As Nigerians count the costs of the rampaging floods in parts of the country, managing it has been largely left to the victims devices. Whole towns and communities have been cut off completely,and farm lands and products in several states including, Nassarawa, Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, Anambra, Kogi, Adamawa, Edo, Akwa...
These are indeed interesting times. The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria’s announcement to redesign the Naira. The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning distancing herself publicly from the CBN Governor’s decision. Few days later, President, Muhammadu Buhari told bewildered Nigerians that he gave the CBN Governor the approval...
The ‘special press briefing’ by the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele to redesign the Naira banknotes took many by surprise. But for any discerning mind, the decision was imminent and timely despite the public uproars that have started to greet the action. Few days ago, I wrote urging Nigerians why:...
With a recent increase by about 10 percent of the cost of data on their networks, MTN Nigeria and Airtel Africa, both big players in Nigeria have served notice that subscribers should brace up to pay more to access the Internet on these networks. Both companies stated these increases on...
Palpable fears on the future of the internet dominated the global gathering of the plenipotentiary conference of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) last week as opposition to open internet was rife. The fears were that the UN's ITU election may spell the end of an open internet Russia, China and Saudi Arabia...
The global economic disorder birthed by China’s export - COVID-19, as the year 2019 grinded to a close, is yet to get a cure. It has disrupted world peace, many unexpectedly lost their lives and governments worldwide, individually, and collectively, have been busy innovating on how to tackle the...
The future of the internet will dominate discussions at the 2022 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) plenipotentiary conference which began on Monday,September 26. 193 member nations are converging in Bucharest,Romania. The ITU members will deliberate on the future of telecommunications with sixth generation (6G) technology topping discussions. Although,the global communities are still trying...
“It’s not yet uhuru “is a popular term that has lived with us for decades and we still dwell in it as as events unfold. We get excited when it appears we are getting victorious over any challenge be it domestic or capital. And in the process we forget realities...
“There was a country” is what many Nigerians use to describe the state of the nation today. Frustration, anger, disillusionment, hunger, joblessness, corruption, insecurity, and banditry are bedeviling Nigerians today. But it is the seeming helplessness and incapacity of the government for almost two decades to arrest the menace...
Last fall, I wrote about the importance of African governments doing everything they could to encourage international oil companies (IOCs) to continue operating in their countries. IOCs play an important role in supporting economic growth, job creation, capacity building, and knowledge sharing. Currently, two IOCs in particular — Azule Energy...