PENCOM To Go After Errant Employers

National Pensions Commission (PenCom) is about to go after employers that fail to remit deductions from their workers’ salaries into their Retirement Savings Accounts. PenCom’s DG, Dr. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, who briefed President Buhari yesterday, said they are working with the police to ensure that it happens. The police will work with a department in the commission devoted to enforcement…

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MY GREAT KADUNA COMPETITION

Development plans in Nigeria has hitherto been the exclusive preserve of technical experts, civil servants and consultants. This year, Kaduna State will change that. The Kaduna State Government is announcing a competition for everyone everywhere to contribute to its 5 year Restoration Development Strategy 2016-2021. They want to hear from you on any topic that interests you and that…

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GODSWILL AKPABIO: Alleged Conversion of State Government Houses

Our attention has been drawn to a report published in Saturday Punch of August 15, 2015 and currently circulating on social media platforms titled, “How Governors Turn Government Houses to Sex Havens”: http://www.punchng.com/feature/super-saturday-feature/how-governors-turn-govt-houses-to-sex-havens The story, which is presented as an “investigation” authored by un-named reporters of The PUNCH Newspapers, is a cheap attempt at blackmailing…

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To Deliver Change, Things Must Change

Muhammad Sani Abdullahi is a Development Economist and Public Policy Specialist with significant experience in development policy, finance and project implementation in addition to holding several positions of responsibility within Nigeria and abroad. Academically, the newly appointed Commissioner for Budget and Planning of Kaduna State has an MSc in Development Economics and Policy from the…

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President Muhammadu Buhari Approves Dissolution Of All Governing Boards Of Federal Parastatals, Agencies And Institutions

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution of the Governing Boards of Federal Parastatals, Agencies and Institutions with effect from today, July 16, 2015. Until the boards are reconstituted, Chief Executive Officers of the affected parastatals, agencies and institutions are to refer all matters requiring the attention of their boards to the President, through the…

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The Impact of e-Commerce on Africa’s Economy

Africa is the world’s second largest and second most populated continent. Currently experiencing a digital revolution it has become a major attraction for many new businesses. The extent to which this evolution is advancing varies depending on the indicators used to carry out the evaluation however the surge of African and foreign entrepreneurs on the…

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Ambode hangs out with Young Professionals

The Young Professionals Initiative (YPI) is holding an event for the APC Lagos State gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. The event termed ‘Ambode Hangsout with Young Professionals’ provides an opportunity for like-minded young professionals in Lagos to gather, network and have an interactive exchange and dialogue with the candidate through a Google+ Hangout and a Cookout….

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Timi Dakolo, Yemi Alade, Japheth Omojuwa, Bolanle Olukanni, Denrele Attend The Social Media Awards Africa (First Photos)

The Social Media Awards Africa grand finale tagged ‘Night of Virtual Wonders’ was held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at The Landmark Event Centre, Lekki, Lagos. The event which was powered by Sterling Bank had in attendance; Timi Dakolo, Yemi Alade, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Japheth Omojuwa, Bolanle Olukanni, Denrele, Simphiwe Dana from South Africa, Kunle Ayo, Tosin…

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Donate to “The Yoruba Names Dictionary” Project

Nigerian teacher, linguist, and writer, Kola Tubosun is trying to raise $5000 for The Yoruba Names Dictionary project, a web-based, crowd-sourced, multimedia dictionary of Yoruba names. Like the Tweet Yoruba Project, which he led, this will be another contribution to the documentation (and eventual survival) of the language in the 21st century and beyond. Not just…

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New Year New Funke Akindele

Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has released promo pictures to usher in the new year, the talented actress was not only beyond gorgeous in the pictures she also had exciting news to share. The actress is set to unveil ”Jenifa” a reality show and a radio talk show. She states, ‘I actually wanted the character to take a…

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Fashion Police Returns With Kathy Griffin

Lovers of E’s Fashion Police can finally exhale, E announced a replacement for Joan Rivers on monday and it is non other than Kathy Griffin.   Although Kathy herself admitted to being on “every worst dressed list imaginable,” she is very excited and was quoted as saying “I get it! These are some big shoes I’m going…

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The Evening By Opa Williams

The Evening by Opa Williams is a black tie event featuring A list talent like Yinka Ayefele, Yaw and Gordons to mention a few.   The event is scheduled to take place at Shell Hall, Muson centre, Onikan, Lagos Island on December 7th 2014. The focus of the event is to raise funds for spinal…

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