Monthly Archive: August 2017

ASUU AND ITS SELF-MADE PROBLEMS

ASUU AND ITS SELF-MADE PROBLEMS

“If you don’t intend having a compromise, you don’t negotiate at all.” Nelson Mandela. Africa’s greatest leader beside who others appear ordinary or atrocious left behind a piece of advice from which the leaders...

BABA BUHARI IS BETTER; THE ECONOMY IS WORSE

BABA BUHARI IS BETTER; THE ECONOMY IS WORSE

“Nigeria will be out of recession soon, technically. When you achieve 0.01 growth, you are out of recession” according to Professor Charles Soludo, ex-Chief Economic Adviser, ex-Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN....

QUESTIONS ON FG SPENDING ON FEEDING PUPILS

QUESTIONS ON FG SPENDING ON FEEDING PUPILS

“We are committed to providing job creation opportunities for five hundred thousand teachers….5.5 million children are to be provided with nutritious meals through our school feeding programme…” President Buhari, May 29, 2015.  Last week,...

ASUU BLACKMAILING BUHARI’S GOVT FOR JONATHAN’S BREACH OF PROMISE.

ASUU BLACKMAILING BUHARI’S GOVT FOR JONATHAN’S BREACH OF PROMISE.

“I must confess that the government has not fulfill its part of the bargain. Though we are unhappy that ASUU went on this strike without following due process…” said the Honourable Minister of Education,...

AGAIN WE HAVE TRANSITED FROM PRESIDENT TO PROBLEM.

AGAIN WE HAVE TRANSITED FROM PRESIDENT TO PROBLEM.

 Barbara Tuchman, Professor of History at Harvard University and the leading expert on 13th and 14th century European history, has made the point that “History never repeats itself; man does.” Nigerian political history is...

FG REFINANCES DEBT AND ADDS MORE LOANS.

FG REFINANCES DEBT AND ADDS MORE LOANS.

 The recent announcement by the Federal Minister of Finance of the government’s decision to refinance the country’s debt by borrowing dollars at seven per cent instead of locally at between 13 and 18.5 per...

NIGERIA’S POLITICAL JOURNEY TO CHAOS – 2

NIGERIA’S POLITICAL JOURNEY TO CHAOS – 2

“For every folly of their [leaders], [Nigerians] feel the lash.” Horace, 65-8 BC (slightly amended). “In every community, there is a class of people profoundly dangerous to the rest. I don’t mean the criminals....

NIGERIA POLITICAL JOURNEY TO CHAOS

NIGERIA POLITICAL JOURNEY TO CHAOS

“The wind of change is blowing through the continent [Africa]. Whether we like it or not, the growth of national consciousness is a political fact.” Harold Macmillan, British Prime Minister, 1956-62. Macmillan’s government started...

MINISTER AUDU OGBEH’S COMPLAINT ABOUT THE FUTURE.

MINISTER AUDU OGBEH’S COMPLAINT ABOUT THE FUTURE.

Trouble looms if we don’t earn $15bn from non-oil export by 2020. Minister of Agriculture, August 2017. Thank God somebody at the topmost level of the Federal Government has finally put on his thinking...

PROPOSED 2018 BUDGET OF DAYDREAMS AND NIGHTMARES.

PROPOSED 2018 BUDGET OF DAYDREAMS AND NIGHTMARES.

With the inclusion of our current condensates production of 400,000 to 450,000 barrels a day, we have been able to produce more than two million barrels a day at some period this year.” Senator...