September 2022

1st September 2022

30 September 2022
Daily Post
TRCN seeks implementation of safe schools declaration guidelines
The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, has called for the full implementation of the Safe Schools Declarations guidelines endorsed by Nigeria in 2015 and ratified by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019…

29 September 2022
Bandits abduct unspecified number of civilians in northern Nigeria
Bandits killed a police officer and kidnapped an unspecified number of people on Monday in a gun attack in northern Nigeria, the latest abduction incident in a series of similar cases in the country…

Analysis: Nigeria squanders oil price bonanza as gasoline subsidies soar
Nigeria has failed to capitalise on an oil price boom that has helped cushion other exporters from the impact of inflation, with millions more Nigerians now facing poverty. Data from Nigeria’s state oil company NNPC shows that it did not contribute anything to state coffers in the first eight months of 2022, despite crude prices averaging $94 a barrel so far this year, a rise of 42% from last year…

26 September 2022
Nigeria presidential hopefuls in tight race as 2023 vote campaign opens
With Nigeria’s economy struggling and insecurity rife, four top presidential candidates start campaigning this week for next February’s election in an open race to replace President Muhammadu Buhari…

Insecurity: A look at government recent attempts to curb unlawful firearms in Nigeria
THE proliferation of small arms in Nigeria is an issue that the government and several Inspector General of Police (IGP) have attempted to checkmate via directives and legislation to curb unlawful firearms…

Sahara Reporters
Worsening State Of Insecurity And Insurgency Under The Buhari Regime
For someone who has nearly spent seven years of his eight years two terms, with about a year to go, one cannot help but wonder where this false optimism that this “battle over the evil” of terrorism and banditry will be won is emanating from. When all indices on the ground indicate otherwise…

The Cable
The burgeoning kidnapping industry
Nigeria is a land of mysteries with too many unexplained and unexplainable phenomena. It is inexplicable that it has not secured a place in the Guinness Book of Records on account of socio-economic mysteries…

The Nation
Tourism troubles
Tomorrow is World Tourism Day 2022. It has been celebrated on September 27 each year since 1980. The theme of the celebration this year is “Rethinking Tourism.” It is a thought-provoking theme, particularly for Nigeria, which continues to pay lip service to the development of the tourism sector and faces serious challenges that impede the growth of tourism…

22 September 2022
Businesses, commuters suffer as Lagos traffic worsens
Businesses and commuters in Lagos have expressed dissatisfaction over the worsening traffic congestion arising from construction activities and deep potholes caused by heavy rains and flooding.

19 September 2022
Financial Times
How Nigeria’s state lost the trust of its citizens
One measure of the trust that a nation’s people have for the state is the amount of tax they are willing to pay. However grudgingly, under an unwritten social contract people agree to part with a share of their income in the belief that the state will spend it more or less wisely…

15 September 2022
Concerns grow as Nigeria’s inflation surges to 17-year high
Nigeria’s consumer inflation surged to a 17-year high in August 2022, its statistics agency said Thursday, signalling more hardship for citizens and businesses in Africa’s largest economy…

Kebbi, Zamfara, Bauchi lead states with most out-of-school children in Nigeria
Nigeria’s battle to reduce the number of out-of-school children still needs a lot of work to be done, as a recent report has revealed that the top 3 states with out-of-school attendance among children of primary school age are Kebbi (64.8%), Zamfara (61.4%) and Bauchi (60.8%)…

14 September 2022
Articles misleadingly claim Nigeria ranks ‘second most terrorised country’
A decade-long insurgency in Nigeria, farmer-herder clashes, banditry, frequent kidnappings and violent separatist agitations have seen Nigeria featured on various lists of countries most targeted by terrorism…

Daily Trust
Kidnapping: A Lucrative Trade Threatening Nigeria’s Stability
In Nigeria, it is safe to say that kidnapping has grown into a flourishing multi-billion naira industry where kidnappers, often labeled ‘bandits,’ are increasing by the day and claiming wider territories…

