Articles and Opinion

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Between the dialectics and the benefits of petroleum subsidy removal

By Paul Njowusi For many years, successive administrations in Nigeria had embraced the scam that the fuel subsidy regime exemplified in the mismanagement...

Hadiza Bala Usman’s 99 errors and Akinola’s grave error

By Ibrahim Sodiq Dr. Bolaji Akinola’s “Hadiza’s Book of 99 Errors,” syndicated in the media last week, is an unmitigated let-down from a...

Inside Mele Kyari’s Gas Credentials

By Femi Soneye In March 2021 a few months before the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) came into force, President Muhammadu Buhari announced the...

Mele Kyari’s Giant Strides at NNPCL, Leveraging Nigeria’s Behemoth

By Femi Soneye When Mele Kyari assumed duty as the Group Managing Director of the now defunct Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on...

Osinbajo’s next move & Mo Ibrahim’s validation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was in Nairobi, Kenya, this weekend to participate in an event organized by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The Foundation...

NNPCL And Appropriateness Of The Transitions Within

by Engr Opeyemi Omolade The defunct Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has undergone a series of transitions from its old order to become...

Oronto Natei Douglas (1966 – 2015): An Exceptional Enthusiast for Justice and Development

By Engr. Ipigansi Okumo “Life is short. Life is short. Life is short. Make hay while the sun shines. Make hay while the...

Senate Presidency: South-South Zone “Lokan” By Sufuyan Ojeifo

I am hugely motivated by the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Abeokuta outburst of “Egbe kin ni yi wa; emi lokan”, meaning “You...

OPEN LETTER TO BAYO ONANUGA

  By Richard Akinnola II My dear Bayo, I hope you are now happy and satisfied, that the National Broadcasting Commission(NBC) has sanctioned...

Nigeria’s Failed Election: Blame Corruption not BVAS

By Sixtus Ekwo The 2023 general elections in Nigeria that produced a new president, national lawmakers, state governors, and state legislators will go...

Tony Elumelu, the last man standing

By Simbo Olorunfemi The 20 years between 1985 and 2005, especially the 90s in between, must pass as the most consequential years in...

“The Elections of February 25” By Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria 

The people of Nigeria demonstrated their dedication to democracy on February 25, but there are many angry and frustrated Nigerians as well as...

By Sola Adeyeye   We need to elevate our contributions to political discourse beyond abusive polemics, snide remarks and derogatory insinuations. Obafemi Awolowo...

Their 8,300 Kilometres Of Lies: A Short Story

By Felix Oboagwina Brother Goke, could I have a word with you? How are you, Deacon, and how are Madam and the children?...

World Cup Final: Its Magnum Opus Or Nunc Dimitis For Messi

By Emmanuel Okara For Lionel Messi, the upcoming showdown against Les Bleu in the finals of the Qatar World Cup will either make...

Can Atlas Lions Roar To Victory Against Les Bleu?

By Emmanuel Okara After the draws for the FIFA Qatar 2022, World Cup was made and Morocco found itself in Group F alongside...