16 January 2021
Will CBN act as piggy bank for the FG yet again in 2021
Nigeria barely meets up with projections in the budget, and for 2021 it has set an ambitious target, creating doubts in the minds of analysts on how realistic the projections are…

15 January 2021
Gulf of Guinea piracy hits record level in 2020 – IMB
West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea recorded an unprecedented increase in piracy attacks in 2020, according to the International Maritime Bureau in its 2020 Annual Piracy report published on Wednesday…

14 January 2021
Nigeria vaccination plan seen as unfeasible by critics
Nigeria wants to vaccinate as much as 40% of its population against the coronavirus in 2021, a government official said, in a plan that was described as unfeasible by a state governor and analysts…

Foreign help needed to decisively crush terrorism
Calls on the government to secure greater foreign assistance to crush terrorism have peaked as insurgents continue to slaughter and kidnap Nigerians and vandalise communities…

S&P Global
Nigeria’s financial services law ushers in tighter controls of banks, fintechs
Nigeria’s new financial services law will increase regulatory demands on financial technology companies, place greater scrutiny on bank executives and deter unsecured lending to small businesses — and industry experts are divided over how well it will work…

The Africa Report
Nigeria: Will insecurity, kidnapping and crime get worse in 2021?
Eleven days into the new year of 2021, an unusual tale of two kidnappers was told by the Nigeria Police spokesperson Frank Mba…

12 January 2021
47% of the farmers have no access to any kind of storage facilities – SBM Intel
SBM Intel, a geopolitical research and strategic communications consulting firm has revealed that 47% of farmers have zero access to any kind of storage facilities during harvest, which could rise up to as high as 60% for tubers, fruits and vegetables…

Premium Times
How bad roads, multiple taxes, extortion, others contribute to Nigeria’s food inflation – Report
Poor road networks, multiple taxes, poor storage facilities and harassment by security operatives are among the many challenges facing farmers in Nigeria, a new report has shown…

Sahara Reporters
47% of Nigerian farmers have no access to storage facilities – Report
According to the report, for Nigeria to avert a food security catastrophe, federal and state governments need to prevent “even higher food prices across the country through various short and long-term measures”…

11 January 2021
The Cable
Report: Bad roads, multiple taxes, hindering food transportation in Nigeria
A new report by SBM Intelligence, Nigeria’s geopolitical intelligence platform, says food transportation in the country is hindered by bad roads, multiple taxes and harassment by security operatives…

10 January 2021
Insecurity: PMB, Monguno and the hurdle of intelligence gathering
Security is first, the primary purpose of government, especially in a democratic state like Nigeria. This explains why President Muhammadu Buhari did not spare any effort at assembling a team of competent, loyal and dedicated allies, as he battles to lay to rest the recalcitrant issue of security breaches in parts of the country…

Nigeria’s 10 unforgettable kidnapping cases
Two weeks to Christmas last year, an unfortunate episode happened at Kankara, the headquarters of Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State, when gunmen invaded the Government Science Secondary School in the town and abducted over 340 pupils…

9 January 2021
What a tumultuous 2020
The out gone year 2020 would go down in history as a year that has redefined humanity and the world in all ramifications…

6 January 2021
Nigerian lenders tighten credit criteria as default rates worsened in Q4’20
While the availability of credit to households and corporates increased in the second quarter of 2020, not many Nigerians and businesses who applied for loans were able to access credit as lenders tightened their credit criteria and demanded higher collateral…

Restoring faith in the Nigerian project
The rare admission of the failure of governance by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, rekindles the desperate need to assuage the seething mass discontent in the country…

5 January 2021
Nigeria raises electricity prices for biggest users
Nigeria’s electricity regulator has increased prices for top-band customers to reflect the impact of inflation and a weakening naira, the regulator said on Tuesday…

3 January 2021
FG lacks funds, will to reform police –Report
An Africa-focused research and consulting firm, SB Morgen, has cast doubt on the decision of the Federal Government to embark on police reforms…