Un uomo che non sa dire dove la pioggia lo ha colpito non sa neppure dove il suo corpo si è asciugato. Lo scrittore deve dire alla gente dove la pioggia lo ha colpito.
— Chinua Achebe
 Nigeria

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  • Explore needs of people in your community – Isinguzo

    Fashion designer and Chief Executive Officer, Sperie Integrated Services, Franklin Isinguzo, 30, tells ANNA OKON about his business Tell us briefly about your educational background?  I attended St. Catherine’s Model School in Lagos and Federal Government College Minna. I graduated from the University of Ibadan with a bachelor’s degree in ...

  • Be stubborn about your goals —Chukwuka Nwagbara

    32-year-old Chukwuka Nwagbara is the commercial manager in charge of the Sub-Saharan Africa region for General Electric, Nigeria. He speaks about his career What is your educational qualification? I have an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Port Harcourt and an MBA from the Lagos Business School. What stirred ...

  • Let’s speak with one voice, Buhari tells African leaders

    Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has urged African leaders to speak “with one voice” independent of foreign influence. He said this was necessary to achieve economic integration, development, peace, and security on the continent. According to a statement on Saturday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, ...

  • Army promotes Diya, 122 senior officers

    The Army Council has approved the promotion of 123 senior officers, including 66 Lieutenant Colonels and 57 Majors to the next rank. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the army spokesman on Saturday, said the promotion followed the recommendation of the Army Promotion Board 3 and 4 “as reflected in the 2017 Nigerian ...

  • No corps member had twins for me, says Amosun

    GOVERNOR Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State yesterday described as untrue a report in a section of the media that a female youth corps member had a set of twins for him. The governor said the rumour gained so much currency that his mother – in-law had to call him to ...

  • Dangote, BUA Cement, Others Save Nigeria $2bn Capital Flight

    By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah, Abuja and OLAJIDE FABAMISE, Lagos Cement companies in Nigeria save the country’s economy a whopping $2 billion in foreign exchange through local production of the product. The cement sub-sector today represents over 90 per cent of Nigeria’s mining sector and employs about 30,000 people directly and ...

  • I’ll make Nigeria attractive for investment, says Buhari

    Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reiterated his administration’s commitment to the creation of an enabling environment and making Nigeria an attractive place for business and investment. Buhari made the pledge, in his statement, at the ninth summit of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation in Istanbul, Turkey. ...

  • Take action on NHIS report now, NMA tells Buhari

    Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Mike Ogirima, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take an immediate action on the report submitted to him by the Ministry of Health following an investigation of alleged fraud involving the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance ...

  • Anti-grazing law: Ortom warns traditional rulers

    Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has said traditional rulers found to be constituting themselves into criminal elements to frustrate the implementation of the anti-open  grazing law would be removed from office. Speaking while inaugurating local government committees for the implementation of the law yesterday at Benue People’s House, Governor Ortom ...

  • My Father-in-law Shares Bed With Us, Wife Tells Court

    A 22-year-old housewife, Rashidat Adewuyi, told an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday that her father-in-law slept on the same bed with her and her husband whenever he visited them. Rashidat made the statement on Friday when she testified in a divorce petition filed by her husband, Lukman Adewuyi. ...

  • Nigeria Has A Lot To Learn From China

    By Sunday Moses, Abuja The former minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali has disclosed that Nigeria has a lot to learn from China, saying the country is worthy to be emulated by any country that want to achieve meaningful progress. Wali who said this during the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party ...

  • FRSC partners SON to rid markets of substandard tyres

    The Federal Road Safety Corps is to partner the Standards Organisation of Nigeria in Ondo State to get rid of fake and substandard tyres capable of causing road accidents. The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Vincent Jack, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the State Coordinator of SON, ...

  • $3.7m fraud: Nigerian student jailed for four years in US

    Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A Nigerian student living in the United States, Amechi Amuegbunam, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for perpetrating fraud to the tune of $3.7m. Amuegbunam, 30, was also ordered to pay $615, 555.12 in restitution for his role in a sophisticated email phishing scam otherwise ...

  • Norway appoints first female foreign minister

    Defense Minister of Norway, Ine Eriksen Soereide was named minister of foreign affairs on Friday, making her the first woman to hold the post in the Nordic country. She replaced Boerge Brende, who in September was appointed president of the World Economic Forum. Report says the appointment leaves the top ...

  • FERMA assures of zero potholes on federal roads – Official

    Federal Roads Maintenance Agency ( FERMA ) has assured the people of Kogi of zero potholes on federal roads in the state before the Christmas. The Agency’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Segun Aluko, gave the assurance in an interview in Lokoja on Friday. He said that the agency had compiled reports on ...

  • How the ease of doing business affects customer experience

    Oluwafemi Oyefeso oluwafemi.oyefeso@yahoo.com The Ease of doing business index is a ranking created by the World Bank. It is used to measure (as the name implies) how easy it is to do business in or with a country. Nigeria presently ranks 169 from a total of 190 on the list. ...

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