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Nigeria’s economy post-COVID-19

The outbreak of the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) has redefined and altered a lot of socio-political and economic calculations globally. Largely described as a leveller with no regard for race, age, class or might, the Coronavirus pandemic has thrown the world, including world powers, into a single cage.   Amid the pandemic, economic managers and watchdogs […]

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Nigeria and a failed state status

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was at it again recently. At a function in Abuja, Obasanjo took the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to the cleaners, over the state of the economy, the general insecurity in the country and the obvious cracks in the unity of the country.   The former president was unsparing in his […]

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Rohr: Between results and Eagles’ quality of play…

In four years, Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has managed to deliver good results for Nigeria, but there is no consistent playing pattern for the team. We observe overtime that he makes changes anyhow and insists on ‘rebuilding’. We also feel by now, the team should be solid with new players coming in to challenge […]

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Addressing the root causes of protests

Perhaps, the honeymoon is over between Nigerians and the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. In 2012, just less than three years to the 2015 election which brought in Buhari and swept away former President Goodluck Jonathan, thousands of Nigerians had poured out into the streets to protest the increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit […]

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Nigeria, Buhari and national healing

President Muhammadu Buhari during his national broadcast on Independence Day, rightly stated that there was the need to begin a national healing process. The president also identified correctly that Nigeria has so many faultlines, which have been magnified over the years to issues that have held the nation down. Also, the president identified that beyond […]

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SARS: Grounding Police terror machine

After weeks of protests across states of the federation against the Police 1Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the Inspector- General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday, ordered the disbandment of the tactical unit and other related squads. SARS was formed in 1992 and is one of the 14 units in the Force Criminal Investigation […]

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Eagles’ declining fortunes and transfer window

On October 5, the 2020 summer transfer window ended across Europe, but within England, it is still open till October 16. Premier League clubs splashed £1.24 billion on 105 permanent signings during the period. Despite global financial uncertainty and fans still not being allowed back into the stadia, hundreds of millions of pounds were spent […]

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Insecurity and Nigeria’s corporate existence

For about a decade, Nigeria has been waging a series of muffled wars within its territory. It is up in arms against the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East; it is battling the armed bandits and cattle rustlers in the North-West while still contending with the marauding killer herdsmen in the North- Central part of […]

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Fuel subsidy removal and citizens’ burden

The recent increase in the pump price of fuel not only shocked but dismayed many Nigerians. Coinciding with hike in electricity tariff meant double jeopardy for longsuffering citizens. The Federal Government raised the ex-depot price of petrol from N138 to NN151.56 per litre in September.   The announcement had scarcely been made when marketers increased […]