Black Ladder


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If Soludu wins, let us see if he can revive some of the novel ideas of Michael Okpara and Ukpabi Asika who are the best two Igbo leaders ever for me

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Do you know that Michael Okpara dedicated 45% of his annual budget to education?

[2] Asika for me is the only Igbo leader to try and tap into Ndigbo's industrial spirit. I just hope that being an economist, Sioludo will do likewise.


IMF forecasts that Nigeria will enjoy 2.6% GDP growth in 2021as her economy recovers from Covid-19

INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasters have slightly increased Nigeria’s growth prospects to 2.6% and 2.7% for 2021 and 2022 respectively amid signs that the economy has now overcome the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.



Ngozi warns Nigeria that the government needs to bring down the high cost of trading

WORLD Trade organisation director-general Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has warned that Nigeria will struggle to rebuild her economy in the post-coronavirus era as the nation is struggling to attract investment due to her high trading costs.



Fayemi wants youth corpers armed in new initiative aimed at combating growing insecurity

GOVERNOR Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has called on the federal government to use members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to fight the growing insecurity across the country by arming them.



Soludo claims he was one who facilitated Nnamdi Kanu's release as Anambra election heats up

FORMER Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Professor Charles Soludo has added further spice to the ongoing Anambra State gubernatorial elections by claiming that he was one of the prominent Igbo leaders who facilitated the release of Nnamdi Kanu in 2017.



Sunday Igboho rushed to hospital in Benin Republic with suspected organ failure

YORUBA Nation campaigner Sunday Adeyemo has been rushed to hospital in the Republic of Benin where he is currently being detained amid fears that he has a possible major kidney or lung illness.



Industrialisation is the only solution to Nigeria's plethora of socio-economic problems

By Ayo Akinfe

[1] Unlike most Nigerians, I do not believe in doing just the basic. I believe we should be looking to leapfrog the industrialised nations. I am prepared to think the unthinkable and push the boundaries of human know-how to breaking point


Nigeria rejects temporary suspension of debt service payments offer because of harsh conditions

WORLD Bank officials have revealed that Nigeria and some other countries refused to participate in a temporary suspension of debt service payments due to concerns about future access to finance and credit-rating downgrades.




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