Were I the head of Nigeria’s National Orientation Agency I would commission Angela Merkel to come and do a six month tour of the country preaching modesty


Ayo Akinfe

[1] Nigerians are in denial about the fact that their vanity, ostentation and love for the flamboyant is one of the main causes of the country’s under-development. Misguided social values and misplaced priorities have led to a lot of our social-economic woes


Nigeria in search of March friendly for Super Eagles after Argentina game is called off

NIGERIA's planned friendly against Argentina originally due to take place in China next month has now finally been cancelled after an attempt to reschedule it in the US fell apart over visa requirements for the players.



10 food items we need to package in Nigeria and start exporting as part of an aggressive economic diversification programme

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Abula

[2] Suya/asun/kilishi

[3] Pepper soup

[4] Jollof/fried rice

[5] Moi-moi and ogi

[6] Gari and fish

[7] Nkwobi

[8] Fried yam and akara

[9] Yam porridge

[10] Pounded yam and egusi

[1] With foreign direct investment in sort supply, it is time to think outside the box

[2] President Tinubu needs to give his ministers foreign exchange targets, which they should meet or get sacked


Super Falcons are just one step away from Paris Olympics after beating Cameroon 1-0 in Abuja


NIGERIA'S Super Falcons have qualified for the final stage of the 2024 Women's Olympic tournament after beating Cameroon's Indomitable Lionesses 1-0 in Abuja today and setting up a likely clash with South Africa's Bayana Bayana to determine who goes to Paris.



I hope President Tinubu is aware of the fact that a nation which takes pride in its sovereign status makes sure it manufacturers these 10 things locally

Ayo Akinfe

[1] All of its pharmaceuticals

[2] Hardware which its military uses like tanks, assault rifles, artillery pieces, etc

[3] Official vehicles which its leaders drive

[4] Railway carriages which underpin its transport network

[5] Day-to-day consumer goods like TV sets, washing machines, fridge-freezers, etc

[6] Equipment which process its primary products for export

[7] Uniforms for the members of its public services


Fulham manager Silva says they won because scorers Bassey and Iwobi are back from Nations Cup

FULHAM manager Marco Silva has lauded the contribution of his two Super Eagles' players to the team's league victory at Old Trafford yesterday after Calving Bassey and Alex Iwobi both got on the score sheet to help their team clinch three precious points.



President Tinubu should call a meeting with all the 36 state governors over the next 48 hours where they should agree on some drastic measures to combat Nigeria’s runaway inflation

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Hyper-inflation is tearing Nigeria to shreds and a 2022 KPMG report on Nigeria said among other things that unemployment is expected to hit 40%. It is time for drastic and Draconian action to slay the beast


Aina to miss today's away game at Villa after picking up a knock at African Nations Cup

SUPER Eagles fullback Ola Aina will be missing from Nottingham Forest's league game against Aston Villa today with an injury which his manager Nuno Espirito Santos who revealed that the player picked up a knock during the recent African Cup of Nations.



President Tinubu needs to shun popularity and take the tough but unpopular decision of hiking taxes and using that money to fund productivity expansion to get Nigeria out of this current crisis

Ayo Akinfe

[1] First of all the Federal Inland Revenue Service (Firs) should set an income tax revenue target of $50bn by 2030

[2] Firs should also forward proposals to the National Assembly introducing a regime whereby no public official will receive more than four times the national minimum wage


Air Peace to launch Lagos-London route on March 30 with special discounted student rate

NIGERIAN commercial airline Air will commence flights between London and Lagos on March 30 this year with special student fares introduced as part of its offering in what is a major expansion of its operations into the international market.




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