Buhari Appoints Salami, Soludo, Sagagi, Ojowu, others As Members of Economic Advisory Council

President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an eight-member Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to replace the current Economic Management Team (EMT). A statement Monday by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), said the newly constituted council, chaired by Prof. Doyin Salami, will report directly to the President. Other members of the council are […]

Buhari receives S/African President’s Special Envoy

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the South African President’s Special Envoy, Mr Jeff Radebe, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the Special Envoy, who was accompanied by South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby J. Moroe, arrived the State House at […]

GenCos releases 3,306 MWH of electricity to national grid – report

By Constance Imasuen Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, said they released an average of 3,306 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Sunday . The Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a daily energy report made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on […]

EFCC to arraign Saraki for allegedly diverting N12bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused former Senate President Bukola Saraki of diverting N12 billion from the treasury of the Kwara State Government illegally while he was governor of the state between 2003 and 2011. The commission said the money was withdrawn in cash, the Punch Newspaper reported. The money, EFCC said, […]

Community Policing: Ganduje seeks stakeholders collaboration

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on all stakeholders to join hands to ensure the success of the community policing initiative to ensure safe and secure communities.‎ Ganduje disclosed this while ‎inspecting over 1,000 cattle and other property recovered from rustlers at Kwanar Dangora on Sunday in kano.‎ ‎ ‎He said that community […]

Africa, disunite and perish

Other things being equal, I am due to give a keynote lecture on the Fourth Industrial Revolution at an international conference organised in one of South Africa’s prestigious universities. It is an uncertain time. I have been disturbed out of inspiration to write the keynote, as I am not sure whether the South African embassy would return my passport in time […]

2 Nigerians among finalists for $25,000 Anzisha Prize for young African entrepreneurs

Two Nigerians, Abdulwaheed Alayande and Emmanuel Okon made the cut among 20 finalists to contend for the $25,000 Anzisha Prize for young African Entrepreneurs. Over 500 budding African entrepreneurs applied for the award, across Africa. The winner will be announced at the ninth Anzisha Prize Forum on 22 October in Johannesburg, South Africa. Alayande is […]