Osun 2018: Balancing the odds

AYOOLA OLAOLUWA On September 22, 2018, the people of Osun State will queue behind their candidates for the governorship election scheduled to replace the incumbent Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, whose tenure will end on November 27. Since the release of the final list of 48 parties and their candidates by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), More...

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By Felix OLOYEDE On Sunday, September 9th, 2018
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Anxiety mounts over MTN’s Future

Ferdi Moolman, CEO, MTN Nigeria UCHE CHRIS From every indication, this may be the last straw for the South African company, MTN. Informed sources believe that it was a strategic move by government to ensure that More...

By Olaolu Ayoola On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Nigeria Air: Maintenance is a major ball-buster in Aviation – Adenekan

Recently Nigeria’s Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, launched the first phase of the federal government’s efforts at starting a new national flag carrier to be called, Nigeria Air, amidst concerns More...

By Olaolu Ayoola On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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The Venezuela crisis and Nigeria’s woes

By TESLIM SHITTA-BEY Food is escorted under the ominous presence of heavily armed escorts of military trucks, as children with threadbare clothes and scabby bodies wave weakly at drivers as parents with sunken eye More...

By Olaolu Ayoola On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Banks groan under CBN’s iron fist as economy sputters

OkeyOnyenweaku Local Nigerian banks have started to groan under the tight fist of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) determination to sanitise the industry and ensure that corporate governance is strictly More...

By Olaolu Ayoola On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Declining economy signposts hard times ahead

By Uche Chris A worrisome and unexpected report about the economy came from the National Bureau of Statistics, which most informed observers are still trying to digest. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the aggregate More...

By Olaolu Ayoola On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Worsening corruption negates Buhari’s agenda

…as agency identifies 55 corruption in Nigeria  By AYOOLA OLAOLUWA President Muhammadu Buhari rode to power on May 29, 2015, on a sweeping mandate from Nigerians to give the country a new direction. Due largely More...

By Olaolu Ayoola On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Rivers 2019: APC plots against Wike  

By OBINNA EZUGWU In many ways, the recently held National Assembly bye-election in Rivers State – which was cancelled by the state’s residence electoral commissioner, Obo Efangha on account of widespread More...

By Olaolu Ayoola On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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UBA repositions for global challenges

By OKEY ONYENWEAKU Recent Board changes have been made at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to generate new thinking and a fresh perspective of the future of the bank in the various markets it has chosen to do business. The More...