28 November 2019
Google and IBM don’t care about college degrees – Should African tech companies follow suit?
Go through school, study well, get that degree, land a great job and attend to business – an age-old maxim which many wonder whether or not has merit. Be that as it May the need for knowledge, experience and order keeps university classrooms filled, even too much for such citadels’ own good…

26 November 2019
The Nation
Wanted: Commission for electoral violence
The Women Leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Ochadamu, Ofu Local Government Area, Kogi State, Mrs. Salome Abuh, died on November 18, while resting in her home. Reports have it that some political thugs stormed her residence, set the house ablaze and prevented her from exiting while the house was completely destroyed…

Nigerian Government moves to cage the last untamed media space
In October 2017, radio presenter Nelly Kalu and SBM Intelligence partner, Cheta Nwanze were live on air hosting a midday talk show where they were discussing the historical account and fallout of the Asaba Massacre on the 50th anniversary of the terrible event

25 November 2019
Business AM
Border closure leaves Nigeria’s trade sector in recession
After three quarters of tepid growth of less than one percent, Nigeria’s trade sector, the second largest employer of labour, which has been in recession since Q2 of 2019, has suffered further decline, due to the closure of the nation’s land borders, a study by the Africa programme at Chatham House has revealed…

22 November 2019
Financial Times
Special Report Nigeria: Market analysts assess Nigeria’s oil and non-oil economic prospects
Nigerians are set to become poorer for the fourth year in a row, with economic growth, estimated by the IMF at 2.3 percent, undershooting the 2.6 percent increase in population…

Special Report Nigeria: What’s in store for Nigeria as Buhari launches interventionist second term?
In August President Muhammadu Buhari tightened Nigeria’s notoriously porous land borders to goods. It was a neat distillation of Mr Buhari’s approach to running Africa’s largest economy: radically interventionist, infuriating to the free-market-minded Lagos business elite and thrilling to his most ardent supporters. Like many of his policies since he was first elected president in 2015, it produced mixed results and unintended consequences.

20 November 2019
Beyond Kogi, Bayelsa election imbroglio
For the umpteenth time, Nigeria’s democratic institution on Saturday faced a critical test of integrity, but it ended in a crushing debacle. The elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states were an opportunity to showcase the extent to which the democratic culture has taken root in the country. Regrettably, after 20 years of false starts, the verdict was another depressing letdown…

19 November 2019
Nigeria’s inflation hits 11.61% highest in 17 months
Inflation rate for October 2019 rises for two consecutive months to 11.61 percent from 11.24 percent in September the highest in 17 months, on the back of surging food prices…

15 November 2019
ICIR Nigeria
CSOs urge FG to prevent violence in Bayelsa, Kogi elections
A group of civil society organisations in Nigeria, under the Joint Action Civil Society Coalition, has urged the federal government to ensure adequate protection of lives and properties during the Saturday, November 16 gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States…

13 November 2019
Small businesses groan amidst Ease Of Doing Business
The afternoon was lively and the sun beamed with unrestrained elegance but the mien of Gladys Etoniru, 58, a trader at the Dugbe Market in Ibadan, Oyo State, did not reflect the brightness of the day as she answered the reporter’s question…

11 November 2019
As Nigeria contravenes ECOWAS and AFCTA protocols
In contravention with the The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, and the African Continental Free Trade Area, AFCTA, Protocols that allows for movement of people and goods, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari approved the extension of Nigeria’s border closure with its neighbouring countries to 31 January 2020…

8 November 2019
The Cable
The road trip challenge: Will Fashola accept it or not?
Will he take the challenge or ignore it? This has been the question on the lips of many Nigerians since a member of the house of representatives challenged Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, to a 90-day tour to ascertain the state of roads in the country…

4 November 2019
Premium Times
Documents show ex-Gov. Amosun illegally imported arms, ammunition
On the night of June 25, Ibikunle Amosun, a serving senator and former governor of Ogun State, issued a lengthy rebuttal to a PREMIUM TIMES story that exposed his curious surrendering of a massive cache of arms and ammunition to the police in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital…

2 November 2019
ABC Radio Australia
Nigeria, the powerhouse of Africa
Nigeria is the economic powerhouse of Africa, with by far the biggest population, and a role as an arts and music hub.But it has not been able to achieve its potential…