A Visit To FRSC By Reuben Abati

One of the things I have had to do in recent times was to renew my driver’s licence. This took me to the headquarters of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Abuja. The procedure requires the applicant’s presence: forms to be filled, fees to be paid, fingerprinting to be done, and so, that was …

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Nigeria’s Future Hinges on Its States

Decisions made by Nigeria’s state governors have over the years caused global oil prices to fluctuate, fueled the rise of Boko Haram, and arrested the spread of Ebola in Nigeria. Governors are the preeminent political figures in their respective states, but are also national power brokers and political party kingpins. They try to ameliorate, though …

PDP and anti corruption drive of APC

It's not in our national interest for the PDP to die. This government needs to have its feet held to fire for the good governance of the country. The country must be provided an alternative route to development. The country is too complex and big to have a single narrative. All parts of the country …

Non story on the mass deportation of Nigerians from the UK

"According to reports, The UK is planning to deport 29,000 Nigerians and they claim they are working with the Nigerian authority to do this. The people that they are deporting are those who don't have the right to remain in the country they said. And they say the deportation is necessary because of the migration …

Move over QE, hello liquidity easing

Move over QE, Hello Liquidity Easing Over the last few weeks, the Nigerian yield curve has witnessed a spectacular collapse in the literal sense of the word, particularly at the short end of the curve where effective yields closed yesterday at 3.39% for the 91-day, 7.22% for the 182-day and 7.95% for the 364-day paper.This …

President Buhari’s ministerial list

Department of State Security have revealed President Buhari's ministerial list. They include Human rights lawyer Femi Falana, frontline Economist Pat Utomi, former Nigerian Breweries MD Festus Odimegwu, former Osun state governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Former MD of the Federal Inland Revenue, Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okaru, Former Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Dambazu rtd, former Legal …

Nigeria is one of world’s worst business destinations — World Bank

Despite improving five steps on its ranking last year, Nigeria emerged one of the worst business destinations, the 2015 World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking has showed. Nigeria ranked 170 among 189 economies covered in the 2015 edition, released on Thursday. The improvement, which showed a 3.61 percent improvement from 43.72 percent points in …

Bank Verification Number registration exercise in Nigeria

Nigerians in Diaspora that have Nigerian bank accounts and are yet to do their Bank Verification Numbers BVN registration can now do so without leaving their resident country as the Central Bank of Nigeria has made two options available for them to conveniently do the registrations. According to circular dated August 18th and signed by …

Elections of NASS principle officers and APC. 

The ruling party had an internal election for Speaker, deputy, Senate President and deputy positions. Various ambitious members and senators campaigned within the party and sought support from people they believed had influence within the party. They formed groups to achieve their outcomes. There was a public and open vote and the majority of APC …