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Nigeria Declares National Disaster As Floods Kill Over 100

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Headlines  /  No Comments

Over 100 people have died in floods in several Nigerian states following heavy rains that caused the Rivers Niger and Benue to overflow, the National Emergency Management Agency announced Monday. The emergency body, NEMA, declared national disaster in the affected states of Kogi, Niger, Anambra and Delta. Eight other states are being monitored, the agency […]

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Rethinking Research In Nigeria

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  Reports  /  No Comments

Nyerhovwo Tonukari   I would like to start by asking why should the Federal Government still be happy in giving university lecturers grants for research? Where are the commercialized research outputs that warrant further research investments? But is the Federal Government funding research to the expected level? Are we doing the kind of research that […]

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Shut Up, You Laundered $100 Million For Abacha, Don’t Come And Tell Us Doomsday Prophecy On 2019, Nigerian Govt Tells HSBC

By   /  September 16, 2018  /  Headlines  /  No Comments

The Presidency wishes to make clear to all Nigerians, and particularly the global banking giant HSBC which said the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari would stunt the economy, that what killed Nigeria’s economy in the past was the unbridled looting of state resources by leaders, the type which was actively supported by HSBC. A […]

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Like Abacha Days, Nigeria Is On The Edge Of A Precipice – Dan Suleiman

By   /  September 15, 2018  /  Commentary / Interviews  /  No Comments

The first Military Governor of Plateau State and a leader of the defunct National Democratic Coalition, Air Commodore Dan Suleiman (retd.), speaks to HINDI LIVINUS on the 2019 elections and herdsmen attacks, among sundry issues What role are you currently playing in the national polity? The role I have been playing in the national polity […]

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DMO Raises N410 Billion To Finance 2018 Budget

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

The debt Management Office (DMO) has raised N410 billion from the domestic capital market to fund the 2018 budget. The Director-General of the DMO, Ms, Patience Oniha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. She also revealed that the nation’s public debt stood at N22.37 trillion as at end of June ($73. […]

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Nigeria Under Buhari A Cesspool Of Corruption

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Nigeria a country with an estimated population of nearly 200 million is without doubts Africa’s most populous country and biggest democracy. The democracy which the country enjoys today was fought and won after a ding-dong battle against reactionary forces which led Nigeria for decades before the return to civil democratic rule in 1999.   In […]

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Much Ado About Nothing On Recovered Loot

By   /  July 1, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

John Darlington I have found it absolutely necessary to write again in reaction to the Federal Government’s decision to share what it described as ‘Abacha’s loot’ if any among the poorest Nigerians.   Sometimes, I laugh when I see some senseless decisions and policies often taken and formulated by the Buhari administration. It is a […]

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Nigeria Overtakes India As World’s Poverty Capital-Report

By   /  June 26, 2018  /  Headlines  /  No Comments

Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the largest number of extreme poor as of 2018, according to a report by the Washington-based Brookings Institution has stated. In the report; ‘The Start of a New Poverty Narrative,’ obtained on the institution’s website, pointed out that the Democratic Republic of the Congo could soon take […]

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Nigeria And The Generational Challenge Of State Building

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Godknows Igali   When the United States President, Donald Trump and his North Korean ‘peace-ally’, Kim Jong Un were planning for the just concluded historic bilateral summit, the question of venue was a matter of greatest concern. The stakes were high from the point of view of ambience,  security and effect. So top political appointees, […]

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Dogara Commends Super Eagles Over Iceland Defeat

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Sport  /  No Comments

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has hailed the Super Eagles over their win over Iceland in the ongoing World Cup mundial in Russia.   He said with this win, the national team has put smiles once more on the faces of Nigerians after their disappointing outing against Croatia.   While urging […]

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