Jayeola Gbenga

Wikipedia Celebrates 20 Years Anniversary

On the 15th of January, Wikipedia celebrated its 20th anniversary, January 15th has always been regarded as Wikipedia day by its fans. Wikipedia a free multilingual, collaborative, volunteer-produced internet encyclopedia was founded on January 15th, 2001 by American-British entrepreneur Jimmy Wales starting with the English version as its first edition. Within 2 months of its […]Read More

Federal Govt Disburses N123,348 Billion World Bank Performance Grant to

32 states out of the 36 states in Nigeria received N123.348 billion from the Federal Government based on their achievements under the performance-based grant component of the World Bank-assisted States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme. This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed in a statement […]Read More

Nigerian State Total Domestic Debt Increases By 84 Billion

The latest data from the debt management office shows that 12 states were able to reduce their local debt in the last 12 months with Kogi reducing its domestic debt stock by 59.15 billion Naira. The decline from these states couldn’t affect the total domestic debt from all 36 states including the FCT as the […]Read More

NDLEA Intercepts 21.9kg Of Cocaine

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) has intercepted 21.9 kg of cocaine. The illicit substance was captured at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA),  Abuja. According to the statement signed by the NDLEA airport Commander, Mr Kabir Tsakuwa on the 18th  of January in Abuja, the two unaccompanied and unclaimed suitcases were discovered after […]Read More

FAAC: Lagos State Still Self Sufficient

The economy of Lagos is very crucial to the Nigerian economy serving as the commercial capital of the country over the years. The Lagos Gross Domestic Product [GDP] accounts for 26.7% of Nigeria’s total GDP and more than 50% of non-oil GDP. Over 50% of Nigeria’s non-oil industrial capacity is located in Lagos. Ranking among […]Read More

COVID-19: Still A Threat To Global Reduction In Child Abuse

32% of the labour workforce in Africa are children under the age of 18. Children from age 5 to 17 that are exposed to any physical or economic task that hinders their education and health are considered child labourers. Economic hardship is a major factor that drives poor families to expose their young ones as […]Read More

Maintaining Remote Learning During C0VID-19

The Federal Government mandated all schools closed as a precautionary measure towards the spread of covid-19.  Primary and Secondary students had to stay at home for seven months before schools were opened in September and October by various states. Most Private schools adopted alternative means to deliver education through the use of remote learning.  Remote […]Read More

Voting Rights For Underaged Married Girls: Is Nigeria Really Ready

Myriads of problems have characterized the election process in Nigeria. There have always been controversies around voters’ intimidation and harassment, ballot box snatching and falsification of election results, underage voting, weak political institutions, and vote-buying. The Electoral Act Amendment Bill has been an avenue to address these underlying issues in Nigeria’s electoral system.  The National Assembly […]Read More

Direct Remittances Decreased By 97.3 Percent In 2020

When the End SARs protest started gathering momentum, Twitter CEO Jack gave his financial support using bitcoin to end police brutality against Nigerian youths. Monetary donations came from within the country and outside the country, with over 62 million naira raised. The latest data released by the Central Bank of Nigeria showed that direct remittances […]Read More

Border Reopening: Another Failed Policy

Over the past week, President Muhammadu Buhari announced  that Nigeria’s borders might be open soon. He made the statement during a meeting with governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abuja; this comes a few weeks after the government gave Dangote and BUA approval to trade beyond the borders.  […]Read More