From the beauty of the main entry point, the popular Faulks Road, with the well-paved pedestrian walkway and the concrete median that have helped to control traffic, there is a sense of order and decency that bespeak of the new Ariaria International Market in Aba, Abia State....
As Mozambique cracks the whip on officials and cronies allegedly involved in a multibillion-dollar debt scandal, string indications of deals between Angola and global companies involved in the scandal is increasingly bringing to question the credibility of President Joao Lourenco’s already-debatable drive against corruption and presents Angola as risky for foreign investors.
China’s growth rate remains impressive, even if on the decline. The country’s continuing economic gains owe much to the Chinese state’s (1) still considerable ability to direct the activity of critical economic enterprises and sectors such as finance, (2) commitment to policies of economic expansion, and (3) flexibility in economic strategy....
The Secretariat of the opposition Coalition for United Political Parties (CUPP) has raised alarm over plot to assassinate the 1st National Spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere. Ikenga only escaped this attempt on his life by the special grace of God. Last Friday night at about 8pm, while driving...
On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, the Face of Democracy in Africa, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, will be 61 years old. On that same day, he will be presenting his brilliant book, My Transition Hours, to the public. Finally, through that book, the world will get to see the man behind close...
Winning two fierce by-election battles back to back for his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while working to keep the state prosperous, has helped to etch Governor Darius Ishaku in the political consciousness of Taraba state as a man who, against all odds, gets the job done. The red...
On May 1, 2018, while Nigerians were observing a work-free day for workers, a Staff Writer of an emerging media platform, the News Digest, spotted smoke rising from the Headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Abuja.   The young journalist parked his car and started taking pictures and...
I received a strange call one night from a foreign telephone number requesting a confirmation over distributions of relief materials at a residence of a top politician. The caller said he had pictures to buttress the incident. As the spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), I confirmed the...
I am excited that the two publications owned by former Governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, made Abia State the subject of their front page editorial comments within 5 days of each other. Sun tabloid published on Wednesday 21st of March, 2018 while New Telegraph published hers...
It is no longer a news that most of our states are currently faced with serious socioeconomic issues bordering on sustainability inabilities. Although this has been on over time but as a nation that plays politics with everything, we decided to live in denial. But as it currently stands,...
Since the middle of 2014, when the price of crude oil fell dramatically, Nigeria’s finances became challenged. This is not hard to explain: we’ve historically depended on crude oil for as much as 70 per cent of government revenues, and 90 per cent of foreign exchange earnings. The outcome...
Hearing some Nigerians speak (whether based at home or in the Diaspora), you discern that they are “in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity”. They spew out things that give them away as “whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of...
The recovery of the Nigerian economy from recession is an indication that the various policies of government towards reflating the economy, as set out in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), are yielding fruits, and confidence is returning to the Nigerian economy. Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator...
Taraba state was created on this day years ago and like the proverbial Phoenix, it has come out of its own ashes again and again, unstoppable. She, like a truly beautiful woman, continue to get fresher and finer even with the passage of time like fine wine. And no...
After due clearance from the Holy Spirit who authors most of my write-ups, it gives me a lot of joy to present before you my friends, brothers, sisters and associates, the second segment of this treatise: Amaechi: The Man Ahead Of His Time And His Audacity (2). At this juncture, it...
Three weeks ago, the hammer of the world's watchdog on money laundering and terrorist financing, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units fell on Nigeria for non-compliance with global best standards. The crux of the matter is the absence of autonomy for the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit-NFIU. The suspension which was...
The All Progressives Congress conducted its primaries recently to elect candidates for the July 22 Local Government and councilorship election. As it is natural in the contest of this nature, tempers were high and there were issues which arose from complaints by members of the party who did not agree with...