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Nigeria’s online travel booking space in search of real value

Nigeria’s online travel booking space in search of real value Although boasting a lot of potential, Nigeria’s travel and tourism industry has remained in a state of near-misses and failed projections occasioned by the glaring gap and huge vacuum in the online travel booking space. According to available statistics, the direct contribution of Travel and Tourism to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product...... more

Onnoghen in the lions’ den, By ’Fisayo Soyombo

Onnoghen in the lions’ den, By ’Fisayo Soyombo There is nothing heartwarming about the expected arraignment – later today (and rescheduled for January 22) – of Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on a six-count charge bordering on fraudulent asset declaration. It is not good for Onnoghen; it is not...... more

Record-breaking achievements of IGP Idris, By Adewole Kehinde

Record-breaking achievements of IGP Idris, By Adewole Kehinde Since his appointment as the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Kpotun Idris has been able to manage the herculean responsibility of overseeing some 1,300 police stations, 370,800 men and women, 36 state commands, 12 zones and seven administrative organs (unlike other IGPs?) with effortless excellence as though he was born for the...... more

2019: God our refuge and strength, By Folu Olamiti

2019: God our refuge and strength, By Folu Olamiti In September 2018, the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) held its Standing Committee Conference in Minna, Niger State capital, with the theme: “God Our Refuge And Strength.” No topic could be more appropriate at this hazardous time in Nigeria, when the Christian community, especially our brothers and sisters in the northern...... more

The evolution of broadcasting in Africa, By Joseph Hundah

The evolution of broadcasting in Africa, By Joseph Hundah Africa’s OTT market is poised for growth and it’s all being driven by the need for superior customer experience Television has captured the imagination of audiences since its inception over 75 years ago. But as technology evolved, so have audience needs and expectations. In an era of instant gratification, the television...... more

Fixing crude oil refining business in Nigeria, By Chijioke Nwaozuzu

Fixing crude oil refining business in Nigeria, By Chijioke Nwaozuzu The issue of deregulation of petrol (PMS) price has been a contentious issue for over two decades, as well as the deregulation of the refining business in Nigeria. However, we need to be clear on what the challenges are and how we go about deregulating the entire downstream petroleum sector. Deregulation...... more

Lessons from 2018 and how to succeed in 2019

Lessons from 2018 and how to succeed in 2019 2018 — another year gone by. The seconds have ticked into minutes, and minutes rolled into hours, and hours to days, days turn to months, and this year is finally at its end. I have had my fair share of highs and lows, but even more importantly, I eagerly look forward...... more

Building support system for people living with HIV

Building support system for people living with HIV Support systems are relied on when things aren’t going well or when one is not feeling too great. Havens knows we all need support and encouragement every now and then, for it is such a tough road to walk alone. Take Emeka for instance when the doctor told him that he...... more

The Prince of Niger Delta Politics hits the golden age, By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze

The Prince of Niger Delta Politics hits the golden age, By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze Preamble Prince Tonye Princewill, popularly known as “The Prince of Niger Delta Politics”, was a two-time gubernatorial candidate in Rivers State: first, on the platform of the defunct Action Congress (AC) that gave birth to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2007 and, later, on the platform of the Labour Party...... more

Osun rural dwellers lament dearth of social amenities •State agency makes spirited efforts to bring succour

Osun rural dwellers lament dearth of social amenities •State agency makes spirited efforts to bring succour Rural dwellers in most communities in Osun State are lamenting the devastating state of underdevelopment stemming, particularly, from the lack of social amenities. The people of Aladua village in Ayedaade Local Government Area of the state who are predominantly cocoa farmers, said they are completely disconnected from modernity “with no electricity,...... more

My rise to the top and why everyone needs a little help, By Tony Elumelu

My rise to the top and why everyone needs a little help, By Tony Elumelu In business the role luck plays in success and personal achievement is rarely discussed. If luck is mentioned, it is done with slight condescension, and usually dismissed as a product of hard work, not deserving significant attention. While hard work is paramount – and I have written extensively about the importance...... more

Afe Babalola at 90, a tribute by Tola Adeniyi

Afe Babalola at 90, a tribute by Tola Adeniyi Ask for Aare Afe Babalola SAN from anybody in the street of Ekiti, Ibadan, Enugu, Kano,Abuja or Port Harcourt, the ready answer will come in torrents: Afe Babalola is a distinguished legal luminary, Afe Babalola is an Ekiti man. Afe Babalola is a self-made man. Afe Babalola is the Aare Bamofin...... more

Automation and future of human labour, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

Automation and future of human labour, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu At the closing ceremony of the 50th anniversary and annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management in Abuja, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo raised a touching concern on the growing threat posed to human labour by the deployment of robots and artificial intelligence in work places. The vice-president’s concern further...... more

Why you need to invest in Real Estate, By Lansar Aghaji

Why you need to invest in Real Estate, By Lansar Aghaji An estate surveyor and valuer is referred to in Nigeria as a professional member of The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), who is also registered and empowered by law through the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) to carry out property valuation tasks in the...... more

Gen TY Buratai building smart Army, By Fredrick Ikerionwu

Gen TY Buratai building smart Army, By Fredrick Ikerionwu “Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.” ― Sun Tzu Upon his appointment as the 20th Nigerian Army, Chief of Army Staff on July 13, 2015,  Lt-Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai resumed office on July 16, 2015.  He unveiled his vision for the Nigerian Army,...... more

Rochas Okorocha: Made by populism, destroyed by narcissism, By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu

Rochas Okorocha: Made by populism, destroyed by narcissism, By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu Sometime in 2016, the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, hosted senior journalists and editors of Imo State origin at a meeting held at Government House Owerri. During the meeting, which was his first since he became governor, he took time to explain his vision for the state. He also...... more

