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We Opt for Snail Speed to Prosperity

We Opt for Snail Speed to Prosperity

Those who allege that President Muhammadu Buhari is slow are right, viewing it with the lens of the People’s Democratic Party’s demolition squad of the last 16 years. Buhari is really slow not to tread the destructive route that has made Nigeria a piteous spectacle. How do we calibrate political speed? Let us use the

Between OBJ and Jonathan

In recent times, I have, like many Nigerians, found myself having to debate the rift between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. No matter how hard one tries to avoid the subject, it often shoots up in discussions with family members, friends or people of like minds. Although both men may deny

Economy: Nigeria Skirting The Circle

How I wished Tayo Akpata, Sam G. Ikoku, Bola Ige, Erhunse Bankole Akpata, Tunji Otegbeye and other departed Nigerian thinkers were alive today to see how the cooks of neo-colonial politics have spoilt the broth. I do not envy Allison, Ayida, Phillip Asiodu, Olufemi Okunnu, Mohammed Dikko Yusufu, Mohammed Ayagi, Balarabe Musa and others who

Obasanjo Bemoans State Of The Nation

Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria has again taken a swipe at the Goodluck Jonathan administration over what he described as attempts to encourage violence in the country. “As a leader you must not deliberately do evil or condone evil. You should know that you will one day give account to God, you may cover

Nigeria’s Split Personality

I spent eight hours on a journey that took three, two decades before the arrival of Nigeria’s pseudo-democracy. When Yakubu Gowon built the Shagamu–Ore dual carriageway within three years of his post-war rule, it was pleasurable to ride to Benin from Lagos. Samuel Ogbemudia introduced those luxury buses with toilet facilities in his Midwest Line.

Aminu Tambuwal

Tambuwal, APC Governors Absent From Council Of State Meeting

Aminu Tambuwal, Speaker of the House of Representatives, all elected state governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Muhammed Buhari, former head of state afe today absent at the Council of states meeting currently holding at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Reports from the State House, Abuja said the absentees did

EBOLA: Nigeria’s Triumph in Collectivism

Hurrah! At last there is something to celebrate in Nigeria. We are Ebola free for now. It proves our varying but progressive ingenuity under a collective ideal. Some fellow exported Ebola to Nigeria and we stopped him at our border before he could diffuse it to unmanageable dimension, thanks to Ameyor Adadevoh, the heroine of

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