Baru And The Thesis On Town And Gown

LEADERSHIP All over the world, most tertiary institutions survive, not only on subventions from governments and their agencies but mostly on research grants from private sector institutions especially industrial complexes. A remarkable example is in the United States of America where the Silicon Valley high tech facilities and the universities in California, in particular, Sanford…

Ogun Flood That Swept People Away

LEADERSHIP Though the flood of Friday 13 July, 2018 in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital that swept away about 11 people and destroyed properties worth billions of naira has come and gone, the affected families are still counting their losses. FEMI OYEWESO reports. That started as one of the usual rains around 4:00pm that Friday…

…Dogara Mourns Ex-IG

LEADERSHIP Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed grief over the death of former Inspector-General of Police and chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomasie, who died on Thursday. Dogara, in a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, in Abuja, yesterday, described the late…

Adire Carnival 2018 Takes Cultural Africa To Vienna

LEADERSHIP The Calabar Carnival Commission has said that this year’s carnivaThe third edition of the most popular Nigerians in Diaspora Cultural Festival, “Nigerian Cultural Festival/Adire Carnival” has ended in Vienna Austria amidst pomp and pageantry. The event which held between June 29th and 30th 2018 in the historic city of Vienna, showcased the richness of…

Africanism 2018: Carnival Calabar To Promote Africa’s Unity

LEADERSHIP The Calabar Carnival Commission has said that this year’s carnival will foster unity amongst Africans within and beyond Africa. Addressing the media at the recently concluded Accra Weizo in Accra, Ghana, the special adviser to the Cross River State Government, Hon. Kenn Aklah said the theme of this year’s event is “Africanism”, and the…

Fintech Disruption Good For Banking Sector Efficiency – Okere

LEADERSHIP The disruption of the Nigerian banking industry by financial technology companies (Fintechs) have been described as the right step towards reforming the industry to become more efficient and customer centric. This was made known by the Founder of Computer Warehouse Plc, Mr.  Austin Okere, in his presentation at the 2018 Lagos Bankers & Stakeholders’…

SEC Warns Investors Against Ponzi Schemes

LEADERSHIP The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again warned against investment in ponzi schemes and assured Nigerians that it would strengthen the capital market towards an enhanced investors’ value. Acting director-general of SEC, Ms Mary Uduk, made the assertion while delivering a keynote address at a Town Hall meeting organised by the commission to…