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Nigeria’s external debt set to skyrocket from $27.67bn to $34.1bn

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Nigeria’s external debt profile is getting set to skyrocket from $27.67bn, as at March this year, to $34.1bn, with the World Bank’s imminent approval of fresh $1.5bn this month when the global bank’s Executive Board may meet to approve half of the country’s $3bn loan application, August 6. This comes against the backdrop of the amount ... Read More »

Ismaila Isa Funtua: A farewell from an ‘adopted son’

Ismaila Isa Funtua: A farewell from an ‘adopted son’

By Mikail Mumuni Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua (1942-2020) who died in Abuja on Monday, July 20 at the age of 78 evokes different emotions in different people. To many, he was just a friend and ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, while others would simply tag him as a member of the ‘Aso Rock cabal’, consisting of himself, the late Mallam ... Read More »

Ondo 2020: Council chairmen seek Jimoh Ibrahim’s support for Akeredolu

Ondo 2020: Council chairmen seek Jimoh Ibrahim’s support for Akeredolu

The Caretaker Committee Chairmen of the 18 local government areas of Ondo State today sought the support of a business mogul and politician, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim, CFR, for re-election of Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Akeredolu is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Oct. 10 governorship election in the state. Mr Abayomi Adesanya, Caretaker Chairman, Okitipupa Local Government, ... Read More »

How Indorama Molecular Lab Will Help Fight COVID-19 and Sustain Agriculture and Industralisation in Nigeria

How Indorama Molecular Lab Will Help Fight COVID-19 and Sustain Agriculture and Industralisation in Nigeria

  Indorama-Nigeria, owner of Indorama Eleme petrochemicals and Indorama fertiliser says that its Molecular laboratory accredited by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will help to fight the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Rivers State and Nigeria in general. NCDC yesterday announced that it has accredited five new Molecular Laboratories, including Indorama Molecular lab in Port Harcourt, Rivers State ... Read More »

IKUN DAIRY FARM COMMENCES MILK PRODUCTION.

IKUN DAIRY FARM COMMENCES MILK PRODUCTION.

  The recently resuscitated Ikun Dairy Farm at Ikun Ekiti in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State, has started producing milk for the first time since it was established about 40years ago. The State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Aare Muyiwa Olumilua, who made this known in Ado Ekiti, described the development as a symbolic milestone, and a ... Read More »

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi: The war on women

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi: The war on women

A few days ago, we received the news of the passing of Ms Tolulope Arotile, the first ever female combat flying helicopter pilot in the history of the Nigerian Air Force. She died in a car accident and she was in her early twenties. It is such a dreadful loss and I pray that God Almighty will comfort her family ... Read More »

Sports Minister pays tribute to Oyewole, Ukaigwe

Sports Minister pays tribute to Oyewole, Ukaigwe

Youth and Sports Minister, Mr Sunday Dare has described the death of the former Chairman of Shooting Stars Football Club of Ibadan, Chief Bode Oyewole and former board member of the Women Football League Ms. Henrietta Ukaigwe, as huge loss to Nigerian Football, their families and the Nigerian Union of Journalists and the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria. According to ... Read More »

REQUIEM FOR ELDER BỌ̀DÉ OYÈÉWỌLÉ: THE MAN WITH A HOME THAT HAS MATTRESSES FOR ALL

REQUIEM FOR ELDER BỌ̀DÉ OYÈÉWỌLÉ: THE MAN WITH A HOME THAT HAS MATTRESSES FOR ALL

By Diipo Fagunwa The big eyed owl showed its face while the crow cawed thrice as Àyàngbéndé’s drum brought the dirge that no one wanted to hear. The kite left on a long journey, its head bowed while the cuckoo called from the North looking to the ground in supplication. Àyàngbéndé’s drum was sad. It was a long time that ... Read More »

FAYEMI AND HIS AMBITIOUS DREAM    By Gboyega Ajayi

FAYEMI AND HIS AMBITIOUS DREAM By Gboyega Ajayi

    Every Nationalist, the world over, is usually driven by a vision to make a mark on the sands of time. It is this power of insight that sets him apart from the ordinary being. Strategic vision and foresight are critical leadership competencies that empower leaders to take decisions that influence, shape or determine the future of a people. ... Read More »

Celebrating Wole Soyinka at 86. By Kayode Fayemi

Celebrating Wole Soyinka at 86. By Kayode Fayemi

  Africa’s most iconic literary maestro and one of the world’s most influential citizens is 86 today. With his ageless physique, it is almost difficult to acknowledge that our own Oluwole Akinwande Soyinka, affectionately called KONGI by his numerous admirers, is 86! Even though 86 might not be a remarkable milestone, it was in 1986 that the Nobel Prize came, ... Read More »

Buhari & S’East: Arthur Eze nails it

Buhari & S’East: Arthur Eze nails it

By Femi Adesina There’s a wise saying in Yoruba land, which goes thus: “If you like, feed the entire city with pounded yam, egusi soup and stockfish on a daily basis, there’ll still be people who won’t like you.” Let’s be honest and frank with ourselves. There are some people with primordial antipathy towards President Muhammadu Buhari, despite the man’s ... Read More »

Bola Tinubu, Ibrahim Magu, The Cabal And 2023

Bola Tinubu, Ibrahim Magu, The Cabal And 2023

By Rèmí Oyèyemí “There is limit to the power of money. Even at times when money seems effective, it is temporary. In the long run, it would not work. The love, affection and loyalty of your people are the only things that could endure. Treachery against them, never pays or the innocent, the past may hold a reward, but for ... Read More »

Mumuni Joins Resort International As Spokesman

Mumuni Joins Resort International As Spokesman

Alhaji Mikail Mumuni, renowned journalist and publisher, has been appointed Group Corporate Affairs Manager of Resort International Ltd. Resort International is a project development group with active involvement in the real estate, infrastructure, construction and aviation sectors which has Dr Wale Babalakin SAN as chairman. Member companies of Resort International Group include Bi-Courtney Limited, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services and Stabillini Visinoni. ... Read More »

PASTOR OLUKOYA DIRECTS MFM MOVES TO ANOTHER PRAYER RETREAT

PASTOR OLUKOYA DIRECTS MFM MOVES TO ANOTHER PRAYER RETREAT

  The General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) worldwide, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, has directed that members move from the ongoing third session of the 30 Days Prayer Retreat when it ends on Tuesday, 7 July to another session. According to a news release signed by the Chairman, MFM Media Committee, Pastor Oladele Bank-Olemoh, the members will, ... Read More »

Ekiti To Benefit From UNOPS’ 50,000 Affordable Home Scheme – Fayemi

Ekiti To Benefit From UNOPS’ 50,000 Affordable Home Scheme – Fayemi

   Ekiti State will join one of the largest affordable housing initiatives in the world, following a new agreement that will see at least 50,000 affordable homes built over the next decade.   “We are very excited to partner with UNOPS and SHS to deliver affordable housing to the people of Ekiti State,” said Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi ... Read More »

Ondo Governor, Akeredolu Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Ondo Governor, Akeredolu Tests Positive For Coronavirus

GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state today said he has tested positive to COVID-19 pandemic. Akeredolu on his verified twitter handle, said he got confirmation of a positive result for COVID- 19 Tuesday morning. According to him “Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive result for Covid-19. “I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms. I am currently self-isolating ... Read More »