13 September 2022
Lagos emerges worst in Numbeo traffic index
Lagos has emerged with the worst ranking among seven African cities based on traffic congestion, in the Numbeo traffic index, a crowd-sourced global database of quality-of-life data. The ranking includes Nairobi, Kenya; Cairo, Egypt, Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban in South Africa which also has bad traffic conditions…

Sahara Reporters
Kebbi, Bauchi, Zamfara Lead With Highest Shares Of 20million Nigerian Out-Of-School Children
Most of the bandits and terrorists-ravaged states in the northern part of the country made the top lists of out-of-school children in Nigeria which has now reached 20 million…

Africa’s BNPL Startups Look To Succeed Where Global Giants Faltered
Despite the doubts fuelled by niggling concerns in the form of economic malaise, traditional consumer spending culture and flaws in the process, the prospect of buy-now-pay-later loans powered by tech startups is rising across Africa. But a real test has emerged in the shape of a drastic reversal of fortunes that has upended the sector across the globe…

12 September 2022
Financial Times
Students in limbo as crisis grips Nigerian universities
Social work student Favour Irabor had been hoping to graduate from the University of Lagos at the end of the year. But just as the 23-year-old began writing her thesis, the main trade union representing Nigerian university lecturers began a four-week “warning” strike over pay…

11 September 2022
Guardian Nigeria
How to Rebound Nation’s Economy, By Experts
Economists have said Nigeria needs to take deliberate efforts to address its challenge of over-dependence on oil revenue as a critical step to reducing its rising public debt profile…

9 September 2022
Kidnapping, the industry bringing Nigeria to its knees
It was past midnight when a dozen men armed with AK47s stormed into Mohammed’s home just outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja to kidnap the truck driver and his wife…

8 September 2022
Nigeria’s ranking in UN Human Development unchanged in 2021
Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, is ranked 163rd in the United Nations (UN) Human Development Index (HDI) for the second consecutive year, a new report by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) shows…

6 September 2022
Nigerian Police’s laudable advice on CCTV installation in homes
The Nigeria Police Force recently advised Nigerian businesses and homes to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) gadgets in order to reduce insecurity in the country. Making this known through the Ebonyi State’s command, the spokesperson of the command, SP Chris Anyawu, emphasised that the gadget will help police resolve many criminal acts…

5 September 2022
Deflated Federal Egos, Food Cargos, and Fleet Embargos
Tricky terrorists in trenches, more than tough teachers in tertiary institutions, have deflated the egos of state officials, Garba Shehu, The Media Aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally admitted…

Guardian Nigeria
SBM Intelligence’s out-of-school kids report
While a lot is being said about tertiary education in Nigeria, issues about basic education, especially primary school education, have not taken centre stage…

2023: IGP dismisses security threat
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has stated that there is no threat to the forthcoming general elections in 2023, adding that the police has put in place a robust security threat analysis carried out using global best standards to ascertain the trend of expectations for the electioneering…

Sahara Reporters
How Terrorist Attack In Buhari’s Home State Turned Nigerian Man Into Beggar Living With Disability
A Nigerian man identified as Jabir Bello has been left impoverished by a terrorist attack impoverished him and the experience has turned into a beggar…

4 September 2022
Over six million firearms in civilians’ possession
No fewer than 6,154,000 firearms are in the possession of civilians in the country, a report by SBM Intelligence has revealed…

2 September 2022
Guardian Nigeria
Nigerian economy gasps for breath as bandits, thieves, saboteurs lay siege
At first, it seemed like ‘their’ problem. However, the last few years have shown that ‘their’ problem has become everybody’s. With a nation constantly facing onslaughts from terrorists and a Commander-in-Chief with knack for expressing condolences and ‘shock’, the Nigerian economy is taking a serious beating on all sides with dire consequences for the future…

Sahara Reporters
Devolution Of Powers Is The Most Critical Issue In Nigeria
Cheta Nwanze, partner at SBM Intelligence, gives an interview to Sahara TV about the 2023 elections and the critical issues…

1 September 2022
Daily Independent
Dearth Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria
In spite of the recent controversial claim by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, that there are enough medical doctors in the country to cater for the citizens’ health needs, empirical evidence proves far otherwise. Curiously, he has echoed the position of Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, made in September, 2021…