Chevening Scholarship Application Guide

It’s around that time of the year again when several scholarship applications for the next academic year open. This is particularly the case with the UK government scholarships, namely Chevening scholarship awards, the Commonwealth scholarship for commonwealth countries and the Shared scholarship, which opens much later in the academic year. During this period, many scholarship … Continue reading Chevening Scholarship Application Guide

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JUNE 12; JETTISIONING THE TRIBAL SENTIMENTS OF THE ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE RITUAL

June 12 cannot be forgotten in a hurry. The events that played out still baffle a lot of bystanders and have left the political savvy amazed. Whether the day is accorded the attention it deserves or not, it cannot be forgotten in haste. 24 years ago, a Presidential election was annulled for some of the … Continue reading JUNE 12; JETTISIONING THE TRIBAL SENTIMENTS OF THE ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE RITUAL

Why are the prices of goods and services rising?

On the website of the National Bureau of Statistics is the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Inflation report for December 2016. The CPI which measures inflation increased by 18.55% (year-on-year) in December 2016. This is 0.07 percent points higher from the rate recorded in November 2016 (18.48 percent). Let us admit it. January is a … Continue reading Why are the prices of goods and services rising?

Economic Recession: The Way Forward for Nigeria.

The dreaded R-word – ‘Recession’ – is in the air as everyone seems to have become familiar with the word following the recently released report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Mr. Bismarck J. Rewane, a respected Economist and CEO of Financial Derivatives Company Limited, rightly pointed out at the tail end of 2015, … Continue reading Economic Recession: The Way Forward for Nigeria.

POWER GENERATION OF 20,000MW IN FOUR YEARS; A CAMPAIGN GIMMICK OR AN HONEST OVERSIGHT?

“Sometimes people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them.”  ― John Green  The Federal Government promised to generate, transmit and distribute at least 20,000 Megawatts (MW) of electricity within four years and increase it to 50,000 MW with a view to achieving uninterrupted power supply within 10 years. This was part of … Continue reading POWER GENERATION OF 20,000MW IN FOUR YEARS; A CAMPAIGN GIMMICK OR AN HONEST OVERSIGHT?

WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THE DWINDLING FORTUNES OF THE NAIRA?

It is no longer news that the Naira has depreciated in value in the recent weeks. This is the widest gap between the free market value and the Central bank of Nigeria’s rate in the history of the nation. Who exactly is to blame for the abysmal performance of the naira? Many factors influence exchange … Continue reading WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THE DWINDLING FORTUNES OF THE NAIRA?