Africa:Heartbreaking things our daughters told us about politicians sponsoring Boko Haram, Sambisa – Chibok Pastor

Heartbreaking things our daughters told us about politicians sponsoring Boko Haram, Sambisa – Chibok Pastor The recently released Chibok girls have revealed details of how some politicians allegedly sponsored the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast for their personal gains. According to a Chibok clergy called Pastor Bulus Baba from Kaya community in Chibok local government area […]

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Africa: Meet the power women in Nigeria’s financial sector

Africa: Meet the power women in Nigeria’s financial sector One of our jobs here at camp IBG is to not only promote gender inclusiveness but also to showcase the women who are already doing amazing work. We believe by celebrating women in our society more women are encouraged to come forward and do more. That’s why our #Knowyourwomen campaigns have […]

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Africa: Back to the Ekwueme Constitution

By Don Adinuba One of the most perplexing paradoxes in today’s Nigeria is the strident campaign for the adoption of the report of the 2014 national dialogue on the Nigerian condition organized by the Goodluck Jonathan administration as the basis of a new constitution. Even people who should know better have joined the bandwagon, showing that many Nigerians just go […]

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African Taiwan: Nnewi and the industrialisation of Nigeria

Prof. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu Moghalu, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a Professor of International Business and Public Policy, Tufts University, USA writes on the place of Nnewi, the commercial nerve centre of Anambra State. I am a proud indigene of Nnewi, an ancient town in Anambra State populated by industrious and resourceful men, women and children, […]

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Aviation: Merge or Die experts tell Nigeria Carriers

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The aviation industry in Nigeria has never grown. Every time, it is behaving like a toddler, writes WOLE SHADARE Events in the last week show that Nigeria’s aviation industry is really going through turbulent times. Nigeria is no doubt, in recession and since aviation is part of the country’s economy that used to contribute less than one per cent to […]

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Aviation: How Stella Oduah’s exit as Minister truncated Airport growth in Nigeria

There is no doubt that the political developments in the polity have preoccupied the minds of commentators and pundits. Sensational stories like the 2016 Budget scandal rocking the House of Representatives, unending PDP crises—being fueled by contradictory rulings of learned Justices of Federal High Courts, Niger Delta imbroglio, and other pressing national issues, have succeeded in shifting the focus of […]

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Africa Drama: Nkem Owoh Speaks..JONATHAN’S INTERVENTION FUNDS FOR NOLLYWOOD SENSELESS

Not many know that famous comic actor, Nkem Owoh, is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from the University of Ilorin. The thespian of note speaks about his career while tasking government on developing Nollywood among sundry issues in this interview with FLORA ONWUDIWE. How did you come about your stage name ‘Osuofia’? Let me start by telling you that Osuofia […]

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The Politics That Shaped the Chibok girls Story

The unfortunate kidnap of some secondary school girls two years ago in Chibok, Borno State, may have been mismanaged by sheer local politics, write Shola Oyeyipo, Segun James and Jameelah Sanda The moment the abduction of the 234 secondary school girls took place in Chibok, Borno State, it ran straight into the web of local politics and through the sheer […]

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Expensive folly! Nigerians halt wasteful parties across the seas

To party across the seas is to assert your affluence and position among the rich upper class. Thus everybody strove to host the most expensive bash across the high seas, in the hallowed circuits of Nigeria’s high society. While it lasted, the craze symbolised the vain deluding joys and predilection for guilty pleasures of the Nigerian filthy rich. Eventually, it […]

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2016: The Year New Standard Rails Arrive Nigeria

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The Minister of Transportion, Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday said the federal government would spend an aggregate of N120 billion for its two new standard (guage) railway tracks to be constructed on the Lagos-Kano and Lagos-Calabar rail corridors from its 2016 budget. Making the disclosure after a train ride on the completed 186-kilometre Abuja-Kaduna railway project, from Idu terminus at the […]

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