Opinion

The Unblemished Truth About Nigeria’s Housing ‘Crisis’, By ‘Tope Fasua

Somehow, the super big men who planned Abuja, and who superintend over our other big cities never gave a thought to where those little men who serve them as drivers, cleaners, cooks, chaperons and so on, should live. They just never cared. Yet the true measure of development is to…
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Opinion

Of Princes, Paupers and the Terrible Danger of Overshadowing One’s Children, By ‘Tope Fasua

And for adults, the biggest prayer we can continue to have is to hope that our children surpass us in everything. That is how societies actually improve. Any society that achieves the opposite is on its way to extinction. There are three themes here: 1. A normal person’s joy should…
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Opinion

Can Nigeria Ever Achieve Single-Digit Lending Rates?, By ‘Tope Fasua

...it is far better – and more reasonable and feasible – to achieve a 15 percent growth of the overall economy year on year, while living with double digit interest rates and double-digit inflation. That is what we should be targeting for now. There are too many sectors of the…
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Opinion

Why Nigerian States and LGs Cannot Sustain Themselves, By ‘Tope Fasua

...the local governments and states are unable to self-sustain not because the federal government is taking too much from us all (and indeed they are), but because rather than all of us being responsible to our commonwealth, and building this, we are more interested in eating till we drop, while…
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Opinion

The South-East of Nigeria Knows Little Poverty Compared to the Rest, By ‘Tope Fasua

...the people from South-East Nigeria are certainly not the worst off people in Nigeria. They just happen to be the most difficult to please, and probably impossible to impress. They are doing better than most. And why? Not because the government has been nice to them, but actually the opposite.…
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Opinion

IMF and Nigeria’s Taxation System: Organising Our Selves and Our Country, By ‘Tope Fasua

The thing is that we all know the right things to do in this country. Nigerians travel too often – more often than any other peoples on earth – and we see how other countries are run. It’s certainly not rocket-science. It’s all about ORGANISING The entire document from IMF…
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Opinion

The Other Cases Against Independent Candidature, By ‘Tope Fasua

...it places emphasis on superstardom and individualism, and does not allow for the leadership skills of candidates to be tested beyond their personal convictions about their own prowesses. I have written on these pages before that what Nigeria really needs is a million leaders; a leadership revolution. This is because…
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