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Kachikwu Needs To Know That Respect And Good Performance Will Do What Magic Cannot” – Bola Ahmed Tinubu

“1.The art of governance is difficult and complex, especially during trying times. The steep reduction in global oil prices from over 100 dollars per barrel to roughly 40 presents a hard challenge. We can no longer afford past practices. Nigeria now requires creative reform, materially changing the substance of national …

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INEC: Let This System Die

In all honesty, I am completely disappointed with the type of elections that we have always had in Nigeria since the restoration of democracy in 1999. It is quite unfortunate that such a simple social norm has been miserably taken to the edge of extremism, all because of parochial politics. …

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Central Bank of illegalities

Recently, Godwin Emefiele, our central bank governor, suspended one of his deputy governors and four deputy directors for “failing to follow financial regulation and due process, leading to the scamming of the bank by fraudsters.” The suspended deputy governor, financial system surveillance, Joseph Nnanna, authorized the payment of $441, 000 …

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We Will Listen To Everybody In Our Quest To Turn Nigeria Around- Muhammadu Buhari

I am delighted to have the opportunity to address this distinguished and all-important retreat on the Nigerian economy. The purpose of this retreat as outlined in the Retreat Concept Notes is to generate immediate, medium and long-term viable policy solutions to the economic challenges facing us at both the Federal …

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B’Aja Ba N Gbo

By Pius Adesanmi Senator Dino Melaye is a tragic commentary on Nigerian society. No, scratch that, he is an indictment on Nigerian society. He is one of those reasons why I have argued over the years that Nigeria’s membership of 21st century civilization should be suspended by the international community …

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Dr Felix Omobude: A Compassionate Pastor and Leader at 70

Everyone who knows Dr Felix Ilaweagbon Omobude, the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and General Superintendent of Gospel Light International Ministries will agree that he is a man of deep wisdom and insight. He is a man routinely acknowledged for his integrity and who never leaves you in …

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Rivers: Before Every One Is Killed

I have no doubt in my mind that Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers state is a tragic hero. Taking full control of primitive power after a recently  dubious and highly contestable supreme Court judgement, Rivers, in the words of Karl Maier, is a house that’s fallen. Just like what Adolf …

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New PIB Is Coming In Four Parts

Petroleum industry watchers in Nigeria have been wondering whether the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) that has been in the works for almost a decade would eventually be junked. Information emerging from those who should know suggest the PIB, much resisted by transnational oil companies operating in Nigeria, would now come …

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So much has been said and written lately about the National Public Security Communication System (NPSCS) which most Nigerians erroneously referred to as the “Lagos, Abuja CCTV Project”.  Initiated in 2008 by the Late President Umar Yar ‘Adua, the $400 million (not $470 Million) project was designed to upgrade the …

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Yes to collaboration but not on tobacco

Two un-coverings that dominated the news in 2015 have made it imperative for the different agencies of government to work together to check the excesses of tobacco companies operating in Nigeria. First is the internationally-acclaimed report that British America Tobacco (BAT) bribed politicians and policymakers in Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda …

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