies now aiding reforms’
The growing competition for investment across the African continent is helping to promote reform, which in turn encourages greater investment, a new report on Africa Risk-Reward Index 2019 has shown.
Buhari appoints Soludo, others as advisers, disbands Osinbajo’s team
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday replaced the Economic Management Team (EMT) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with an Economic Advisory Council (EAC). The new EAC, which reports directly to the president, will be chaired by an economist, Prof. Doyin Salami.
Group decries redeployment of police officers, okay INEC’s preparations
The Election Analysis Centre (EAC) of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has decried recent redeployments of police officers across the country. The centre also faulted the directive issued by president Muhammadu Buhari against ballot box snatchers. Speaking at a media briefing yesterday in Abuja, its Chairman, Professor Adele Jinadu and a member, Olajumoke…
Policy reversals, summersaults stunting educational growth, says Bamgbose
Bamgbose, who spoke during the 20th-anniversary seminar and the launch of “School-on-Air” video tutorial for secondary school students, at the National Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos.