Category Archives: Politics-

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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Those Who Will Chart a Course for Buhari

Behold the men and women who will chart the course for the government of General Muhammadu Buhari, who assumes office on May 29. These men, made up of a blend of old and new generation, were chosen after weeks of … Continue reading

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IT’S A THINKING PROBLEM

One of my distant mentors, John Maxwell wrote a book on thinking years ago. I was one of those impacted by that book. The book, “Thinking for a Change” made me realise how hard thinking is. Thinking makes a lot … Continue reading

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GMB Means Business – GMB Meets Organized Private Sector in Lagos – Welcome Address – February 2, 2015

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for responding to my invitation. In the course of asking Governor Fashola to set up this meeting, two things occurred to me. The first is that I told him that I meant business by … Continue reading

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Osun State and its enemies by Sam Omatseye

Very often we are reminded that we practise democracy but many in the play betray a military cast of mind. That was what came to mind when I read about the SSS report on Osun State, claiming that the governor … Continue reading

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Nigeria: The Men of Sandhurst

Nigeria: The Men of Sandhurst (January, 15 1966 as reported by Time magazine) Friday, Jan. 28, 1966 Outside the federal parliament building in Lagos, troops with fixed bayonets warned a swarm of curious small boys to “Go ‘way, go ‘way, … Continue reading

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FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT: WHAT GOOD?

There has been considerable publicity before, during and after the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) was passed into law last May. Before this bill finally became law, many articles were written, talks were held and international economic magazines and pundits never … Continue reading

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