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Give Us Electricity, and We’ll Build Africa, By Olusegun Obasanjo and Greg Mills

...government has a critical role to play in setting a competiveness vision, and acting on its promises by delivering the policies and hardware that enable business to compete. And that starts, in Abia’s case, with turning on the electricity. ‘Give us electricity,’ said Peter Owyia, a cobbler, and ‘I will…
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World Pneumonia Day: Take a Deep Breath and Act Now To Stop Pneumonia, By Keith Klugman

It’s an old adage, but it’s certainly true for pneumonia: prevention is better than cure. Inequity in treatment availability, the risk of antimicrobial resistance, the strain on national health services and ultimately the danger of losing more children’s lives are all greatly reduced when our children are immunised against pneumonia.…
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2018 Appropriation Bill: A Budget of Consolidation, By Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria is currently emerging from a very difficult economic period. If we all cooperate, and support one another, we can consolidate on our exit from the recession and firmly position Nigeria for economic As a government, we are determined to bring succour to our people, improve their lives, and deliver…
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All Change: Nigeria Not An Oil Economy, By Kemi Adeosun

The historical government apathy towards revenue mobilisation is one of the effects of the mistaken identity that saw Nigeria perceive itself as an oil economy. This administration is determined to correct this identity crisis and all its concomitant effects. In that spirit, we launched an ongoing and well received, tax…
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My Random Thoughts: On Lagos, and Accelerating Development Across Nigeria, By Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos is the most thriving cosmopolitan city right now in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to expand capital expenditure such that in another two to three years, Lagos State will become the third largest economy in Africa. I am sharing my thoughts in this article, not necessarily as the governor…
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Citizen-Centred Service Delivery: Partnering With the Youth for Africa’s Transformation, By ‘Doyin Salami

If the many issues and concerns that have been highlighted and well considered, comprehensively engaged and tackled, both at the institutional level and that of the political leadership that motivates its processes, I have no doubt that the Nigerian Civil Service is still uniquely positioned to deliver on and deepen…
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For FRANCIS ABIOLA IRELE – “Olohun-Iyo”, By Wole Soyinka

True, numbers diminish, but we are not thereby Diminished. Memories rack, yet lift Our spirits off the rack of remembrance. Be it The echo of a harsh scrape, decades dimmed, Of a street café chair, rue des Ecoles, puncturing Peals of laughter, a head thrust sideways, Quizzical in contestation –…
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The Future Depends On the Strength of Our Differences, By Taiwo Odukoya

The true greatness of Nigeria is not in its topography or mineral deposits but in the hearts and minds of its people, all of them, unique in language and culture, in ideology and belief. Leaders from every part of the country, from the public and private sectors, from civil society…
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