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South Korea and Samsung provide the way forward for Nigeria

In October, Samsung had to permanently discontinue the production and sales of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. The decision was taken after several recalls of the phones due to complaints of exploding batteries and incidents of the phones catching … Continue reading

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Sovereign Wealth Funds as Cushion for Lean Purse

The federal government and its federating units are presently facing massive cash crunch due to the sharp decline in oil prices. The country has for decades depend solely on the revenue from oil sales. The federating units send their representatives … Continue reading

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Ori Yato S’ori

In Yoruba culture, Ori, literally meaning “head” refers to one’s spiritual intuition and destiny. It is the reflective spark of human consciousness embedded into the human essence, and therefore is often personified as an Orisha (god) in its own right. … Continue reading

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Nigeria should focus more on Local Direct Investment

Over the past decade, Nigerian government officials have acquired great admiration for foreign direct investment, also known as FDI. There has been a lot of junketing abroad, supposedly to attract FDIs into the country. Actually, FDI has been rising in … Continue reading

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MTN, Regulations and Economic development

In October last year MTN Nigeria was slammed with a $5.2 billion fine by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). This was later reduced by 25% to $3.9billion. The matter is in court and yesterday it was postponed to allow for … Continue reading

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DAWN Can Birth a New Dawn in Odu’a land

When the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) was inaugurated couple of years ago, it was received with excitement by those who believed our nation’s problems can be solved using a regional approach. The DAWN commission was presented as an … Continue reading

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Stephen Harper: The political outsider who sought a conservative revolution

He came to power as an outsider from Calgary determined to knock down the eastern establishment and make conservatism a powerful force in Canada. A decade later, Stephen Harper leaves office with only some of his objectives achieved and with … Continue reading

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The need for nuclear power in Nigeria’s energy mix

Recently, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission announced the ongoing talks between Nigeria and Russia’s Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation to build as many as four nuclear power plants in Nigeria. One of the greatest drawbacks to the country’s economic development is … Continue reading

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The Appointments and Our Political Pundits.

The brouhaha generated by PMB’s yesterday’s appointment is healthy and good for our social and political development, except one thing that I found disturbing. It is that, those who are very educated, well-traveled and exposed also joined the bandwagon that … Continue reading

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Former Strongman, Taking Over Presidency, Raises Hope in Nigeria

Here in the Nigerian capital, the rows of campaign billboards promoting President Goodluck Jonathan have been ripped down. In some places, images of the soon-to-be ex-president have been defaced. Mr. Jonathan, with his legacy of economic and military disasters, cannot … Continue reading

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