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My dad @ 79

My dad @ 79

By Bukky Osunyikanmi   I thought of writing this piece as part of measures to honour and celebrate my loving dad; Pa Oluyemi Adesuyi, when he is 80 next year. To let the world know you do not need…

Stopping dolarisation of Nigeria’s economy

Stopping dolarisation of Nigeria’s economy

Dr Boniface Chizea, a management consultant and economist, in this piece highlights all the issues around the CBN’s directive to checking dollarization of the Nigerian economy.  It is common knowledge…

Politics of fuel stares at Buhari

Politics of fuel stares at Buhari

 SKC Ogbonnia, chairman of First Texas Energy Corporation, Texas USA, takes a detailed look at the level of politics in the petroleum industry in Nigeria which has kept local production…

Addressing election violence and money politics in Nigeria

Addressing election violence and money politics in Nigeria

Lateef Raji,  special adviser, information and strategy, Lagos State Government, argues that until the business of politics is done by the rules and for the sake of service, violence and…

APC change mantra and judicial industrial crises

APC change mantra and judicial industrial crises

Against the backdrop of recent happenings in Nigeria’s judiciary, Polycarp Onwubiko,author and public affairs commentator based in Awka,wants the incoming All Progressives Congress(APC) government at the centre to implement without…

The 8th Senate: Who wears the crown?

The 8th Senate: Who wears the crown?

Tyo Oota, a public affairs analyst, examines the political scenario in the incoming eighth Senate of the National Assembly and makes some permutations on which geo-political zone the next Senate…

Traditional rulers and Nigerian politics

Traditional rulers and Nigerian politics

Bilkis Bakare, a public affairs analyst, in this piece argues for the inclusion of traditional rulers in the process of governance in Nigeria… In traditional African society, especially in pre-…

CBN’s directive on use of foreign currency in domestic transactions: A confusing signal

CBN’s directive on use of foreign currency in domestic transactions: A confusing signal

 Nduka Ikeyi, discusses the recent CBN’s directive on the use of foreign currencies for local transactions and notes that the directive is illegal as it runs contrary to the provisions…

Democracy in Nigeria and the culture of defection

Democracy in Nigeria and the culture of defection

 Magnus Ugwubujor, a member of the editorial board, Independent Newspapers, takes a look at what motivates the indiscriminate defections by politicians and maintains that Nigeria’s democracy may not be fully…

Presidential election: How PDP plotted its downfall

Presidential election: How PDP plotted its downfall

Edwin Uhara, a public affairs analyst based in Abuja takes an introspective look at some of the blunders responsible for the fall of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the March…

APC, PDP: Same players different formation

APC, PDP: Same players different formation

Osayimwen Osahon George, a public affairs analyst, discusses the indiscriminate defection of Nigerian politicians to other political parties and concludes that defection is made easy because the parties lack distinct political…

Oba and the Lagoon

Oba and the Lagoon

Okafor Udoka, a political analyst, examines Oba Akiolu’s threats to the Igbo within Nigeria’s socio-political context and avers that the threat is counter-productive to the unity of Nigeria in general…

Has our democracy come of age?

Has our democracy come of age?

Raheem Oluwafunminiyi, a public affairs analyst, in this article, x-rays the peaceful March 28, 2015, Presidential and National Assembly elections in Nigeria and concludes that the country’s democracy has come…

The benefits of being in opposition

The benefits of being in opposition

 Yinka Chukwuma, a Lagos-based journalist, posits that states under the opposition party encourage performance as aligning with the ruling party leads to complacency and a false sense of security… Since…

Agenda for the new government

Agenda for the new government

Ebongabasi Ekpe-Juda a Medical Sociologist and Security Awareness Consultant, believes that the task before Nigeria’s President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari is enormous, but to overcome this, he must first root out…

Steps to mitigate climate change in Nigeria

Steps to mitigate climate change in Nigeria

Charles Iyare, an environmental monitoring and evaluation officer, analyses the impact of climate change in Nigeria and proffers possible steps to mitigate it. Nigeria is currently faced with adverse climate…

Presidential election: The morning after

Presidential election: The morning after

Okafor C. Udoka, a Public Affairs commentator, salutes Nigerians and the President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari, on a peaceful and credible presidential election and sets agenda for him…  Indeed, political historians…

Are there hiccups with the draft policy on child labour?

Are there hiccups with the draft policy on child labour?

Against the backdrop of increasing children hawkers in Nigeria,Sandra Eguagie, a public affairs analyst  wants  a rethink of the national policy on child labour… As I walk through the streets…

Are Nigerian youths truly the leaders of tomorrow?

Are Nigerian youths truly the leaders of tomorrow?

Paul John, a public affairs analyst, based in Porthacourt, Rivers State, wants the Nigerian youths to take their destiny in their hands as the country embarks on another round of…

Year 2015 and a reason for peaceful election in Nigeria

Year 2015 and a reason for peaceful election in Nigeria

 Odeyele Ayodeji, an Historian and Public Affairs Commentator, believes that if the ongoing Nigeria’s election is peaceful, free, fair and transparent, it would certainly boost the country’s economy… Elections in…

Elite, leadership and national transformation

Elite, leadership and national transformation

Mr Jimi Agbaje, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State for the forth-coming governorship election, in this rumination, maintains that for national transformation to take…

Plateau has no zoning arrangement – Pwajok

Plateau has no zoning arrangement – Pwajok

Senator resenting Plateau North, Gyang Pwajok, and the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State in this interview speaks on his state’s debt profile and why…

NDIC makes giant strides

NDIC makes giant strides

Recently, NDIC marked its 25th years of corporate service. However, Dr Boniface Chizea, an Economist believes that the primary challenge of the corporation remains finding the capacity for prompt payment…

Human rights for the Nigerian woman and girl child

Human rights for the Nigerian woman and girl child

Against the backdrop of recent celebration of Mother’s Day, Sandra Eguagie Programme Assistant Officer on Environment for Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) wants violence against women and…

Economy moving from disaster to disaster

Economy moving from disaster to disaster

Chief Lawson A. Omokhodion, former Managing Director/CEO of Liberty Bank Plc reflects on the nation’s economy concluding that the federal ministers have many questions to answer…  The drums of the…

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