Economic diversification beyond rhetoric

The call for the diversification of the Nigerian economy has gradually become a cliché’ with politically parties using it as bargaining chip to sway voters in their favor. However, year in year out the story does not change crude oil being the major revenue earner for the country.


Sun, 21 February 2016

Tackling admission crisis in Nigerian universities

In a few weeks, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, will commence the 2016/2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

The February, 2016 Computer-Based Test, CBT, comes amid worries over post UTME admissions as universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of [...]

Sat, 06 February 2016

Our Agenda for the FCT Minister

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Mallam Muhammad Bello, last Monday unveiled his roadmap to the press. Of significance is his admission that the territory is faced with obvious challenges that needs to be urgently tackled.

Of note, the minister said, “my initial i [...]

Sun, 31 January 2016

Tackling the Lassa fever challenge

Two weeks ago, Nigerians woke up to the news of a possible outbreak of the dreaded Lassa fever in some parts of the country, with the latest scourge reports say to have claimed over 63 lives in 17 states and the federal capital territory.

The scourge seem to be spreading fast, as 212 suspected [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

Mr. President, Before Subsidy Removal

For over a decade, subsidy removal on some petroleum products, notably, Premium Motor Spirit, PMS or petrol and household kerosene has elicited polemic debate. While some have succinctly argued that subsidy should be removed in view of the prevailing circumstances, others have kicked against the remov [...]

Sun, 17 January 2016

President Buharis Media Chat

Exactly seven months of being in office, President Muhammadu Buhari held his first Presidential Media Chat on December 30, 2015. The chat which usually gives insight into the policy direction of previous administrations was at once hopeful and depressing.

The significant take away of the presid [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016

2016 Budget and Public Expectation

On January 1, 2016, a new fiscal year will commence with a historic N6.08 trillion appropriation aimed at breathing new lease of life into Nigeria’s ailing economy.

Evidently, 2015 represented an awful mix of watershed political achievements and drawn-out economic slide, which left a [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015

In this season of Christmas

In a fortnight, 2016 will be upon us after a mixed bag of 2015. It is only fitting to retrospectively look at a year that has shaped Nigeria in many ways and count the blessings.

There is no better time to take stock at a time when Jesus Christ, God’s Gift of Love to humanity was born; a [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015


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