July 30, 2023

Controversy trails Obazee’s appointment by Tinubu

Controversy has continued to trail the appointment of Osayande Obazee as Special Investigator to probe the Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN) and other federal government agencies. President Bola Tinubu addressed him as the CEO of the Financial Reporting Council in the letter he signed dated 28 July 2023. But BusinessDay investigation shows that Osayande …

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Meet Jim Obazee, the man appointed to probe CBN

Jim Obazee is the first Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria. Jim Osayande Obazee is saddled with the responsibilities of overseeing the setting, monitoring and enforcing financial reporting standards and Corporate Governance practices in both public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy. Obazee, who was also linked with the …

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Jack Oswald explores data and statecraft themes in a new book

Jack Oswald with his new thriller– ‘The Wrath of the Madam’ – is set to court criticism as he weaves diverse themes including espionage, statecraft, terror, global data protection laws, and conspiracy around the pertinent issues of parenthood and electoral violence. The new book follows the publication of his first thriller, ‘The Man Who Knew …

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LASHMA: We’ll not stifle private health insurance

Emmanuella Zamba, director-general of the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) has said that the state will not stifle the businesses of private health insurance in its drive to achieve universal health coverage. She said the objective is to work in partnership with health maintenance organisations (HMOs) to increase the uptake of social health insurance …

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ASR Africa begins construction of N1bn centre in UI

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) has commenced the construction of a 2,000-square-meters Career and Renewable Natural Resources Centre at the University of Ibadan (UI). It said the centre will provide counseling and career support to students of the university and explore the potential of cleaner energy solutions for the institution. The initiative …

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‘Let the poor breathe’: Utomi’s criticism misplaced, senate says

The Nigerian Senate has recently addressed comments made by Pat Utomi, a chieftain of the Labour Party, regarding their decision to halt the planned increase in electricity tariffs. The Senate described Utomi’s comments as “misplaced” and clarified its position on the matter. Pat Utomi, a politician and professor of economics had expressed disdain at what …

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Atiku berates Economist Intelligence Unit over tribunal outcome prediction

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) candidate in the 2023 Presidential election, on Sunday, lampooned the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) over its predictions on the 2023 general election. Atiku, in a statement titled “Economist Intelligence Unit Prediction: When Brigandage Meets Mercantilism”, described the report as “an embarrassment to the think …

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