“We’d like to have more investments in places like Nigeria,” Frank O’Neill, Swiss Re’s chief executive officer for the Middle East and Africa, said Tuesday in an interview before the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town. “The challenge is that the valuations are rich. We’re looking for the right kind of partners at a price that makes sense. We’re at an early stage in talks, but we’re positive on the market opportunities.”Read More
When Captain Thomas Sankara was assassinated on October 15, 1987, it was a dark testimony regime he had instituted in former Upper Volta which he changed to “Burkina Faso”, meaning “Fatherland of Upright Men.”Read More
Just hours after he stepped into office, Governor Nyesom Wike has been fanning allegations against his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi. For many it is no surprise, as it is a continuation of their old rivalry.Read More
Governor Nyesom Wike’s path to office was strewn with controversies even to the point of his inauguration. Now what he makes with his opportunity is another matter.
The road to Government House, Port Harcourt for Barr Nyesom Wike after he was declared winner of the last governorship election was bumpy and rough.
Senator Joy Emodi, widely hailed as the Joy of the Senate on account of the leverage and lucidity she brought to bear in her representation of her constituents during her stint in the Senate in this interview ahead of her 60th birthday penultimate Saturday spoke on her lessons on life and politics. Excerpts:Read More
Elder-statesman Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, was a frontline leader of the Northern Elements Progressive Union, NEPU during the First Republic and played an active part in the politics of the Second Republic having been a member of the National Party of Nigeria, NPN and was Special Adviser to President Shehu Shagari on National Assembly Matters.Read More
Economic experts have described the inaugural speech of President Mohammadu Buhari as focused and reassuring. They said the inaugural speech though commendable, is not a speech on the economy. Commenting on the inaugural speech, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Financial Derivative Company Limited, Bismark Rewane said, “It was a very good speech. It was focused. It dwelt on the key issues.Read More
LAGOS—The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has admonished the newly sworn in Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, to govern the state with the fear of God. This is just as the party described the former Governor Babatunde Fashola’s tenure as a failed period of governance full of propaganda “which can at best score 40 per cent mark.”Read More
Dr. Haliru Bello Mohammed, from Kebbi State, just became the acting Chairman of the Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the office vacated by Chief Tony Anenih.Read More
Apparently excited by the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s new President, United Kingdom has openly declared its readiness to work closely with Nigeria to end its security and economic challenges. To start with, Britain says it is going to spearhead the group of seven developed nations (G-7 nations) to rally necessary support for Buhari to crush insurgency in Nigeria without further delay.Read More
I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown their commitment to democracy and are determined to entrench its culture. Our journey has not been easy but thanks to the determination of our people and strong support from friends abroad we have today a truly democratically elected government in place.Read More
The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use his first 100 days in office to perfect strategies on how to tackle the problems of infrastructural deficiency, unemployment, insecurity, pervasive corruption, revenue leakages and persistent scarcity of Petroleum products.Read More
Yenagoa the Bayelsa State capital was yesterday locked down as the former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan returned home to a heroic welcome from Bayelsans who in their thousands converged at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre to receive him.Read More
President Muhammadu Buhari ended his 1,972 word inaugural speech yesterday with the affirmation that the country now has an opportunity which must not be wasted.
Remarkably, the speech was laced with several opportunities before the nation – some new opportunities and many others fallow opportunities that had constrained the country to a prostrate giant, useless at home and fickle abroad.Read More
Muhammadu Buhari made history yesterday on two fronts: the first person to defeat an incumbent president in an election and also, as the first person in Nigeria’s democratic history to have desired power and obtained it!Read More