Zuckerberg engages local talent in Nigeria, hunts for new techpreneurs

By Aanuolowa Omotosho and Oluwatobi Ebenezer CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to enage local talent and hunt for the nest global techpreneuers as the Internet giant explores new frontiers to push its business and sustain web dominance. Africa’s tech revolution is in its nascent state and Zuckerberg is in “Nigeria to listen […]

Microsoft comes on board as the Main Event Partner of the Innovation Africa Summit 2016

PRESS RELEASE “Top Global IT and Innovation Companies converge in Nairobi for this year’s Innovation Africa Summit” NAIROBI, Kenya–AfricanBrains announced today that Microsoft, the worldwide leader in technology and software development, is the Main Event Partner for this year’s Innovation Africa Summit 2016 to be held on the 20th – 22nd September. As the Main […]

President Buhari needs to reach out to the South-South and South-East

By Paul Okolo It’s no secret that President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in last year’s election didn’t go down well with the South-South and South-East zones. The people of these parts of the country massively voted for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan who eventually lost the ballot. Almost a year into the new administration, the people of the […]

Buhari’s foreign trips: My takeaway

By Babatunde Raji Fashola   In making this public intervention, I seek to highlight the benefit of global relationships and cooperation in a world that is changing daily as a result of globalisation and transborder economics, social and even criminal activities where no one is safe, except all are safe, and to leave the dispassionate […]

Kaduna Anti-Preaching Law: A Regulatory Misstep

By Sam Amadi   The proposed Kaduna State law on religion is generating huge controversy. This is to be expected. Any law that tries to regulate the exercise of religion in a society with a deep religious consciousness, like Nigeria, is bound to generate strong disputation. This is more so in an environment of distrust, […]

In his own words on ‘Kaffirs’

Did Gandhi spread racial hatred of Africans? Gandhi was passionately prejudiced towards black Africans, as clearly displayed by his own writings over his 21-year stint in Gandhi’s writings during his 20 years in South Africa. He promoted racial hatred, in theory, and campaigned for racial segregation, in practice. In his newspaper, The Indian Opinion, he frequently […]

Is it constitutionally possible to abolish the Nigerian Senate?

By Inibehe Effiong This piece is precipitated by a private message I received from a friend on Facebook on Wednesday April 20, 2016 seeking to ascertain whether it is possible to abolish the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.   Without hesitation, I responded pointedly to the requisition by stating that it is practically […]

Buhari affirms commitment to clean up government

– Plans mass sack of heads of federal departments and agencies   With the dissolution of the governing boards of all federal parastatals, agencies and institutions last Thursday by the government, President Muhammadu Buhari has given hint of further major clean-ups in faraway Washington DC, where he is a guest of US President Barack Obama. […]

Crystal Telecom’s IPO should encourage local firms to follow suit

Shares of another local company, Crystal Telecom, will soon begin trading on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) following its Initial Public Offering (IPO) last week. It is the third local firm to list on RSE.   Some Kenyan giants are also listed on the still young market. Trading on the stock exchange is a fairly […]

Ethiopia’s economy to grow 10.5 percent in the next fiscal year

The World Bank said Ethiopia’s economy was expected to grow by 9.5% this fiscal year ending in June before accelerating to 10.5% for 2015/16, adding that it expected inflation to remain in single digits during this period, MoFA reported.   Lars Christian Moller, the World Bank’s lead economist and program leader for Ethiopia, said on […]