Atiku is the answer! By Nwokwu Daniel C

Atiku is the answer! By Nwokwu Daniel C In a broad sense, Atiku is the most ready and capable for the job of piloting the affairs of our dear country. Nigeria has been degraded to the extent that children born in the country regret why God created them as Nigerians. In fact, even the grown-ups are tired of this...... more

Ochuko’s odyssey: From local fish seller to anti-human trafficking activist

Ochuko’s odyssey: From local fish seller to anti-human trafficking activist A Nigerian international student has risen to become an anti-human trafficking activist in faraway Cyprus. The lady, a 25-year-old Ms Ochuko Joy Agbeyegbe, a one-time local fish seller who is now a graduate of Girne American University of Cyrus, earned herself the reputation because of her activities and efforts to assist...... more

Close up on Nigeria Consulate in Johannesburg, By Folu Olamiti (FNGE)

Close up on Nigeria Consulate in Johannesburg, By Folu Olamiti (FNGE) Happy days are back at the Nigeria Consulate in Johannesburg. Both staff members and visitors and, indeed, people that have one business or the other to transact with the High Commission, are having a swell time. No, it’s not because Christmas, the season of love, peace and goodwill to all men...... more

A case for better funding of the judiciary, by Funso Afolabi

A case for better funding of the judiciary, by Funso Afolabi Among the three arms of government, the judiciary is the least funded. While the executive and the legislature are able to negotiate better deals for themselves, the judiciary isn’t so lucky. The judiciary is therefore left at the mercy of both the executive and the legislature for funding. The consequence of...... more

Memo to Sambo Dasuki over Alex Badeh’s demise, By Yushau Shuaib

Memo to Sambo Dasuki over Alex Badeh’s demise, By Yushau Shuaib Dear Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), As you spend your third year in illegal detention since December 2015, I am using this memo to intimate you about the brutal assassination of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Alex Badeh, by gunmen along the Keffi-Abuja Highway. He was expected to open his...... more

As SETESCO rises and shines again, By Ikechukwu Amaechi

As SETESCO rises and shines again, By Ikechukwu Amaechi Seven years after Nigeria’s fratricidal war, the bucolic Obohia community in Ahiazu-Mbaise local government area, Imo State, came alive again, rediscovering its soul, literally, with education as the tonic. What used to be Eastern Nigeria had been devastated by the 30-month civil war. But the people were not broken. Out of...... more

Emerging Hydrogen Energy World — Implications for crude oil exporting countries, By Prof. Chijioke Nwaozuzu

Emerging Hydrogen Energy World — Implications for crude oil exporting countries, By Prof. Chijioke Nwaozuzu Hydrogen has long been used across several industries, including the process for converting heavy petroleum extracts into lighter, exploitable forms of fuel. But the objective of turning hydrogen itself into a viable and clean energy source to power vehicles and heat houses is the potential game-changing solution that could lead the...... more

Buhari at 76: Why we love this President, By Femi Adesina

Buhari at 76: Why we love this President, By Femi Adesina “That’s him, that’s him,” the two old women, wrinkled and bent with age, exclaimed. You could see wonderment and fulfillment in their eyes. And as if on cue, they both began to cry. It was in Bauchi earlier this year. President Muhammadu Buhari was visiting to commiserate with the people on...... more

If Buhari should reshuffle his cabinet, these ministers wouldn’t go to the “Next Level”

If Buhari should reshuffle his cabinet, these ministers wouldn’t go to the “Next Level” Sources at the Presidency whispered to me that President Muhammadu Buhari is considering “reshuffling” his cabinet. Since 2015, the President has made no changes to his team. And despite demands for a rejigging of his players, he has kept them, even while some of them are conceding own goals like Manchester...... more

ICT as a major tool in informal sector growth in Nigeria, By Bolajo O. Kazeem

ICT as a major tool in informal sector growth in Nigeria, By Bolajo O. Kazeem The rapid growth in Nigeria’s Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and its multiplier effect, particularly on the informal sector has, no doubt, confounded many a cynic. Who could have imagined how stunted Nigeria would have been if she had not developed access to ICT in this era of globalisation? The period of...... more

President Buhari, the imaginative clone and human genetics

President Buhari, the imaginative clone and human genetics Ordinarily, I wouldn’t like to involve myself in the nauseating debate about the rumoured cloning of President Muhammadu Buhari and the imaginative Jibril Aminu of Sudan because it is rubbish in the face of scientific realities. As a Nigerian who bagged Ph.D degree in Human Genetics in congenital malformations arising from...... more

Why Boko Haram will continue killing soldiers

Why Boko Haram will continue killing soldiers  … [how can] a soldier come up and say ‘I’m not well-equipped’ yet you have a rifle; what do you want? You want APC, you want tanks? The basic weapon of an infantry man is rifle, so why should there be mutiny? Why? The basic weapon of an infantry man is...... more

Gov. Okowa as jinx breaker

Gov. Okowa as jinx breaker After he successfully steered the Peoples Democratic Party to what has been acclaimed as the “freest and fairest party primaries in the history of Nigeria’s politics,” Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is gradually carving a niche for himself as a jinx breaker. Last week, the Governor played host to former President Olusegun Obasanjo...... more

Seven Years After: GOtv blazing the trail in DTT in Nigeria

Seven Years After: GOtv blazing the trail in DTT in Nigeria About a decade ago, the prospect of Nigerians enjoying world class digital terrestrial television remained an elusive dream as the country trailed behind other developing and developed nations in this area. Memories and experiences of television, outside premium pay TV offerings, were limited to the provision of outdated programming by public...... more

 

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