Politics and Policy

What Seun Onigbinde said to Chatham House – and to Buhari

Image: Chatham House (@AfricaProg) Seun Onigbinde, the Lead partner at the leading civic technology platform, BudgIT, was the latest Nigerian to speak at the acclaimed think tank, Chatham House. Speaking on “Accountability through Innovation: How Transparency can strengthen governance”, Mr Onigbinde addressed issues bordering on corruption and the challenges faced in driving transparency in Nigeria. […]

Technologies and Business

What facebook’s new Jobs feature means for unemployed friends

Facebook has introduced a new feature that will allow companies post jobs on their facebook pages. In a move seemingly targeted at helping small-to-medium enterprises (and knocking-off Linkedin and Jobberman), the new feature means companies can leverage on the persons who ‘Like’ and follow their pages to attract talent. Forbes’s John Koetisier, in his review, […]

Technologies and Business

N300 in Abuja, N50 in Borno: The prices of commodities for January released

Abuja, Cross-Rivers and Adamawa states had the most expensive bus fares for January 2017, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The data released by the official statistics body on Tuesday, February 15, revealed Consumer Price Indices for the month of January. Prices for diesel (AGO), fuel (PMS), kerosene (DPK) and gas (LPG) for all […]

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What does Twitter’s ‘hot water’ financial condition mean for Nigeria?

Twitter’s reports for Q4 of 2016 have been among top discussions in international tech finance circles. The social media network fell short of the earnings mark expected by industry observers, by as much as 5%. Free flowing real-time feed means it is the go-to hub for politics, advocacy and loads of trolling, but it has […]

Politics and Policy

Transparency, Mr Minister, is not a privilege in a democracy, it is a right.

“Honesty and Transparency make you vulnerable, be honest and transparent anyway” Mother Teresa I am totally for respecting the enormity of the task of public officials. Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has had to defend himself from the accusation that he is a serial liar. The way his voice sounds, you feel like rubbing […]