Monthly Archive: September 2017

BEYOND THE NATIONAL DISCOURSE ON RESTRUCTURING: WHAT SHOULD BE THE STATUS OF LAGOS?

BEYOND THE NATIONAL DISCOURSE ON RESTRUCTURING: WHAT SHOULD BE THE STATUS OF LAGOS?

   BEING THE TEXT OF THE PAPER DELIVERED BY ALHAJI OLUFEMI OKUNNU SAN.CON. AS THE GUEST SPEAKER AT THE 2ND INDEPENDENCE  ROUNDTABLE ON NATIONAL DEVEVELOPMENT ORGANISED BY THE ILE BINTIN SOCIAL CLUB,LAGOS  AT FREEDOM...

NIGERIA LACKS SALES PEOPLE TO SELL MADE IN NIGERIA PRODUCTS – 2

NIGERIA LACKS SALES PEOPLE TO SELL MADE IN NIGERIA PRODUCTS – 2

 I attended a ceremony at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, during which a few prominent Nigerians who had made great contributions to the construction industry were inducted into the Hall of Fame. One of them was...

BUHARI’S EMT DELIVERS ANOTHER BOTCHED BUDGET FOR 2017.

BUHARI’S EMT DELIVERS ANOTHER BOTCHED BUDGET FOR 2017.

“Anyone is illusioned who doesn’t get ready for the worst.” C.P. Snow.  Every government eventually gathers its crop of “yes men” – people who are too ready to pronounce what the government would love...

RESTRUCTURING IS A DAGGER IN THE HEART OF POLITY – 2

RESTRUCTURING IS A DAGGER IN THE HEART OF POLITY – 2

“The wretched nurseries of unceasing discord and the miserable objects of universal pity and contempt”. That was the way Alexander Hamilton, 1757-1804, one of the founding fathers of America described nations such as ours...

VP’S FRIGHTENING DISCLOSURE ON OUR ECONOMY

VP’S FRIGHTENING DISCLOSURE ON OUR ECONOMY

Vice President Osinbajo recently made a disclosure about the Nigerian economy which should scare all Nigerians irrespective of political affiliation. According to the VP, a minimum amount of N700 billion must be generated and...

NIGERIA LACKS SALES PEOPLE TO SELL MADE IN NIGERIA PRODUCTS. – 1

NIGERIA LACKS SALES PEOPLE TO SELL MADE IN NIGERIA PRODUCTS. – 1

President Buhari spoke in favour of it. Vice President Osinbajo is in support. In fact, it will be difficult to find any well-informed Nigerian who disagrees with the campaign to “Buy Made In Nigeria...

ALHASSAN AND CO WRECKING CREW MOVES IN ON APC.

ALHASSAN AND CO WRECKING CREW MOVES IN ON APC.

“Better a declared enemy than a doubtful ally.” Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769-1815. VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, VBQ p 48. Ms Aisha Alhassan spoke and millions of men are trembling. It was not because she is...

NBS IN STATISTICAL DECEPTION ON RECESSION.

NBS IN STATISTICAL DECEPTION ON RECESSION.

  “If a man stands with one foot in a bucket of boiling water, the other in a bucket of ice, statistically he is comfortable.” Anonymous. To that, the old iconoclast Mark Twain, 1835-1910,...

RESTRUCTURING: DAGGER IN THE HEART OF THE POLITY.

RESTRUCTURING: DAGGER IN THE HEART OF THE POLITY.

  “Nothing in this world is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, VBQ.  Restructuring, true federalism, resource control etc all amount to me as...

NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT IN 2019 AND THE FORTY DECIDERS.

NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT IN 2019 AND THE FORTY DECIDERS.

“Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.” Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894. That might have been true of Stevenson’s Scotland in the 19th century. It certainly is not true...