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The Auto Policy: Who’s Fooling Who? –Part 1


By the Nigerian Economic Vanguard INTRODUCTION Prior to the full implementation of the auto policy, Nigerians were paying 20% duty on passenger cars (PC) and 10% duty on commercial vehicles (CV). However, with the full implementation of the policy, beginning 1st July, 2014, the masses are expected to pay 70% ... Read More »

Nigerian Government Urged To Address Youth Unemployment


Kayode Folajimi is concerned with the scale of youth unemployment and the government’s lack of political will to address the problem and many others that stem out of it.   Mr. Folajimi is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife, Osun State. Presently, he is looking for a job. In ... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Di Maria close to joining Manchester club

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Top sources have told Information Nigeria that the Argentine has agreed to a lucrative deal with Manchester United. Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria is expected to complete a switch to Manchester United for a deal believed to be around as high as £60 million. The 26-year old was initially ... Read More »

Why Don Jazzy became 440.ng Mentor


Michael Ajereh, widely known as Don Jazzy, has partnered with 440.ng to become a mentor for the maiden edition of its accelerator program in Lagos, Nigeria. Don Jazzy will be joining other 440.ng mentors, including top entrepreneurs and business executives, to provide guidance and practical advice to startups that will ... Read More »

Ethnicity and the Leadership Question by Nkannebe Raymond


At one point in time in the socio-political voyage of a community of people, the responsibility of producing leaders to spearhead the activities of the general community for a constitutional duration agreed by the people, is thrown at a particular section of the general community. Given such a situation, it ... Read More »

Youth and Mental illness: There is Hope for Africa


Tuesday, 12th August 2014 was marked globally as International Youth Day (IYD) designated by the United Nations to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youths worldwide. It is quite unfortunate that the knowledge of an all important day as this is relatively poor across ... Read More »

The Triumph of Myth -Omozuwa Gabriel Osamwonyi


About a fortnight ago, a thought-stultifying myth created mass hysteria in Nigeria. Many Nigerians based on hearsay eagerly embraced the salt-water bath as otherworldly vaccine against Ebola. Seemingly, its efficacy was not questioned by the general public. Rather it was a moment of eureka.  Our cultural pride ballooned, herbalists were ... Read More »

Is Your Business Idea Great Enough To Make You Drop Out Of School

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As more university graduates in Africa go on to become entrepreneurs, while others enter a long, sometimes swerving, career paths miles away from their academic discipline, there is an rising mindset among the emerging labour force that resources – luxurious to many within the continent – could be better utilized ... Read More »

Hypocrisy of America’s experimental Ebola drug By Theophilus Ilevbare


These days, nothing strikes a bout of panic and paranoia than the thought of Ebola Virus Disease. It’s been decades since a disease or calamity of such proportions threatened our relationships, businesses, sports and our very existence. In the midst of all the trepidation came a ray of hope – ... Read More »

Peregrino Brimah On Lack Of Proper Leadership In Nigeria’s North


Peregrino Brimah of the Every Nigerian Do Something initiative, in his article titled As Boko Haram takes Over The North: What Northern Leadership?, says only the iron grip of a strong, “young, dynamic” men will save the region from the claws of Boko Haram and other ill-wishers. “People usually carelessly ... Read More »

Ebola Trying To Cripple Nigeria, W’Africa’s Economy


Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy has faced many challenges from bad leadership to corruption and recently Boko Haram insurgency, but in the midst of its troubles, the country emerged as the continent’s leading investment destination in June, but now it faces a greater evil threatening to dampen investment flow in West ... Read More »

Opinion: Alexis Sanchez should be deployed in the central berth.


Sanchez Alexis Sanchez should spearhead the Gunners attack over the lazy Olivier Giroud. The demeanor of the Emirates cup didn’t matter much. The thirst for Silverware was already squashed last season when they came from 2 goals down to beat a hapless Hull city side. The bitter exit of Robin ... Read More »

The Terror Victims Support Fund and the Magnanimity of Nigerian ‘Well-to-Dos’ by Nkannebe Raymond


You can scorn Nigerians for everything you may, you may put them in your bad books for Corruption, the obsession to cut corners, sleaze, Crude-Oil theft and all sort of wrongs you can come up with, but when it comes to Charity, expression of empathy in the misfortune of a ... Read More »

Top Five Players to watch in the EPL

Ross Barkley

As the new season is just around the horizon, Information Nigeria highlights five players that would be highly influential for their various clubs. Jack Wilshere- Arguably one of England’s finest, unfortunately though, the dad of two has struggled to produce consistent performances on the field of play due to recurring ... Read More »

Palmchat Love At First Post


They say love comes to those who believe it and if anything, love is homecoming on Palmchat social platform as many young and honest seekers are connecting to someone true. The active user rate of Palmchat has soared in five years as more people are using the apps instant messaging ... Read More »

Open Letter to the Chibok Girls by Nkannebe Raymond

It is with a heart filled with empathy and eyes soaked with tears that I write this missive to you even though I cannot guarantee that anyone of you would come across it especially the ‘unlucky’ ones who might have been dead in one circumstance or the other, and thus ... Read More »

Four observations of Africa in Brazil


None of the five participating teams had the necessary mental belief and determination to win the prestigious trophy, which illustrated Africa’s downfall even before the tournament began proper. When the draws for the FIFA World cup group stages was coded at the Costa do Sauipe resort in Brazil, majority tipped ... Read More »

University Of Abuja And The Rest Of Us by Onyeka Nwigwe


Monday 21, made it 43 days (1 month, 1 week, 1 day) that students of the University of Abuja were sacked from school. No – not what you are thinking now – they were not defaulting on their tuition, there was no security threat, they are not on vacation either ... Read More »

PDP Boko Haram: Before they kill Buhari and Brew Another Civil War by Obinna Akukwe


Yesterday there was an attempt by suicide bombers to kill the main opposition leader to President Goodluck Jonathan’s government in the person of Muhammadu Buhari. The suicide bomber was trailing the convoy of Buhari for a while and deliberately rammed into his convoy, spreading bloodshed at Kawo junction in Kaduna. ... Read More »

15 Years Of Uninterrupted Democracy In Nigeria


On May 29, 2014, Nigeria marked 15 straight years of transition to democratic rule or the Fourth Republic. It is historical; and a pleasant one at that. Though that journey began on a note of skepticism, it was however not without hope for a better, greater and prosperous Nigeria. That ... Read More »

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