Stakeholders Brainstorm on Transparency at News Express 6TH Anniversary

The nexus between transparency and sustainable development took the centre stage at the 6th Anniversary Lecture & Economic Stakeholders Forum of News Express held on Tuesday at the upscale Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos. The well attended event, which also witnessed the unveiling of the News Express Special Print Edition, an all-gloss periodical magazine drew […]

Experts Task Bloggers, Online Journalists on Responsible Journalism

  Worried by the increasing rate of fake news, and other abuses perpetrated through online publications and their consequences, especially as the 2019 general elections draw close, participants at a just-concluded workshop organized by the International Press Center, IPC, have suggested harmless ways by which bloggers and online journalists can effectively report governance and electoral […]

Speech Delivered By Bukola Saraki At The Northern Senators Forum

SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, AT THE NORTHERN SENATORS FORUM RETREAT HELD IN KATSINA ON DECEMBER 12, 2017. Speech Delivered By Bukola A   PROTOCOL.   My Distinguished Colleagues, it is wonderful to be in Katsina, the Home of Hospitality itself. I feel very welcome indeed, and it is […]

My Bank Of Industry Experience

I arrived Bank of Industry, BOI with 25 years of fast-paced experience gained from reputable institutions such as KPMG, Guaranty Trust Bank, GTBank, Ecobank, Universal Trust Bank (acquired by Union Bank), United Bank for Africa, UBA Group and Heirs Holdings. I had run the largest Strategic Business Group in UBA successfully and led the regional […]

What to Do About Recession in Nigeria

Economists postulate that once an economy exhibits two consecutive quarters of negative growth, such an economy is technically in a recession. The negative growth of the economy implies output loss, hence jobs are lost with adverse implications. However, an economy can register positive growth rates and yet perform below potential. The Nigerian economy, from 1999 […]

Education In The  Age Of Neoliberalism:  Local And External Contexts

By    Sylvester Odion Akhaine   “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –Nelson Mandela “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the […]

Nigeria And The Economics Of Devaluation

The persistent depreciation of the Naira to the United States dollar in particular and other foreign currencies like the British Pound, Euro etc. in general has generated debate among those interested in the Nigerian project.  President Buhari’s opposition to devaluation stressing that he has no intention to ‘kill’ the Naira reactions in some quarters. There […]

Between Good Governance and Corruption

By Adegbenro Adebanjo   The Muhammed Buhari Administration enjoys massive support among the generality of Nigerians and in the International Community. The honeymoon seems to be unending. And with its dogged fight against corruption, some have become extreme believers and cheer leaders. And those who fault any move or policies and actions of the government […]