‘Why youths must be positively engaged’

The Kwara State Government has been encouraged to do more to create adequate empowerment for the youth in the state to curtail youth restiveness. Mohammed Ajia Ibrahim, founder of Mohammed Ajia Ibrahim (MAI) Foundation, who made the plea, however, stressed the need to allow total local government autonomy. Ibrahim, while fielding questions from journalists at…

Loans decline by 17% as Zenith, GTB, Stanbic IBTC make N115 bn PAT in Q1

The investing public has started to have a glimpse of the performance of the listed companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in the first quarter of 2018 following the release of the first quarter unaudited interim financial statements by listed companies. Nine companies have so far released their interim unaudited financial statements for the period……

Development reporting and hysteria journalism

Being a keynote address by Professor Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and president, Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation, at The Niche 4th Anniversary Lecture, held at the weekend at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos. Gentlemen of the press and distinguished guests As someone who appreciates……

FIFA fines clubs over ‘third party’ deals

FIFA have handed out a series of fines to clubs for transfer deals involving “third party influence”, world soccer’s governing body said on Thursday. FIFA policy on third-party ownership bans either clubs or players from entering into economic rights agreements with third-party investors. Frequently such deals involve outside investors retaining or gaining a share of…

Huawei’s Global Industry Vision 2025: Unfolding the Industry Blueprint of an Intelligent World

  Huawei has released its Global Industry Vision (GIV) 2025, a new forward-looking report that provides quantitative and qualitative predictions about the future of industry and society. Relying on Huawei’s own business strengths and insights into industry trends, GIV 2025 has its own unique research methodology. It adopts a mix of data and trend analysis……

IMF says Africa’s CFTA holds key to integration, economic expansion

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the Continental Free Trade Agreement signed recently in Kigali should help the African economies deepen trade, facilitate the much sought regional integration and subsequently boost the economies. “We think that the CFTA when fully implemented coupled with reforms in non- tariff barriers, facilitating infrastructure to allow goods to move……

FG to facilitate $25bn FID for critical infrastructure in economy

The federal government has guarantied about $25 billion foreign direct investment for critical infrastructure in the country. This is part of the Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP) package by the government aimed at stimulating the economy. This disclosure was said to have been made known to participants of the just concluded six week Focus lab……

Movie Review: Acrimony

It’s been such a very long time, since I last saw a fantastic well written sorrowful, yet exciting story.   This movie had loads of lessons to pass across; one that words couldn’t really explain except you saw the movie yourself. There were mixed feelings in the cinema that night and in all my years of…