Nigerian Senate re-enacts Italian ’94

Back in '94 an Italian contractor went into a government office in Milan to bid for a small supply job worth about $4000. The head of the department asked him for a small kickback.
The contractor was pissed off. Times were hard for him and he had had enough of the demand for kickbacks in the [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016

The Rift Over 2016 Budget

The 2016 budget currently awaiting presidential assent is, perhaps, one of the most controversial public document in recent history.
Regardless of its late submission, issues of disappearance, multiple versions, withdrawal and substitution, as well as padding trailed the N6.06 trillion ap [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016

Okpa, Abuja’s fast moving ’snack’

Okpa, the traditional eastern delicacy is gradually making its way into the hearts of Abuja residents, occupying the enviable position of the most popular street ‘snack’ in the FCT.
From the satellite town to the city center, the rich orange presence of Okpa is easily spotted along b [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016

How much is enough?

The figures are mind bugling. But there seems to be no end to the revelations. As you get over a story another breaks. These stories are about billions of naira belonging to Nigerians fretted away by a few individuals.

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Tue, 12 April 2016

Panama Papers and the Pandora Box

An event happened during the week that will ensure that the world never remains the same again. I do refer to some apocalyptic contrivance about to be lifted from the creative scripts of Hollywood or the epic episodes of Nollywood. I speak rather, of a seismic shift in the balance of power in the worl [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016

Yet another inconclusive poll

The prospects for free, fair and credible electioneering process seem to be fading at every poll so far conducted by the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
On April 9, residents of the Federal Capital Territory came out to elect chairmen and councillors [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016

Theory of Political Reciprocity

A retrospective look at the response of Nigerians in the last general elections shows how far our political consciousness has developed as a nation. A SWOT analysis of the past administration’s activities reveals that the All Progressives Congress, AP [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016

President Buhari’s frequent foreign trips

Since assumption of office on May 29, 2015, President Muhammad Buhari has made at least 20 foreign trips to 15 countries including the latest trip to Equatorial Guinea, last week.

While some critics have described the numerous foreign trips of President Buhari as frivolous and of no value to a [...]

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