Why Nigeria’s unemployment situation remains ‘frightening’ and could become ‘catastrophic’

Nigeria overtook India as having the largest number of people living in extreme poverty — 87 million — according to the Washington-based Brookings Institution. Then the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported that, “As of Q3 2018, the calculated unemployment rate was 23.1 percent, the underemployment rate was 20.1 percent, and[Read More…]

Alwan Hassan: Lai Mohammed Is Right, Social Media Can Set Nigeria On Fire

by Alwan Hassan At a Press Conference on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said that the government planned to push forward its plans to regulate activities on social media in Nigeria. During the briefing, the Minister’s rationale was that no responsible government would allow activities capable of[Read More…]

Nigerians React as Government Insists on Regulating Social Media

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says there is no going back on plans to regulate activities on social media in Nigeria.  He disclosed this at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja. According to the minister, no government will fold its arms and allow activities capable of[Read More…]

Dolapo Aina: African Countries Can Learn From Rwanda`s Unique Form of Accountability

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear – Rosa Parks Most Africans must have read about Rwanda (in one form or the other) and via different and multiple information outlets. For a[Read More…]

Cardinal Onaiyekan Says Politics Is Not For People Seeking A Way To Get Out of Poverty

John Cardinal Onaiyekan, former President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has said that politics was “not for miserable people seeking a way to get out of poverty”. “Nigerians should stop complaining and get involved in politics because it is a serious task that will salvage the nation and give the[Read More…]

In Defence of Cattle Rearers, Federal Govt Blames Anti – Grazing Law for Killings By Herdsmen

The Federal Government blamed the passage of anti-open grazing law in some states as the cause of the recent killings by herdsmen in some of the states. The government has been accused of bias in its handling of the crisis, with critics asking why perpetrators of the violence have not[Read More…]

Inflation Declined by 0.04 Percent in August – NBS

Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics has released latest figures for inflation in Aug. 2017. The figures released showed a decline of 0.04 percent from the 16.05 recorded in July 2017. According to the NBS “On a month-on-month basis, the Headline index increased by 0.97 percent in August 2017, 0.24 percent[Read More…]

Sultan of Sokoto Declares Sept 1. Sallah Day

The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared September 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir day. Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council disclosed this in a statement. The statement said the declaration followed the[Read More…]

Anambra Catholic Church Massacre: The South African Drug War That Was Moved To Nigeria

by Stanley Ikechukwu Ginika Enemonwu was an Mbaise native who grew up in Ozubulu, Ekusigo LGA of Anambra state. He was killed in far away Johannesburg, South Africa, in October 2013. His murder set in motion a chain of events that led to a massacre of church goes in Ozubulu[Read More…]

Rivers Information Commissioner,Tam George, Quits Without Reason

The Rivers state Commissioner of information and communication, Austin Tam-George, has resigned from the cabinet of Governor Nyesom Wike just two years into the administration. According to a source who spoke to LeadersNG with intimate knowledge of the situation, at about 1 pm on Friday, Dr. Tam-George, dropped his resignation[Read More…]