• Zuckerberg engages local talent in Nigeria, hunts for new techpreneurs

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

  • A RESPONSE TO SOME NIGERIANS WHO USE A SINGLE VARIABLE CALLED “RELIGION” TO EXPLAIN THE CRISIS IN NIGERIAN SOCIETY

  • “Africa’s Official Ministerial Summit” confirms an impressive attendance from Africa to the 2016 Summit to be held in Nairobi

  • Nigerian government adds “Wetin App” to tackle flood

  • Africa needs to trade with itself – here’s how

  • How Nigeria can ride out its economic storm

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

  • Buhari’s foreign trips: My takeaway

  • Financing our future

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 […]

NNPC ‘failed to pay’ $16bn in oil revenues

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has failed to pay the government $16bn (£11bn) in a suspected fraud, according to an official audit. The NNPC provided no explanation for the missing funds, the auditor general told MPs. Oil revenue accounts for two-thirds of the government’s funding. President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to crack down […]

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. […]

Entries open for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature

Entries are now open for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature,  the first ever Pan African prize celebrating debut African writers of published fiction.   The prize is sponsored by one of Nigeria’s fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat. Entry forms, rules and guidelines are clickable on (http://prize.etisalat.com.ng). The award is in its […]

Freely elected government can transform Nigeria – Buhari

Just after his defeat at the 2003 elections by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, spoke to All Africa.Com in Washington DC. He affirms belief that Nigeria’s problems with economic disparity, underdevelopment and corruption can only be addressed when the country has a fairly elected government. Buhari won the 2015 elections to defeat incumbent […]

Can Buhari fix Nigeria?

By Richard Dowden ‘A PART OF ME WISHES THE OLD BUHARI WOULD RE-EMERGE – JUST FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS. COUNTRYWIDE SWOOPS COULD NET THE BIG MEN AND WHAT MIGHT FALL OUT OF THEIR POCKETS IF THEY WERE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN COULD REPLENISH THE STATE COFFERS.’   Muhammadu Buhari, the new president of Nigeria, is […]

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 […]