The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, seeks to win the election that comes up in February next year, but this will not come ... cheap. In a bid to defeat established and wealthy rivals like Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar, he has embarked on a tour of seven cities in the US, as well as Canada and Germany, to garner support. The snag: Nigerian law forbids international campaign financing.
No fewer than 120 textile companies in Nigeria have ceased to exist after the government pumped billions of public funds to rescue them. The ... Nigerian government has floated a series of funding schemes totalling over N500bn ($1.18bn) in the last 30 years to salvage the local textile industry, according to public information from government institutions, including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Last month, President Buhari unveiled Nigeria's rebranded national hydrocarbon company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPC ... Limited). The transition of the government-controlled national oil company to a commercially-run entity was made possible by the signing of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) in August 2021.
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Akin Omotoso was in Los Angeles sometime in 2019 when he came across a 'Sports Illustrated' magazine cover story of Giannis Antetokounmpo. A ... lifelong basketball enthusiast, Omotoso was naturally drawn to Antetokounmpo’s exploits on the court, but what really hit home for him was Antetokounmpo’s personal journey of triumph against adversity.
Each month, we will bring you an excerpt from a newly released book by the Nigeria-based publication house, Cassava Republic, a renowned publisher ... on the continent leading the way in literature and non-fiction about Africa. This month, we meet author Pumla Dineo Gqola, author of 'Female Fear Factory: Unravelling Patriarchy’s Cultures of Violence', published on 19 August.
Ahead of COP27, Nigeria has announced that it will need $410bn to deliver with its energy transition plan and reach net zero by 2060. At the ... virtual launch of the Plan, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced that the country is currently in discussions with partners to get an initial $10bn support package, which would help the country to reach target.
Ahead of the presidential elections in Nigeria, the three frontline hopefuls – Bola Tinubu, Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar – have promised ... to restructure the country and ensure that the policing system is decentralised. However, the misuse of the federal police by governors is beginning to undermine the campaign for state police.