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The Politics of Electricity Tariff by Simon Kolawole

Whether we like it or not, the issue of electricity tariff is a touchy one. In the power sector reform, we are always talking about power generation, transmission and distribution. We are always talking about how many megawatts we are producing or want to produce. We have also regularly discussed the cost of gas...

The Politics Of Ajimobi’s Death by Reuben Abati

Except something else occurs that grabs the headlines and dominates Nigerian social media, the big news of the past week would probably be the death of Senator Abiola Ajimobi and the political drama that it has generated. Senator Ajimobi served as a Senator between 2003 -2007. He was Governor of Oyo State between 2011...

Playing Politics with Power Sector By Simon-Kolawole

In 2006, President Olusegun Obasanjo came up with Vision 20:2020 — an audacious dream to make Nigeria one of the 20 biggest economies in the world by 2020. There were plenty projections that were supposed to combine to make Nigeria attain the goal, but the one that always catches my fancy was that we...

Restructure Now or Risk Nigeria’s Collapse, OBJ Tells Buhari Again

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday warned again of a possible collapse of Nigeria, if the Buhari administration looked on while the country lapses into various insurrections and criminalities. Obasanjo stated that the Buhari government should restructure the country to assuage ill-feelings from contending interests, expressing worry that the federal government appeared overwhelmed by the state...

My Kobo Advice for Adams Oshiomhole and Others By Dele Momodu

“Before you go on a journey of revenge, dig two graves” – Confucius Fellow Nigerians, please, let me start this epistle with a tale I’m not sure I have ever told. On Sunday, November 9, 2008, I was at the Lagos Marina with some friends when my phone rang. And who was on the line?...

Why Folajimi Lai-Mohammed was angry with police

The phrase ‘nobody is above the law’ rubbed off wrongly to Folajimi Lai-Mohammed, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly, recently at the presentation of staff of office to Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, Abisogun II, the 15th Oniru of Iruland, in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State. But in this case, it...

Nigeria, least peaceful country? By Ibrahim Mustapha

Sir: The global peace index (GPI) produced annually by the Institute for Economic and Peace, a nonpartisan and non-profit organisation in Sydney, Australia, in its 14th edition placed Nigeria among the least peaceful countries in the world. Nigeria occupies 40th position out of the 44 countries assessed for their peacefulness. Global peace index (GPI)...

Okonjo-Iweala, WTO and Africa’s Chances by Reuben Abati

The announcement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria’s nominated candidate for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which would now be vacant by September 1, 2020, and not 2021, following the incumbent’s decision to take his exit a year earlier was received with great excitement among Nigerians. This...

Weaponizing Economic Growth And Truncating Economic Realities By Emaciating Economic Mother Hen – By Bishop Oparaojiaku

It's indeed a refreshing evening with some astonishing moments even as the day greets us with TRINITY one. It was a harmonious life transforming experience as we looked at the scripture emphasizes of Ezekiel 37: 15 to the end, Ephesians 2: 11 to end and then grounded in Psalm 133:1-3. Clearly manifest in the...

ASO ROCK: Who Is In Charge?

Retired Colonel Abubakar Dangiwa Umar, the former military Administrator of old Kaduna State was lucid, diplomatic and patriotic in a recent memo, nay open letter, he sent across to President Muhammadu Buhari. But he was equally critical of Buharism as regards the retired General’s nepotism and sectional lopsided appointments in his embattled administration. Col. Umar...

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