Dakuku Peterside

The Scourge Of Rising Inflation by Dakuku Peterside

An increasing number of Nigerians are being driven into poverty, not by choice, but by the current political and economic climate, shaped by...

Bad Law, Needless Levy By Dakuku Peterside

A few weeks ago, Nigerians were startled by a legislation that had largely escaped public awareness. This legislation, which has since undergone substantial...

The Minimum Wage Issue: Numbers vs Value by Dakuku Peterside

The issue of minimum wage or salary increase or by whatever nomenclature is a complicated policy issue. The wage increase is neither good...

The Dying Public School by Dakuku Peterside 

There has been no remarkable uproar on the public school collapse in Nigeria, affecting primary, secondary, and university education. Our leaders do not...

Electricity tariffs: The limits of shock – By Dakuku Peterside

In Nigeria, many policies that are supposed to catalyse economic growth end up making things worse and complicate matters for the citizen for...

The Parliamentary System Debate By Dakuku Peterside  

The debate over which system of government is most appropriate for a multi-ethnic and geographically diverse Nigeria has suddenly resurfaced. This time, it...

The Morality Question by Dakuku Peterside

There is unarguably a progressive value erosion in our country. This is happening increasingly, and there is no hope of it abating soon....

The States And The Blackout Nation

Many Nigerians believe that restructuring the country or devolving powers from the centre to the sub-nationals is the silver bullet that will solve...

High Cost of Government, Low Outcome by Dakuku Peterside 

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken both symbolic and structural actions to demonstrate his belief that the current high cost of government is...

Growing helplessness of Nigerians over insecurity by Dakuku Peterside

The impact of insecurity in Nigeria is significant, encompassing substantial losses in terms of lives, economic setbacks, and the emergence of humanitarian crises....

Looted funds and Nigeria’s public accountability gaps by Dakuku Peterside

Nigeria lately has been lucky, though, for the wrong reasons. Money has metaphorically been falling from the sky when the nation is in...

Wishful thinking as a state strategy by Dakuku Peterside

It is cultural in Nigeria to wish your loved ones a prosperous new year. There is nothing wrong with having such lofty aspirations....

2023: Reflections and Future Outlooks by Dakuku Peterside

The passing 2023 was a year of significance for Nigeria’s political and economic landscape. Reflecting on the year underscores the need for heightened...

The Drum for Electoral Reforms by Dakuku Peterside

John Dewey, an American philosopher of the 20th century, argued that “we do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on...

Dark Chapter For The Judiciary by Dakuku Peterside

In 1961, the Prime Minister of Nigeria, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, enjoined Justice Adetokunbo Ademola to “never waiver from the truth” and charged him...

George Weah’s Ways By Dakuku Peterside

In his famous drama, Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare penned one of the most recognizable descriptions of greatness: Be not afraid of greatness. Some...