• UNWTO welcomes the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity on ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’

  • Using ‘religion’ to explain the crisis in Nigerian society

  • Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed resumes work as the UN Deputy Secretary-General

  • UN Health Agency to Provide Support as Drought threatens 1.5 million Somalis

  • 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


  • “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

By Aubrey Hruby   Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is at a critical juncture in 2016. While the future remains bright for the bellwether of African growth, the next months and years will be characterized by significant turbulence.   After a decade of rapid economic growth that made the country a go-to destination for global capital, […]

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 […]

Financing our future

By Kemi Adeosun Writing this, my third article on the economy, I’m keenly aware that the question Nigerians want answered is: what is government doing to address our economic challenges? The first thing to state is that there are no quick fixes, but our strategy is clear and the expected outcomes are pretty compelling. Our immediate […]

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 […]