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Moving ease of doing business from sloganeering

Moving ease of doing business from sloganeering

When it was first muted, many commentators did not find it newsworthy for any deep analysis. Yet, the administration carried on working on the finer details of how doing business in Nigeria could become fun rather than the complications we face everyday. If Nigerians pass through hell to get a start-up off the block, what […]

The naira needs a wedge

The naira needs a wedge

It was the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote that was quoted as saying in late 2015 that if any form of subsidy was removed from petrol, Naira will trade at N500 per dollar. Less than two years down the line, that prediction has come to pass. On the other hand, when devaluation experts continued […]

Let Buhari live, he must not leave now

Let Buhari live, he must not leave now

By Abdulwahab Oba No doubt, our nation, Nigeria, is passing through an unfortunate economic recession, attributable to several years of self-inflicted, self-centred manipulated factors. Years of opportunities for self-rediscovery were frittered away by our leaders’ profligacy. Our common wealth was appropriated by a privileged few. But as if these are not daunting  enough, the current symbol […]

NASS innovates with budget public hearing

NASS innovates with budget public hearing

With the hullabaloo that attended the 2016 budgeting process, it is heartwarming that the National Assembly has not just taken seriously 2017 budgetary estimates of the Federal Government; it has gone a step further to initiate new but yet innovative way of dealing with the appropriation process. This is the first of its kind. And […]

Time to curb cash and carry elections

Time to curb cash and carry elections

Things have got so bad that we no longer feel a sense of shame and outrage. Rivers state has assumed a rather curious notoriety since the advent of this republic. And even lately, especially the last two cycles of elections plus a couple of re-runs, Rivers has stood out as a place of blood, hate […]

Needless speculation on status of the presidency 

Needless speculation on status of the presidency 

Since President Muhammadu Buhari wrote to the National Assembly that he will proceed on leave from where he will see his doctors, myriad of speculations, opinions and sometimes mischief have taken over the public space in Nigeria. The public, led by elements within the opposition parties, have had no other commentary other than the president’s […]

Government’s taskforce on food prices

Government’s taskforce on food prices

Last week, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo set up a task force to address rising food prices around the country but more especially at the cities. Although many commentators have derided the initiative, we believe there is nothing wrong with it. It is possible that people think this is military-era type of price control, however, details […]

Big Brother: How not to do business

Big Brother: How not to do business

Having introduced the Big Brother Africa franchise, May, 2003, as an African version of the Big Brother reality game show; the MNET group somehow benefitted from the acceptance that followed the television programme around Africa. In Nigeria, for the viewing public, it was an instant success too. Contestants are drawn from African countries through an […]

High cost of kerosene, national crisis

High cost of kerosene, national crisis

For consistent months and years, the cost of kerosene has continued a steady rise and we can conveniently declare that the fuel has gone out of reach of the populace who use it as alternative to cooking gas or even wood or charcoal. What is more, users who run into tens of millions are having […]

UNIMAID B’Haram Attack: Wake up call for FG, security agencies

UNIMAID B’Haram Attack: Wake up call for FG, security agencies

Last week, the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID was the theatre of bomb blasts that claimed the life of a professor and four others inside the hallowed place of prayer – the mosque! Thus, the calm academic environment of UNIMAID in the Borno State capital, was shattered by twin bomb blasts at a mosque in the […]