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Ex-PM Cameron says asked Queen’s help in Scottish vote

Former British prime minister David Cameron revealed Thursday that he asked Queen Elizabeth II to intervene in the referendum on Scottish independence — despite her neutral role as head of state. Cameron, who led the successful campaign for Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom in the 2014 referendum, said he asked if she could […]

UK Supreme Court to finish hearing case against PM Johnson

Britain’s Supreme Court will hear a third and final day of legal arguments on Thursday over whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he suspended parliament in the run-up to Brexit. If Johnson loses, he may be compelled to recall parliament earlier than scheduled, giving additional time for legislators to scrutinise and oppose his […]

Osinbajo presides over NEC meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The vice president, by the provisions of Nigeria’s Constitution, is the chairman of NEC. This meeting is the second since the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet for the second term. The NEC meeting, held monthly, […]

Nigeria needs N1.2b annually to maintain national stadia, says Dare

Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare has disclosed that his ministry will require about N1.2 billion annually to maintain the existing stadia across the country. Dare, however, said the government would explore options to bridge the gaps owing to budgetary constraints. He explained that government might consider concessioning some of the facilities to the […]

Osinbajo and signs of end to honeymoon in Aso Rock

Early in the week, President Muhammadu Buhari announced a crack team of economists, led by Prof. Doyin Salami, as members of his Economic Advisory Council (EAC). The team replaces the Economic Management Team (EMT) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Aside from Salami, a respected Professor of Economics at the Lagos Business School, who sits […]

Court orders forfeiture of P&ID assets to Nigerian government

A Federal High Court has ordered the forfeiture of assets owned by an Irish firm, the Process and Industrial Development ( P&ID) to the Nigerian government The court also convicted the suspects arraigned on allegations of fraudulent involvement in the 2010 contract between the Nigerian government and the firm worth $9.6b. The court gave its […]

Police fund tax will hurt investment, experts warn

Economic experts and investors have criticised the Nigeria Police Trust Fund, describing it as a disincentive to the country’s investment climate.The Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act, 2019 was signed into law June 24, 2019 and will be in force for a six-year period. The act will require corporate organisations to part with 0.005 per […]

CBN raises momentum in cash-less Nigeria project

The race for the national roll-out of cash-less policy in the country has gained additional momentum, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), yesterday, gave an Approvals-in-Principle (AIP) to three Payment Service Banks (PSBs). This immediately followed the circular to all banks in the country on the full implementation of the cash-less policy effective March […]

South Africa struggles with surge of sexist violence

Broken, cream-coloured tiles form a mosaic of a woman’s face in the entrance hall of a South African shelter for abused women. Branches extending from her head are painted across the wall, decorated with colourful leaves. “The face represents the broken women who arrive” here, says the director of the Saartjie Baartman Centre For Women […]