Salvaging The Naira

Adebiyi Adesuyi,  an Economic Consultant and Managing Director Wealthgate Advisors (Economic Consultants), takes a look at measures government could use to salvage the Naira. Our national currency, the naira, has been losing its external value at a disturbing rate since the price of crude oil started heading southward. Besides, the country’s major customer, USA, is no […]

Sam Amuka: Are Nigerian Newspapers On Death Watch?

Dr. Bisi Olawunmi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, Bowen University, Iwo, and former Washington Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN), reflects on the recent public lecture titled, Today’s Newsroom, Tomorrow’s Newspaper: How to survive and thrive in the Internet Age, delivered by Mr Ted Iwere, Managing Director, Independent Newspapers Limited, on the […]

Climate Change And Health: Why We Can’t Wait Any Longer!

By: Oladipupo Ajiroba   There has been increased call for climate action as disasters hit Myanmar and the Middle East recently. The President of the United States of America,(USA), President Barack Obama has joined the world’s leading health experts to support their claim that Climate Change may pose the biggest health risk of the 21st Century. Extreme climate conditions such as high […]

Food Product Development,Quality Assurance And Nutrition:Whither The Human Senses?

In this in-depth Maiden Inaugural Lecture of  Bells University of Technology Ota, Prof. Olugbenga Ben Ogunmoyela, Ph.D, FNIFST, FIPAN, C.Chem, the first professor at the university and Dean, College of Food Sciences (COLFOODS)  reiterates the importance of the upgrading of Indigenous technologies. Introduction First, an inaugural lecture whether by tradition or by dictionary definition, represents […]

NNPC: To Reform Or To Kill

By Ikeogu Oke   Against the backdrop of the recent call to kill the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) by Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State, we should look in the direction of Mohammed Yusuf, the founder of Boko Haram, and the intractable problem the Islamist sect has morphed into following his summary […]

Today’s Newsroom, Tomorrow’s Newspaper: How To Survive And Thrive In The Internet Age

In this conclusion of a two-part public lecture delivered at the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) Lagos, during the launch of Voices From Within (Essays on Nigerian Journalism) in honour of Vanguard Publisher, Mr Sam Amuka, who clocked 80 recently, Mr Ted Iwere, Managing Director, Independent Newspapers Limited, believes that the Newspaper industry would […]

Today’s Newsroom, Tomorrow’s Newspaper: How To Survive And Thrive In The Internet Age

In this first of a two-part public lecture, delivered at the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) Lagos, during the launch of “Voices From Within (Essays on Nigerian Journalism)” in honour of Vanguard Publisher, Mr Sam Amuka, who clocked 80 on Thursday July 30, Mr Ted Iwere, Managing Director, Independent Newspapers Limited, discusses the future […]

Canned Foods’ Consumption: A Gradual Suicide

By Moses Richoffor Food fortification has made much progress since the food processing industry revolutionised, but it has also caused adverse effect on the health of consumers. Primarily, food-processing industries use canning as a method during food processing and preservation. However, using primary processing methods like cooling and drying is quite safer than canning because […]

Reflate The Economy

Against the backdrop of challenges currently confronting Nigeria’s Economy, Dr Boniface Chizea, an Economist based in Lagos, in this essay recommends an expansionary monetary policy that  would target at achieving rapid economic growth and consequently generate  employment opportunities in the country. In my quiet moments I had spared some thoughts on what should advisedly be […]

JAMB: Lessons After Policy Reversal

By Oludayo Tade   The reversal of the unpopular policy of reassigning candidates by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) by the Federal government is commendable. While announcing the reversal, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, MacJohn Nwaobiala claimed the policy had been discussed with ‘parents and other stakeholders’ before JAMB commenced implementation. […]

Chief Willie Obiano

Anambra Disappearing, Too…

By Chuka Patrick Ibeziak   Just the other day, I read a very intriguing piece riddled with pseudo-poetics and brilliantly written by no less an authority than, Okey Ndibe. Prof’s pre-eminence and intellectual prowess in literary engagements, enviably rank him among the best of neo-classical African writers and legends. “Disappearing Presidency” generated a heated controversy […]

Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun State

Ogun Model Schools

By Temitayo Taylor   The introduction of free qualitative and affordable education policy by Senator Ibikunle Amosun led administration in Ogun State has not only abolished payment of school fees in all public primary and secondary schools in the State and reduction of tuition fees in all State owned higher Institutions, but has invested heavily […]