Some Facts about Buhari’s New Chief of Staff: Prof. Ibrahim Gambari

Professor (Ambassador) Ibrahim Agboola Gambari is a Nigerian scholar-diplomat born in Ilorin, Kwara state. He was Minister for External Affairs under tge 1984-85 Military regime. He was also the first Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Africa from 1999-2005. In that capacity, he worked closely with heads of government, key policymakers as well as institutions in the continent to develop the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

Lagos Coronavirus Cases may Rise to 120,000

Alarmingly, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Lagos State is increasing daily. This, at the moment is sending fear and panic to the residents of the state. Just yesterday, according to the report from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the state recorded 176 new confirmed cases out of the 386. It has since became the epicenter of the spread of the virus in the country with 1667 out of the 3912 total confirmed cases in less than 3 months. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Prof. Akin Abayomi, have also mentioned that these figures (in Lagos alone) may have an upward rise to 120,000 between July and August.

Covid-19: Africa on the Front-line

Whoever said African can never be at the frontline of something great should better have a rethink. With the recent instances of progress and development the continent has been making, no one will deny the prospects we see in the future. It is no longer novel that a widespread coronavirus (Covid-19) has held the world to a standstill. In the light of this, Madagascar (An African Nation) in partnership with a Congo Doctor (Dr. Jerome Munyagi) seem to have found an effective cure for the deadly virus ravaging the world. The drug which is said to be made of Herbs and traditional mixtures have proven to be very effective in Madagascar. So far, at least till this moment, Madagascar have not recorded any Covid-19 death with about 80% recovery rate out of 128 confirmed cases...

Workers Day: Access Bank to Lay-off 75 Percent of Workforce

It's the First day of May and all over the world, it marks the World Workers Day. This year's celebration has been marred by the fight against the global pandemic (Covid-19) that has ravaged and paused every activity across the world. The unpredictable nature of the Virus has made it difficult for analyst to predict the curves. Thus businesses are in confusion as to what to expect afterwards. There have also been predictions suggesting that many jobs will be lost when this is over. It is this light that the management of the Access Bank Plc, through the Managing Director, Herbert Wigwe, emphasised the need for a shake up in the staff structure across branches in order for the bank to survive the looming cloud.

Pidgin as a National Language: Yes or No

Before we initiate a debate on whether or not the Nigerian Pidgin is standard for selection to become one of Nigeria’s National language, we need to at least understand what ‘pidgin’ means. Pidgin is a hybrid version of a particular language that came into use basically for simple communication between a speakers of two distinct languages as a result of an urgent contact (mostly business). In this case, the pidgin is picked up by the indegenes to communicate with the foreigners or their colonialists.

Covid-19: NFF, CAF and FIFA to Decide NPFL Season — LMC

On Thursday 23rd April, administrators of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs held a meeting with the leadership of the League Management Company (LMC) through digital video conferencing. The meeting was to decide the way forward for the currently suspended 2020 season. With varying options available so far and also judging and relying on the best practices, the administrators are meant to come up with a concrete plan to salvage the situation. Simultaneously, Football Leagues across the world are facing the same challenge as a result of the novel Coronavirus Pandemic. It has therefore became necessary for every league to deduce a homegrown solution to the situation.

How the Government Made Nigerian Youths Lazier

China is a hub today because of the attention she has paid to the development of the youth. Imagine a young entrepreneur struggling to make legit ends meet on a daily with little or no help from the ‘government’. Then all of a sudden, the same government rolls out policies that affects the progress and development of this hustle without looking back. Capital wasted; funds squashed, and the hopes for the envisaged profit crumbled.