Africa in search of development models (1)

THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA remains significant on the world stage and for a number of reasons. In size, Africa is larger than China, USA, India, Mexico and a big part of Europe combined. It is home to 54 different countries of a variety of sizes, climates, ethnic nationalities, official languages and disparate systems of government. […]

Ending endemic poverty in Africa

The clock of 2030 global agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is ticking slowly, quietly but surely. This is six years since 2015, when the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) gave way to its successor SDG. More than one-third the way down the line, it is pertinent to focus on how Africa fares with the […]

An insurance agenda for Buhari’s new government

At least on two occasions since the Independent National Electoral Commission declared him winner of the last presidential elections, President Muhammadu Buhari, has said the economy will be one of his focal points during his second term. It is good to hear that, but any attempt to improve the economy must include deliberate efforts at […]

NCRIB inaugural breakfast seminar

Many people like hoarding knowledge and information. They do not realise that they are doing more harm than good to themselves. People who share knowledge naturally want to acquire more so that they can have more knowledge to share. In the process, they grow in knowledge, confidence and stature because knowledge is power. On the […]

Africa braces for global goals on sustainable development

THE ‘AFRICA RISING’ narrative just inched some steps forward a fortnight ago. This happened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the margins of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, with the launch of two related initiatives. These seemingly interwoven initiatives, it is hoped, would […]

Motor (Third Party) insurance conundrum

 I read a report recently where the writer was accusing the insurance industry of unwholesome practices in respect of motor (Third Party) insurance. He said insurance practitioners do not educate the insuring public of the benefits of motor (Third Party) insurance. He said all we do is collect premium and keep quiet on the benefits. […]

Professional indemnity insurance

I read about a family crying foul over the death of their teenage son last week. He was hit by a vehicle in Abuja while crossing the road. He was taken to the National Hospital where he died after four days. Now the family is blaming the hospital for negligence. They have decided to broadcast […]

Africa, wood-based fuels and sustainable development

AFRICA’s climate and environmental sustainability are two issues in one that cannot afford to be kept at the backburner any further. Events and activities are unfolding that are changing the climate and the environment. Carbon footprint within the continent needs closer attention, monitoring and control. Although much has been said about the contribution of smokestack […]

Africa’s quandary under global environmental stress

The last week was remarkable for the robust emphasis given to the issue of climate change, environmental stewardship and sustainable development in the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. That the two preceding articles by this writer in this newspaper had raised concerns in the African context was to present a microcosm of the […]