25 Mar 2011

Live Stream (What About Us?) Nigerian Presidential Debate

The Nigerian presidential debate brought to you by The #WhatAboutUs group live stream and Channels TV. Watch and stay informed. UPDATE: The debate has officially ended

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13 Mar 2011

Credit crunch is gradually killing business dealings in Nigeria – Ayodele

Adeniyi Ayodele is the Managing Director, Transelector Nig. Ltd, a company that is into diversity of trading, ranging from exportation, importation, leasing and distributors to Dangote Cement. In this interview with Moses Nosike of Saturday Vanguard Business, Ayodele speaks on how credit crunch is affecting business dealings in Nigeria, and

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13 Mar 2011

Gov Shema: We won’t take Buhari factor for granted

BY WALE  AKINOLA Less than a month to the general elections, there are reported cases of violence and intimidation everywhere, especially of political opponents. Are you not worried about the scenario? It is certainly a thing of deep concern to be in a situation like this in any country, not

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06 Mar 2011

Oil companies set to kill petroleum bill

BY EMMA UJAH Less than three months to the end of the present administration, it has emerged that a powerful cabal in the nation’s oil and gas sector has commenced a move to stop the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, into law. As learnt in Abuja, at the

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05 Mar 2011

Minimum wage showdown!Labour insists on full implementation

By VICTOR  AHIUMA-YOUNG Organised labour is not taking lightly its threat to frustrate next month general elections if the N18,000 new minimum wage is not paid especially by state governors, as indication emerged that labour has directed its state officials to forward to it the names of governors willing to

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05 Mar 2011

Trade partners scramble for opportunities in Nigeria

By Stanley Oronsaye Not minding the obvious difficult business climate, Nigeria’s trade partners are still interested in increasing their foothold in the country. Andy Davidson, deputy director, United Kingdom Trade and Investment department in Nigeria, said though the banking crisis has hampered the growth of businesses in the country, enormous

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05 Mar 2011

Reps threaten to delay budget passage

  By Ini Ekott The House of Representatives yesterday said it might deny approval for this year’s N4.6 trillion budget, unless the 31agencies listed in the Fiscal Responsibility Act surrender their spending estimates for scrutiny as required by the law. While the departments are exempted from routine annual budgeting, the

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05 Mar 2011

First Lady urges women to protect votes

Umuahia – First Lady Patience Jonathan has urged women to protect their votes in the April general elections. Jonathan made the call at the South-East Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women rally in Umuahia on Friday, saying: “I have come to tell you that the Jonathan/Sambo ticket is the combination you

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03 Mar 2011

No new minimum wage, no election

BY VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG, ABDULWAHAB ABDULAH & TORDUE SALEM LAGOS – THE struggle for the implementation of N18,000 new minimum wage, yesterday, took frightening  dimension as 1,992 leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in all parts of the country and all sectors of the nation’s economy, resolved that Labour and its

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