Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is a foremost development economist, with a quest to bequeath a central bank that is professional, apolitical, and people-focused in addition to building a resilient financial system that can serve the growth and development needs of the...
As we bury T.B Joshua today, we must not bury some of the Christ-like virtues that made him outstanding. I kept thinking throughout the night - was this how Jesus came, performed miracles, fed the poor, healed the sick and did other good works, but the people despised, hated and...
I have just read, to my utmost chagrin and dismay, a release authored by Prof. Auwalu Yadudu and currently trending in the social media. Yadudu titled his piece (which apparently represents his memorandum to the NASS Committee on the Review of the Constitution), “AVOID TAKING THE SLIPPERY SLOPE PATH...
The most trending issue of the moment involves Twitter's deletion of President Buhari's threats to some Nigerians whom he described as “many people misbehaving today were too young to remember the deaths and destruction from the civil war “. He then threatened, “those of us who went through the war...
Nigeria has joined the rest of the world in ceremonies to mark the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which has been celebrated annually on 17 May from 1969 to date. It is to highlight the anniversary of founding of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the signing of...
The sudden enexpected kick by some Northern elites against the patriotic resolutions passed last week at a meeting held in Asaba by the 17 Southern Governors of Nigeria is quite worrisome, but definitely uncalled for. The kick is illegal, unconstitutional and even immoral. I have since termed the Asaba resolutions ...
Nigeria is currently facing a triplet of experts, specialists and pundits in political, security and economic socery. They always predict doom for Nigeria. They are simultaneously trading their wares in a country they live and call home. But for which they do not wish well in their practice of...
Africa's youth unemployment problem has been the subject of so many debates in recent years because of its prevalence in Africa. The youth unemployment rate simply refers to the percentage of the unemployed in the age group of 18 to 35 years as compared to the total labor force. In Nigeria,...
Recent development at the nation’s premier commercial bank was both shocking and unexpected. Mind boggling though, but it has happened before. Boardroom rascality, a reminiscence of Intercontinental and Oceanic banks saga, where powerful management and shareholders leverage their vantage position to perpetrate financial boardroom recklessness. Hidden facts, wrapped in the...
By Timi Olubiyi, Ph.D. It is no more news that US-based social media company Twitter Inc has concluded plans to establish a presence on the African continent in line with its growth strategy. Recall, that Twitter’s founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, visited Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, and South Africa in 2019...