March 2018

1st March 2018

29 March 2018
Lagos on lockdown as Buhari makes landmark visit
Lagos, Nigeria’s thriving economic capital, was on lockdown Thursday for President Muhammadu Buhari’s first official visit to the city as campaigning for next year’s presidential polls heats up…

The Nation
BudgIT to FG, others: Invest in people
A civic organization, BudgIT Nigeria, has called on the Federal, State and Local Governments to invest on Nigerians…

28 March 2018
Guardian Nigeria
The worrying rise in the cost of preparing a pot of Jollof Rice
The figures from the first SBM Intelligence’s Jollof Rice Index for 2018 are in. But there is not much to cheer…

20 March 2018
Buhari’s trump card for Nigeria’s 2019 vote: Weak opposition
Samuel Okunola shares the frustration of many Nigerians with the man he voted for three years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari…

14 March 2018
Business Day
Inside the Lagos/Visionscape deal that costs taxpayers up to ₦85bn
In 2016, Akinwunmi Ambode the Lagos State Governor had a bright idea to reform the established Waste Management processes for one of the largest cities in the world…

Daily Times
Nigeria’s economic fragility: Issues, challenges
Reports by the National Bureau of statics (NBS) shows that the country’s economy has sustained growth trajectory in two successive quarters, just as global economy experts say otherwise.

13 March 2018
The Nerve Africa
What exit from Egmont Group would mean for Nigeria
One of the discussions that are expected to come up during the Egmont Group’s meeting this week will be about Nigeria’s expulsion from the group…

12 March 2018
The Africa Report
Nigeria: Lights, camera, action
The opening credits are rolling on Nigeria’s promised epic: ‘Beyond Oil Dependency’, an uplifting tale of agro-processing plants, tech innovation, manufacturing investment and a multibillion-dollar entertainment industry – starring Yemi Osinbajo and Okechukwu Enelamah…

Premium Times
Benue Killings: Signpost blaming ‘Fulani herdsmen’ for 73 deaths causes stir
A row has broken out over the language of a signpost installed at the grave site of those killed in violent attacks on communities in Benue State early January…

8 March 2018
Christian Science Monitor
In Nigeria’s diverse Middle Belt, a drying landscape deepens violent divides
A dozen young boys in bedraggled shorts play football on a dusty field at the central primary school in Guma district, in central Nigeria’s Benue state…

6 March 2018
Buhari grapples with widening crises as Nigerian vote looms
Islamist militant attacks, gasoline shortages, worsening violence over grazing land, simmering unrest in the southeast — the crises keep mounting for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari less than a year before general elections…

5 March 2018
CNBC Africa
Uncertainty heightens as Egmont Group plans to expel Nigeria
Ikemesit Effiong, Lead Analyst, SBM Intelligence joins CNBC Africa to discuss the economic implications of Nigeria’s possible expulsion from the group…