Were I in President Tinubu’s shoes I would release Nnamdi Kanu today and appoint him as the head of Nigeria’s Essential Goods Directorate with a mandate to get the southeast to mass produce all these in 2024

Ayo Akinfe

[1] A modern day molue that is electric, comes with air conditioning and costs about half the price of a competitive bus. We should be looking to supply the likes of London Regional Transport with red versions of these vehicles

[2] Flatscreen TVs that you can hang on the wall like clocks

[3] All-in-one iPads and mobile phone sets

[4] A combined microwave/toaster

[5] Tinned jollof rice packs that can rival Heinz baked beans


Scottish giants Celtic offer trials to Nigerian teenager described as the new Lionel Messi

SCOTTISH giants Celtic have offered Nigerian American-born teenage sensation Mezi Ikemba an opportunity to participate in trials in the hope of signing a professional contract with the club ahead of next season.



As a Lagosian, President Tinubu should have a very robust marine policy. This should include the widespread dredging of Nigerian rivers to boost agricultural output

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Is there any agency in Nigeria dealing with the issue of silt in our rivers?

[2] Across the far northern tip of Nigeria, farmland is being eroded by desert encroachment

[3] Large parts of southeast Nigeria are made up of soft clay soil not suitable for agriculture and prone to erosion

[4] If we dredged just the rivers Niger and Benue alone and packaged this silt, we could use it to turn both of these badly affected areas into lush farmland


With food security now an issue, I hope President Tinubu realises he needs to include fruits in any response plans

Ayo Akinfe

[1] With hyper-inflation pushing the price of basic foodstuffs beyond the reach of most Nigerians, the Tinubu administration needs to come up with a new National Food Security Plan. I take the view that fruit cultivation should be a central part of such a programme

[2] Fruit is one area where we are sitting on a potential gold mine as nothing stops the sector from matching the $30bn or so Nigeria realises from the sale of crude oil pre-coronavirus


Anthony Joshua reported to be in romantic relationship with London business woman

FORMER world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua is reportedly in a serious romantic relationship with hair vendor Kika Osunde after the two were recently spotted together holidaying in Dubai.


President Tinubu needs to put together a Nigerian Investment Ambassadors Group made up of national icons with a mandate to attract investors

Ayo Akinfe

Its members should include the likes of:

[1] Tobi Amusan

[2] Hilda Bassey

[3] Chimamanda Adichie

[4] Stanley Nwabali

[5] Victor Osimhen

[6] Asisat Oshoala

[7] Michelle Alozie

[8] Tiwa Savage

[9] Burna Boy

[10] Davido

Their brief should be very simple:

[1] Attract about $50bn a year in foreign direct investment

[2] Woo local investors to create at least 5m jobs a year


Nigerian inflation soars by a further 1.8% during the month of February to a high of 31.7%

NIGERIA'S  inflation rate rose to 31.7% during the course of February this year from the 29.9% that was recorded during the month of January according to recent statistics just published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).



NDDC partners with Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria in a bid to avert food insecurity

NIGER Delta Development Commission (NDDC) officials have entered into partnership with the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (Rifan) in a bid to combat any possibility of food shortages in the country by expanding the growth of lowland rice.



Mikel had hoped for an all English Uefa Champions League final between Arsenal and Man City

FORMER Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel said he wished English Premier League sides Arsenal and Manchester City were the two teams to reach the final of this year's Uefa Champions league final before today's draw in Switzerland.


Folorunsho Alakija should ignore all her suitors and focus on building a manufacturing conglomerate with the following subsidiaries that will serve as the bellwether of Nigeria’s economy

Ayo Akinfe

[1] The Alakija Cattle Company

This company will operate ranches, dairy companies, leather tanneries, abattoirs and animal feed compounders. It will turn Nigeria into a major exporter of milk, beef, animal feed compounds and leather goods like bags, shoes, belts, wallets, etc

[2] Alakija Engineering



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