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NEW N1TRN PALLIATIVES: Was Prof Soludo there? By Dele Sobowale

NEW N1TRN PALLIATIVES: Was Prof Soludo there? By Dele Sobowale

‘FG rolls out N1tn palliative, massive construction projects’ – Report, June 28, 2024. The report, similar in every respect to what other media reported, went on to say that “President Tinubu gave all the state governors seven days to provide concrete feedback on their plans to rev up food production in their respective states.” That […]
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Tinubu, beware the troubles of March to May, by Dele Sobowale

Tinubu, beware the troubles of March to May, by Dele Sobowale

“Caesar, beware, the ides of March” – William Shakespeare, 1546-1616 As Shakespeare rendered it, in his famous book, JULIUS CAESAR, the Roman Emperor (Jagaban if you wish) was at the peak of his powers; without realising that a plot against him was in progress. A seer approached Caesar to warn the most powerful man on […]

President Tinubu, scarcity is evident; chaos follows, by Dele Sobowale

President Tinubu, scarcity is evident; chaos follows, by Dele Sobowale

“Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man is starving” – O’Henry, 1862-1910. About two weeks ago, your Vice President called Nigerians, who registered their displeasure about the continuing devaluation of the Naira, “clowns” for not supporting the government now when things are tough. […]

FG, SCN versus states on resource control, by Dele Sobowale

FG, SCN versus states on resource control, by Dele Sobowale

“FG bars states from collecting mining royalties” – Minister for Solid Minerals Development (Report, February 2, 2024) According to Dele Alake, “state governments and local governments are entitled to collect other taxes, such as ground rent and other taxes, but they are not to collect royalty and tax on mining.” The announcement, if it stands, […]

SANWO-OLU: The untold story, by Dele Sobowale

SANWO-OLU: The untold story, by Dele Sobowale

“Facts speak for themselves”. That is what most of us have been led to believe. But like most common statements, when put to the test, it has not always been the case. Back in the 1970s, working with a research firm in Boston, USA, we set out to put that statement to the test. Actors were […]

Will Buhari ever face the truth about his govt? By Dele Sobowale

Will Buhari ever face the truth about his govt? By Dele Sobowale

“But, the fact in our favour is that nothing was done under the veil of secrecy. We were as transparent and accountable as possible, being aware of the fact that posterity was the ultimate judge” – Ex-President Buhari at the launching of the books chronicling the purported achievements of his administration. I have not read […]