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Falling Oil Prices: The Raining Day is Here!

Thursday, November 13, 2014
From Qatar to Kuwait all the way to Venezuela, and even in Nigeria, one sound rings clear on the balance sheets of these countries: revenue from oil is declining. The drastic fall of oil prices is making many of the oil producing nations tighten their belts and make adjustments in the national budge ...

National Conference: Amplifying The Nigerians Voices On Social Media

Monday, April 14, 2014
Nigerians have waited so long for this moment. Now it is a reality. Light has dawned on the agitation for the convocation of a national conference to address the various issues affecting the Nigerian polity. The voices of the people are now being heard as their representatives sit to discuss thei ...

2014 Budget: The Mobs are Out!

Saturday, February 8, 2014
The mobs are out again. This time, they are armed with swords and knives ready to slit the throat of any voice of reasoning that is contrary to their view. They have mobbed the 2014 budget with the sole intent of assaulting and making life unbearable for the Nigerian people. For the sake of clar ...

Fuel Subsidy Savings: Let’s Give Honour to Whom It’s Due

Thursday, October 17, 2013
In Nigeria, it is customary for us to throw stones at government officials when they stray off course; and even when they get it right, we still find stones to throw, while we turn blind eyes to their good deeds. Perhaps this is due to the prevalent perception that most of the public officials that ...

Fuel Subsidy Savings: Let’s Give Honour to Whom It’s Due

Thursday, October 17, 2013
In Nigeria, it is customary for us to throw stones at government officials when they stray off course; and even when they get it right, we still find stones to throw, while we turn blind eyes to their good deeds. Perhaps this is due to the prevalent perception that most of the public officials that ...

Budget for a Peaceful Country

Thursday, June 27, 2013
One topic that has generated so much discourse in the Nigerian public space for a long time is the 2013 budget. Right from the primordial planning stages, it has raised so much dust that even the average Nigerian who would ordinarily maintain an indifferent posture has eventually become an active pa ...

Taming the Ghost Workers

Friday, June 14, 2013
Abdullahi M. Seidu For years, ghosts' workers in Nigeria are not meant to be seen on their duty post but clearly visible on the payroll. They crawl under the shadow of darkness to suck dry our common wealth. They are reapers where they have not sown anything Going by the gargantuan amount of ...

The Necessity of Orosanye’s Panel Recommendations

Friday, May 31, 2013
By Abdullahi M. Seidu As a nation, we are accustomed to taking the easy route in accomplishing our objectives, and we expect the government to create desirable change within various sectors of the economy by also driving through shortcuts. But for a lasting change to take root, we need learn the ...