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ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION OF SINGAPORE, A LESSON FOR NIGERIA?

6 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Singapore is one of the world’s leading commercial hubs, with the fourth-biggest financial centre and one of the five busiest ports. Its globalized and diversified economy depends heavily on trade, especially in manufacturing. Singapore has the third-highest per capita income in the world. It ranks high in international rankings of education, healthcare, government transparency and economic competitiveness. All these, this sovereign city-state and island country situated in South-East Asia achieved in a little over fifty years. We bring this to your attention hoping that there may be some lessons that our nation may learn from the success story of Singapore on our quest for economic transformation.

REGIONAL SECURITY: AU CONSIDERS PROACTIVE STEPS TO PREVENT CONFLICTS

6 years ago /
Security 

The African Union is putting mechanisms in place to address the frequent eruption of conflicts in many countries in the continent.

ANAMBRA POLLS: APGA SUPPORTERS PROTEST DELAY IN DECLARING OBIANO WINNER

6 years ago /
Politics 

This group took to the street to express their grievances over the delay in announcing the winner in Saturday’s election. For the group, APGA flag bearer, Obiano has secured majority vote in at least 13 local government areas out of the overall 21 local government areas giving him the overall victory.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS: LEBANON BLASTS IN IRANIAN EMBASSY

6 years ago /
International News 

At least 22 people are reported to have been killed in two explosions which hit the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital Beirut in quick succession.

 

SPORTS: GOLDEN EAGLET DIES

6 years ago /
Sports  

Nigeria’s football family has been thrown into mourning following the death of former Golden Eaglets defender, Friday Njengo on Tuesday in Abuja.

SPORTS: STEPHEN KESHI PLANS BIG FOR BRAZIL

6 years ago /
Sports  

Nigeria’s coach Stephen Keshi plans to inject more players into the Super Eagles squad to make it a compact team for the 2014 world cup in Brazil.

AVIATION: NIGERIAN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF ICAO

6 years ago /
International News  Transport  

Nigeria   took the driver’s seat  in global aviation  industry  when  one of its own, Babatunde  Aliu was elected  president of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO.

NIGERIA: ACADEMICIANS SPEAK ON POSITIVE UTILISATION OF ICT

6 years ago /
Nation 

  There is a worry that third world countries like Nigeria focus more on ICT crimes and other negative sides of ICT but for Professor of Technology from the University of Ibadan, Adenike Osofisan, there should be a regulation to enable schools and offices create and monitor their own websites as a means of utilizing the positive sides of social media.

BUDGET 2014: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY REACTS TO ANOTHER CANCELLATION OF BUDGET PRESENTATION

6 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Reacting to the President’s failure to show up for the 2014 Budget presentation once again, the honorable Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate have expressed varying views as to the excuse given by the Presidency.

ECONOMY: PRESIDENT JONATHAN TO TRAVEL TO ENGLAND TO MEET WITH INVESTORS

6 years ago /
Business and Economy  

President Goodluck Jonathan is to travel to London today to meet with International Investors. The President is to preside over the meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investors’ Council which is expected to last for three days.

PRESIDENT JONATHAN'S REASON FOR CALLING OFF THE 2014 BUDGET PRESENTATION

6 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan, once again, called off the presentation of the 2014 Budget before the National Assembly yesterday. The reason expressed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati is the failure of the Executive and Legislature to harmonise their positions on the Crude Oil benchmark.

PDP CRISIS: OYINLOLA, BARAJE SUE PDP

6 years ago /
Politics 

The crisis rocking the ruling party in Nigeria, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, appears to be far from over as members of the Factional Group, New PDP have taken their grievances to the Judicial arm of government.

Constitution or Constitutionalism – Legal Experts brainstorm at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Lecture.

6 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria commemorates its centenary in 2014. From 1914 to date, no fewer than 9 constitutions have been in place, 4 of these during the colonial era. The 1999 constitution promulgated by the military currently in operation in the 4th republic has undergone amendment once

Health Care: CIHP donates Medical equipment to general hospital, Balanga Gombe state

6 years ago /
Health 

The project, which was founded by Centre for Disease Control, CDC in the United States of America, is to provide medical equipment and electronic gadgets worth hundreds of thousands of Naira in the hopes of bridging the gap hindering HIV/AIDS services in the hospital. In her welcome address, the program manager Emilly Madina appreciated the hospital management and the people of Balanga urging them to opt for sustainability by keeping the equipment in good shape.

Karu Demolition – Shop Owners Protest Against AMAC

6 years ago /
Environment 

The shop owners in the Karu area of FCT are protesting against a continuation of the demolition exercise by the officials of the Abuja Municipal Area Council – AMAC.

Festus Iyayi’s Death – F.G Says his Ideals not to be forgotten

6 years ago /
Education  Nation 

With a heavy heart, the supervising Minister of Education made his way to Benin to condole with the widow and family of former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities – ASUU, Festus Iyayi.

Women of Influence – Reward For Excellence

6 years ago /
Oddities 

A popular saying has it that empowering one woman means empowering a whole nation. This was the trust upon the recognition of these women who have distinguished themselves in their spheres of calling. Organizers say they are motivated by the height today women have attained as against the trend many years ago

Prematurity Day Celebration: Top Nigerian Celebrities lend their voices to Little Big Souls Foundation

6 years ago /
Oddities 

The world celebrates prematurity day, some Nigerian Celebrities lend their voices to Little Big Souls charity prematurity day held on 17th Nov 2013 in the Nigerian Capital – Abuja.

 

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS ACCUSE PRESIDENT JONATHAN OF ENCOURAGING CORRUPTION

6 years ago /
Nation 

A coalition of civil society groups  known as “Say No Campaign “ has  raised alarm over what it  calls the senseless extra budgeting spending by the Federal government.

ANAMBRA ELECTIONS: DISENFRANCHISED WOMEN PROTEST IN AWKA

6 years ago /
Politics 

Following the numerous complaints that have trailed the Anambra state governorship elections and the very many faults attributed to the electoral body, INEC, disenfranchised women took to the streets in Awka to protest their inability to participate in the electoral process.