Power interrupted: Panic at the DisCos
“Up NEPA”! The joyful yell that formed part of the earliest memories of many a Nigerian child of my generation. But then, NEPA would only provide...
Facebook graduates 15 Nigerian startups in its accelerator programme
Facebook says it has collaborated with Co-Creation Hub to graduate 15 Nigerian startups from its NG_Hub FbStart Accelerator Programme. Kendra Nnachi, Facebook Startups and Developers Programme Manager in Lagos on Tuesday, said that the programme was in fulfillment of its commitment to support and empower local start-ups and upcoming entrepreneurs in realising their business goals.…
One trillion dollar investment for energy infrastructure?
A recent bandying of mere figures by authorities in Abuja to the extent that they needed a whopping $1 trillion dollars worth of investment to modernise energy infrastructure in the country cannot impress anyone, after all. The difficulty in the provision of energy to the Nigerian populace has been a recurring decimal over the years.…
Mailafia: Planned sale of Ajaokuta Steel complex, manifestation of Nation’s tragedy
Development Economist, and former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in charge of Economic Policy, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, is opposed to the Federal Government’s plan to privatise the Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited located in Kogi State. Mailafia, a career banker and international development specialist with over 25 years told Assistant Business Editor MATHIAS OKWE…
Leveraging NIPP for Nigeria’s power sector development
Over the years, the growth of Nigeria’s power sector has continued to fall short of stakeholders’ expectations, and this is evident in the epileptic supply that has characterised operations.
‘God has a reason for keeping me alive’
“It happened when NEPA took light. People had to run out for their dear lives and I was the last person to go out.
States go after small businesses to boost Internally Generated Revenue
With traditional sources of financing almost over stretched and increasing, pressure on basic infrastructure from a growing population, states are increasingly taxing existing businesses while struggling to attract foreign investments.
Cashless society: Clueless society
Presumably, this principle is being pushed on us because the West believes that it is an effective way to stop corruption but more importantly by pursuing the money ...
30 years after… Lagos Metroline still work in progress
If the Lagos Metroline proposed by Alhaji Lateef Jakande had seen the light of day, this month would have been the 30th anniversary of the completion of the first phase of the project and the 33rd anniversary ...