NBBF commends organisers of Power Forward basketball competition

Babatunde Ogunade, vice president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has applauded organisers of ”Power Forward”, a grassroots basketball competition for secondary schools in the FCT, for the initiative. Ogunade disclosed this during the closing ceremony of the competition in Abuja that grassroots development of basketball is necessary for the game’s growth in Nigeria. ExxonMobil,…

GEMS4 showcase multi-billion naira investment opportunities in rice, tomato sub-sectors

The Growth & Employment in States (GEMS4) project in Nigeria has showcased the numerous investment opportunities which the execution of the project has opened up in the rice and tomato sub-sectors of the nation’s economy. Apart from the hundreds of thousands of new jobs which the execution of the project is facilitating for the country,…

Landlords in communities under high tension battle FG, Edo govt over relocation order

Landlords in Erediauwa and Etete/Evboriaria communities along Benin-Sapele road living under the high tension wires/lines are in legal battles with the Edo State government and various Federal Government agencies over relocation and eviction orders. IDRIS UMAR MOMOH writes that the landlords institute a legal suit against the authorities, demanding N3 billion compensation, amongst others. Gabriel……

Financial institutions, capital importation and new urgency to diversify economy

Financial institutions are not letting any opportunity slip by to sell Nigeria’s investment credentials to foreign investors as there is a new urgency to diversify the economy In recent years, financial institutions have done more than any other industry to ensure constant inflow of developmental capital into the economy, in consonance with government’s desire to……

Sterling Bank and growth of Nigeria’s healthcare sector

The Federal Government recently launched the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020 (ERGP) in a bid to restore economic growth, enhance human capital development and make the country globally competitive. The document, jointly developed by the Presidency and the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, outlined 60 critical initiatives that would serve as the blueprint…

Resolving The Corruption Albatross

Today, October 1, 2017 marks the 57th birthday of the nation, Nigeria. Born October 1, 1960, Nigeria has been saddled with avalanche of problems in her quest to achieve laudable political administration, crime and crisis management and infrastructural development initiatives. Be that as it may, one of the monstrous albatross around Nigeria’s  neck  since inception, …

Come to think of it

There are two greatest and most valuable possessions in life. One is tangible and the other is intangible. If you lose the intangible one you die immediately. If you lose the tangible one you will and can still live for several years. Most invariably though the tangible one usually outlives you and it is such…

Left behind, almost!

I am writing this from a small corner of the imposing Haeundae Centum Hotel in Busan, South Korea. It is sandwiched between two imperial hotels, the Trump Centum Towers A and B owned by maverick businessman and President of the United States, Donald Trump. This Trump is just everywhere, owns many businesses all over the…