Breaking News
Translate
Insecurity, Amaechi

Ministry of Transportation as a metaphor for why development eludes Nigeria

A pessimist is a former optimist who finally got all the facts— Dele Sobowale, VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, VBQ p 186 Transportation: BUHARI must love failures;  he has appointed more of them than any other head of government since 1960. His current team which includes Ministers of Power, Justice, Health, Education, Finance, Aviation – to
Read More

30 years after they tried to balkanise Nation: Nigeria is almost a failed state — Tony Nyiam

Ministry of Transportation as a metaphor for why development eludes Nigeria

BUHARI must love failures; he has appointed more of them than any other head of government since 1960. His current team which includes Ministers of Power, Justice, Health, Education, Finance, Aviation – to mention a few includes several people who after almost five years in office, have very little to show for successful completion of any project.

Read More
slaves

ThrowBack: How Yar’Adua, Jonathan and Buhari got Nigeria into deep trouble

THREE Nigerian presidents, named above, their  ministers of justice, as well as ministers of finance, have finally landed 190 million fellow citizens in boiling water financially from which only God can deliver us. This predicament readily brings to mind that observation by Honore De Balzac, 1799-1850 in Lost Illusions: “I am beginning to wonder how many fools it takes to make the term “My Fellow Citizens”.

Read More
30 years after they tried to balkanise Nation: Nigeria is almost a failed state — Tony Nyiam

Nigeria is losing whole generation to unemployment

ON Sunday December 27, 2019, I found myself in the taxi park situated at Sango, Ibadan, very close to University of Ibadan and the Ibadan Polytechnic. My old jalopy had inexplicably broken down after I spent a pleasant afternoon with two of my grandsons. From experience, I know that mechanics are difficult to find on Sundays anywhere in Nigeria. The only place is the nearest motor park. So, I did not wait for somebody to say “Let’s go there.” I went on my own.

Read More
30 years after they tried to balkanise Nation: Nigeria is almost a failed state — Tony Nyiam

No prosperous year inview for 2020

I STARTED writing  commentaries on the Business and Economic pages of VANGUARD in 1987 before adding the SUNDAY VANGUARD articles in 1994. Most of those writing then are long gone – mostly beyond reach of humans. My great Aburo, Henry Boyo, Old Igbobian like me, followed them just as 2019 was coming to an end. One feels increasingly alone and perhaps the time has come to pass the baton to a new generation of public opinion leaders. I had an MRI on December 26, 2019 and the signs are not very good. I should probably have saved the N78,000 it cost me to drink GULDER and GUINNESS Stout and have a good time before going the way of all humans.

Read More
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!