Opinion: Bayelsa West Senatorial byelection and Dickson’s Assurance of Victory

By:Olufemi Lawson As the race for who represents Bayelsa West Senatorial District at the Nigerian Senate gatheres momentum. The people of the Senatorial District, Bayelsans and Nigerians at large are increasingly becoming interested, in the choice that the people of the Senatorial district will make on October 31, 2020. The choice of those, elected to represent the various constituencies which constitutes the National Assembly, is an issue of interest to Nigerians, whenever the far reaching effects of their decisions on the existence of the average Nigerian, are considered. The smell…

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The World Bank and IMF Should Refocus Its Operations in Africa to infrastructure Based financing – MD Policy House International

The Managing Director of Policy House International and the Executive Director of Incentive Based Initiative (IBI) Nigeria Taiwo Akerele has advised the world bank and the IMF to refocus its operations in Africa to infrastructure based financing and reduced its portfolio on social development to promote an enhanced accountability mechanism for the governments in the region. He stated this at the CSO virtual side events during the annual meetings of the world bank in Washington DC, United States of America. He was quoted ‘Africa is lacking in key infrastructure especially…

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Security: Northern Patriots score Nigerian Army, Operation Sahel Sanity high on war against banditry

Following a three-month appraisal exercise, the Northern Patriots (NP) have passed a vote of confidence on the Nigerian Army, rating its Operation Sahel Sanity as a success.  The Northern Patriots gave this commendation at a media interactive session on Thursday in Abuja.  Presenting the report on behalf of the group, National President, Alhaji Nuruddeen Dodo said sanity has been restored to the Sahel since the introduction of the exercise.  Launched in July, the operation was aimed to tackle banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other crimes in the North-West and parts of North-Central.  Barely two months after,…

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