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Why African leaders are to blame for Africa’s woes: Restoring hope

The Guardian Sunday, March 30, 2014, p.2, carried the bold heading: “Jonathan Blames Africa’s woes on Powerful Nations.” Under the bold heading, it was reported that President Jonathan blamed the…

Myanmar names winners of 2013 bidding round

The government of Myanmar (Burma) has named Chevron, BG Group, Statoil, Woodside Energy, Shell, and ENI, among others, as selected candidates for its 2013 offshore licensing round. The move follows…

NACCIMA, ODU’ACCIMA, others harp on alternative energy devt

NACCIMA, ODU’ACCIMA, others harp on alternative energy devt

By Anayo Korie Ag. Energy Editor Stakeholders in the Nigerian economy and power sector have appealed to Federal Government to develop the alternative sources of energy like the solar, biomass,…

Africa will remain hopeless continent as long as economists plan for the continent

In 2005, as part of the preparation to the G-8 Summit meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland, the UN Economic Commission for Africa advocated increased aid as a silver bullet for Africa’s…

Scientifically: No industrialization, no reliable infrastructure

Scientifically: No industrialization, no reliable infrastructure

Francis Ogbimi GSM: 08037062056; e-mail: fogbimi@yahoo.com  The title addressed in this column this week is a billboard one. It is one we hope to place on billboards in outline form,…

Federal, state governments need help: Things all citizens should know to help

Federal, state governments need help: Things all citizens should know to help

Francis Ogbimi GSM: 08037062056; e-mail: fogbimi@yahoo.com The educated African has Western education. Sadly, Western education is presented as incantations, mentalities and indoctrination packages.  Heinecke(1986), observed, that Western social sciences are…

Gov. Dickson is wrong: Nigeria failing for avarice and faulty thinking of leaders

Gov. Dickson is wrong: Nigeria failing for avarice and faulty thinking of leaders

Francis Ogbimi GSM: 08037062056; e-mail: fogbimi@yahoo.com A sub-headline on the front page of the Daily Independent newspaper,   Monday, March 12, 2014, read: Why states can’t pay salaries by Dickson…

Industrialisation is solution to petroleum subsidy and perennial long queues, not privatisation/deregulation

Industrialisation is solution to petroleum subsidy and perennial long queues, not privatisation/deregulation

Francis Ogbimi GSM: 08037062056; e-mail: fogbimi@yahoo.com Nigeria is still implementing the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) which the nation adopted  in 1986. The main elements of the Nigerian SAP are: 1)…

Nigeria: A nation walking head-down, doing everything wrong or disjointed (2)

Nigeria: A nation walking head-down, doing everything wrong or disjointed (2)

By Francis Ogbimi All persons are born as crying babies. The baby soon begins to babble (learns how to talk), acquires the competences to talk and talks (Ogbimi, 1990). The…

Federal, state governments’ emphasis on erecting structures cause of Nigeria’s stagnation

I am usually embarrassed listening to leaders in state and federal governments, business men and  business women, lawyers, intellectuals, others,  beg and cry for capital investments especially  Foreign Direct Investments(FDIs)…

Nigeria needs standing framework to realise impact of education on industrialisation (1)

Nigerian youths have been confronted by mass unemployment problem for decades. To some Nigerians, there is no solution to unemployment. To the few in government who are deceiving the ignorant…

Many reasons economists can’t manage our economies well (1)

The title of this article and its contents ought to be placed on a billboard so that they can be read by many people every day in our highly-troubled world…

Let National Dialogue produce innovative Constitution focused on economic democracy, voting for issues (2)

Let National Dialogue produce innovative Constitution focused on economic democracy, voting for issues (2)

By Francis Ogbimi The variables for planning to achieve economic democracy were relegated to the background in Chapter II of the 1979 and 1999 constitutions and described as what government should…

Oil falls to 8-month low, as natural gas drops 5%

Oil falls to 8-month low, as natural gas drops 5%

By Francis Ogbimi, GSM: 08037062056; e-mail: fogbimi@yahoo.com The price of oil at the weekend closed at the lowest level in eight months as traders, worried about bulging supplies of crude oil and…

Let National Dialogue produce innovative constitution focused on economic democracy, voting for issues (1)

My people perish for lack of knowledge, Hosea 4:6. The Nigerian nation is dying for lack of knowledge. Nigeria would not be operating the American presidential constitution if Nigerians were…

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