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Make it in Nigeria - use what we make, make what we use

By Toibudeen Oduniyi FBCS CITP

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Nigeria's population has grown tremendously since from 45.2 million people at independence 56 years ago, to an estimated 182.2 million people in 2015. Unfortunately, our population growth has not been matched with an increase in our capability to... read more

That Nigeria may have a better tomorrow

Folks, these are tough times for all Nigerians. The past few days have been testing and discomforting for millions of us. Everywhere you look or turn to, the discussion on people’s lips is the new petrol pump prices and its immediate impact on the prices of goods and services. Though we all see these things from different perspectives, depending on our positions which is human nature, the... read more

Facing the Facts About African Illegal Immigration to Europe, By Olusegun Obasanjo

Sometime in September 2000, Libyan leader Col. Muammar Ghaddafi called me and brought to my attention the presence in Libya of thousands of Nigerian illegal immigrants attempting to make their way to Europe.

 

These illegal immigrants, almost entirely consisting of young men and women, who were prevented from using the facilities of Libya to sail to Europe, had constituted... read more

Canada’s Squirrels and the Rights of an African Immigrant, By Pius Adesanmi

I grew up in Isanlu, Kabba, Egbe because Baba Adesanmi was transferred as Principal of the big Catholic secondary schools in these three Okun towns: Saint Kizito’s College, Saint Augustine’s College, Egbe Girls College. When he was Principal of Saint Kizito’s college, a newly-ordained Reverend Father was a teacher under him – Father John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan…

 

Childhood in the... read more

Dangote reminds us about Economics 101

Aliko Dangote warns on the biggest mistake a businessman can make

 

On oil subsidy

 

The issue with subsidy is that government needs to block all loopholes. If there’s no subsidy, it will affect our foreign exchange, we’ll end up buying a dollar at N500, because there’s no VAT on petroleum products. That’s why the import of... read more

Nasir El-Rufai’s Courageous Leadership, By Remi Oyeyemi

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.” – Aristotle

“He who is not courageous enough to take the risks will accomplish nothing in life” – Mohammad Ali

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot

I once published a piece titled “I believe El-Rufai... read more

Osun’s Price for Bold Development, By John Ogunlela

The present Osun State’s financial crises evoke pity if one takes the time to understand its structural roots. It is hard for those of us who are familiar with the turf to watch the governor, a man otherwise adored and praised by his people, being picked on by an understandably aggrieved public over the turn of events. It will be a grave political mistake to treat this as a simple public... read more

The Sexual Offences Bill, 2015 and the Protection of Children, By Nonso Attoh Robert

Since the passage of the Sexual Offences Bill 2015 a few weeks ago, there has been great agitation from several quarters about the true import of the Bill. To many of the pundits and agitators, the Bill is anathema because of its anticipated provision criminalising sexual activity with a child aged eleven or less. In their opinion, such a provision officially sanctions eleven years as the... read more

General Abdulsalami Abubakar at 73, By Dele Agekameh

At a time in this country when numerous prophecies from several doomsday prophets predicted gloom and disintegration in the political horizon, General Abdulsalami Abubakar buried himself in a rather quiet, domestic diplomacy in the search for enduring peace.

 

The approach of the 2015 elections in Nigeria brought with it fear and trepidation. There was the fear that the... read more

How to Rig An Election Akwa Ibom Style, By Moniker Adetutu Williams

From the gubernatorial elections that took place on April 11, 2015, it was obvious there was a systemic ploy to ensure incredible results were achieved. With a massive win of 996,071 votes out of 1,122, 836 votes cast (representing a 90% win) one can only admire such phenomenal results. When such great strides are achieved, it is important to study the model used and adopt key lessons in the... read more

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