Brian Tracy, the famous motivational speaker said the true test of leadership is how well one functions in a crisis. His words haven’t resonated more than they do today as the Covid-19 continues to ravage the whole world, while turning conventional leadership strategies to foolishness. Today, the competencies required are...
While I was a part of government, these main issues have been of particular interest to me, given my involvement in the establishment of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority and the urgency of the issue of economic diversification in the realization of our true potential as a nation. Let...
By Demola Abdulkadir Fellow Nigerians, the hope and future of Nigeria has not been so dampened by corruption as orchestrated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as we are witnessing now within and outside the country. The EFCC was established in 2003 by President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration through the...
By Muhammad Nami This matter of making the Stamp Duty (and by implication tax revenue) the next black gold has occupied my mind even long before I was appointed the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service. I have thought that given the way the Nigerian economy has been...
The demotion and dismissal of Major General Hakeem Oladapo Otiki as ordered by the General Court Martial (GCM) of the Nigerian Army over missing money have sent tongues wagging. Some sources were alleging that he did not perform ‘satisfactorily’ during the last election in Sokoto, hence his current ordeal and...
By Ever Obi  It’s been half a year since the first signs of COVID-19 surfaced. It has taken away hundreds of thousands of lives and destroyed the livelihood of millions, but we’re finally beginning to recover. As the pandemic slowly and painfully subsides, it is worth noting that we cannot return...
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was established in the third quarter of the Year 2000, under the Act No.6 of the National Assembly which provides for the repeal of the defunct Oil Mineral Producing Areas Commission Decree 1998. This bold move was geared towards a re-organised management structure...
Much like the British Colonialists maintained the Nigerian territory under their stronghold through indirect rule, Nigeria has again become captive by an unelected cabal who indirectly want total dominance over governance of Nigeria and her resources. This cabal is represented by the man known as the Chief of Staff to the...
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...