LEFT TO SUFFER (III): The Woman Who Lost 14 Children For Refusing To ‘Marry’ Boko Haram Insurgents

Kalo Sani, 54, is the mother of 18 children and the mourner of 14 of them. Love, after life, she says, is the only pride left for her as a human and a woman. Nothing else. Not even her only two surviving toddlers. Fourteen of her 18 children have been…

Updated: FG opens banks, offices for full operation, airlines to open from 21st June

The Federal government on Monday addressed concerns raised by the organized private sector with relaxation of restrictions on banking operations and worship places, even as it declares that domestic airline operators can now open from the June 21 for businesses. Federal government explained that religious worship centers can now open,…

FirstBank leverages technology to promote virtual bank account opening for customers

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that it has reinforced its technology infrastructure to enable anyone in the country to open a FirstBank account through their mobile phones without visiting any of its branches nationwide. The investment in its mobile banking…

COVID-19: Fayemi addresses Ekiti people, announces fresh relaxation of lockdown

With effect from Monday, residents of Ekiti State now have opportunities to pursue their businesses Mondays through Friday from 6am to 8pm. Governor Kayode Fayemi who disclosed this in a state-wide broadcast Sunday evening also revealed that consultations are underway to reopen religious worship centres, schools and big markets in…

Some simple lessons amid the expert opinions

In these depressing times we look for reassurance from specialists and experts that a “new normal” lies ahead. Doctors, scientists, behavioural analysts, health economists, political scientists, macroeconomists and risk students are enjoying a degree of visibility far beyond what they have previously known. Yet we are not reassured because the…

An empty seat for Koleade Adeniji Abayomi, SAN; OON – a gifted orator with a sense of humour

This is an excellent opportunity to put to test the thesis of Edward De Bono, a Professor at Cambridge University, the visionary who conceived the principle of “Lateral Thinking” (as opposed to Linear Thinking) – in dealing with challenging situations and making the right choices. You have to think outside…

Ideas for a new Nigeria: The question to rule all industrial policy questions

If you had to pick one factor which is correlated with almost all periods of significant growth around the modern world, it would be productivity growth. From the industrial revolution in Western Europe to the rise in incomes in North America to the slow but steady growth in the Nordic…

At Aregbesola’s Colloquium, stakeholders suggest keys to unlocking mass prosperity in Nigeria

Experts and stakeholders have said that better governance, development of innovative framework, investment in technology and employment are key to unlocking mass prosperity in Nigeria. The experts and stakeholders spoke at the virtual Rauf Aregbesola Colloquium 2020, marking the 63rd birthday anniversary of the former Osun State Governor and current…

Afreximbank mulls establishment of 500-bed Centre in Abuja

Healthcare service delivery in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will soon receive a major boost with the planned establishment of a world-class, 500-bed medical center in Abuja by African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), a Pan-African multilateral trade finance institution. Presenting the Certificate of Occupancy of the 5.1 hectare of land in…