Opinion

How Nigeria’s 2019 Elections Have Been Rigged, By ‘Tope Fasua

It was indeed a sad day for Nigeria when the debate group gave effect to its illegality and impunity, defied the public’s outcry and demonstrations, and held the vice presidential debate, promoting five parties at the expense of at least 70. The injustice must be redressed and a number of…
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Opinion

Nigeria Is Better Off Selling Palm Oil, Not Crude Oil, By ‘Tope Fasua

...I have done enough research to show that the tethering of our economic fortune to crude oil is totally unnecessary. Another research says that indeed we did not suffer from dutch disease, because more money was spent on agriculture after we had discovered crude oil. We suffered instead from the…
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Opinion

Why Nigeria Needs A True Agricultural Revolution, Not Cliched Rhetoric, By ‘Tope Fasua

Nigeria does well with cassava, yam, potatoes, papaya, sorghum, okra and goat. In these we come between first and third in the world. Paradoxically, we have not seen any deliberate policy that will ensure our sustained relevance in these crops. We have focused on rice instead and left the others…
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Opinion

Has Monetary Policy Reached the End of Its Tether In Nigeria?, By ‘Tope Fasua

We certainly need more activist, more dynamic monetary policy that thinks outside the box in order to get this economy GROWING. Growth should be our focus, in my view, not inflation. Matured economies should worry more about inflation. How can our GDP be growing at per cent and we are…
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Opinion

Why Is Electricity So Expensive In Nigeria?, By ‘Tope Fasua

The reality is that electricity generation has since been demystified away from this idea of large power grids. Young people everywhere have developed smarter, more clever ways of generating electricity and the future is alternative, smart, sustainable and affordable energy. Now is the time to help ourselves as a people.…
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Opinion

The Greatest Conspiracy Against the Nigerian Youth, By ‘Tope Fasua

...this is the biggest conspiracy against the Nigerian youth - the fact that there is much to be built in Nigeria, and they have the energy, passion, exposure, imagination, connectedness, innocence, clear-mindedness, agility to build up the country, but are decidedly being obstructed. The other day my friend, Samson Itodo…
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Opinion

To Rescue Nigeria, We Must Go Into War Mode, By ‘Tope Fasua

I have always advised that Nigeria should go into war mode against poverty and our permanent economic depression. That is how the problem must be approached. Our current and future presidents must see themselves as war-time leaders for as far as the eyes can see. Anything less is just akin…
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Opinion

Federal Republic of Inequality and Oppression, By ‘Tope Fasua

The problem we seem to have is that the oppressors of Nigeria are also holding themselves down. It is said that you cannot actually pin a man down, except you stay down with him. So Nigeria’s oppressors are local champions. If they let Nigerians breathe, and thrive, even they will…
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