All Articles Tagged: Economy

Aliko Dangote

The Scramble for Nigeria: Between Esau and Naboth

As a student in college, I read much of history. I read much about the scramble for Africa by the European powers. I read about how they partitioned Africa and divided the continent among themselves. They came bearing gifts and scattering “civilization” along the way.  They planted schools and tried their best to show the light in a hitherto dark continent. And what was the reason for the rush, for the scramble and for Africa’s eventual partitioning among the super powers? It is, in one word: money. Full article

President Muhammadu Buhari

Does Buhari Need Emergency Powers to Fix the Country?

For about two weeks now, the media, including the online, have been awash with news that the president is seeking additional power outside what our constitution provided to fix the country. Though not many are aware, whistle-blowers say the presidency is putting together a bill that will give the president powers beyond what our constitution envisaged to urgently tackle many issues in various facets of our country. Full article

Theresa May and Muhammadu Buhari

Between President Buhari and PM Theresa May

When you see how democracy works in other lands, and the speed at which the leaders react to the mood of the moment in their countries, sometimes you would think we are jinxed. And sometimes it is difficult to escape, though some may say it is hasty, the conclusion that Buhari was not prepared for the leadership that was thrust upon him. Full article

Who Will Tame Sanusi?

Who will tame Sanusi? I’m not raising an unnecessary alarm, I ask because I’m worried, and we should be worried too.  Who can call this irrepressible Fulani nobleman to order? Who can tame this unguided missile that even strides with swagger where angels dare not, and says indignities and incongruities unbecoming of his position without batting an eyelid? Full article