“The spirit of error” in Nigerian politics by Reuben Abati

About this period, four years ago to be precise I had gone to visit a notable politician and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party. Politics was very much in the air then as is the case now, and my host was neck-deep in it all. He was a major grassroots politician and a man …

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Why Rent Repayment Orders can pose a significant financial risk for private landlords By Richard Tacagni

It is over 12 years since Rent Repayment Orders were first introduced under the Housing Act 2004. The legislation enables local authorities and/or tenants to recover up to 12 months rent if a landlord operates a licensable property without applying for a licence or a temporary exemption from licensing. In the early years, tenant applications …

26-Year-Old Nigerian Becomes Highest-Paid Robotics Engineer

Silas Adekunle, 26, created MekaMon, the first gaming robot in 2016, according to CPAfrica. During the launch of the new technology, the CEO of Reach Robotics sold 500 robots and earned $7.5 million. Adekunle secured a deal with London Venture Partners for $10 million in 2017. His company also partnered with Apple for exclusive sales …

Italy judge set to give first ruling in Nigeria oil graft case by Reuters

Oil majors Shell and Eni will be carefully monitoring a first ruling this week by a Milan judge in one of the energy industry’s biggest corruption scandals for clues to what might be round the corner for them. The two companies are embroiled in a long-running graft case revolving around the purchase in 2011 of …

Prohibitive party nomination fees by Taiwo Ojoye 

ACTIVITIES leading to the 2019 general election have risen a notch since political parties blew the whistle for aspirants to various elective positions to begin the purchase of expression-of-interest and nomination forms. The high fees attached to the documents by the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party have attracted reproach from political …

Children as young as 10 denied UK citizenship for failing ‘good character’ test by Aamna Mohdin

As many as 400 vulnerable children refused under controversial Home Office rules Hundreds of vulnerable children as young as 10, who have spent most of their lives in the UK, are having their applications for British citizenship denied for failing to pass the government’s controversial “good character” test. Figures published by the Home Office after …

Why CBN revoked Skye Bank licence By Babajide Komolafe

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Friday revoked the licence of Skye Bank, and transferred its assets and liabilities to a newly licensed bridge bank called Polaris Bank. Meanwhile, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has sold Polaris Bank to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) with the mandate to stabilise the bank as …

Saudi Arabia, USA and sunset

The reasonable action of the US to support the illegal action of the British empire during the Swiss crisis, set the motion of sunset on the British empire. The reasonable action of the rest of the world on the non support of Trumpian America will set in motion its sunset due to its illegal support …

First Black Woman Professor At King’s College Delivers Inaugural Lecture

Professor 'Funmi Olonisakin, 53, has become the first black woman to deliver an Inaugural Lecture in the almost 190-year history of King's College London, the fourth oldest university in England. 'Not before now has a black woman grown and risen through the ranks at King's to become a professor and to give an Inaugural Lecture …