THE SHORT END OF DEMOCRACY AND THE POVERTY OF HOPE IN NIGERIA

I wish to thank the Quantum Leap Africa Initiative for this invitation even as the notice and the invitation were rather short; a reality that is not too divorced form the clear knowledge and thinking of the prime mover that if the long years of our warm relationship add up to anything that is loyal […]

Understanding The Difference Between Scripture and The Bible

Sequel to my thesis ‘Who Is The Messiah, Jesus or Yeshua’, published in my ThisDay column, some of my readers have emailed and texted me and given me some rather annoyed feedback, insisting that the Messiah’s Name is Jesus, because that is the name used in Scripture The fact is that much damage has been […]

ONDO, AKEREDOLU AND THE PLACE OF VALOROUS LEADERSHIP IN TIMES LIKE THIS.

Recently, the governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, addressed his constituents in a live, statewide broadcast. The terms of the address were unusual. The tone was tough, literarily lacerating. It was laced with candid, categorical points and conveyed forthright monitions. The governor spoke in his characteristic undisguised manner; blunt and bluff, a style […]

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE-THE PECULIAR CASE OF FIRST BANK

First Bank has for the longest time been the most trusted and recognizable name in the Nigerian banking landscape. This was borne out of the fact that it was the first bank to be established in Nigeria initially called British Bank of West Africa (BBWA) under royal charter. As the oldest bank in the country […]

Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, 59 Other Women Leaders for African Entrepreneurial Awards

Wife of Ondo State Governor and Founder of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, BRECAN, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, and 60 other distinguished African Women will be decorated with African Women Industrialization Awards on Monday. The event, billed for March 8, in Ikeja, Lagos, will assemble distinguished women executives, female icons and young women. The Award of Excellence, […]

Biography of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a global finance expert, an economist and international development professional with over 30 years of experience working in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America. Currently, Dr Okonjo-Iweala is Chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Since its creation in 2000, Gavi has immunized 760 million children globally […]

Some of the highlights of the new Financial Act 2020.

If you’re a low income earner on N30k per month or less, you’re now exempted from personal income tax based on the new Finance Act. So tell your employer to stop deducting PAYE from your pay effective from this month. Effective 1st Jan 2021, commercial flight tickets have been exempted from VAT. Next time you […]

ODSG SETS UP A JUDICIAL PANEL OF INQUIRY ON THE ALLEGED ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES OF OFFICERS OR FEDERAL SPECIAL ANTI-ROBBERY SQUAD OF NIGERIA POLICE FORCE IN ONDO STATE

SETTING UP OF JUDICIAL PANEL OF INQUIRY ON THE ALLEGED ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES OF OFFICERS OR FEDERAL SPECIAL ANTI-ROBBERY SQUAD OF NIGERIA POLICE FORCE IN ONDO STATE The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN, has approved the constitution of a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to look into all complaints by members of the […]

BREAKING NEWS:ONDO GOVERNMENT DIRECTS ALL WORKERS ON GRADE LEVEL 01-12 TO RESUME WORK

It will be recalled that, the efforts of the State Government in combating the deadly COVID-19 pandemic has yielded encouraging results to the effect that the curve of the virus has been flattened to a very large extent in the State. It is in view of this that Mr. Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN […]

BREAKING NEWS: 12 EFCC DIRECTORS SUSPENDED

About 12 directors and top staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been suspended with immediate effect. The notice of suspension was communicated to the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mohammed Umar, on Tuesday night by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation. The action was said to be in […]

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