Tour Nigeria and national economic recovery

By Folorunsho Coker A WORLD in stride towards recovery: The past couple of months of this certainly momentous year, 2020, have demonstrated the time-honed notion that nothing defines the human spirit as significantly as its capacity for resilience; that sturdy will to endure and overcome adversity, to seek out the faint but growing light at…

Is commodities financing still profitable for African banks? (2)

In August, European banks ABN Amro and BNP Paribas announced they were leaving the commodity trade financing business. Recent high profile frauds, thinner margins, huge losses and increasingly stringent regulations are some of the reasons why. Recent commodity trading troubles in epicentre Singapore may have quickened the shift in sentiment. Research by Bloomberg and the……

As recession bites, Nigerians hold 2021 budget to critical scrutiny

On October 8, when President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2021 budget proposal to the National Assembly he said: “Today marks an important occasion in our quest to accord the federal budget process the seriousness it deserves.” However, under scrutiny, many Nigerians doubt any serious contemplation went into the preparation. Nigerians have taken to social media……

A show of inexhaustible talents

I would have written this article earlier to celebrate and encourage the nation’s over 100 million youths. I had to write on more pressing issues that could undermine the liberty and freedom of our people in a democracy. Those articles took the wind off my sail. But as the saying goes, “it is better late……

NCDC confirms 145 new COVID-19 cases

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 145 new coronavirus infections in seven states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The agency confirmed the new cases in its update for November 30, 2020. The Monday figure represents a slight increase over the past 24 hours — 82 samples were confirmed positive on…