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On Okonjo-Iweala and corruption in Nigeria

On Okonjo-Iweala and corruption in Nigeria

 SKC Ogbonnia, Executive Director, Patriots United for Transparency and Accountability in Nigeria (PUTAN) reflects on the recent statement by Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi…

Why Nigerian varsities are poorly ranked

Why Nigerian varsities are poorly ranked

 Sunday Saanu, a public communication expert, reflecting on the recent lecture entitled; “The Nigerian University System and the Search For Global Relevance In The 21st Century”, delivered by the University of…

I’m determined to bring change to Abia –Anyim

I’m determined to bring change to Abia –Anyim

Nyerere Anyim is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State. He spoke to Senior Correspondent, EKENE OKORO, on his ambition, and the determination of the…

The real danger of Naira devaluation

The real danger of Naira devaluation

With this CBN policy, the Naira will never witness any stability If the managers of the Nigerian economy were to be sincere with the nation, they will agree that there…

Why Mbeki’s illicit financial flows report will do little to stem the problem

Why Mbeki’s illicit financial flows report will do little to stem the problem

Kolawole Olaniyan, an author and public affairs analyst, posits that the African Union (AU) Report on Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) from Africa is a significant contribution to the fight against…

Dwindling oil revenue and the Nigerian economy

Dwindling oil revenue and the Nigerian economy

Tayo Ogunbiyi of Lagos State Ministry of Information & Strategy, Alausa- Ikeja, Lagos is of the view that Nigeria can overcome the destabilizing effects of falling oil revenue by diversifying…

Ogun: The mystery 600,000 PVCs

Ogun: The mystery 600,000 PVCs

Soyombo Opeyemi, a public affairs analyst, recalls the struggle for political sovereignty in Nigeria and calls on INEC to explain the circumstances surrounding the mystery 600,000 PVCs in Ogun State…

Nigeria 2015: Will it be Jonathan or Buhari?

Nigeria 2015: Will it be Jonathan or Buhari?

As the countdown to march 28 presidential election begins, Ayodeji Ajayi, a media practitioner, assesses the chances of the two leading candidates, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party…

There’re many areas to be touched in Plateau – Pwajok

There’re many areas to be touched in Plateau – Pwajok

Senator Gyang Pwajok is the Plateau State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the coming governorship election.In this interview with Correspondent, ONOJA AUDU, he spoke on why he wants to…

Obasanjo: What manner of statesman?

Obasanjo: What manner of statesman?

By Yemi Adebisi /  Acting Head, Literary/Arts   In what turned out to be a public display of machismo, former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday, February 16, 2015 tore his…

Multi-national corporations in the Nigerian economy

Multi-national corporations in the Nigerian economy

 Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye, a public affairs analyst writes that much as Multi-National Corporations have contributed immensely to the economic development of Nigeria, there is need for the federal government to…

Osun Election Tribunal: The drama, the facts and the verdict

Osun Election Tribunal:  The drama, the facts and the verdict

Adekunle Owolabi, a public affairs commentator and Law student, submits that the recent verdict of the Osun Election Tribunal that upheld the victory of the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf…

Insurgency, insecurity and 2015 polls

Insurgency, insecurity and 2015 polls

In the backdrop of the postponed Nigerian elections, Iyke Ozemena, a lawyer, insists that it would have been unnecessary if the Military and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had…

ASUU Symposium on 2015 Polls

ASUU Symposium on 2015 Polls

Against the backdrop of political and socio-economic situation in Nigeria, the country’s Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) recently organised a symposium to chart a new way forward. Dr Oludayo…

Re: Nigeria’s woes deepen as Central Bank missteps on currency

Re: Nigeria’s woes deepen as Central Bank missteps on currency

Dr Boniface Chizea, an Economist and public policy analyst, is of the view that the recent report by Bloomberg, a global financial news and tool provider, on current development in…

In free, fair election, I’ll floor Jonathan, Buhari – Onovo

In free, fair election, I’ll floor Jonathan, Buhari – Onovo

The presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Martin Onovo, in this chat with Special Correspondent, IGNATIUS OKOROCHA, faults the candidacy of both Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives…

Campaign finance and abuse of incumbency

Campaign finance and abuse of incumbency

Tunde Salman, writing from Abuja calls for strict regulation of campaign funding for political parties in the country to forestall the current trend of misuse of state resources by incumbents…

2015 Elections: Jega’s postponement and the will of the masses

2015 Elections: Jega’s postponement and the will of the masses

In the wake of controversies surrounding the postponement of the general elections, Alex Akpodiete Atawa , a public affairs analyst based in Asaba, argues that millions of Nigerians could have…

Lagos guber: The edge Ambode has over Agbaje

Lagos guber: The edge Ambode has over Agbaje

Oluwaseyi Stevens, a Media and Public Affairs Analyst, submits that the gubernatorial election in Lagos State is a two-horse race between Akin Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC)and Jimi…

The blind and rape experiences in Oyo state

The blind and rape experiences in Oyo state

Oluwatoyin Adepoju of Splash fm, Ibadan, Oyo state, wants the Nigerian government to pay more attention to protecting the physically challenged from all forms of abuse and rape… Despite the…

Okonjo-Iweala’s response to Charles Soludo’s “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election (II)

Okonjo-Iweala’s response to Charles Soludo’s “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election (II)

Soludo’s claim that 71 percent of Nigerians live below the poverty line is misleading and disingenuous. He uses 2011 statistics on poverty by the NBS to support his argument while…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the missing trillions (II)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the missing trillions (II)

By Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR How did Nigerians evaluate my public service? Unfortunately, we do not have scientific opinion polls on job approval ratings for individual public officers. But if…

Tarzoor has what it takes to make Benue work –Hagher

Tarzoor has what it takes to make Benue work –Hagher

Former Minister and Immediate-past Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada, Iyorwuese Hagher, was recently appointed Director General of the Tarzoor/Ngbede Gubernatorial Campaign Organisation (TARN 2015). In this recent interview, he told Sunday…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the missing trillions (1)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the missing trillions (1)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Finance Minister rebuts claims by erstwhile Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Charles Soludo that President Goodluck Jonathan’s Administration and his economic team…

Okonjo-Iweala’s response to Charles Soludo’s “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election (1)

Okonjo-Iweala’s response to Charles Soludo’s “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election (1)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Finance Minister rebuts claims by erstwhile Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Charles Soludo that President Goodluck Jonathan’s Administration and his economic team…

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