Why big Nigeria plays for little abroad

By Owei Lakemfa Nigeria with 180 million vibrant people, is the largest black country in the world. Its economy which in 2014 had a $93.01 billion export and $53 billion import is the second largest in Africa.

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe returns home amid health rumours

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrived at the capital’s main airport from abroad on Saturday, following intense rumours that he was gravely ill and had sought medical help in Dubai. Mugabe, 92 and Africa’s oldest leader, looked jovial as he disembarked in the company of security aides. “I had gone on a family matter to Dubai…

Mugabe returns to Harare amid health concerns

President Robert Mugabe has returned to Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe amid concerns over his health. The incumbent leader of the South African country who is regarded as Africa’s longest serving President arrived at the capital’s main airport from abroad on Saturday. Read also: Melania Trump sues publisher, blogger over stories from her past His…

Economic Crunch: Sokoto withdraws 39 students from UAE

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Sokoto State Government has given approval for the transfer back home of its 39 students currently studying in various schools in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Governor Aminu Tambuwal made this known on Friday in Sokoto when he received the report of the committee instituted to advise government on…

Sokoto withdraws students from foreign universities

Sokoto state government has given approval for the transfer back home of 39 of its citizens currently in various schools in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. In today’s exchange rate, the move will enable the government save over N500m from the policy. The government said this signals change of priorities in the payment of scholarship…

The Mark Zuckerberg visit, by Reuben Abati

The way Nigeria is often painted abroad, and in those travel advisories that foreign ministries issue, you would think Nigeria is such an unsafe place where kidnappers are permanently on the prowl. Zuckerberg helped to show the rest of the world that Nigeria is not so bad at all, and that something really exciting is…

Recession: Innoson Motors Suspends Operation

Bamidele Fashube, Abuja, Nigeria, GVE – Nigeria’s sole indigenous vehicle assembling company, Innoson Motors has joined the league of establishments shutting down operations in Nigeria. Aside, over 10 shipping companies including two airline operators in Nigeria also suspended businesses following economic recession which is hitting the nation. Innoson was said to have shut down business…

Bauchi State Governor Denies Misapplication of N8.6bn Bailout Funds

Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubabakar, has denied reports that he misused the N8.6 billion bailout fund given to the state by the Federal Government. Speaking with State House Correspondents after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock, the Governor said the fund was utilised for the purpose for which…

Pains at home, glory abroad

•That is the contrasting fortune of Nigerian medical students, one of whom carted away almost all prizes at a convocation in Ghana It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …” Charles Dickens, in these memorable words, opened his classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities, reporting the temper of London…

The Real Meaning Of Change APC Promised Nigerians

The Real Meaning of Change APC Promised Nigerians The word CHANGE means so many things to so many people. According to Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, change means to make or become different. It means to make somebody or something different, to pass from one state to another. Change means to replace one thing, person, service…