News

COVID 19: Step up your game, NGO tells government

Some members of Beulah World Initiative, a nongovernmental and faith based organisation, have advised the federal government to up its game in the fight against the Corona Virus pandemic which has claimed millions of lives across the globe. Speaking at the sensitisation programme/food distribution to the less privileged in the Arobieye community in Otta, Ogun […]

News

I I’m yet to receive one Naira from FG to fight Covid-19, says Gov Emmanuel

  …announces guidelines on conducting burials, weddings     Governor Udom Emmanuel has stated that Akwa Ibom State Government has not received any financial assistance from federal government in the fight against Covid-19.     The governor, who made this known during a routine media chat to update citizens on efforts of state government in […]

Arts & Entertainments

Fasuyi: Covid-19 beautiful on canvas, but…

Renowned artist and founder, TAFAS Legacy Gallery,  Chief Timothy Banjo Fasuyi, professionally known as Tafas, in this interview with TONY OKUYEME, shares his thoughts about Covid-19 and how it has affected on the arts and culture sector. The octogenarian artist and former Federal Art Adviser also talks on the other side of the pandemic   […]

Arts & Entertainments

Reviving late Chief M.K.O’s goodies for the masses

Title: Farewell to Poverty: Let There Be Light in Africa Author: Modupe Onitiri-Abiola                   Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Pennsylvania, U.S.A Reviewer: Adjekpagbon Blessed Mudiaga     T here is an African saying that ‘nobody can run away from his shadow.’ It is based on this adage […]

Business

CBN: Leveraging I&E window for exchange rate stability

Having successfully used the Investors and Exporters’ (I&E) foreign exchange window to stop the naira from crashing to a record low three years ago, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is clearly determined to use the same strategy to relieve the local currency of its current Coronavirus-induced pressures, writes Tony Chukwunyem     G iven […]

City Life

‘When the hunter becomes game’

The corn has come to roast. The hunters have become the hunted in Delta state. The deadly virus has gone after members of the ‘COVID-19 Quick Response Team’ in the state and infecting residents of the state in geometric progression. This is so because residents of the state took the disease for granted. They cried […]

Business

BIS tasks central banks on digital payment challenge

Assignment Issuance of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) offers safe, accessible means of payment   A s guardians of the safety and integrity of the payment system, central banks must keep evolving to meet the challenge of rapidly accelerating digital innovation, the bank for International Settlements (BIS) has said.     The BIS stated this […]

Business

Agric: IITA, Mastercard partner to equip Nigerian youths

OPPORTUNITY 242,724 young Nigerian women and men are to build skills and secure dignified and fulfilling work opportunities     T he International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), through its Youth in Agribusiness office, is partnering with the Mastercard Foundation in Nigeria to implement the Young Africa Works strategy.     According to report by […]