As it is now, The Gambia is under emergency rule as declared by its president of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) play critical roles in stimulating the financial system and protecting local and international investors. Their regulations are designed to explore the opportunities in the financial sector to get more customers and investors to take decisions that can enhance economic recovery. COLLINS NWEZE writes that SEC’s warning to investors interested in putting their money in digital currencies is timely.

The power sector may become the political-waterloo of the Honourable Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Barrister Babatunde Raji Fashola, just as it was for late Chief Bola Ige, himself also a lawyer, with respect to their hard-earned reputation as performers in public office. This column recalls that when the highly regarded Bola Ige, was invited by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003, to take over the Power Ministry, (well, to come and eat, as late Sunday Afolabi, rather argued), the then budding minister, had boasted that he would turn around the power sector, in six months.

“Happy New Year, my brother”

Providing adequate funding for entrepreneurs remains a priority for Heritage Bank PLC. The lender has not only partnered the Bank of Industry (BoI) to promote wealth creation and curb unemployment among the youth, it has also secured $150 million support from the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to boost the financing of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) expected to quicken economic recovery, writes COLLINS NWEZE.

“Is this one a student? You there? It's a pity...” - Governor Abiola Ajimobi

The Federal Government has unveiled a three-year Debt Management Strategy (DMS) in a bid to rejuvenate the economy and fund the N7.298 trillion budget. To be managed by the Debt Management Office (DMO), the strategy, according to experts, indicates that the country’s leadership is taking the right steps to exit recession and create jobs, writes COLLINS NWEZE.

Mark 4: 35-41

On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”

Femi Fani-Kayode, one of the leaders of thought in Nigeria, writes on the actors in the on-going genocide in Southern Kaduna. This is the first of a 2-part article.

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