Category Archives: SPECIAL REPORTS/INVESTIGATION

Nigeria’s Emergency Fuel “Entrepreneurs” In An Obscure Economy

Taye Aiyedogbon yelled as he talked over the mobile phone: “No matter what, make sure you reserve at least two 50 litres for me o! I am sending my boy immediately. He will bring the money.” Sitting with him at

Journalists, Other Stakeholders Tackle Issues In Nigeria’s Oil Sector

25 Nigerian journalists from various media platforms are interacting with top oil and gas experts at the Pan-Atlantic University (PAU), Lagos to examine critical issues that will encourage greater accountability and transparency in the management of the nation’s natural resources.

Ebola: How Digital Payments Saved Lives, $10 Million

By using digital payments to pay Ebola response workers, Sierra Leone massively cut payment times, avoiding large-scale strikes and ensuring a stable workforce to defeat Ebola. Sierra Leone’s experience shows the critical importance of preparing early for digital payments before

How Social Entrepreneurs Provide Solutions for Africa’ Development

Is social entrepreneurship the new face of development? A recent impact report released by Reach for Change suggests it might be. Social entrepreneurs across Africa are contributing to advances in education, healthcare, financial inclusion, environmental protection and other social issues.

How Oil Attacks Is Slowing Nigeria’s Economy – Reports

Nigeria’s economy grew in 4Q at the slowest annual pace since at least 2010, with oil production being the biggest drag, according to a new study by Bloomberg Intelligence. The report says that GDP growth could be weaker still or

Labour Imperialism: Plight of Nigerians Working in Foreign Firms

Foreign companies continue to expand their investments in Nigeria, while their local workers endure harsh working conditions. Obinna Adigoha, 25, is a former employee of Linda Manufacturing Company Ltd., makers of the X-Pression brand of weave-on and hair attachments. He

How NYSC Lady, 23, Transformed Community

Builds facilities for 2000 students in Rivers State Since its creation in 1991, Community Secondary School (CSS) in Abuloma community of Port Harcourt, Rivers State did not have a single toilet facility. Also, there was no good source of drinking

BudgIT Forum: Stakeholders Highlight Problems of Doing Business in Nigeria

The challenges of doing business in Nigeria was a focal point when economy experts gather at the first edition of BudgIT Nigeria’s Post-Election discussion series. The theme, “Options and Possibilities for Government Revenue Growth & Efficiency,” led to heated debates

How CAC Registration Frustrates Nigerian Entrepreneurs, SMEs

Doing business is tough, especially if you are in Nigeria – at least that is what local entrepreneurs say. Even the registration process seems to be made almost unbearable by both government and its agencies, particularly the Corporate Affairs Commission

The War In Nigeria: In Search Of Boko Haram Sponsors

It is no longer in doubt that Nigeria is at war. Since 2009 when Mohammed Yusuf, founder of the dreaded Boko Haram was killed by Nigerian security operatives, members of the sect have taken arms and launched a full scale