Wednesday, 31st May 2023

Stanley Achonu

19 Feb
Nigeria’s fiscal situation is dire. A combination of poor financial management, over-dependence on volatile oil revenues, inconsistent monetary policy, and a disregard for legal frameworks aimed at preserving good financial practices has led to a decline in the country's macro-fiscal indicators. Data from the IMF’s World Economic Outlook show that revenue as a percentage of…
3 Feb
As the countdown to the 2023 general election continues, Nigerian youth are calling on candidates at all levels to run issue-based campaigns and share their plans to transform the country for inclusive growth through job creation and healthcare strengthening. This call comes as The ONE Campaign launches "Vote Your Future 2.0," a nonpartisan governance campaign…
22 Dec
The 2023 elections loom, with politicians making campaign promises that offer hope. Yet, poverty - probably the biggest threat to Nigerians today - has gone unaddressed.
6 Oct 2022
With exception of Kaduna and Sokoto, 34 other states failed to meet the 15 per cent adequate health funding benchmark between 2020 and 2022, according to a new health report released, yesterday, by The ONE Campaign.
22 Aug 2022
Looking at the state of unemployment across Africa, you find a tapestry weaved with stories of despair. The continent is brimming with young people eager to work, yet jobs are becoming less available. Chances are you likely know someone of ‘job-seeking’ age, hoping to find ‘anything’ to do because ‘things are tough’. But, unfortunately, hope…


45 mins ago
Ending months of uncertainty, Zimbabwe on Wednesday set the date for presidential elections, renewing the prospect of a battle between iron-fisted incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition hopeful Nelson Chamisa
50 mins ago
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called on the West to offer Ukraine "tangible and credible" security guarantees as it battles Russia's invasion.
52 mins ago
President Bola Tinubu is currently holding a closed door meeting with the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The agenda of the meeting could not be ascertained, but it is believed that it is not unconnected with the recent situation at the Lagos office of…
57 mins ago
President Bola Tinubu is currently holding a bilateral meeting with Chinese Special Envoy, led by the Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Peng Qinghua, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The team, which arrived the Villa at about 3:30pm, had represented the People's Republic of China at the Presidential inauguration ceremony…
59 mins ago
A fire incident occurred on Wednesday within the premises of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.