For sure, everything became uncertain after the crash last year of the money and capital markets in the worldâ€™s financial capitals and all dependent on them such as Nigeria, except one thing: the world is going to get far smaller than it has always been.Read More
Babangida is talking a lot more about gas flaring these days as he did as Head of State, but he paid his own lip service and Abacha, in spite of his battles with Niger Delta Environmentalists, paid lip service to ending gas flaring.
Obasanjo in his turn, set deadlines, and so has Yar’Adua, who has more or less been neutral to virtually every issue bogging the nation.
The handlers of Information Minister Professor Akunyili, it appears, have steered her away from the â€œGood People, Great Nationâ€ fixation. The result is that Dora has got back her groove, recognised her constituency and finally figured there is no dressing up the reputation of a country that is not pretty.Read More
IT is a long way away from the days when we bought and sold with cowries; in the days when a lady with uncommon whiteness of denture would be referred to as eyin fun jâ€™owo, in tribute to the glossy whiteness of the cowrie.Read More
It worked for some time, because of the cash factor. Its successor was a bit more thoughtful, being so quiet at the beginning and all of a sudden unleashing terror with one hand and once again offering cash with the other. It was only a matter of time before it all burst at the seams.Read More
The threat by MEND to disrupt any plan to hold the tournament in Nigeria has largely been ignored. Perhaps the FG and the LOC have their own plans of how to deal with it if any violence breaks out on account of the tournament.Read More
In an almost desperate bid to privatise all things privatisable and even those not privatisable, the Obasanjo administrationâ€™s advisers on privatisation and oil matters had come up with this very gullible theory of how selling licences for private refineries to be built will solve the twin problems of pricing and supply forever.Read More
The new leadership has moved to reduce the governmentâ€™s role in the economy and to promote private sector investment and competition Oddly enough but not surprisingly, improvement to the countryâ€™s economy in recent years have been attributed to this rather than their Apartheid past.Read More
Landlords in these cases are often women who have either themselves built houses or inherited real estate. Here, we are not speaking about violence against women in their various and uncolourful ramifications.Read More
FOR the legislative arm of our civil rule, the beginning was nothing less than troubled. It was a time when the first speaker, Ibrahim Salisu Buhari, also known as Imam, was found to have lied about his educational qualification in order to get into the House in the first place.Read More