Border re-opening: Businesses, W/African nations await FG as Jan. 31 deadline nears – Businessday NG

As the January 31 deadline for the expiration of the first phase of the Joint Security Operation ‘EX-SWIFT’ Response approaches, businesses in Nigeria and other neighbouring West African countries have raised expectations that the Federal Government would finally come to agreement with its neighbours to re-open the borders to genuine import and export trade. Nigeria’s […]

Amotekun is a vote for regionalism – Sam Amadi – Businessday NG

Following the controversy that has enveloped the launch of the Western Nigeria Security Network code named Amotekun, senior lecturer with the Baze University,  Abuja, Sam Amadi, warns that if the lingering insecurity that necessitated Amotekun is not promptly addressed by the Federal Government, Nigeria may face dismemberment. In this interview with INNOCENT ODOH, the former chairman of […]

‘Developing teachers, youth capacity remains potent way to achieving nation-building’ – Businessday NG

The call for nation building in Nigeria is increasingly gaining traction driven chiefly by millennial demographics in the country. Babs Olugbemi, founder of Positive Growth Africa, in this interview with KELECHI EWUZIE, speaks on the role of individuals in building a nation. Excerpts: You celebrated 20th anniversary of Great Achievers’ club last year with a seminar […]

PDP may change name, merge with others as party holds NEC meeting Monday  – Businessday NG

As the 88th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is scheduled to hold on Monday, indications have emerged that the party may finally resolve on its earlier plan to change name.  This is just as the party may during the meeting, conclude arrangements to merge with some other political parties […]

‘Why payment of gratuities to Akwa Ibom retired workers is done in batches’ – Businessday NG

Effiong Essien is the Akwa Ibom State Head of Civil Service. He is a respected civil servant and has had a distinguished career. Essien was appointed to the post last year. In this interview with ANIEFIOK UDONQUAK, he spoke on plans by the state government to settle the agitation of workers on the new minimum wage, benefits […]

Insecurity defies measures as more Nigerians die from ruthless attacks – Businessday NG

At the height of the Niger Delta militancy crisis, Nigeria was always on global news for the wrong reasons. Then, kidnapping was the order of the day, though targeted at expatriate oil workers in the region whose employers were always willing to negotiate ransom with the particular militant group that kidnapped their staff. Of course, […]

Take away from North-Central security summit – Businessday NG

An all-encompassing security meeting tagged ‘The North-Central Security Summit’ was held in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, with the view to map out strategies to contain the rising security challenges in the region, and by extension the country. The summit, which had in attendance, governors of the six states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) […]