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


Chelsea's French-born midfielder hints he may be willing to switch to the Super Eagles

CHELSEA'S French-born midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu has indicated that he might be willing to pledge his senior international future to Nigeria after he made a surprise visit to family members in the Imo State capital Owerri.



President Tinubu should create an Office of Food Security that will ringfence and store 10 items in which we are the world top producer and then produce a Nigerian hamper

Ayo Akinfe

10 items which Nigeria is the world’s number one producer. Warehouses need to be built in each of our 774 local government areas to store them under a National Foodstocks Programme:

[1] Yam - 47.9m tonnes

[2] Cassava - 59m tonnes

[3] Kolanuts - 140,000 tonnes

[4] Shea nuts - 303,000 tonnes

[5] Melon seeds - 606,000 tonnes


Failed UK asylum seekers to be offered £3,000 to enable them relocate to Rwanda

FAILED asylum seekers whose applications to remain in the UK get refused and who are subsequently sent to Rwanda are to be offered a sum of up to £3,000 to enable them move under a new voluntary scheme.




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