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World Bank: Industrialization is route to increasing electricity and solution to poverty (2)

World Bank: Industrialization is route to increasing electricity and solution to poverty (2)

By Francis Ogbimi   The ancient Gaul – modern Western Europe, was very backward when the Roman Empire harnessed it into the empire in 55 B. C. Ancient Gaul enjoyed…

World Bank: industrialization is route to increasing electricity and solution to poverty (1)

World Bank: industrialization is route to increasing electricity and solution to poverty (1)

By Francis Ogbimi   THE GUARDIAN newspaper, the Nigerian edition, Wednesday, February 18th,  p. 24, carried a news item entitled, ‘Lack of electricity stunts economic growth, says World Bank.’  The…

Understanding how economic stagnation puts hold on democratisation

Understanding how economic stagnation puts hold on democratisation

By Francis Ogbimi   It was a grave error for young Nigeria to adopt the British type parliamentary system in 1960 and the less responsible American type presidential system in…

Education and training should be the main issues for the 2015 elections

Education and training should be the main issues for the 2015 elections

By Francis Ogbimi   Education is poorly funded in Nigeria because Nigerian leaders do not know its value.  Nigeria needs education complemented by adequate and appropriate training to promote rapid…

Education and training should be the main issues for the 2015 elections

Education and training should be the main issues for the 2015 elections

By Francis Ogbimi   Education is poorly funded in Nigeria because Nigerian leaders do not know its value.  Nigeria needs education complemented by adequate and appropriate training to promote rapid…

Lack of knowledge doing more harm than corruption in Nigeria (2)

Lack of knowledge doing more harm than corruption in Nigeria (2)

By Francis Ogbimi   However, the theories then classified nations into two categories – simple (primitive) and complex (advanced). African and Latin-American nations were classified as primitive nations while Western…

America was village-nation in 1800: Technology made it world power by 1900

America was village-nation in 1800: Technology made it world power by 1900

By  Francis Ogbimi   Nigeria’s performance as a nation since independence is shameful. The federal and state governments have always been carrying out disjointed activities which lack growth elements and…

Nigeria needs political parties: Present groups are political machines and conspiracies (2)

Nigeria needs political parties: Present groups are political machines and conspiracies (2)

By Francis Ogbimi   Our quantitative analyses show that the variables for planning for true or sustainable growth and industrialization are: 1) N – the number of people involved in…

Nigeria needs political parties: Present groups are political machines and conspiracies (1)

Nigeria needs political parties: Present groups are political machines and conspiracies (1)

By Francis Ogbimi   Nigeria has over 50 political groups. How can anyone say that Nigeria needs political parties? This article falls into the category of billboard articles characteristic of…

University education is for promoting industrialization, not entrepreneurship

University education is for promoting industrialization, not entrepreneurship

By Francis Ogbimi   This title is a bill-board article – one of the articles to be placed on a bill-board so that it can be read by many people…

Nigeria must focus on Appreciating Assets (AAs) – the learning people, to survive

Nigeria must focus on Appreciating Assets (AAs) – the learning people, to survive

By Francis Ogbimi   A nation does not develop from doing just anything or doing things in a haphazard manner. The technologically advanced nation in the West and Asia had…

Federal, State Governments need help: Things all citizens should know to help

Federal, State Governments need help: Things all citizens should know to help

By  Francis Ogbimi   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 foreign to…

Fashola: Scientifically, no industrialization, no reliable infrastructure

Fashola: Scientifically, no industrialization, no reliable infrastructure

By Francis Ogbimi   My column discusses ideas, not individuals. So it rarely mentions the names of individuals. This week, however, the column draws the attention of the Executive Governor…

The educational systems Nigeria needs (2)

The educational systems Nigeria needs (2)

By Francis Ogbimi   In a nation where the educational system indoctrinates, everyone is indoctrinated. The  educated Nigerian, today, is an indoctrinated individual. That is why Nigeria has always been…

The educational systems Nigeria needs (1)

The educational systems Nigeria needs (1)

By Francis Ogbimi   In Nigeria as well as most other African nations, there are many reasons to claim that there is an educational system and that a lot has…

No amount of capital investment builds reliable infrastructural system and transforms economy

No amount of capital investment builds reliable infrastructural system and transforms economy

By Francis Ogbimi   This article falls into the category of articles that I describe as billboard articles – the type of articles that should be displayed on billboards so…

Industrialisation solution to unemployment, not entrepreneurship, not self-employment

Industrialisation solution to unemployment, not entrepreneurship, not self-employment

By  Francis Ogbimi   The title of our article this week is a billboard type, one that ought be placed on a billboard so that many people can read it…

Africa must apply science in production to reduce poverty

Africa must apply science in production to reduce poverty

By Francis Ogbimi   This title of our article this week is again a billboard one – the type of article that should be placed on a billboard so that…

Nigeria needs political parties, present groups are political machines and conspiracies (2)

Nigeria needs political parties, present groups are political machines and conspiracies (2)

By  Francis Ogbimi GSM: 08037062056; e-mail: fogbimi@yahoo.com   Our quantitative analyses show that the variables for planning for true or sustainable growth and industrialization are: 1) N – the number…

Nigeria needs political parties, present groups are political machines and conspiracies (1)

Nigeria needs political parties, present groups are political machines and conspiracies (1)

By Francis Ogbimi  Nigeria has over 50 political groups. How can anyone say that Nigeria needs political parties? This article falls into the category of billboard articles characteristic of this…

Mounting debts in Nigeria: Consequences of mismanagement of the economy (2)

Mounting debts in Nigeria: Consequences of mismanagement of the economy (2)

By Francis Ogbimi   In 1949 when Mao Zedung became the leader of the Chinese people, the economy was in chaos. The Russians on whom the Chinese had depended upon…

Nigeria: Between bloody revolution and industrial revolution

There are basically two types of revolutions. These are bloody (violent) and industrial (intellectual) revolutions. The Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary, Deluxe Second Edition(1979), defines revolution as a complete change…

Unemployment and poverty: Nigeria needs training frameworks

Unemployment and poverty: Nigeria needs training frameworks

By Francis Ogbimi   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…

FG approves local manufacturing of gas cylinders

By Anayo Korie  -  Ag. Energy Editor   Federal Government, in its determination to add value to the gas resources as well as encourage domestic use of gas as future…

Africa must develop scientific capabilities to solve unemployment, poverty and infrastructural problems

Africa must develop scientific capabilities to solve unemployment, poverty and infrastructural problems

Western and Asian nations produce scientific and engineered products today because they possess the necessary scientific and technological capabilities. Western and Asian nations were poor for many centuries when they…

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