Governance & Development

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The unemployment rate in Enugu is one of the highest in Nigeria. At least 8,000 job seekers stormed the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital to interview for the position of administrative officers, on Thursday. The applicants responded to the university’s local advertisement for Administrative Officer II. At least, 5,000, were shortlisted for the interview. The position … Continue reading

The Economist: Why Nigerian Northerners Feel Down

THE roads are thick with traffic and pavements throng with hawkers selling phonecards, sunglasses and leather sandals. At night, street corners are lit up with a red glow from grills cooking spicy meat. But the bustle of Kano, Nigeria’s second-biggest city and the commercial capital of the north, masks an uncomfortable reality: northern Nigeria is … Continue reading


In this interview he granted the leading Hausa newspaper, Rariya, Mr. Ekwueme talks about his life, his politics, his struggles and his visions for Nigeria.  Former Vice President Alex Ekwueme is one of Nigeria’s most respected statesmen alive today. He established the first indigenous architectural firm in Nigeria’s history and is the only Nigerian who … Continue reading


President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday denied a claim by Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State that he reported a serving minister who allegedly collected a $250m bribe from an oil company without the President acting on the information. A newspaper (not Saturday PUNCH) had on Friday quoted the governor, who is one of the seven … Continue reading


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two sons of Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, over an alleged N10billion fraud. Aminu and Mustapha  Lamido were arrested Thursday in Kano and flown to Abuja on Friday morning, and are currently being interrogated at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja by a crack team of detectives. The arrest … Continue reading

What? EFCC Broke, can’t Pay Lawyers

file:///SDCard/BlackBerry/pictures/EFCC-Ibrahim%20Lamorder.jpg.rem The Federal Government’s anti-graft war, which many have dismissed as below average, may collapse as  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, one of the agencies saddled with the responsibility of prosecuting  the  campaign,  is said to be broke. Investigations by our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday revealed that the  EFCC  had been finding it … Continue reading

UN Report – Nigeria’s Population to Surpass U.S. Before 2050

UN Report – Nigeria’s Population to Surpass U.S. Before 2050 by Abiodun Oluwarotimi Jun 14, 2013 (Leadership/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Nigeria’s population is expected to surpass that of the U.S. before the middle of the century, according to a new United Nations, UN, World Population Prospects report. According to the report which … Continue reading

67b foreign reserve: Presidency moves against Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili-World Bank Ex-VP The Presidency may have moved against former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, over her allegations that the Federal Government under the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan squandered the over $67 billion left by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, with the arrest of a consultant to the Ministry, Tom Chiahemen, publisher … Continue reading

Nigeria set to overtake SA as Africa’s biggest economy

The 3.5km-long sea defence barrier- The Great Wall of Lagos was built to shield Eko Atlantic City Economists expect Nigeria, already the continent’s most populous nation and largest oil producer, to soon overtake South Africa in terms of GDP. The ever-expanding moonscape that stretches out behind a wall holding back the Atlantic Ocean here will … Continue reading

Jonathan Bows To National Assembly, Signs 2013 Appropriation Bill into Law

Less than 24 hours to the deadline issued by the National Assembly to President Goodluck Jonathan to either sign the 2013 Appropriation Bill into law or be vetoed, the president today bowed to the unshaken stand of the lawmakers and signed the budget. The President had last year presented a budget proposal of N4.92 trillion … Continue reading

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