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No contest in Buhari versus IBB Governments

Nobody expected Buhari to provide intellectual leadership as President. Even as one of his most ardent supporters in 2011 and 2015, it was clear to me that he was not equipped for that role. The emergence of Professor, SAN, Yemi Osinbajo as Vice President gave us hope that some mental rigour will be introduced into policy making and public pronouncements by top Buhari government officials. But “what does corrupting time not diminish..?” (Horace 65-8BC). Our formally erudite scholar in three years has chosen to descend to the level of his boss – who we know has only a disputed School Certificate to his credit.

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Nigeria air(ways) as a metaphor for why Nigeria might never be first world nation

James Macpherson was the grandfather of Sir John Macpherson, a former Governor General of Nigeria and his observations about people going to war and failing each and every time is perhaps the most appropriate way to summarise the disastrous efforts made by Nigerian governments – Federal, States and Local Governments – to engage in businesses which are best left to the private sector.

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Buharinomics leading Nigeria into another debt trap

The first thing which must shock most Nigerians, though not most people in advanced countries, is the fact that Nigeria lacks a comprehensive and coordinated economic policy. The reason for that is clear. Nobody at the top levels of government is an economist. Buhari is not, neither is Osinbajo — the Chairman of the Economic Management Team. Talk about putting a round peg in a square hole or vice versa and the Vice President of Nigeria should be a perfect example of that syndrome.

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Osinbajo on a needless jamboree

THE report quoted the Vice President’s spokesman, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, as saying that “the roadshow is designed to showcase the continued improvement in Nigeria’s business environment to entrepreneurs, investors in American cities.” If you believe that you will believe anything. The Vice President of Nigeria is embarking on a needless jamboree. The only beneficiaries will be those collecting estacodes to go on that trip. The improvements in Nigeria business environment are purely figments of the VP’s imagination given what global economic and financial experts have to say about economic management under Buhari.

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Osinbajo on a needless jamboree

THE report quoted the Vice President’s spokesman, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, as saying that “the roadshow is designed to showcase the continued improvement in Nigeria’s business environment to entrepreneurs, investors in American cities.” If you believe that you will believe anything. The Vice President of Nigeria is embarking on a needless jamboree. The only beneficiaries will be those collecting estacodes to go on that trip. The improvements in Nigeria business environment are purely figments of the VP’s imagination given what global economic and financial experts have to say about economic management under Buhari.

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Who is minding the economy now?

EVER since he was appointed the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Export Promotion Council, Mr. Awolowo has been singing the same song. When it comes to sounding like a broken record, he is in good company. The Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Plc, President Buhari never changes his tune anywhere he goes.

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The 18 million mouth gap in Nigeria

BUHARI’s obsession with becoming President, which was eventually  rewarded with success in 2015 on account of the efforts of people like me has taught me a lesson which I should have learnt earlier. When some one becomes fanatical about acquiring power people should beware. The result is almost always tragic. The test of honesty is money; the test of integrity is power. The Buhari we thought we knew was a fellow with utmost integrity who will neither condone corruption nor indiscipline. The Buhari we have is a President not only comfortable with corruption but one who has raised indiscipline to high rank. Allied to that is a government which apparently is run without regard to who the government is set up to serve.

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