Blueprint For Averting Nigeria’s Breakup Revealed In New Book

A new book on how Nigeria can avert the looming threat of implosion arising from growing discontent over the current political system has been released. The book, which serves as a blueprint for the government and people of Nigeria on the way forward, highlights various political options to steer the country away from the edge of the precipice. It is in response to the mounting … Continue reading Blueprint For Averting Nigeria’s Breakup Revealed In New Book

Opinion: Facts are stubborn things -By Femi Adesina

Next week, the Muhammadu Buhari administration would be exactly five years in office. Four full years of a first-term and one year accomplished in the second term of four years. In five years, President Buhari has touched Nigeria in diverse ways, despite myriad challenges; economic, security, political, social, and many more. The fact sheet will be unfolded a few days hence, but today, as the … Continue reading Opinion: Facts are stubborn things -By Femi Adesina

Post-COVID-19: What Buhari is doing,and will do, by Presidency

There is global anxiety on what the future holds for humanity post-COVID-19, particularly in respect of the economy, healthcare, job security, and general wellbeing. Naturally, Nigerians are not immune from the disquietude, as they belong to the global community. Below is a checklist of some measures that President Muhammadu Buhari has taken, and will further take, to make life abundant for Nigerians. This should assuage … Continue reading Post-COVID-19: What Buhari is doing,and will do, by Presidency

Nigeria Cannot Afford Luxuries During an Austerity – Atiku

It is to my consternation that despite the crash in the price of oil, and the inability of Nigeria to expand our revenue base through the non-oil sector, the Federal Government of Nigeria has only seen fit to slash our budget by a mere 0.6%, from ₦10.594 trillion to ₦ 10.523 trillion. This represents a reduction of only ₦71 billion. Putting politics aside, this is … Continue reading Nigeria Cannot Afford Luxuries During an Austerity – Atiku

Interview: Governors playing politics with COVID 19 –Balarabe Musa

Second Republic governor of the old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, for many years, has been consistently advocating a welfarist economy in Nigeria, where the interest of the poor would be factored in. In this interview with the Daily Sun, the elder statesman insinuated the possibility that some governors are playing politics with the Corona Virus palliative. He said that for Nigeria to bounce back after … Continue reading Interview: Governors playing politics with COVID 19 –Balarabe Musa

Opinion: Averting the road to Venezuela – By Femi Adesina

Let’s tell the story of Venezuela because it bears striking similitude with that of Nigeria. Just like us, Venezuela is rich in oil, very rich. At a time, the county’s problem was not money, but how to spend it. Just like Nigeria. And quite like us again, the South American country did not look inwards. It planted nothing, did not invest in agriculture, since there … Continue reading Opinion: Averting the road to Venezuela – By Femi Adesina

COVID-19 : Finding a Vaccine Is Only the First Step – By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

…No One Will Be Safe Until the Whole World Is Safe It is now abundantly clear that the world cannot fully emerge from its current state of novel coronavirus lockdown until a vaccine is found. Never before have so many lives, livelihoods, and economies depended so much on a single health intervention. But as scientists race to develop potential vaccine candidates, the international community must … Continue reading COVID-19 : Finding a Vaccine Is Only the First Step – By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Opinion: Abba Kyari’s Death, End of a Surrogate Presidency, and the Coming Chaos – By Farooq Kperogi

To say I was shocked by Abba Kyari’s death would be to tell a lie. Being an asthmatic patient who routinely had “breathing problems” that necessitated periodic trips to London hospitals—in addition to being a diabetic who was older than 65—it would have been nothing short of miraculous if he survived COVID-19. In spite of who he was, especially the last five years of his … Continue reading Opinion: Abba Kyari’s Death, End of a Surrogate Presidency, and the Coming Chaos – By Farooq Kperogi

Opinion : PDP should stop their campaign of disorganization – By Garba Shehu

Something must definitely be wrong with Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) if they would-as they did yesterday- dismiss the important national broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari as “disappointing,” a speech for which the European Union, through their Ambassador to Nigeria, congratulated the President, describing it as ‘‘a very powerful address to the nation last night.” But by no means is this the first shocker for … Continue reading Opinion : PDP should stop their campaign of disorganization – By Garba Shehu

Opinion: Land of the feuding elephants – By Dare Babarinsa

09 April 2020 | THE GUARDIAN With the world-wide coronavirus pandemic, no one could predict when the University of Lagos would be opportune to hold its convocation again. The 2019 Convocation was supposed to hold between March 9 and 13 until the Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Wale Babalakin, an old student of UNILAG, protested and the Minister of Education upheld his prayer asking that the ceremony be … Continue reading Opinion: Land of the feuding elephants – By Dare Babarinsa