Photo News: Nigeria mourns

From Kaduna to Enugu, Gombe to Lagos, Nigerians from all walks of life and across religious, political and ethnic divides unite to say no to violence and incessant killings. #alllivesmatter

Time to feel

May is the month of my birth and this year I turn 50. So, yes I reserve the right of introspection. We were the generation born during the Nigeria Biafra war. My mum says I was the alert that the bombers were arriving. Long before anyone could hear the planes, my tiny voice would scream […]

Bola Adesola, MD/CEO Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Nigeria’s Ms Bola Adesola, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria, to serve as Vice-Chair of the Board of the UN Global Compact. Also appointed with Adesola is Paul Polman of the Netherlands, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever, to also serve as Vice-Chair of the […]

Of citizenship, protests and responsibility

It was May 1989. I think it must have been on the 24th of May or so. I remember it was a few days to my birthday. I was in my final year at the University of Benin. It was in the hey days of the Ibrahim BadamosiBabangida regime. The Structural Adjustment Programme had just […]

A time to return

“I haven’t had the time to plan returning to the scene because I haven’t left it” –Mike Jagger It is hard sometimes to begin again. To return to the starting blocks, and begin a journey afresh is no mean task, yet there is a pleasure to be derived from going back to yesterday’s dreams because […]

Good news for cocoa and wheat farmers

It’s good news for farmers especially Cocoa and Wheat farmers as global conditions lead to increased demand according to latest figures released by the Financial Derivatives  Company, (FDC) With poor weather conditions affecting wheat farmers in the United States and expectations of low main-crop harvest in Ivory Coast leading to a thinning global supply of […]