I would tackle poverty through human capital development – Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) and former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has vowed to prioritise human capital development and education if elected president of the county after next year’s presidential election. Ezekwesili, whose entrance into the 2019 presidential race came as a surprise to many political observers and…

Presidential poll and return of sycophancy

Ahead of the 2019 elections, various groups claiming to be supporters of President Muhammmadu Buhari have dusted up their public relations skills, tact and stratagems promising to maneuver the electorate in his favour. For those familiar with the seat of power, such scheming and machinations are normal in times like these, when election is around……

Wasted years!

Life is all about choices. Some choices we regret, some we are proud of and some will haunt us for the rest of our lives. Mine has been a thorn in my flesh and I doubt if there will ever be an end to it. My name is Rosemary Peterside and I am the last…

National Sports Festival gets private sector backing

 The 19th edition of the National Sports Festival, Nigeria’s biggest sporting event and one of the biggest sports festivals in West Africa is to kick-off on December 6, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, after six years of inactivity. It is also heartwarming that the private sector is involved in the organization, management and marketing of the…

ICT labs donation to make students competitive globally – Lagos Tutor General

The donation of fully equipped information and communication technology (ICT) laboratories to four secondary schools in Lagos State has the potential to transform the recipient students into global champions, Lagos State Tutor General and permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, Adebunmi Adekanye, says. The Lagos State government official made the statement at the unveiling of the laboratories…

UN spends $70m for assistance in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe to boost humanitarian activities

The United Nations have partnered Nigerian business leaders to launch the UN Nigeria Humanitarian Fund-Private Sector Initiative , (NHF-PSI) to boost humanitarian activities. The platform is a first global stage that will serve as a blueprint for private sector engagement in humanitarian action around the world through a UN country-based pooled fund. Jim Ovia, Zenith…