NECA, LCCI, fault Buhari’s directive on food importation

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association and the Centre for Social Justice say the directive by president Muhammadu Buhari to the Central Bank of Nigeria to withdraw foreign exchange for importation of food is coming at a wrong time. They made their views known on Wednesday in separate statements. The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, […]

’98 million Nigerians multidimensionally poor’- UNDP


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says the number of Nigerians, who are multidimensionally poor has increased from 86 million to 98 million in the past decade up to 2017. This is contained in a statement on Thursday by Lucky Musonda, UNDP’s communications specialist, head of communication unit. Musonda stated that the figures are part of […]

Wike opens criminal trial of indicted ex-commissioners over N34.5bn syringe factory

…former health, finance commissioners to face criminal trials …factory could produce one billion syringes per annum   Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has opened criminal prosecution of two indicted former commissioners in the state who allegedly had a hand or two in the collapse of a N34.5 billion state-owned auto-destruct syringe factory at Rumosi, […]

Group canvases inclusive governance to fast track economic growth

To fast track economic growth in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari and the incoming state governors across the federation have been told to adopt an inclusive governance approach in the administration of state affairs. This suggestion was made by Emem Okon, the executive director of Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre (KWDRC), a non-governmental organisation […]

Enugu pledges to improve its sub-national ease-of-doing business

…as Ugwuanyi inaugurates neurosurgical health facility Enugu, Nigeria’s south-eastern sub-national state, with an estimated gross domestic product (GDP) economy of $6.5 billion, says it is ramping up its ease-of-doing business, especially to attract private investment into the coal-rich state. Already, one of such private investments is a multi-million-naira neurosurgical reference health facility, the Memfys Hospital, […]