■   Reflections on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Hillary Clinton’s pep talks to graduating students of Wellesley College, Massachusetts, U.S.A. By Chika Abanobi The rousing convocation talks (which Americans know as commencement speech or lecture) that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the world-renown author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of A Yellow Sun, The Things Around Your Neck and […]

Functional public education will heal Nigeria’s troubles –Prof Achebe, Obi of Onitsha


…Donates books to FCET Umunze By Sam Otti The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe  Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, has stressed the need for functional public education that would lead the country out of its current wilderness. He said quality education in the nation’s public schools remains a critical factor in the increasing agitation for the rapid transformation […]

Bribery allegation: God ’ll vindicate Amaechi –Rivers, A’Ibom APC


•Flay PDP for demanding minister’s resignation From Chris Anucha, Port Harcourt and Joe Effiong, Uyo Rivers and Akwa Ibom states chapters of   the All Progressives Congress (APC) have risen  in defence of   former governor and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Umana Okon Umana over bribery allegations leveled against them by two justices of  the […]

Kidnapping, kidnapping and more kidnapping


•197 abducted in 4 months By Henry Umahi            [email protected] These are, certainly, not the best of times for Nigerians. Apart from the economic recession, which has made life difficult for the citizenry, security is a huge challenge. And one of the crimes that have figuratively hit the roof is kidnapping. In fact, kidnapping has become […]

TRADE: Minister announces diversification, growth master plan


From Walter Ukaegbu, Abuja The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has stated that the strategic focus of the ministry’s master plan for diversification and growth of the economy was  partnering with private and development capital. Enelamah, while speaking in Abeokuta, Ogun State, yesterday, at the eighth National Council on Industry, Trade […]

Fuel imports to reduce by 60% in 2018 –FG


By Adewale Sanyaolu The Federal Government has announced plans to reduce its level of fuel imports by 60 percent by the year 2018. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, stated this at the ongoing Oil Trading Logistics (OTL) conference which entered its second day in Lagos, yesterday. Kachikwu, who was represented by […]

How to get home mortgage loan


Stories by Omodele Adigun “If you want to buy a home for yourself in Nigeria, you can take advantage of mortgage loan,” says Samantha Taylor , a community mentor of MortgageFit . Writing on an online platform, Financial Freedom Inspiration, Taylor explains steps to obtain housing loan in the country: ‘You can get loan from […]

Firm floats $500m poverty bond for farmers


By Omodele Adigun The Group CEO of Stanbic-IBTC Holdings Plc, Mrs Sola David-Borha, has urged Nigerians to open their eyes to the opportunities in agricultural sector in order to support the diversification drive of the Federal Government. The advice comes as an agro-based firm, Doreo Partners, plans to float $500million Poverty Bond to assist small […]

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