What is Nigeria’s standard for good governance?…

When I started my Master’s in Leadership Studies at the Nigerian Defence Academy in January 2020, I envisaged great insights, conversations and research on how effective leadership, good governance, good policies, active citizens, and functional institutions can positively impact Nigeria’s sustainable development. During our first class with Professor C.C.C Kwasau, he started his class with…

Moderna’s fresh trials find vaccine still protects against emerging variants…

Results from Moderna’s latest clinical trial on how its vaccine reacts against emerging variants of COVID-19 has found that efficacy remains intact. The biotechnology company on Monday said studies on individuals show that vaccination with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine produced neutralizing antibodies against all key emerging variants tested, including B.1.1.7 and B.1.351, first identified in…

CBN votes to retain MPR, citing inflation concerns…

In line with wide expectations by analysts, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday, retained its Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 11.5 percent amid a difficult recession – citing a more pressing concern of inflation. The decision to retain the key interest rate which was agreed unanimously by……

Local govts in Akwa Ibom look inwards for improved IGR…

Local government councils in Akwa Ibom State have begun moves to boost their Internally Generally Revenue, weeks after the inauguration. The move followed the conduct of local government elections last October into the 31 councils and the subsequent inauguration of the elected officials. Criticisms have often trailed local government councils over lack of initiative in…

Otunba Subomi Balogun officially Hands over Otunba Tunwase National Paediatrics...

The Founder of FCMB Group and notable philanthropist, Otunba Olasubomi Balogun (CON), has formally handed over his Otunba Tunwase National Paediatrics Centre (OTNPC), located at Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, to the management of the University of Ibadan and the University College Hospital (UCH). The gesture is part of his conscious efforts towards ensuring that Nigerians,…

Governors nullify eviction order in Ondo, Southwest…

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has overruled the eviction order earlier given to Fulani herdsmen to quit the Ondo State forest reserves within seven days. Recall that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had last week ordered herdsmen to vacate all forest reserves in the state within seven days over increasing criminal activities linked to the herders, who…

COVID-19: FG extends guidelines for another one month…

The Federal Government on Monday announced the extension of the extant measures prescribed in the guidelines for phase three of the eased lockdown, by a period of one month with effect from Tuesday, January 26, 2020. In the guidelines which had expired on Monday, January 26, 2021, the government retained the midnight-4am curfew on movement…

Insecurity: OPC backs Akeredolu, Igboho…

The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has advised the presidency and the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) against playing politics with the worrisome state of security in the South-West. The group also offered to assist Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in enforcing the deadline issued to herdsmen to vacate forest reserves in Ondo State. In a statement issued after…

Cybersafe Foundation, UK government take cyber hygiene to 10m Nigerians…

Over 10 million Nigerians have benefited from the campaign to digitally equip vulnerable groups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the knowledge and skills to identify, protect, detect, defend and respond to COVID-19 instigated cyber threats, enabling a safe digital community. The organisers of the campaign, Cybersafe Foundation, a non-governmental organisation in the information……