My fears for 2017 budget

January 8, 2017

LAST week, I had a conversation with a Lawyer friend on thepossibility of the nation’s budget 2017 delivering the goods. TheBarrister asked if I had read the budget document. Of course, he knew Ihave been […]

Oyegun, Saraki and APC Unity

December 11, 2016

JUST last month, I wrote in this column that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) must own its government. The discordant tunes were getting more than plenty. It was as if the government was on […]

APC must own its government

November 21, 2016

The 16-year rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) popularised the “family affair” syndrome and it was a signal to the capacity of that party to settle rifts among its members in the inner caucus. […]

Consolidating made-in-Aba initiative

November 13, 2016

It all started like a dream. Former Deputy Governor of Abia State, whom you can appropriately refer to as an “Aba Boy”, took off with the annual made-in-Aba Trade Fair organised in Abuja as soon […]

NASS and the new transparency agenda

October 30, 2016

AS far as transparency is concerned, it is easy to convict the Nigerian National Assembly of wrong doing in the eyes of even the least informed Nigerian. The Assembly has cropped a bad name since […]

What is good for North-East is good for Lagos

October 23, 2016

On Wednesday October 5, observers of proceedings in the Senate watched as Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, laboured to see through a bill seeking a one percent grant for Lagos […]

Before we sell the presidential jets…

October 9, 2016

THERE is wide gap between populism and political reality. The first is usually very handy on the campaign train when politicians freely banter hopes and paint pictures of the new heaven. The latter is all […]

Corruption war and the plight of IDPs

October 2, 2016

  On September 29, UNICEF, which has been doing a great job cleaning the mess left of Nigeria’s North-East came up with a scary report. First is the scarcity of funds for its operations in […]

National assets for sale

September 25, 2016

Senate President BukolaSaraki  stirred the hornet’s nest on Tuesday when he made a case for sale of national assets while reeling out a 14-point agenda for economic revival. The Senate President had said: “The Executive […]

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