Glo @ 19: Celebrating an indigenous African brand, by Lanre Alfred

A lot has changed in the telecoms industry since Globacom was birthed in 2003. As it counts down to its 19th anniversary in a few days, the company and its founder, Dr. Mike Adenuga, Jnr, can look back on their chequered and storied journey and give themselves a robust pat on the back.   Indeed, few magnates refine the merchant tropes of endeavor, like Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr. Through grit and hard work, he built his octopoidal conglomerate that employs thousands of Nigerians nay Africans in profitable, futuristic endeavors. If…

How botched plan to kill me was revealed – Igini

Mike Igini retires from INEC as the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State. He speaks on his best and low moments as an election official.   What do you think is the biggest challenge of INEC in Nigeria?   IGINI: The greatest challenge to organising credible elections in Nigeria is corruption. It is the greatest challenge in every facet of our nation’s life. My colleagues in the bar are not immune from the malaise either, and it makes things difficult. You see, as REC, I am responsible for supervising…

Why we are committed to worship of Osun goddess – Foreign devotees

Some foreign devotees at the just concluded Osun-Osogbo festival have expressed belief in the sanctity of the Osun deity, saying the annual fiesta offers an opportunity for worship through the sacred grove.   The tourists, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the grand finale of the festival in Osogbo, said the event gave them joy and a sense of belonging in the worship of the Osun goddess.   A Brazilian, Regina Alberto, said she was in Osun specifically for the festival as a…

In praise of Nigerian youth, By Oladeinde Olawoyin

There are the inspiring duo of Igwe Uguru and Peter Akwa, young men who rode on the back of technology to navigate African traditional markets and create a multi-million-naira tech startup from Aba, Abia State; Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi, tech whizkids who drew the attention of the world to Yaba via Paystack; as well as Mark Essien, the entrepreneur who found wealth in the business of luxury by leveraging on tech, while on the streets of Calabar. Today, I’m inspired to celebrate the resilience, strength, and unifying potential of…

Make your business structure foolproof, by Ola Emmanuel

A recurring issue in business ownership in Nigeria is the rate at which businesses are hijacked from their promoters by people who are invited to be part of such businesses. In some instances where two or more people mutually agreed to start business, it is commonly reported instances where one or two of the business owners are schemed out directly or indirectly.   When shopping for investors or shareholders for your business, never be desperate to such an extent that you fail to give the business the needed structure. How…

Military airstrike kills Boko Haram Commander, Aminu Duniya in Niger State

Multiple airstrikes by two Nigerian Air Force, NAF, fighter jets on Saturday killed scores of Boko Haram terrorists in Niger State.   A notorious Boko Haram Commander, Aminu Duniya, is among those feared dead in the raid by the military fighter aircraft.   The terrorists were neutralized after intelligence revealed that they had assembled at Kurebe in Shiroro Local Government Area, for an important meeting hosted by Duniya.   The wanted terrorist Commander was said to have invited his fellow criminals to his enclave at Kurebe, to the meeting which…

International Youth Day: Osun Governor-Elect promises to focus on Youth development 

The Governor-elect of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke has promised to institute sustainable youth development agenda to harness the huge potentials of Osun youth when he assumes office in November.   Addressing youth development leaders who paid him a courtesy call on the occassion of the International Youth Day, Senator Adeleke described the youth as “a major asset and positive force for state development”, affirming that ” the productive energy of our youth and their incredible expertise in various fields must tapped into for their positive transition to adulthood.  …

An agenda for national rebirth (2), by Hassan Gimba

In the same “Change Must Begin with the Leader” written on 06/07/2020, we observed: “In Nigeria, they promised us ‘change’ and we fought to bring in its champions. Some lost their capital, others their health, while some paid the supreme price, but we all heaved a sigh of relief and proclaimed, “It has come!” We wanted change, and we thought fairness and justice would take the place of selfishness and impunity; that transparency and accountability would replace corruption but, above all, that our lives and property would be secure.  …

When Journalist becomes news: Cases of Abati, Oseni, by Ernest Osogbue

With the traffic infraction saga involving Arise Morning Show co-host, Rufai Oseni, being resolved, it is pertinent to look back and point out valuable lessons that need to be learned. As the incident unfolded, it emerged that his colleague, Reuben Abati, was equally involved in a back-and-forth with the irrepressible Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.   The whole episode must have been frustrating to the management of the Arise News Channel, under whose umbrella the flagship programme: “Arise Morning Show,” is produced.   There is nothing more embarrassing to…

APM Elects Wards ,Local, States, National Officers at its Second National Convention

By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.     The Allied Peoples’ Movement APM has elected its national officers in the second national convention of the party in Abuja.   This coincided with the four years anniversary of the registeration of the party, APM as one of the 18 registered political parties in Nigeria.   The Chairman, National Convention Planning Committee and the party’s Chairman in Kano State, Alhaji Nuhu Idris said the exercise was carried inline with INEC guidelines and constitutional provisions, held in Abuja.   In his acceptance speech, the new National…